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Forest fires in EU

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5.6.2020 – To prepare for the risk of forest fires during the upcoming summer, the EU is further reinforcing its European fleet of firefighting aircraft under the rescEU system. The EU is financing purchases by the Swedish government of 2 new firefighting airplanes to add to the reserve. This adds up to a total of [...]

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EU budget for recovery: Recovery and Resilience Facility

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29.5.2020 – The centrepiece of the recovery plan will be a new Recovery and Resilience Facility. The aim of the facility will be to support investments and reforms essential to a lasting recovery, to improve the economic and social resilience of the Member States, and to support the green and digital transitions. It will be [...]

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More violence in famillies during pandemic

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18.5.2020 – The Commission has recently published the reports on implementation of the Victims’ Rights Directive and the Directive on European Protection Order. These two reports assess and analyse the national measures implementing the Directives. Under the Victims’ Rights Directive, victims of crime have rights to protection, support and access to justice. The Directive on the European [...]

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May infringements package: key decisions

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14.5.2020 – 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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Eurogroup agreement ESM’s Pandemic Crisis Support

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11.5.2020 – The Commission welcomes the Eurogroup’s agreement on the establishment of the Pandemic Crisis Support instrument of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) reached at its videoconference on Friday, 8 May 2020. The instrument will be available to all euro area Member States, for amounts of 2% of the respective Member’s GDP, to support domestic [...]

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Slovene Breakup

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11.5.2020 – Author: Jože Možina. The book “Slovenski razkol” has 624 large format pages in color printing. It contains 217 facsimiles of documents and photographs of all parties involved, many for the first time. The monograph also includes 15 maps and 35 graphs made especially for this book, which show more accurately than ever the [...]

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EU supports the recovery of the tourism sector

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28.2.2020 – The Commission is supporting Member States as they deal with the impact of the coronavirus on the tourism sector. At a videoconference yesterday, EU Ministers discussed the implications of the coronavirus outbreak on the tourism industry, mitigating measures and the recovery strategy for the tourism ecosystem, which is one of the most damaged [...]

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Western Balkans and COVID -19

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21.4.2020 – Following requests for assistance via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the EU is coordinating and co-financing the delivery of aid shipments in the EU and in neighbouring countries. Slovakia is sending masks and disinfectant to Italy, while Austria is sending gloves and disinfectant to Croatia. To [...]

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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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Live web “COVID -19″

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1.4.2020 – Live webinar “COVID-19: European Coordinated Response to the pandemic” on 3 April at 11.00 CET On Friday, 3 April from 11.00-12.30 CET, the EU Health Policy Platform will host a live webinar “COVID-19: European Coordinated Response to the pandemic”. The webinar will start by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) [...]

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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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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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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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100 days of the new Commission

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9.3.2020 – President von der Leyen presented the main challenges facing her Commission on the 100th day of her mandate during a press conference. The Commission is now dealing with new, pressing priorities, namely the situation at the Greek-Turkish border and the COVID-19 outbreak. At the same time, we remain committed to driving the work [...]

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