Joint Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

Our engagement to achieve true gender equality, conflict prevention, sustaining peace and realising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development i...

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EU committed to an empowered and resilient civil society: Council adopts conclusions on engagement with civil society in external relations

At a time when the space for civil society is shrinking in a increasing number of countries, the Council reaffirms the E...

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Climate Change: the Council reaffirms that the Paris Agreement is fit for purpose and cannot be renegotiated

The Paris Agreement brought us together in very challenging times. It is an unprecedented multilateral agreement between nearly 200 parties, supp...

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End of roaming charges in the EU: Joint statement by 3 EU institutions

The end of roaming charges is at the foundation of the EU's Digital Single Market and is another step towards building a united and sustainable E...

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30 years of ‘Erasmus’ exchanges abroad: Commission launches mobile application to mark anniversary

The EU today celebrates 30 years of its 'Erasmus' programme. From Erasmus to Erasmus+, 9 million people have now benefited from exchanges abroad.

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Commission welcomes decision of 20 Member States to establish the European Public Prosecutor’s Office

20 Member States reached a political agreement on the establishment of the new European Public Prosecutor's Office under enhanced cooperation.

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Johannes Hahn at the conference “Towards a better investment climate in the Western Balkans”

Over the past ten years, trade between the Western Balkans and the EU has more than doubled, reaching 44 billion Euros in 2016 (exports from the ...

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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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