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Commission approves €5 billion French ‘umbrella’ scheme to support research, development, testing infrastructures and production of #Coronavirus relevant products

Commission approves €5 billion French ‘umbrella’ scheme to support research, development, testing infrastructures and production of #Coronavirus relevant products

| June 8, 2020

The European Commission has approved a €5 billion French “umbrella” scheme to support research and development, testing and upscaling infrastructures and production of coronavirus relevant products. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April and 8 May 2020. Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, in charge […]

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#Coronavirus – Commission adopts additional measures to support the agri-food sector

#Coronavirus – Commission adopts additional measures to support the agri-food sector

| April 17, 2020

The European Commission has adopted two measures to help the agri-food sector. The measures will increase the cash flow of farmers and reduce the administrative burden both for national and regional authorities and for farmers in these particularly challenging times. To increase the cash flow of farmers, the Commission will increase the advances of direct […]

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Commission approves guarantee scheme of up to €3 billion to support the Flemish economy in #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves guarantee scheme of up to €3 billion to support the Flemish economy in #Coronavirus outbreak

| April 15, 2020

The European Commission has approved a Belgian scheme of up to €3 billion, financed by the Flemish region, to support companies in the context of 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. Belgium notified to the Commission a […]

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UK will not nominate commissioner for 2019-2024

UK will not nominate commissioner for 2019-2024

| August 26, 2019

Please see a letter here from the UK’s Perm Rep, Tim Barrow, to colleagues in the Commission and Council confirming the UK will not nominate a candidate for the College of Commissioners 2019-2024.  The UK will not nominate a new Commissioner to the EU as it prepares to leave on 31 October 2019. The UK’s Permanent […]

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#HelloKitty – EU Commission fines merchandiser €6.2 million for breaching competition rules

#HelloKitty – EU Commission fines merchandiser €6.2 million for breaching competition rules

| July 9, 2019

The European Commission announced they fined Sanrio, the Japanese owner of the intellectual property of Hello Kitty, €6.2 million for restricting cross-border sales of merchandise within the European Economic Area, writes David Kunz. After a nearly two year investigation, the European Commission concluded that Sanrio was not complying to EU competition rules by blocking retailers from selling […]

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#Sudan – No justification for violence against peaceful demonstrators

#Sudan – No justification for violence against peaceful demonstrators

| June 4, 2019

At least 35 peaceful protesters were killed in Sudan as Sudanese security forces cleared protest camps near army headquarters in Khartoum on July 3, 2019, writes EU Reporter’s David Kunz. The protests come in the wake of the ousting of former president Omar al-Bashir in April. The Transitional Military Council (TMC) of Sudan took power after […]

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#Migrant farm workers may stay after #Brexit but red tape goes

#Migrant farm workers may stay after #Brexit but red tape goes

The UK Environment Secretary says she is “absolutely committed” to ensuring that British farmers have access to migrant workers after Brexit. Andrea Leadsom said that the government will ensure that the food and farming sectors have the labour that they need. Leadsom also said that leaving the EU will allow the government to slash “ridiculous” […]

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