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Commission approves €370 million Czech scheme to support enterprises in the primary agricultural sector and in food and feed production affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €370 million Czech scheme to support enterprises in the primary agricultural sector and in food and feed production affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

| July 8, 2020

The European Commission has approved a CZK 10 billion (approximately €370 million) Czech scheme to support enterprises active in the primary agricultural sector and in food and feed production affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework. The public support, which will take the form of direct grants, […]

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Protecting European Consumers: Follow-up action on dangerous product alerts increased significantly in 2019

Protecting European Consumers: Follow-up action on dangerous product alerts increased significantly in 2019

| July 8, 2020

Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders presented the latest updates on the Commission’s work to protect consumers from dangerous products across the EU on 7 July. This work includes the publication of the latest report on the ‘Rapid Alert System’ which shows that the number of actions taken by authorities following an alert of a dangerous product, is growing […]

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How sustainable is the use of #Water in #EUAgriculture, ask auditors

How sustainable is the use of #Water in #EUAgriculture, ask auditors

| July 8, 2020

With farmers being major consumers of freshwater, the European Court of Auditors is assessing the impact of the EU’s agricultural policy on sustainable water use. The audit, which has just started, will be useful as the EU moves forward with its reform of the common agricultural policy. Freshwater is one of our most valuable resources. […]

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Summer 2020 Economic Forecast: An even deeper recession with wider divergences

Summer 2020 Economic Forecast: An even deeper recession with wider divergences

| July 7, 2020

The Summer 2020 economic forecast projects that the eurozone economy will contract by 8.7% in 2020 and grow by 6.1% in 2021. The EU economy is forecast to contract by 8.3% in 2020 and grow by 5.8% in 2021. The contraction in 2020 is, therefore, projected to be significantly greater than the 7.7% projected for […]

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Commission approves a Cypriot scheme to support newspapers affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves a Cypriot scheme to support newspapers affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

| July 7, 2020

The European Commission has approved a €106,000 Cypriot scheme to support newspaper companies in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework. The public support will take the form of direct grants to newspaper publishers that have experienced a loss of their turnover due to the coronavirus […]

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Commission approves €6.3 million Cypriot incentive scheme towards airlines affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €6.3 million Cypriot incentive scheme towards airlines affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

| July 7, 2020

The European Commission has approved a €6.3 million Cypriot incentive scheme towards airlines affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework. Under the scheme, the support will take the form of direct grants of up to €800,000 per company and will be accessible in a transparent manner to […]

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Raising the stakes: Ukraine’s big opportunity with legalization of gambling

Raising the stakes: Ukraine’s big opportunity with legalization of gambling

| July 7, 2020

The legalization of betting in Ukraine is being followed closely by both industry stakeholders and all those interested in the modernization and reform of the country’s economy. In many ways the development of a fair and competitive betting industry is a litmus test of Ukraine President Zelensky’s ambitions to liberalize the economy. Since 2009, after […]

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