For the next long-term EU budget, the Commission proposes to further strengthen the Union's social dimension with a renewed European Social Fund, the 'European Social Fund Plus' (ESF+), and a strengthened and more effective European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF).
For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is proposing to double funding for Erasmus to €30 billion.
For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission proposes to modernise Cohesion Policy, the EU's main investment policy and one of its most concrete expressions of solidarity.
With the amount of harmful plastic litter in oceans and seas growing ever greater, the European Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe's beaches and seas, as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear.
As of tomorrow, 25 May, new data protection rules will apply across the EU.
2018 Country Specific Recommendations for Cyprus attached
The European Commission presents today the 2018 country-specific recommendations (CSRs), setting out its economic policy guidance for Member States for the next 12 to 18 months.
The Commission welcomes today's adoption by the Council of the negotiating directives for free trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand. The preparations – which included an impact assessment for both agreements – are now complete and formal negotiations can begin.
The Commission is advancing work to build a European Education Area by 2025, reinforce the cultural dimension of the European Union and bolster youth participation, with a new set of measures, including a new Youth Strategy and a new Agenda for Culture.
Today the European Commission is publishing the results of the 2018 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), a tool which monitors the performance of Member States in digital connectivity, digital skills online activity, the digitisation of businesses and digital public services.
Below is the speech that the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crises Management Mr Christos Stylianides will deliver today at the International Conference "Climate Change in the Mediterranean and the Middle East: Challenges and Solutions" which takes place in Nicosia. Please check against delivery.