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rescEU and Humanitarian Aid under the new MFF
The Commission proposed on 2 June to give the European Union the tools to react more quickly when a serious cross-border emergency such as the coronavirus strikes and affects EU countries at the same time.
European Semester: The Spring Package
The European Commission proposed on 20 May country-specific recommendations (CSRs) providing economic policy guidance to all EU Member States in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, focused on the most urgent challenges brought about by the pandemic and on relaunching sustainable growth.
Mobile tracing apps across the EU
The European Commission presented on 13 May a package of guidelines and recommendations to help EU Member States gradually lift travel restrictions and allow tourism businesses to reopen, after months of lockdown, while respecting necessary health precautions.
Further support measures for agricultural and food sectors
The European Commission published on 4 May its latest package of exceptional measures to support the agricultural and food sectors most affected by the coronavirus crisis.
Coronavirus Global Response - Q&A
The European Union is joining forces with global partners to kick-start a pledging effort - the Coronavirus Global Response - starting on 4 May 2020.
Coronavirus: Banking Package to facilitate bank lending
The European Commission adopted on 28 April a banking package to help facilitate bank lending to households and businesses throughout the European Union.
Global EU response to the coronavirus pandemic
The European Commission and the EU's High Representative set out on 8 April plans for a robust and targeted EU response to support partner countries' efforts in tackling the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus: SURE, a new temporary instrument worth up to €100 billion to help protect jobs and people in work
The European Commission proposed on 2 April to set up a €100 billion solidarity instrument to help workers keep their incomes and help businesses stay afloat, called SURE.
European Coordinated Response on Coronavirus - background guide
The EU Commission presented on 13 March an immediate response to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, centred on a European coordinated response.
EU response to Coronavirus COVID-19
The European Commission is supporting EU Member States and strengthening international efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Beating Cancer Plan - background guide
On World Cancer Day 2020, the European Commission launched an EU-wide public consultation on Europe's Beating Cancer Plan. The consultation will help shape the Plan, identify key areas, and explore future action.
Global Vaccination Summit
The European Commission is organising, in cooperation with the World Health Organisation (WHO), a Global Vaccination Summit on 12 September 2019, in Brussels.
Tobacco traceability and security features
The European systems of tobacco traceability and security features became operational on 20 May 2019. The markings will enable national authorities to track and trace the movements of these packs across the legal supply chain in the EU.
New safety features for medicines sold in the EU
As of 9 February 2019, the new rules on safety features for prescription medicines sold in the EU will apply.
European Electronic Health Record exchange format
The European Commission presented on 6 February a Recommendation for the creation of a secure system that will enable citizens to access their electronic health files across EU Member States.
Legislation on Veterinary Medicinal Products (VMP) and Medicated Feed
The EU Council adopted the Regulations on the veterinary medicinal products and medicated feed on 26 November.
Cannabis use and road safety - frequently asked questions
What is the impact of cannabis use on driving? Do edible and smoked cannabis products affect drivers in the same way? How should the law deal with drivers who take cannabis for medical reasons? These are among the questions addressed today in a new policy briefing on cannabis and driving, published by the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA).
Health Technology Assessment - background guide
The European Commission put forward on 31 January a proposal to boost cooperation amongst EU Member States for assessing health technology.
Tobacco track and trace system
A new EU-wide track and trace system adopted on 15 December 2017 is designed to ensure that tobacco products in the EU are easily traceable with a unique identifier for each product.
10 years of the EU Paediatric Regulation
The European Commission presented a report on 26 October to the European Parliament and the EU Council on progress made in children's medicines since the Paediatric Regulation came into force 10 years ago.