25 November 2016

Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Message by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

30 September 2016

Cross-border Programme the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - Republic of Albania under the Instrument of Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II) allocations for 2014 & 2015

The Delegation of European Union in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is organising six (6) information sessions for the above Call for Proposals in October 2016

28 September 2016

Тhe Second EU Roma Integration Award for the Western Balkans and Turkey has been launched

The European Commission, DG NEAR, has launched the Second EU Roma Integration Award for the Western Balkans and Turkey

26 September 2016

End of roaming charges in the EU in 2017

As announced by President Juncker in his State of the Union Address, Members of the College today discussed a revised draft of the rules needed to avoid abuses of the end of roaming charges in time for June 2017.

19 September 2016

New Cross-border Programme: The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - Republic of Albania

New call for Cross-border Programme the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - Republic of Albania under the Instrument of Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II) .

14 September 2016

State of the European Union 2016

President Juncker today addressed the European Parliament in his annual State of the European Union speech.

14 September 2016


The call is announced within the project "Improving the participation of small (er) communities at the local level" financed by the Delegation of the European Union

13 September 2016

Commission proposes EU certification system for airport security equipment

The European Commission is proposing to establish a single EU certification procedure for aviation security screening equipment to enhance the competitiveness of the EU security industry

25 August 2016

Reducing CO2 emissions from passenger cars

EU legislation sets mandatory emission reduction targets for new cars. This legislation is the cornerstone of the EU's strategy to improve the fuel economy of cars sold on the European market.

25 August 2016

Towards better social statistics for a social Europe

The European Commission adopted a proposal for a Regulation on new, integrated ways to collect and use data from social surveys so as to better support policy making in general and social policy in particular.

19 August 2016

World Humanitarian Day 2016

Every year, on August 19, World Humanitarian Day is an occasion to honour the invaluable contribution of humanitarian workers who risk their lives every day to save the lives of others.

18 August 2016

The European exchange programme for Entrepreneurs

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange programme which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other Participating Countries.

17 August 2016

EYE2016: Shaping Europe

Last May, the European Parliament in Strasbourg was transformed by 7500 young people coming from all over the continent and beyond for the European Youth Event (EYE2016).

12 August 2016

EU and UNICEF widen partnership to better protect child rights in South-East Europe

The European Union and UNICEF have broadened an important regional partnership that aims to protect children from violence and better include children with disabilities into society.

9 August 2016

EU Civil Protection Mechanism activated to support the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia following deadly floods

The EU's Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated and the first EU experts are deployed onsite in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia following flooding

9 August 2016

The Visegrad Fund supports multilateral projects, deadline September 1, 2016

Do you have an idea for a regional cooperation in Central Europe? Do you have an idea for a project that goes across borders?

5 August 2016

New EU directive relaxes rules for ncoming students and researchers, trainees and volunteers

A newly-adopted EU directive has relaxed some of the rules for entry and residence that apply to people from outside the EU who come to study, research, train or volunteer in Europe.

5 August 2016

This is last summer with roaming charges in the EU

The Europian Commission prepares the ground for the end of roaming charges in June 2017

4 August 2016

What is the EU doing on climate change?

Action to tackle climate change and cut greenhouse gas emissions is a priority for the EU.

29 July 2016

Photo competition: Europe in my region

Participate in the Europe in My Region photo competition for a chance to win a photography workshop in Brussels and a two night trip to Brussels for two people

29 July 2016

The first round-the-world solar flight in history

Solar Impulse 2 has completed the first round-the-world flight by a solar-powered aeroplane, after touching down in Abu Dhabi early on Tuesday, 26.07.2016

27 July 2016

Commission registers 'Let'sFly2Europe' and 'People4Soil' European Citizens' Initiatives

The European Commission has today taken the decision to register the 'LetsFly2Europe' and 'People4Soil' European Citizens' Initiatives.

25 July 2016

EU publishes key results of its international cooperation and development activities

The EU International Cooperation and Development Results Framework has provided the basis for this annual EU report, which is the first of its kind.

22 July 2016

Council of Europe – Office of the Directorate General of Programmes is seeking to recruit Project Assistants

Employment is limited to the duration of the Project (between 18 and 24 months).

21 July 2016

Traineeship in the European Commission

University graduates can apply for a paid traineeship of 5 months with the European Commission (or some executive bodies and agencies of the European Institutions like, for instance, the European External Action Service or Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation), starting on either 1st March or 1st October.

18 July 2016

Member State compliance with EU law improving, but more work ahead to unleash full potential of Single Market

The European Commission has reiterated its commitment to ensure the effective application of the whole range of European legislation and, in particular, the world's biggest single market of 500 million citizens

14 July 2016

Innovation performance compared: How innovative is your country?

The European Innovation Scoreboard provides a comparative assessment of research and innovation performance and the relative strengths and weaknesses of national research and innovation systems.

13 July 2016

Completing the reform of the Common European Asylum System

Today the Commission has adopted a new legislative package completing its comprehensive response in the field of migration and asylum.

13 July 2016

European Commission launches EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: Stronger protection for transatlantic data flows

The European Commission on Tuesday 12.07.2016 adopted the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. This new framework protects the fundamental rights of anyone in the EU whose personal data is transferred to the United States, and brings legal clarity for businesses relying on transatlantic data transfers.

13 June 2016

Climate Action: EU prepares the way for a quick ratification of Paris Agreement

The European Commission presented a proposal for the European Union to ratify the Paris Agreement, the world's first universal, legally binding deal to tackle climate change. The Commission's proposal comes just weeks after the EU and 174 countries signed the landmark agreement at a ceremony.

23 May 2016

23 films supported by Creative Europe MEDIA screened in Cannes

Cannes Film Festival as well as its parallel events - Directors' Fortnight and Semaine de la Critique - will present 22 films supported by Creative Europe MEDIA, starting on Wednesday 11 until Sunday 22 May 2016.

23 May 2016

New Creative Europe website

The Creative Europe website is now mobile friendly and has been redesigned to be easier to navigate. French, German, Italian and Spanish versions of the site will be published this summer.

18 May 2016

Public debate: "Environmental topics in the media- advantages and barriers"

New customs rules come into force on Sunday 1 May that will make life simpler for businesses that trade in Europe and better protect consumers against illegal and counterfeit goods

04 May 2016

Connecting Youth – Western Balkans Youth Conference – Paris, 4 July 2016

The European Commission and the Government of the French Republic, supported by the European Youth Forum and SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre, are launching a Call for Applications to the Western Balkans Youth Conference. The Connecting Youth conference will take place in Paris, 4 July 2016, in the margins of the Western Balkans Summit.

22 April 2016

New European Cultural Diplomacy Platform Launched

A Cultural Diplomacy Platform was launched to enhance the European Union’s engagement with third countries and their citizens.

21 April 2016

Europeana 280: connecting Europeans to their art heritage

Europe's digital library Europeana today launches Europeana 280, a cross-border campaign to get people interested in Europe’s artworks and their evolution across centuries.

18 March 2016

Teenage refugees are the future “workers and geniuses” in Europe, say YEYS delegates

Your Europe, Your Say! (YEYS) lived up to all expectations, as young people from the EU-28 and candidate countries shook things up with their enthusiasm and fresh ideas to help integrate migrants into European societies – the theme of this year’s event.

17 March 2016

Circular economy: New Regulation to boost the use of organic and waste-based fertilisers

The reuse of raw materials that are now disposed as waste is one of the key principles of the Circular Economy Package adopted in December 2015. Today the Commission is proposing a Regulation which will significantly ease the access of organic and waste-based fertilisers to the EU single market, bringing them on a level playing field with traditional, non-organic fertilisers

07 March 2016

A holistic approach to greener, cleaner and quieter aircraft

By sucking air through tiny holes in the leading edge of the wings and tail fins of aircraft, manipulating airflow and modifying wing flaps, a large-scale EU-funded project is developing and testing a range of innovative aeronautics technologies that will improve fuel efficiency, reduce noise and lower the environmental footprint of aircraft.

04 March 2016

Putting smart public transport technology to the test

An EU-funded project is testing intelligent, energy-efficient and passenger-friendly bus service innovations designed to bring benefits to both commuters and public authorities across 12 cities in Europe. The most effective solutions are expected to create new market opportunities for cutting-edge technology in public transport.

2 February 2016

Commission presents Action Plan to strengthen the fight against terrorist financing

The recent terrorist attacks in the European Union and beyond demonstrate the need for a strong coordinated European response to combatting terrorism.

28 January 2016

SMEs in South-eastern Europe to benefit from €250 million in EU-guaranteed loans

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in seven countries in South-eastern Europe – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Romania and Serbia - will get easier access to risk capital.

27 January 2016

European Commission tightens rules for safer and cleaner cars

The European Commission has tabled legislative proposals to ensure car manufacturers comply strictly with all EU safety, environmental and production requirements.

19 January 2016

Commission proposes to strengthen the exchange of criminal records on non-EU citizens

Today, the European Commission proposed to facilitate the exchange of criminal records of non-EU citizens in the EU by upgrading the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS).

15 January 2016

Biomass for energy: from field to fuel

Agricultural, forestry and residential waste can provide fuel for transport, heat for homes and electricity for businesses, reducing Europe's dependence on imported fossil fuels and lowering green house gas emissions.

13 January 2016

Refugee crisis: Commission reviews 2015 actions and sets 2016 priorities

At their weekly meeting today, the College of Commissioners discussed the refugee crisis, looking at the measures taken in 2015 and the initiatives to be presented in spring 2016.

11 January 2016

18-month programme of the EU Council for the Dutch, Slovak and Maltese Presidencies

The EU member states that will hold the next three Presidencies of the EU Council (known collectively as the Trio Presidency) have drawn up an 18-month agenda to ensure that, in addition to the immediate challenges the EU is facing, other important issues will receive the necessary attention and commitment.

07 January 2016

National Programme of the Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the European Union

The Netherlands has published the national programme for its Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The publication – in four languages – takes an in-depth look at the priorities for the coming six months