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#Coronavirus – EU takes measures to ensure critical cross-border workers can reach their work places

#Coronavirus – EU takes measures to ensure critical cross-border workers can reach their work places

| March 30, 2020

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen Today (30 March), the European Commission issued advice to ensure that mobile workers within the EU, in particular those in critical occupations can reach their workplace. This includes but is not limited to those working in the health care and food sectors, and other essential services […]

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Disinformation: How to recognize and tackle #COVID-19 myths

Disinformation: How to recognize and tackle #COVID-19 myths

| March 30, 2020

©Mirko/Adobe Stock The outbreak of the coronavirus has led to disinformation that hampers efforts to contain the pandemic. Read on to find out what you can do. From the original claim that the virus spread through bat-soup, to heated reports of EU countries fighting each other for dwindling supplies of medical equipment, these claims are […]

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EU and 15 World Trade Organization members establish contingency appeal arrangement for trade disputes

EU and 15 World Trade Organization members establish contingency appeal arrangement for trade disputes

| March 30, 2020

The EU and 15 other members of the WTO have decided on an arrangement that will allow them to bring appeals and solve trade disputes among them despite the current paralysis of the WTO Appellate Body. Given its strong and unwavering support for a rules-based trading system, the EU has been a leading force in […]

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Relations with UK: Vice-President Šefčovič to co-chair the first meeting of EU-UK Joint Committee #Brexit

Relations with UK: Vice-President Šefčovič to co-chair the first meeting of EU-UK Joint Committee #Brexit

| March 30, 2020

Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič, together with the UK Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove, will co-chair today (30 March) the first meeting of the EU-UK Joint Committee established by the Withdrawal Agreement. “By holding this important meeting under the current difficult circumstances, we show our political commitment to ensuring the full and precise implementation of […]

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#Coronavirus crisis: Commission launches #CreativeEuropeAtHome

#Coronavirus crisis: Commission launches #CreativeEuropeAtHome

| March 30, 2020

The European Commission has launched #CreativeEuropeAtHome, a social media campaign running on its Creative Europe accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It wants to crowdsource the efforts to highlight great online cultural activities happening in the Creative Europe community.  #CreativeEuropeAtHome will make them available to culture lovers currently confined to their homes. Promoting our European Way of Life Vice President Margaritis […]

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#Coronavirus – Commission boosts budget for repatriation flights and #rescEU stockpile

#Coronavirus – Commission boosts budget for repatriation flights and #rescEU stockpile

| March 30, 2020

The European Commission has proposed to make €75 million from the EU budget available to help member states repatriate EU nationals and to increase the budget of the RescEU medical stockpile. EU Budget Commissioner Johannes Hahn said: “Today’s measure is yet another illustration of how the EU budget can add value when and where needed […]

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Joint statement by President von der Leyen and President Michel following #G20 leaders’ videoconference

Joint statement by President von der Leyen and President Michel following #G20 leaders’ videoconference

| March 26, 2020

“Today, Thursday, 26 March 2020, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen and the President of the European Council, Charles Michel (both pictured), participated in the extraordinary G20 Leaders’ videoconference called by Saudi Arabia that currently holds the G20 Presidency. “Against the backdrop that Europe currently is at the epicentre of the […]

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