Many people have lost their lives, hundreds of thousands lost their livelihoods and have been displaced, with many others in further danger due to the deadly flooding and landslides in Western Japan.
At this difficult time, the European Union stands in full solidarity with the people and authorities of Japan. We express our condolences to all those who lost their loved ones.
The 20th Summit between the European Union and Ukraine is taking place in Brussels today, with President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker and President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, representing the European Union.
Today, the 5th Anti-Money laundering Directive has entered into force following its publication in the EU's Official Journal. Proposed by the Commission in July 2016, the new rules bring more transparency on the real owners of companies and tackle risks of terrorist financing.
Today, the European Parliament has given its final agreement to establish the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) and to strengthen the mandate of eu-LISA, the EU Agency for the operational management of large scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice.
The Commission yesterday presented its intention to Member States to introduce provisional safeguard measures on steel under the form of a Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ). The Commission's plan received overwhelming support by Member States gathered in the Safeguards Committee and the new measures will enter into force once formally adopted by the Commission in July.
The European Commission has awarded an additional €45.6 million in emergency assistance to support Spain and Greece respond to the migratory challenges they face.
Today, the European Commission has launched an infringement procedure by sending a Letter of Formal Notice to Poland regarding the Polish law on the Supreme Court.
The EU's Customs Union celebrates its 50th anniversary on July 1, one of the greatest achievements of the European Union.
As of Sunday 1 July, travellers booking package holidays will enjoy stronger consumer rights.
Today and tomorrow, EU Heads of State or Government are meeting for the European Council, followed by a Euro Summit in an inclusive format and an EU27 meeting on the Article 50 negotiations.