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Commission approves up to €1.4 billion of State aid by seven Member States

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a fourth Important Project of Common European Interest (‘IPCEI') to support…

Council renews restrictive measures and extends humanitarian exemption for another year

The Council extended EU restrictive measures against the Syrian regime and its supporters until 1 June 2025, in view of the gravity of the…

EU and Australia sign partnership on sustainable critical and strategic minerals

The EU and Australia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a bilateral partnership to cooperate on sustainable critical and…

EU pledges €2.12 billion in support of the future of Syria and the region

At the 8th edition of the Brussels Conference on 'Supporting the future of Syria and the region', the EU pledged €2.12 billion for 2024 and…

Russia: EU sets up new country-specific framework for restrictive measures

The Council established a new framework for restrictive measures against those responsible for serious human rights violations or abuses,…

EUMPM Niger: Council decides not to extend the mandate of the mission

The Council decided to not extend the European Union military partnership mission in Niger (EUMPM) beyond 30 June 2024, in view of the…

Information manipulation in Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine

The Council decided to impose restrictive measures against two individuals and one entity responsible for conducting propaganda actions…

Fight against human trafficking: Council strengthens rules

The Council adopted a directive that adds the exploitation of surrogacy, of forced marriage and of illegal adoption as forms of…

Council gives final green light to cut methane emissions in the energy sector

The Council adopted a regulation on tracking and reducing methane emissions. It is part of the ‘Fit for 55’ package.

Council gives final approval to the net-zero industry act

The Council has today adopted a regulation on establishing a framework of measures for strengthening Europe's net-zero technology…