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EIB announces EUR 300m investment in space 13 January 2021, 21:37 CET
The European Investment Fund and the EU Commission announced investment of some EUR 300 million into the European space sector Wednesday, supporting ground-breaking innovation in the industry.

EU agrees EUR 1.8 trillion long-term recovery budget 17 December 2020, 18:02 CET
The EU Council adopted a regulation Thursday laying down the EU's multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027, providing for a long-term budget of EUR 1,074.3 billion for the EU27 in 2018 prices.

MEPs approve 'rule of law conditionality' for access to EU funds 16 December 2020, 18:25 CET
EU states failing to uphold the EU's common values risk losing access to EU funds, following MEPs' approval Wednesday of a regulation to protect EU funds from being misused by governments who bend the rule of law.

Europe adopts digital way forward 14 December 2020, 18:18 CET
The EU institutions struck a provisional deal Monday on a new programme to promote large-scale deployment of state-of-the art technology such as artificial intelligence and the latest cybersecurity tools.

EU looks to rekindle transatlantic alliance under Biden 02 December 2020, 21:42 CET
Following the Trump years of bilateral tensions and unilateral tendencies, the EU put forward a strategy Wednesday to strengthen ties with the United States after US President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

EU leaders to step up pandemic coordination 20 November 2020, 16:45 CET
EU leaders agreed Thursday to strengthen coordination on combating the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on mutual recognition of tests, vaccine deployment and a common approach to lifting restrictive measures.

Eco-schemes feature in EU's greener common farm policy 21 October 2020, 18:33 CET
Farmers will be afforded flexibility on the way to higher environmental standards in farming in the post-2020 common agricultural policy reform package agreed provisionally by EU ministers Wednesday.

Brussels points way to greener, more digital economy post-COVID 20 October 2020, 00:15 CET
A more healthy and fairer Europe is promised in the EU Commission's 2021 work programme, published Monday with the aim of accelerating a long-term transformation to a greener economy, fit for the digital age.

EU steps up 'no-deal' preparations as UK refuses to budge 16 October 2020, 23:32 CET
With time running out for successful conclusion of an EU-UK trade deal and insufficient progress on key issues, EU leaders called on the UK at a summit Friday to make moves to make an agreement possible.

EU states look to coordinate COVID travel measures 13 October 2020, 17:07 CET
The EU adopted Tuesday a common framework on travel measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with recommendations to help states take decisions based on the epidemiological situation region by region.

EU candidate countries slow to reform: report 06 October 2020, 22:13 CET
Turkey and Western Balkan countries looking to join the EU show slow progress on rule of law, corruption, and freedom of the judiciary and the media, the Commission's enlargement review said Tuesday.

EU Commission to target 55 pct emissions reductions 16 September 2020, 18:31 CET
EU Commission president Ursula Von der Leyen in her first state of the union speech announced an increase to the 2030 climate target, to 'at least 55%' emissions reductions, up from the previous 40% target.

New talks with CureVac expand EU portfolio of future vaccines 20 August 2020, 23:59 CET
The EU Commission concluded Thursday exploratory talks with CureVac to purchase a potential vaccine against COVID-19, offering the possibility for all EU Member States to purchase the vaccine.

EU reach provisional agreement on consumer class actions 30 June 2020, 17:54 CET
New rules on collective redress, agreed Wednesday by EU states, will enable consumers to seek effective judicial protection collectively when traders’ infringements of EU laws deprive them of their rights.

EU and UK agree new push for Brexit deal in July 16 June 2020, 00:32 CET
EU leaders and British prime minister Boris Johnson agreed in a videoconference Monday to intensify Brexit talks in July to create the best conditions for concluding and ratifying a deal by the end of 2020.

MEPs greenlight new EU resources to fight coronavirus 21 April 2020, 00:14 CET
The European Parliament gave its green light Friday to rapid implementation of a number of proposals for redirection of EU policy funds to address the effects of the coronavirus public health crisis.

EU offers Italy "heartfelt apology" over coronavirus 16 April 2020, 22:40 CET
EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday expressed "a heartfelt apology" to Italy on behalf of Europe for not being at the country's side from the very beginning of the coronavirus crisis.

EU finds EUR 15.6 bn to support global effort against pandemic 10 April 2020, 00:08 CET
The EU is to redirect from existing external resources financial support amounting to more than €15.6 billion to partner countries to help partner countries with their efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

EU medical teams deployed to Italy 08 April 2020, 00:23 CET
A team of European doctors and nurses from Romania and Norway was despatched Tuesday via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to Milan and Bergamo to help Italian medical staff battling the coronavirus.

Brussels plans EUR 100 billion coronavirus solidarity fund 03 April 2020, 00:32 CET
The EU Commission proposed Thursday to set up a EUR 100 bn coronavirus solidarity fund to help businesses stay afloat and workers keep incomes, and to redirect structural funds to coronavirus response.

EC scientists develop new control material to help prevent coronavirus test failures 01 April 2020, 23:24 CET
Scientists at the EC's Joint European Research Centre have designed new control material that laboratories can use to check the correct functioning of their coronavirus tests and to avoid false negatives.

EU waives 'use it or lose it' slot rules for airlines 31 March 2020, 00:05 CET
The EU gave the green light Monday to suspend until 24 October airport slot requirements which oblige airlines to use at least 80% of their take-off and landing slots, in order to keep them the following year.

Coronavirus equipment ready soon after joint EU procurement bid 26 March 2020, 23:27 CET
The joint EU procurement of coronavirus personal protective equipment has been a success, says the European Commission, with equipment available two weeks after Member States sign contracts with the bidders.

'Green lanes' to speed up freight across EU borders 23 March 2020, 22:58 CET
As the coronavirus pandemic continues major disruption to European transport, the EU Commission issued new practical advice Monday on how to keep freight moving across the EU during the current crisis.

EU shuts borders to non-essential travel for 30 days 18 March 2020, 17:26 CET
EU leaders agreed in a video conference Tuesday that they would reinforce the EU's external borders by placing coordinated, temporary restrictions on non-essential travel to the EU for a period of 30 days.

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