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State of the Union 2023

On 13 September 2023, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, addressed important issues facing Europeans and presented ideas for solving these issues in the State of the Union speech.

Charting our European future

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EU solidarity with Ukraine

The EU stands united in its solidarity with Ukraine, following Russia's war of aggression. The EU will continue to support Ukraine and its people together with its international partners.

EU solidarity with Ukraine


RePowerEU Plan


REPowerEU: affordable, secure and sustainable energy for Europe.
Next generation

NextGeneration EU

This is NextGenerationEU. This is more than a recovery plan. It is a once in a lifetime chance to emerge stronger from the pandemic, transform our economies, create opportunities and jobs for the Europe where we want to live.

Discover the EU

Principles and values

The common principles and values that underlie life in the EU: freedom, democracy, equality and the rule of law, promoting peace and stability.

European Union priorities 2019-2024

Discover the EU’s priorities for 2019-2024: promoting a green Europe, developing the economic base, protecting citizens and their freedoms.


How the EU budget is funded and spent, managing EU funds, areas of expenditure, fact check on the EU budget.


Discover what the EU does for citizens, how it protects rights, promotes prosperity and strives to make the world a safer place.

Learning corner

Teaching material, games and much more about the European Union and its activities, for children, teenagers, teachers and parents.

Top publications

General information in different formats about the European Union and what it does, aimed at people over 18.

Featured news

All featured news are available in the 24 EU official languages via machine translation.

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  • News article

Share your views on Erasmus + to help us evaluate it

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on Erasmus+, the European Union's flagship programme for education, training, youth, and sport. This initiative provides an opportunity for individuals and organisations to express their opinions and contribute to the evaluation of Erasmus+.

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  • Press release

Cats and dogs should not be kept permanently in boxes, cages or crates

In a new scientific report, the European Food Safety Authority has recommended avoiding the permanent use of boxes, cages and crates in commercial breeding establishments. This is to support legislative measures to improve the welfare of cats and dogs kept for sport, hunting and companion purposes.