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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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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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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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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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COVID-19 and preparedness

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2.3.2020 – The European Commission continues working on all fronts to support Member States in preparedness, halt the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of our citizens. Today, we are launching the corona response team, a team of five Commissioners who will coordinate work on halting COVID-19 outbreak; Janez Lenarčič, who is in charge [...]

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New EU aid package to prevent COVID – 19

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24.2.2020 -The European Commission is working around the clock to support EU Member States and strengthen international efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. To boost global preparedness, prevention and containment of the virus the Commission announces today a new aid package worth €232 million. Part of these funds will be allocated immediately to different sectors, while the rest will be released in the [...]

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