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16 January 2019, 18:28 CET The European Commission kick-started a debate on 15 January on reforming decision-making for areas of EU taxation policy, which currently requires unanimity amo... Decision-making in EU tax policy
08 January 2019, 23:07 CET The European Commission on 8 January delisted Thailand from the group of "warned countries" as recognition of its progress in tackling illegal, unreported and u... Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in general and in Thailand
03 January 2019, 00:22 CET New rules to eliminate the most common corporate tax avoidance practices entered into force on 1 January 2019. Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive entry into force
21 December 2018, 15:31 CET The European Commission reported on 19 December on its assessment of the fulfilment of the visa liberalisation benchmarks by the Western Balkan countries: Alban... Fulfilment of visa-free requirements by Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership countries
20 December 2018, 18:22 CET The European Commission reported on 20 December on progress made in the past 12 months towards achieving visa-reciprocity with the United States, as the only re... EU visa reciprocity mechanism
12 December 2018, 18:09 CET The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, came into force on 1 February, 2019, is expected to boost trade in goods and services as well as create opportuniti... EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement - key elements
07 December 2018, 18:54 CET In the coordinated plan on Artificial Intelligence (AI) presented on 7 December, EU Member States and the Commission defined a series of joint actions to incre... Coordinated plan for Artificial Intelligence 'made in Europe'
05 December 2018, 18:19 CET The EU presented on 5 December an Action Plan to step up efforts to counter disinformation in Europe and beyond. EU action against disinformation
29 November 2018, 20:14 CET The European Commission reported on 28 November for the third time on the progress achieved on risk reduction efforts. Third Progress Report on risk reduction and the declining trends as regards non-performing loans
28 November 2018, 16:01 CET The European Commission presented its strategy for a climate neutral Europe by 2050 on 28 November. Strategy for a climate neutral Europe by 2050
27 November 2018, 15:50 CET Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations across the globe. The European Union has put substantial ... Elimination of violence against women
27 November 2018, 00:13 CET The EU Council adopted the Regulations on the veterinary medicinal products and medicated feed on 26 November. Legislation on Veterinary Medicinal Products (VMP) and Medicated Feed
22 November 2018, 23:37 CET The European Commission on 22 November presented an action plan to enhance efficiency, transparency and legal certainty in the development of harmonised standar... Commission plan to make standardisation in the Single Market more efficient
21 November 2018, 00:33 CET The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on 20 November adopted a Joint Communication that sets ... European Union partnership with India
15 November 2018, 13:18 CET The negotiators of the European Commission and the United Kingdom have reached a deal on the terms of the Article 50 Withdrawal Agreement on 14 November. Brexit negotiations: What is in the Withdrawal Agreement
13 November 2018, 23:58 CET The European Commission issued on 13 November its latest reports on steps taken by Bulgaria and Romania to meet their commitments on judicial reform and the fig... Bulgaria and Romania Cooperation and Verification Mechanism Reports 2018
08 November 2018, 18:23 CET In its November 2018 monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against EU Member States for failing to comply ... November infringements package: key decisions
07 November 2018, 23:37 CET Ahead of the December Fisheries Council, where EU Member States are expected to agree on next year's fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and North Sea, the Co... Commission proposal for Atlantic and North Sea fishing opportunities (TACs) in 2019
29 October 2018, 17:31 CET The European Commission adopted in February 2014 guidelines on how EU Member States can support airports and airlines in line with EU state aid rules. The guide... EU guidelines for state aid to airports and airlines
25 October 2018, 00:38 CET The European Commission presented on 24 October its Work Programme for 2019, setting out three main priorities for the year ahead: reaching swift agreement on t... Commission Work Programme 2019