COVID-19

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Commissioner Breton on the Tourism & Transport Package

In the current times of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the tourism industry is preparing to reopen its doors to renewed economic activities with caution. At the time of presenting the package the European Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, expressed his views on how the European...
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European Semester Spring Package: Recommendations for a coordinated Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The European Commission has proposed country-specific recommendations (CSRs) and privded economic policy guidance to all EU Member States in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. The recommendations focus on the most urgent challenges brought about by the pandemic and on relaunching sustainable...
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Support package to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on employment (SURE)

As part of its emergency support package to tackle the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis, the EU is setting up a temporary instrument to help workers keep their jobs during the crisis. As of the 15th of May, the European Council has announced the political agreement reached by EU ambassadors on...
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European Commission mobilises additional funds for COVID-19 research and innovation projects

The European Commission has mobilised additional €122 million from its research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, for urgently needed research dedicated to the Coronavirus. The new call is the latest addition to a range of EU-funded research and innovation actions to fight COVID-19. It...
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European Institute of Innovation and Technology looking for solutions to COVID-challenges

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), established in 2008, is an EU executive body that aims to strengthen Europe’s ability to innovate. The EIT is an integral part of the Horizon 2020 programme, the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. In the recovery phase...
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Research and Innovation to fight COVID-19

The European Commission has been at the forefront of supporting research and innovation and coordinating European and global research efforts. In addition to a number of past and ongoing research actions related to COVID-19, the European Commission has launched several special actions in 2020. These...
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European Commission mobilises additional funds for COVID-19 research and innovation projects

The European Commission has mobilised additional €122 million from its research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, for urgently needed research dedicated to the Coronavirus. The new call is the latest addition to a range of EU-funded research and innovation actions to fight COVID-19. It...
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Support package to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on employment (SURE)

As part of its emergency support package to tackle the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis, the EU is setting up a temporary instrument to help workers keep their jobs during the crisis. As of the 15th of May, the European Council has announced the political agreement reached by EU ambassadors on...
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Stengthening the EU's Energy Security after COVID-19

A recent Eurobarometer survey conducted in throughout the European Union has confirmed that all EU Member States and citizens overwhelmingly support to increase ambitions to strengthen Europe’s energy security. The survey revealed that nine out of 10 Europeans agree the EU’s energy policy priorities...
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How clusters in East and North Finland support their businesses to find solutions to COVID-19 crisis

Communities, clusters and SMEs have all been hit hard by the COVID-19 epidemic. During the last few months we have seen rapid action taken by government as well as regional authorities to support businesses suffering from high fix costs without almost any sales under the current crisis. We have also...
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The Eurogroup’s agreement on the COVID-19 Crisis Support Instrument

The European Commission has welcomed the Eurogroup’s agreement on the Pandemic Crisis Support instrument of the European Stability Mechanism. This plan will provide support to all countries in the Eurozone for the financing of healthcare, cure, and prevention costs posed by the COVID-19 pandemic...
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Postponement of EU taxation rules due to COVID-19 crisis

The European Commission has announced the postponement of the entry into force of two EU taxation measures taking into account the difficulties that businesses and Member States are facing at the moment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The European Commission has proposed to delay the...