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26 Jul
European Commission

EU-U.S. trade talks: European Commission presents progress report

Yesterday, 25 July 2019, marks the first anniversary of the Joint Statement by President Juncker and President Trump, which launched the new phase in the relationship between the United States and the European Union. As a first step, the Presidents set up an Executive Working Group, co-chaired by Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström and her […]

25 Jul
European Commission decides to refer Greece and Spain to the Court

Data protection: European Commission decides to refer Spain to the Court for not transposing EU law

Data Protection. The European Commission decided today (25 July) to refer Spain and Greece to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to transpose the EU rules on personal data protection (the Data Protection Law Enforcement Directive, Directive (EU) 2016/680). In April 2016, the Council and the European Parliament agreed the Directive had […]

18 Jul

Annual inflation up to 1.3% in the euro area (June 2019)

The euro area annual inflation rate was 1.3% in June 2019, up from 1.2% in May. A year earlier, the rate was 2.0%. European Union annual inflation was 1.6% in June 2019, stable compared to May. A year earlier, the rate was 2.1%. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European […]

17 Jul
European Union digitalisation future of work 2024

A new strategic agenda for the EU 2019-2024 (future of work, economy, artificial intelligence…)

At its meeting in Brussels on 20 June 2019, the European Council agreed on an agenda for the EU for the next five years. ‘A new strategic agenda 2019-2024’ sets out the priority areas that will steer the work of the European Council and provide guidance for the work programmes of other EU institutions. The […]

11 Jul
budget for EU 2020

2020 EU budget: European Council agrees its position

EU ambassadors yesterday, 10 July, agreed the Council’s position on the 2020 EU draft budget. Once formally adopted by the Council, this will serve as a mandate for the presidency in negotiations with the European Parliament. In total, the Council’s position for next year’s budget amounts to €166.8 billion in commitments and €153.1 billion in […]

08 Jul
Sustainable development goals European Council

Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the world: European Council adopts conclusions

The European Council today (8 July) adopted conclusions welcoming the publication of the first joint synthesis report of the EU and its member states on “Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the world” as an important contribution to EU reporting at the High Level Political Forum in 2019. The Council welcomes the collective contribution […]

04 Jul
ESDE 2019 European Union

The European Commission publishes the 2019 edition of its yearly Employment and Social Developments in Europe review (ESDE)

Yesterday, 3 July, the European Commission published the 2019 edition of its yearly Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review. In light of global long-term trends such as ageing, globalisation, technological transformation and climate change, the 2019 ESDE is dedicated to the theme of sustainability. The report shows that tackling climate change and preserving […]

03 Jul
eurostat business in european union

First quarter of 2019: Business investment stable at 23.6% in the euro area

In the first quarter of 2019, the business investment rate was 23.6% in the euro area, stable compared to previous quarter. The business profit share in the euro area was 39.8% in the first quarter of 2019, compared with 40.0% in the fourth quarter of 2018. These data come from a first release of seasonally […]

03 Jul
new leaders European Union 2019

European Council appoints new EU leaders

European Council appoints new EU leaders. The European Council elected yesterday, 2 Jul, Charles Michel as President of the European Council. The President of the European Council is elected for the period from 1 December 2019 until 31 May 2022. The mandate of two and a half years of the President of the European Council is renewable once. The […]

02 Jul
taxes European Union disputes

Fair Taxation: New EU-wide system to resolve tax disputes between Member States applies from 1 July

Fair Taxation in EU. New EU rules come into force yesterday, 1 July, to ensure quicker and more effective resolution of tax disputes between Member States, making life easier and offering much more tax certainty for businesses and individuals experiencing double taxation issues. The eagerly awaited new system will help to find solutions for tax […]


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