Category: 2021

Debate next week on new U.S. President Joe Biden and relations with EU

10 hours before Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony as the 46th President of the United States, the European Parliament will discuss new perspectives for dialogue and cooperation between the EU and the United States. >> Follow the EP live debate on Wednesday 20 January 2021, starting at 8:30 a.m. here All European leaders recognized that Trump

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Plastic Free Ocean

On 15 January 2020, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) signed an agreement for a new partnership to support clean and sustainable ocean initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region, and ultimately to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. Everybody already knows that

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European Commission: “Let’s change the Digital Markets in Europe”

The EU has unveiled an ambitious plan to regulate online platforms, and the European Commission is proposing to introduce ex ante regulation to … Regulating digital gatekeepers: Background on the future digital markets act

€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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