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#Coronavirus pandemic shows need for huge upgrade of IT power in Europe says #EPP

#Coronavirus pandemic shows need for huge upgrade of IT power in Europe says #EPP

| April 6, 2020

The EPP Group in the European Parliament has called for an EU data centre, a common data standard to collect data on infections, a “huge upgrade” of internet infrastructure and less bureaucracy for researchers. “The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the need to create an EU data centre for emergency response. We urgently have to set […]

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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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Ten things the EU is doing to fight #Coronavirus

Ten things the EU is doing to fight #Coronavirus

| April 3, 2020

©Chinnapong/AdobeStock  Find out what the European Institutions are doing to mitigate the impact of the Covid19 outbreak, protect people and the economy and promote solidarity. 1. Slowing the spread of the virus To help limit the transmission of the virus in Europe and beyond, the EU has closed its external borders to non-essential travel, while […]

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Sassoli: #EIB must be courageous in face of #COVID-19

Sassoli: #EIB must be courageous in face of #COVID-19

| April 3, 2020

Statement by President Sassoli ahead of board meeting of the European Investment Bank: “The European Investment Bank has recently announced measures that will help mobilise up to €40 billion to help SMEs impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Although these measures are important, we expect a courageous response from the EIB to mitigate the effects of […]

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#COVID-19 is teaching us a harsh lesson: We need to change our relationship with animals

#COVID-19 is teaching us a harsh lesson: We need to change our relationship with animals

| April 3, 2020

Yes, COVID-19 came from animals. COVID-19 was transmitted from wildlife to humans as a consequence of the sheer number of species sold in “wet” markets. These are common across Asia, as in many other developing countries, and sell all things perishable: fruits, vegetables and most notably animals – dead or alive, domestic and wild, write […]

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Sassoli on #Hungary – Parliaments must remain open and the press must remain free

Sassoli on #Hungary – Parliaments must remain open and the press must remain free

| April 1, 2020

Statement by European Parliament President David Sassoli on the Hungarian emergency law: “We want to get out of the crisis with our democracies intact. We have asked the European Commission, as the guardian of the EU treaties, to assess whether the new laws introduced in Hungary comply with Article 2 of our treaty. “All European […]

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