EU policies

Overview of EU activities in all areas, from agriculture to transport. Click on the links below for more information on the key issues for the EU in each area.


Agriculture, fisheries and foods

CAP, rural development, Aquaculture, CFP, food safety


Industry sectors, enterprise policies, SME’s, Single Market, free movement, competitiveness, competition

Climate action

Climate change, Energy for a changing world

Cross-cutting policies

Financial and economic crisis, Europe 2020 – a new economic strategy, better regulation, sustainable development, multilingualism

Culture, education and youth

Audiovisual and media, culture, education and training, sport, youth

Economy, finance and tax

Financial Services, Budget, Competition, Customs, Economy, Fight against fraud, Taxation

Employment and social rights

Employment, social affairs and equal opportunities

Energy and natural resources

Energy, Trans-European networks

Environment, consumers and health

Consumers, Environment, Food safety, Health, Maritime policy, Sustainable development

External relations and foreign affairs

Common Foreign Security Policy, Development, Enlargement, Cooperation, Foreign policies, Humanitarian aid, Human rights, External trade

Area of justice, liberty and security

Freedom, Security and Justice

Regions and local development

Regional policy, Regional Development Fund

Science and technology

Ethics, Information Society, Audiovisual and Media, Media, Research

EU explained

Civil Society, NGOs, EU Institutions, EU Treaties, Future of Europe, Treaty of Lisbon

Transport and travel

Tourism, Trans-European networks, Transport