State of the Union


State of the Union

President Juncker's first State of the Union Speech before the European Parliament

The Commission and its Priorities


President Juncker at a registration centre in Passau


President Juncker visits registration centre – EU refugee relocation to start

President Juncker visits a registration centre for refugees in the German city of Passau, close to the German-Austrian border. On Friday, the first refugees will be relocated from Italy to Sweden under the EU's new emergency relocation scheme.

Internal Market, labour mobility and transatlantic data transfers discussed

Weekly meeting06/10/2015

Internal Market, labour mobility and transatlantic data transfers discussed

The Commission held an orientation debate on the internal market and on labour mobility. It also discussed data transfers to the United States and launched a consultation on the EU's partnership with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.

President Erdoğan and President Juncker


EU-Turkey: Draft Action Plan on support of refugees and migration management

President Juncker handed over to the Turkish President Erdoğan a Draft Action Plan for stepping up cooperation between the EU and Turkey on support of refugees and migration management. Work is ongoing to reach agreement on the details.

Law and Policies

The European Commission is active in many policy areas and is the starting point for the EU's law-making process.

Funding and public contracts

A huge range of funding opportunities exists to support programmes and projects.

Life, work and travel in the EU

Your EU rights: problem solving and complaints