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Top Stories from the European Commission - 15-19 June 2020

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Sustainable Finance: Commission welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of the Taxonomy Regulation

European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 Jun 2020 The European Commission has today welcomed the adoption by the European Parliament of the Taxonomy Regulation – a key piece of legislation that will contribute to the European Green Deal by boosting private sector investment in green and sustainable projects.


Coronavirus: Using European supercomputing, EU-funded research project demonstrates promising results for potential treatment

European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 Jun 2020 EU-funded consortium Exscalate4CoV announced today that an already registered generic drug used to treat osteoporosis, Raloxifene, could be an effective treatme...


Coronavirus: EU supports Central African Republic with €54 million to limit socio-economic risks

European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 Jun 2020 As part of the European Union's response to the COVID-19 crisis in Africa, the European Commission has decided to grant €54 million to the Central African Republic to help the government shore up public expenditure negatively affected by the fight against the virus.


Coronavirus: EU funding for the transport of medical goods, medical teams and patients

European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 Jun 2020 European Union countries can now apply for additional funding via the Emergency Support Instrument to transport essential goods, medical teams and patients affe...


Trade Barriers Report: EU continues to open up markets outside Europe in midst of rising protectionism

European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 Jun 2020 Thanks to the European Union's successful intervention, European companies generated €8 billion in additional exports in 2019.


European Commission launches a public consultation on a new Digital Education Action Plan

European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 Jun 2020 Today, the Commission is launching an EU-wide open public consultation to ensure that its forthcoming new Digital Education Action Plan will reflect the EU's ed...


Daily News 18 / 06 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 18 Jun 2020 Eastern Partnership: Strong display of joint commitment as President von der Leyen participates in video conference along with leaders from the EU and eastern n...


Commission adopts White Paper on foreign subsidies in the Single Market

European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 Jun 2020 Commission adopts White Paper on foreign subsidies in the Single Market. It now seeks views and input from all stakeholders on the options set out. The public consultation, open until 23 September 2020, will help the Commission prepare for appropriate legislative proposals in this area.


Coronavirus: EU supports with €60 million a regional response to the pandemic in the Horn of Africa

European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 Jun 2020 The EU has today announced a €60 million package to help tackle the health and socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, in support of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in its mandate to coordinate national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Horn of Africa.


Sustainable fisheries: Commission takes stock of the EU's Common Fisheries Policy and launches consultation on the fishing opportunities for 2021

European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 Jun 2020 Commission takes stock of the EU's Common Fisheries Policy and launches consultation on the fishing opportunities for 2021


Speech by President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary – 'We need to talk about racism – openly and honestly'

European Commission Speech Brussels, 17 Jun 2020 President von der Leyen held a speech today entitled 'We need to talk about racism – openly and honestly' at the European Parliament plenary debate on the anti-racism protests following the death of George Floyd.


Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into the proposed merger of PSA and FCA

European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 Jun 2020 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed merger of automotive companies Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. ("FCA") and Pe...


Von der Leyen on European Vaccine Strategy: Making the world safe from the coronavirus

European Commission News Brussels, 17 Jun 2020 "Our economies will only pick up full speed, and indeed our lives will only go back to normal, when we have an effective and safe vaccine against this virus", President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said today.


Speech by President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary on the preparations for the European Council of 19 June 2020, and the negotiations for a new partnership with the United Kingdom

European Commission Speech Brussels, 17 Jun 2020 Mr President

Honourable Members,

The negotiations with the United Kingdom always promised to be difficult. And they have not disappointed.


Statement by Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager on adoption of White Paper on foreign subsidies in the Single Market

The single market is key to Europe's prosperity. But it only works well if there's a level playing field. And for the Commission ...


From the College meeting: Commission presents Vaccines Strategy, White Paper on foreign subsidies, and kick-starts the work on impact of demographic change

European Commission News Brussels, 17 Jun 2020 Following the weekly meeting of the Commissioners on 17 June, the European Commission presented a Vaccines Strategy that should help accelerate the development, manufacturing, and deployment of vaccines against COVID-19, and help protect people everywhere and EU citizens in particular.


Factsheet: Coronavirus vaccines strategy

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 17 Jun 2020 .
Factsheet: Coronavirus vaccines strategy Factsheet: Coronavirus vaccines strategy


Von der Leyen calls for relentless fight against racism and discrimination

European Commission News Brussels, 18 Jun 2020 President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said it was time we talked about racism openly and honestly, and that 'we did more than listen' and 'more than condemn'.


Coronavirus: Commission unveils EU vaccines strategy

European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 Jun 2020 Today, to help protect people everywhere, the European Commission is presenting a European strategy to accelerate the development, manufacturing and deployment of vaccines against COVID-19.


European Commission adopted Report on the Impact of Demographic Change in Europe

European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 Jun 2020 The European Commission has today adopted its first-ever Report on the Impact of Demographic Change. It presents the drivers of this long-term change and the im...


Daily News 17 / 06 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 17 Jun 2020 COLLEGE MEETING: Coronavirus: Commission unveils EU vaccines strategy

Today, to help protect people everywhere, the European Commission is presenting a Europea...


Factsheet: The impact of demographic change in Europe

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 17 Jun 2020 .
Factsheet: The impact of demographic change in Europe Factsheet: The impact of demographic change in Europe


Questions and Answers on the Commission's evaluation of the EU's Common Fisheries Policy and Fishing Opportunities for 2021

European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 17 Jun 2020 Commission's evaluation of the EU's Common Fisheries Policy and Fishing Opportunities for 2021


EIB Group and Banco Sabadell provide €576 million to finance SMEs and mid-caps

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 Jun 2020 Project supported by the Investment Plan for Europe


Antitrust: Commission opens investigation into Apple practices regarding Apple Pay

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 Jun 2020 The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether Apple's conduct in connection with Apple Pay violates EU competition rules...


Antitrust: Commission opens investigations into Apple's App Store rules

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 Jun 2020 The European Commission has opened formal antitrust investigations to assess whether Apple's rules for app developers on the distribution of apps via the App St...


Pharmaceutical Strategy: European Commission launches open public consultation

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 Jun 2020 Today, the European Commission is launching an online public consultation on the Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe.


Daily News 16 / 06 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 16 Jun 2020 Investment Plan in Spain: European Investment Bank and Banco Sabadell join forces to provide €576 million in loans to small businesses

The European Investment ...


European Commission kicks off major EU trade policy review

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 Jun 2020 Today, the European Commission launched a major review of the European Union's trade policy, including a public consultation seeking input from for the European Parliament, Member States, stakeholders and civil society.


Coronavirus: Member States agree on an interoperability solution for mobile tracing and warning apps

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 Jun 2020 Member States, with the support of the Commission, have agreed on a set of technical specifications to ensure a safe exchange of information between national co...


Mandatory Transparency Register: political meeting to restart negotiations

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 Jun 2020 The negotiators of the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission agreed to continue their discussions on strengthening the EU Transparency Register.


Daily News 15 / 06 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 15 Jun 2020 'Re-open EU': Commission launches new web platform to safely resume free movement and tourism in the EU

Today, the Commission is launching 'Re-open EU', a web ...


Preparatory action on defence research 2017-2019

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 15 Jun 2020 .
Preparatory action on defence research 2017-2019 Preparatory action on defence research 2017-2019


Coronavirus global response: EU Humanitarian Air Bridge to Afghanistan and further support

European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 Jun 2020 As part of the EU's global coronavirus response, an EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight will depart on 15 June from Maastricht, Netherlands to Kabul, Afghanistan....


Re-open EU: Commission launches a website to safely resume travelling and tourism in the EU

European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 Jun 2020 'Re-open EU' is a web platform for a safe relaunch of travelling and tourism across Europe. It will provide real-time information on borders and available means of transport and tourism services in Member States to help Europeans plan their holidays and travels during this summer and beyond.


Remarks by Commissioner Simson at the press point following the video conference of Energy Ministers

European Commission Speech Luxembourg, 15 Jun 2020 Good afternoon!

Today we had a very timely discussion on the role of clean energy technologies. There is a strong link between technology, recovery and our cli...


EU-UK Statement following the High Level Meeting on 15 June

European Commission Statement Brussels, 15 Jun 2020 Prime Minister Boris Johnson met the President of the European Council Charles Michel, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the P...


European Defence Fund: €205 million to boost the EU's strategic autonomy and industrial competitiveness

European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 Jun 2020 Today, the Commission adopted a decision boosting innovation and competitiveness of the European defence industry. For the first time more than €200 million from the EU budget will be allocated to industrial and technological projects enhancing Europe's resilience and strategic autonomy.


European Defence Industrial Development Programme 2019

European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 15 Jun 2020 .
European Defence Industrial Development Programme 2019 European Defence Industrial Development Programme 2019


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