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Commission approves £50 billion UK ‘umbrella’ scheme to support the economy in the #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves £50 billion UK ‘umbrella’ scheme to support the economy in the #Coronavirus outbreak

| April 6, 2020

The European Commission has approved a £50 billion (approximately €57bn) “umbrella” UK scheme to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and large corporates in the United Kingdom affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April 2020. Following […]

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Commission launches competition for aspiring young journalists

Commission launches competition for aspiring young journalists

| April 6, 2020

Today (6 April), the European Commission is launching the 2020 edition of the Youth4Regions competition for aspiring young journalists. Youth4Regions is a programme to help journalism students and young journalists discover what the EU is doing in their region. As of today, they can apply to participate in the eponymous competition, and based on their application, […]

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#Coronavirus – Commission and European Investment Fund (part of EIB Group) unlock €8 billion in finance for 100,000 small and medium-sized businesses

#Coronavirus – Commission and European Investment Fund (part of EIB Group) unlock €8 billion in finance for 100,000 small and medium-sized businesses

| April 6, 2020

  The European Commission has unlocked €1 billion from the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) that will serve as a guarantee to the European Investment Fund (EIF), part of the European Investment Bank Group. This will allow the EIF to issue special guarantees to incentivize banks and other lenders to provide liquidity to at least […]

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MEPs set out key proposals for fisheries sector in #COVID-19 crisis

MEPs set out key proposals for fisheries sector in #COVID-19 crisis

| April 6, 2020

  Full document here With the impacts of COVID-19 already hitting the fisheries sector, particularly small scale and artisanal fisheries, GUE/NGL MEPs are demanding pressing action, beyond the insufficient proposal of the European Commission on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). Further urgent actions are needed to protect incomes and assure food security, to […]

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MEPs call for solidarity and measures to prevent #Coronavirus crisis in refugee camps

MEPs call for solidarity and measures to prevent #Coronavirus crisis in refugee camps

| April 6, 2020

Migrants who arrived on the island of Lesbos waiting to board a Greek navy ship in Mytilene ©Costas Baltas/Reuters/Adobe Stock  The situation of refugees in Greece calls for a concerted EU response to avoid a Covid-19 outbreak, according to MEPs on the civil liberties committee. As Europe grapples with the challenges of the coronavirus crisis, […]

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#Huawei – How can we use technology to fight #Coronavirus?

#Huawei – How can we use technology to fight #Coronavirus?

| April 6, 2020

Huawei’s Abraham Liu has joined European policymakers to answer the question: how can technology help us fight COVID-19? Will the introduction of high speed, high capacity 5G networks make Europe a stronger, safer place? Can they be used to help European health-care systems cope with crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic we are currently witnessing? […]

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Commission approves €350 million #Malta guarantee scheme to support economy in #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €350 million #Malta guarantee scheme to support economy in #Coronavirus outbreak

| April 6, 2020

The European Commission has approved a Maltese state aid scheme to support the economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework to support the economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. Malta notified to the Commission under the Temporary Framework a guarantee scheme for working capital […]

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