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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2021!

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25.12.2020 – Blessed Christmas and a happy, healthy and successful 2021! Euportal

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Brexit trade deal

Brexit deal 2020

24.12.2020 – The U.K. and the EU finally announced they had struck a deal governing their future trade relations. The deal will avoid tariffs when the Brexit transition period ends on December 31. “We have finally found an agreement. It was a long and winding road but we have got a good deal to show [...]

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A conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) for the COVID‑19 vaccine by BioNTech and Pfizer

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21.12.2020 – Today, the European Commission has granted a conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) for the COVID‑19 vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer, making it the first COVID-19 vaccine authorised in the EU. This authorisation follows a positive scientific recommendation based on a thorough assessment of the safety, effectiveness and quality of the vaccine by the [...]

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Three films nominated for LUX reward

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12.12.2020 – Films nominated for the new award were publicly unveiled at the European Film Awards virtual ceremony on 12 December 2020, streamed from Berlin. While the LUX Audience Award normally features five films, this year, due to the Covid-19 crisis, it will  feature three films: Another Round, Collective and Corpus Christi, subtitled in the [...]

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Quality assurance tools

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7.12.2020 – Today, the Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has released two new reference materials, which they have developed as quality assurance tools for COVID-19 antibody tests. These antibody tests verify whether an individual has previously been infected by the virus. More:here Source: EC Press

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European Democracy Action Plan

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3.12.2020 – The European Commission is presenting today its European Democracy Action Plan to empower citizens and build more resilient democracies across the EU. Standing up to challenges to our democratic systems from rising extremism and perceived distance between people and politicians, the Action Plan sets out measures to promote free and fair elections, strengthen [...]

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European Citizen Engagement and Deliberative Democracy

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1.12.2020 -   Deliberative democracy and citizen engagement can be effective responses to the erosion of trust in democratic institutions, as well as helping to develop better policies by including all those concerned in more direct ways. A number of recent studies namely the OECD’s report “Catching the Deliberative Wave” and a European Parliament study on [...]

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COVID -19 vaccine: Statement by von der Leyen on Moderna

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24.11.2020 – “This contract allows us to buy up to 160 million doses of a vaccine produced by Moderna. According to the results of clinical trials, this vaccine could be highly effective against COVID-19. Once the vaccine is indeed proven as safe and effective, every Member State will receive it at the same time, on [...]

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3,9 million for media freedom

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20.11.2020 – Today, the European Commission launched a call for proposals of €3.9 million to further support cross-border investigations as well as to map and address violations of press and media freedom.The call aims for example at legally and materially supporting investigative journalists training, promoting content sharing, co-creation and translation of journalistic pieces of general [...]

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Boosting Offshore Renewable Energy

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19.11.2020 – To help meet the EU’s goal of climate neutrality by 2050, the European Commission today presents the EU Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy. The Strategy proposes to increase Europe’s offshore wind capacity from its current level of 12 GW to at least 60 GW by 2030 and to 300 GW by 2050. The Commission [...]

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EC positive opinion to Slovenia on Budget

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18.11. 2020 – The European Commission today presented its autumn economic policy package, including the Opinions on euro area Draft Budgetary Plans (DBPs) for 2021 and policy recommendations for the euro area. This is the second step in the 2021 European Semester cycle, which started in September with the publication of the Annual Sustainable Growth [...]

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SURE support to preserve employment

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18.11.2020 – The European Commission has disbursed €14 billion to nine EU countries in the second instalment of financial support to Member States under the SURE instrument. As part of today’s operations, Croatia has received €510 million, Cyprus €250 million, Greece €2 billion, Italy an additional €6.5 billion, Latvia €120 million, Lithuania €300 million, Malta [...]

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LIFE programme: €280 million in EU for environment, nature and climate action projects

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16.11.2020 – The European Commission has approved an investment package of more than €280 million from the EU budget for over 120 new LIFE programme projects. This EU funding will trigger total investments of nearly €590 million to help meet these projects’ ambitious goals for environment, nature, and climate action. This amount represents a 37% [...]

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Report on the Implementation of the European Union’s Trade Agreements in 2019

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12.11.2020 – The 4th Annual Report on the Implementation of the European Union’s Trade Agreements in 2019 published today shows the benefits of our expanding global trade network. Despite tensions in the global trade arena, the report shows that EU trade agreements continued to facilitate fair and sustainable trade and solidify the framework of international [...]

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European Health Union

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11.11.2020 – Today, the European Commission is taking the first steps towards building the European Health Union announced by President von der Leyen in her State of the Union address. The Commission is putting forward a set of proposals to strengthen the EU’s health security framework, and to reinforce the crisis preparedness and response role [...]

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