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Commission approves €51 million Latvian scheme to support companies with exporting activities affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €51 million Latvian scheme to support companies with exporting activities affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

| August 5, 2020

The European Commission has approved a Latvian scheme, with an estimated budget of €51 million, to support companies engaged in the export of goods and services in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework. The public support, which will take the form of direct grants, will […]

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Centre-right and centrist groups most influential when shaping EU’s foreign policy, suggests new influence index 

Centre-right and centrist groups most influential when shaping EU’s foreign policy, suggests new influence index 

| August 5, 2020

The centre-right and centrist groups in the European Parliament wield significantly more political influence than their left-leaning counterparts when shaping the EU’s foreign policy, suggests the Foreign Affairs Influence Index released today by BCW Brussels and VoteWatch Europe.  According to the Index, MEPs representing the European People’s Party (EPP) and Renew Europe (RE) have most power to change legislation, win votes and shape debates on the EU’s foreign policy in the European […]

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UK urges medicine suppliers to stockpile before #Brexit transition ends

UK urges medicine suppliers to stockpile before #Brexit transition ends

| August 5, 2020

The British government has urged medicine suppliers to prepare for the country’s exit from the EU single market and customs union on 31 December by building up six weeks’ worth of stocks in case of disruption to imports, writes Estelle Shirbon.  Under the terms of an ongoing transition period, customs and border arrangements have remained […]

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#EAPM – From HTA to IHI

#EAPM – From HTA to IHI

| August 4, 2020

Greetings, and a warm welcome to all our health correspondents who are not yet en route for the jolly hols – the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) is still here to keep you updated on the personalised health related events that are ongoing, as health does not stop for the holidays, writes EAPM Executive […]

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EU eyes softening key state aid demand in #Brexit talks – sources

EU eyes softening key state aid demand in #Brexit talks – sources

| August 4, 2020

European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (right) and British Prime Minister’s Europe adviser David Frost  The European Union is willing to compromise to help break a deadlock in Brexit talks by softening its demand that Britain heed EU rules on state aid in the future, diplomatic sources told Reuters, writes Gabriela Baczynska. They said […]

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#Brexit talks scheduled just in time for key EU October summit

#Brexit talks scheduled just in time for key EU October summit

| August 3, 2020

Britain and the EU have planned more trade negotiations all the way until 2 October, less than a fortnight before a summit where the bloc hopes to endorse any agreement with London, according to a schedule published by British negotiators on Friday, write Guy Faulconbridge and Gabriela Baczynska.  More than four years after Britons voted […]

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#TradeAgreements – What the EU is working on

#TradeAgreements – What the EU is working on

| August 3, 2020

    The EU negotiates various trade deals all over the world, but they depend on approval by the European Parliament. Read our overview of the negotiations in progress. Trade agreements are a key component of the EU’s trade policy. On 12 February, MEPs approved free trade and investment protection agreements with Vietnam. Following Vietnam’s ratification of the trade […]

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