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Economic policy coordination: Commission sets out guidance to help tackle the energy crisis and make Europe greener and more digital
The Commission has launched the 2023 European Semester cycle of economic policy coordination. The package draws upon the Autumn 2022 Economic Forecast which showed that after a strong first half of the year, the EU economy has now entered a much more challenging phase.
Violence Against Women: The European Union establishes an EU-wide helpline number and calls to end violence against women worldwide
The European Commission announced the EU-wide harmonised number for helplines for victims of violence against women – 116 016. Women who are victims of violence will be able to call the same number across the EU to get advice and support.
The Commission has proposed a Market Correction Mechanism to protect EU businesses and households from episodes of excessively high gas prices in the EU. This mechanism complements measures to reduce gas demand and ensure security of supply through diversification of energy supplies.