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#UK travel list the latest example of Britain’s #COVID-19 mismanagement

#UK travel list the latest example of Britain’s #COVID-19 mismanagement

| July 3, 2020

The British government has finally rolled out its plans to authorize travel and dispense with quarantine requirements for travellers coming back from 59 countries and 14 overseas territories starting on July 10nd. The approach, which represents an abrupt U-turn from its initial plan of establishing ‘air bridges’ with a more limited number of partner countries, […]

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#Nornickel – Latest accident highlights perils of industrializing the #Arctic

#Nornickel – Latest accident highlights perils of industrializing the #Arctic

| June 25, 2020

Just weeks after the worst industrial accident ever to hit the Arctic region unleashed 21,000 tonnes of diesel from one of Norilsk Nickel’s thermal power plants on a large swath of the surrounding Arctic wilderness, the mining giant has claimed that the lion’s share of the spilled fuel has been collected. The company, according to its president Vladimir […]

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#Kazakhstan President Tokayev’s first year in office a success says EU

#Kazakhstan President Tokayev’s first year in office a success says EU

| June 10, 2020

What happens in Kazakhstan also matters for the EU because the 27-member bloc is the number one investor in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan’s new president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (pictured), has marked his first year in office, with a pledge to forge ahead with more reforms. Tokayev won the presidential election on 9 June 2019 with 70% of the […]

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Commission approves €800,000 Latvian scheme to support tour operators in the context of #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €800,000 Latvian scheme to support tour operators in the context of #Coronavirus outbreak

| June 1, 2020

The European Commission has approved a €800,000 Latvian scheme to support tour operators that bore the costs of the repatriation of travellers in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April 2020 and 8 May 2020. The public […]

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Commission approves €4 million Estonian rent compensation scheme to support businesses affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €4 million Estonian rent compensation scheme to support businesses affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

| June 1, 2020

The European Commission approved a €4 million Estonian scheme to support businesses renting premises in shopping centres, in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April 2020 and 8 May 2020. The public support, which will take the […]

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Commission approves €12 million Italian scheme to support companies active in the agricultural sector affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €12 million Italian scheme to support companies active in the agricultural sector affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

| June 1, 2020

The European Commission has approved a €12 million Italian scheme to support companies active in the agricultural sector affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April 2020 and 8 May 2020. The support will take the form of direct […]

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Commission approves €120 million Finnish scheme to compensate companies in the restaurant industry for damages caused by #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €120 million Finnish scheme to compensate companies in the restaurant industry for damages caused by #Coronavirus outbreak

| June 1, 2020

The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules a €120 million Finnish scheme that compensates companies operating restaurants, bars or cafes for the loss of revenue caused by the coronavirus outbreak and the national measures taken to limit the spread of the virus. Under the scheme, these companies will be entitled to compensation […]

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