Together with our global partners we managed to register €7.4 billion (equivalent to $8 billion) in pledges during the Coronavirus #GlobalResponse event. We thank everyone for their support. The pledging marathon will continue. Read more here:
Proud, thrilled and grateful: decided to appoint me as Director General International Cooperation and Development #DEVCO as of 1 October, taking over from my good friend
🇪🇺🇬🇧 For there to be any future relationship between the EU and the UK, there must be mutual trust and confidence between us - today and in the future. My statement following this week’s negotiating round
We kick-off a campaign with to step up the mobilisation of funding and overcome this pandemic It will culminate in a Global Pledging Summit on 27 June. More on “Global Goal: Unite For Our Future” → #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus | #GlobalGoalUnite
We sent today to the United Kingdom a letter of formal notice for breaching its obligations under the Withdrawal Agreement. This marks the beginning of a formal infringement process against the United Kingdom. Read more →
We have launched a European team of scientific experts composed of epidemiologists and virologists from different EU countries to strengthen EU coordination and medical response to #COVID19. More about the panel of experts here →
#Mercosur #trade deal done! A historical moment. In the midst of international trade tensions, we are sending a strong signal that we stand for rules-based trade. Largest trade agreement 🇪🇺 has ever concluded. Positive outcome for environment & consumers.
We take note of the decision to postpone #COP26. The ⁦⁩ will not slow down our work domestically or internationally to prepare for an ambitious COP26. Full statement via link.
#VaccinesWork has granted the first-ever market authorisation for a vaccine against Ebola. Read more here:
Big thanks to the for their contribution to the COVAX facility and for standing firm on their commitment to multilateralism. Together we will beat the #COVID19 pandemic and build a healthier future!
🇪🇺🇦🇷🇧🇷🇵🇾🇺🇾 History in the making: We have an agreement for an #EUtrade deal with Mercosur trade area comprising Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay & Uruguay!🎉 Read the highlights of the political agreement: 🌎 Learn about the trade deal:
Saturday was an important day for global solidarity against coronavirus. The new pledges from the #GlobalGoalUnite Summit brought the total funding raised under the #GlobalResponse initiative to almost €16 billion:
1/ The EU Commission has released its paper on preparing for the post Brexit relationship with the UK, after the transition period: Summary in this thread
"Overnight, our way of life has changed. Our streets have emptied. Our doors have shut. But however tough the virus is, the people of Europe are just as tough." Full speech by on #Coronavirus at the European Parliament in all EU languages →
This morning, I announced to our global partners that the will keep leading the way on climate action. Tomorrow, we will present the #EUGreenDeal. We want to make the EU climate-neutral by 2050. My speech here ⬇️ #COP25 #TimeForAction
It's out, here's the deal
📑We have launched an infringement procedure against the #UK 🇬🇧 for failing to name a candidate for EU Commissioner #Brexit 👇
Great news! With €47.5M, EU is funding 17 #research projects to tackle #COVID19. Thank you #EU for your commitment to protecting your citizens' health.
Today we turn a page with the new #EU4Health Programme: A game changer for our health. #COVID19 showed that we need much more 🇪🇺 in the area of health. Investment in healthcare is key for the future. #StrongerTogether #NextGenerationEU
Congratulations to , and for closing a deal on the #Budget2020. R&D remains as a top priority for the #EU. For 2020, #H2020 will get €13.46 bn, i.e an increase of €302m above the draft budget we proposed. Details 👇
.'s new aid package to assist & target funding to ensure countries with weaker health systems are not left behind. Our goal is to contain outbreak globally. #COVID19: EU working on all fronts, €232 million for 🌍 efforts to fight virus
Thank you for working on all fronts to strengthen preparedness and support the global #COVID19 response. is grateful for your financial contribution of €232 million to fight the outbreak. Together, for a healthier, safer world.
ICYMI (like me): The EU is joining the COVAX facility, the [email protected]@gavi program aimed at getting #Covid19 vaccines for the world. This is #leadership. The pandemic doesn't end until it ends everywhere.
Striking: European think tanks ask for a coordinated EU response to #Covid_19 crisis in developing countries, and the next day announces #TeamEurope package of support of EUR 20+bn. Same analysis, nearly same words, #TeamEurope in action
The distribution of portfolios to Commissioners-designate. #vdLcommission #EUstrivesformore Learn more →
🇪🇺🇬🇧 We are worried about the state of play of the negotiations with #UK. We do not see how we can have a better agreement if we leave the most difficult subjects to the end. We risk running out of time. My remarks after this week’s negotiations:
🇪🇺🇬🇧 By putting forward this Bill, the UK has seriously damaged trust between the EU and the UK. It is now up to the UK government to re-establish that trust. My statement following today's extraordinary Joint Committee on the #WithdrawalAgreement👇
Good news on protective clothing & medical equipment: The Joint European Procurement Initiative secures concrete offers of considerable scale. The material will soon provide considerable relief in🇮🇹,🇪🇸& 23 more member states. This is🇪🇺solidarity in action👉
Growth forecast in 2019 (%): 🇮🇪5.6 🇲🇹5.0 🇭🇺4.6 🇵🇱4.1 🇷🇴4.1 🇱🇹3.8 🇧🇬3.6 🇪🇪3.2 🇨🇾2.9 🇭🇷2.9 🇸🇰2.7 🇱🇺2.6 🇸🇮2.6 🇱🇻2.5 🇨🇿2.5 🇵🇹2.0 🇩🇰2.0 🇪🇸1.9 🇬🇷1.8 🇳🇱1.7 🇦🇹1.5 🇫🇮1.4 🇪🇺1.4 🇫🇷1.3 🇬🇧1.3 🇸🇪1.1 🇧🇪1.1 🇩🇪0.4 🇮🇹0.1 Autumn #ECForecast ↓
We honour the memory of the millions of victims of all totalitarian regimes. 80 years have now passed since a dark chapter in European history was opened with the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact. A free Europe is not a given but a choice, every day. Statement →
We have decided to appeal the General Court's judgment of July 2020 on the Apple State aid case in Ireland
Very happy that EU leaders tasked the with shaping our collective response to the #coronavirus crisis. We will come forward with a proposal for an #MFF, clearly linked to the the Recovery Fund. →
I pay tribute to Roma victims of the Holocaust & the generations that succeed them. Anti-gypsyism has no place in Europe. Prejudice is a disease best fought through education, challenging stereotypes & promoting respect & inclusivity #RomaHolocaust
The EU's motto is ‘United in diversity' and our task is to live up to these words. Racism has no place in our Union. Read the full speech by President in the #EPlenary:
. approves €2.6 billion public support for the Irish National Broadband Plan. It will bring high-speed broadband services to consumers and businesses in areas with insufficient connectivity in Ireland
The EU engaged constructively in this week’s restricted round of 🇪🇺🇬🇧 negotiations, in line with our mandate. We now need equivalent engagement from the UK. Read my statement following this week’s talks👇🏻
Europe’s digital transition must protect and empower citizens, businesses and society. Today we will present our strategy to shape Europe’s digital future. More about the vision of #DigitalEU 👉
We are working non-stop to provide people with a safe and effective vaccine against #coronavirus as quickly as possible. Today's contract signature with will allow the purchase of the vaccine for all EU countries: #StrongerTogether
Today we recommend to Schengen Member States to lift all internal border controls by 15 June 2020. We are also proposing a clear and flexible approach towards removing restrictions on travel to the EU starting on 1 July. More here:
As long as #COVID19 threatens lives somewhere, we are not safe. With significant global response package of €15.6 billion, steps up efforts. Today w/ EU27 Development Ministers we continue on building our #TeamEurope package further. 👉
- EU post talks statement - threatens legal action if the govt doesnt withdraw the measures from the bill by the end of the month
The has just published our Work Programme for 2021. To all the climate and energy specialists - you’ve got a busy year ahead!! #EUGreenDeal
We continue to mobilise all the means at our disposal to fight the spread of the #coronavirus. 📥 Download 🆕 factsheet on EU’s response to the crisis:
Statement from Commission President von der Leyen on proposals to fight the economic effects of the coronavirus crisis
As the #Coronavirus outbreak intensifies, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated on request from France. Two planes will be mobilised to repatriate EU citizens from the Wuhan area to Europe. ➡️ Overview of the outbreak with latest data ↓
As part of our global response to #coronavirus pandemic, we are reallocating €140m for our Eastern Partner countries & redirecting existing instruments up to €700m to help mitigate economic impact. I wrote to PMs of 🇦🇲 🇦🇿 🇧🇾 🇬🇪 🇲🇩 🇺🇦 to outline this.
Aujourd'hui, l'Europe perd une de ses figures de proue, la France un grand homme d'État et moi un ami fidèle. Jacques #Chirac était un homme de fortes convictions, celles des valeurs humanistes de fraternité, de respect de la tolérance.
"I welcome the constructive proposal made by France and Germany. It acknowledges the size of the economic challenge that Europe faces and rightly puts the emphasis on the need of a solution with #EUbudget at its core." Read statement →
It is only by working together that we can defeat #coronavirus. We need an inclusive international approach and as we are showing today, Team Europe is committed to ensuring the success of the #COVAX Facility. More → #GlobalResponse #StrongerTogether
#EUAntitrust We open a formal investigation to assess whether Amazon's use of sensitive data from independent retailers who sell on its marketplace breaches EU competition rules:
Today we get one step closer to our global goal: access to vaccines, tests & treatments for all who need them. The launch of the ACT-Accelerator Facilitation Council with our partners, mobilises further political leadership & expertise against #COVID19.
Todays #COVID19 agreement with was made possible by the important groundwork of 🇩🇪🇫🇷🇮🇹🇳🇱. It is a clear signal of #EUSolidarity in action for the benefit of citizens everywhere. 👉 #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus
We are acting today to make the EU the world’s first climate-neutral economic bloc by 2050. The Climate Law is the legal translation of our political commitment. More here → #EUGreenDeal
“Vaccines save 3 million lives a year. It should be more.” - ’s speech at the #vaccinationsummit2019: #VaccinesWork
We want a stronger and more ambitious partnership with Africa. Our proposal for a new #EUAfricaStrategy is a roadmap to take our partnership to the next level. Together, we can build a more prosperous, more peaceful and more sustainable future for all:
Today with we are launching the #EU advisory panel on #COVID19. Together with , this team of experts will play an important role for the EU’s medical response to the pandemic. Time and science matter if we want to win this fight.
We welcome the 's decision today to authorise the opening of the future partnership negotiations with the UK. Read more → #NewBeginnings 🇪🇺🇬🇧
📍Latest update for April ➡️ 43 national #StateAid measures adopted to help in #CoronaCrisis from 21 🇪🇺 Member States + 🇬🇧 More info:
Yesterday, Hungary again became a dictatorship. How does the European Commission and President respond? With the most tepid press release possible, one that doesn’t even mention Hungary, or Viktor Orban. A short thread on why this matters. /
EU remains world's leading donor of Official Development Assistance with €75.2 billion in 2019. This support saves lives, builds stronger economies and protects the planet for the benefit of millions throughout the world. #TeamEurope
Today, presents its roadmap for an EU-wide coordinated exit strategy from the #COVID19 pandemic. We set out the principles and measures that 🇪🇺 MS can take to ensure a safe and gradual start to their recovery from these difficult times.
Larest EU Commission paper on no deal Brexit - including proposals for short extensions to the unilateral measures by the EU on transport, fish and the EU budget, plus EU funding to support EU areas affected by a no deal outcome
We cannot build the future we want without forests. 🌲🌳 Great to see the step up ambition to protect, improve and increase sustainable, biodiverse forest coverage, around the world. 🌍
The Coronavirus #GlobalResponse is underway. Donations by governments, private sector, philanthropists and citizens will go into R&D, production and deployment in 3 priority areas: testing, treating and preventing. More → #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus
We are calling on all companies, big or small, to join the effort to provide #COVID19 healthcare workers with the support they need to save lives. Spirit of solidarity is now more important than ever. To support are made freely available.
The calls during the crisis have been loud and clear: we need more Europe in the area of public health. Our response is the #EU4Health programme, which will increase our total support by 23 times to strengthen our health systems. More: #NextGenerationEU
#COVID19: presents guidelines for border measures to protect health and keep goods and essential services available 1/2
New #EU4Health Programme will channel €9.4 billion to👇 ✔️Improve 🇪🇺 capacity to deal with health crises ✔️Make essential medicines more accessible & affordable to all citizens ✔️Strengthen the resilience of our healthcare systems 👉 #NextGenerationEU
Michel Barnier on this week's Brexit talks: "after four days of discussions, serious divergences remain."
As 🇪🇺 countries plan a return to work, ensuring safe & healthy environment for workers is essential❗️ 🆕Today issued guidance on coming back to the workplace. It provides practical advice to employers on how to minimise risks of #coronavirus. 👉
#EUAntritust Aspen proposes 73% price reduction for six off-patent cancer medicines to remove 🇪🇺 Commission's excessive pricing concerns ⬇️
Only multilateralism can resolve global crises like #COVID19. I thank & for their leadership at 🌍 & European level. 📍We must now join forces to deliver safe & effective vaccines & therapeutics for all to defeat this pandemic.
Press release- Coronavirus: Commission launches data sharing platform for researchers #OpenScience #researchdata
"Unless and until" has gone from the Ireland protocol in the #Brexit deal but still there is the idea that elements could disappear as the UK/EU future relationship is agreed. It's still not "a slab of marble."
Now there are 2: The world now has a 2nd #Ebola Zaire vaccine. The European Commission has approved J&J's 2-dose vaccine, using human safety & immunogenicity data bolstered by effectiveness data from animal studies.
The has concluded exploratory talks with / to purchase a potential vaccine against #COVID19. This is 6th pharma company with which the Commission has concluded talks or signed an agreement for potential vaccines. ➡
Um die rasche Entwicklung eines Impfstoffs gegen das #Coronavirus zu unterstützen, bietet die dem Pharmaunternehmen ein Darlehen über 80 Mio. € an. Es soll mithilfe einer EU-Garantie via gewährt werden.
“The time has come for a People's Vaccine: patent-free, free of charge and made available to all people in all countries as a global public good." , Executive Director of on the need for a #peoplesvaccine #access2meds #covid19
Buongiorno. "Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Italy have the lowest scores on the index" #Desi2020
Over the weekend, EU Commission approved crisis State aid measures in: 1 France: 2 Denmark: 3 Germany: 4 Portugal: 5 Italy (medical equipment manufacturers):
Over the weekend, EU Commission approved crisis State aid measures in: 1 France: 2 Denmark: 3 Germany: 4 Portugal: 5 Italy (medical equipment manufacturers):
Over the weekend, EU Commission approved crisis State aid measures in: 1 France: 2 Denmark: 3 Germany: 4 Portugal: 5 Italy (medical equipment manufacturers):
President mentions the #European #OpenScience Cloud as a "trusted space" "web for #researchdata" and "pool of #nonpersonal #data" for #researchers to store and access #data from other disciplines. #EOSC
Coronavirus: An EU approach for efficient contact tracing - EU toolbox for apps launched
Over the weekend, EU Commission approved crisis State aid measures in: 1 France: 2 Denmark: 3 Germany: 4 Portugal: 5 Italy (medical equipment manufacturers):
Over the weekend, EU Commission approved crisis State aid measures in: 1 France: 2 Denmark: 3 Germany: 4 Portugal: 5 Italy (medical equipment manufacturers):
As has been announced before, the European Semester will now be SDG-compatible. But what that means in practice is pretty much impossible to understand - or do you know what this means? (only mentioning economic & emlpoyment policies) hm.
#EC #COVID-19: €232 million to tackle outbreak - Out of the €232 mill package - €114 million will support in particular the global #preparedness and response global plan. Thank you!
Hey do you know we can access €2.96 billion (£2.69 billion) in unused EU cohesion funds, allocated specifically to the UK, to fight the virus? It’s all written down in this EU press release - in case you missed the email ~JL
Se liberan los estándares europeos de material de protección para que puedan fabricarse sin pagar derechos de propiedad intelectual. ✅ European standards for medical supplies made freely available to facilitate increase of production
Generations before us have built a Union of peace and prosperity, without peer or precedent anywhere in the world. Today we face our own defining moment. With #NextGenerationEU we can build a green, digital and resilient future for our Union. 👉
-"Do you feel you are a citizen of the EU?" 🇪🇺 -"Yes" (% by country) 🇱🇺93 🇩🇪88 🇪🇸87 🇮🇪85 🇫🇮85 🇵🇹84 🇭🇺84 🇵🇱84 🇸🇪83 🇩🇰82 🇧🇪81 🇲🇹81 🇦🇹80 🇱🇹80 🇸🇰80 🇪🇪79 🇳🇱77 🇸🇮77 🇱🇻76 🇨🇾73 🇷🇴73 🇫🇷64 🇭🇷64 🇬🇧58 🇨🇿58 🇬🇷57 🇮🇹57 🇧🇬52 More in our new survey:
We do everything in our power to save jobs and livelihoods. is proposing to provide €81 billion under the SURE instrument for short-time employment, to keep workers in jobs in 15 countries in EU. More will follow.
We deliver on our promises. concluded first agreement on purchase of up to 400 million doses of future vaccine against COVID-19. We’re committed to safeguard the health of Europeans & our global partners #StrongerTogether
75 years have passed, but we do not forget. We pay tribute to the 500,000 Roma victims of the Holocaust. The memory of the horrors of the past must remind us to stand up for the values we believe in. Our statement: #EU4RomaRights
🇪🇺🇬🇧 : “We stand by our commitments”. We have launched legal proceedings against #UK for breaching the Withdrawal Agreement - an agreement aimed at protecting peace & stability on the island of Ireland. Read more (in all EU languages):
On #LabourDay, we pay tribute to all the essential workers who make our lives easier and safer in times of #coronavirus. We thank them all! Earlier in April, we proposed the SURE instrument to help protect jobs and workers affected by the situation. More:
If we remain united in solidarity and behind our values, then Europe🇪🇺 can again emerge from crisis stronger than before. #EuropeDay op-ed with Charles Michel and David Sassoli → #StrongerTogether
These acts of kindness, bravery and ingenuity fill me with pride. This is the power of European solidarity. We need to turn this into concrete political action and investments to secure our common future.
The EU Commission has published the toolbox, a paneuropean approach to contact tracing apps against #Covid_19. It is very clear: tech should be privacy-enhancing, open source and decentralised. Governments should start working #DP3T
Tonight Commissioner submitted his resignation. I respect his decision. I am grateful for his work as a Trade Commissioner and a member of my team.
More than ever, we need to start making progress together in all areas. My remarks following today’s online press briefing on the 🇪🇺🇬🇧 negotiations. Looking forward to speaking to and team again soon!
Talks with Johnson & Johnson to secure 200m doses of a future vaccine for coronavirus, w. possibility of a further 200m, advance well. Another important step to securing European access to high quality & affordable vaccines
We have authorised the first medicine, Remdesivir, to treat #coronavirus at EU level. This conditional marketing authorisation comes less than a month after the application was submitted, supported by and EU countries. More: #StrongerTogether
Battery production in Europe is of strategic interest for our economy and society because of its potential in terms of clean mobility, energy and jobs. 🔋 We have approved €3.2 billion public support by seven EU countries for a pan-European project →
UK Government still massively underestimating the damage being done internationally and domestically by the Internal Market Bill. It goest against both legal and constitutional principles at home and abroad and should be withdrawn.
🇮🇹🇪🇺 Good conversation with via videoconference this afternoon. The is acting to support Italy and it’s response to the #coronavirus crisis. More on what we discussed and what we agreed on 👉
🇪🇺🇬🇧 We are launching infringement proceedings against the United Kingdom following its failure to name a candidate for EU Commissioner →
🆕 #EUBarometer survey shows Europeans both at 🇪🇺 & national level are increasingly concerned about #climatechange 🌍 This is why we need to take strong #climateaction to protect #ourplanet & its precious resources. More Our work
🚨I am encouraging all 🇪🇺manufacturers, big and small, to activate alternative ways of producing ⛑ equipment to fight #COVID19. To do so, European #standards for medical supplies are now made #freely available to facilitate increase of production!
In light of the mass cancellations and delays passengers and transport operators are facing, we would like to provide legal certainty on passenger rights. Find more information here→ #COVID19
We are mobilising all of our resources to protect lives and livelihoods. Our #coronavirus crisis response includes: 🔹 Setting up a short-term employment scheme 🔹 Redirecting structural funds to coronavirus response Learn more →
"We believe that no EU citizen should be denied entry to another EU country." This is why we are proposing a common approach to travel measures to provide more stability, predictability and clarity for Europeans. → #StrongerTogether
We are taking action to get more medical equipment to EU countries. This is the first common European reserve of emergency medical equipment. Helping one another is the only way forward. Learn more → #rescEU #COVID19
Scientists from have designed a new control material to help prevent #coronavirus test failures. Their work will enable the verification of up to 60 million laboratory tests throughout the EU →
NEW STATEMENT ⁦⁩ following talks with “The EU does not accept the argument that the aim of the draft Bill is to protect the Good Friday (Belfast) Agreement. In fact, it is of the view that it does the opposite.”
Difficult times. We have to do what we can to mitigate the impact of #COVID19 on human lives & livelihoods. We just adopted a #Stateaid Temporary Framework to enable Member States to give companies the support they need - while preserving the #SingleMarket
Forests are the green lungs of our planet. They cover 30% of the Earth’s land area and host 80% of its biodiversity. We are stepping up our action to protect and restore the world’s forests →
🚨J'encourage tous les fabricants 🇪🇺, petits et grands, à activer des moyens alternatifs de production d'équipements⛑ pour lutter contre le #COVID19. Afin d'↗️ la production, les #normes 🇪🇺 pour ces équipements médicaux sont disponibles #gratuitement👇🏻
"The EU is founded on the values of freedom, democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights. We must uphold and defend them, even in these challenging times." Read the statement by President on emergency measures in Member States:
My priority, together with Sassoli & Chancellor Merkel, is to have the EU’s recovery package #NextGenerationEU & the EU budget adopted asap. To have everything in place by 1.1.2021, there's no time to lose. Future generations depend on us
Very difficult times, especially in Italy. Italian #StateAid scheme approved today, will support companies ready to produce and supply medical equipment and masks - urgently needed. #CoronaCrisis
European open data against the #coronavirus 🇪🇺 Today we launched a data platform where researchers can collect and share their datasets. This will allow us all to better understand, diagnose and defeat the virus. More ➡️ The platform ⬇️ #StrongerTogether
The #coronavirus pandemic represents a major shock for the global and EU economies. Our collective recovery will depend on continued strong and coordinated responses at EU and national level. We are #StrongerTogether. More about the Spring #ECForecast →
L’Europe est fondée sur la mémoire et l’action. N’oublions jamais et ne laissons rien passer. Ce 2 août est la journée européenne de commémoration de l'Holocauste des Roms.
The coronavirus pandemic has made it urgent to revitalise global cooperation on health. Europe is ready to lead the way. In my address to , I present my vision for a stronger crisis response, in Europe and in the world.
Those who need to can do collective bargaining without fear of breaking EU competition rules. But the concept “worker” and “self-employed” is now blurred. We want to clarify to enable #platformWorkers to negotiate collectively to improve working conditions
🇪🇺🇬🇧 Joint Committee today saw the political will to move at pace on both sides. Despite some progress, much work remains to be done by the UK to implement the Irish Protocol. Contacts will intensify. Ready to move beyond a business-as-usual approach.
Making the #EUGreenDeal a reality will require massive public & private investments. Today we are presenting a plan to mobilise over €1 trillion in the following 10 years. How do we transition to a climate-neutral economy? Together. #investgreen #ActNow 🗞️
Breaking news: Croatia on the way to join the Schengen Area. reports progress in meeting the necessary conditions for #Schengen accession. Learn more:
🇪🇺🇬🇧Today the approved a £50 billion “umbrella” UK scheme to support SMEs and large corporates in the UK affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission. ℹ️
The just published docs that again show why the Recovery Instrument will end the European Semester as we know it. Instead, the Recovery and Resilience Plans will become the central steering document and will politicise everything. Thread
COVID-19: European Commission sets out European coordinated response to counter the economic impact of the Coronavirus. More ⏬
This week we introduced SURE - the EU's new solidarity instrument. It will mobilise €100 billion to help workers keep their incomes and keep businesses running. Learn more → #coronavirus #StrongerTogether
. delivers on promise to secure access to coronavirus vaccines. We concluded talks & will have an agreement soon with . This is the 4th company with which we enter into an agreement. More will follow, to diversify our portfolio
What ⁦⁩ said at today’s press conference expresses not so much an ideological approach, I find, but common sense. His words are grounded in a negotiation mandate that defends the EU interests as defined collectively by 27 countries.
Our opens its world-class laboratories to researchers from across Europe. Scientists will now also be able to run experiments on zero emission energy solutions and nuclear safety. Learn more → #ThisIsTheEU
In this crisis, and in our Union more generally, it is only by helping each other that we can help ourselves. 🇪🇺 Working together makes us all stronger against #coronavirus. Read more about #EUsolidarity action here:
It's #DataProtection Day. Strong data protection rules are not a luxury – they're a necessity. The EU is a global reference point for strong data protection rules, based on enforceable rights. Our statement: ©️ Pierre Kroll
We welcome the decision to include the Bulgarian lev and the Croatian kuna in Exchange Rate Mechanism II. This is an important milestone in 🇧🇬 & 🇭🇷 efforts to join the euro area. We will continue to encourage and support their efforts. Read more:
#Cambodia has lost duty-free access to the #EU market due to human rights concerns. The EU will enforce this measure while remaining open to engaging with Cambodia on the necessary reforms to restore fully free access. Full statement: #EUTrade
Today I met with to find a way forward on EU-UK negotiations. Together with & , we noted the UK’s decision not to extend the transition period & agreed to deliver the best deal for our citizens.🇪🇺🇬🇧Joint statement:
"We will enter the negotiations with the UK with the highest ambition. Because good old friends like the UK and us should not settle for anything less than this." Speech by President in #EPlenary → #NewBeginnings 🇪🇺🇬🇧
Today we are launching the #EUGreenDeal call - the last & biggest call of #H2020. Innovation is at the heart of the European Green Deal & with its €1 billion this call will accelerate a just & sustainable transition to a climate-neutral Europe by 2050.
The will support Member States using the full flexibility provided for in the EU fiscal framework so they can implement the measures needed to contain the #coronavirus outbreak & mitigate its negative socio-economic effects Press release ↓
A safe & effective vaccine is our best shot at beating coronavirus. We are working hard on agreements with pharmaceutical companies to secure future vaccines. Now, we must ensure that once a vaccine is available, we are fully prepared to deploy it.
The European Union continues to support the & has already provided additional funding. For 🇪🇺 the main task is to save lives, contain & mitigate the #Covid_19 pandemic. We urge the US to reconsider its announced decision. #StrongerTogether
In times of crisis, solidarity is the first thing tested. But it is now that we need it most. We are today calling on MS to coordinate around a set of best practices in border measures to stem collectively the spread of COVID-19 & protect the single market
We have adopted new rules to allow faster and less expensive conformity assessment procedure for medical equipment and products. The new rules also apply to products which are instrumental in tackling the #coronavirus crisis →
Lowest rate of unemployment recorded in the euro area since May 2008. The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.4% in August 2019, down from 7.5% in July 2019 and from 8.0% in August 2018. Learn more →
With the #EUGreenDeal adopted and #COP25 behind us, now we look forward to raising global ambitions at #COP26 in 2020. Next year, we will continue to work with our partners and make sure that we all face head-on the urgent challenge of climate change.
⌛️Tomorrow, on #WorldCancerDay – the will launch an EU-wide public consultation on Europe's Beating Cancer Plan! Find out more about the event that will start the #EUCancerPlan consultation here & keep following the hashtag for updates:
With the Gender Equality Strategy, we are pushing for more and faster progress to promote equality between men and women 👉 #UnionOfEquality
#Galileo reaches 1 billion smartphone users worldwide! This has been made possible by a truly European effort to build the most accurate navigation system in the world. More here →
Sign of the times: a record number of College members travel to Addis Ababa for the 10th #AUEU Commission-to-Commission meeting to discuss cooperation on joint priorities. ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
Yesterday the adopted its Work Programme for 2020, setting out the actions to achieve the green & digital transitions. For research, the EC will present 2 non-legislative communications on: #EuropeanResearchArea (Q2) & #EUmissions (Q4). 👉
#Coronavirus knows no borders. The is proposing 3 billion in the form of loans to support 10 partners in the Western Balkans and the Neighbourhood in tackling the pandemic. #WeStandTogether Press release👉
We are supporting the ’s response to #coronavirus. Today we deliver 500.000 testing kits in Addis Ababa with an EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight. This is part of a €10 million support package by the German Government: #StrongerTogether
One month ago, a worldwide coalition came together to shape the Coronavirus #GlobalResponse to the pandemic. Yesterday, we launched the campaign ‘#GlobalGoalUnite for our Future', with a final pledging summit on 27 June. More: #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus
How is your country doing in #innovation? All info in the 🆕 2020 #EUinnovation Scoreboard that we published today 👉
Disinformation harms not only the health of our democracies, but also of our citizens. This week we published a report assessing the EU's response to disinformation and proposing concrete next steps. More: #EUvsDisinfo #FactsMatter
In few years #5G will link everything to everyone. Any technology cannot be at the expense of our security. This is the first step of the new ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ Security Union covering critical infrastructures and cyber security.
Vaccine against Ebola: we've granted the first-ever market authorisation. This vaccine, called Ervebo, was in development since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014. The EU will continue to tackle the epidemic for as long as it takes → #VaccinesWork
Our trade deal with Singapore enters into force today. It will boost trade, benefitting companies, farmers, workers and consumers on both sides. That makes 1⃣6⃣ trade agreements we've put in place since 2014! 🥳 More details 👉
Good phone call with about the state of play in the 🇪🇺-🇬🇧 negotiations. While progress had been made, significant gaps remain. We agreed that it's important to find an agreement as strong basis for a strategic relationship. Joint statement →
🌺 It's #WorldNatureConservationDay! 🌺 3 reasons why conservation is important: 🦋 To protect wildlife 👩‍👧‍👦 For our health 🌍 To preserve our planet With the 🇪🇺 #EUBiodiversity Strategy we want to protect nature & help it recover. Let's do this together.
We've come a long way since the height of the pandemic, but with #coronavirus still circulating, we need to remain vigilant Today, we urge 🇪🇺Member States to be better prepared & quicker to respond Read more: #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus #StrongerTogether
🇪🇺solidarity in action: joint procurement for medical equipment delivered positive results: offers meet our MS requests. Lifesaving equipment - masks, gloves, goggles, gowns will soon be delivered to those in need. Together we will win against #COVID19!
Welcome that #Berlin_Conference reached an important outcome: agreement on ceasefire, refraining from intl interference & enforcement of arms embargo. We will discuss tomorrow w/ Foreign Ministers EU contribution. Joint Statement w/ President
#GenderEqualityStrategy 2020-2025 = Strategy for achieving a #UnionOfEquality #UnionOfEquality = 🇪🇺 where ♀️ & ♂️ & ⚧️ ✔️are FREE to pursue their chosen path in life ✔️have equal opportunities to THRIVE ✔️have equal opportunities to LEAD Press release➡️
We have launched new guidelines to help ensure Europeans have the right digital skills to thrive in the post-#coronavirus world of work. 💻 The guidelines include practical steps, online resources and much more. Find out more:
Here's the Commission's press release re infringement proceedings against the UK - And the statement by Commission president von der Leyen:
Here's the Commission's press release re infringement proceedings against the UK - And the statement by Commission president von der Leyen:
How can #EUTrade help the #EUGreenDeal succeed at home and abroad? 👉Stronger commitment to #sustainability & #ParisAgreement in future comprehensive trade agreements 👉Investment in green goods & services 👉Climate-friendly public procurement More: 🇪🇺🌍
Worries are deep these difficult days & weeks, but action is also taken to help out: 📍 Overview of all #StateAid decisions adopted over the last days. We continue working with Member States to help out in the #CoronaCrisis More info
What will the Conference on the Future of Europe look like? This week we set out ideas for shaping the conference on 9 May – a unique opportunity to reflect with citizens, listen to them, engage, answer and explain: #FutureofEurope
Getting ready for the end of the transition period 🇪🇺🇬🇧. Read more about the changes that will occur at the end of the year *regardless* of the outcome of the ongoing EU-UK negotiations:
Today, 🇩🇰, 🇬🇷, 🇭🇺 & 🇸🇪 have joined 🇩🇪 and 🇷🇴 as host states of the #rescEU medical reserve. With winter approaching and #coronavirus cases increasing across Europe, building up 🇪🇺 stocks of critical medical equipment is crucial. #StrongerTogether #EUCivPro
On our agenda for next week: #EqualPayDay #EUatWebSummit #ECForecast #EuropeanUniversities #DiscoverEU #MauerFall30 Stay tuned! More on the #TeamJunckerEU agenda here:
New Guidance on the data protection and privacy aspects of #coronavirus apps. The guidance supports the safe development of apps and protects citizens’ personal data, in line with the EU’s strong #dataprotection rules. ➡️ #COVID19 #GDPR
Proud to be the #EU’s Chief Negotiator on #newACPEU agreement w/ 79 countries in #Africa, #Caribbean & the #Pacific. Today’s talks led to substantial progress. Looking forward to more discussions soon & concluding our ambitious agreement!
Our proposal today on the new instrument for Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency #SURE is a very strong signal of European #solidarity. Fast and solid recovery is only possible if we save people’s income and jobs. #COVID19 👉
We will not surmount the crisis by unilaterally closing borders, but by working together. This week agreed on how to coordinate restricting free movement in Europe. It's based on: 1️⃣ map 1️⃣ colour code 1️⃣ set of rules More: #StrongerTogether
We are looking to give people the ability, confidence and safety to travel again. We help EU countries to lift travel restrictions and allow tourism to restart, but we need rigorous health precautions to prevent further outbreaks. #EUtourism More →
New EU migration and asylum pact Press release - Legal texts (main communication, five legislative proposals, soft law, roadmap, staff working document) -
New EU migration and asylum pact Press release - Legal texts (main communication, five legislative proposals, soft law, roadmap, staff working document) -
#COVID19: EU creates first ever common European stockpile of emergency medical equipment, to include ventilators, protective equipment, vaccines, and lab supplies. How it will work → #rescEU
Two 🇩🇪 measures approved today under the Temporary #StateAid Framework: Programmes for companies of all sizes to provide liquidity in the form of subsidised loans to mitigate effect of #CoronaCrisis. will work with commercial banks.
Today, published a new guidance on surveillance of #coronavirus in long-term health care facilities. A coordinated approach to testing and reporting is crucial for protecting persons in long-term care facilities as well as the staff. More →
Voici la distribution des portefeuilles aux commissaires désignés. #vdLcommission #EUstrivesformore Pour en savoir plus →
As part of the response to #COVID19 emergency, Commission proposed to extend the scope of the #EUSolidarityFund to cover public #health crisis and provide assistance the hardest hit Member States. Up to EUR 800 million is available in 2020.
🇫🇷 government put in place 3 measures to help its economy manage the impact of #CoronaCrisis . Expected to mobilise €300bn of liquidity support for companies affected. Approved under new #StateAid Temporary Framework, less than 48 hours from its adoption.
In response to the paralysis of the Appellate Body the proposes amendments to the EU Enforcement Regulation to allow us to defend our companies, workers & consumers, whenever our partners do not play by the rules. more 👉
#GreenDeal is also rebalancing our relation to nature and planet. We need to come together and strengthen each other - nature, farmers, business, consumers & citizens. Thanks More info:
#EUresponse: €47.5 million in emergency EU funding is allowing European researchers to work on urgently needed Covid-19 vaccine development and treatment. More info 👉
Today, we have adopted our 2020 Work Programme. The Work Programme is all about successfully grasping the opportunities of the climate and digital transitions. Read more: #vdLCommission
We are ready to support Member States & ensure a coordinated response to the #coronavirus. Today, the #EUCivPro Mechanism was activated to repatriate EU citizens from #Wuhan. We continue to monitor the situation closely with .
“No Member State, no region, no person can be left behind”. Press release on building a strong social Europe: #EUSocial #SocialRights
The 2020 Digital Economy & Society Index #DESIeu shows the tasks ahead for Italy: - Support research, science, tech - Invest in digital infrastructures & ecosystems - Make data a public good The Italian National Innovation Fund is ready to do its part!👇
. has submitted to the draft negotiating frameworks for Albania 🇦🇱 and North Macedonia 🇲🇰 to guide accession negotiations. These will need to be agreed now by the Member States 👉 read here our press release
Statement by following today’s extraordinary meeting of the EU-UK Joint Committee:
Hot off the press: the very first Strategic Foresight report from . #StrategicForesight can help minimise uncertainty, better prepare for change and inform our policies. See how:
My thanks to Roberto Azevêdo as he retires as Director-General. We need to quickly chart a new path ahead at this critical and uncertain time for #trade. It makes sense to proceed with succession NOW rather than wait until next year: Full statement
At donor conference for #Beirut & the Lebanese, the has pledged in total €63 million, which includes €33 million already announced by . We are commited to stand by the Lebanese also in the long term to help them recover.🇪🇺🇱🇧
#Coronavirus: harmonised standards for #medicaldevices - such as medical face masks, surgical drapes, gowns & suits - allow crucial items to safely enter the market, protecting: ✅patients ✅health care professionals ✅EU citizens Read more: #COVID19
Nowhere else in the world could 27 different countries even discuss financing their recovery and future together. Europe has shown that it is up the task. #NextGenerationEU Op-ed by : EN: FR: DE:
Nowhere else in the world could 27 different countries even discuss financing their recovery and future together. Europe has shown that it is up the task. #NextGenerationEU Op-ed by : EN: FR: DE:
Nowhere else in the world could 27 different countries even discuss financing their recovery and future together. Europe has shown that it is up the task. #NextGenerationEU Op-ed by : EN: FR: DE:
We have prolonged the temporary framework for COVID-19 related state aid to businesses. We added a new feature to enable support for fixed costs if turnover goes down. Point is to enable aid when it is needed while protecting our Single Market. More info
We have extended #CohesionPolicy support for the healthcare sector in the Basque Country and Asturias regions. 🇪🇸 This will ensure health workers and patients have vital sanitary equipment and materials to cope with the #coronavirus pandemic. More:
. on Hungary, without naming the country: “It is of outmost importance that emergency measures are not at the expense of our fundamental principles & values as set out in the Treaties. Democracy cannot work without free and independent media.“
🆕 #TeamEurope supports the Horn of Africa in the fight against the #Coronavirus with €60 million. It will focus on the most vulnerable groups, including migrants, refugees, internally displaced persons and cross-border communities. Read more ➡️
Now we have approved 🇩🇪scheme to help companies affected by #CoronaCrisis. Open to all companies - enables guarantees on loans at favourable terms to help them cover immediate working capital & investment needs. In line with Temporary #StateAid Framework.
Today the starts testing #interoperability gateway service for national contact tracing and warning apps! They can help break the chain of #coronavirus infections and save lives! Learn more
Adding to unprecedented efforts by MS, & we propose: set up a €100bn solidarity instrument to help workers keep incomes & help businesses stay afloat ➕redirect all available structural funds to response to #CoronaCrisis .More info ➡️
Are you one of the many companies, big and small, looking to produce #COVID19 masks and other protective equipment? 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 for your innovation, responsibility and solidarity! To facilitate production, 🇪🇺 now freely available
Global response to the coronavirus must uphold human rights of all without discrimination of any kind. Persons with disabilities should not be left behind or their human rights ignored. Statement with #inclusiveCOVID19
I am glad to announce that the #EC has mobilised extra #H2020 funding to boost research on #coronavirus diagnostics, treatments, vaccines & preparedness for outbreaks, bringing the initial €10m budget for our emergency call to €47.5m #InvestEUresearch
While we salute their courage and passion, regrettably in 2019, 125 humanitarian workers were killed, with 124 kidnapped. Read our statement on #WorldHumanitarianDay: For more info about EU humanitarian aid, follow:
.: "I welcome the constructive proposal made by France and Germany. (...) This goes in the direction of the proposal the Commission is working on which will also take into account the views of all Member States and the European Parliament." 👉🏻
✅Second #COVID19 vaccine contract signed with . 📍Another step closer to delivering a safe and sustainable exit strategy from the crisis for 🇪🇺 and 🌍 citizens. 👉
Forest fires are on the rise in Europe, with more countries than ever hit in 2018. In response, the EU helped deploy planes, helicopters and firefighters to fires in Greece, Latvia, Portugal & Sweden. More about how we fight forest fires→ #EUprotects
Today our #EuropeanUniversities family grows bigger 👏 Proud to welcome 24 new alliances of #higherEd institutions backed by €287 million from #EUBudget With 41 European Universities in total, the #EuropeanEducationArea is becoming a reality ➡️
. adopted a Temporary Framework to enable Member States to use the full flexibility foreseen under State aid rules to support the economy in the context of the #COVID19 outbreak.
Our citizens and businesses deserve certainty during these difficult economic times. is mobilising €100 billion to keep people in work through the SURE solidarity instrument. This is 🇪🇺 solidarity in action. Together, we are stronger.
We need an ambitious external budget, positioning the EU as leading geopolitical actor. With the #NextGenerationEU we will be able to concretely support our global partners, from providing financial assistance to boosting the necessary reforms. More:
Interesting development in the legal dispute over subsidies for Airbus, which led to WTO-authorised high tariffs by the US on a range of European products, from cheeses to Scotch whisky. The EU, France, Germany & Spain say they are now complying. 1/7
#EUGreenDeal 🇪🇺💚 European food must remain safe, nutritious and of high quality. It must be produced with minimum impact on nature. Read more about our #EUFarm2Fork policy area here ➡️
We invite EU countries to extend the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU until 15 June. The situation worldwide remains very fragile. Prolonging travel restriction is necessary to continue reducing the spread of #coronavirus. More →
The #EUGreenDeal Investment Plan was adopted today. Providing at least €1 trillion of sustainable investment from 2021-2030, it will enable the transition to a climate-neutral, green economy ➡️
We are sending more than 130,000 additional protective masks to Montenegro and North Macedonia from the #rescEU stockpile. Slovakia has also offered equipment, blankets and more to North Macedonia via the Civil Protection Mechanism. More:  #EUCivPro
“Crisis situations as #COVID19 pose particular challenges to the effective exercise and protection of human rights” adopted a new EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy for 2020-2024 #EU4HumanRights #EU4Democracy ​
State aid: here’s the EU approving UK measures In light of coronavirus
Today we signed an aviation agreement with the Republic of Korea. 🇰🇷 🇪🇺 This will allow any EU airline to fly to South Korea from any of the 22 EU countries that have a bilateral air services agreement with South Korea. More:
European Commission President, also former German Defence Minister, ⁦⁩ warns Germany’s Constitutional Court (domestically a revered institution. German governments don’t mess with #Karlsruhe) that European law supersedes national law /1
EU orders Ryanair to hand back €8.5m in state aid - our report highlighted that #aviation subsidies appear rampant across Europe. Good the starting to get serious about a crackdown on these emissions-driving handouts
We issued a new guidance to help EU countries address the shortages of health workers. It aims to speed up the recognition of health workers' qualifications and help them perform their duties where and when needed. More: #StrongerTogether #coronavirus
Our exciting plans for a new #EUResearchArea are out! We need research and innovation to address global challenges🌍🔬💡 Together with all EU-countries, we will use the power of research and innovation to realise a green, digital and healthy future. ➡️
We have published new guidance to protect seasonal workers in the context of the #coronavirus. Our goal is for national authorities, social partners and others to guarantee the rights, health and safety of these vital yet vulnerable workers. More:
We are disappointed to see the new 's working methods includes a 'one in, one out' rule for legislation This arbitrary approach also adopted by Donald Trump could block urgently needed social and climate policies
EU Commission proposal on EU climate law now published - press release
Last approval of the day: German scheme that will help companies affected by #CoronaCrisis via direct grants, repayable advance or tax and payment advantages. Also this German scheme is approved under the new Temporary #StateAid Framework.
Hogan statement confirms resignation. "It was becoming increasingly clear that the controversy concerning my recent visit to Ireland was becoming a distraction from my work as an EU Commissioner and would undermine my work in the key months ahead."
EU Commission urges the PM to withdraw the Internal Market Bill by the end of the month or trade talks are toast. Calls it an 'extremely serious violation' of the WA and rejects UK arguments the Bill is to protect the GFA saying 'it does the opposite'.
Today the Commission announces it's proposal for the amendment of EU Enforcement Regulation #EUtrade ⚖️#EUrules
Big news in Brussels. is the EU's latest target. opens two investigations: one into terms of AppStore, the other in use of Apple Pay. These things will generate a lot of heat. and
The World is joining forces in order to defeat the #coronavirus! 🌎🌍🌏 With €7.4 billion already pledged, #GlobalResponse aims not only to develop life-saving tools but also to make sure that they are universally accessible and no one is left behind. 👉
Good news. Council and EP agree in record time to postpone by 1 year the application of Medical Devices Regulation. We are determined to have our medical industries pouring all their energy into what we need them to be doing: helping fight the pandemic.
Big news in Brussels. is the EU's latest target. opens two investigations: one into terms of AppStore, the other in use of Apple Pay. These things will generate a lot of heat. and
With the #EU4Health Programme, we have the opportunity to learn from #COVID19 & put in place a stronger 🇪🇺 health system for all citizens. It is our duty to them to fulfil this promise #NextGenerationEU
The #GlobalResponse will start at 3 p.m today 📺 This 🇪🇺EU-led online fundraising will kick-start an unprecedented global cooperation between scientists & regulators, gov & industry, intl orgs, foundations & health care professionals👩‍⚕️
The distribution of portfolios to Commissioners-designate is out. from #Finland has been nominated to coordinate the EU's important work on International Partnerships. Learn more about #vdLcommission 👉 #EUstrivesformore
Bravo to the 🇪🇺 on the 2030 #EUBiodiversity strategy. #COVID19 has made clear that we need #nature on our side as we build back better. Together, we can give more back to the planet than we take away.
Despite its claims, the United Kingdom did not engage in a real discussion on the question of the level playing field – those economic & commercial “fair play” rules that we agreed to, with Boris Johnson, in the Political Declaration
The EU is the leading global humanitarian aid donor and helps people in over 80 countries. Today, the EU has adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget for 2020 worth €900 million. See below what goes where👇
Today we launched a legal case in the WTO against Indonesia. Their export restrictions on raw materials and subsidies go against international trade rules and are putting jobs in the EU steel industry at risk. More details 👇🏻
Today we are starting the work towards a European #cybersecurity certification framework. It will provide European industry & digital service provides with tools to help increase the trust & security of their ICT products →
Persbericht Europese Commisie: EU-lidstaten krijgen absolute vrijheid in hun begrotingsbeleid om de #Coronavirus crisis te bestrijden. Von der Leyen: "We will do whatever is necessary to support the Europeans and the European economy.” #coronanederland (1)
🇪🇺🇬🇧The European Commission has approved a £ 9 billion UK aid scheme to support self-employed individuals and members of partnerships affected by the #coronavirus outbreak. Moreℹ️
I don’t usually do “quick takes” but there's always room for an exception or two. Here’s one on the EU’s negotiating mandate for talks with the UK It’s a broad-brush look. Others will scrutinise the detail (as they already have with earlier drafts) 1/6
A workplace should be a safe place and yet cancer is the cause of half of the deaths linked to work. Today’s update to the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive is the first step in our ambitious #EUCancerPlan More info 👉🏻
🇪🇺🇸🇬 trade agreement enters into force today! This is the 16th trade agreement we have put in place since the start of . With this, the #EU has the largest trade network in the 🌎, including 42 #trade agreements with 73 partners💪🏻
Today, I presented to 🇪🇺 Health Ministers the roadmap for a coordinated exit strategy from the #COVID19 pandemic. It is based on scientific evidence, and can only succeed if 🇪🇺 solidarity and coordination continues.
🆕Guidelines to help Member States ease the pressure on hospitals during #coronavirus by: ▶️transferring patients to hospitals in other countries where places are available ▶️sending qualified medical teams across borders Details here: #EUsolidarity
Convalescent plasma could be a promising treatment for #Coronavirus We invite blood-collection services to apply for funding of plasma donation equipment via the Emergency Support Instrument More: #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus 🇪🇺#StrongerTogether
Coronavirus: Member States agree on an interoperability solution (decentralized apps) Felice di aver contribuito a questo risultato.
Die stockt die Mittel für Rückholungen ✈️ von EU-Bürgern und für die Einrichtung eines Vorrats an medizinischer Ausrüstung um 75 Millionen Euro auf. : Das ist ein weiteres Beispiel dafür, wie das 🇪🇺 Mehrwert schaffen kann.
EU Commission guidance on gradually restoring transport, travel and tourism - including specific guidance on free movement
#EUAntitrust 🇪🇺 Commission seeks feedback on commitments offered by Aspen to reduce prices for six off-patent cancer medicines by 73% to address Commission's concerns over excessive pricing ⬇️
We are supporting health authorities and healthcare professionals in all EU countries in tackling the #coronavirus crisis. We have mobilised additional €122 million from to boost urgently needed research into the virus. More →
Interested in how the Commission’s CAP #EUBudget proposals compare? Let the graphs speak! 📊 Compare what the post-#Brexit CAP was to get under the 2018 MFF proposal & what the higher, front-loaded & better targeted 2020 update implies. More info here:
Raloxifene, a generic drug used to treat osteoporosis, was identified as a potential drug for #COVID19. Scientists, among them ERC grantee Marcin Nowotny , used supercomputers and #AI to break new ground in the fight against the #coronavirus.
La Commissione europea decide che sulla App contro #COVID-19 debba esserci un approccio coordinato a livello europeo in modo da essere pienamente rispettoso delle norme EU sulla protezione dei dati. Ah quindi non erano fisime?
🇱🇺 scheme that we approved today enables the granting of guarantees on loans at favourable terms to help business cover immediate working capital and investment needs and continue their activities in these difficult times of #CoronaCrisis.
#EUHaveYourDay on the #EUPharmaStrategy Share your views on: ➡️Strategic autonomy & manufacturing of medicines ➡️Access to affordable medicines ➡️Innovation ➡️Environmental sustainability & health challenges Deadline: 15 September 2020 Press release: 1/2
Guidance on clinical trials during the #COVID19 pandemic, including key changes to: ➡️Distribution of the investigational medicinal products ➡️Monitoring ➡️Remote source data verification (SDV) ➡️Communication with authorities Read more: #StrongerTogether
The EU Commission is launching its #EUGreenDeal and that includes a two-pager on sustainable mobility. Is it any good? In short, no. [Thread]
❓✅Learn more about vaccinations in our 🇶&🅰️. Topics discussed include vaccine safety, vaccination coverage and much more #VaccinesWork #VaccinationSummit19
EU beef exports to Korea resume after almost 20 years
. President-elect this morning presented her team of designated Commissioners and their programme to #EPplenary, ahead of vote of approval of the Commission. Full speech available in EN, FR & DE here
🇪🇺🇬🇧 Joint statement by President and Prime Minister :
& adopt our proposal to postpone the application of the Medical Devices Regulation Fighting the #coronavirus pandemic is our top priority including through availability of medical devices & patient safety More: #StrongerTogether
Will the digital revolution be good for everyone's health? You can find the the #SoHEU report and country profiles here:
Ebola epidemic in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo is worsening the humanitarian situation. We are stepping up our support with 50 m€, which will increase access to health care and clean water + improve nutrition status of families.
EU negotiator Michel Barnier says "after four days of discussions, serious divergences remain" "The EU expects, in turn, its positions to be better understood and respected in order to reach an agreement "We need an equivalent engagement by the UK"
Strong statement by in response to #COP26 being postponed: EU’s plan to increase #NDC is on track and EU keen to work with others to increase ambition (when time is right after #COVID19 )
The EU, Iceland and Norway are close climate partners. We are stepping up our cooperation: 🇮🇸 and 🇳🇴 are joining the #EffortSharing and #LULUCF regulations to reduce #GHG emissions by 40% by 2030. Together we can achieve more! 👉🏻
La 🇪🇺 ha presentado hoy un nuevo Plan de Acción de #EconomíaCircular ♻️ enmarcado dentro del Acuerdo Verde Europeo con el fin de establecer una hoja de ruta hacia una descarbonización de la economía y la neutralidad climática🌱 Más información👉
👍 🙏❤️😇🇪🇺 United in their ambition & determined to share across the Union ❤️COVID-19: Commission creates first ever rescEU stockpile of medical equipment
Et voilà, the glorious Digital Services Act consultation is out at last.
has signed an agreement with for Remdesivir. It secures access for 🇪🇺 Member States to treatment for 30 000 seriously ill #COVID19 patients between August and October 👉 #StrongerTogether
#Coronavirus: European roadmap shows path towards common lifting of containment measures Returning to normality.. will require a carefully coordinated & European approach.. based on science & in the spirit of solidarity: #StrongerTogether
"The global response: Working together to help the world get better." ➡️Joint op-ed by 🇮🇹, 🇫🇷, Angela Merkel 🇩🇪, 🇳🇴, 🇪🇺, 🇨🇦 and 🇪🇺. #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus
#Disinformation is a huge deterrent in our fight against #coronavirus. No effort needs to be spared in tackling it. Steps forward towards a reinforced 🇪🇺resilience jointly taken by &High Representative . Find out more👉
Big Phil’s resignation statement
On World Blood Donor Day tomorrow we pay tribute all those who, through their generosity, contribute to lifesaving surgeries and treatments for patients across 🇪🇺. Donating blood saves lives. 👉 #StrongerTogether #WorldBloodDonorDay
"On 4 February – #WorldCancerDay – we will start a discussion on Europe's Cancer Plan" 🇪🇺🗒️Read 's speech from yesterday's conference on "Better Access to Cancer Treatment" at the #EU40Talks #CancerEU
Bruxelles propose des critères pour que les pays européens coordonnent mieux leurs mesures de restriction de voyage en cas de dégradation de la situation sanitaire.
Horizon Europe will play a key role in the EU green & digital transitions. The new 2020 Science, Research & Innovation Performance report highlights the need for #EUfunded R&I 🔬to bring about the ecological & digital transitions Europe needs. Read here➡️
👀you at 14h30 #SRIPreport : “R&I is at the core of the response to the unprecedented crisis we are facing and can significantly contribute to the economic recovery" Press release:
Statement by ⁦⁩: As a first step we are currently working on a full flexibilisation of existing funds - such as the structural funds. ... At this juncture, the President is not excluding any options within the limits of the treaty.
EU Commission proposes to revise approach towards EU accession of Western Balkans countries: Q and As: Presumably an attempt to unblock French veto on accession talks starting with Albania and North Macedonia
EU Commission proposes to revise approach towards EU accession of Western Balkans countries: Q and As: Presumably an attempt to unblock French veto on accession talks starting with Albania and North Macedonia
Cancer is a diagnosis that touches too many people. Today we are taking an important step to protect our workers from the exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace and start our work under the #EUCancerPlan. More:
Very important document for the City's future after Brexit has just landed - from the European Commission. It notes increased oversight from EU regulators over third countries financial services. calls it the basis for "robust cooperation"
Die hat im April bereits 43 nationale Beihilfemaßnahmen als Reaktion auf die #Corona-Krise genehmigt. Darunter auch eine 15-Milliarden-€-Unterstützung für die 🇦🇹 Wirtschaft und Garantien für 🇦🇹 Klein- und Mittelbetriebe. 👉
New EU security union strategy published - including specific measures re drugs, firearms trafficking, and child sexual abuse
UK scientists, researchers and businesses can apply for funding from the European Commission’s €1bn Green Deal call, part of the #Horizon2020 programme: . The closing date is 26 January 2021. #GreenDeal
🇪🇺 Nu lanseras en europeisk covid-19-dataplattform som gör det möjligt att snabbt samla in och dela alla tillgängliga forskningsdata. Plattformen är ytterligare en milstolpe i EU:s ansträngningar att stödja forskare i kampen mot coronautbrottet. 💉🔬😷 ➡️
"We must strive for more. And we must do so together, all hands on deck." #ICYMI 's full speech on the #CancerEU plan is now available here: cc
"No one life should endure suffering or be lost to hepatitis and no one nation can solve this issue alone. We must therefore band together and strive jointly to secure a 2030 where hepatitis is eliminated" #WorldHepatitisDay
We will only defeat #COVID19 w/ 🌍 solidarity & unity. With the launch of the ACT-Accelerator Facilitation Council, we get together to speed up the development & equal distribution of vaccines, therapeutics & diagnostics for everyone. #StrongerTogether
EU REPORT on illegal hate speech online. In 2016, the tech companies removed 40% of flagged content within 24 hours. Today, they remove 90%. The one company that systemitcally informs users who flag content about how that content is handled: Facebook
Great news: The European Universities application "NeurotechEU" including the University of Bonn was successful! ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁦⁩ and many others
Full Barnier speech here. Essentially the Commission seem to be setting up this year's debate, first with Member States and European Parliament, then with the UK, on the conditions that must be in place for a zero tariffs and quota deal.
"It is unacceptable [in the EU] ...that access to care is not equal for all. Member States, the pharmaceutical industry, payers and healthcare providers, patient advocates all have a huge role to play here." EU Public Health Commissioner Kyriakides
Want to keep & attract #AI talent in the #EUResearchArea? The #EUDigitalEducation invests in ‘AI ethics by design’ for researchers & innovators📱 #DEAP #InvestEUResearch Learn more👉
How can we improve gender equality? The new strategy outlines how: - Ending violence against women - Narrowing the gender pay gap - More women as leaders - Gender mainstreaming in EU policies A great step towards a #UnionOfEquality. 🔗
Unless EU member states’ border restrictions comply with these new guidelines, they will be in breach of EU law #COVIDー19 #CoronavirusOutbreak
My statement on U.S. countermeasures in the Airbus dispute 👇🏻
Cambodia loses duty-free access to the EU market
This is the second Ebola vaccine that the authorises through in less than a year. It confirms once again that the EU remains at the forefront of the global effort to save lives from this virus. #StrongerTogether
Significant Impact of COVID-19 - EU is to postpone date of application of the new Medical Devices Regulation until 26th May 2021- important because as things currently stand UK will have left transition period by that point- query future alignment? ..
State of Health in the EU 2019: 5 big trends in the transformation of health systems: 1. vaccine hesitancy 2. digital transformation of HP/DP 3. gaps in health care accessibility 4. health workforce skill mix innovations 5. access to medicines
. just published #EnergySystemIntegration and #hydrogenstrategy | Press conference ongoing | #EUGreenDeal #systemintegration #sectorintegration #hydrogen
#Illegalfishing : EU lifts #Taiwan yellow card following reforms "I welcome the considerable efforts undertaken by Taiwan to reform its fisheries legal framework, implement new control tools and improve traceability of marine fisheries products". #IUU
How is the EU responding to #COVID19? ▶️Coordination with Member States ▶️Repatriation ▶️Technical Guidance ▶️Funding ▶️Research ▶️And more Read the details in the Q+A: … And on the dedicated webpage: … #coronavirus
.: “This is an important step to address some of the fundamental issues distorting global trade. I welcome the fact that the United States and Japan share this view.”
Western Balkans and Eastern Partners continue to meet visa liberalisation requirements. Visa-free travel brings economic and social benefits. Progress comes with responsibility to 👉✅curb irregular migration, ✅fight corruption & organised crime.
“We must not waste a second in our fight against #coronavirus. This equipment is fundamental for our health professionals – the brave and resilient women and men at the front line - to keep saving lives:” Press release on #medicaldevices
Our blood truly is the river of life: without it, nobody can survive & there is no substitute for human blood This #WorldBloodDonorDay, we thank all those making life-saving gifts of blood & plasma 🙏 Read the statement from : #WBDD2020
We issued new antitrust guidance to facilitate cooperation among Europe's businesses in fighting #coronavirus. This will help boost the supply of essential products and services in high demand - particularly in the health sector. More →
To respond to joint call for action from health actors, EU is joining forces with France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Norway and Saudi Arabia to host an online pledging event to fund the development of a vaccine against #COVID-19. ⁦
Our Employment Support package contains a series of proposals to provide an ‘#EUBridgetoJobs’ for the next generation: 👩‍🎓 #YouthEmployment 👨‍💻 #EUSkillsAgenda 👩‍🍳 #EUVocationalSkills ✍️ #Europass More about our proposals: #NextGenerationEU
. “As long as the coronavirus threatens lives somewhere, we are not safe. This is the core of international partnerships. We need to work together & tackle our shared challenges” #TeamEurope #StrongerTogether
Today more than ever the protection & promotion of #safety and #health at work are of the utmost importance for workers, companies, and the society at large. We have just issued the #covid19 guidance for a safe return to #workplace 👉 #health #OSH
📢Today, the has proposed a new Regulation for the #EuroHPC to maintain and advance Europe’s leading role in #supercomputing and #quantum computing Find out more➡️ #HPC #DigitalEU 🇪🇺
EU Commission launched a dedicated website with guidelines on how, when & where travel within the EU is possible: Zeit compares this to medieval times when you had to watch out for highwaymen and re-route based on new information
Het is onze gezamenlijke verantwoordelijkheid, morele verplichting en gedeeld belang om kwetsbare landen en mensen te ondersteunen waar we kunnen. Samen staan we sterk, ook in en voor de wereld.
Speaking at #EUCharter conference today. The EU Charter of #FundamentalRights is a symbol of our shared European identity. It reminds us that we are a community that shares common values.
Happy birthday to the Withdrawal Agt! First version delivered 14 Nov 2018 1/
Across the EU, #COVID19-related deaths in long-term care facilities represent a large % of all COVID-related deaths Today's guidance on surveillance addresses this vulnerable group in a particularly challenging situation: #Coronavirus 🇪🇺#StrongerTogether
On 4 May, President is hosting an online pledging conference to help address the immediate funding gaps to come up with innovative and equitable solutions for #covid19.
11 nations will receive 2000 children from camps in Greece (Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Luxembourg, Lithuania & Slovenia). Norway, once a pioneer for refugees, must now follow. ⁦
We're proposing greater clarity & more predictability on measures restricting free movement in 🇪🇺 These recommendations aim to avoid further disruption of our fragile economies & additional uncertainty for citizens Read more: #StrongerTogether
It is only by working together 🌍 in solidarity that we can defeat the #coronavirus. 📍#TeamEurope is committed to the success of the #COVAX Facility and facilitating access to a vaccine for all. #StrongerTogether 👉
“Your heart and my heart, Are very, very old friends" Beautiful Hafez' poem honours human soul connection. What better theme for #WorldHeartDay than the one echoing 'my heart, your heart'? Take good care of both ❤️ ➡️
.: “Trade isn't just about doing trade deals. After many years of hard work this announcement means that Dutch and Danish farmers gain a new market to sell their beef. Once again the EU is delivering for our agricultural sector.”
EU, U.S. and Japan agree on new ways to strengthen global rules on industrial subsidies
Präsidentin kündigt neue Maßnahmen an, um die Folgen des Corona-Ausbruchs einzudämmen: "Wir werden alle uns zur Verfügung stehenden Instrumente nutzen, um sicherzustellen, dass die europäische Wirtschaft den Turbulenzen trotzen kann." Details
State of Health in the EU: shift to prevention and primary care is the most important trend across countries
#EU4Health - “Our first objective is to be better prepared to react & protect our citizens should a similar cross border crisis hit us in the future.” Vragen en antwoorden over het 🆕 EU4Health-programma #NextGenerationEU #StrongerTogether
#Coronavirus knows no borders. It affects each and everyone of us globally. The EU is mobilizing €15.6 billion to support partner countries around the world in the fight against coronavirus 🔗 #StrongerTogether #EUsolidarity
GIRP welcomes the guidelines on optimisation of supply of #medicines during #COVID19 outbreak. The guidelines recognise that #healthcaredistributors must be allowed to continue operating at full capacity and supply medicinal products.
Die EU 🇪🇺 stärkt Wirtschaft in #Corona-Pandemie. Bereits beschlossen: * 750 Mrd. € Notfallprogramm ⁦⁩ * 37 Mrd. € Investitions-Offensive⁩ * Aussetzung Stabilitätspakt & Lockerung Beihilferegeln, maximale Beinfreiheit für nationale Budgets
#EU “Vaccines save 3 million lives a year. It should be more.” - JunckerEU’s speech at the #vaccinationsummit2019: — Natasha Bertaud (NatashaBertaud) September 12, 2019
This follows talks with Merkel & the EU President pledging yesterday that the bloc would raise its climate target to at least a 55% cut by 2030 (a 15% uplift on existing goal) & Net Zero by 2050.
Récapitulatif des actions dans la lutte #COVID2019 Flexibilité de l'utilisation des ressources, nouvelles initiatives, procédures simplifiées, coordination accélérée et une communication quotidienne
Like to know how this statement on NI/protocol moves so quickly from no-business-as-usual to see-ya-in-a-month given how much harder/longer it delays business planning ability. And the UK agreed to this? Am I missing something?
Just a reminder that December 1st marks the 10th anniversary of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.
Germany committed €383 million to support the COVID-19 response. Of this funding, €150 million is earmarked for the 's Response Mechanism.
#OTD in 2019, spoke at the Global Vaccination Summit. And now, more than ever, his words are echoing: "Nous devons avant tout rétablir et assurer la confiance du grand public dans les vaccins. À cet égard, nous avons tous un rôle à jouer..."
Great news this Monday: 🟢 green light for the #Vaccine against #Ebola. This is a major step forward in saving lives! Full text ➡️
An interesting nugget in the EU’s No Deal prep announcements today. It looks like the UK will have the option to pay into H2020 up to the end of *2020*, not just 2019. ✅ That’s good news, but... 1/n
EC public consultation on Europe's Beating Cancer Plan #EUCancerPlan ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
. published #EuropeanSemester2020 #CSRs Recommendations for a coordinated response to the #COVID19 pandemic, covering areas such as investing in public health and resilience of the health sector, saving jobs, investing in people and skills.
Watch out exporting emerging economies (incl China, India). on carbon taxes ().
New rules on short-stay visas to the EU make it easier for the millions of legitimate travellers to apply for a #visa (6 months ahead instead 3 months), facilitating #tourism and #business, while providing more resources for countering irregular migration
EU climate chief says the EU Commission is committed to make Cop26 a success and to deliver on the Green Deal. "We will not slow down our work domestically or internationally to prepare for an ambitious COP26, when it takes place."
#Coronavirus Commission issues practical guidance on using the flexibilities of the #EUpublicprocurement for rapidly purchasing #PersonalProtectiveEquipment #medicines and #ventilators to be supplied to those who need them as quickly as possible #COVID19
An additional 10 million Euro from EU to respond to locust outbreak in East Africa. As ⁦⁩ stresses, aims to tackle root causes of natural disaster and to protect livelihoods and production. ⁦⁩ ⁦
Loukianos Gatzoulis presents critical role of #EuropeanSemester and focus areas in country recommendations #EPH2019 More at
“The ultimate measure of success will not be how fast we can develop tools – it will be how equally we can distribute them.” — said ⁦⁩ at the #Coronavirus Global Response pledging event:
COVID-19: €232 million to tackle outbreak - Huge contribution from ⁦ - Leadership in action