European Council: European Semester, Serbia candidate country, Schengen roadmap for Romania and Bulgaria

On 1 & 2 March 2012, at the European Council meeting, the EU leaders closed the first phase of the European Semester, granted candidate status to...

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Herman Van Rompuy re-elected president

EU heads of state or government today unanimously re-elected Herman Van Rompuy as president of the European Council for a second term of two and ...

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European films ´The Artist´ and ´The Iron Lady´ scoop seven Oscars

On 27 February European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou has welcomed the major success of European films at last night's 84th Academy Awards cer...

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European Commission sends ACTA to the European Court of Justice for assessment

EU Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht issued the following statement today regarding ACTA “I am glad that this morning my fellow Commission...

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Major successes for EU-backed films at Berlinale International Film Festival

Two films supported by the European Union's MEDIA programme have been honoured at the closing ceremony of the Berlinale International Film Festiv...

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EU to invest almost EUR 1 billion to foster reforms in the Western Balkans, Turkey and Iceland

The European Commission has today finalised a series of aid programmes to support reforms in countries wishing to join the EU. The funding, total...

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Commission representatives join Action teams in the Member States with the highest youth unemployment to deliver quick results on the ground

Levels of youth unemployment are reaching very high levels in some Member States (see the table below) and this can have...

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The EU Civil Protection Mechanism welcomes its 32nd member – the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has become the 32nd member of the European Union's Civil Protection Mechanism which facilitates Europea...

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One telephone number for emergency services throughout Europe

Would you know what number to call if you had an accident at work or at school? What if you were on holiday abroad? Wherever you are in the EU, t...

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Good Governance in Disaster Risk Reduction Helps Reduce Losses

Good civil protection governance for effective disaster risk reduction will be the main theme addressed during the EU-funded PPRD South Programme...

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