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

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. Review of the balance of competences

    The review of the balance of competences will be an audit of what the EU does and how it affects the UK. Read more

  4. Reuniting Europe programme

    Find out about the FCO fund supporting Turkey and Western Balkans countries with the reforms necessary for EU accession. Read more

  5. Reuniting Europe Programme - Turkey

    We are pleased to announce that the bidding round for the Reuniting Europe (RE) Programme for Financial Year 2015-16 is now open. Read more