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Top Stories from the European Commission - 4-8 May 2020

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Daily News 07 / 05 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 07 May 2020 Western Balkans: supporting our partners in these difficult times

Yesterday, EU leaders held a virtual Summit with their Western Balkan counterparts, where the...


Commission supports Member States in their transition to a climate-neutral economy

European Commission Press release Brussels, 07 May 2020 The European Commission has approved all requests made by 18 Member States for support with the preparation of their territorial just transition plans, which each Member State will have to draw up to get access to funding from the Just Transition Mechanism.


Questions and Answers – Commission steps up fight against money laundering and terrorist financing

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 07 May 2020 The European Commission has today put forward a series of measures designed to further strengthen the EU's framework to fight against money laundering and terro...


Commission steps up fight against money laundering and terrorist financing

European Commission Press release Brussels, 07 May 2020 The European Commission has today put forward a comprehensive approach to further strengthen the EU's fight against money laundering and terrorist financing.


State aid: Commission approves €7.3 million Czech scheme to support research and development activities related to coronavirus outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 07 May 2020 The European Commission has approved a CZK 200 million (approximately €7.3 million) Czech aid scheme to support research and development (R&D) activities relate...


State aid: Commission approves €314 million Hungarian guarantee scheme to support SMEs active in the agri-food value chain during the coronavirus outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 07 May 2020 The European Commission has approved a Hungarian scheme to support the agri-food value chain in the context of the coronavirus outbreak, which is expected to mo...


Remarks by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis at the press conference on the Commission Action Plan to fight against money laundering and terrorist financing

European Commission Speech Brussels, 07 May 2020 Good afternoon,

We are living in extraordinary times. We have taken unprecedented action to support the European economy as it reels from the impact of this pa...


Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel and Andrej Plenkovic, Prime Minister of Croatia, following the EU-Western Balkans Zagreb Summit

European Commission Statement Brussels, 06 May 2020 Thank you Charles,

Thank you Andrej,

Indeed, we have had very good discussions between the European Union and our Western Balkan partners, discussions on our ...


State aid: Commission approves €40 million Finnish direct grant schemes to support companies in the agriculture and fishery sectors affected by coronavirus outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 06 May 2020 The European Commission has approved two Finnish schemes, with a total budget of €40 million, to support the agricultural and fishery sectors in the context of ...


Spring 2020 Economic Forecast: A deep and uneven recession, an uncertain recovery

European Commission Press release Brussels, 06 May 2020 The coronavirus pandemic represents a major shock for the global and EU economies, with very severe socio-economic consequences. Despite the swift and comprehensive policy response at both EU and national level, the EU economy will experience a recession of historic proportions this year.


Daily News 06 / 05 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 06 May 2020 Prévisions économiques du printemps 2020: une récession profonde et inégale, une reprise incertaine

La pandémie de COVID-19 représente, pour l'économie mondial...


Remarks by Commissioner Gentiloni at the press conference on the Spring 2020 Economic Forecast

European Commission Speech Brussels, 06 May 2020 The coronavirus pandemic has drastically altered the outlook for the European and world economy. It has also made this forecast particularly challenging and unc...


State aid: Commission approves Belgian €250 million subordinated loan scheme to support start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs affected by the coronavirus outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 05 May 2020 The European Commission has approved a Belgian scheme of €250 million, financed by the Flemish region, to support companies in the context of the coronavirus ou...


State aid: Commission approves €5.2 billion Czech guarantee scheme for loans to large exporting companies affected by coronavirus outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 05 May 2020 The European Commission has approved a €5.2 billion (approximately CZK 142 billion) Czech guarantee scheme for large companies with export activities affected by the coronavirus outbreak.


Von der Leyen on Coronavirus Global Response: World stands united against coronavirus and will win

European Commission News Brussels, 05 May 2020 In an unprecedented global effort to fight the coronavirus, countries and organisations from across the world on 4 May raised EUR 7.4 billion for vaccines, diagnostics and treatments, almost reaching the initial target of EUR 7.5 billion.


Daily News 05 / 05 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 05 May 2020 Réponse mondiale au coronavirus: 7,4 milliards d'euros pour un accès universel aux vaccins

Hier, lors de la conférence mondiale sur la réponse au coronavirus, ...


State aid: Commission approves €296 million Danish loan schemes to support start-ups affected by coronavirus outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 05 May 2020 The European Commission has approved two Danish loan schemes to support start-up companies in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The loan schemes, with a ...


State aid: Commission approves €10 million Greek scheme to support companies in the floriculture sector affected by the coronavirus outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 05 May 2020 The European Commission has approved a €10 million Greek State aid scheme to support the floriculture primary production sector in the context of the coronaviru...


Remarks by Commissioner Schmit following the informal video-conference with employment and social ministers

European Commission Speech Brussels, 05 May 2020 Good afternoon. I would like to thank the Croatian Presidency for organising this exceptional Council in very exceptional circumstances. The exchanges with Mem...


Statement by Vice-President Šuica following the informal video-conference with employment and social ministers

European Commission Statement Brussels, 05 May 2020 I would first like to thank the Croatian Presidency for organizing this video-conference with employment and social ministers in the context of the Covid-19 pan...


State aid: Commission approves €30 million Italian scheme to support SMEs in the agriculture and fishery sectors affected by coronavirus outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 04 May 2020 The European Commission has approved a €30 million Italian scheme to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the agricultural and fishery sectors i...


Opening remarks by President von der Leyen at the Coronavirus Global Response international pledging event

European Commission Statement Brussels, 04 May 2020 Good afternoon, good morning and good evening to everyone watching around the world.

I am delighted to open and welcome you to the Coronavirus Global Response ...


Coronavirus Global Response: €7.4 billion raised for universal access to vaccines

European Commission Press release Brussels, 04 May 2020 Today, the Commission registered €7.4 billion, equivalent to $8 billion, in pledges from donors worldwide during the Coronavirus Global Response pledging event....


Closing remarks by President von der Leyen at the Coronavirus Global Response international pledging event

European Commission Statement Brussels, 04 May 2020 Ladies and Gentlemen, we have made it!

Today is a defining moment for the global community. At a time when we are sitting further apart than usual, the world h...


Statement by President von der Leyen on the results of the Coronavirus Global Response international pledging event

European Commission Statement Brussels, 04 May 2020 I am very proud and I am relieved that the start of this very important project was so successful.

The world showed extraordinary unity for the common good. An...


State aid: Commission approves French plans to provide €7 billion in urgent liquidity support to Air France

European Commission Press release Brussels, 04 May 2020 The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €7 billion French aid measure consisting of a State guarantee on loans and a shareholder loan ...


Mergers: Commission clears Aurubis' acquisition of Metallo

European Commission Press release Brussels, 04 May 2020 The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, Aurubis' acquisition of Metallo, a large copper scrap refiner. The Commission concluded th...


Trade defence report: restoring the level playing field for European producers

European Commission Press release Brussels, 04 May 2020 EU trade defence measures are effective in reducing unfair international trading practices, according to an annual report published today by the European Commission.


Daily News 04 / 05 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 04 May 2020 The Coronavirus Global Response pledging marathon starts today at 3pm CET

Today, from 3pm CET, the European Commission will host the Coronavirus Global Respons...


Q&A on the measures published to further support the agricultural and food sectors

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 04 May 2020 The Commission published today the latest package of exceptional measures to further support the most affected agricultural and food sectors.

The exceptional m...


Coronavirus: Commission adopts package of measures to further support the agri-food sector

European Commission Press release Brussels, 04 May 2020 The Commission published today the latest package of exceptional measures to further support the agricultural and food sectors most affected by the coronavirus crisis.


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