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18 January 2018, 16:58 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, 18:39 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, 13:46 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
15 December 2017, 11:45 CET The leaders of the three EU institutions, European Commission, Parliament and Council signed today on 14 December 2017 the new Joint Declaration on the EU's leg... EU legislative priorities for 2018-2019 - Joint Declaration
14 December 2017, 22:58 CET EU negotiators reached a provisional agreement on 13 December 2017 to make prices for cross-border parcel delivery services more transparent and affordable and ... Cross-border parcel delivery
14 December 2017, 16:55 CET Legal acts adopted by the Commission by this procedure are referred to in the Treaty as 'delegated acts'. They are subject to the control of the European Parlia... Inter-institutional register of delegated acts
07 December 2017, 18:49 CET In its December 2017 monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against EU Member States for failing to comply ... December infringements package: key decisions
06 December 2017, 23:00 CET The European Commission set out on 6 December 2017 a Roadmap for deepening Europe's Economic and Monetary Union. Deepening Europe's Economic and Monetary Union
05 December 2017, 19:09 CET The first ever EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions has been agreed today by the Finance Ministers of EU Member States during their meeting in Brussels.... EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions
30 November 2017, 23:56 CET The European Commission published on 30 November 2017 the Erasmus+ Annual Report 2016, which covers the third year of Erasmus+, one of the European Union's most... Erasmus+ Annual Report 2016
01 December 2017, 00:42 CET The European Commission unveiled new tools on 30 November 2017 to make the EU's Value Added Tax (VAT) system more fraud-proof and close loopholes which can lead... VAT proposal for administrative cooperation
29 November 2017, 20:16 CET The European Commission presented on 29 November 2017 measures to ensure that intellectual property rights are well protected, thereby encouraging European comp... Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement
29 November 2017, 17:48 CET The European Commission released on 29 November 2017 a Communication on 'The Future of Food and Farming', outlining the ways to ensure that the oldest EU common... The Future of Food and Farming - Commission Communication