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EU reports on progress in fighting disinformation ahead of European Council

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14.6.2019 – Protecting our democratic processes and institutions from disinformation is a major challenge for societies across the globe. To tackle this, the EU has demonstrated leadership and put in place a robust framework for coordinated action, with full respect for European values and fundamental rights. Today’s joint Communication sets out how the Action Plan against [...]

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Austrian Presidency

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4.7.2018 – On July 1, 2018, Austria took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the third time after 1998 and 2006. As holder of the Presidency, Austria will contribute significantly to the legislative and political work of the Council, but the possibilities to shape the agenda are more limited than [...]

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Council approves 2017 country-specific recommendations

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11.7.2017-The European Semester involves simultaneous monitoring of the member states’ economic, employment and fiscal policies during a six-month period every year. In the light of policy guidance given by the European Council annually in March, the member states present each year in April: – National reform programmes for their economic policies. These set out a [...]

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Home affairs Councils’ meeting conclusions


Home affairs Ministers meeting in the Justice and Home affairs Council on 9. 11. 2015 decided on a number of measures to handle the refugee and migration crisis and  set out a set of conclusions. The Ministers stressed the necessity to safeguard the functioning of the Schengen area and to reduce migratory pressures. To that [...]

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Informal meeting of European Council today


Today, 12 February, an informal European Council meeting is taking place in Brussels, at which the Heads of State and Government of the EU Member States discuss the fight against terrorism, the situation in Ukraine, relations with Russia, the Economic, Monetary Union and, of course, Greece. European leaders will prepare a joint statement on political [...]

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