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04 March 2019, 18:21 CET The European Commission adopted a Report on 4 March on its 2015 Circular Economy Action Plan to stimulate Europe's transition towards a circular economy which a... Circular Economy Package Report
01 March 2019, 01:21 CET In its annual assessment of the economic and social situation in the EU Member States, the European Commission on 27 February stressed the need to promote inves... European Semester 2019: Winter Package
01 March 2019, 01:13 CET The Commission announced on 26 February an investment programme worth over €10 billion for low-carbon technologies in several sectors to boost their global co... Innovation Fund Delegated Regulation
15 February 2019, 00:08 CET On 13 February, the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission reached a political deal on the first-ever rules aimed at... Fairness of online platforms' trading practices
14 February 2019, 16:50 CET The European Parliament, EU Council and the Commission found a political agreement on 13 February to make the copyright rules 'fit for digital era' in Europe an... New EU Copyright Directive
13 February 2019, 20:39 CET The EU Commission adopted on 13 February its new list of 23 third countries with strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist fi... Money laundering: EU list of high-risk third countries
12 February 2019, 16:26 CET The European Parliament and the EU Council reached a provisional agreement on 11 February on a Commission proposal for a Regulation on the transparency and sust... EU proposal on transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment model in the food chain
11 February 2019, 11:58 CET As of 9 February 2019, the new rules on safety features for prescription medicines sold in the EU will apply. New safety features for medicines sold in the EU
08 February 2019, 00:04 CET The European Commission recommended on 5 February engaging in two international negotiations on cross-border rules to obtain electronic evidence. Mandate for the EU-U.S. cooperation on electronic evidence
06 February 2019, 23:40 CET The European Commission presented on 6 February a Recommendation for the creation of a secure system that will enable citizens to access their electronic health... European Electronic Health Record exchange format
04 February 2019, 17:25 CET The fourth evaluation on the EU Code of Conduct shows that this Commission initiative delivers successful results. IT companies are now assessing 89% of flagged... Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online - fourth evaluation
29 January 2019, 23:34 CET The European Commission published on 29 January the first reports submitted by signatories of the Code of Practice against disinformation signed in October 2018... Code of Practice against disinformation
24 January 2019, 17:04 CET In its January 2019 monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against EU Member States for failing to comply w... January 2019 infringements package: key decisions
23 January 2019, 18:28 CET The European Commission presented on 23 January a comprehensive report on investor citizenship and residence schemes operated by a number of EU Member States. Report on Investor Citizenship and Residence Schemes in the European Union
23 January 2019, 18:16 CET Of all the antisemitic expressions, denying the Holocaust is seen also by the general public as the most problematic, albeit by a significantly lower number, na... Antisemitism in Europe: Eurobarometer survey
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