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EU Commission launches consultation to seek views on Digital Services Act package

Today the Commission launches a public consultation on the Digital Services Act, a landmark package announced in the Commission’s digital strategy “Shaping Europe’s Digital Future”. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager said: “The Internet presents citizens and businesses with great opportunities, which they balance against risks that come with working and interacting online. At this time, we […]

European Semester Spring Package: Recommendations for a coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic

The Commission has proposed today country-specific recommendations (CSRs) providing economic policy guidance to all EU Member States in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, focused on the most urgent challenges brought about by the pandemic and on relaunching sustainable growth. The recommendations are structured around two objectives: in the short-term, mitigating the coronavirus pandemic’s severe […]

Remarks by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis at the press conference on the European Semester Spring Package

Good morning everybody, It is almost inconceivable how much life has changed since we presented our European Semester country reports in February. We had the lowest unemployment figures in a decade, highest employment levels ever recorded, and every EU economy was growing. Three months on, we now face a deep recession that is hitting every […]

What does the European Semester Spring Package include?

The European Semester Spring Package includes: A communication on the country-specific recommendations; Country-specific recommendations for 27 Member States and the United Kingdom; Reports under Article 126(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU (TFEU); The sixth enhanced surveillance report for Greece; Post-programme surveillance reports for Spain and Cyprus. How do the country-specific recommendations […]

EU Commission – Tourism and Transport package Q&A

What is the Commission proposing today? The Commission package on tourism and transport in 2020 and beyond is composed of three guidelines and a recommendation to help EU countries gradually lift travel restrictions, allow businesses to reopen and ensure that people in Europe can benefit from a safe and relaxing summer after months of confinement […]

Coronavirus: Commission adopts package of measures to further support the agri-food sector

The Commission published today the latest package of exceptional measures to further support the agricultural and food sectors most affected by the coronavirus crisis. The exceptional measures (announced on 22 April) include private storage aid for the dairy and meat sectors, the temporary authorisation to self-organise market measures by operators in hard hit sectors, and […]

Remarks by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis at the press conference on the Commission banking package to facilitate lending to households and businesses in the EU

“Check against delivery” We are dealing with an unprecedented crisis. Our immediate priority is to save lives and protect livelihoods. The EU and its Member States are doing everything possible to support people and companies. Besides the European Central Bank, we have collectively mobilised about €3.4 trillion. This is equivalent to almost 25% of the […]

Coronavirus Response: EU Commission adopts banking package to facilitate lending to households and businesses in the EU

The Commission has today adopted a banking package to help facilitate bank lending to households and businesses throughout the European Union. The aim of this package is to ensure that banks can continue to lend money to support the economy and help mitigate the significant economic impact of the Coronavirus. It includes an Interpretative Communication […]