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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Digital Single Market: EU negotiators agree on the WiFi4EU initiative

The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached tonight a political agreement on the WiFi4EU initiative and its funding which sup...

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European Commission lays the ground work for future action in EU consumer law

EU consumer rules have contributed to improving consumer confidence: in 2016, nearly 6 in 10 consumers (58%) felt they are well protected when bu...

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Federica Mogherini hosts an informal gathering with Prime Ministers of the Western Balkans partners

Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, hosted an informal gat...

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More European sites meet excellent bathing water quality standards than ever before

More than 85% of bathing water sites monitored across Europe in 2016 met the most stringent ‘excellent' quality standards — meaning they were...

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Commission debates future of European defence

There is a strong case for greater cooperation on security and defence in the EU. The threats that the EU faces do not respect national borders. ...

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European Commission receives mandate to begin negotiations with the UK

Formal negotiations will begin as soon as the UK is ready. In preparation for the first meeting between the EU and UK negotiators, the Commission...

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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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