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Coronavirus: EU Commission lists key steps for effective vaccination strategies and vaccines deployment

As Europe learns to live with the pandemic, the development and swift global deployment of safe and effective vaccines against COVID-19 remains an essential element in the eventual solution to the public health crisis. In this context, the Commission is working to ensure that there will be access to safe vaccines across Europe, and encourages […]

State aid: EU Commission approves €199.45 million Italian support to compensate Alitalia for damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has found Italian €199.45 million support in favour of Alitalia to be in line with EU State aid rules. The measure aims at compensating the airline for the damages suffered due to the coronavirus outbreak. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “This measure will enable Italy to compensate […]

Coronavirus Global Response: EIB and EU Commission pledge additional €4.9 billion

The ‘Global Goal: Unite for our Future’pledging summit organised today by the European Commission and Global Citizen mobilised €6.15 billion in additional funding to help develop and ensure equitable access to coronavirus vaccines, tests and treatments. The money raised will also support economic recovery in the world’s most fragile regions and communities. This amount includes […]

State aid: EU Commission approves €7.6 billion Italian tax schemes to support companies and self-employed workers affected by coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved four Italian aid schemes to support companies and self-employed workers affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The four measures, which are part of a wider Italian support package included in the so-called “Decreto Rilancio”,were approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended […]

State aid: EU Commission approves €280 million Cypriot schemes to support companies and self-employed affected by coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved two Cypriot schemes providing direct grants and subsidised interest rates to companies and self-employed workers affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The schemes were 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 first […]

State aid: EU Commission approves a €2.6 million Czech scheme to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak in the Moravia-Silesia region

The European Commission has approved a €2.6 million Czech scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme, set up by the Moravia-Silesia region, 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 […]

State aid: EU Commission approves €50 million Lithuanian measures in support of companies operating in the travel sector affected by the coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission approved two Lithuanian measures, with an estimated total budget of €50 million, to support travel agencies, tour operators, accommodation and catering businesses which were affected by the measures adopted by the Lithuanian authorities to face the coronavirus health emergency. The measures were approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the […]

State aid: EU Commission approves €40 million Portuguese scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak in the autonomous region of Madeira

The European Commission has approved a €40 million Portuguese scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak in the autonomous region of Madeira. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Frameworkadopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April 2020 and on 8 May 2020. The support will […]

State aid: EU Commission approves €21 million Belgian scheme to support the production of coronavirus-relevant products in the Flemish region

The European Commission has approved a €21 million Belgian scheme to support the production of coronavirus-relevant medical products, equipment, technologies and raw materials in the Flemish region. 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. […]

State aid: EU Commission approves modified €288 million Hungarian scheme to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has found the modification of a previously approved Hungarian scheme to support the Hungarian economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak to be in line with EU State aid rules, in particular with the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April […]

Coronavirus Global Response: world leaders summit and concert line-up announced for 27 June

The ‘Global Goal: Unite For Our Future’ campaign launched by the Commission and the international advocacy organisation Global Citizen on 28 May will culminate in a global pledging summit and concert on Saturday 27 June. The aim is to mobilise additional funding to develop and deploy coronavirus vaccines, tests and treatments. Access to vaccines everywhere, […]

State aid: EU Commission approves €4 billion Slovak direct grant and guarantee schemes to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved three Slovak aid schemes, with an overall budget of €4 billion, to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The measures were 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 […]

State aid: EU Commission approves €449 million Polish scheme to support research and development, testing and production of coronavirus relevant products

The European Commission has approved a PLN 2 billion (approximately €449 million) Polish scheme to support research and development (R&D) and production of coronavirus relevant products. 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 […]

Coronavirus: EU Medical Team deployed to Armenia

A team of medical experts from Lithuania is on their way to Armenia, mobilised via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. The team consists of volunteers and members of the Lithuanian coronavirus crisis management team who will work alongside their Armenian colleagues to fight the virus for an initial 14 days. Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis […]

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

EU-funded consortium Exscalate4CoV has announced that an already registered generic drug used to treat osteoporosis, Raloxifene, could be an effective treatment for COVID-19 patients with mildly symptomatic infection. The consortium is using an EU-backed supercomputing platform, one of the world’s most powerful, to check the potential impact of known molecules against the genomic structure of […]

Coronavirus: EU Commission approves reprogramming of €275 million in cohesion policy funding to mitigate economic and social impact of the pandemic in Slovenia

The Commission has today approved a programme modification, which provides the basis to use around €275 million of cohesion policy funding to mitigate the harmful consequences of the coronavirus outbreak and its economic and social effects in Slovenia. The resources will be invested in strengthening the emergency response capacities in the healthcare sector, providing liquidity […]

Coronavirus: European Commission backs international initiative to facilitate trade in healthcare products

The ongoing global coronavirus crisis has highlighted the need for a collective response from the international community to reinforce preparedness for this and future crises. Following a first discussion among EU ministers, Commissioner for Trade, Phil Hogan, yesterday afternoon shared the European Commission’s ideas for an international initiative to facilitate trade in healthcare products with […]

State aid: EU Commission approves €9 million Polish scheme to support companies active in the primary agricultural sector affected by coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved a PLN 40 million (approximately €9 million) Polish scheme to support companies active in the primary 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 […]

State aid: EU Commission approves Polish recapitalisation scheme to enable up to €1.65 billion of capital support to SMEs and large enterprises affected by the coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved a Polish recapitalisation scheme of up to €1.65 billion (PLN 7.5 billion) to support large enterprises and certain larger small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) 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 […]

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