European Union

Doing more for the stability of the eurozone

"We are determined to take all necessary measures and actions needed to ensure the stability of the euro area. Since two years, we have taken steps to overcome the crisis but the immediate economic challenges are so serious that we must do more. All leaders agree to that," declared Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, after the Euro Summit in Brussels on 23 October.

Fishing quotas for the Baltic Sea for 2012 agreed

The EU member states agreed on the maximum quantities of fish (total allowable catches) and allocations to member states (quotas) from certain fish stocks that can be caught in the Baltic Sea in 2012. They also defined fishing effort limits for Baltic cod stocks for the same period.

Galileo: Europe launches its first satellites for smart navigation system

Today Europe takes a major step in its history by launching the first two operational Galileo satellites at 12h30 CET from Kourou, French Guiana with a Soyuz launcher to reach their orbit at 23.000 kilometres. Europe is now a step closer to having its own smart satellite navigation system, which will bring many benefits to our economies and our daily lives.

EU consumers rate poorly financial services and fuel markets

Financial services, investments (including pensions and securities), mortgages and real estate services are the markets which are the most likely to be failing consumers across the EU, according to the latest Consumer Markets Scoreboard.

Connecting Europe: The new EU core transport network

The Commission has today adopted a proposal to transform the existing patchwork of European roads, railways, airports and canals into a unified transport network (TEN-T). The new core network will remove bottlenecks, upgrade infrastructure and streamline cross border transport operations for passengers and businesses throughout the EU.

The Commission's energy infrastructure package

Why do we need new pipelines and electricity grids?

Energy infrastructure – pipelines, electricity grids – are key to all our climate and energy goals.

Connecting Europe Facility: Commission adopts plan for €50 billion boost to European networks

The European Commission has today tabled a plan which will fund €50 billion worth of investment to improve Europe's transport, energy and digital networks. Targeted investments in key infrastructures will help to create jobs and boost Europe's competitiveness at a time when Europe needs this most. The "Connecting Europe Facility" will finance projects which fill the missing links in Europe's energy, transport and digital backbone.

Digital Agenda: further action needed to safeguard children – Commission report

How Member States are implementing EU Recommendations ensuring children can enjoy the digital world confidently and safely are reviewed by the European Commission in a report presented today.

ECA issues special report No 6/2011 on whether European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) co-financed tourism projects were effective

Tourism is the third largest economic sector worldwide and the largest service industry in the European Union (EU).

Digital Agenda: Commission takes first step to ensure life-saving emergency call system for road accidents in place by 2015

The first measure to ensure that by 2015 your car can dial emergency services for you when you have a serious accident has been adopted by the European Commission today.


Photo exhibition “30” dedicated to the anniversary of the Romanian Revolution of 1989, opened at the EU Council, Atrium area


In 2019, we honour the memory of those who 30 years ago took the streets and stood for free and democratic Romania! Do not miss the exhibition “30” opened at the EU Council, Justus Lipsius building - Atrium area. You will see powerful images of those …

The message of Minister for European Affairs George Ciamba at the end of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union


“Presiding over the Council was the maturity test for Romania and a means to reconfirm its attachment to the European project” – George Ciamba We are preparing to hand over the Presidency of the EU Council after six intense months,…