Tag: European Council

Deal on digitalization of access to justice will benefit citizens

Deal on digitalization of access to justice will benefit citizens

| July 3, 2020

This week, Parliament and Council negotiators reached an agreement to make access to justice faster, cheaper and more user-friendly for EU citizens and businesses. The two pieces of legislation under negotiation between the two EU legislators, respectively on taking evidence and on service of documents, aim to make judicial cross-border co-operation between national courts more […]

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EU leaders agree not ready to sign off a recovery plan

EU leaders agree not ready to sign off a recovery plan

| June 19, 2020

EU leaders agreed today (19 June) that urgent action was needed to haul their coronavirus-hit economies from the deepest recession since World War Two, but made no progress on a massive stimulus plan that has divided them bitterly for weeks, write Francesco Guarascio  and Philip Blenkinsop. The 27 avoided a bruising bust-up during a summit […]

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#Sassoli calls for action on recovery: ‘Our citizens expect bold action’

#Sassoli calls for action on recovery: ‘Our citizens expect bold action’

| June 19, 2020

European Parliament President David Sassoli during his address to EU leaders  Parliament President David Sassoli urged EU leaders to take action on Europe’s recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Sassoli addressed heads of state and government at the start of a video conference of the European Council on 19 June to discuss the […]

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‘No one must be left behind’: #Climate and #EUBudget showdown at EU summit

‘No one must be left behind’: #Climate and #EUBudget showdown at EU summit

| December 12, 2019

European leaders rallied in Brussels on Thursday (12 December) at a Council summit where talk will focus on two major issues: the bloc’s budget and climate change, writes Matthew Holroyd. This December Council, which will continue on Friday (13 December), is the first summit for the new leaders of the European institutions, EU Commission President […]

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Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 9-10 December 2019

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 9-10 December 2019

| December 10, 2019

The Council held a debate on ‘Economy of Wellbeing – next steps in investing in health as its key component’, based on a discussion paper. Ministers exchanged views on health-related topics, in particular mental health, healthy ageing and the digital transformation of health and social services. Based on a presidency note, ministers also held a […]

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Europe will look at further reforms in the supervision and exchange of information on #MoneyLaundering

Europe will look at further reforms in the supervision and exchange of information on #MoneyLaundering

| December 5, 2019

The Council has today (5 December) adopted conclusions on strategic priorities on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML). The conclusions are a direct response to the EU strategic agenda for 2019-2024 where the European Council calls for “strengthening our fight against terrorism and cross-border crime, improving co-operation and information-sharing and further developing […]

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EU closer to enabling #Consumers to defend their rights collectively

EU closer to enabling #Consumers to defend their rights collectively

| November 28, 2019

Consumers will soon be able to defend their rights collectively and more efficiently across the EU. The Council today reached agreement on a draft directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers. “The Single Market can only realize its full potential if EU consumers have access to efficient and affordable […]

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