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MERCK New Report Identifies Paths to Pandemic Resilience

A new report details potential paths to solutions to overcoming the global Covid-19 crisis and ways to prepare for or even prevent a future pandemic. • First Findings Report summarizes collective intelligence view of 180 global science, healthcare and policy experts • Data from sewage, genomic analysis, internet searches and mobile phones can provide early-warning […]

World Refugee Day: The EU reaffirms its unwavering commitment to refugees and displaced persons in the midst of the global pandemic

On the occasion of the World Refugee Day on 20 June, the European Commission and the High Representative issued a joint statement reaffirming the EU’s unwavering commitment to support people in need of international protection across the world: “This year, World Refugee Day comes at a time when the world is facing a global pandemic […]

EU-Japan leaders’ video conference meeting to focus on the coronavirus pandemic and coordinated response

On 26 May, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Council President Charles Michel and the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe will hold a virtual leaders’ meeting to address matters related to the coronavirus pandemic, preparations for the upcoming G7 summit, and the implementation of the EU-Japan Strategic Partnership. As G7, G20 and strategic, likeminded […]

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 […]

Pandemic: IMF approves emergency financing for 50th member

The IMF has already authorized financial assistance for 50 member countries during the Coronavirus pandemic, said IMF Spokesperson Gerry Rice on Thursday during a virtual press briefing in Washington D.C. “So since roughly the beginning of April until May 6th, yesterday, we have approved financing for 50 countries under these emergency facilities. It’s an IMF […]

Coronavirus: EU supports Member States dealing with the impact of the pandemic on the sport sector

The Commission is supporting EU Member States as they deal with the substantial impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the sport sector. At a videoconference on 21 April 2020, EU Sport Ministers shared information on their actions to help athletes, clubs, sport federations and organisations, support jobs in the sectorand promote physical activity in general […]


The current COVID-19 pandemic has a considerable impact on citizens, patients and businesses. It may force marketing authorisation holders of medicinal products and regulatory authorities to operate under business continuity mode, impacting the standard way of working. Moreover, public health needs may require quick actions or re-prioritisation of operations. The ultimate aim of the EU […]

IMF urges to mobilize funds for Africa in fight against pandemic

Opening Remarks at High-Level Virtual Event on ‘Mobilizing with Africa’ Kristalina Georgieva, IMF Managing Director 2020 Virtual Spring MeetingsApril 17, 2020 As prepared for delivery Good morning. Excellencies, Ministers of Finance, Ladies and Gentlemen—thank you for participating in this important event. We are here today to work in partnership with Africa and to bring more […]

IMF: Pandemic dramatically impacts the financial system

IMF Global Financial Stability Report The IMF sees financial markets heavily impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, the Fund’s Financial Counsellor Tobias Adrian said at the press briefing of the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR) on Tuesday. A further intensification of the crisis could threaten global financial stability. “We are facing an unprecedented crisis and it […]

Coronavirus: EU global response to fight the pandemic

Today, the European Commission and the High Representative set out plans for a robust and targeted EU response to support partner countries’ efforts in tackling the coronavirus pandemic. The EU’s collective action will focus on addressing the immediate health crisis and resulting humanitarian needs, strengthening partner countries’ health, water and sanitation systems and their research […]

FDA Provides Flexibility Regarding Menu Labeling Requirements for Chain Restaurants

…and Similar Retail Food Establishments During the COVID-19 Pandemic As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today released a guidance document, Temporary Policy Regarding Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Chain Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, to provide temporary flexibility to […]

Automobili Lamborghini starts production of surgical masks and medical shields for use in Coronavirus pandemic

Automobili Lamborghini is converting departments of its super sports car production plant in Sant’Agata Bolognese in order to produce surgical masks and protective plexiglass shields. The masks will be donated to the Sant’Orsola-Malpighi Hospital in Bologna to be used in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Work on this solidarity initiative will be carried out […]