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Spring Economic Forecast: staying the course amid high risks

News03/05/2016

Spring Economic Forecast: staying the course amid high risks

The Commission expects economic growth in Europe to remain moderate. According to its spring forecast, euro area growth is expected to be 1.6% and EU growth 1.8% in 2016.

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News03/05/2016

World Press Freedom Day 2016

The Commission marks the World Press Freedom Day with the announcement of a colloquium on media pluralism and democracy, by issuing a statement by High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini and an article by Commissioner Oettinger.

New decrease in roaming charges before their end in June 2017

News29/04/2016

New decrease in roaming charges before their end in June 2017

As of 30 April, calling, texting or surfing online from another Member States (roaming) gets cheaper. As from mid-June 2017, Europeans will pay the same price whether they use their mobile devices at home or somewhere else in the EU.

Commission adopts its monthly infringements' package

Press release28/04/2016

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 six referrals to the Court of Justice, two letters of formal notice, 35 reasoned opinions and 113 closures.

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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 release29/04/2016

CALENDRIER du 2 mai au 15 mai 2016

Press release25/04/2016

CALENDRIER du 25 avril au 1er mai 2016

Press release15/04/2016

CALENDRIER du 18 au 24 avril 2016

Press release12/04/2016

CALENDRIER du 11 avril au 17 avril 2016

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

Press release27/04/2016

A new integrated EU policy for the Arctic adopted

Press release27/04/2016

European Commission appoints a new Director-General to the Publications Office of the European Union

Press release26/04/2016

EU proposes new approach to better support displaced people through its external action

Press release26/04/2016

Commissioner Mimica visits Senegal

Press release25/04/2016

Ahead of 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster the EU steps up its contribution to nuclear safety

Press release25/04/2016

Capital Markets Union: Taking stock of the progress made so far

Press release25/04/2016

Ahead of 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster the EU steps up its contribution to nuclear safety

Press release25/04/2016

El Niño - EU plans to step up funding in new approach to address global food crises

Press release25/04/2016

Protecting European consumers: toys and clothing top the list of dangerous products detected in 2015

Press release22/04/2016

Antitrust: Commission seeks feedback on commitments offered by Paramount Pictures in pay-TV investigation

Press release21/04/2016

Paris Agreement signing ceremony in New York – the EU calls for swift ratification

Press release21/04/2016

Fighting illegal fishing: Warnings for Kiribati, Sierra Leone and Trinidad & Tobago, while Sri Lanka is delisted

Press release20/04/2016

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Equens and its subsidiary PaySquare by Worldline, subject to conditions

Press release20/04/2016

European Agenda on Security: Paving the way towards a Security Union

Press release20/04/2016

European Commission proposes visa-free travel for citizens of Ukraine

Press release20/04/2016

Managing the Refugee Crisis: Commission reports on implementation of EU-Turkey Statement

Press release20/04/2016

Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Google on Android operating system and applications

Press release20/04/2016

Rail Transport: Landmark deal will deliver better rail services to passengers

Press release19/04/2016

European Cloud Initiative to give Europe a global lead in the data-driven economy

Press release19/04/2016

Commission sets out path to digitise European industry

Press release19/04/2016

EU provides €83 million to improve conditions for refugees in Greece

Press release19/04/2016

Facility for Refugees in Turkey: Commission delivers an additional €110 million under the implementation of EU-Turkey agreement

Press release18/04/2016

New measures approved to improve stability and tackle the root causes of irregular migration

Press release18/04/2016

EU supports Ecuador following deadly earthquake

Press release18/04/2016

The Investment Plan for Europe comes to Greece

Press release15/04/2016

European Commission appoints new Head of Representation in Rome

Press release15/04/2016

Europe-wide campaign launched to promote sustainable work and healthy ageing for all

Press release13/04/2016

State aid: interim report of sector inquiry on electricity capacity mechanisms shows significant shortcomings

Press release13/04/2016

EU high level delegation of HR/VP Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioners to visit Iran

Press release13/04/2016

EU Official Development Assistance reaches highest-ever share of Gross National Income

Press release12/04/2016

European Commission appoints new Directors-General to lead its departments for Informatics and for Interpretation, names three Deputy Directors-General

Press release12/04/2016

Lack of visa reciprocity with the U.S., Canada and Brunei: European Commissions assesses state of play and discusses next steps

Press release12/04/2016

Implementing the Roadmap Back to Schengen: Commission assesses Action Plan prepared by Greece

Press release12/04/2016

Relocation and Resettlement: EU Member States urgently need to deliver

Press release12/04/2016

European Commission proposes public tax transparency rules for multinationals

Press release11/04/2016

EU Justice Scoreboard 2016: learning from each other to improve the effectiveness of national justice systems

Press release08/04/2016

EU boosts aid to Ethiopia amid worsening drought

Press release08/04/2016

Antitrust: successful market opening allows early termination of commitments in Deutsche Bahn case

Press release08/04/2016

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into support for Romanian petrochemical company Oltchim

Press release07/04/2016

VAT Action Plan: Commission presents measures to modernise VAT in the EU

Press release06/04/2016

Commission launches discussion on future framework for stronger and smarter information systems for border management and internal security

Press release06/04/2016

Stronger and Smarter Borders in the EU: Commission proposes to establish an Entry-Exit System

Press release06/04/2016

Commission presents options for reforming the Common European Asylum System and developing safe and legal pathways to Europe

Press release06/04/2016

Security: EU strengthens response to hybrid threats

Press release06/04/2016

Antitrust: Commission fines Riberebro €5.2 million for participation in canned mushrooms cartel

Press release05/04/2016

New report highlights wide-ranging impact of EU drug markets on society

Press release05/04/2016

European Commission invests over €7.5 million for sustainable growth and jobs in the marine and maritime sectors

Press release05/04/2016

African Union Commission and European Commission meet to address shared EU-Africa challenges

Press release05/04/2016

EU to announce €100 million development package for Sudan to address root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement

Press release05/04/2016

EU to support over 2,300,000 children in 42 countries with education in emergency situations

Press release05/04/2016

State aid: Commission approves French support for households affected by spectrum reallocation

Press release04/04/2016

Commission presents Nuclear Illustrative Programme (PINC)

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

Factsheet27/04/2016

An Integrated EU policy for the Arctic – Frequently Asked Questions

Factsheet26/04/2016

The European Union's Development Cooperation with Senegal

Factsheet25/04/2016

Q&A – Rapid Alert System for non-food dangerous products in 2015

Factsheet25/04/2016

El Niño - EU plans to step up funding in new approach to address global food crisis

Factsheet21/04/2016

Question and Answers on the EU's fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

Factsheet20/04/2016

Implementing the EU-Turkey Agreement – Questions and Answers

Factsheet20/04/2016

Implementation of the European Agenda on Security: Questions & Answers

Factsheet20/04/2016

Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Google on Android operating system and applications – Factsheet

Factsheet20/04/2016

Questions and Answers – The Fourth Railway Package

Factsheet19/04/2016

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET – DIGITISING EUROPEAN INDUSTRY QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Factsheet19/04/2016

Questions and answers: First projects of EU support to refugees in Greece under the new emergency support instrument

Factsheet18/04/2016

Description of the new measures adopted to tackle the root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in the Sahel region and Lake Chad Basin

Factsheet15/04/2016

Facts and figures: Healthy Workplaces Campaign for All Ages 2016-17

Factsheet13/04/2016

State Aid: interim report of sector inquiry on electricity capacity mechanisms - FAQs

Factsheet13/04/2016

EU-Iran relations

Factsheet13/04/2016

Publication of new figures on 2015 Official Development Assistance

Factsheet12/04/2016

EU visa reciprocity mechanism - Questions and Answers

Factsheet12/04/2016

Introducing public country-by-country reporting for multinational enterprises - Questions & Answers

Factsheet11/04/2016

The 2016 EU Justice Scoreboard: Questions & Answers

Factsheet07/04/2016

Cyprus rejoins the regular cycle of economic policy coordination

Factsheet07/04/2016

Action Plan on VAT: Questions and Answers

Factsheet06/04/2016

Smart Borders Package: Questions & Answers

Factsheet06/04/2016

FAQ: Joint Framework on countering hybrid threats

Factsheet05/04/2016

Q&A - EU supports educational projects for children in situations of emergency

Factsheet05/04/2016

The Africa-EU Partnership

Factsheet04/04/2016

Implementing the EU-Turkey Agreement – Questions and Answers

Press release03/05/2016

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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

Speech26/04/2016

Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos to the Committee on Federal and European Affairs of the Bavarian Parliament on 26 April

Speech26/04/2016

EU Criminal Law – key to a Security Union based on fundamental rights and values

Speech25/04/2016

Speech by Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič at the Hannover Messe 2016

Speech25/04/2016

Keynote speech by Commissioner Jonathan Hill at the Joint ECB-European Commission Conference

Speech23/04/2016

Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the second informal ECOFIN press conference

Speech22/04/2016

Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the informal ECOFIN press conference

Speech22/04/2016

Remarks by Commissioner Pierre Moscovici at the Eurogroup Press Conference, Amsterdam

Speech22/04/2016

EU Climate and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete at the UN Signature Ceremony for the Paris Agreement New York

Speech21/04/2016

Keynote speech by Commissioner Jonathan Hill at the EUROFI High Level Seminar, Amsterdam

Speech19/04/2016

'State of play of the economy' - Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis

Speech19/04/2016

Speech by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Speech19/04/2016

Keynote speech by Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc at the 2016 Road Transport Conference

Speech18/04/2016

Vice-President Katainen's remarks on the Investment Plan and the EFSI in Greece

Speech15/04/2016

Speech by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the 2016 Spring Meetings of the IMF, World Bank flagship event on 'Forced Displacement: A Global Development Challenge'

Speech15/04/2016

'Europe's Staying Power' - Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the Atlantic Council

Speech13/04/2016

Speech by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the European Parliament Plenary Session - Conclusions of the European Council meeting of 17 and 18 March 2016 and outcome of the EU-Turkey Summit

Speech12/04/2016

Discours du Président Jean-Claude Juncker à la session plénière du Parlement européen sur la lutte contre le terrorisme suite aux récents attentats

Speech12/04/2016

Remarks by Commissioner Jonathan Hill on tax transparency rules for multinationals

Speech08/04/2016

Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos at the UN High-Level Conference on Preventing Violent Extremism

Speech07/04/2016

Speech by Commissioner Pierre Moscovici on the adoption of the VAT Action Plan

Speech07/04/2016

Speech by Commission Vice-President Katainen at the EPSC High-Level Conference "Europe as an Investment Destination"

Speech06/04/2016

Remarks by First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Avramopoulos at the Readout of the College Meeting of 6 April 2016

Speech06/04/2016

Closing remarks by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the EPSC High-Level Conference "Europe as an Investment Destination"

Speech06/04/2016

Speech by Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič on "Nord Stream II – Energy Union at the crossroads"

Speech05/04/2016

Speech by Vice-President Ansip: Helping European industry to turn digital

Speech04/04/2016

Speech by Commissioner Carlos Moedas in Amsterdam, NL: "Open science: share and succeed"

Speech04/04/2016

Rede von Jean-Claude Juncker, Präsident der Europäischen Kommission, bei der Gedenkfeier für Guido Westerwelle

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

Statement27/04/2016

Statement by Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, on the Ministerial Conference on Mediterranean Fisheries

Statement26/04/2016

Joint Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, Commissioner Johannes Hahn and Commissioner Neven Mimica on the 30th anniv...

Statement22/04/2016

Statement by Commissioners Malmström, Thyssen and Mimica on the 3rd anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy

Statement21/04/2016

Joint Statement by the President of the European Commission, the President of the European Council and the President of the Republic of Indonesia

Statement21/04/2016

Erklärung des EU-Kommissionspräsidenten Jean-Claude Juncker zum Tod von Hans Koschnick

Statement17/04/2016

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the earthquake in Ecuador

Statement16/04/2016

Joint statement by the High Representative/Vice-President of the European Union, Federica Mogherini and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Javad Zarif

Statement16/04/2016

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides following the earthquakes in Japan

Statement14/04/2016

Joint Statement by First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Avramopoulos on the adoption of the EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) Directive by the European Parliament

Statement14/04/2016

Joint Statement on the final adoption of the new EU rules for personal data protection

Statement13/04/2016

Statement by Commissioner Vestager on Commission Interim Report of the State aid Sector Inquiry on Capacity Mechanisms

Statement11/04/2016

Joint statement between the European Union and the Council of Europe on co-operation in South-East Europe (Western Balkans and Turkey)

Statement07/04/2016

Joint Communiqué between the African Union Commission and the European Commission at their 8th College to College Meeting

Statement07/04/2016

World Health Day: Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis highlights the Potential for the Prevention of Diabetes

Statement07/04/2016

International Roma Day: Statement by First Vice-President Timmermans, Commissioner Thyssen, Commissioner Jourová and Commissioner Creţu

Statement04/04/2016

Statement by Commissioner Avramopoulos following his visit to Ankara