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26 May 2016, 17:14 CET In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against EU Member States for failing to comply with their obl... May infringements' package: key decisions
19 May 2016, 18:52 CET From 20 May new European legislation is in place to make smoking and cigarettes less attractive, especially among young people. Smoking in the EU - revised tobacco directive in force
17 May 2016, 11:49 CET The EU MEDIA programme supports the development of films in Europe and their international distribution. Since launch in 1991, the MEDIA programme has invested ... MEDIA programme overview: Questions & Answers
06 May 2016, 11:46 CET The fight for fair taxation in the EU was high on the European Parliament's agenda long before LuxLeaks and the Panama papers. Since the start of the economic a... Overview: the European Parliament's work on taxation
06 May 2016, 11:42 CET Glycerol-based process contaminants found in palm oil, but also in other vegetable oils, margarines and some processed foods, raise potential health concerns fo... Process contaminants in vegetable oils and foods: EFSA report
28 April 2016, 22:03 CET The European Commission has approved 10 new actions worth EUR 117 million to improve stability and address the root causes of irregular migration and forced dis... Action to tackle root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa
28 April 2016, 12:32 CET In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against EU Member States for failing to comply with their obl... April infringements' package: key decisions
25 April 2016, 15:45 CET The European Commission published new figures on 25 April showing that, in 2015, more than 2,000 dangerous products triggered EU-wide alerts. A key challenge is... Rapid Alert System for non-food dangerous products in 2015
20 April 2016, 16:24 CET The European Commission informed Google on 20 April of its preliminary view that the company has, in breach of EU antitrust rules, abused its dominant position ... Statement of Objections to Google on Android operating system and applications - Factsheet
20 April 2016, 01:07 CET The European Commission has announced EUR 83 million to improve living conditions for refugees in Greece, with funding made available immediately to the UNHCR, ... EUR 83m to improve conditions for refugees in Greece
13 April 2016, 22:41 CET Relations between the European Union and Iran have been through different stages and over the last decade, conditioned by the international dispute over Iran's ... EU relations with Iran
13 April 2016, 22:35 CET The European Commission adopted on 12 April its assessment of the Action Plan presented by the Greek authorities which details how Greece plans to address the d... Roadmap Back to Schengen: Commission assessment of Action Plan prepared by Greece
13 April 2016, 13:39 CET Preliminary figures show that collectively, the EU - EU institutions and Member States – have increased Official Development Assistance (ODA) to EUR 68 billio... EU development aid - highest-ever share of Gross National Income
06 April 2016, 19:06 CET The European Commission presented on 6 April a revised proposal for a Regulation on the establishment of an Entry-Exit System to speed-up, facilitate and reinfo... New Entry-Exit System for non-EU nationals at EU borders
06 April 2016, 17:14 CET The European Commission launched on 6 April the process for a reform of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), presenting: options for a fair and sustainable... Options for reforming the Common European Asylum System
31 March 2016, 18:21 CET The 2015 road safety statistics published by the European Commission on 31 March confirm that European roads remain the safest in the world despite a recent slo... 2015 road safety statistics
17 March 2016, 15:42 CET The European Commission approved on 17 March ten major projects worth EUR 3.3 billion for the construction of approximately 330km of new express roads in Poland... EU finance for new express roads in Poland to overcome bottlenecks in trans-European infrastructure
17 March 2016, 13:30 CET The European Commission presented on 17 March the first deliverable of the Circular Economy Package with new rules on organic and waste-based fertilisers in the... Circular economy: New Regulation to boost use of organic and waste-based fertilisers
17 March 2016, 12:33 CET The European Commission has published a report focusing on the functioning of the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation, which exempts certain types of cooperati... Report on functioning of Insurance Block Exemption Regulation
16 March 2016, 23:02 CET The European Commission suggests policy measures to support the European steel sector to overcome its serious challenges, largely due to global overcapacity. EU proposals for the steel industry: Preserving sustainable jobs and growth in Europe