The European Commission has today proposed tough new transparency rules for intermediaries - such as tax advisors, accountants, banks and lawyers - who design and promote tax planning schemes for their clients.
The EU's innovation performance last year continued to grow despite somewhat uneven progress observed around Europe.
As of tomorrow, 15 June 2017, roaming charges in the European Union will no longer apply. President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani, Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat, on behalf of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, issued the following statement:
"The European Union is about bringing people together and making their lives easier. The end of roaming charges is a true European success story.
One year ago, the European Commission and four major social media platforms announced a Code of Conduct on countering illegal online hate speech.
The Commission is today opening a public debate on the future direction of defence in an EU of 27.
Commission sets out possible ways forward for the deepening of Europe's Economic and Monetary Union
The European Commission is today taking action to modernise European mobility and transport. The aim is to help the sector to remain competitive in a socially fair transition towards clean energy and digitalisation.
Today, the Commission has put the European Solidarity Corps on a firm footing by proposing a budget for the next three years and a dedicated legal base.
Feeding into the discussion on the future direction of the EU at 27, the Commission today held an orientation debate on the future of European defence.
"It was with great sadness and profound shock that I learnt of the brutal attack that struck Manchester.
It breaks my heart to think that, once again, terrorism has sought to instil fear where there should be joy, to sow division where young people and families should be coming together in celebration.
I would like to convey my deepest sympathies to Prime Minister May and to the British people.
Today we mourn with you. Tomorrow we will work side by side with you to fight back against those who seek to destroy our way of life. They underestimate ours and your resilience – these cowardly attacks will only strengthen our commitment to work together to defeat the perpetrators of such vile acts."