The European Parliament gave its strong support to the new European Commission with 423 votes in favour, 209 against and 67 abstentions.
The EU has proposed a ban on fish imports from Sri Lanka over concerns about illegal fishing. It is satisfied, however, that several other countries are committed to tackling the problem.
The winners of the 2014 EU Prize for Literature have been announced, honouring 13 new and emerging writers from across Europe with a €5000 award.
A competition where Europe’s most promising young scientists presented their research projects to an international panel concluded this week at a glittering awards ceremony in Warsaw.
Improving labour mobility – workers' willingness and ability to switch jobs or move to other regions to work – is crucial for European economies, according to a recent joint Commission-OECD report.
Hundreds of events promoting sustainable transport across Europe will take place over the next seven days as the 13th edition of European Mobility Week gets underway.
President Barroso has insisted that that there can be no military solution to the crisis in Ukraine, and that time is quickly running out to reach a compromise.
Nearly 270,000 students from across Europe took part in the EU's Erasmus exchange programme in 2012-13, the highest number in its 27-year history.
New figures show improved conditions across all markets in Europe, though services and the energy sector give cause for concern.
The EU has more than halved mobile data roaming charges for people travelling within Europe this summer and aims to eliminate roaming charges entirely by 2016.
The EU is calling for action to protect small food companies from unfair practices used by some of the bigger manufacturers and supermarkets in the industry.
Following the crash of the Malaysian Airlines plane in Ukraine, Vice-President Kallas today activated the EU aviation crisis cell to manage the effects on airspace and to guarantee the safety of flights.
When you're in another EU country, the European Health Insurance Card makes seeing a doctor or going to hospital easier. It can save you time and money.
Jean-Claude Juncker has been elected President of the European Commission by a strong majority of 422 votes in the European Parliament plenary session.
The EU has proposed higher recycling targets in a bid to transform Europe's economy into one where nothing is wasted, supporting sustainable growth.
Growth and employment, strengthening citizens’ rights and a stronger role for Europe in the world will be Italy’s priorities during its 6-month presidency of the EU.
The EU has outlined a plan to maximise job opportunities in environment-friendly sectors and support workers as the economy becomes “greener”.
EU leaders met in Brussels, where they signed Association Agreements with Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine and designated Jean-Claude Juncker as next Commission President.
The EU wants to hear your views: how can the supply of drinking water in Europe be improved, to guarantee everyone affordable access to clean, safe water?
The Commission assesses progress towards cutting red tape and announces new plans for simplifying EU rules to boost growth and jobs.
The EU's food safety early warning network cemented its vital role in keeping dangerous food products off the shelves in 2013, and aims to lead the fight against fraud.
The EU has announced plans to guarantee better working conditions and reduce work accidents in Europe.
The EU has proposed measures to ensure the security of its energy supply in the light of recent world events.
The European Commission has today adopted a series of economic policy recommendations to individual Member States to strengthen the recovery that began a year ago.
The EU is to make it easier for governments to help companies as part of an overhaul of rules designed to boost growth and encourage research and innovation.
With the aim of improving the health of millions in developing countries, the EU is more than doubling its funding for vaccines and immunisation worldwide.
The EU has said it plans to impose a full ban on driftnet fishing in European waters over concerns about the threat posed to protected species.
To celebrate Europe Day, the EU institutions will be opening their doors to the public in May. Join the celebrations with guided tours, debates and concerts, or take part online.
Plans to encourage more private sector involvement in the EU’s development work in the world’s poorest countries were published this week by the European Commission.
The EU has presented an action plan to help make better, responsible use of Europe's ocean resources.
The winners of the 2014 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage have been presented with their awards for excellence in conservation and heritage-related work.
The EU economic outlook is strengthening. While leading indicators point to GDP growth gaining momentum in the near term, the conditions for a sustained recovery in the medium term are also improving.
1 May 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the biggest enlargement in the EU's history with the addition of 10 new member states, most of them from Central and Eastern Europe.
What has the European Commission done for you in the last five years? Today, the European Commission has published a snapshot of some of the main achievements that it has delivered for citizens and businesses across Europe over the last five years.
Checks on travel websites significantly improve compliance with consumer rights, with 62% now abiding by EU rules.
Gaps in gender equality in Europe are shrinking, but the rate of progress is slow, according to an annual EU report published today.
The EU is launching a consultation to gather ideas about how mobile technology could be used to improve health services in Europe, leading to potential savings of €99bn.
Three years of efforts to improve the lives of Roma people in Europe are starting to have visible results, says an EU report published today – but more remains to be done.
Nominations by political parties and EU-wide debates seek to increase participation and give citizens more say in the future direction of the European Union.
The EU’s annual review of its efforts to encourage reform in neighbouring countries to the east and south shows mixed results for 2013.
A record number of safety alerts were issued by the EU’s early warning system for dangerous products (RAPEX) in 2013, which also saw a marked rise in the proportion of unsafe items from China.
On 27 March, over 150 EU citizens will be in Brussels to debate the future of Europe, at the EU's invitation. To get involved in the debate, post your questions and comments on Facebook and Twitter - #EUdeb8.
President Barroso has welcomed the ambitious common positions reached at the March European Council on Ukraine, climate and energy, and savings tax, all of which he said reinforced the EU's global ambitions.
The Commission will step up efforts to improve water quality, infrastructure and sanitation, following success of first European Citizens’ Initiative.
EU sets out new approach to help companies in financial trouble and give budding entrepreneurs a second chance.
The EU wants to focus in the next few years on progress towards the European area of freedom, justice and security.
The EU is taking action to ensure that EU countries comply with the rule of law by introducing a “warning tool” to help resolve problems early on.