During the Energy Council, EU ministers discussed clean energy coming from low CO2 sources as well as innovation. They also looked at security of gas supply. Find out more: europa.eu/!pD34tq
The EU stands for human rights. It will continue to draw attention to human rights violations and abuses worldwide and to the need for accountability within the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Read the EU's priorities just adopted: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Energy Council begins with a debate on clean energy. Low CO2 means not only cleaner air and environment, but also innovation and new jobs. New rules follow the commitment EU made in the Paris Agreement on climate change. For the debate and background: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Thanks for visiting us today, WhyEurope! Benedikt, Tabea and Hans-Christoph came over to Brussels and told us about their project - a platform by young Europeans who are passionate about the EU!
Ministers agreed today to close down so-called "hybrid mismatches" between tax systems. This is a measure to prevent tax avoidance by large companies who exploit disparities between two or more tax jurisdictions to reduce their overall tax liability. More results from today's Economic and Financial Affairs Council: [ Bit.ly Link ]
It's International Mother Language Day - did you know that most of the content on our website [ Europa.eu Link ] is available in all 24 official EU languages? What is/are your mother language(s)? Let us know in the comments!
Council for Competitiveness agreed EU rules for consumer protection cooperation. In addition, ministers looked at concrete actions to help start-ups with market opportunities in the EU. Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Eurogroup discussed the future of Greece's programme and also looked into how easy doing business in the eurozone is. Interested in more details? [ Europa.eu Link ]
Have you ever bought something online but never received it? Improved EU-wide consumer protection cooperation means less damage for customers. A new regulation is on the agenda of tomorrow's Competitiveness Council: bit.ly/2kFmlkL
This week we were delighted to welcome students all the way from Dubai College, here as part of their political studies to learn about regionalisation, the impact of EU law, and the EU as a political entity. Looking forward to welcoming you too! Check out visits info on: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Interested in volunteer work? Are you between 18 and 30? Have you heard of European Solidarity Corps? Today's Education Council discussed the #EUSolidarityCorps initiative which offers a wide range of opportunities for young people to participate and volunteer as well as to promote & safeguard EU values: #humanrights #equality #humandignity watch our video, link in bio.

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Have you heard of the European Solidarity Corps? It's an initiative for young people across Europe to volunteer. EU ministers of education are discussing it tomorrow. Here's the agenda: [ Europa.eu Link ]
While the European Parliament debates the European Semester today, why not have a look at our background information? Find out how the European Semester works and what's important this year: [ Bit.ly Link ]
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem postgraduate students visited us recently to find out more about topics such as immigration, the role of the EU institutions and their decision-making processes. Why not plan a visit too? See our visits info: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Did you know: In an emergency, you can dial the European emergency number 112 everywhere in the EU, free of charge, 24/7. Today is #112Day2017! European Emergency Number 112
2018 will be the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Today the 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU and the European Parliament agreed to celebrate the diversity and richness of European heritage and history during the next year. Find out more here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
No more cutting off from films, music or e-books you have paid for back home when travelling in the EU - we're one step closer to that as the 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU has just reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament to remove barriers to cross-border portability of online content services in the internal market ([ Bit.ly Link ]. Together with the...
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Today's General Affairs Council started preparations for the European Council summit in March. The Commission also gave a presentation about next steps for a sustainable European future. Find out more about the meeting here: [ Bit.ly Link ]