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Top Stories from the European Commission - 30 March-3 April 2020

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European Union Emergency Support Instrument for the healthcare sector - questions and answers

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 02 Apr 2020 What does the Commission propose to support the healthcare sector?

The Commission wants to directly support the healthcare systems of EU Member States in their...


Coronavirus: the Commission mobilises all of its resources to protect lives and livelihoods

European Commission Press release Brussels, 02 Apr 2020 Saving lives and supporting livelihoods in these times of acute crisis is paramount. The Commission is further increasing its response by proposing to set up a €100 billion solidarity instrument to help workers keep their incomes and help businesses stay afloat, called SURE.


Questions and answers: Commission proposes SURE, a new temporary instrument worth up to €100 billion to help protect jobs and people in work

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 02 Apr 2020 What is SURE and why is the Commission proposing it?

The new instrument for temporary Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE) is designed...


Questions and answers on the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative Plus: New actions to mobilise essential investments and resources

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 02 Apr 2020 Questions and answers on the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative Plus: New actions to mobilise essential investments and resources


Daily News 02 / 04 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 02 Apr 2020 Coronavirus: the Commission mobilises all of its resources to protect lives and livelihoods

Saving lives and supporting livelihoods in these times of acute cri...


April 2020 Infringement cycle

European Commission Infringement decisions Brussels, 02 Apr 2020

Overview by policy area

In its regular package of infringement decisions, the European Commission pursues legal action against Member States for faili...


Remarks by President von der Leyen at the press conference on SURE; the Emergency Support Instrument; and on the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative Plus

European Commission Statement Brussels, 02 Apr 2020 Good morning,

In the present circumstances, fighting to save peoples' lives, and to protect peoples' livelihoods, is the overriding mission of all public autho...


Agriculture and bioeconomy: EIB approves €700 million of financing under the Investment Plan for Europe to support private investment across the EU

European Commission Press release Luxembourg, 02 Apr 2020 The EIB programme loan will amount to €700 million and is expected to back close to €1.6 billion of investment across Europe


State aid: Commission approves extension of German scheme for subsidised loans to support economy in coronavirus outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 02 Apr 2020 The European Commission has approved a German State aid scheme extending measures adopted on 22 March 2020 to support the economy in the context of the coronavi...


Daily News 01 / 04/ 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 01 Apr 2020 New control material developed by Commission scientists to help prevent coronavirus test failures

European Commission scientists have designed new control mate...


Statement by Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, on the announcement to postpone the COP26

European Commission Statement Brussels, 01 Apr 2020 We take note of today's announcement by the UK Presidency that the COP26 will be postponed amid efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic, and that the Presid...


Daily News 31 / 03 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 31 Mar 2020 Coronavirus research: Commission selects 18th project to develop rapid diagnostics

The Commission has decided to fund another project as part of its emergency ...


EU approves close to €240 million to strengthen resilience in neighbouring countries hosting Syrian refugees in light of the coronavirus pandemic

European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 Mar 2020 The European Union is strengthening its support for refugees from Syria and vulnerable persons in Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon through a new package of almost €240...


State aid: Commission approves French scheme deferring payment by airlines of certain taxes to mitigate economic impact of coronavirus outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 Mar 2020 The European Commission has found a French scheme deferring the payment by airlines of certain aeronautical taxes to be in line with EU State aid rules. The sch...


State aid: Commission approves €200 million Irish scheme to support the economy in the current coronavirus outbreak *

European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 Mar 2020 The European Commission has found a €200 million Irish scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak to be in line with EU State aid rules. T...


Statement by President von der Leyen on emergency measures in Member States

European Commission Statement Brussels, 31 Mar 2020 The European Union is founded on the values of freedom, democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights. These values are common to all of us. We must u...


COVID-19: European Solidarity in action

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 30 Mar 2020 COVID-19: European Solidarity in action
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Coronavirus: Commission presents practical guidance to ensure the free movement of critical workers

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Mar 2020 Today, the Commission has issued new practical advice to ensure that mobile workers within the EU, in particular those in critical occupations to fight the coronavirus pandemic, can reach their workplace.


EU mobilises immediate support for its Western Balkan partners to tackle coronavirus

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Mar 2020 As part of theglobal response to the coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission has announced up to €38 million in immediate support for the Western Balkans ...


Coronavirus: Commission presents practical guidance on implementing the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Mar 2020 Today, the European Commission has issued guidance on the implementation of the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU. Together with guidance ...


Coronavirus: The European Union stands by its Eastern partners

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Mar 2020 As part of the global response to the coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission stands by Eastern partner countries and has reallocated €140 million for the...


Coronavirus: Commission issues questions and answers to help increase production of safe medical supplies

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Mar 2020 Today, the Commission is making available guidance to assist manufacturers in ramping up production of essential medical equipment and material in three areas: ...


Daily News 30 / 03/ 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 30 Mar 2020 Coronavirus: Commission presents practical guidance to ensure the free movement of critical workers and on the implementation of the temporary restriction on no...


State aid: Commission approves €1.2 billion French "Fonds de solidarité" scheme for small enterprises in temporary financial difficulties due to coronavirus outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Mar 2020 The European Commission has found France's €1.2 billion scheme to support small and micro-enterprises as well as self-employed people affected by the economic r...


Statement by the European Commission following the first meeting of the EU-UK Joint Committee

European Commission Statement Brussels, 30 Mar 2020 Today, the European Union and the United Kingdom held their first Joint Committee meeting on the implementation and application of the Withdrawal Agreement, by ...


State aid: Commission approves €130 million Danish guarantee scheme for SMEs with export activities affected by coronavirus outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Mar 2020 The European Commission has found a DKK 1 billion (approximately €130 million) Danish liquidity guarantee scheme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) a...


State aid: Commission approves €1.75 billion Estonian schemes to support economy in coronavirus outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Mar 2020 The European Commission has approved two Estonian State aid schemes to support the Estonian economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The schemes were...


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