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Commission approves €80 million Slovak scheme to support research, development and testing infrastructure for #Coronavirus relevant products

Commission approves €80 million Slovak scheme to support research, development and testing infrastructure for #Coronavirus relevant products

| July 13, 2020

The European Commission has approved a €80 million Slovak scheme to support industrial research and experimental development projects, as well as testing and upscaling infrastructures related to the production of coronavirus relevant products.The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework. The public support will be co-financed by the European Structural and Investment Funds. […]

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Commission approves €93.3 million Danish schemes to support self-employed workers and freelancers affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €93.3 million Danish schemes to support self-employed workers and freelancers affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

| July 13, 2020

The European Commission has approved two Danish schemes to support self-employed workers and freelancers affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The schemes were approved under the state aid Temporary Framework. The first scheme, with an estimated budget of approximately €66.5 million (DKK 500m), will be open to self-employed workers active in all sectors of the economy […]

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Poland’s Duda narrowly beats Trzaskowski in presidential vote

Poland’s Duda narrowly beats Trzaskowski in presidential vote

| July 13, 2020

Poland’s incumbent President Andrzej Duda (pictured) has narrowly beaten challenger Rafal Trzaskowski in Sunday’s (12 July) presidential vote. The National Electoral Commission said Duda had won 51.2% of the votes. It is Poland’s slimmest presidential election victory since the end of communism in 1989. One of the major issues of the election was the future […]

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#Coronavirus – Cohesion policy support measures for Greece approved in record time

#Coronavirus – Cohesion policy support measures for Greece approved in record time

| July 13, 2020

The European Commission has approved the modification in record time of thirteen 2014-2020 Regional Operational Programmes and two national Operational Programmes in Greece. These modifications make €1.14 billion available to address the effects of the coronavirus crisis in the Greek economy through the funding of entrepreneurship support actions. Cohesion and Reforms Commissioner Elisa Ferreira (pictured) […]

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Upskilling for life after #Coronavirus – Commission launches new digital competence guidelines

Upskilling for life after #Coronavirus – Commission launches new digital competence guidelines

| July 13, 2020

Today (13 July), the Commission launches new guidelines to help educators, employers and recruiters ensure Europeans are equipped with the digital skills to thrive in the post-coronavirus world of work. The DigComp at Work report and its Implementation Guidelines include practical steps, key actions, tips and online resources to make best use of the EU’s digital […]

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UK to withhold power to control state aid from Scotland, Wales after #Brexit transition

UK to withhold power to control state aid from Scotland, Wales after #Brexit transition

| July 13, 2020

The British government is planning to withhold power to control state aid from Scotland and Wales when the Brexit transition ends, the Financial Times reported on Sunday (12 July), writes Sabahatjahan Contractor. The state aid proposal, which would give legal powers to Westminster to control policies for the entire UK, is expected to appear in […]

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Britain to spend £705 million on #EUBorderInfrastructure

Britain to spend £705 million on #EUBorderInfrastructure

| July 13, 2020

Britain will spend £705 million on border infrastructure to help keep trade flowing after its transition deal with the European Union expires at the end of the year, Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove (pictured) said on Sunday (12 July), writes Paul Sandle. The funding includes £470m to build port and inland infrastructure, including in the south-east […]

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