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New rules to modernize the European Border Surveillance System


10.4.20121 -The European Commission adopted new rules to modernize the European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR) in order to fight crime and save lives at sea. It is a cooperation mechanism for the exchange of information between the authorities responsible for managing the EU’s external borders. In order to allow for a proper risk analysis and [...]

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Fuding for research into coronavirus variants

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7.4.2021 – The Commission is mobilising €123 million from Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme, for urgent research into coronavirus variants. This first emergency funding under Horizon Europe adds to a range of EU-funded research and innovation actions to fight the coronavirus and contributes to the Commission’s overall action to prevent, mitigate [...]

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Aspiring journalists invited to apply for EU training programme

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6.4.2021 – The Commission launches the 5th edition of the Youth4Regions competition for journalism students and young journalists. Applications from EU Member States, neighbouring and accession countries are accepted. 33 applicants will be selected to join the Youth4Regions programme. The winners will meet in Brussels during the European Week of Regions and Cities to follow [...]

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EC propose to create a Digital Green Certificate


17.3.2021 – Today the European Commission is proposing to create a Digital Green Certificate to facilitate safe free movement inside the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Digital Green Certificate will be a proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result or recovered from COVID-19. It will be available, [...]

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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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European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan

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4.3.2021 – The Commission sets out its ambition for a strong Social Europe that focuses on jobs and skills for the future and paves the way for a fair, inclusive and resilient socio-economic recovery. The European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan outlines concrete actions to further implement the principles of the European Pillar of [...]

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New EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change


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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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


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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New Heads of Representation in Slovenia, Latvia and Spain

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27.1.2021- The Commission has appointed three new Heads of the Representation in Spain, Latvia, and Slovenia. Ms María De Los Angeles Benítez Salas will take up her duties as Head of Representation in Madrid on 1 April 2021. On 16 April 2021, Ms Zane Petre and Ms Jerneja Jug Jerše will start in their new [...]

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Bauhaus – competition for the Green Deal


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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Space sector in EU


13.1.2021 – EIF attracts €300 million to support the innovation and growth of European smaller and medium-sized space technology companies under the InnovFin Space Equity Pilot. New agreements with Orbital Ventures SCA SICAV-RAIF and Primo Space announced at the European Space Conference in Brussels. The EIF’s participation is backed by the European Fund for Strategic [...]

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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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