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2015 in the European Union

Years in the European Union: 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Centuries: 20th century · 21st century · 22nd century
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s 2030s 2040s
Years: 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Events in the year 2015 in the European Union.


  • Incumbents 1
  • Events 2
    • January 2.1
    • February 2.2
    • March 2.3
    • April 2.4
    • May 2.5
    • June 2.6
    • August 2.7
  • European Capitals of Culture 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6






  • 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.



  • 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[8][9] 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.
  • Moldova and Ukraine). They set out an agenda for the future, including the need to establish strengthened and more transparent institutions, free from corruption.



  • 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.[13][14]

European Capitals of Culture

See also


  1. ^ Petroff, Alanna (1 January 2015). "Eurozone's newest member: Lithuania". CNN. 
  2. ^ "Charlie Hebdo attack: What we know so far", BBC News, 8 January 2015.
  3. ^ Conal Urquhart. "Paris Police Say 12 Dead After Shooting at Charlie Hebdo". Time. Witnesses said that the gunmen had called out the names of individual from the magazine. French media report that Charb, the Charlie Hebdo cartoonist who was on al-Qaeda's most wanted list in 2013, was seriously injured. 
  4. ^ David Goldman; Jose Pagliery (9 January 2015). "#JeSuisCharlie becomes one of most popular hashtags in Twitter's history".  
  5. ^ "Paris Terror Suspects Killed in Twin French Police Raids". Bloomberg. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "European Leader Seek Tighter Cooperation on Energy". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 Feb 2015. 
  7. ^ "EU to triple funding for 'Operation Triton' to tackle Mediterranean migrant crisis". IBT. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Live UK election results". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Election 2015 results". BBC. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  10. ^ Wintour, Patrick (7 June 2015). "G7 summit: Greek bailout, Ukraine and climate top agenda for Bavaria meeting". The Guardian. 
  11. ^ "Fife Presidents' Report sets out plan for strengthening Europe's Economic and Monetary Union as of 1 July 2015". European Commission. 22 July 2015. 
  12. ^
  13. ^ Christie, Rebecca (19 August 2015). "Euro Area Agrees on 86 Billion-Euro Bailout Deal for Greece". Bloomberg. 
  14. ^ "Financial assistance to Greece". European Commission. 19 August 2015. 
  15. ^ Mons 2015
  16. ^ Plzeň 2015

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