A European Defence Fund: €5.5 billion per year to boost Europe’s defence capabilities

Starting in 2017, the EU will for the first time offer grants for collaborative research in innovative defence technologies and products, fully a...

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The new European Consensus on Development – EU and Member States sign joint strategy to eradicate poverty

The European Union and its Member States signed today a strategic blueprint, outlining the future of European development policy. This "New Europ...

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A Europe that defends: Commission opens debate on moving towards a security and defence union

Following the Commission's White Paper on the Future of Europe, today's reflection paper outlines different scenarios on how to address the growi...

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Countering online hate speech – Commission initiative with social media platforms and civil society shows progress

By signing the Code of Conduct, the IT companies committed in particular to reviewing the majority of valid notification...

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Commission sets out possible ways forward for the deepening of Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union

Completing the Economic and Monetary Union is not an end in itself but is needed to provide jobs, growth, social fairness, economic convergence a...

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Europe on the Move: Commission takes action for clean, competitive and connected mobility

'Europe on the Move' is a wide-ranging set of initiatives that will make traffic safer; encourage fairer road charging; reduce CO2 emissions, air...

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2018 EU budget: Commission proposes budget with focus on jobs, investments, migration and security

Building on the actions already undertaken in previous years, next year's EU budget will continue dealing effectively with the migration challeng...

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Youth initiative: Commission sets out strategy for high quality, inclusive, future-oriented education

The overall aim of these initiatives is to help Member States provide high quality and inclusive education for all young people through a series ...

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European Solidarity Corps: Commission proposes more than €340 million to enable 100 000 placements by 2020

As well as offering volunteering, traineeships and job placements, the European Solidarity Corps will now also provide participants the opportuni...

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