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Green Deal

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21.9.2020 – In line with the European Green Deal and the EU’s objective to become the first climate neutral economy by 2050, the Commission adopted today revised EU Emission Trading System State aid Guidelines in the context of the system for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading post-2021 (the “ETS Guidelines”). They will enter into force [...]

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Contract with a pharmaceutical company entered into force

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18.9.2020 – Today, a second contract with a pharmaceutical company entered into force following the contract’s formal signature between Sanofi-GSK and the Commission. The contract will allow all EU Member States to purchase up to 300 million doses of the Sanofi-GSK vaccine. Moreover, Member States may donate reserved doses to lower- and middle-income countries. Sanofi [...]

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EPP to support culture in EU

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17.9.2020 – The EPP Group supports the use of €12 billion to help Europe’s cultural and creative sectors recover from the COVID-19 crisis. This money should be taken from the EU’s planned Recovery and Resilience Facility. “We call for clearly dedicated money to secure the jobs of almost 8 million artists and workers of the [...]

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EU and China sign landmark agreement protecting European Geographical Indications

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14.9.2020 – Today, the EU and China signed a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical Indications (GIs) in China and 100 Chinese GIs in the European Union against usurpation and imitation. This agreement, first concluded in November 2019, should bring reciprocal trade benefits as well as introducing consumers to guaranteed, quality products on both [...]

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Research project support

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11.9.2020 – The Commission announced today that it will support with €4 million a new research project, SUPPORT-E, that will coordinate efforts to determine if COVID-19 convalescent plasma transfusion – using plasma from patients who recovered from the disease – is an effective and safe treatment. The funding is part of the Commission’s €1 billion [...]

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Valdis Dombrovskis named new EU trade commissioner

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8.9.2020 – European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis will be the EU’s new trade commissioner and Mairead McGuinness will be the new Irish commissioner with responsibility for financial services, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced Tuesday. Dombrovsksis, who has served as acting trade commissioner since the resignation of Phil Hogan last month, will [...]

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77th Venece Film festival

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2.9.2020 – 77th Venece Festival opened its doors today. Twelve films at the festival were supported by  MEDIA programe . Four films on this selection to compete for the Golden Lion : Amants (Lovers) by Nicole Garcia (France), ŚNIEGU JUŻ NIGDY NIE BĘDZIE (Never Gonna Snow Again) by Małgorzata Szumowska (Poland and  Germany), Qua VADIS, [...]

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Marie Skłodowska – Curie Fund

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1.9.2020 -The Commission has today selected 74 new consortia to support international and inter-sectoral collaboration under the 2020 Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) call for proposals – part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA). The researchers and innovators involved will work together across sectors and disciplines to tackle global challenges such as climate change, [...]

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AstraZeneca signed the contract

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27.8.2020 – Today, the first contract the European Commission has negotiated on behalf of the EU Member States with a pharmaceutical company entered into force following the formal signature between AstraZeneca and the Commission. The contract will allow the purchase of a vaccine against COVID-19 for all the Member States of the EU as well [...]

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EC will purchase COVID -19 vaccine

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25.8.2020 – The European Commission has today concluded exploratory talks with Moderna to purchase a potential vaccine against COVID-19. Moderna is the fifth company with which the Commission has concluded talks, following Sanofi-GSK on 31 July, Johnson & Johnson on 13 August, CureVac on 18 August, in addition to the signature of an Advance Purchase [...]

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European Capitals of Culture extended

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18.8.2020 – Due to the effects of the coronavirus crisis, the European Commission has today proposed to give Rijeka (Croatia) and Galway (Ireland) the possibility to extend their year as 2020 European Capitals of Culture until 30 April 2021. The Commission also proposes to postpone the year in which Novi Sad (Serbia) is due to [...]

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Fishing quota

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17.8.2020 – Today, the Commission adopted a proposal for the fishing opportunities for 2021 in the Mediterranean and the Black Seas. With the proposed fishing quota for certain fish stock, the Commission is thus delivering on the political commitments made in the ‘MedFish4ever’ and the Sofia Declarations to promote sustainable management of fish stocks in [...]

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Aid to Lebanon

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6.8.2020 -The European Union continues to help Lebanon. In a conversation with Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab today, European Commission President von der Leyen expressed the EU’s condolences and support for the Lebanese people, and discussed EU assistance. The EU has deployed more than 250 rescuers and chemical and health experts to the affected area [...]

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Remdesivir – cure for COVID -19

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29.7.2020 – Yesterday, the European Commission has signed a contract with the pharmaceutical company Gilead to secure treatment doses of Veklury, the brand name for Remdesivir. Veklury was the first medicine authorised at EU level for treatment of COVID-19. As from early August onwards, and in order to meet immediate needs, batches of Veklury will [...]

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Selected 55 researchers for testing projects

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28.7.2020 – Fifty-five grantees of the European Research Council (ERC) have been awarded Proof of Concept funding to explore the commercial or societal potential of their research results. The grants are part of the EU’s research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020. The awarded projects cover a variety of topics e.g., making gecko-inspired gripping technology to [...]

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