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Coronavirus: EU Council adopts temporary rules to extend the time limit for general meetings of “European companies” (SEs) and cooperatives (SCEs)

Today the Council adopted the Commission’s proposal for a temporary derogation from the rules governing “European Companies (SEs)” and the European Cooperative Society (SCEs), only four weeks after the Commission had proposed it. The European Parliament had given its consent on 14 May. A “European Company” is a type of public limited-liability company, whose status […]

Coronavirus:EU Commission welcomes Council adoption of €100 billion SURE instrument

The European Commission warmly welcomes the agreement between Member States in the Council on the regulation establishing the European instrument for temporary Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE). Today’s decision is an important step in the EU’s joint fight against the socio-economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Financial support to Member States […]

Coronavirus: additional €150 million for the European Innovation Council to fund breakthrough ideas

Today, the Commission announced that an additional €150 million will be made available through the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator Pilot to support start-ups and small and medium-sized businesses in developing and deploying innovative solutions for the coronavirus crisis. The additional budget, set out in the revised EIC pilot work programme, is dedicated to companies […]

COVID-19: How to protect yourself from falsified medical products?

At a time when the Covid-19 epidemic is posing unprecedented challenges to the health sector, the Council of Europe calls on governments to be extremely vigilant against counterfeit or falsified medicines and medical products. Faced with this threat, states can rely on the MEDICRIME Convention to safeguard public health and target the criminal behaviour of […]