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EU signs new pre-accession support package with #Serbia worth more than €70 million

EU signs new pre-accession support package with #Serbia worth more than €70 million

| June 1, 2020

Neighbourhood and Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi (pictured), together with Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić, have participated in the virtual signing ceremony of a €70.2 million assistance programme by Serbian Minister of European integration Jadranka Joksimović and EU Head of Delegation to Serbia Sem Fabrizi. This programme is the first envelope of the EU’s Instrument for Pre-Accession […]

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EU approves disbursement of €500 million in macro-financial assistance to #Ukraine

EU approves disbursement of €500 million in macro-financial assistance to #Ukraine

| June 1, 2020

The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has approved the disbursement of a €500 million loan to Ukraine as part of its fourth macro-financial assistance (MFA) programme. With this disbursement, the EU has now provided Ukraine with €3.8 billion in MFA loans since 2014. This is the largest amount of MFA the EUhas disbursed […]

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EU budget for recovery: Kick-starting the EU economy by incentivizing private investments

EU budget for recovery: Kick-starting the EU economy by incentivizing private investments

| June 1, 2020

As announced by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (pictured) on 27 May 2020, the Commission is aiming to kick-start the EU economy by incentivizing private investments. The Commission has proposed a new Solvency Support Instrument, which builds on the existing European Fund for Strategic Investments, to mobilize private resources to urgently support viable European […]

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#BalticSeaFishStocks remain in crisis – NGOs call for closures of #Herring and #Cod stocks

#BalticSeaFishStocks remain in crisis – NGOs call for closures of #Herring and #Cod stocks

| May 29, 2020

Responding to today’s (29 May) publication of annual scientific advice for EU fishing limits for 2021 in the Baltic Sea by ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea), which finds important Baltic fish populations remain in a state of crisis, and the entire Baltic Sea ecosystem in very poor health [1], a group […]

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EU budget for recovery: An enhanced #InvestEU Programme and Strategic Investment Facility

EU budget for recovery: An enhanced #InvestEU Programme and Strategic Investment Facility

| May 29, 2020

As announced by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on 27 May 2020, the Commission is enhancing the proposal for the InvestEU Programme and creating a new Strategic Investment Facility within it to kick-start the EU economy. The enhanced InvestEU programme, thanks to Next Generation EU, will provide crucial support to companies and ensure a […]

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EU budget for recovery: The Solvency Support Instrument

EU budget for recovery: The Solvency Support Instrument

| May 29, 2020

As announced by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on 27 May, the Commission is proposing a new Solvency Support Instrument to help kick-start the European economy and overcome the severe socio-economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. The Solvency Support Instrument, which builds on the existing European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), will mobilize […]

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Fresh concerns raised over #COVID-19 disinformation

Fresh concerns raised over #COVID-19 disinformation

| May 29, 2020

Fresh concern has been raised about the spread of disinformation and propaganda during the COVID-19 crisis. Russia and China, in particular, have come under the spotlight for allegedly disseminating “fake news” about the pandemic. The issue was the focus of an online debate on Thursday organised by the European Foundation for Democracy, in cooperation with […]

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