2015 in the European Union

Events in the year 2015 in the European Union.

2015 was designated as:

  • European Year for Development






  • 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.





  • 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

The 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.

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". CNNMoney. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  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. ^ http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/06/30/eu-telecoms-roaming-idUKL5N0ZG01R20150630
  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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