Our flags at half-mast. Today we mourn with you. Tomorrow we will work side by side with you to fight back against those who seek to destroy our way of life. They underestimate ours and your resilience – these cowardly attacks will only strengthen our commitment to work together to defeat the perpetrators of such vile acts. Our deepest s sympathies to the British people. #manchester
We want full transparency of the process in the Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom. Today, national ministers, reunited in the Council of the European Union, have given us the mandate to begin Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom. 🇬🇧 Our negotiating documents - which are shared with EU Member States, the European Council, the European Parliament, the Council, national parliaments, and the United Kingdom - will be released to the public.
Today is the first ever European #Natura2000 day! Through the Natura 2000 network, the EU has been supporting the conservation of our natural heritage for 25 years! Pictured: These protected #deer live in the French #pyrenees. The picture comes from the movie Les Saisons, which was entirely shot in Natura 2000 sites.
They tell us when it's going to rain ☔ they host lake-side evening concerts in spring 🎵 and they even climb up to 30 meter high trees! 🌳 the European tree frog is a true all-rounder! 🐸
But the #treefrog has started to disappear from many areas in Central Europe ☹️ However, with support from the EU's LIFE programme, the German #NGO Naturschutzbund Deutschland has set out to create and restore some 300 spawning ponds for amphibians to help stop the decline. #investEU#LIFE_programme#LIFE25NATURA
The European Union is not just a market or a currency, it is first and foremost a Union of values. The largest union of democracies in the world.
We are working in all areas of EU law to safeguard fundamental rights across Europe. This includes protecting children's rights, strengthening the right to personal data protection, improving consumers' rights and guaranteeing basic conditions also for people seeking asylum or migrating. We must continue to make sure that rights are a reality for everyone across Europe. Fundamental rights are for all.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people are our parents, our children, our siblings, our friends, our neighbours and our fellow Europeans. Let's treat them as such. It's time we put an end to the widespread discrimination against #LGBTI people together. 👭 👬 👫 👐
🇪🇺🇪🇺 37 years old, a deep knowledge about the EU and a CV full of initiatives related to young people.. Jean-Claude Juncker interviewed Mariya Gabriel, the candidate proposed by the Bulgarian Government for EU Commissioner and announced his intention to allocate the Digital Economy and Society portfolio to her.
The Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society will contribute to projects steered and coordinated by Vice-President Andrus Ansip in charge of the Digital Single Market and Vice-President Jyrki Katainen in charge of Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness.
An exchange of views between Mariya Gabriel and the relevant Committee of the European Parliament is expected to take place in the coming weeks.
EU staff members took part in a big beach clean-up this past weekend 🌊 While the @europeancommission works to tackle the growing issue of marine litter through various #environmental and #CircularEconomy initiatives, these dedicated volunteers decided to take protecting #OurOcean one step further! 🏄