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Living and working in the European Union.

EU set to tighten up visa regime on external borders 11 December 2020, 00:15 CET
The EU Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement Tuesday to make Europe's external borders more secure, approving a proposal to revise and upgrade the EU's Visa Information System.

EU steps up efforts to tackle gender pay gap 03 December 2020, 21:54 CET
The EU Council called on the Commission and EU member states Thursday to make greater efforts to reduce the gender pay gap and gender gaps in care, and to combat gender stereotypes.

Brussels outlines plan for inclusion of migrants 25 November 2020, 16:50 CET
A new plan on Integration and Inclusion for 2021-2027, unveiled by the EU Commission Tuesday, addresses barriers that hinder participation and inclusion of people with a migrant background in European society.

Action plan on Integration and Inclusion 2021-2027 24 November 2020, 23:20 CET
The European Commission presented on 24 November an action plan on Integration and Inclusion for the period 2021-2027.

Brussels outlines EU's first-ever LGBTIQ strategy 15 November 2020, 17:01 CET
The Commission presented Thursday an EU Strategy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) equality, aimed at combating homophobia and transphobia within the Union.

EU work-life balance directive comes into force 04 August 2019, 23:43 CET
An EU Directive on work-life balance, which came into force Thursday, aims to increase the participation of women in the labour market and the take-up of parental leave and flexible working arrangements.

Cocaine seizures in Europe hit all-time high: EU drugs report 06 June 2019, 23:42 CET
Seizures of cocaine are at record levels in Europe, with signs of an increase in the drug's availability, according to the European Drug Report released by the EU's drugs agency on Thursday.

MEPs vote to end daylight saving time from 2021 27 March 2019, 18:56 CET
2021 could be the last year with a seasonal time change in the EU following the European Parliament's vote Tuesday to end the practice of adjusting clocks by an hour in spring and autumn.

2019 Gender Equality report 07 March 2019, 22:48 CET
On the occasion of this year's International Women's Day, the European Commission published its 2019 report on equality between women and men in the EU.

MEPs vote to end biannual clock change in Europe 05 March 2019, 13:04 CET
The last Sunday in March 2021 could mark the end of seasonal changes of time in the EU, following a vote Monday by the European Parliament's Transport and Tourism Committee to end biannual clock changes.

States confirm update of EU's common visa policy 20 February 2019, 23:22 CET
EU states confirmed a plan to modernise the EU's common visa policy Wednesday, adapting the rules to growing security concerns, the challenges of migration and new opportunities offered by technological developments.

Red tape cut for those who move to another EU Member State 20 February 2019, 23:24 CET
From 16 February, bureaucratic procedures for citizens who need to present a public document to get married or start a job in the country they live in have been cut across the European Union.

Family law 30 January 2019, 22:48 CET
Family law is the competence of EU countries, and EU rules apply only in cross-border cases. Overview of family matters - Divorce and separation - Children's wellbeing - Property of international couples (marriages and registered partnerships) - Successions and wills - Civil status documents

New EU property regime for international couples in force 31 January 2019, 21:17 CET
New EU regulations establishing clear rules applicable to property regimes for international married couples or registered partnerships in cases of divorce or death apply as of Tuesday.

EU agrees better work-life balance for parents and carers 28 January 2019, 12:17 CET
The EU institutions reached a provisional agreement Friday on a proposal to improve access for working parents to work-life balance arrangements such as leaves and flexible working arrangements.

Antisemitism in Europe: Eurobarometer survey 23 January 2019, 18:24 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, namely only one in two (53%),according to the EU's latest Eurobarometer of pubic opinion, published on 22 January 2019.

9 out of 10 European Jews see rise in antisemitism 12 December 2018, 13:20 CET
9 out of 10 European Jews feel antisemitism has increased over the past five years, particularly on the internet and on social media, says a poll by the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, published Monday.

Elimination of violence against women 27 November 2018, 15:55 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 actions in place to ensure violence against girls and women is ended once and for all.

EU Parliament, Council strike deal on accessibility 08 November 2018, 22:56 CET
Key products and services such as smartphones, ticketing machines and banking services will have to be made more accessible to people with disabilities following a deal by Parliament and Council Thursday.

European Accessibility Act 08 November 2018, 22:37 CET
The European Accessibility Act aims to improve the functioning of the internal market for accessible products and services by removing barriers created by divergent legislation. This will facilitate the work of companies and will bring benefits for persons with disabilities and elderly people in the EU.

Brussels moves to end seasonal clock changes in Europe 12 September 2018, 23:42 CET
The EU Commission proposed Wednesday to end seasonal clock changes in Europe in 2019, with Member States free to decide once and for all whether they want to permanently apply summer- or wintertime.

Ending seasonal clock changes - EC proposal 12 September 2018, 23:31 CET
In his 'State of the Union' address to the European Parliament on 12 September, EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker put forward proposals to put an end to seasonal clock changes in Europe.

Plans for a fully equipped European Border and Coast Guard 12 September 2018, 23:20 CET
In his 'State of the Union' address to the European Parliament on 12 September, EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker put forward proposals on migration and border reform, including plans for a fully equipped European Border and Coast Guard.

Brussels looks to end clock changes in Europe 01 September 2018, 18:21 CET
The EU Commission intends to put forward proposals for ending daylight saving clock changes in Europe, following preliminary results of a public consultation on clock changes, published on Friday.

MEPs back work-life balance reforms 16 July 2018, 18:35 CET
The EU Parliament's Employment Committee gave its backing Wednesday to approved paternity leave, non-transferable parental leave and measures to boost women's chances in the labour market.