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08 February 2018, 13:58 CET The European Commission approved on 7 February under EU State aid rules electricity capacity mechanisms in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Poland. T... EU approval of six electricity capacity mechanisms to ensure security of supply
06 February 2018, 17:52 CET The European Commission adopted on 6 February a strategy for 'A credible enlargement perspective for and enhanced EU engagement with the Western Balkans'. Western Balkans: a credible enlargement perspective
05 February 2018, 22:21 CET The European Union has actively participated in international cooperation to promote the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation. Discussion on Female Genital ... Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)
01 February 2018, 22:19 CET Revised European legislation proposed by the European Commission will improve the quality of drinking water and access to it as well as provide better informati... Safer drinking water for Europeans
31 January 2018, 15:47 CET The European Commission put forward on 31 January a proposal to boost cooperation amongst EU Member States for assessing health technology. Health Technology Assessment - background guide
25 January 2018, 18:22 CET In its January 2018 monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against EU Member States for failing to comply w... January 2018 infringements package: key decisions
24 January 2018, 22:39 CET The European Parliament and the Council agreed 5 December 2017 on a proposal to modernise the EU's trade defence instruments (TDIs). Together with the new anti-... Modernising EU trade defence instruments
24 January 2018, 17:21 CET The data protection reform package which entered into force in May 2016 and will be applicable as of May 2018 includes the General Data Protection Regulation ("... General Data Protection Regulation - background guide
18 January 2018, 18:11 CET Bulgaria will hold the EU Council Presidency from January to June 2018. Its Presidency is part of the Trio Presidency composed of Estonia, Bulgaria and Austria.... Priority dossiers under the Bulgarian EU Council Presidency
18 January 2018, 17:48 CET The European Commission has welcomed the headway made in tackling non-performing loans (NPLs) in the EU as part of ongoing work at the national and EU level to ... Progress in the Reduction of Non-Performing Loans in Europe
18 January 2018, 15:58 CET The European Commission proposed on 18 January new rules to give EU Member States more flexibility to set Value Added Tax (VAT) rates and to create a better tax... VAT for small businesses and setting VAT rates - background guide
18 January 2018, 00:06 CET Two months after the Gothenburg Summit on 17 November 2017, the European Commission adopted on 17 January new initiatives to improve key and digital competences... Education and training initiatives
17 January 2018, 23:12 CET The 2017 State Aid Scoreboard, published on 16 January by the European Commission, showed that over 97% of new implemented aid measures fell under the new Gener... 2017 State Aid Scoreboard
16 January 2018, 17:39 CET The European Commission set out on 16 January 2018 a European strategy on Plastic Waste. A European strategy for plastics
12 January 2018, 17:39 CET European consumers will be able to reap the full benefits of paying online for goods and services, thanks to new rules that will it make it cheaper, easier and ... Payment Services Directive
11 January 2018, 23:37 CET The European Commission unveiled today its plans to invest jointly with the Member States in building a world-class European supercomputers infrastructure. High-Performance Computing and EuroHPC initiative
24 December 2017, 12:46 CET As part of the follow-up to the European Pillar of Social Rights, the European Commission has adopted today a proposal for a new Directive for more transparent ... Increasing transparency and predictability of working conditions
20 December 2017, 17:26 CET Despite repeated efforts, for almost two years, to engage the Polish authorities in a constructive dialogue in the context of the Rule of Law Framework, the Com... Rule of Law in Poland - background guide
20 December 2017, 11:52 CET The European Commission tabled two legislative proposals on 19 December 2017 to make it easier for companies, especially SMEs, to sell their products across Eur... Trading safe products across Europe
18 December 2017, 22:54 CET A new EU-wide track and trace system adopted on 15 December 2017 is designed to ensure that tobacco products in the EU are easily traceable with a unique identi... Tobacco track and trace system