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#NextGenerationEU – Europe’s moment: Repair and prepare for the next generation

#NextGenerationEU – Europe’s moment: Repair and prepare for the next generation

| May 27, 2020

Today (27 May), the European Commission has put forward its proposal for a major recovery plan. To ensure the recovery is sustainable, even, inclusive and fair for all member states, the European Commission is proposing to create a new recovery instrument, Next Generation EU, embedded within a powerful, modern and revamped long-term EU budget. The Commission […]

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#Coronavirus – EU Industry steps in to protect European citizens

#Coronavirus – EU Industry steps in to protect European citizens

| May 27, 2020

European companies have responded quickly to this crisis. They have shown extraordinary solidarity to face the pandemic together in order to protect the health of the European citizens. Many companies across Europe retooled and revamped their production to meet the demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), disinfectants and medical devices. On 26 May, the Commission […]

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#Coronavirus – Following Commission’s call, platforms remove millions of misleading ads

#Coronavirus – Following Commission’s call, platforms remove millions of misleading ads

| May 27, 2020

As part of its commitment to protect consumers online, the European Commission has co-ordinated a screening (‘sweep’) of websites, with the aim of finding out where consumers in the EU are being subjected to content promoting false claims or scam products in the context of the coronavirus. The results show that, following the Commission’s call, […]

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#CapitalMarketsUnion – Commission launches public consultation on the protection and facilitation of investment within the EU

#CapitalMarketsUnion – Commission launches public consultation on the protection and facilitation of investment within the EU

| May 27, 2020

On 26 May, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the protection and facilitation of cross-border investment within the EU. Private investment is essential to finance Europe’s economy and businesses. It contributes to the creation of jobs and to the diversification of services and products in our Single Market. Mobilizing private funding will be […]

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EU and Japan leaders signal close co-ordination in responding to the #Coronavirus pandemic and a commitment to enhance their strategic partnership

EU and Japan leaders signal close co-ordination in responding to the #Coronavirus pandemic and a commitment to enhance their strategic partnership

| May 27, 2020

On 26 May, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Council President Charles Michel and the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe held a virtual leaders’ meeting and have issued a joint press release. They addressed the response to the coronavirus pandemic, highlighting the importance of global solidarity, cooperation and effective multilateralism. The leaders discussed the need to […]

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$10 billion raised to fund development of #Coronavirus vaccine – #Oxfam comment

$10 billion raised to fund development of #Coronavirus vaccine – #Oxfam comment

| May 27, 2020

Commenting on the announcement by the European Commission that $10.4 billion had been raised to fund the research and development of vaccines, treatments and tests for the coronavirus, Anna Marriott, Health Policy Manager for Oxfam said: “Most people will be happy to see public funds invested in the development of vaccines for the coronavirus. But […]

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#Coronavirus – Requirement for export authorization for personal protective equipment comes to its end

#Coronavirus – Requirement for export authorization for personal protective equipment comes to its end

| May 27, 2020

The export authorization scheme for personal protective equipment (PPE), first introduced in March this year, to ensure adequacy of supply of such products in the EU in times of the coronavirus pandemic, ceases to apply, as planned, from 26 May. The Commission‘s assessment of its application led to the conclusion that it has served its […]

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