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01 September 2018, 18:03 CET As of 1 September 2018 energy intensive and inefficient halogen light bulbs can no longer be sold across the European Union. New Ecodesign rules for light bulbs, applicable from September 2018
13 August 2018, 23:58 CET The European Commission published on 10 August the first call for proposals for a series of new projects under the European Solidarity Corps that will run in 20... European Solidarity Corps: new call for proposals
07 August 2018, 14:15 CET As the first batch of re-imposed US sanctions on Iran took effect, the EU's updated Blocking Statute entered into force early on 7 August to mitigate their impa... Updated Blocking Statute in support of Iran nuclear deal
19 July 2018, 23:27 CET The European Commission adopted on 23 January 2019 its adequacy decision on Japan, allowing personal data to flow freely between the two economies on the basis ... Japan adequacy decision
19 July 2018, 22:54 CET The European Commission on 19 July issued guidance to help EU investors to invoke their rights before national administrations and courts and to help Member Sta... EU guidance on protection of cross-border EU investments
19 July 2018, 22:10 CET In its July 2018 monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against EU Member States for failing to comply with... July infringements package: key decisions
16 July 2018, 16:23 CET This year's edition of the European Commission's yearly Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review confirms confirms the ongoing positive labour... Employment and Social Developments in Europe: 2018 review
12 July 2018, 22:46 CET The European Commission's Annual Report on monitoring the application of EU law sets out how the Commission monitored and enforced EU law in 2017. The online Si... Member States' compliance with EU law - Annual Report 2017
12 July 2018, 18:10 CET As part of its External Investment Plan, the EU gave its green light to a package of financial guarantee programmes worth around EUR 800 million on 10 July. Thi... EU External Investment Plan
11 July 2018, 23:52 CET The European Commission adopted a decision on 11 July to activate the enhanced surveillance framework for Greece to support the implementation of agreed reforms... Greece post-programme framework to support normalisation
06 July 2018, 00:24 CET On 5 July, the European Parliament has given its final agreement to establish the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) and to strengthen... European Travel Information and Authorisation System
03 July 2018, 00:06 CET The EU's Customs Union celebrated its 50th anniversary on July 1, and is seen by many as one of the European Union's greatest achievements. EU Customs Union: the world's largest trading bloc
28 June 2018, 22:42 CET On 28 June, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker signed, jointly with leaders of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland a political Roadmap for sync... Synchronisation of Baltic States' electricity networks with the continental European network (CEN)
26 June 2018, 13:33 CET The Commission's 2018 European Innovation Scoreboard published today shows that the EU's innovation performance continues to improve, but further efforts are ne... 2018 European Innovation Scoreboard
21 June 2018, 20:19 CET The European Parliament, Council and the European Commission on 19 June reached a political agreement on new rules that will allow data to be stored and process... Free flow of non-personal data in the EU
14 June 2018, 18:44 CET For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is proposing to increase the external action budget to €123 billion, with plans to simplif... EU budget for external action
13 June 2018, 13:25 CET The European Peace Facility (EPF) is an off-budget fund for the next Multiannual Financial Framework, designed to prevent conflicts, preserve peace and strength... The European Peace Facility
12 June 2018, 19:03 CET As of 12 June (12:00 CEST) until 26 June, (12:00 CEST) young people can apply for a ticket giving them the opportunity to discover their continent from July 201... DiscoverEU travel passes
12 June 2018, 16:06 CET For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing measures to make tax and customs cooperation between Member States better and more effic... Customs and Fiscalis programme
07 June 2018, 23:18 CET In its June 2018 monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against EU Member States for failing to comply with... June 2018 infringements package: key decisions