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The global financial crisis began 10 years ago and led to the European Union's worst recession in its six-decade history. The crisis did not start in Europe but EU institutions and member states needed to act resolutely to counter its impact. Decisive action has paid off: today, the EU economy is expanding for the fifth year in a row. Recent economic developments are encouraging but a lot remains to be done to overcome the legacy of the crisis years.
The European Commission's science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), is inviting researchers to participate in a video competition that highlights research which promotes evidence-based policy making in science.
UK consumers are the most confident online shoppers in the EU and amongst the savviest about their EU consumer rights, according to the latest data published by the European Commission.
Each week we sum up Commission news of particular interest for the UK while also summarising UK events on EU-related subjects. All comments welcome at COMM-UK-PRESS@ec.europa.eu
This is the last weekly round-up of this summer. We will resume beginning of September. In the meantime, the London press office is available as usual for media queries.
A new fast-track procedure to enable consumers and SMEs to settle small claims cheaply, quickly and hassle-free came into force across the EU today (14 July).
With the summer holiday season starting, here are a few useful tips for EU travellers.
The European Commission has today released three reports which show how the 2016 EU budget was spent and managed. For example, thanks to the newly established European Border and Coast Guard Agency, EU funding helped save the lives of 174 000 people in the Mediterranean. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to three EU-funded scientists, bringing the total of EU-supported Nobel laureates to 17, among them two Manchester-based researchers who discovered the new material graphene.