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European Council urges swift decision on CETA


European Council urges swift decision on CETA

On day two, the European Council held a full debate on trade policy, starting with its importance for jobs and growth and the need to quickly modernise the EU's trade defence instruments. 

European Council discusses migration and external relations


European Council discusses migration and external relations

On the first day of its Summit, the European Council welcomed progress across the comprehensive migration strategy that the Commission has put in place, and called for urgent implementation of the work that remains.

A robust trade policy for jobs and growth

Weekly meeting19/10/2016

A robust trade policy for jobs and growth

The Commission urged Member States to support proposals to strengthen European defences against unfair trade. The College also discussed the latest developments regarding the EU-Canada trade agreement (CETA) and appointed the members of the European Fiscal Board.

Investing in a pipeline that unites: the Balticconnector


Investing in a pipeline that unites: the Balticconnector

A first gas interconnector between Finland and Estonia will end the long lasting gas isolation of Finland and help, boosting security of supply and bringing an economic lift to the region.

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Weekly meeting19/10/2016

A robust trade policy for jobs and growth

Weekly meeting12/10/2016

Progress towards Security Union

Weekly meeting04/10/2016

Promoting youth employment

Weekly meeting28/09/2016

Mandatory Transparency Register and progress on managing migration

Weekly meeting13/09/2016

Ahead of the State of the Union Speech and debate

Weekly meeting07/09/2016

Enhancing aviation security and industrial competitiveness

Weekly meeting31/08/2016

Commission preparing for the State of the Union speech and debate

Weekly meeting27/07/2016

Focus on rule of law in Poland and fiscal situation of Spain and Portugal

Weekly meeting20/07/2016

Driving Europe's transition to a low-carbon economy

Weekly meeting13/07/2016

Completing the reform of the Common European Asylum System

Weekly meeting05/07/2016

EU-Canada trade deal to be signed by governments; next steps on tax transparency and security

Weekly meeting27/06/2016

Commission discusses UK Referendum results and prepares for European Council

Weekly meeting22/06/2016

An ambitious vision for EU-China relations

Weekly meeting15/06/2016

Progress in managing the refugee crisis and scientific criteria for endocrine disruptors

Weekly meeting07/06/2016

Migration: 'Blue Card' reform, integration and new partnership with third countries

Weekly meeting01/06/2016

College focusses on InvestEU, EU standards, Glyphosate and Poland

Weekly meeting25/05/2016

Commission makes an important step towards a Digital Single Market

Weekly meeting18/05/2016

Commission issues Country-Specific Recommendations and takes fiscal decisions

Weekly meeting10/05/2016

Preparing the next steps under the European Semester

Weekly meeting04/05/2016

Towards a sustainable and fair Common European Asylum System

Weekly meeting27/04/2016

A new integrated EU policy for the Arctic

Weekly meeting20/04/2016

Commission paves the way towards a Security Union and reports on EU-Turkey Agreement

Weekly meeting12/04/2016

Commission proposes public tax transparency rules for multinationals

Weekly meeting06/04/2016

Reforming the European Asylum System and strengthening border management and security

Weekly meeting16/03/2016

College discusses next steps with Turkey, relocation and resettlement

Weekly meeting08/03/2016

Towards a Pillar of Social Rights, reformed rules for posted workers and a rebalancing of the economy

Weekly meeting02/03/2016

Faster crisis response within the EU: new Emergency Assistance instrument proposed

Weekly meeting24/02/2016

College debates country reports and VAT Action Plan

Weekly meeting17/02/2016

College prepares for migration and UK focus at summit

Weekly meeting10/02/2016

Migration: Progress on priority actions and call for urgent action

Weekly meeting05/02/2016

Commission adopts Opinion on Portugal's 2016 Draft Budgetary Plan

Weekly meeting02/02/2016

Fight against terrorist financing and adoption of Schengen Evaluation Report on Greece

Weekly meeting27/01/2016

Tighter rules for cars; Pillar of Social Rights; Schengen, Bulgaria and Romania

Weekly meeting19/01/2016

Commission works towards better criminal data sharing

Weekly meeting13/01/2016

Rule of law in Poland: Commission starts dialogue

Weekly meeting09/12/2015

Creating a Digital Single Market

Weekly meeting02/12/2015

Combatting terrorism, Circular Economy and better accessibility for people with disabilities

Weekly meeting24/11/2015

Reinforced protection for depositors in Europe and support for refugees in Turkey

Weekly meeting18/11/2015

Control of Firearms, Energy Union and Neighbourhood Policy Review

Weekly meeting11/11/2015

Completing Banking Union: debate on a European Deposit Insurance Scheme

Weekly meeting27/10/2015

Juncker Commission adopts second annual Work Programme

Weekly meeting21/10/2015

Deepening EMU and Fiat and Starbucks tax decisions

Weekly meeting14/10/2015

Managing the refugee crisis and redrawing EU trade strategy

Weekly meeting06/10/2015

Internal Market, labour mobility and transatlantic data transfers discussed

Weekly meeting30/09/2015

Capital Markets Union Action Plan and EU budget support in the refugee crisis

Weekly meeting23/09/2015

Management of the refugee crisis: Commission shows the way forward

Weekly meeting16/09/2015

Commission proposes reform for resolving investor-to-state disputes

Weekly meeting02/09/2015

Commission seminar: Tackling the challenges ahead

Weekly meeting22/07/2015

Kick-starting investment; changing EFSM; supporting workers and refugees

Weekly meeting15/07/2015

€35 billion for Greece mobilised; progress towards Energy Union

Weekly meeting07/07/2015

College discusses situation in Greece and TTIP

Weekly meeting01/07/2015

EMU and EU budget discussed; defunct proposals withdrawn

Weekly meeting24/06/2015

Commission appoints new Secretary-General; reshuffles senior management

Weekly meeting17/06/2015

Making Corporate Taxation fairer and more transparent

Weekly meeting09/06/2015

On the path to a more social Europe

Weekly meeting03/06/2015

Commission unveils actions to tackle animal testing

Weekly meeting27/05/2015

Commission fulfils its commitment to act swiftly on migration

Weekly meeting19/05/2015

Better Regulation Agenda: Enhancing transparency and scrutiny

Weekly meeting13/05/2015

Commission heralds Migration Agenda and CSRs

Weekly meeting06/05/2015

A Strategy for the Digital Single Market

Weekly meeting28/04/2015

New European Agenda on Security

Weekly meeting22/04/2015

Commission reviews GMOs, meets African Union, sends Statement of Objections to Gazprom

Weekly meeting15/04/2015

Commission opens Google antitrust proceedings

Weekly meeting25/03/2015

Digital Single Market: Commission agrees areas for action

Weekly meeting18/03/2015

Commission presents Tax Transparency Package and welcomes French Prime Minister Valls

Weekly meeting10/03/2015

Progress on economic policy and investment - geopolitics discussed

Weekly meeting04/03/2015

College debates migration and neighbourhood and receives A. Merkel

Weekly meeting25/02/2015

Energy Union and Economic Governance

Weekly meeting18/02/2015

College debates fairer taxation and launches consultation on Capital Markets Union

Weekly meeting10/02/2015

Informal European Council to focus on Security, Greece and Ukraine

Weekly meeting04/02/2015

€1bn for youth employment and kicking off Energy Union

Weekly meeting28/01/2015

Commission launches work on establishing a Capital Markets Union

Weekly meeting21/01/2015

A fresh look at European Security

Weekly meeting13/01/2015

€315 bn Investment Plan: Fund for Strategic Investments proposed

Weekly meeting10/12/2014

Juncker Commission takes oath of independence at the Court of Justice

Weekly meeting03/12/2014

College meets with Latvian government ahead of its EU Presidency

Weekly meeting25/11/2014

Opening the windows: Commission commits to enhanced transparency

Weekly meeting19/11/2014

Weekly College meeting discusses greater transparency

Weekly meeting12/11/2014

Second College meeting of the Juncker Commission

Weekly meeting05/11/2014

First College meeting of the Juncker Commission

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CALENDRIER du 24 octobre au 30 octobre 2016

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CALENDRIER du 17 octobre au 23 octobre 2016

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CALENDRIER du 10 octobre au 16 octobre 2016

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CALENDRIER du 3 octobre au 9 octobre 2016

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CALENDRIER du 26 septembre au 2 octobre 2016

Press release21/10/2016

Investing in infrastructure that unites: first gas interconnector between Finland and Estonia ends energy isolation

Press release20/10/2016

Commission puts forward commitments to reach global targets in sustainable urban development

Press release19/10/2016

Commission urges Member States to support proposals to strengthen European defences against unfair trade

Press release18/10/2016

EU and China discuss trade, investment, overcapacity and cooperation on state aid control at the 6th High-level Economic and Trade Dialogue

Press release18/10/2016

Managing migration effectively: Commission reports on progress in the implementation of the Partnership Framework with third countries

Press release18/10/2016

Commission proposes first research partnership in the Mediterranean to increase food and water sustainability

Press release18/10/2016

EU and Eastern Partners to step up cooperation on environment and climate action policies

Press release17/10/2016

EU announces €50 million in support for Cape Verde for growth and poverty reduction

Press release17/10/2016

10th EU Anti-Trafficking Day: Commission calls for intensified efforts to address new challenges

Press release14/10/2016

EU Solidarity Fund: Commission supports Germany after the floods in Bavaria

Press release14/10/2016

European Commission appoints new Head of Representation in Lithuania

Press release13/10/2016

New EU rules guarantee legal aid in criminal proceedings

Press release13/10/2016

EU launches Mobility Partnership with Belarus

Press release13/10/2016

European Court of Auditors signs off the EU accounts for 9th year in a row

Press release13/10/2016

L'Union européenne renforce son soutien au Burkina-Faso

Press release13/10/2016

State aid: Commission invites comments on revised criteria for implementing unproblematic state support for ports and airports

Press release12/10/2016

Urban Agenda: new knowledge sources available for Europe's cities

Press release12/10/2016

The EU and Tunisia start negotiations on visa facilitation and readmission

Press release12/10/2016

European Commission appoints new Deputy Director-General in its Budget department

Press release12/10/2016

European Agenda on Security: First report on progress towards an effective and sustainable Security Union

Press release11/10/2016

EU and Egypt to step up cooperation on socio-economic development

Press release10/10/2016

Economic Partnership Agreement with southern African countries enters into effect

Press release10/10/2016

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into HeidelbergCement and Schwenk's joint acquisition of Cemex Croatia

Press release10/10/2016

State aid: Commission approves amended Slovenian support scheme for renewable energy and high-efficiency cogeneration

Press release07/10/2016

The European Union steps up support for victims of deadly hurricane Matthew

Press release07/10/2016

Mergers: Commission clears joint acquisition of Slaney Foods JV and Slaney Proteins by ABP Group and Fane Valley

Press release07/10/2016

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of telecommunications provider TDC Sweden by Tele2

Press release07/10/2016

European Commission imposes anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel products

Press release07/10/2016

Commission welcomes landmark international agreement to curb aviation emissions

Press release07/10/2016

Cohesion Policy at work: key outcomes of EU investments in 2007-2013

Press release07/10/2016

Mergers: Commission seeks feedback on certain aspects of EU merger control

Press release06/10/2016

Commission proposes deep-sea fishing opportunities ensuring the sustainable exploitation of vulnerable species

Press release06/10/2016

Securing Europe's external borders: Launch of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency

Press release05/10/2016

Brussels Conference on Afghanistan: continued international support for Afghanistan’s political and economic stability and development

Press release04/10/2016

Brussels Conference on Afghanistan: realising Afghanistan's economic potential and reinforcing the role of women

Press release04/10/2016

A New Europass Framework: helping people make their skills and qualifications more visible

Press release04/10/2016

Commission report highlights progress of the Youth Guarantee and of the Youth Employment Initiative

Press release04/10/2016

Facility for Refugees in Turkey: Commission Reports on Progress in Fourth Steering Committee

Press release04/10/2016

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Faiveley by Wabtec, subject to conditions

Press release04/10/2016

Facility for Refugees in Turkey: Commission Reports on Progress in Fourth Steering Committee

Press release04/10/2016

Brussels Conference on Afghanistan: the European Union announces financial assistance to support reforms in Afghanistan

Press release04/10/2016

EU strengthens trade rules against goods used for capital punishment and torture

Press release04/10/2016

Paris Agreement to enter into force as EU agrees ratification*

Press release29/09/2016

The European Union steps up its support to Mali

Press release29/09/2016

Road transport: Commission refers Germany to Court over discriminatory road charging

Press release29/09/2016

European Commission and EIB present guidance paper on the Eurostat treatment of PPPs

Press release29/09/2016

Commission refers the United Kingdom to the Court over its failure to protect marine species

Press release29/09/2016

European Union - Tunisia: enhanced partnership and more EU support for Tunisia's democratic transition

Press release28/09/2016

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed Deutsche Börse/LSE merger

Press release28/09/2016

Delivering on migration and border management: Commission reports on progress made under the European Agenda on Migration

Press release28/09/2016

Delivering on transparency: Commission proposes mandatory Transparency Register for all EU institutions

Press release28/09/2016

Commission proposes to modernise and strengthen controls on exports of dual-use items

Press release28/09/2016

Facility for Refugees in Turkey: EU signs grants worth €600 million to help refugees on education and health

Press release28/09/2016

State aid: Commission approves Polish scheme to support high-efficiency co-generation of heat and power

Press release27/09/2016

Union for the Mediterranean commits to fight structural unemployment

Press release27/09/2016

One year on: High Level Group presents key recommendations to make access to the European Structural and Investment Funds easier for businesses.

Press release27/09/2016

Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to International Skating Union on its eligibility rules

Press release26/09/2016

European Commission appoints new Head of Representation in Ireland

Press release23/09/2016

Customs Union: Number of counterfeit goods seized by EU authorities continued to rise in 2015

Press release23/09/2016

EU pushes for further tightening of wildlife trade rules at global summit on wildlife conservation

Press release23/09/2016

End of roaming charges in the EU in 2017: Commission agrees on new approach to make it work for all Europeans

Press release22/09/2016

European Commission proposes Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement with Cuba

Press release22/09/2016

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Vattenfall Europe Generation and Vattenfall Europe Mining by EPH and PPF Investments


Ending energy isolation of the Eastern Baltic Sea region: how the Balticconnector – gas pipeline between Estonia and Finland – works


The European Fiscal Board: Questions and Answers


Questions & Answers: PRIMA initiative


Q&A on legal aid


European Court of Auditors signs off the EU accounts and records another year of continued progress on compliance


Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) EPA Group


MEMO: 39th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organisation


Questions & Answers: the new European Border and Coast Guard Agency


Questions and Answers: Communication on the Youth Guarantee and Youth Employment Initiative


Questions and Answers: The new Europass Framework


Managing the Refugee Crisis, EU-Turkey Statement


Strengthening trade rules against goods used for capital punishment and torture


L'Union européenne poursuit son engagement en faveur du développement et de la stabilisation du Mali


Launch of the EPEC-Eurostat Guide to the Statistical Treatment of Public-Private Partnerships


September infringements' package: key decisions


Questions and answers: Supporting Tunisia’s transition: a strategic priority for the EU


Questions & Answers: A coordinated EU approach for temporary internal border controls


Implementing the EU-Turkey Statement – Questions and Answers


Questions & Answers: Proposal for an Interinstitutional Agreement on a mandatory Transparency Register


EU-Swiss relations


EU position for the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)


End of roaming charges in the EU in 2017: Questions and answers on fair use policy and other preparatory measures

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Remarks by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the signing ceremony of the "Balticconnector" pipeline with Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas and Finnish Prime Ministe...


Commissioner Crețu at the Opening Plenary Session of the United Nations Habitat Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development


Keynote speech by European Commissioner Věra Jourová on the review of consumer policy - 2016 European Consumer Summit


Speech by Vice-President Ansip at the Consumer Summit 2016 - Consumers matter: making the most of data and the digital world


Discours prononcé par le commissaire Pierre Moscovici à l'occasion de la conférence fiscale de l'Opinion – "la révolution fiscale aura-t-elle lieu?"


Speech by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the 20th anniversary of the European Policy Centre - "The road to Rome: from crisis management to governing the EU"


Speech by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the autumn reception of the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)


Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič: Let's work together for better cities


Opening remarks of Commissioners Avramopoulos and King on the First report on progress towards an effective and sustainable Security Union


Speech of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics at the China-EU Education Ministers Conference "Staying connected: why we need to strengthen our cooperation on education"


Statement by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the opening of the ‘The missing lives of Cyprus' photo exhibition at the European Parliament


Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference


Commissioner Moscovici's introductory remarks at the Eurogroup press conference


Discours du Président Jean-Claude Juncker lors de la conférence publique pour les 20 ans de l'Institut Jacques Delors / Notre Europe


Speech of Vice-President Šefčovič at the Inter-Parliamentary Meeting of the European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources (EUFORES)


Discours du Président Juncker lors de remise du Prix de l'Engagement européen par l'Ordre des avocats du barreau de Paris


Keynote speech by Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis at the Peterson Institute


Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos at the launch of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency


Vice-President Šefčovič - "The European workforce and the energy transition"


Speech by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the European Parliament Plenary Session – Preparation of the European Council meeting of 20 and 21 October 2016


Remarques du Président Jean-Claude Juncker lors de la cérémonie de signature de l'Accord de Paris (COP21) au Parlement européen


Speaking points by Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete on the ratification of the Paris agreement


Speech by Vice-President Ansip at the Digital Assembly 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia: "Europe should not be afraid of data"


Speech of Vice-President Šefčovič at FEPS event “The new social contract: A fair transition” – Launch of the report and discussion


Opening remarks of First Vice-President Timmermans on the Commission proposal for a mandatory Transparency Register covering all EU institutions


Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos at the Press Conference following the College Meeting of 28 September


Opening address by Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc to the Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)


Speech by Commissioner Jourová to the Legal Affairs Committee and EU Affairs Committee in the Bundestag: Anti-money Laundering, European Public Prosecutor's Office, Digital Contracts, an...


United Against Hate Speech on the Web: Where do we stand? - Speech by Commissioner Jourová at Conference with German Justice Minister Maas


Discours de Jean-Claude Juncker, Président de la Commission européenne, à la session plénière du Comité économique et social européen


Message from Jean-Claude Juncker on the occasion of the 20th anniversary celebrations of the European Voluntary Service


Joint statement by Vice-President Dombrovskis and Commissioner Thyssen on the occasion of the 'International day for eradication of poverty'


Letter from President Juncker to the President and the Members of the European Council on progress in the implementation of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey


Statement by Commissioner Avramopoulos on the adoption by the Council of the Commission's proposal to create a European Travel Document for Return


Commission welcomes landmark deal to curb international aviation emissions


Condolence message by President Juncker on the passing away of former President of the Slovak Republic, Michal Kováč


Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on « an emergency humanitarian ini...


Ministers approve EU ratification of Paris Agreement