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#EAPM – Orphan Regulation under review by Commission

#EAPM – Orphan Regulation under review by Commission

| August 11, 2020

Welcome one and all – this week’s first update from the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) brings you more news of the EU’s orphan drug legislation, which the European Commission has produced a 400-page review of, for those of you looking for distraction on your jolly hols, please see the following link, writes EAPM Executive […]

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Extending UK #Coronavirus furlough would trap people in false hope, finance minister says

Extending UK #Coronavirus furlough would trap people in false hope, finance minister says

| August 11, 2020

Extending Britain’s furlough scheme would leave some workers trapped in false hope that they could return to their jobs after the coronavirus pandemic, British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak (pictured) said on Friday (7 August), write Andy Bruce and Kate Holton.  With redundancies mounting, opposition politicians and think tanks have said Sunak should extend the Coronavirus […]

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Commission clears €6 billion German scheme to compensate public transport companies for damage suffered as a result of the #Coronavirus pandemic

Commission clears €6 billion German scheme to compensate public transport companies for damage suffered as a result of the #Coronavirus pandemic

| August 11, 2020

The European Commission has cleared a €6 billion German scheme under EU state aid rules to compensate companies providing public passenger transport services regionally and locally in Germany for the damage suffered as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the emergency containment measures taken by the German authorities to limit the spread of the […]

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#Coronavirus – UK says getting children back to school is a national priority

#Coronavirus – UK says getting children back to school is a national priority

| August 11, 2020

It is a national priority for children to return to school after months away from the classroom due to the coronavirus pandemic, a junior British health minister said on Monday (10 August), write Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton. “Sadly we have seen children from more disadvantaged backgrounds (are) more likely to fall behind during this […]

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Commission approves €6 billion German scheme to compensate public transport companies for damages suffered due to #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €6 billion German scheme to compensate public transport companies for damages suffered due to #Coronavirus outbreak

| August 10, 2020

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, a €6 billion German scheme to compensate companies providing regional and local public passenger transport services in Germany for the damage suffered due to the coronavirus outbreak and the emergency containment measures introduced in Germany to limit the spread of the virus. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, […]

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#Kazakhstan – Authorities see #COVID-19 improvement, but tighten restrictions

#Kazakhstan – Authorities see #COVID-19 improvement, but tighten restrictions

| August 10, 2020

Keeping an eye on things: Lockdown has been extended until mid-August. (Photo: Government handout) Kazakhstan’s health ministry has said it is managing to get on top of the coronavirus outbreak, but authorities have nonetheless extended the existing lockdown regime and brought in stricter rules on where and when masks must be worn, writes Almaz Kumenov.Health […]

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PM aide Cummings damaged public confidence in UK #COVID-19 response

PM aide Cummings damaged public confidence in UK #COVID-19 response

| August 10, 2020

Dominic Cummings (pictured), a top aide to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, damaged public confidence in the government’s coronavirus response by travelling out of London when the city was in lockdown, an academic study published on Thursday (6 August) said, writes William James. Cummings was at the centre of a huge public outcry among locked-down Britons […]

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