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EU moves to strengthen maritime policy
EU Council of Ministers in June will create a financial instrument to develop a comprehensive maritime policy and will promote the inclusion of a maritime ...
Advisers set for tighter EU scrutiny over tax schemes
EU Member States reached political agreement Tuesday on new transparency rules for tax advisers, accountants, banks and lawyers who design and promote tax ...
Top Stories from the European Council - 15-19 June 2020
Financial investigations: call for further improvements in fight against serious and organised crime - Security and defence conclusions - Countering the ...
EU to cooperate on fighting tax evasion
At a meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council today, finance ministers adopted a draft EU directive on strenghtening mutual assistance between ...
Ministers agree position on EU posted workers directive
EU ministers agreed a compromise Monday on the posting of workers directive, allowing posted workers to generally benefit from the same rules governing pay and ...
Top Stories from the European Council - 6-10 July 2020
Recovery package - Eurogroup videoconference - Video conference of economics and finance ministers
Ministers move forward on EU patent
'At today's Competitiveness Council, 11 Member States stated their agreement to work to implement the European patent via the procedure of enhanced ...
Eurogroup reports progress on Greece, Cyprus
EU finance ministers heard positive reports on Greece's moves towards economic stability and the recovery of the Cypriot economy at their meeting in Brussels ...
EU adopts position on climate finance ahead of COP23
EU finance ministers met in Luxembourg Tuesday to discuss and adopt the EU’s position on climate finance, ahead of the next international climate summit COP23 ...
Greek debt relief moves onto EU agenda
Eurozone finance ministers held 'positive and constructive' talks Monday on the state of play of the first review of Greece's macroeconomic adjustment ...
Top Stories from the European Council - 11-15 May 2020
Agriculture and fisheries ministers meeting - roadmap for recovery - Eastern Partnership policy beyond 2020 - Eurogroup Statement on the Pandemic Crisis ...
Member states agree EU fishing quotas for next year
EU fisheries ministers reached agreement Wednesday on 2017 catch limits for the main commercial fish stocks in the Atlantic, the North Sea and international ...
Stop bombing Aleppo, EU tells Syria and Russia
The EU called on Russia and the Syrian regime to stop bombing Aleppo Monday, and to guarantee an effective ceasefire and avoid further humanitarian catastrophe.
Top Stories from the European Council - 8-12 June 2020
Shaping Europe's digital future - Aviation emissions: EU position on adjusted CORSIA baseline to take account of consequences of COVID-19 - well-being at work, ...
Top Stories from the European Council - 25-29 May 2020
Operation IRINI - video conference of foreign affairs ministers - Syria: Sanctions extended one year - Belarus: EU concludes agreements on visa facilitation ...
Top Stories from the European Council - 1-5 June 2020
Supporting coaches in acquiring skills and competences - Space policy for a sustainable economy - Video conference of telecommunications ministers - Video ...
Top Stories from the European Council - 22-26 June 2020
Conference on the Future of Europe - Excise duty: provisional agreement on modernised taxation rules for alcohol - Just Transition Fund - Taxation: Council ...
EU moots centre to combat cybercrime in Europe
The EU on Monday set out plans for a centre to combat cybercrime in Europe. Ministers meeting in Luxembourg proposed the new centre as part of a longer term ...
EU spectrum boost for connectivity in run-up to 5G
The EU adopted a decision on opening the 700 MHz frequency band for wireless broadband services Tuesday, in order to boost mobile connectivity and drive the ...
Top Stories from the European Council - 13-17 April 2020
Sustainable finance: Council adopts a unified EU classification system - EU response to the coronavirus crisis - multi-party interim appeal arbitration ...
Eurozone needs 'simpler budget rules': Dijsselbloem
"The budget rules for countries in the eurozone need to be simpler, more predictable and easier to explain," said Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem, at an ...
Eurozone finance ministers agree to unlock Greek aid
The EU's Eurogroup ministers welcomed a staff-level agreement between Greece and the institutions Tuesday, paving the way for finalisation of the first review ...
Top Stories from the European Council - 27-30 April 2020
EU-G5 Sahel video conference - video conference of ministers of transport - Videoconference of home affairs ministers - Video conference of energy ministers
Brexit: EU adopts 'no-deal' contingency measures
The EU Council adopted Tuesday a series of legislative acts as part of its contingency preparations for a 'no-deal' Brexit, aiming to limit the most severe ...
EU to strengthen cross-border cooperation on VAT fraud
EU Finance Ministers today reached an agreement on a draft regulation which will enable EU member states to combine efforts in combating fraud with regard to ...
VAT rules simplified for Europe's smaller businesses
EU finance ministers adopted simplified VAT rules applicable to small businesses Tuesday, with a view to reducing administrative burdens and compliance costs ...
Cayman Islands added to EU tax haven list
EU finance ministers at their meeting on Tuesday added the Cayman Islands and Panama to the EU list of 'non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes', in ...
Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council
The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council brings together Justice ministers and Interior ministers about once every two months to discuss the development and ...
Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council
Since June 2002 these three policies have been placed under the sole responsibility of a single Council configuration which meets approximately every two ...
Agriculture and Fisheries Council
The Agriculture and Fisheries Council is, together with the General Affairs and External Relations Council and the Ecofin Council, one of the Council's oldest ...