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04 March 2015, 15:14 CET For almost twenty years, the European Union has been building the foundations of an overarching and comprehensive migration policy. This memo offers an overview... European Migration Policy
03 March 2015, 18:18 CET A new report published today shows that a coordinated EU environment policy has delivered substantial benefits for citizens over the past five years. Europeans ... The European environment - state and outlook 2015
03 March 2015, 17:26 CET West Africa is facing the largest and most complex Ebola epidemic on record. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are the most affected countries. Over 22 900 peopl... EU response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa
26 February 2015, 13:45 CET The European Commission on 25 February announced its monthly package of infringement decisions, legal actions it is pursuing against EU Member States for failin... Commission February infringements package: referrals to European Court of Justice
26 February 2015, 13:28 CET On 25 February, the European Commission sent a strong signal to EU Member States to carry out structural reforms and to continue consolidating their public fina... European Semester 2015: country-specific updates
25 February 2015, 16:55 CET Investing in infrastructure that connects countries will make energy flow, improve energy security, lessen dependency on imports and prepare networks for renewa... Communication - Achieving the 10% electricity interconnection target - helping energy cross borders
25 February 2015, 16:47 CET The EU has the world's most ambitious commitments on climate change and is pushing for a new international climate agreement to be finalised in Paris. Questions... Energy Union: Communication - The Paris Protocol
25 February 2015, 16:38 CET The European Commission set out its strategy on 25 February to achieve a resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy. Energy Union Factsheet
19 February 2015, 14:02 CET Small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) across Europe should be able to benefit from the first funds from the new European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)... Green light for SME financing under Europe investment plan
18 February 2015, 13:52 CET The European Commission launched on 18 February a landmark project to unlock funding for Europe’s businesses and to boost growth in the EU’s 28 Member State... EC Capital Markets Union to build a single market for capital
06 February 2015, 23:36 CET The Commission has begun work on an EU Energy Union - seen as a fundamental step towards the completion of single energy market and reforming how Europe produce... Commission begins work on Energy Union
05 February 2015, 18:42 CET The European Parliament has agreed a compromise deal with the Council on a regulation capping interchange fees for card-based payments. It is hoped the regulati... Fees capped for card-based payments
05 February 2015, 18:18 CET The European Commission set out its views on 5 February on global efforts that will be needed to eradicate poverty and boost sustainable development. The Commu... Global Partnership for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development after 2015
05 February 2015, 14:06 CET The European Commission has adopted measures to control wildlife trade that come into force 5 February 2015. EU measures on import of hunting trophies
04 February 2015, 16:56 CET The European Commission has proposed to make EUR 1 billion from the Youth Employment Initiative available as early as this year. This change will increase by up... Youth Employment Initiative pre-financing
03 February 2015, 15:17 CET A European Commission report, published on 3 February, recommends granting pension funds a two-year exemption from central clearing requirements for their over-... Pension fund exemption from central clearing requirements
29 January 2015, 16:14 CET The European Commission proposed on 29 January to allow UN rules on transparency for Investor-to-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) to apply also to existing inves... Proposals to improve transparency in Investor-to-State Dispute Settlement
27 January 2015, 15:18 CET A new version of the EU Transparency Register was launched on 27 January following joint work by the European Commission and the European Parliament. This 'seco... EU Transparency Register - new version
18 January 2015, 14:58 CET The European Central Bank unveiled Thursday an eagerly-awaited programme of sovereign bond purchases, known as quantitative easing or QE, to ward off deflation ... Quantitative easing, deflation explained
15 January 2015, 21:38 CET Countries providing high quality jobs and effective social protection as well as investment in human capital have proved to be more resilient to the economic cr... Employment and Social Developments in Europe 2014