2015 in the European Union Last updated June 21, 2018
Events in the year
2015 in the . European Union
2015 was designated as:
Events March 18 March – The European Commission presents a package of tax transparency measures as part of its agenda to tackle corporate tax avoidance and harmful competition in the EU. 19 March – Meeting in the European Council, EU leaders agree to create an Energy Union. They underline their commitment to providing affordable, secure and sustainable energy within the EU. May 6 May – The European Commission unveils detailed plans to create a Digital Single Market, laying the groundwork for Europe's digital future. 7 May – The Conservative party wins a majority  in the  United Kingdom general election. The party confirms that an "in-out" referendum on membership of the European Union will be held before the end of 2017. 13 May – As part of the "European Semester", the Commission adopts recommendations for each of the 28 EU countries, offering guidance on 2015-2016 national budgets and economic policies. 21– 22 May – At a summit in Riga, EU leaders meet with the representatives of the six countries of the Eastern Partnership ( Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine). They set out an agenda for the future, including the need to establish strengthened and more transparent institutions, free from corruption. August 19 August – EU finance ministers formally approve the first tranche of a new €86 billion bailout for Greece after parliaments in member states back the move.   European Capitals of Culture
European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one calendar year, during which it organises a series of cultural events with a strong European dimension.
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