Tuesday, 17 April, Andrus Ansip, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, will travel to San Francisco for a two-day series of meetings with American tech companies to discuss Digital Single Market policies
The economic expansion in the European Union has now been ongoing for four and a half years, and the European economy is set for a solid and lasting expansion. In light of this, American high school students will gather to compete in the annual Euro Challenge to showcase their financial literacy and knowledge of the EU. Teams from 25 schools will travel to New York City to participate in the semi-final and final rounds, which will be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on April 26.
Access to safe drinking water is a fundamental right but is still a challenge in many parts of the world. On World Water Day, the European Union reaffirms that all States are expected to fulfil their obligations regarding access to safe drinking water, which must be available, accessible, safe, acceptable, and affordable for all without discrimination, and recalls that the right to safe drinking water is a human right essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights.
The Commission is today proposing to reform the EU's common visa policy to adapt the rules to evolving security concerns, challenges linked to migration and new opportunities offered by technological developments.
Ahead of the 14th European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism on 11 March 2018, First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, Commissioners Dimitris Avramopoulos, Vera Jourová and Julian King have issued the following statement:
Equality between women and men is one of the fundamental values of the European Union enshrined in our treaties. Our Union is a pioneer in tackling gender-based discrimination and we can be proud of the progress achieved: Europe is one of the safest and most equal places for women in the world.
The European Commission takes note of the announcement by the President of the United States of the imposition of restrictions in the form of an import surcharge on EU exports to the US of steel and aluminium.