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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 […]

EU Commission launches competition for aspiring young journalists

Today, the European Commission is launching the 2020 edition of the Youth4Regions competition for aspiring young journalists. Youth4Regions is a programme to help journalism students and young journalists discover what the EU is doing in their region. As of today, they can apply to participate in the eponymous competition, and based on their application, 33 […]

EU Commission launches “COVID-19 Clinical Management Support System”

On 24 March, the European Commission launched the “COVID-19 Clinical Management Support System” with the aim to support clinicians in hospitals that are currently facing the coronavirus emergency all over Europe. Based on the experience with the European Reference Networks, the initiative will help to create rapid connections across Europe among the hospitals indicated by […]

State aid: Commission extends Temporary Framework to enable Member States to accelerate research

…., testing and production of coronavirus relevant products, to protect jobs and to further support the economy in the coronavirus outbreak The European Commission has adopted an amendment extending the Temporary Framework adopted on 19 March 2020 to enable Member States to accelerate the research, testing and production of coronavirus relevant products, to protect jobs […]

SURE – How does this instrument relate to the previously announced European Unemployment Reinsurance Scheme?

Commission proposes SURE, a new temporary instrument worth up to €100 billion to help protect jobs and people in work In the Communication setting out its coordinated economic response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Commission committed to accelerating the preparation of its legislative proposal for a European Unemployment Reinsurance Scheme. The SURE instrument is the […]

SURE – How will the guarantee system work?

EU Commission proposes SURE, a new temporary instrument worth up to €100 billion to help protect jobs and people in work Loans provided to Member State under the SURE instrument would be underpinned by a system of voluntary guarantees from Member States. This will allow the Commission to expand the volume of loans that can […]

SURE – How will the conditions of each loan be decided?

Commission proposes SURE, a new temporary instrument worth up to €100 billion to help protect jobs and people in work These loans should be used by Member States to finance short-time work schemes for employees or similar measures for the self-employed. Following a request by a Member State for financial assistance, the Commission would consult […]

SURE -Why is the EU Commission focusing on supporting short-time work schemes?

Commission proposes SURE, a new temporary instrument worth up to €100 billion to help protect jobs and people in work The SURE instrument is just one element of the Commission’s comprehensive strategy to protect citizens and mitigate the pandemic’s severely negative socio-economic consequences. Many businesses experiencing difficulties are being forced to temporarily suspend or substantially […]