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Month: May 2020

State aid: EU Commission approves €32 million Danish scheme to compensate media companies for damage caused by decrease in advertising revenues due to coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules a DKK 240 million (approximately €32 million) Danish scheme to partially compensate media companies for the loss in advertising revenues suffered due to the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme will be open to all Danish media companies irrespective of the type of media outlet (printed media […]

State aid: EU Commission approves support for electricity production in Spanish non-peninsular territories

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, the support granted by Spain to electricity generators for supplying electricity in the Spanish non-peninsular territories as a Service of General Economic Interest (SGEI). These territories include the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Ceuta and Melilla. The main objective of the scheme is to guarantee […]

State aid: EU Commission approves €713 million Dutch guarantee scheme to support SMEs affected by coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved a €713 million Dutch aid scheme to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The measure was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April and 8 May 2020. The support will take […]

EU budget for recovery: EU Commission proposes new Health Programme EU4Health with a budget of €9.4 billion

The Commission has proposed a new, ambitious stand-alone health programme for the 2021-2027 period – the EU4Health Programme. EU4Health will make a significant contribution to the post-COVID-19 recovery by making the EU population healthier, improving the resilience of health systems, and promoting innovation in the health sector. It will fill the gaps revealed by the […]

Coronavirus Response: EU Launch of dialogue with financial sector representatives to support citizens and businesses

The European Commission has today launched its first roundtable meeting with the European financial sector, including consumer and business representatives, to explore how it can develop best practices to support EU citizens and businesses. As announced in the Commission’s Banking Package on 28 April 2020, this meeting marks the beginning of a dialogue with the […]

Coronavirus: Increased flexibility under EU Cohesion policy helps Italian regions to cope with the crisis

The European Commission has welcomed and approvedthe redirection of €30 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to help two Italian regions, Emilia Romagna and Tuscany, to cope with the coronavirus crisis. The two regions are the first to use the flexibilities provided under the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative (CRII). Emilia Romagna will fund […]

EU budget for recovery: A green and just recovery

As announced by President von der Leyen, the Commission is proposing a new REACT-EU initiative to increase cohesion support to Member States to make their economies more resilient and sustainable in the crisis repair phase. This will help to bridge the gap between first response measures and longer-term recovery. Programmes such as the European Social […]

EU budget for recovery: Recovery and Resilience Facility

As announced by European Commission President von der Leyen on 27 May 2020, the centrepiece of the recovery plan will be a new Recovery and Resilience Facility. The aim of the facility will be to support investments and reforms essential to a lasting recovery, to improve the economic and social resilience of the Member States, […]

UN seeks to build transport and trade resilience in wake of COVID-19

UNCTAD and the five UN regional commissions join forces to help developing countries tackle trade and transport challenges from the coronavirus pandemic. A new joint UN project is seeking to help governments and businesses keep transport networks and borders operational and facilitate the flow of goods and services, while containing the spread of the coronavirus. […]

Updated data demonstrate Roche’s Alecensa increases overall survival rate for people with ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer

• ALEX study is the first global phase III study to show a clinically meaningful benefit in overall survival at five years (62.5% with Alecensa), compared with crizotinib (45.5%) • Data confirm longer-term efficacy of Alecensa, both in patients with or without central nervous system metastases at baseline Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) on […]

CHMP recommends EU approval of Roche’s Rozlytrek for people with NTRK fusion-positive solid tumours

…..and for people with ROS1-positive, advanced non-small cell lung cancer •Rozlytrek has shown durable responses across multiple tumour types, including cancer that has spread to the brain, and could become Roche’s first tumour-agnostic therapy in Europe Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced on May 29th, 2020 that the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for […]

Novartis Piqray® receives positive CHMP opinion to treat HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer with a PIK3CA mutation

• Piqray (alpelisib) in combination with fulvestrant will become first and only targeted treatment for advanced breast cancer patients whose tumors harbor a PIK3CA mutation in Europe • Phase III trial showed Piqray plus fulvestrant nearly doubled median PFS (11.0 vs. 5.7 months) in this patient population, compared to fulvestrant alone • PIK3CA mutations affect […]

Novartis announces long-term, relapse-free survival benefit for high-risk, stage III melanoma patients treated with Tafinlar® + Mekinist® following surgery

• More than half of patients with BRAF-mutated advanced melanoma taking Tafinlar + Mekinist were alive and free of a relapse at 5-years1 • Study conclusions are drawn from the largest dataset and longest follow-up to date of patients with BRAF-mutated melanoma treated with targeted therapy following the surgical removal of their cancer1,2 • Data […]

Floods in East Africa: EU provides initial emergency assistance

The EU has mobilised €3 million in emergency assistance to countries in East Africa that have been hit by heavy rainfall over the past weeks, triggering devastating landslides and floods. “In a region that is already battling the effects of a serious locust infestation and the coronavirus pandemic, these floods are adding to the hardships […]

EU signs new pre-accession support package with Serbia worth more than €70 million

Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi, together with President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić participated today in the virtual signing ceremony of a €70.2 million assistance programme by Serbian Minister of European integration Jadranka Joksimović and EU Head of Delegation to Serbia Sem Fabrizi. This programme is the first envelope of the EU’s Instrument for […]

State aid: EU Commission approves €600 million Finnish guarantee scheme to support maritime companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved a €600 million Finnish aid scheme to support the maritime companies in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April and 8 May 2020. Under the scheme, the public […]

State aid: EU Commission approves €120 million Finnish scheme to compensate companies in the restaurant industry for damages caused by coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules a €120 million Finnish scheme that compensates companies operating restaurants, bars or cafes for the loss of revenue caused by the coronavirus outbreak and the national measures taken to limit the spread of the virus. Under the scheme, these companies will be entitled to compensation […]

State aid: EU Commission approves €12 million Italian scheme to support companies active in the agricultural sector affected by coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved a €12 million Italian scheme to support companies active in the agricultural sector affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April 2020 and 8 May 2020. The support will take […]

State aid: EU Commission approves €4 million Estonian rent compensation scheme to support businesses affected by coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission approved a €4 million Estonian scheme to support businesses renting premises in shopping centres,in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April 2020 and 8 May 2020. The public support, which […]

State aid: EU Commission approves €800,000 Latvian scheme to support tour operators in the context of coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved a €800,000 Latvian scheme to support tour operators that bore the costs of the repatriation of travellers in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April 2020 and 8 […]

Spain region change of phase 1-6-2020

These are the main requests of the communities for a change of phase in view of Monday 1st June: Andalusia: The Board requested that Malaga and Granada move to phase 2 next Monday. The rest of the region is already in it. Balearic Islands: the Government requested the change to phase 3 for the whole […]

Spain Coronavirus statistics 28-5-2020 and different phases

Spain regions in phase 2 and 3 TERRITORIES THAT GO TO PHASE 2: Castilla-La Mancha: Toledo, Ciudad Real and Albacete. Valencian Community: Castellón, Valencia and Alicante. Catalonia: Girona, Central Catalonia, Alt Penedès and El Garraf. Murcia: Totana. Andalusia: Granada and Malaga. Castilla y León: El Bierzo region. TERRITORIES THAT ARE GOING TO PHASE 3: Balearic […]

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