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Roaming charges ended in the European Union on 15 June 2017. Europeans travelling within EU countries will 'Roam Like at Home' and pay domestic prices for roaming calls, SMS and data.

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Pierre Moscovici © EU
04/10/2017 - Business, taxation and competition

The reboot would improve and modernise the system for governments and businesses alike. Overall, over €150 billion of VAT is lost every year, meaning that Member States miss out on revenue that could be used for schools, roads and healthcare.

Jyrki Katainen, Elzbieta Bienkowska © EU
03/10/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Institutional affairs

To strengthen the Single Market and as part of the continuous effort to stimulate investment in the EU, the Commission has put forward an initiative to carry out procurement more efficiently and in a sustainable manner, while making full use of digital technologies to simplify and accelerate procedures. 

UK and EU flags © EU
03/10/2017 - Institutional affairs

Sufficient progress on the EU’s priority aims, a prerequisite for negotiating any transition period or future relationship between the EU and UK, has not been achieved, MEPs say. 

Stars reaching out from map of Europe © EU
28/09/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / International aid, development and cooperation

Following the adoption by the European Parliament and the Council, the European Commission immediately starts the implementation of its ambitious External Investment Plan to boost investments in Africa and the EU Neighbourhood.

Padlock on laptop and hand on keyboard © EU
28/09/2017 - Justice and citizens’ rights / Security and defence

The Commission is presenting guidelines and principles for online platforms to increase the proactive prevention, detection and removal of illegal content inciting hatred, violence and terrorism online.

Representation of people on map of EU © EU
27/09/2017 - Asylum and migration / Security and defence

The Commission is proposing to update the Schengen Borders Code to adapt the rules for the reintroduction of temporary internal border controls to the current needs to respond to evolving and persistent serious threats to public policy or internal security.

27/09/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Transport and travel
Slices of various fruits © EU
26/09/2017 - Food, farming and fisheries

Today the Commission issued a set of guidelines on the application of EU food and consumer laws to dual quality products, as announced by President Juncker in this year's State of the Union speech.

Frans Timmermans and Matti Maasikas © EU
25/09/2017 - Institutional affairs

The Council began preparations for the October European Council by discussing a provisional agenda. Ministers also discussed the priorities for the Commission’s 2018 Work Programme and closed the excessive deficit procedure for Greece. 

Valdis Dombrovskis, Marianne Thyssen © EU
25/09/2017 - Employment and social rights

The European Commission has entered into further discussions with trade unions and employers' organisations at EU level on how to modernise the rules on employment contracts, in order to make these contracts fairer and more predictable for all types of workers.

Valdis Dombrovskis © EU
21/09/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The European Commission is today launching a new EU agenda to ensure that the digital economy is taxed in a fair and growth-friendly way. The Communication adopted by the Commission sets out the challenges Member States currently face when it comes to acting on this pressing issue and outlines possible solutions to be explored.

Donald Tusk © EU
20/09/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, addressed the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on behalf of the EU, on 20 September 2017.

Valdis Dombrovskis © EU
20/09/2017 - Economy and the euro

European consumers, investors and businesses will benefit from stronger and more integrated financial markets, thanks to plans by the Commission to reform the EU's supervisory architecture.

Andrus Ansip, Julian King, Mariya Gabriel © EU
19/09/2017 - Security and defence

To equip Europe with the right tools to deal with cyber-attacks, the European Commission and the High Representative are proposing a wide-ranging set of measures to build strong cybersecurity in the EU. 

Jyrki Katainen, Elzbieta Bienkowska © EU
18/09/2017 - Business, taxation and competition

The renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy brings together all existing and new horizontal and sector-specific initiatives into a comprehensive industrial strategy. 

Frans Timmermans © EU
15/09/2017 - Institutional affairs / Justice and citizens’ rights

Increasing democratic legitimacy in the EU through stronger citizen participation is among the Ten Priorities of the Juncker Commission. To continue delivering on this commitment, the European Commission adopted two legislative proposals to revise the European Citizens' Initiative Regulation and the Regulation on European Political Parties and Foundations.

Gebäude des Europäischen Parlaments in Straßburg © EU
15/09/2017 - Institutional affairs

State of the Union debate, free wifi in public spaces, gas supply security and more funding to tackle youth unemployment: check out the plenary overview. 


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