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Bauhaus – competition for the Green Deal

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18.1.2021 – the Commission launched the design phase of the New European Bauhaus initiative, announced by President von der Leyen in her 2020 State of the Union address. The New European Bauhaus is an environmental, economic and cultural project, aiming to combine design, sustainability, accessibility, affordability and investment in order to help deliver the European [...]

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Croatia earthquake: EU Member States offer further assistance

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14.1.2021 – Following the initial offers of assistance to Croatia – most of it dispatched in the first 24 hours after the devastating earthquake of 29 December 2020 – EU Member States are offering further in-kind assistance. Sleeping bags, housing containers, lighting systems and mattresses, provided by Germany, France and Austria, are on their way [...]

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Valneva has a new potential vaccine

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12.1.2021 – European Commission concluded exploratory talks with the pharmaceutical company Valneva with a view to purchasing its potential vaccine against COVID-19. The envisaged contract with Valneva would provide for the possibility for all EU Member States to purchase together 30 million doses, and they could further purchase up to 30 million more doses.Exploratory talks [...]

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Host countries for rescEU medical supplies

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11.1.2021 – As of today, Belgium, the Netherlands and Slovenia will become new host countries for rescEU medical supplies. In addition, a second medical reserve will be hosted by Germany – already a rescEU host country. In total, there are now nine countries hosting the common European stockpiles of medical equipment. Supplies now include: more [...]

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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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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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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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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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State aid: Commission approves €760,000 Slovene state aid approved to Postojna and Predjama caves for damages due to coronavirus

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4.11.202o -The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €760,000 support measure to compensate the concession holder of the Postojna and Predjama caves for losses caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The measure aims to compensate the concession holder for the damage incurred during the period between 16 March 2020 and 31 May [...]

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Winners of the environment programme

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22.10.2020 – Presented by the EU’s LIFE programme for environment and climate action, the awards honoured winners in three different categories from Slovenia (Nature), Portugal (Environment), and Hungary (Climate Action). A special award recognising successful adaptation to COVID-19 went to an Italian project for its work in the time of coronavirus crisis. The LIFE Awards [...]

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Green light for EU energy grants

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2.10.2020 – EU Member States agreed on a Commission proposal to invest €998 million in key European energy infrastructure projects under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Financial aid will be provided for works and studies on ten projects, in line with the objectives of the European Green Deal; 84% of the funding goes to electricity or [...]

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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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Call for partnerships

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27.7.2020 – Today, the European Commission is launching a call for expressions of interest for thematic partnerships to pilot interregional innovation projects that support the response and recovery following the coronavirus pandemic. The aim of the call is to help regions catch the opportunities emerging from the crisis, develop resilience and build on green and [...]

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