Making smarter rules for safer food is the aim of this EU initiative on animal and plant health by updating current rules and food safety standards.
A set of EU-wide legislative and non-legislative initiatives to make corporate taxation in the EU fairer, simpler and more effective.
Athena is the EU mechanism handling the financing of common costs relating to EU military operations under the EU's common security and defence policy (CSDP)
The banking union is an EU-level banking supervision and resolution system, designed to ensure that EU's banking sector is safe and reliable.
Proposal to simplify and tailor EU legislation to better serve citizens and businesses via a set of new tools.
EU and the UK after the referendum on 23 June 2016. Explaining the Brexit negotiation process, including all negotiation documents and guidelines.
The capital markets union is an EU initiative which aims to deepen and further integrate the capital markets of the 28 EU member states.
The Council is working on a relaunched legislative initiative to establish a common consolidated corporate tax base in the EU.
A 'health test' of the economy which allows EU ministers to prioritise and assess the impact of EU rules and policies.
The Cotonou Agreement is the overarching framework for EU relations with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.
Information on the reform of European data protection legislation. This reform unifies and updates the legislation on protection of personal data.
The digital single market aims to help consumers and businesses buy and sell online, and looks to enable the growth of digital networks and services.
The EU wants to equip its citizens with the skills needed in the labour market by reducing early school leave and upholding tertiary level education.
To support the EU's efforts to boost investment and structural reforms, the Council discusses the flexibility of the existing rules of the Stability and Growth Pact.
The energy union package covers important areas such as energy security, the internal energy market, energy efficiency, decarbonisation and competitiveness.
Information on the new directive on conditions of entry and residence for students and researchers and timeline of decisions at the Council.
At the Bratislava Summit of September 2016, the 27 leaders of the EU decided to give a new impetus to the European external security and defence: in a challenging geopolitical environment, the EU cooperation on external security and defence will be strengthened.