European Commission takes next step in Article 50 process by recommending draft negotiating directives

On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom notified the European Council of its intention to withdraw from the European Union. The European Council ado...

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Declaration by the High Representative, Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2017

A free press and freedom of expression are among the very same foundations of democracy, contribute to stable, inclusive...

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Back to Schengen: Commission recommends phasing out of temporary border controls over next six months

The Commission is recommending that Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway phase out the temporary controls currently in place at some of t...

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Statement by Commissioner Thyssen on the occasion of International Labour Day

Creating a more social Europe, one that protects and empowers workers, not only today but also in tomorrow's world of work, has been this Commiss...

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New guidelines help citizens gain better and fairer access to their national courts on environmental cases

The guidance is intended to help individuals and non-governmental organisations to decide whether to bring a case before national courts. Nationa...

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EU all set for free roaming from June

Roaming without paying surcharges, or "roam like at home", is for those living in Europe and who travel to other EU countries for work or leisure...

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Commission presents the European Pillar of Social Rights

Already today, the European Commission flanks the European Pillar of Social Rights with a number of further concrete legislative and non-legislat...

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Delivering on the European Pillar of Social Rights – Commission adopts first concrete initiatives

The proposal on work-life balance sets a number of new or higher minimum standards for parental, paternity and carer's leave...

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Commission awards the Seal of Excellence to 2300 researchers

The Commission has on 24 April awarded, for the first time, Seal of Excellence certificates to more than 2300 researchers in recognition of their...

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