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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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04/05/2017 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / International aid, development and cooperation

The European Commission and the High Representative/ Vice-President have set out today the EU's political priorities and concrete proposals for a stronger strategic partnership with Africa.

Michel Barnier © EU
03/05/2017 - Institutional affairs

The College of Commissioners has today sent a recommendation to the Council to open the Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom. It includes draft negotiating directives. This legal mandate follows the adoption on Saturday by the European Council of political guidelines. 

Map of EU with illustration of cross-border business © EU
02/05/2017 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

Today's package of measures will make it easier for people and companies to manage their paperwork online in their home country or when working, living or doing business in another EU country and it will help ensure that commonly agreed EU rules are respected.

02/05/2017 - Employment and social rights / Statistics
Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk © EU
02/05/2017 - Institutional affairs

The Special European Council (Article 50), in an EU 27 format, adopted the guidelines for the Brexit negotiations. The guidelines will define the framework for negotiations and set out the overall EU positions and principles during the talks. The European Council will update the guidelines in the course of the negotiations as necessary. 

A tree © EU
28/04/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Justice and citizens’ rights

Today the European Commission adopted a guidance document on access to justice in environmental matters which clarifies how individuals and associations can challenge decisions, acts and omissions by public authorities related to EU environmental law before national courts.

A landscape © EU
27/04/2017 - Energy, environment and climate

The Plan consists of 15 actions to be carried out by 2019 to rapidly improve the implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives, which are the EU's flagship nature policies.

Construction works
27/04/2017 - Institutional affairs

In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas, aim to ensure the proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses.

"European Pillar of Social Rights" banner on the Berlaymont building © EU
26/04/2017 - Employment and social rights

Today, it delivers on its promise to adopt its proposal for the European Pillar of Social Rights. The Pillar sets out 20 key principles and rights to support fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems. 

Fishing boats in Malta © EU
19/04/2017 - Economy and the euro / Energy, environment and climate / EU regional and urban development

Today the European Commission launches a new initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the Western Mediterranean region.

Representation of people on map of EU © EU
12/04/2017 - Asylum and migration

Today, the Commission adopted its eleventh progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken since 2 March 2017.

Globe with EU member states in yellow and yellow stars © EU
11/04/2017 - International aid, development and cooperation

New figures confirm that the European Union and its Member States have consolidated their place as the world's leading aid donor in 2016.

Věra Jourová © EU
10/04/2017 - Justice and citizens’ rights

Today, the European Commission publishes the 2017 EU Justice Scoreboard which gives a comparative overview of the efficiency, quality and independence of justice systems in the EU Member States.

View on Parliament building in Strasbourg © EU
07/04/2017 - Institutional affairs

MEPs overwhelmingly approved a resolution setting out Parliament's priorities for the negotiations concerning the UK's withdrawal from the EU during this week's plenary session in Strasbourg. In addition MEPs urged European authorities to establish new checks to prevent car emissions fraud and also approved stricter rules to ensure the safety of medical devices as well as plans to enable more flexibility regarding the EU's long-term budget.

Woman holding mobile phone © EU
06/04/2017 - Consumer affairs and public health / Research and innovation

The abolition of retail roaming surcharges, now scheduled for 15 June 2017, will enable consumers to call text and use mobile data for the same cost at home and while travelling in another EU country, and transfer data across borders from another EU member state for the same cost as at home.

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06/04/2017 - Asylum and migration / Enlargement, external relations and trade

The international community gathered in Brussels offered support to Syrians in securing a peaceful future. The participants made pledges of $6 billion to meet the needs of the populations inside Syria and neighbouring countries. They also condemned the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian Government and ISIL/Daesh. 


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