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Action to prepare Europe for the increased threat of coronavirus variants

COVID - 19 2

17.2. 20121 – The Commission is proposing immediate action to prepare Europe for the increased threat of coronavirus variants. The new European bio-defence preparedness plan against COVID-19 variants called “HERA Incubator” will work with researchers, biotech companies, manufacturers and public authorities in the EU and globally to detect new variants, provide incentives to develop new [...]

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Defeating trip to Moscow

Russia Borell

8.2.2021 – After a defeating trip to Moscow, EU’s chief diplomat Josep Borrell on Sunday (7 February) tried to explain and justify his controversial trip to Moscow but admitted that relations between the EU and Russia have hit rock bottom. Borrell’s controversial visit to Moscow, which ended on Saturday, had raised eyebrows among EU diplomats [...]

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New Heads of Representation in Slovenia, Latvia and Spain

Jerneja Jug

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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Croatia earthquake: EU Member States offer further assistance

Petrinja

14.1.2021 – Following the initial offers of assistance to Croatia – most of it dispatched in the first 24 hours after the devastating earthquake of 29 December 2020 – EU Member States are offering further in-kind assistance. Sleeping bags, housing containers, lighting systems and mattresses, provided by Germany, France and Austria, are on their way [...]

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Valneva has a new potential vaccine

Injection Vial Production Line

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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The second COVID-19 vaccine authorised in EU

COVID -19

7.1.2021 – Today, the European Commission has granted a conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) for the COVID‑19 vaccine developed by Moderna, the second COVID-19 vaccine authorised in the EU. This authorisation follows a positive scientific recommendation based on a thorough assessment of the safety, effectiveness and quality of the vaccine by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) [...]

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Brexit trade deal

Brexit deal 2020

24.12.2020 – The U.K. and the EU finally announced they had struck a deal governing their future trade relations. The deal will avoid tariffs when the Brexit transition period ends on December 31. “We have finally found an agreement. It was a long and winding road but we have got a good deal to show [...]

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European Democracy Action Plan

Zastave

3.12.2020 – The European Commission is presenting today its European Democracy Action Plan to empower citizens and build more resilient democracies across the EU. Standing up to challenges to our democratic systems from rising extremism and perceived distance between people and politicians, the Action Plan sets out measures to promote free and fair elections, strengthen [...]

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European Citizen Engagement and Deliberative Democracy

PEACE ON eARTH

1.12.2020 -   Deliberative democracy and citizen engagement can be effective responses to the erosion of trust in democratic institutions, as well as helping to develop better policies by including all those concerned in more direct ways. A number of recent studies namely the OECD’s report “Catching the Deliberative Wave” and a European Parliament study on [...]

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COVID -19 vaccine: Statement by von der Leyen on Moderna

COVID -19

24.11.2020 – “This contract allows us to buy up to 160 million doses of a vaccine produced by Moderna. According to the results of clinical trials, this vaccine could be highly effective against COVID-19. Once the vaccine is indeed proven as safe and effective, every Member State will receive it at the same time, on [...]

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Jobs in EU

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19.11.2020 – List of vacant positions in the EU institutions, Agencies and organisations working with them is here Source:EURACTIV

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On line event : EU funds 2021 – 2027

TICO

12.11.2020 – 25.11.2020 from 9.00 – 14.00 the ONLINE event will take place, organized by Tiko pro: “Where are the funds in 2021-2027?”. There is still the opportunity to join. Why not increase your prospects for project’s approval and to ease implementation with the help of of Tiko Pro? Participation in the event is free, [...]

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European Health Union

COVID -19

11.11.2020 – Today, the European Commission is taking the first steps towards building the European Health Union announced by President von der Leyen in her State of the Union address. The Commission is putting forward a set of proposals to strengthen the EU’s health security framework, and to reinforce the crisis preparedness and response role [...]

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Energy Policy in EU

electric infrastructure

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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Green light for EU energy grants

electric infrastructure

2.10.2020 – EU Member States agreed on a Commission proposal to invest €998 million in key European energy infrastructure projects under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Financial aid will be provided for works and studies on ten projects, in line with the objectives of the European Green Deal; 84% of the funding goes to electricity or [...]

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