The European Commission is the executive of the European Union and promotes its general interest.
The Annual Review of Employment and Social Developments shows encouraging results. Around 3 million jobs have been created and employment has risen, pushing back poverty. But unemployment still remains high.
At the EU-Ukraine Association Council both sides reaffirmed their close and comprehensive partnership. In the margins, several agreements were signed, demonstrating the EU's ongoing commitment to Ukraine and its reform efforts.
The outcome of the European Council showed progress in implementing European responses to the challenges the EU is facing in the areas of migration, security, defence and economic and social development. The situation in Ukraine and Syria was addressed, too.