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Commission approves €200 million Slovenian scheme to compensate large companies

Slovenski parlament Plečnik

30.6.2020 – The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules a €200 million Slovenian scheme to compensate large companies for the damages suffered due to the coronavirus outbreak and the confinement measures that the Slovenian Government had to implement to limit the spread of the virus. Under the scheme, companies will be entitled [...]

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Coronavirus – safe exchange of information

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17.6.2020 – Member States, with the support of the Commission, have agreed on a set of technical specifications to ensure a safe exchange of information between national contact tracing apps based on a decentralised architecture. This concerns the vast majority of tracing apps that were already – or are about to be – launched in [...]

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EU – Japan

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27.5.2020 – On 26 May, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Council President Charles Michel and the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe will hold a virtual leaders’ meeting to address matters related to the coronavirus pandemic, preparations for the upcoming G7 summit, and the implementation of the EU-Japan Strategic Partnership. As G7, G20 and [...]

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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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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

Western Balkans

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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New control to check the correct functioning of the coronavirus tests

COVID -19

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

Charles Barnier

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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