The European Commission has presented a package of measures that includes a series of actions to strengthen EU health preparedness against future outbreaks.
Representatives from the financial sector, business, and consumer organizations have presented a list of “Best Practices” so that different market participants can support citizens and businesses throughout the pandemic. The European Commission welcomes that document.
The European Commission has presented a European strategy to accelerate the development, manufacturing and deployment of vaccines against the pandemic. In drawing the strategy, the Commission has taken into account the considerations of the EU Health Ministers, with the aim of creating a joint approach.
To help countries respond to the pandemic, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a package of €7.5 billion of new financing for projects related to health, private sector, clean transport, education, and energy.
The European Commission has awarded nearly €166 million to 36 companies set to combat the coronavirus via the European Innovative Council (EIC) Accelerator Pilot. These companies will contribute to the fight against the pandemic through its participation in projects such as on expanding the production of bio-decontamination wipes or developing an antibody platform to treat severe cases of infection.
The European Commission has presented a report on the EU’s Science, Research, and Innovative Performance. In that document, it is analyses how Europe performs in the global context and it highlights the need for research and innovation to support sustainable growth.
The European Commission has presented its European Recovery Plan, a proposal with which the Commission intends to repair the damage in a sustainable, uniform, inclusive and fair way for all Member States. The Executive proposes:
The European Commission has published a series of tips to identify possible scams when shopping online. Those are some of the recommendations: