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Europe’s full potential for the production of COVID-19 vaccines

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29.3.2021 – The Commission is hosting the first pan-European matchmaking event with over 300 participating companies from 25 Member States to expand COVID-19 vaccine production capacities across Europe and address production and supply chain bottlenecks. The event aims to speed up connections between vaccine producers and service companies such as contract development and manufacturing organisations, [...]

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Results of the second part of an EU-wide quality comparison of food products

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23.3.2021 – Today, the Commission published the results of the second part of an EU-wide quality comparison of food products marketed under the same branding, a study conducted by the Joint Research Centre (JRC). The first part of the study, published in 2019, focused on differences in composition of food products. It found differences – [...]

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three Declarations to pool efforts and resources to promote internatPromote connectivivity, clean digital technologies and improve the environment for start-ups and scale-ups.

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19.3.2021 – Ministers representing EU Member States signed three Declarations to pool efforts and resources to promote international connectivity, incentivise the rollout of clean digital technologies and improve the regulatory environment for start-ups and scale-ups. These tangible commitments will help accelerate Europe’s green and digital transformation and will contribute to the vision and goals of [...]

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Public consultation – illigal migrations

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19.3. 2021 – The Commission is launching a public consultation on new actions to be taken at EU level to address migrant smuggling. The Commission is calling for contributions from individuals and organisations and in particular from people who have experienced or have been affected by smuggling. The consultation invites feedback on new actions on [...]

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Plan for the research and innovation 2021 – 2024

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16.3.2021 – Today, the European Commission adopted the first strategic plan for Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme worth €95.5 billion in current prices. The strategic plan is a novelty in Horizon Europe and sets the strategic orientations for the targeting of investments in the programme’s first four years. It ensures that [...]

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The European Commission has approved a €1.5 million Slovenian scheme to support holders of ancillary activities at farms,

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15.3.2020 – The European Commission has approved a €1.5 million Slovenian scheme to support holders of ancillary activities at farms, such as agro-tourisms or catering, affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State Aid Temporary Framework. Under the scheme, the aid will take the form of direct grants. The aim of [...]

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BioNTech-Pfizer four million more doses of COVID-19 vaccines

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10.3.2021 – The European Commission has reached an agreement with BioNTech-Pfizer for the supply of four million more doses of COVID-19 vaccines for Member States in the next two weeks in order to tackle coronavirus hotspots and to facilitate free border movement.The Commission is following closely the evolution of the epidemiological situation in Member States. [...]

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New EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change

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24.2.2021 – The European Commission adopted today a new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, setting out the pathway to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change. While the EU does everything within its power to mitigate climate change, domestically and internationally, we must also get ready to face its unavoidable consequences. From [...]

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February infringements package

18.2.2021 – In its regular package of infringement decisions, the European Commission pursues legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas, aim to ensure the proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The key [...]

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Commission launches public consultation on cross-border judicial cooperation

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16.2.2021 – The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the modernisation of EU justice systems. The EU aims to support Member States in their efforts to adapt their justice systems to the digital age and improve EU cross-border judicial cooperation.The results of the public consultation, in which a broad range of groups and [...]

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EU in the General Assembly of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI)

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5.2.2021 – Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, is representing the EU in the General Assembly of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) which confirmed EU’s membership in this global partnership for the conservation of the world’s coral reefs. In the context of the EU’s ambitious International Ocean Governance agenda, the ICRI membership [...]

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Commission disburses €14 billion to nine Member States

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2.2.2021 – The European Commission has disbursed €14 billion to nine Member States in the fourth instalment of financial support to Member States under the SURE instrument. This is the first disbursement in 2021. As part of today’s operations, Belgium has received €2 billion, Cyprus €229 million, Hungary €304 million, Latvia €72 million, Poland €4.28 [...]

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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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