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International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking: more action needed to fight illicit drugs

On the occasion of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life Margaritis Schinas said: “Drug trafficking is still the largest criminal market in the EU; organised crime groups remained active during the pandemic, quickly adapting their drugs operations to the new situation. This comes at […]

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 […]

EU mobilises international donors to support Venezuelan refugees and migrants and countries in the region

Today, the European Union and the Spanish Government convened the International Donors’ Conference in solidarity with Venezuelan refugees and migrants and countries in the region, with the support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). International donors pledged a total of €2.544 billion (of which €595 […]

Merck: International Survey Reveals A Lack Of Knowledge About The Impact of Thyroid Disorders On Fertility

Results of the survey, initiated by Merck and conducted by YouGov, indicate a need to better educate people on the implications of undiagnosed thyroid disorders on fertility and the health of mother and baby The survey included over 7,000 people across 6 countries (Chile, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico and Saudi Arabia) Survey results coincide with […]

State aid: EU Commission approves €500 million Belgian guarantee scheme to support internationally active companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved a Belgian guarantee measure, with an indicative budget of €500 million, for companies with export activities affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as on 3 April 2020 and 8 May 2020. Following the […]

International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: more efforts needed to fight discrimination

The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on 17 May is a moment to bring attention to the continued discrimination, fear and violence faced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community across the globe. As every year, the European Commission will light up its Berlaymont headquarters in rainbow colours the evening […]

COVID-19: Visualizing regional indicators for better decision making

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the globe, it is fast becoming clear that no one is exempt from its disruptive effects. IIASA researchers are working to visualize key demographic and socioeconomic information to help inform decisions by health professionals, governments, and policymakers to address the crisis. Since first recorded in China towards the end […]