The government is working with allies to reform the European Union to make it more open, competitive, flexible and democratically accountable, for the benefit of the UK and the whole of Europe.

Policies 3

  1. Making the single market more effective

    Plans to make the single market more competitive, easier to do business in and create new jobs.

  2. Making European funding work better for the UK economy

    Negotiating the European Union (EU) Common Strategic Framework for 2014 to 2020.

  3. Promoting stability throughout the Western Balkans

    Securing peace and creating the conditions for EU membership in the Western Balkans


  1. British Foreign Secretary in Slovenia

    • 27 February 2015
    • News article
  2. The EU in a Digital Age

    • 26 February 2015
    • News article
  3. Vision for a digital single market

    • 25 February 2015
    • Speech

See all announcements




  1. European Union Finances 2014

    • 18 December 2014
    • Statistics
  2. European Union Finances 2013

    • 19 November 2013
    • Statistics
  3. Annual Statement on European Union finances, 2012

    • 13 July 2012
    • Statistics

See all statistics

Detailed guides

  1. EU law and the balance of competences: A short guide and glossary

    This guide explains key elements of EU law and their history. It accompanies the detailed guide 'Review of the balance of competences'. Read more

  2. Living in Ireland

    Information for British nationals living in Ireland and information on driving regulations in Ireland Read more

  3. England 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth programme

    Information and guidance on who can apply, how to apply, and who is involved. Read more

  4. 2007 to 2013 ERDF: applying for funding

    How to apply to the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for economic regeneration projects promoted primarily by the public sector. Read more

  5. Hallmarking policy

    Role of National Measurement Office within hallmarking policy and legislation. Read more