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East of #Ukraine, is there a light at the end of the tunnel?

East of #Ukraine, is there a light at the end of the tunnel?

There is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic has moved far aside all other topics of international and regional political agenda. These days we hear very little about the situation in Syria, Yemen, Persian gulf and Venezuela. Even controversial dispute among OPEC+ members over oil price has been placed behind the theatrical scenery of the […]

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Scientists call for immediate EU action to protect dolphins and porpoises following NGO request

Scientists call for immediate EU action to protect dolphins and porpoises following NGO request

| May 28, 2020

Scientists from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) have published landmark advice on 26 May, warning the European Commission that immediate action is needed to protect two critically vulnerable marine species. A group of NGOs has welcomed the move, which came in response to their major intervention last year. ICES has urged the Commission […]

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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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#EIB Board approves €25 billion Pan-European Guarantee Fund to respond to #COVID-19 crisis

#EIB Board approves €25 billion Pan-European Guarantee Fund to respond to #COVID-19 crisis

| May 27, 2020

©Getty Images The Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) has today (27 May) agreed on the structure and business approach of the new Pan-European Guarantee Fund (EGF) to tackle the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund was endorsed by the European Council on 23 April as part of the overall […]

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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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Investment plan in Spain: €200 million financing for #Gestamp to develop greener cars

Investment plan in Spain: €200 million financing for #Gestamp to develop greener cars

| May 27, 2020

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing €200 million to Spanish company Gestamp to invest in its research and development programme. The financing is guaranteed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments. Gestamp, which employs some 43,000 personnel, will use the financial support to develop safer, lighter vehicles with lower emissions. The R&D activities will […]

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