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EU agri-food sector shows resilience

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20.4.2020 – oday, the Commission published the latest short-term outlook report for EU agricultural markets. This regular publication presents a sector-by-sector overview of the latest tendencies and further prospects for agri-food markets. The outbreak of the coronavirus brings about unprecedented challenges for the EU agri-food sector. The sector responds and adapts with efficiency to the [...]

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Common lifting of containment measures

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15.4.2020 – Today, the Commission, in cooperation with the President of the European Council, has put forward a European roadmap to phase-out the containment measures due to the coronavirus outbreak. While we are still in firefighting mode, the necessary extraordinary measures taken by Member States and the EU are working. They have slowed down the [...]

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€2.7 billion from the EU to support the EU healthcare sector

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14.4.2020 – The European Commission proposed to activate the European Union’s Emergency Support Instrument on 2 April to directly support the healthcare systems of the EU countries in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Today, the Council gave its fast approval, so that the €2.7 billion instrumentcan immediately begin providing direct support where most needed. [...]

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Startegies to exit strategies through mobile data and apps

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8.4.2020 – Today, the Commission recommends steps and measures to develop a common EU approach for the use of mobile applications and mobile data in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Digital tools can play an important role in the gradual lifting of containment measure, when the time will be ripe for that, if they are [...]

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SURE – evropski solidarnostni instrument

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3.4.2020 – Saving lives and supporting livelihoods in these times of acute crisis is paramount. The Commission is further increasing its response by proposing to set up a €100 billion solidarity instrument to help workers keep their incomes and help businesses stay afloat, called SURE. It is also proposing to redirect all available structural funds [...]

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New control to check the correct functioning of the coronavirus tests

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1.4.2020 – European Commission scientists have designed new control material that laboratories can use to check the correct functioning of their coronavirus tests and to avoid false negatives.A recent EU survey identified the lack of positive control materials as one of the top three challenges faced by laboratories for the reliable implementation of coronavirus tests. [...]

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The European Heritage Label rewarded to 10 countries

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31.3.2020 – The European Heritage Label has been awarded to ten new sites that have played a significant role in the history and culture of Europe or the building of the European Union. The awards were announced on 31 March 2020. These are the new sites awarded in 2020: Archaeological Area of Ostia Antica (Italy [...]

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Mannufacture of essential medical equipment

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31.3.2020 – The Commission is making available guidance to assist manufacturers in ramping up production of essential medical equipment and material in three areas: the production of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE), leave-on hand cleaners and hand disinfectants and 3D printing in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. A guidance on medical devices [...]

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Launch of the accession negotiations with Northern Macedonia and Albania

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24.3.2020 – EU Ministers for European Affairs supported the launch of the accession negotiations with Northern Macedonia and Albania in a video conference. The foreign ministers of the Member States reached an agreement on Tuesday, March 24th, and the decision is yet to be approved by EU the heads of states and the government on [...]

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European standards for medical supplies made freely available

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23.3.2020 – Upon the urgent request of the Commission, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), in collaboration with all their members, have agreed to immediately make available a number of European standards for certain medical devices and personal protective equipment. This action will help both EU and [...]

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Aid to Croatia

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23.3.2020 – EU mobilises emergency aid for Croatia after earthquake. In an immediate response, the European Commission has already helped mobilise tents, beds, mattresses, heaters and sleeping bags from Slovenia, Hungary, Austria and Italyto be dispatched swiftly to the affected areas. “The EU is here to assist Croatia at this difficult time. European support is [...]

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EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has tested positive for COVID-19

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19.3.2020 – The top Brussels official said on Twitter today (in English as well as French) he is doing well and “in good spirits.” He added: “I am following all the necessary instructions, as is my team.””For all those affected already, and for all those currently in isolation, we will get through this together.”Brexit talks between the [...]

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Eastern Partnership beyond 2020

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18.3.2020 – Today, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have put forward a proposal for the long-term policy objectives of the Eastern Partnership beyond 2020. These aim at increasing trade, strengthening connectivity and deepening economic integration with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova [...]

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New Circular Economy Action Plan

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11.3.2020 – Today, the European Commission adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan – one of the main building blocks of the European Green Deal, Europe’s new agenda for sustainable growth. With measures along the entire life cycle of products, the new Action Plan aims to make our economy fit for a green future, strengthen our [...]

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GDP per capita

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10.3.2020 – Eurostat has released GDP per capita data by region expressed in purchasing power standards. GDP per capita by region in 2018 was between 30% in the overseas department of Mayotte and 263% in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg relative to the EU average. One fifth of the EU population lives in regions with [...]

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