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20:00-21:00

Economy, finance and the euro Objectives promote growth and employment-enhancing policies in the eurozone and the EU promote macro-economic and fiscal stability in the euro area and EU improve the efficient functioning of the economic and monetary union promote investment in the EU prevent or correct macroeconomic imbalances in the European Union increasingly coordinate national structural policies promote prosperity beyond the EU

19:00-20:00

Digital economy and society Latest news on the Digital Single Market

18:00-19:00

Defence The Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space (DEFIS) is in charge of the competitiveness and innovation of the European Defence industry by ensuring the evolution of a strong technological and industrial base. Objectives implementation and oversight of the European Defence Fund encouraging collaborative projects focusing on building an open and competitive European defence equipment market enforcing EU procurement rules on defence implementing Action Plan on Military Mobility

17:00 -18:00

Customs Objectives Currently, European Union customs policy focuses on the following areas: revision of the governance of the customs union modernisation of the legal framework including strengthening of areas such as risk management or security and safety extension of the use of European electronic information systems support for the improvement of the single market in the area of customs handling of goods

16:00- 17:00

Culture and media The creative Europe programme helps audiovisual, cultural and creative professionals to reach new audiences and supports the development of cross-border cooperation and networks. Objectives help the cultural and creative sectors seize the opportunities of the digital age support the culture and media industries in contributing to sustainable growth, jobs and social cohesion in the EU give Europe's culture and media sectors access to new international opportunities, markets, and audiences

15:00 - 16:00

Consumers The European consumer agenda - the strategic vision for EU consumer policy adopted in April 2012:
reinforces consumer safety: for goods, services and food, strengthening the regulatory framework and making market surveillance more efficient enhances knowledge: to cope with the increasing complexity of markets, where consumers need the right tools and information to understand everything from the cost of consumer credit to finding how to complain improves enforcement and securing redress, without which rights cannot exist aligns policy to societal change and making it relevant to daily life: to adapt consumer law to the digital age and tackle the problems consumers face online; to factor in the needs of vulnerable consumers; to make sustainable choices easy. Objectives
safeguard consumer rights through legislation, including help to resolve disputes with traders fast and efficiently (e.g. through alternative dispute resolution and European consumer centres) ensure consumer rights keep pace with economic and social change – especially in the digital area, energy, and financial services guarantee the safety of products on the single market help consumers make choices based on clear, accurate and consistent information, e.g. when shopping online Topics

14:00 - 15:00

Competition Objectives Enhance consumer welfare and efficiently functioning markets in the EU by protecting competition. Contribute to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth by focusing actions on the key priorities of the Europe 2020 Strategy. Promote competition culture in the EU and worldwide by contributing to competition-friendly EU legislation and cooperation between competition authorities across the globe. Ensure the highest standards in the enforcement of competition law.

13:00pm-14:00pm

Climate action A new international climate agreement was adopted in Paris in December 2015 and is due to enter in force in 2020. The EU contributes to the global effort to fight climate change.
The European Commission is looking at cost-efficient ways to make the European economy more climate-friendly and less energy-consuming. By 2050, the European Union could cut most of its greenhouse gas emissions.
Climate action is incorporated into the whole EU budget. From 2014-2020, 20% of the EU budget goes to climate related action.
EU climate strategy up to 2050 Targets
EU targets for 2020: 20% cut in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990 levels 20% of energy consumed to come from renewable sources 20% improvement in energy efficiency, compared with the business-as-usual scenario EU targets for 2030 - at least: 40% cut in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990 levels 27% of energy consumed to come from renewable sources 27% improvement in energy efficiency, compared with the business-as-usual scenario

12:00pm-13:00pm

Business and industry The Commission has proposed an investment plan, which will unlock at least €315 billion in public and private investments in 2015-2017. It also focuses on cutting regulation and making smarter use of existing financial resources.
More about the investment plan Objectives
created business-friendly environment to: promote entrepreneurship improve access to new markets facilitate access to finance provide access to information services and data on a free, full and open basis

11:00 - 12:00pm

The Commission has proposed an investment plan, which will unlock at least €315 billion in public and private investments in 2015-2017. It also focuses on cutting regulation and making smarter use of existing financial resources.
More about the investment plan Objectives
to create a business-friendly environment promote entrepreneurship improve access to new markets facilitate access to finance provide access to information services and data on a free, full and open basis

10:00-11:00

Budget The European Union's budget reflects the multiannual financial framework. It is set annually by the European Parliament and the Council (national ministers) on the basis of Commission proposals. It is managed for the Commission by the Directorate-General for Budget. Objectives
secure the resources needed to implement EU policies, on the basis of effective financial programming implement both revenue and expenditure in the budget manage the regulatory framework for the budget draw up the annual accounts of the EU institutions promote sound financial management within the Commission report on execution of the budget and coordinate the discharge procedure from the preparation to the follow-up of the Parliament's and Council's discharge recommendations

9:00-10:00

Borders and security The prevention and fight terrorism, including the phenomenon of foreign fighters combat international organised crime more effectively by deepening cross-border police cooperation enhance the competiveness of Europe's security industry for security strengthen and coordinate control of the EU's external borders See what other EU institutions are doing on borders and security

 

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