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EU welcomes outcome of G7 summit in Japan

News27/05/2016

EU welcomes outcome of G7 summit in Japan

The EU led efforts for an ambitious G7 declaration that reflects global political will to boost economic resilience, tackle the global migration challenge and fight terrorism among others.

Open Day 2016 of the European Institutions

Announcements27/05/2016

Open Day 2016 of the European Institutions

On Saturday 28 May, the European Institutions open their doors to the public. Open Day 2016 carries the European Union's spirit, "United in diversity". The European Commission will open the Berlaymont building.

Commission adopts its monthly infringements' package

Press release26/05/2016

Commission adopts its monthly infringements' package

The European Commission acts to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. This month's package includes three referrals to the Court of Justice, 22 letters of formal notice, 11 reasoned opinions and 83 closures.

Commission makes an important step towards a Digital Single Market

Weekly meeting25/05/2016

Commission makes an important step towards a Digital Single Market

The Commission wants to boost e-commerce by tackling geoblocking and making cross-border parcel delivery more affordable. It also wants to create a fairer environment through updated EU audiovisual rules and tables a new approach to online platforms.

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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

Press release27/05/2016

CALENDRIER du 30 mai au 5 juin 2016

Press release20/05/2016

CALENDRIER du 23 mai au 29 mai 2016

Press release13/05/2016

CALENDRIER du 16 mai au 22 mai 2016

Press release29/04/2016

CALENDRIER du 2 mai au 15 mai 2016

Press release27/05/2016

EU announces new funding to support post-conflict process in Colombia

Press release27/05/2016

State aid: Commission clears closure of lignite-fired power plants in Germany

Press release27/05/2016

State aid: Commission clears €2.13 billion aid to alleviate social and economic impact of closing 26 uncompetitive coal mines in Spain

Press release26/05/2016

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of building materials group Italcementi by HeidelbergCement, subject to conditions

Press release26/05/2016

Finland adopts the SME initiative: easier access to funding for start-ups and small businesses

Press release26/05/2016

Financial services: Commission requests BULGARIA, HUNGARY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA and SLOVAKIA to comply with EU rules on the acquisition of agricultural land

Press release26/05/2016

14 new projects approved under the Partnership Instrument to boost the EU's cooperation with partners in Asia and the Americas

Press release26/05/2016

Facility for Refugees in Turkey: €47 million to strengthen migration management and to support education of Syrian refugees

Press release26/05/2016

Financial services: Commission refers POLAND to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to implement EU rules on Deposit Guarantee Schemes

Press release26/05/2016

Commission refers Poland to Court of Justice of the EU because of restrictions to some imported biofuels and biofuel raw materials

Press release26/05/2016

EU increases humanitarian support to Ecuador by €4 million following deadly earthquake

Press release26/05/2016

State aid: Commission endorses UK National Broadband Scheme for 2016-2020

Press release25/05/2016

14 new primary health care centres to be built across Ireland, supported by the Investment Plan for Europe

Press release25/05/2016

Commission proposes new e-commerce rules to help consumers and companies reap full benefit of Single Market

Press release25/05/2016

Forty years of investments have improved Europe’s bathing water

Press release25/05/2016

Commission updates EU audiovisual rules and presents targeted approach to online platforms

Press release25/05/2016

Antitrust: Commission fines Pometon € 6.2 million for participation in steel abrasives cartel

Press release24/05/2016

Mergers: Commission approves AB InBev's acquisition of SABMiller, subject to conditions

Press release24/05/2016

Investment Plan for Europe: GBP 525m European backing for Beatrice windfarm off Scottish coast in the UK

Press release24/05/2016

Micro-enterprises to benefit from first EaSI microfinance deal in Estonia

Press release24/05/2016

Commission awards exemplary projects protecting nature across Europe

Press release23/05/2016

European Commission specifies criteria for banks to hold easily 'bail-inable' instruments in case of resolution

Press release23/05/2016

European Union commits to action at the World Humanitarian Summit

Press release23/05/2016

State aid: Commission finds Danish transmission system operator's contract with DONG Energy does not involve State aid

Press release20/05/2016

European Union helps reshape international assistance at the World Humanitarian Summit

Press release20/05/2016

Investment Plan for Europe: More than 100 billion euro of investments less than one year into Fund

Press release20/05/2016

10 key changes for tobacco products sold in the EU

Press release19/05/2016

Armenia joins Horizon 2020 to work with EU in research and innovation

Press release19/05/2016

Commission adopts first Report on progress in the fight against trafficking in human beings

Press release19/05/2016

EU announces €19 million new support for women and girls' empowerment at ''Women Deliver'' Conference

Press release19/05/2016

Commission reports on state of fundamental rights in the EU

Press release19/05/2016

State aid: Commission launches in-depth investigation into alleged aid to Belgian glass producer Ducatt

Press release19/05/2016

State aid: Commission clarifies scope of EU State aid rules to facilitate public investment

Press release18/05/2016

Spring 2016 European Semester package: Commission issues country-specific recommendations

Press release18/05/2016

Relocation and Resettlement: EU Member States must act to sustain current management of flows

Press release18/05/2016

College discusses a draft Rule of Law Opinion on the situation in Poland

Press release13/05/2016

EU to provide €55 million for the people of Burundi

Press release13/05/2016

Investing in creativity: 25 years of MEDIA programme celebrated at Cannes Film Festival

Press release13/05/2016

Commission proposes better workers' protection against cancer-causing chemicals

Press release12/05/2016

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Wabtec’s proposed takeover of railway equipment manufacturer Faiveley

Press release12/05/2016

Facility for Refugees in Turkey – Steering Committee accelerates and scales up implementation

Press release12/05/2016

Back to Schengen: Council adopts Commission proposal on next steps towards lifting of temporary internal border controls

Press release11/05/2016

Mergers: Commission prohibits Hutchison's proposed acquisition of Telefónica UK

Press release09/05/2016

Investment Plan for Europe: First EFSI deal signed in Greece by EIF and ProCredit Group to provide loans for innovative SMEs

Press release06/05/2016

President Juncker appoints the first Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the European Union

Press release04/05/2016

Commission proposes €1.8 million from Globalisation Fund to Belgium to support former workers from Carwall, Caterpillar Belgium and Doosan

Press release04/05/2016

European Commission opens way for decision by June on visa-free travel for citizens of Turkey

Press release04/05/2016

European Commission proposes visa-free travel for the people of Kosovo

Press release04/05/2016

Back to Schengen: Commission takes next steps towards lifting of temporary internal border controls

Press release04/05/2016

Towards a sustainable and fair Common European Asylum System

Press release04/05/2016

European Commission appoints a new Director-General to its department for International Cooperation and Development

Press release03/05/2016

Commission welcomes agreement to make public sector websites and apps more accessible

Press release03/05/2016

EU supports UNICEF and WHO with €3 million in humanitarian aid for polio vaccinations in Syria

Press release03/05/2016

Capital Markets Union: Commission supports crowdfunding as alternative source of finance for Europe's start-ups

Press release03/05/2016

Spring 2016 Economic Forecast: Staying the course amid high risks

Press release02/05/2016

State aid: Commission gives final approval to existing guarantee ceiling for German HSH Nordbank

Press release29/04/2016

Georgia joins Horizon 2020, the EU's Research and Innovation Programme

Press release29/04/2016

Commission adopts proposal by social partners to improve the working conditions in the fishing sector

Press release29/04/2016

New EU rules for a simpler, faster and safer Customs Union come into force

Press release29/04/2016

Mergers: Commission approves container liner shipping merger between CMA CGM and NOL, subject to conditions

Press release29/04/2016

State aid: Commission authorises support for renewable energy in Italy

Press release28/04/2016

EU has today announced new actions to tackle irregular migration and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa

Press release28/04/2016

Commission protects the EU's Single Market and acts against the discrimination of drivers from other Member States in GERMANY and the UNITED KINGDOM

Press release28/04/2016

Rail transport: Commission refers the Netherlands to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to comply with safety and interoperability rules

Press release28/04/2016

Port labour: Commission refers SPAIN to the Court of Justice for the second time

Press release28/04/2016

Water: Commission refers GERMANY to the Court of Justice of the EU over water pollution caused by nitrates

Press release28/04/2016

Taxation: Commission refers Germany to Court for failing to amend VAT rules for travel agents

Press release28/04/2016

Environmental Impact Assessment: Commission refers POLAND to the Court of Justice of the EU over inadequate assessment of exploratory mining drillings

Press release28/04/2016

Antitrust: Commission seeks feedback on commitments by ISDA and Markit on credit default swaps

Press release28/04/2016

Commission welcomes European Parliament's backing for new rules to prevent manipulation of financial benchmarks

Factsheet26/05/2016

May infringements' package: key decisions

Factsheet25/05/2016

Joint Conclusions on the Economic Reform Programmes

Factsheet25/05/2016

BOOSTING E-COMMERCE IN THE EU

Factsheet25/05/2016

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET – COMMISSION UPDATES EU AUDIOVISUAL RULES AND PRESENTS TARGETED APPROACH TO ONLINE PLATFORMS

Factsheet20/05/2016

The European Union at the World Humanitarian Summit: Priorities and Commitments

Factsheet20/05/2016

The G7 Summit in Japan on 26 and 27 May 2016: the European Union’s role and actions

Factsheet18/05/2016

European Semester 2016 Spring Package explained

Factsheet13/05/2016

25 years of the MEDIA programme

Factsheet13/05/2016

Commission proposes better workers' protection against cancer-causing chemicals

Factsheet11/05/2016

Mergers: Commission prohibits Hutchison's proposed acquisition of Telefonica UK – Factsheet

Factsheet04/05/2016

Implementing the EU-Turkey Agreement – Questions and Answers

Factsheet04/05/2016

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

Factsheet04/05/2016

Questions & Answers: Reforming the Common European Asylum System

Factsheet04/05/2016

Questions & Answers: Third Report on Progress by Turkey in fulfilling the requirements of its Visa Liberalisation Roadmap

Factsheet28/04/2016

Second package of measures approved to tackle the root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa

Factsheet28/04/2016

The April infringements' package: key decisions

Press release27/05/2016

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Daily News 18 / 05 / 2016

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Daily News 17 / 05 / 2016

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Daily News 13 / 05 / 2016

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Daily News 12 / 05 / 2016

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Daily News 11 / 05 / 2016

Press release10/05/2016

Daily News 10 / 05 / 2016

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Daily News 03 / 05 / 2016

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Speech26/05/2016

Speech by Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič at the Energy Fest (Start Up Event) in Amsterdam

Speech26/05/2016

President Jean-Claude Juncker's remarks at the joint press briefing with European Council President Tusk ahead of the G7 Summit

Speech25/05/2016

Remarks by First Vice-President Timmermans at the European Parliament on the preparation of the G7 Summit

Speech25/05/2016

Remarks by Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis at the May ECOFIN press conference

Speech25/05/2016

Commissioner Moscovici's opening remarks at the Eurogroup press conference

Speech24/05/2016

Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissaire chargé de l'action pour le climat et de l'énergie - discours d'ouverture du 1er Forum d’affaires euro-algérien sur l’énergie

Speech23/05/2016

Speech by Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc on her vision for investment in Transport

Speech23/05/2016

Discours du Président Juncker à la Conférence des Présidents des Parlements de l'Union européenne

Speech20/05/2016

Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos following the Justice and Home Affairs Council

Speech19/05/2016

Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos and EU Anti-trafficking coordinator Myria Vassiliadou on the occasion of the presentation of the first progress report on trafficking in human beings

Speech18/05/2016

Speaking points by Commissioner Thyssen on the Spring 2016 European Semester package

Speech18/05/2016

Remarques du commissaire Pierre Moscovici sur le Paquet "Semestre européen" du printemps 2016

Speech18/05/2016

Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis on the Spring 2016 European Semester package

Speech17/05/2016

Speech by Commissioner Jonathan Hill at the public hearing on the 'Call for Evidence' - a review of the EU regulatory framework for financial services

Speech15/05/2016

Speech by European Commission Vice-President Ansip at the 69th Cannes Film Festival

Speech12/05/2016

Remarks by First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Avramopoulos to the European Parliament Plenary Session

Speech09/05/2016

Commissioner Moscovici's opening remarks at the Eurogroup press conference

Speech06/05/2016

Speech by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the Award Ceremony of the Charlemagne Prize to Pope Francis

Speech05/05/2016

Remarks by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the Panel discussion on the "State of the European Union" with European Parliament President Schulz, European Council President Tusk and Prime ...

Speech03/05/2016

Press statement by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the EU-Japan Leaders' Meeting

Speech03/05/2016

Commissioner Pierre Moscovici presents the 2016 Spring Economic Forecast

Speech29/04/2016

Video message by Commissioner Jonathan Hill at the First Single Resolution Board Conference

Statement27/05/2016

G7 Ise-Shima Leaders' Declaration

Statement26/05/2016

Joint Statement on the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement/Free Trade Agreement, Ise-Shima, 26 May 2016

Statement24/05/2016

Joint Statement by Commissioner Avramopoulos and Canadian Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship John McCallum following their meeting in Toronto on 23 May

Statement24/05/2016

Joint Statement on the outcomes of the World Humanitarian Summit

Statement20/05/2016

Changes for tobacco products sold in the EU: Statement by Commissioner Andriukaitis

Statement18/05/2016

Erklärung des EU-Kommissionspräsidenten Jean-Claude Juncker zum Tod von Fritz Stern

Statement18/05/2016

Joint statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the latest developments in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Statement12/05/2016

US Labor Department, European Commission roundtable addresses ways to help the long-term unemployed get back to work

Statement11/05/2016

Statement by Commissioner Vestager on competition decision to prohibit Hutchison's proposed acquisition of Telefónica UK

Statement05/05/2016

Statement by the HR/VP Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner for Humanitarian aid and Crisis management Christos Stylianides on the attack on a refugee camp in northern Syria

Statement02/05/2016

Statement by Commissioner Vestager on announcement by Halliburton and Baker Hughes to withdraw from proposed merger

Statement30/04/2016

Joint Statement by Commissioner Neven Mimica and Commissioner Karmenu Vella on the protection of elephants in the African continent

Statement29/04/2016

Statement by Commissioner Thyssen ahead of International Workers' Day