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€600 billion Recovery & Resilience Fund agreed by EP-ECON

After the compromise agreed last December by EU national leaders on the financial facility and on MFF 2021-2027, on 11 January 2021, the ECON committee of the European Parliament (EP) votes the EU Regulation on Recovery and Resilient Fund. Then, on 9 February it will be voted by the EP Assembly and later by the

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EU distributes 2 vaccines and buys 300 million doses more

  On 11 November, the European Commission approved a fourth contract with a pharmaceutical company, BioNTech – Pfizer. The contract provides for the initial purchase of 200 million doses on behalf of all EU Member States.  Plus an option to purchase up to a further 100 million doses once a vaccine has proven to be

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5 Priorities for Portuguese EU Council Presidency

The 5 priorities: Priority dossiers under the Portuguese EU Council Presidency Resilient Europe: Action plan for economic & monetary Union Social Europe: Action plan for the European Pillars of Social Rights Green Europe: Implementation of the European Green Deal Digital Europe: EU Digital Service Act Global Europe: EU-India Summit and Eastern Partnership Summit Portugal is

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The public sector loan facility under the Just Transition Mechanism

The public sector loan facility is the third pillar of the Just Transition Mechanism (JTM), along with the Just Transition Fund and just transition … The public sector loan facility under the Just Transition Mechanism

Budget, Climate, Vaccines: the EU Summit finds a compromise

On 10 and 11 December, EU leaders met in Brussels for the last European Council of the year.   This year they already met 10 times, in regular, special and videoconference meetings, essentially for urgent matters related to the pandemic. Here all the conclusions. This time, they discussed a very long and sensitive agenda. In particular:

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