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Strengthening Whistleblower protection in EU

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8.10.2019 – The Council of Ministers adopted today the directive on whistleblower protection at the Justice and Home Affairs Council in Luxembourg. The directive will guarantee a high level of protection for whistleblowers by establishing safe channels for reporting both within an organisation and to public authorities, setting EU-wide standards. It will also protect whistleblowers [...]

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July infringements package

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25.7.2019 – In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission pursues legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas, aim to ensure the proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. For more [...]

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National risk assesment of 5G

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19.7.2019 – Following the Commission Recommendation for a common European approach to the security of 5G networks, 24 EU Member States have now completed the first step and submitted national risk assessments. These assessments will feed into the next phase, a EU-wide risk assessment which will be completed by 1 October. National risk assessments include an [...]

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International rules for married and registered partners

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29.1.2019 – The EU Regulations clarifying the rules applicable to property regimes for international married couples or registered partnerships apply as of today. The regulations establish clear rules in cases of divorce or death and bring an end to parallel and possibly conflicting proceedings in the various Member States, for instance on property or bank [...]

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Member States’ commitments to terminate all bilateral investment treaties within the EU

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17.1.2019 – The Commission welcomes EU Member States’ commitments on the legal consequences of the Achmea judgement and in particular their commitment to terminate all bilateral investment treaties (BITs) between themselves. As the Commission has consistently stated, and as outlined in its July 2018 Communication on the Protection of intra-EU investment, the dispute settlement mechanisms provided in these [...]

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November infringements package: key decisions

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8.11.2018 – In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission (‘Commission’) is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas, aim to ensure the proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. [...]

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A new tool to support the ERDF and Cohesion Funds

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17.12.2017-Managing and implementing the ERDF and Cohesion Fund requires a wide set of operational, professional and management competencies, also going beyond the requirements of the 2014-2020 regulations. In order to support Member State administrations managing and implementing the Funds in evaluating and strengthening these competencies, the Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) [...]

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Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland breaching their legal obligations

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6.9.2017-In four progress reports adopted today, the Commission is calling on all parties to sustain and further accelerate the good progress made in managing irregular migration flows, protecting the EU external borders and supporting the frontline Member States under pressure. With 27,695 persons relocated so far, the EU relocation mechanism is working and delivering results. [...]

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Car emissions and safety – stricter rules

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29.5. 2017 – The Commission welcomes the agreement reached today by Member States on its legislative proposal to ensure that car manufacturers comply strictly with all EU safety, environmental and production requirements. Proposed by the Commission in January 2016, the new rules represent a complete overhaul of the so-called car type approval framework: the system [...]

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The September infringements’ package

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To help citizens and businesses benefit fully from the internal market, the European Commission continuously engages with and, if necessary, initiates infringement procedures against Member States which do not respect European law. The European Commission also closes pending cases where the Member State concerned, in cooperation with the Commission, has solved the problem and ensured [...]

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The July infringements’ package

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To help citizens and businesses benefit fully from the internal market, the European Commission continuously engages with and, if necessary, initiates infringement procedures against Member States which do not respect European law. The European Commission also closes pending cases where the Member State concerned, in cooperation with the Commission, has solved the problem and ensured [...]

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Cameron refuses to pay EU budget bill

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European Council discussions were overtaken by a row over an EU budget bill presented to nine member states. David Cameron, the prime minister of the UK, said on 24 October, that he will not pay a €2.1 billion bill to top-up the EU budget by a deadline of 1 December. Member states were told during the [...]

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