The EU’s flagship research and innovation programme – Horizon 2020 - will see €15bn invested in job-creating projects in its first 2 years alone.
EU presents best practices to soften the impact of restructuring and redundancies on workers and social conditions.
The EU is proposing guidelines to ensure that employers make details of traineeships clear in advance, and that traineeships equip young people for permanent employment.
The EU has unveiled radical plans to tighten patrols of its sea borders in a bid to prevent the death of migrants seeking to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean.
The EU has proposed new rules to protect businesses when confidential information is stolen or misused. The rules aim to encourage innovation and collaboration.
Changes to EU corporate tax rules seek to increase revenues for national budgets and level the playing-field by closing loopholes used by some companies to avoid paying tax.
Thousands of artists and arts professionals in European cinema, television, music, literature, the performing arts and heritage will benefit from increased EU funding.
The EU has used the proceeds of the Nobel Prize to help children affected by wars receive an education.
Package of economic and budgetary recommendations sets priorities for 2014, including tackling unemployment and restoring bank lending to the economy.
The EU could radically reduce its use of disposable plastic carrier bags over the next 4 years, under plans put forward this week by the Commission.
The European economy has started growing again in the second quarter of this year. Over the past months, there have been encouraging signs that the economic recovery will continue.
The Commission’s plans for 2014 will focus on EU growth, getting people back to work and a push to implement pending proposals.
In his statement after the October European Council, President Barroso outlined discussions which had taken place on access to finance for SMEs, regulatory fitness, the trade agreement with Canada, the forthcoming Eastern Partnership Summit, and the issue of migration and refugees.
EU leaders to discuss the digital economy, economic and social policy, the Eastern Partnership Summit and the Lampedusa tragedy.
From the food we eat to the clothes we wear, the products of European farmers’ labour surround us. A new EU campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the importance of agriculture in our everyday lives.
The European Commission has unveiled its annual progress report and recommendations on prospective new member countries.
A quarter of adults in the EU lack the basic skills needed to succeed in a modern knowledge economy, according to a new survey.
The Commission is simplifying – and even withdrawing – EU rules and regulations. The aim is to make life easier for businesses and citizens and foster economic growth.
A dozen new or emerging authors from around Europe have been declared winners of the 2013 EU Prize for Literature.
A new EU initiative will help give young people the computer skills they need to prosper in the 21st Century.
A new strategy for managing forests in the EU will protect the environment while also aiming to create new jobs in rural areas.
23 September sees the launch of one month of online debates on jobs, banks, social rights, and e-commerce. Individuals, organisations and policy-makers will together trade ideas that could change Europe.
New strategy seeks to harmonise telecoms sector, ban roaming charges, cut red tape for businesses and introduce new rights for users and service providers.
In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Barroso made a rallying call to 'all those that care about Europe, whatever their political or ideological position, wherever they come from, to speak up for Europe'.
This G20 summit should send a strong message of confidence that the recovery will continue, says President Barroso ahead of the summit, today in Saint Petersburg.
The EU presses ahead with plans to regulate the shadow banking system that helped spawn the credit crunch.
You don’t need to go far in Europe to see outstanding historical or cultural artefacts. Whether you are heading for foreign shores this summer or indulging in armchair travel, fit some into your itinerary.
Positive or negative, chances are you have an opinion on the EU and its policies. Share these views in person, or join an online conversation.
Water at nearly all of Europe’s beaches – and most of its rivers and lakes – are clean enough to swim in. And the quality is improving.
New EU office would investigate crimes involving EU money and prosecute suspects in national courts.
New strategy to ensure Europe attracts international students and gives its own graduates the skills for an international career.
New EU approach to tackling poverty and environmental problems would pool funding and improve policy coordination.
Commission proposal would see €22bn invested in research and innovation for health, transport and the environment over the next 7 years.
New rules strengthen existing rights Europeans going on traditional package holidays, and extend protection to those creating their own holiday package by choosing which components to put together.
Agreement reached on changes to EU agricultural policy, starting 2014 – support for sustainable farming, more help for new farmers, and a more even distribution of funding between EU countries.
Croatia has become the 28th country to join the EU. The official ceremony took place in Zagreb on 30 June and celebrations carried on late into the night.
Credibility, growth and openness are Lithuania’s priorities as it takes over the 6-month EU presidency on 1 July. Progress on each will be easier now national leaders have agreed on a budget for 2014-20.
Unemployment among young people, small companies and increasing lending will all be on the agenda when the EU’s political leaders meet on 27 and 28 June.
Local associations, companies, research centres, non-governmental organisations and local authorities are all showcasing what they are doing to promote sustainable energy from 24 to 28 June – EU sustainable energy week 2013.
Commission calls on EU leaders to agree on practical measures to tackle youth unemployment and create a business-friendly environment for small companies.
G8 leaders focus on trade and the economy, taxation and business corruption at annual meeting – 17 and 18 June.
Proposal would extend EU rules on mandatory exchange of personal financial information to cover all income.
Action plan tackles fall in demand, environmental challenges and unfair competition with focus on cost-cutting and innovation.
The number and availability of new types of drugs continued to rise in 2012, challenging EU efforts to combat illegal drugs and reduce addiction.
European experts seek to fine-tune EU approach to environmental protection at annual Brussels meeting – 4-7 June.
Package of recommendations for 23 EU countries, as well as the eurozone, which offers guidance on budgetary and economic policies for 2013-14
President Barroso welcomed the commitment at European Council to make progress on energy policy and tax evasion and fraud.