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Top Stories from the European Commission - 27-31 July 2020

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Skills: Five new cross-border collaboration projects selected for Erasmus+ funding to develop excellence in vocational training in Europe

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Jul 2020 The Commission has proposed today Erasmus+ funding for five new Platforms of Centres of Vocational Excellence, to meet the needs of an innovative, inclusive and sustainable economy.


Excise duties: Commission welcomes agreement on rules governing alcohol

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Jul 2020 The Commission welcomes today's agreement reached in the Council on the new rules governing excise duties on alcohol within the EU.


Daily News 30 / 07 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 30 Jul 2020 Investment Plan's Advisory Hub provides technical assistance to Municipality of Madrid on improving services for vulnerable people

The European Investment Advi...


European backing for Northvolt's battery gigafactory in Sweden

European Commission Press release Brussels, 29 Jul 2020 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a $350 million loan agreement to support the financing of Europe's first home-grown gigafactory for lithium-ion battery cells, Northvolt Ett, in Sweden.


EIB and Municipality of Madrid promote the city's first social impact bond, putting Madrid at the forefront of social policy

European Commission Press release Brussels, 29 Jul 2020
The aim of this project is to improve assistance for vulnerable people and help them overcome their situation by innovating in the procurement of social servic...


Daily News 29 / 07 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 29 Jul 2020 European Commission secures EU access to Remdesivir for treatment of COVID-19

Yesterday, the European Commission has signed a contract with the pharmaceutical ...


Coronavirus global response: 45 EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flights deliver over 1,000 tonnes of medical aid

European Commission Press release Brussels, 29 Jul 2020 Following a new EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight to South Sudan today carrying 41 tonnes of supplies, the Commission has now coordinated and financed the delivery of over 1,100 tons of medical equipment to critical areas in Africa, Asia and the Americas.


Readout of the meeting between European Commission President von der Leyen, European Parliament President Sassoli and German Chancellor Merkel (rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union)*

European Commission Read-out Brussels, 29 Jul 2020 Today, President Ursula von der Leyen and President of the European Parliament David Sassoli discussed over the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as c...


Making Europe's future rhyme for the Next Generation: op-ed by President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen

European Commission News Brussels, 29 Jul 2020 History does not always repeat itself but for Europe it does usually rhyme. Or at least it used to.


European Commission secures EU access to Remdesivir for treatment of COVID-19

European Commission Press release Brussels, 29 Jul 2020 Yesterday, the European Commission has signed a contract with the pharmaceutical company Gilead to secure treatment doses of Veklury, the brand name for Remdesivir.


Daily News 28 / 07 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 28 Jul 2020 Coronavirus: Commission and European Investment Fund unlock €100 million for businesses

The Commission and European Investment Fund have developed a set of mea...


EU and China discuss trade and economic relations

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 Jul 2020 The European Union and China held today their 8th High-Level Trade and Economic Dialogue (HED).


'Primo Space' has lift-off: First Italian fund to invest in space economy

European Commission Press release Milan, 27 Jul 2020 Primomiglio SGR launches first Italian venture capital fund - 'Primo Space' - focusing on space investments, with first closing at €58 million and target size of €80 million.


EIB Group and Banco Santander Consumer Portugal provide €587 million for Portuguese SMEs and mid-caps affected by covid-19 crisis

European Commission Press release Luxembourg, 27 Jul 2020 The EIB Group is providing this financing as part of its package of emergency measures to support European companies amid the pandemic.


Coronavirus global response: EU Humanitarian Air Bridge to Iraq and new funding

European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 Jul 2020 The latest in a series of EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flights with over 40 tons of medical and emergency supplies to reinforce the humanitarian response has arrived in Iraq.


Coronavirus: Commission launches call for innovative response and recovery partnerships between EU regions

European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 Jul 2020 Today, the European Commission is launching a call for expressions of interest for thematic partnerships to pilot interregional innovation projects that support the response and recovery following the coronavirus pandemic.


Daily News 27 / 07 / 2020

European Commission Daily news Brussels, 27 Jul 2020 Le plan d'investissement prévoit 587 millions d'euros pour les PME portugaises touchées par la crise du coronavirus

Le Groupe de la Banque européenne d'investi...


State aid: Commission approves € 866 million Czech scheme to support businesses affected by coronavirus outbreak

European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 Jul 2020 The European Commission has approved a CZK 22.9 billion (approximately € 866 million) Czech wage subsidy scheme providing support to enterprises affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework.


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