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Simplifying energy labels for home appliances
14-08-2017
Household appliances will be labelled with A to G ratings to indicate their energy consumption rather than with A+/A++/A+++. In June MEPs debated and voted on a deal concluded with the Council, enabling customers to have a simpler tool for choosing more efficient products to reduce energy consumption and their energy bills, thus encouraging manufacturers to innovate and invest in more energy-efficient products.

Customers should be able to see the first new labels with the new scale indications in shops at the earliest at the end of 2019.
Food waste
10-08-2017
MEPs advocate efforts to halve food waste in the EU – 88 million tonnes per year - by 2030. They called on the Commission to lift existing restrictions on food donations and to dispel confusion about “best before” and “use by” labels.

Read more: Food waste: the problem in the EU in numbers [infographic]
End of roaming charges
04-08-2017

Since 15 June 2017, roaming charges in the European Union do not longer apply. President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani, Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat, on behalf of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, issued in June the following statement on that subject:

"The European Union is about bringing people together and making their lives easier. The end of roaming charges is a true European success story. From now on, citizens who travel within the EU will be able to call, text and connect on their mobile devices at the same price as they pay at home. Eliminating roaming charges is one of the greatest and most tangible successes of the EU."
Press release