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Top Stories from the European Commission - 16-20 March 2020

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COVID-19: Commission creates first ever rescEU stockpile of medical equipment

European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 Mar 2020 Today, the European Commission has decided to create a strategic rescEU stockpile of medical equipment such as ventilators and protective masks to help EU countries in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Daily News 19 / 03 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 19 Mar 2020 COVID-19: Commission creates first ever rescEU stockpile of medical equipment

Today, the European Commission has decided to create a strategic rescEU stockpile...


COVID-19: Remarks of Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic at the midday press briefing on the rescEU stockpile

European Commission Statement Brussels, 19 Mar 2020 Good afternoon everyone,

I appreciate everyone following us here or from home.

For those of you who may remember, I was standing here in the end of January fo...


Statement by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis and Commissioner Schmit on the employment and social impact of COVID-19

European Commission Statement Brussels, 19 Mar 2020 Speaking after the videoconference of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, European Commission Executive Vice-President Valdis Do...


Daily News 18 / 03 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 18 Mar 2020 COLLEGE MEETING: Eastern Partnership: new policy objectives for beyond 2020

Today, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign...


Eastern Partnership: Commission proposes new policy objectives for beyond 2020

European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 Mar 2020 The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have put forward a proposal for the long-term policy objectives of the Eastern Partnership beyond 2020.


Q & A: The Eastern Partnership policy beyond 2020

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 18 Mar 2020 Why is the EU adopting a new policy framework for the Eastern Partnership beyond 2020?
With the current Eastern Partnership (EaP) "20 Deliverables for 2020" fra...


COVID-19: Commission provides guidance on EU passenger rights

European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 Mar 2020 In our efforts to mitigate the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission has today published guidelines to ensure EU passenger rights are applied in a coherent manner across the EU.


Read-out of the videoconference between President von der Leyen and the President of Slovenia, Borut Pahor

European Commission Read-out Brussels, 18 Mar 2020 European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and the President of Slovenia Borut Pahor discussed through videoconference, on 18 March, the European respon...


Future EU-UK Partnership: European Commission publishes draft legal text

European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 Mar 2020 The European Commission has today published a draft legal agreement for the future EU-UK partnership. It translates into a legal text the negotiating directives...


Daily News 17 / 03 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 17 Mar 2020 Eurogroup agrees on COVID-19 economic policy response

The Eurogroup met via videoconference yesterday to discuss a coordinated policy response to help contain ...


EU Cohesion Policy invests over €1.4 billion in green projects in 7 Member States

European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 Mar 2020 Today the European Commission has approved an investment package worth more than €1.4 billion of EU funds in 14 large infrastructure projects in 7 Member States, namely Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain.


Statement by Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager on a draft proposal for a State aid Temporary Framework to support the economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak

European Commission Statement Brussels, 17 Mar 2020 Last night, the European Commission has sent to Member States for consultation a draft proposal for a State aid Temporary Framework to support the economy in th...


COVID-19: Commission launches European team of scientific experts to strengthen EU coordination and medical response

European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 Mar 2020 The European Commission launched today an advisory panel on COVID-19 composed of epidemiologists and virologists from different Member States to formulate EU guidelines on science-based and coordinated risk management measures.


Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel, following the EU Leaders' videoconference on COVID-19

European Commission Statement Brussels, 17 Mar 2020 Thank you Charles,

It was indeed very good to see how the Member States strongly endorsed the packages we have brought forward over the last days – it is the p...


COVID-19: Commission presents guidelines for border measures to protect health and keep goods and essential services available

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 Mar 2020 Today, the Commission presented guidelines to Member States on health-related border management measures in the context of the COVID-19 emergency. The aim is to...


Daily News 16 / 03/ 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 16 Mar 2020 COVID-19: Commission presents guidelines for border measures to protect health and keep goods and essential services available

Today, the Commission presented ...


Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel, following the G7 Leaders' videoconference on COVID-19

European Commission Statement Brussels, 16 Mar 2020 Thank you very much Charles,

Indeed, we face a global health crisis and this global health crisis has a severe impact on people, but it also has a severe impac...


Coronavirus: Commission offers financing to innovative vaccines company CureVac

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 Mar 2020 Today, the Commission offered up to €80 million of financial support to CureVac, a higly innovative vaccine developer from Tübingen, Germany, to scale up development and production of a vaccine against the Coronavirus in Europe.


Remarks by Commissioner Gentiloni at the Eurogroup press conference

European Commission Speech Brussels, 16 Mar 2020 Good evening,

Let me begin with a thought for the thousands of people who have already lost someone dear to them and more broadly, for the many millions of peo...


Commission moves to ensure supply of personal protective equipment in the European Union

European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 Mar 2020 In its continuing efforts to protect citizens and to coordinate the response to COVID-19, the Commission has taken immediate steps to protect the availability o...


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