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EU approves 50 billion euro Belgian state aid for firms hit by #Coronavirus

EU approves 50 billion euro Belgian state aid for firms hit by #Coronavirus

| April 13, 2020

The European Commission, in charge of EU state aid rules, approved on Saturday (11 April) a €50 billion Belgian loan guarantee scheme that aims to support companies during the coronavirus pandemic, writes Jan Strupczewski. The support, in the form of state guarantees on new short-term loans, will be accessible to all companies, including small and […]

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Coming up: #LongTermBudget and #ClimateLaw and #COVID-19

Coming up: #LongTermBudget and #ClimateLaw and #COVID-19

| March 9, 2020

MEPs will discuss the Coronavirus outbreak, the EU’s long-term budget and the situation at the Greek-Turkish border during the plenary session on 9-12 March. Following the rapid spread of the Coronavirus, MEPs will assess EU efforts to come up with a coherent EU-wide response on Tuesday (10 March). They will vote on a resolution on Thursday. […]

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Restaurant review – Petit Pont Brussels

Restaurant review – Petit Pont Brussels

| February 19, 2020

It is always great to report on a booming business. At a time of continued problems facing the horeca sector there are, thankfully, some success stories, writes Martin Banks. One such example comes in the shape of Jean-Luc Colin who took over what, at the time, was a struggling restaurant business and, in the space […]

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Annual travel fair arrives in #Brussels

Annual travel fair arrives in #Brussels

| February 5, 2020

Are the never-ending grey skies getting you down? If so, that would be understandable but the good news is that the (near) perfect antidote to the winter gloom is available this weekend in Brussels, writes Martin Banks. It comes in the shape of the city’s annual travel fair which runs from Thursday 6 to Sunday […]

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#Libya –  Joint statement calls on Libyan parties to sincerely embrace these UN-led efforts

#Libya – Joint statement calls on Libyan parties to sincerely embrace these UN-led efforts

| January 8, 2020

Confronted with the worrying recent military escalation in Libya and also in view of the Foreign Affairs Council scheduled for Friday 10 January, the Council met in Brussels on 7 January to reaffirm our commitment to immediately halt the fighting around Tripoli and elsewhere and to discuss how the EU can further contribute to the […]

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Time to shine the spotlight on foreign interference in elections

Time to shine the spotlight on foreign interference in elections

| November 28, 2019

The S&D Group in the European Parliament is keeping the pressure on EU member states and the European Commission to take tougher action at the European level to defend our elections and democracies against foreign interference and manipulation. During a debate today in the European Parliament, we continue our call for a special committee of […]

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Asian #Transjakarta cited as model for Europe and rest of world

Asian #Transjakarta cited as model for Europe and rest of world

| October 24, 2019

A major conference in Brussels was told that an innovative public transportation system in Asia can be a model for Europe and the rest of the world. Jakarta Public Transportation is pioneering integrated and environmental-friendly transport, the International Bus Conference was told, writes Martin Banks. The three-day conference ran from 21-23 October and attracted scores […]

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