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Slovenian Presidency over the Council of the EU

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1.7.2021 – From July 1 Slovenia will (together with Portugal and Germany) reside over the Council of the EU. Slovenia will strive to actively contribute to strenghtening the EU’s resilence to health, economic, energy, climate and cyber crises. Priorities can be summarized in four key points: recovery from the pandemic, the future of Europe, strengthening [...]

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Plan for the research and innovation 2021 – 2024

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16.3.2021 – Today, the European Commission adopted the first strategic plan for Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme worth €95.5 billion in current prices. The strategic plan is a novelty in Horizon Europe and sets the strategic orientations for the targeting of investments in the programme’s first four years. It ensures that [...]

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Eastern Partnership beyond 2020

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18.3.2020 – Today, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have put forward a proposal for the long-term policy objectives of the Eastern Partnership beyond 2020. These aim at increasing trade, strengthening connectivity and deepening economic integration with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova [...]

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100 days of the new Commission

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9.3.2020 – President von der Leyen presented the main challenges facing her Commission on the 100th day of her mandate during a press conference. The Commission is now dealing with new, pressing priorities, namely the situation at the Greek-Turkish border and the COVID-19 outbreak. At the same time, we remain committed to driving the work [...]

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Commissioners proposals designate

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10.9.2019 – The new Commission will reflect the priorities and ambitions set out in the Political Guidelines. The Commission is structured around the objectives President-elect von der Leyen was elected on by the European Parliament. At the heart of our work is the need to address the changes in climate, technology and demography that are [...]

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European research priorities for 2021-2027

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20.3.2019 – A provisional deal on Horizon Europe that bridges the EU research gap, prioritises SMEs and broadens thematic research was agreed with member states on Tuesday night. The European Parliament’s negotiating team agreed a partial provisional deal on Horizon Europe and its specific programme with the Council on Tuesday night. This comes less than [...]

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State of the Union 2018

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12.9.2018 – European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in today’s annual speech on the State of the Union (#SOTEU) before the European parliamentarians in Strasbourg presented the priorities for the year ahead and its vision of how the European Union can continue building a “united, stronger and more democratic EU “which was the theme of his [...]

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Institutional Priorities for 2018

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10.1.2018 – In the first meeting of 2018, the College of Commissioners discussed the institutional priorities for this year, a year to deliver on the reform of the Economic and Monetary Union, secure the EU’s borders, overhaul the EU’s asylum system, get back to Schengen, complete the Digital Single Market, and bring the Western Balkans [...]

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EU’s economic and social priorities for 2018

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22.11.2017-Commission sets out EU’s economic and social priorities for the year ahead, gives policy recommendation for the euro area and completes the assessment of euro area Member States’ Draft Budgetary Plans. The 2018 European Semester cycle of economic, fiscal and social policy coordination starts against the backdrop of robust economic activity in the euro area [...]

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Focus on new priorities 2014-2020

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On 7 March 2017, the Council agreed to adjust the EU’s multi-annual financial framework (MFF) for 2014-2020 to bring it in line with new priorities. The agreed changes reinforce the EU’s support for tackling the migration crisis, strengthening security, boosting growth and creating jobs. They will allow the EU to respond more easily to unexpected [...]

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EU priorities 2017

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Commission sets EU’s economic and social priorities for the year ahead, confirms the need to move towards a more positive fiscal stance for the euro area, and completes assessment of euro area Member States’ Draft Budgetary Plans The Commission today sets out its views on the EU’s economic and social priorities for the year ahead, [...]

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