As of today the “European Investigation Order” will help authorities to fight crime and terrorism

For instance, if French judicial authorities are tracking terrorists hidden in Belgium, they can ask their Belgian counterparts to interrogate wi...

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The Council adopts a new European consensus on development

The consensus is important given the crucial role of the EU in the area of development cooperation. The EU remains the world's largest developmen...

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EU announces 21 May as European Natura 2000 day

With the European Natura 2000 Day we pay tribute to this unique network and its value for people and our economy...

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Revised European Neighbourhood Policy: supporting stabilisation, resilience, security

The revised European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) reinvigorated the relations between the European Union and its neighbours to the East and South, ...

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European Commission reports on the application of the Charter of fundamental rights in the EU in 2016

The report outlines the initiatives taken in 2016 by the EU to strengthen fundamental rights. It also looks at how these rights were applied acro...

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Declaration by the HR/VP Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia And Biphobia, 17 May 2017

It is a timely opportunity to remind Governments of their obligation to promote the universality of human rights and ens...

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Joint Statement by First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová following the Council Decision on signing of the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women

The Istanbul Convention will allow the EU and its Member States to develop and strengthen the prevention, prosecution an...

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European Commission launches reflection on harnessing globalisation

The reflection paper takes an honest look at what globalisation has brought to the EU...

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