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‘Strategic autonomy for Europe – the aim of our generation’ – speech by President Charles Michel to the Bruegel think tank

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

It is a pleasure and a privilege to speak to you today under the aegis of the Bruegel Institute. Your contributions to the debate on Europe do not go unnoticed; they have an impact. European strategic autonomy. Or sovereignty? Or strength? We all know that concepts and words can take on different connotations depending on […]

COVID-19: More flexibility for deploying EU budget money

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

April 22, 2020 | The EU is taking further urgent measures to make the best use of cohesion policy money to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. The Council today adopted a second legislative act in less than a month amending the rules on the use of EU structural funds, which underpin EU cohesion policy. These changes […]

Federal Reserve announces its Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility is fully operational and available to provide liquidity to eligible financial institutions

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

April 16, 2020 The Federal Reserve on Thursday announced that its Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility is fully operational and available to provide liquidity to eligible financial institutions, which will help support small businesses. The Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, guarantees loans extended by qualified lenders to small businesses so that those […]

Federal Reserve takes additional actions to provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans to support the economy

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

April 9, 2020 | The Federal Reserve on Thursday took additional actions to provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans to support the economy. This funding will assist households and employers of all sizes and bolster the ability of state and local governments to deliver critical services during the coronavirus pandemic. “Our country’s highest priority […]

10 things the EU is doing to fight the coronavirus

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

April 2, 2020 Find out what the European Institutions are doing to mitigate the impact of the Covid19 outbreak, protect people and the economy and promote solidarity. 1. Slowing the spread of the virus To help limit the transmission of the virus in Europe and beyond, the EU has closed its external borders to non-essential […]

EEAS SPECIAL REPORT: DISINFORMATION ON THE CORONAVIRUS – SHORT ASSESSMENT OF THE INFORMATION ENVIRONMENT

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

With the outbreak of COVID-19, we have seen the proliferation of significant quantities of news, myths, and disinformation about it – coming from various sources both within and outside of the European Union. The World Health Organisation has stated that the outbreak of and response to COVID-19 has been accompanied by a massive “infodemic”, which […]

The Coronavirus pandemic and the new world it is creating

Monday, March 30th, 2020

23/03/2020  COVID-19 will reshape our world. We don’t yet know when the crisis will end. But we can be sure that by the time it does, our world will look very different. How different will depend on the choices we make today. “COVID-10 will reshape our world. We don’t yet know when the crisis will […]

Greenville Mayor Takes Emergency Action to Halt Spread of COVID-19

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

City of Greenville Mayor Knox White took emergency action to stop the spread of COVID-19 by requiring bars, restaurants and breweries to limit service to curbside pick-up and drive-thru, closing indoor eating and drinking areas effective close of business March 17. White declared a citywide state of emergency after hosting a teleconference with representatives of […]

COVID-19: Commission sets out European coordinated response to counter the economic impact of the Coronavirus

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

COVID-19 is a severe public health emergency for our citizens, societies and economies with infections in all Member States. It is also a major economic shock to the EU. The Commission therefore presents today an immediate response to mitigate the socio-economic impact of  the COVID-19 outbreak, centred on a European coordinated response. The Commission will […]

EU-UK relations: Council Gives go-Ahead for Talks to Start and Adopts Negotiating Directives

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

The Council today adopted a decision authorising the opening of negotiations for a new partnership with the UK, and formally nominating the Commission as EU negotiator. The Council also adopted negotiating directives which constitute a mandate to the Commission for the negotiations. The Council has adopted a clear and strong mandate for our negotiator, Michel […]