Policies

EU fight against terrorism

Information on the EU counter-terrorism strategy, the role of the Counter-Terrorism Coordinator and current areas of action, including foreign fighters.

EU trade agreements

Information on EU trade agreements. 

EU-Africa relations

Information on the frameworks shaping EU-Africa relations, economically and politically and on the role of the Council.

European Semester

The European Semester helps the member states to coordinate their economic, employment and fiscal policies better and to make sure they reflect the EU-level goals. 

Fair labour mobility in the EU

The EU is working to increase fair labour mobility in the EU by removing barriers that hinder it. 

Financial assistance for euro area member states

Euro area member states experiencing financing difficulties can receive financial support via the European Stability Mechanism, on certain conditions.

 

Finding solutions to migratory pressures

Information on the role of the Council and the European Council in the response to growing migratory pressures and on their current areas of activity.

Five presidents' report: completing Europe's Economic and Monetary Union

Presidents of the EU institutions have drafted a report on improving economic governance in the euro area.

Improving cyber security across the EU

Information on the EU cyber security strategy and the proposed network information security (NIS) directive, and on the progress of discussions in the Council.

Investment plan for Europe

Investment plan for Europe is an EU initiative to increase investment across the EU and boost long-term economic growth

 

Joining the euro area

To be able to join the euro area the EU member states are required to fulfil the so-called 'convergence criteria' - economic and legal conditions.

Managing the EU's fish stocks

The EU manages fish stocks through its fisheries management system and common fisheries policy. Information on the role of the Council in this area.

Mandatory exchange of information in the field of taxation: combatting corporate tax avoidance

Council directive on automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation aims to combat corporate tax avoidance and increase transparency in cross-border corporate taxation practices.

Modernising EU rules for medical devices

New rules would boost the control of medical devices and in-vitro diagnostic medical devices traded in the EU.

Money market funds

Rules to make EU's money market funds more resilient and able to withstand market shocks

Multiannual financial framework: shaping EU expenditure

The multiannual financial framework (MFF) sets the limits for the annual general budgets of the European Union for a period of five or 7 years.

Novel foods

Information on the proposed legislation on novel foods, which aims to update the existing rules dating back to 1997.

Organic farming

Organic farming is farming which follows practices designed to minimise the human impact on the environment, while ensuring the agricultural system operates as naturally as possible. 

Own resources: the EU revenue

The EU rules on own resources define the different types of EU revenue, such as sugar levies or VAT-based own resources, and the methods for calculating them.

Package travel: protecting holidaymakers

The package travel directive brings holidaymakers' rights into the digital age.