Tag: Coronavirus

Digital

European Union invests on digital health technologies

The future of health services will be highly digital. Or it has to be. One of the flaws that has already led to more than a million deaths in Europe and 3 million worldwide due to COVID-19 has been the inability to transfer existing technological capabilities into healthcare systems. In many countries there is still […]

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U.S.

Biden to meet EU leaders next Thursday evening

Charles Michel, President of the European Council, informs this evening EU Heads of State and government that they will have a meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden, to discuss future cooperation between EU and U.S., next Thursday evening. They will ask Joe Biden for strong cooperation in the fight against Coronavirus worldwide (vaccines to Europe […]

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European Council

COVID19: Today a showdown at the European Council?

At the Extraordinary European Council of 25-26 February, Charles Michel, President of the European Council, put the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic on the agenda. It might seem routine to talk among prime ministers about the coronavirus, in reality it could be a showdown between member countries and the European Commission. Click on the picture […]

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Economy Health

On 19 February the EU Recovery Package will enter into force

After the European Parliament, EU Council adopted the Instrument, too. However, the decision authorizing the Commission to borrow on the capital markets to finance this instrument needs to be ratified in all Member States. This financial instrument will make €672.5 billion in grants and loans available for public investment and reforms in the 27 member […]

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2021 Economy

Ready for the Great Reset? Fake news at its finest or a dangerous roadmap to a dystopian world?

The Great Reset, at the center of the upcoming World Economic Forum in Davos on January 21, 2020 introduced by its founder Klaus Schwab. Will the world be ready to take a cold shower after the Coronavirus? Original: EN What is the Great Reset? Since less than a year on various blogs dealing with economics […]

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2021 EU Integration Trade

Covid-19, economic crisis and EU integration: The importance of the moral dimension in the European project*

The Covid-19 crisis led European public opinion to believe that the EU did not have the capacity to forecast or respond to health crises such as the pandemic. “Europe is not responding“, the Italian daily La Repubblica dramatically deplored.   (*The initial version of this article was published by The Robert Schuman Foundation (European Issue […]

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2021 International Relations

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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2021 Economy EU Uncategorized

€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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2021

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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2020 Brussels News Brussels newspaper Climate Change COVID-19 Critical News Europe EU EU News European Commission European Union Uncategorized

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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