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EU Platform of Diversity Charters turns 10 – Diversity, inclusion and solidarity are now more important than ever in time of crisis

The EU Platform of Diversity Charters celebrates today 10 years of connecting companies, civil society and public institutions to promote and strengthen diversity and inclusion at the workplace. With over 12,000 signatories, representing over 16 million employees from across the EU, the Platform has brought about tangible results, such as the introduction of flexible hours […]

Coronavirus: EU Commission receives first preliminary application for support from the EU Solidarity Fund for health emergency from Italy

The European Commission received its first preliminary application for financial support from the EU Solidarity Fund from Italy to address the coronavirus outbreak and its effects. Italy is expected to submit further details in the weeks to come. Since 1 April 2020, following the Commission’s proposal for a Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative, EU Member States […]

EU summit: Solidarity Pact needed to exit virus crisis

At this week’s video-summit, EU leaders should agree on a European Solidarity Pact for stronger action on a lockdown exit strategy and strong recovery that gets Europeans back to work. Esteban González Pons, EPP Group Vice Chair, says the European Council should agree on a common exit strategy from the lockdown, with solidarity. He says […]

State aid: Commission approves €1.2 billion French “Fonds de solidarité” scheme

….for small enterprises in temporary financial difficulties due to coronavirus outbreak The European Commission has found France’s €1.2 billion scheme to support small and micro-enterprises as well as self-employed people affected by the economic repercussions of the coronavirus outbreak to be in line with EU State aid rules. The scheme, called “Fonds de solidarité”, was […]