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Commission approves €145 million Luxembourgish reinsurance scheme to support trade credit insurance market in coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €145 million Luxembourgish reinsurance scheme to support trade credit insurance market in coronavirus outbreak

| July 2, 2020

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, a €145 million Luxembourgish reinsurance scheme to support the trade credit insurance market in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. Trade credit insurance protects companies supplying goods and services against the risk of non-payment by their clients. Given the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, […]

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#EasternPartnershipYouthEngagementSummit – Unique virtual event discusses new deal for youth

#EasternPartnershipYouthEngagementSummit – Unique virtual event discusses new deal for youth

| July 2, 2020

The Eastern Partnership Youth Engagement Summit will this year take place virtually on 2-3 July. The event will bring together over 400 active youth leaders and youth workers from the Eastern Partnership region. Under the main thematic focus of ‘Youth engagement in the Eastern Partnership: exploring the present and navigating the future!’, the Summit will be […]

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#Coronavirus – 13 additional projects in #Greece receive technical support through the #StructuralReformSupportProgramme

#Coronavirus – 13 additional projects in #Greece receive technical support through the #StructuralReformSupportProgramme

| July 2, 2020

The Commission has adopted a decision approving 13 additional requests by Greece for technical support through the Structural Reform Support Programme (SRSP). The projects will be financed from Greece’s voluntary transfer of €5 million from their technical assistance component under the European Structural and Investment Funds to the SRSP. The new measures will come on top of […]

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EU launches a €10.5 million call for projects in #Cybersecurity

EU launches a €10.5 million call for projects in #Cybersecurity

| July 2, 2020

The Commission has launched a new call, worth €10.5 million through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme, for projects that will work on stepping up Europe’s cybersecurity capabilities and cooperation across member states. In particular, they will work in various areas, such as on co-ordinated response to cybersecurity incidents, cybersecurity certification, capacity building and institutional co-operation […]

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Vaccine against #Ebola – Commission grants new market authorizations

Vaccine against #Ebola – Commission grants new market authorizations

| July 2, 2020

On 1 July, the European Commission adopted the decision granting marketing authorizations to the company Janssen, a Johnson & Johnson company, for a vaccine against Ebola. The authorization was granted in one month, reducing the decision-making process timing in half, further demonstrating the Commission’s commitment in placing the protection of public health as a priority. […]

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#Competition – Commission launches process to address the issue of collective bargaining for #Self-Employed

#Competition – Commission launches process to address the issue of collective bargaining for #Self-Employed

| July 2, 2020

The European Commission has launched a process to ensure that the EU competition rules do not stand in the way of collective bargaining for those who need it. The initiative seeks to ensure that working conditions can be improved through collective agreements not only for employees, but also for those self-employed who need protection. Stakeholders […]

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Commission approves €30 billion French subordinated loan scheme to support companies affected by the #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €30 billion French subordinated loan scheme to support companies affected by the #Coronavirus outbreak

| July 2, 2020

The European Commission has approved a €30 billion French subordinated loan scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework. Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “The €30bn French subordinated loan scheme will enable France to further support companies affected by […]

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