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06 July 2015, 18:36 CET The EU's emissions trading scheme (ETS) was set up to reduce gas emissions and fight climate change, but it is not working as efficiently as it could be. An inf... Reform of the emissions trading scheme (ETS)
01 July 2015, 19:02 CET On 30 June the first phase of transitional arrangements for Croatian workers came to an end. By that date EU Member States were required to notify the European ... Transitional period for Croatian workers - end of first phase
30 June 2015, 12:50 CET An informal deal to ban 'roaming fees, or surcharges for making mobile phone calls, sending text messages or using the internet while abroad in another EU Membe... Deal for cheaper mobile calls and open internet
25 June 2015, 12:31 CET The European Commission updated on 25 June the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that are subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within ... EU air safety list updated
22 June 2015, 18:10 CET The EU Institutions' five Presidents - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, together with the President of the Euro Summit, Donald Tusk, the Presi... Five Presidents' Report - plans to strengthen Economic and Monetary Union as of 1 July 2015
22 June 2015, 18:01 CET The fight against youth unemployment is a top priority for the European Commission. Good quality apprenticeships help young people to acquire the skills and key... European Alliance for Apprenticeships
19 June 2015, 15:53 CET Asylum is granted to people fleeing persecution or serious harm in their own country and therefore in need of international protection. Asylum is a fundamental ... EU help for refugees
17 June 2015, 16:56 CET The European Commission's Action Plan to fundamentally reform corporate taxation in the EU and tackle tax avoidance, secure sustainable revenues and strengthen ... Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base relaunch
17 June 2015, 16:35 CET The European Commission presented on 17 June an Action Plan to fundamentally reform corporate taxation in the EU. The Action Plan sets out a series of initiativ... Action Plan for Fair and Efficient Corporate Taxation in the EU
16 June 2015, 18:26 CET The European Commission published on 16 June its progress report on 2020 renewable energy targets, showing that the EU is on track to meet its 20% renewable ene... Renewable energy progress report 2015
15 June 2015, 23:34 CET Ministers in the Justice Council sealed on 15 June a general approach on a European Commission proposal on the Data Protection Regulation. Modern, harmonised da... Stronger data protection rules for Europe
11 June 2015, 16:56 CET The first loans for graduates taking their Master's degree abroad are now available under the Erasmus+ Master Loan Guarantee Scheme. Erasmus+ Master Loan Guarantee Scheme
11 June 2015, 16:20 CET The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation into certain business practices by Amazon in the distribution of electronic books ("e-books"... Antitrust: formal Commission investigation into Amazon e-book distribution arrangements
09 June 2015, 21:45 CET How to resolve disputes between foreign investors and states remains a thorny issue in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), currently bein... TTIP: ISDS mechanism for resolving investor disputes
09 June 2015, 20:34 CET The European Commission announced on 9 June its intention to create a High Level Group on simplification. Its aim is to reduce the administrative burden for ben... Simplifying access to European Structural and Investment Funds
09 June 2015, 20:28 CET The Commission held an orientation debate on 9 June to discuss how EU policy can best address social and employment challenges in Europe. EC president Juncker's... EU social policy - orientation debate
04 June 2015, 13:57 CET The European Commission launched on 4 June a public consultation, to collect views on how the EU could contribute to achieving better international governance o... International ocean governance - consultation
04 June 2015, 13:51 CET The European Commission has today adopted an implementing act that will extend the transitional period for capital requirements for EU banking groups’ exposur... Capital requirements for banks' exposures to CCPs - transitional period extended
04 June 2015, 13:35 CET Measures to prevent and treat animal diseases such as avian flu or African swine fever were informally agreed by MEPs, the EU's Latvian Presidency and the Euro... Transmissible animal diseases: informal deal
03 June 2015, 22:33 CET The European Commission unveiled the results of the public consultation on the EU Urban Agenda during the 2nd European CITIES Forum on 2 June in Brussels. The c... EU Urban Agenda: consultation results