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Daily News 26 / 11 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 26 Nov 2020 Coronavirus response: €511 million from EU Cohesion policy to support Bulgarian economy
The Commission has approved an amendment to the Bulgarian Operatio...


Antitrust: Commission fines Teva and Cephalon €60.5 million for delaying entry of cheaper generic medicine

European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 Nov 2020 The European Commission has fined the pharmaceutical companies Teva and Cephalon €60.5 million for agreeing to delay for several years the market entry of ...


Joint press release: EU-Australia Leaders' Virtual Meeting

European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 Nov 2020 On 26 November 2020, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, held a meeting in which they reconfirmed their resolve to work together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.


StudioSì Fund makes available zero-interest student loans for Southern Italy

European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 Nov 2020 EIB-managed "StudioSì" fund awards first €2 million in zero-interest loans to support students from Southern Italy enrolled in university in Italy or abroad.


Ethiopia: Authorities must protect civilians and ensure access of humanitarian workers

European Commission Statement Brussels, 25 Nov 2020 Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarcic issued the following statement


Remarks by Vice-President Schinas at the press conference on the Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe

European Commission Speech Brussels, 25 Nov 2020 Today, we are proposing a new Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe.


Speech by Executive Vice-President Vestager at the Press Conference on the Data Governance Act and the Action Plan on Intellectual Property

European Commission Speech Brussels, 25 Nov 2020 Today, we are presenting two proposals: the Data Governance Act and the action plan on intellectual property.
The Data Governance Act is an important milestone ...


State aid: Commission approves competitive tender mechanism to compensate for early closure of hard coal-fired power plants in Germany

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 Nov 2020 The European Commission found that a competitive tender mechanism introduced by Germany to compensate hard coal-fired power plants for phasing out earlier than ...


Daily News 25 / 11 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 25 Nov 2020 COLLEGE MEETING: Commission adopts Action Plan on Intellectual Property to strengthen EU's economic resilience and recovery
Today, the Commission adopted a new...


A Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe: Questions and Answers

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 25 Nov 2020 A Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe: Questions and Answers


Affordable, accessible and safe medicines for all: the Commission presents a Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 Nov 2020 The Commission has today adopted a Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe to ensure patients have access to innovative and affordable medicines and to support the competitiveness, innovative capacity and sustainability of the EU's pharmaceutical industry.


A European Health Union: A Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 25 Nov 2020 A European Health Union: A Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe


Speech by President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary on the preparation of the European Council meeting of 10-11 December

European Commission Speech Brussels, 25 Nov 2020 Grazie, Presidente,
Honourable Members,
I come to Parliament today to report on our plans for the next European Council on 10 and 11 December. But before I will...


State aid: Commission approves Austrian measures to support rail freight and passenger operators affected by the coronavirus outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 Nov 2020 The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, two Austrian measures supporting the rail freight sector and one measure supporting the rail pas...


Gender Action Plan - putting women and girls' rights at the heart of the global recovery for a gender-equal world

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 Nov 2020 Today, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy put forward ambitious plans to promote gender equality and women's empowerment through all external action of the European Union.


Regulation on data governance – Questions and Answers

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 25 Nov 2020 Index

Data governance
Data for society
Data sharing with public and private sector
European Data Spaces

1. Data governance
What is data governance?
Data...


Commission proposes measures to boost data sharing and support European data spaces

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 Nov 2020 To better exploit the potential of ever-growing data in a trustworthy European framework, the Commission today proposes new rules on data governance.


Action Plan on Intellectual Property - Questions and Answers

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 25 Nov 2020 Why is intellectual property important for the EU economy and its recovery?
Intangible assets such as inventions, cultural creations, brands, software, know-how...


Successful third issuance of EU SURE bonds by the European Commission

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 Nov 2020 The European Commission has issued a €8.5 billion social bond under the EU SURE instrument to help protect jobs and keep people in work. This has been the ...


Commission adopts Action Plan on Intellectual Property to strengthen EU's economic resilience and recovery

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 Nov 2020 Today, the Commission published a new Action Pan on Intellectual Property to help companies, especially small and medium-sized companies (SMEs), to make the mos...


Coronavirus: Commission approves contract with Moderna to ensure access to a potential vaccine

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 Nov 2020 Today, the European Commission approved a sixth contract under the EU Vaccines Strategy, this time with the pharmaceutical company Moderna.


Vice-President Schinas opening remarks at the press conference to launch the action plan on Integration and Inclusion

European Commission Speech Brussels, 24 Nov 2020
Ladies and gentlemen,

Let me start on a personal note. This is the first time I come back to the Commission after the fight against the virus for a ch...


Commissioner Johansson opening remarks at the press conference to launch the action plan on Integration and Inclusion

European Commission Speech Brussels, 24 Nov 2020 Integration and inclusion is an investment, in a more resilient society, socially and economically.
Today, around 34 million, 8%, of us living in the EU were bo...


Daily News 24 / 11 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 24 Nov 2020 Inclusion pour tous : la Commission présente un plan d'action en faveur de l'intégration et de l'inclusion pour la période 2021-2027
La Com...


Speech by Vice-President Šefcovic at the European Conference on Batteries

European Commission Speech Brussels, 24 Nov 2020 Thank you Melinda, and good morning everyone.
It is a privilege to be speaking at such an important event, especially as we find ourselves on the cusp of someth...


Statement by President von der Leyen on Moderna

European Commission Statement Brussels, 24 Nov 2020 The coronavirus pandemic has affected our lives severely. Many people are ill and have lost their jobs. And right now, many Europeans are worrying that they can...


Action plan on Integration and Inclusion 2021-2027: Questions and Answers

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 24 Nov 2020 What are the main challenges for newcomers when they move to the EU?
Migrants and EU citizens with a migrant background often face challenges in terms of discr...


Inclusion for all: Commission presents action plan on Integration and Inclusion 2021-2027

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 Nov 2020 Today, the Commission is presenting the action plan on Integration and Inclusion for the period 2021-2027. The action plan promotes inclusion for all, recognising the important contribution of migrants to the EU.


Mandatory Transparency Register: provisional agreement on substantial points

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 Nov 2020 At their sixth political meeting on 24 November, Parliament, Council and Commission negotiators confirmed that additional progress has been made.


Team Europe steps up delivery to its COVID-19 recovery package up to €38.5 billion for partner countries

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 Nov 2020 Half of Team's Europe global recovery package to help partners address the COVID-19 pandemic, which has increased to €38.5 billion, has already been disbursed, showing the EU is delivering on its commitments.


EU reconfirms support for Afghanistan at 2020 Geneva Conference

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 Nov 2020 The European Union today reconfirmed its long-standing solidarity and partnership with the people of Afghanistan, pledging support of €1.2 billion over the period 2021–2025 in both long-term and emergency assistance at the 2020 Afghanistan Conference "Peace, Prosperity and Self-Reliance".


State aid: Commission approves €120 million Luxembourg scheme to support uncovered fixed costs of companies affected by coronavirus outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 Nov 2020 The European Commission has approved a Luxembourg State aid scheme to support the uncovered fixed costs of companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The s...


Remarks by Commissioner Sinkevicius, in charge of Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, at the Press Conference on the occasion of the launch of the EEA's 'Air Quality in Europe - 2020 Report'

European Commission Speech Brussels, 23 Nov 2020 Hello everyone and thank you for tuning in,

As my first point I would like to thank you Hans, and thanks to your colleagues in Copenhagen and across Euro...


Daily News 23 / 11 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 23 Nov 2020 Coronavirus: Commission to provide 200 disinfection robots to European hospitals
As part of its continued efforts to tackle the spread of coronavirus and provid...


EU contributes €183 million to debt relief for 29 of the world's poorest and most vulnerable countries

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Nov 2020 The EU will contribute €183 million to the IMF's Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust for debt relief in 29 low-income countries, allowing them to increase their social, health and economic spending in response to the COVID-19 crisis.


Stop violence against women: Statement by the European Commission and the High Representative

European Commission Statement Brussels, 23 Nov 2020 Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, the European Commission and High Representative/Vice-President, Jos...


Audiovisual Media: Commission opens infringement procedures against 23 Member States for failing to transpose the Directive on audiovisual content

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Nov 2020 Today, the European Commission launched infringement procedures against 23 Member States and the United Kingdom for failing to enact the new rules governing&nbs...


Marked improvement in Europe's air quality over past decade, fewer deaths linked to pollution

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Nov 2020 Better air quality has led to a significant reduction of premature deaths over the past decade in Europe.


G20 Summit: G20 leaders united to address major global pandemic and economic challenges

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Nov 2020 President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and President of the European Council, Charles Michel, represented the EU at the 15th G20 Leaders' s...


State aid: Commission approves Austrian "Fixkostenzuschuss Phase II" scheme to support uncovered fixed costs of companies affected by coronavirus outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 Nov 2020 The European Commission has approved the Austrian "Fixkostenzuschuss Phase II" scheme to support the uncovered fixed costs of companies affected by ...


State aid: Commission approves German "umbrella" scheme to support uncovered fixed costs of companies affected by coronavirus outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 Nov 2020 The European Commission has approved a German "umbrella" scheme to support the uncovered fixed costs of companies affected by the coronavirus outbre...


Daily News 20 / 11 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 20 Nov 2020 Presidents von der Leyen and Michel present the EU priorities for the G20 Leaders' Summit
President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and Presi...


Calendrier du 23 novembre au 29 novembre 2020

European Commission Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 25 Nov 2020 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine)
Déplacements et visites

Lundi 23 novembre 2020
Video conference of development ministers
Presid...


The EU at the G20 Summit

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 20 Nov 2020 G20
Factsheet translated in Korean The EU at the G20 Summit The EU at the G20 Summit


Team Europe: EU mobilises €86.5 million to fight COVID-19 in Ghana

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 Nov 2020 Today, the European Union has mobilised €86.5 million in emergency budget support to help Ghana in tackling the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. A...


Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel ahead of the G20 Summit

European Commission Statement Brussels, 20 Nov 2020 Ahead of the G20 Summit on 21-22 November, Presidents von der Leyen and Michel held a joint press conference to present the EU's priorities.


State aid: Commission approves Danish fund to enable €1.34 billion of capital support to large companies affected by coronavirus outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 Nov 2020 The European Commission has approved Danish plans to set up a fund with a target size of up to DKK 10 billion (approximately €1.34 billion) to recapitalise...


Team Europe: European Union and Germany support Senegal with more than €200 million

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Nov 2020 The European Union (EU) and Germany are supporting Senegal's fight against the coronavirus pandemic by mobilising €112 million from the EU and €1...


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