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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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COVID-19: Beyond a pandemic

We do not know if the new Coronavirus pandemic will be eradicated quickly. In the meantime it has brought the entire planet to its knees, even with great differences from country to country. Above all, it has annihilated the responsiveness of health systems to all other diseases. Many patients have stayed out of hospitals, clinical

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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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EU and its New Mediterranean Strategy

  For the third time, after 1995 and 2008, Europe tries to relaunch the Mediterranean Partnership. EU has now two major challenges: the pandemic and the green transition. The first requires a coordinated approach between Europe and its neighbours. The second needs wide partnerships that can accompany strategies and investments. Why not Mediterranean, knowing that

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What’s in the EU-UK Trade Cooperation Agreement after BREXIT?

Who wins, who loses? Since 1st January the Agreement has been applied provisionally, pending the vote of the European Parliament. The EU Commission proposed to apply the Agreement on a provisional basis only for a limited period of time, until 28 February 2021.    After a process that started in 2016, the UK has left the EU.

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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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