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3,9 million for media freedom

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20.11.2020 – Today, the European Commission launched a call for proposals of €3.9 million to further support cross-border investigations as well as to map and address violations of press and media freedom.The call aims for example at legally and materially supporting investigative journalists training, promoting content sharing, co-creation and translation of journalistic pieces of general [...]

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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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Assessment of the state of nature

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19.10.2020 – European Commission published its latest assessment of the state of nature in the European Union. It provides a comprehensive overview of the situation of Europe’s most vulnerable species and habitats protected under EU nature laws.  Decline of protected habitats and species still continues, caused mostly by intensive agriculture, urbanisation, unsustainable forestry activities and [...]

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Energy Policy in EU

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14.10.2020 – The European Commission has today adopted a series of energy policy proposals and reports, which are fundamental to the implementation of the European Green Deal, and to achieving climate neutrality by 2050 and our ambitious emission reduction targets for 2030. Today, the College of Commissioners adopted at its weekly meeting a Communication on [...]

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Janssen Pharmaceutical NV Companieies got a contract

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8.10.2020 -Today, the European Commission approved a third contract with a pharmaceutical company, Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. Once the vaccine has proven to be safe and effective against COVID-19, the contract allows Member States to purchase vaccines for 200 million people. They will also have the [...]

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Infringement procedure for UK

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1.10.2020 – The European Commission has today sent the United Kingdom a letter of formal notice for breaching its obligations under the Withdrawal Agreement. This marks the beginning of a formal infringement process against the United Kingdom. It has one month to reply to today’s letter. Article 5 of the Withdrawal Agreement states that the [...]

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Contract with a pharmaceutical company entered into force

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18.9.2020 – Today, a second contract with a pharmaceutical company entered into force following the contract’s formal signature between Sanofi-GSK and the Commission. The contract will allow all EU Member States to purchase up to 300 million doses of the Sanofi-GSK vaccine. Moreover, Member States may donate reserved doses to lower- and middle-income countries. Sanofi [...]

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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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Fishing quota

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17.8.2020 – Today, the Commission adopted a proposal for the fishing opportunities for 2021 in the Mediterranean and the Black Seas. With the proposed fishing quota for certain fish stock, the Commission is thus delivering on the political commitments made in the ‘MedFish4ever’ and the Sofia Declarations to promote sustainable management of fish stocks in [...]

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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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Public consultation on migration

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22.7.2020 – The Commission launched a public consultation at EU level to obtain opinions on new measures that could be taken at EU level to promote the integration and social inclusion of migrants and people with a migrant background. The consultation will run until 16 October in all official EU languages. It has also launched [...]

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Economic recovery – fait taxation for the multinational companies

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15.7. 2020 -The European Commission has today adopted an ambitious new Tax Package to ensure that EU tax policy supports Europe’s economic recovery and long-term growth. The Package is built on the twin pillars of fairness and simplicity. Fair taxation remains a top priority for the European Commission, as a means of protecting public revenues, [...]

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Commission recommends not granting financial support to companies with links to tax havens

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14.7.2020 – The European Commission recommended to Member States  not to grant financial support to companies with links to countries that are on the EU’s list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions. Restrictions should also apply to companies that have been convicted of serious financial crimes, including, among others, financial fraud, corruption, non-payment of tax and social [...]

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Digital Workin Skills post – corona

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13.7.2020 -The Commission launched new guidelines to help educators, employers and recruiters ensure Europeans are equipped with the digital skills to thrive in the post-coronavirus world of work. The DigComp at Work report and its Implementation Guidelines include practical steps, key actions, tips and online resources to make best use of the EU’s digital competence framework (DigComp) [...]

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