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The College of Commissioners sets out short-term steps towards completing Economic and Monetary Union, withdraws defunct legislation and discusses financing of the EU budget.

 

Commission proposals to end huge telephone bills while on holiday and poor Internet connections finally to become a reality.

 

President Juncker explained the proposed package for Greece, rejected by the government, highlighting that it was demanding and comprehensive but fair. He made clear that people should know the truth and that voting "yes" in the forthcoming referendum would be a "yes" to Europe.

 

EU and China forge new commitments from intellectual property to climate change at 17th bilateral EU-China summit.

 

In the interest of transparency and for the information of the Greek people, the European Commission is publishing the latest proposals agreed among the three institutions (EC, ECB and IMF), which take into account the proposals of the Greek authorities of 8, 14, 22 and 25 June as well as the talks at political and technical level throughout the week.

 

The European Council covered a broad agenda reflecting the many challenges which Europe has to address: migration, the future of the Economic and Monetary Union; security, defence, and the digital agenda. It also decided to name Jacques Delors an honorary European citizen.

 

Continuity and change being equally important for the success of this College, a significant number of senior managers will be taking on new responsibilities. The College also took two anti-trust decisions.

 

President J.-C.Juncker, together with Presidents D.Tusk (Euro Summit), J.Dijsselbloem (Eurogroup), M.Draghi (ECB) and M.Schulz (EP) has revealed ambitious plans on how to deepen the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) as of 1 July 2015 and how to complete it by latest 2025.

 

In a further move to make tax systems fairer, more efficient, growth-friendly and transparent, the Commission presented an Action Plan to fundamentally reform corporate taxation in the EU and published a "Top 30" list of tax havens across the world.

 

During the 7th EU-Mexico Summit held in Brussels negotiations to modernise the bilateral legal framework were launched and existing bilateral mechanisms and dialogues were reviewed.

 

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