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Six-month #EUPresidency begins for #Germany

Six-month #EUPresidency begins for #Germany

Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel meet ahead of Germany taking on the EU’s rotating presidency  Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron have met in Meseberg, north of Berlin, for their first face-to-face encounter in months. The German Chancellor proclaimed that when France and Germany agree, the EU doesn’t always agree, but when France and Germany don’t […]

| July 1, 2020

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#Ireland – New #Taoiseach has ‘mountains to climb’

#Ireland – New #Taoiseach has ‘mountains to climb’

Ireland has a new Taoiseach following an historic deal which saw Fianna Fáil agree to enter government with its arch enemies Fine Gael aided by the Greens. But in a new novelty arrangement where the role of PM will rotate after 30 months, Micheál Martin (pictured) has a few mountains to climb if his party […]

| July 2, 2020
Commission approves €145 million Luxembourgish reinsurance scheme to support trade credit insurance market in coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €145 million Luxembourgish reinsurance scheme to support trade credit insurance market in coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, a €145 million Luxembourgish reinsurance scheme to support the trade credit insurance market in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. Trade credit insurance protects companies supplying goods and services against the risk of non-payment by their clients. Given the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, […]

| July 2, 2020
#EasternPartnershipYouthEngagementSummit – Unique virtual event discusses new deal for youth

#EasternPartnershipYouthEngagementSummit – Unique virtual event discusses new deal for youth

The Eastern Partnership Youth Engagement Summit will this year take place virtually on 2-3 July. The event will bring together over 400 active youth leaders and youth workers from the Eastern Partnership region. Under the main thematic focus of ‘Youth engagement in the Eastern Partnership: exploring the present and navigating the future!’, the Summit will be […]

| July 2, 2020
#Coronavirus – 13 additional projects in #Greece receive technical support through the #StructuralReformSupportProgramme

#Coronavirus – 13 additional projects in #Greece receive technical support through the #StructuralReformSupportProgramme

The Commission has adopted a decision approving 13 additional requests by Greece for technical support through the Structural Reform Support Programme (SRSP). The projects will be financed from Greece’s voluntary transfer of €5 million from their technical assistance component under the European Structural and Investment Funds to the SRSP. The new measures will come on top of […]

| July 2, 2020
EU launches a €10.5 million call for projects in #Cybersecurity

EU launches a €10.5 million call for projects in #Cybersecurity

The Commission has launched a new call, worth €10.5 million through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme, for projects that will work on stepping up Europe’s cybersecurity capabilities and cooperation across member states. In particular, they will work in various areas, such as on co-ordinated response to cybersecurity incidents, cybersecurity certification, capacity building and institutional co-operation […]

| July 2, 2020
Vaccine against #Ebola – Commission grants new market authorizations

Vaccine against #Ebola – Commission grants new market authorizations

On 1 July, the European Commission adopted the decision granting marketing authorizations to the company Janssen, a Johnson & Johnson company, for a vaccine against Ebola. The authorization was granted in one month, reducing the decision-making process timing in half, further demonstrating the Commission’s commitment in placing the protection of public health as a priority. […]

| July 2, 2020
#Coronavirus – UK to set out air bridge plans this week, business minister says

#Coronavirus – UK to set out air bridge plans this week, business minister says

The British government will set out its plans for air bridges later this week that will allow people to go on holiday to certain countries without facing quarantine on their return, Business Secretary Alok Sharma (pictured) said on Wednesday (1 July), write Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton.  “Work is ongoing in terms of air bridges […]

| July 2, 2020
UK’s Sunak says he will announce next plans for economy on 8 July

UK’s Sunak says he will announce next plans for economy on 8 July

British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak said he would announce an update to his plans for steering the economy through the coronavirus crisis on 8 July. Sunak has rushed out emergency measures worth an estimated £133 billion ($163.7bn) mostly to keep people in their jobs, writes William Schomberg. Earlier on Tuesday (30 June), Prime Minister Boris […]

| July 2, 2020
UK employers demand action now to survive #COVID crisis

UK employers demand action now to survive #COVID crisis

A British employers group demanded immediate action from Finance Minister Rishi Sunak (pictured) after a record deterioration in business in the April-June period. The British Chambers of Commerce said on Wednesday (1 July) its quarterly survey of 7,700 firms found the share of companies reporting growth in sales was far below even the low point […]

| July 2, 2020
#Competition – Commission launches process to address the issue of collective bargaining for #Self-Employed

#Competition – Commission launches process to address the issue of collective bargaining for #Self-Employed

The European Commission has launched a process to ensure that the EU competition rules do not stand in the way of collective bargaining for those who need it. The initiative seeks to ensure that working conditions can be improved through collective agreements not only for employees, but also for those self-employed who need protection. Stakeholders […]

| July 2, 2020
Commission approves €30 billion French subordinated loan scheme to support companies affected by the #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €30 billion French subordinated loan scheme to support companies affected by the #Coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved a €30 billion French subordinated loan scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework. Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “The €30bn French subordinated loan scheme will enable France to further support companies affected by […]

| July 2, 2020
Greece’s new asylum system designed to deport, not protect, warn the Greek Council for Refugees and #Oxfam

Greece’s new asylum system designed to deport, not protect, warn the Greek Council for Refugees and #Oxfam

The new Greek asylum system is designed to deport people rather than offer them safety and protection, warned the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) and Oxfam today (2 July). This means that people who have fled violence and persecution have little chance of a fair asylum procedure, and even families with children are regularly detained […]

| July 2, 2020
Six-month #EUPresidency begins for #Germany

Six-month #EUPresidency begins for #Germany

Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel meet ahead of Germany taking on the EU’s rotating presidency  Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron have met in Meseberg, north of Berlin, for their first face-to-face encounter in months. The German Chancellor proclaimed that when France and Germany agree, the EU doesn’t always agree, but when France and Germany don’t […]

| July 1, 2020
#Huawei wins fight to build £1bn UK chip facility

#Huawei wins fight to build £1bn UK chip facility

Huawei was today (30 June) given the green light by planning authorities to build a £1bn research and development facility in Cambridgeshire, writes Emily Nicolle. The 500-acre facility will hold around 400 staff, and be focused on the production of technology for use in fibre-optic communication systems. Once up and running, it will become Huawei’s […]

| July 1, 2020
Commission approves €160 million Dutch scheme to compensate companies that offer special transport services which suffered due to #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €160 million Dutch scheme to compensate companies that offer special transport services which suffered due to #Coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules a €160 million Dutch scheme to compensate companies offering special transport services for specific groups such as children and elderly persons who are not able to take regular public transport to go to school or to certain social activities. In the Netherlands these special transport […]

| July 1, 2020
Commission approves €200 million Slovenian scheme to compensate large companies for damages suffered due to #Coronavirus outbreak 

Commission approves €200 million Slovenian scheme to compensate large companies for damages suffered due to #Coronavirus outbreak 

The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules a €200 million Slovenian scheme to compensate large companies for the damages suffered due to the coronavirus outbreak and the confinement measures that the Slovenian government had to implement to limit the spread of the virus. Under the scheme, companies will be entitled to compensation […]

| July 1, 2020
Commission approves €80 million Croatian loan guarantee scheme for companies in the maritime, transport, travel and infrastructure sectors affected by the #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €80 million Croatian loan guarantee scheme for companies in the maritime, transport, travel and infrastructure sectors affected by the #Coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved an approximately €80 million (HRK 600m) Croatian scheme to support enterprises active in the maritime, transport, travel, infrastructure and related sectors that have been severely impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme, comprising two measures, was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework. The support will take the form of […]

| July 1, 2020
Commission launches public consultation on a #NewConsumerAgenda

Commission launches public consultation on a #NewConsumerAgenda

The European Commission has launched an EU-wide open public consultation on the new European consumer policy for the next period, the so-called ‘the New Consumer Agenda’. The public consultation will provide valuable insight for the setting up the New Consumer Agenda that the European Commission intends to adopt by the end of 2020. Justice Commissioner Didier […]

| July 1, 2020

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