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05 Jun
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Eurostat publishes a statistical portrait of the European Union compared with G20 countries

Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Union, has published the latest edition of the publication “The EU in the world”, which provides a portrait of the European Union (EU), considered as a single entity, in comparison with the 16 non-EU Group of Twenty countries (G20). The G20 brings together the world major advanced and […]

02 Jun
digital service act

European Commission launches consultation to seek views on Digital Services Act package

Today, 2 June, the European Commission has launched a public consultation on the Digital Services Act, a landmark package announced by President von der Leyen in her political guidelines and in the Commission’s Communication “Shaping Europe’s Digital Future” of 19 February. Until 8 September The consultation seeks to gather views, evidence and data from people, […]

29 May
EU Budget

EU Budget 2021 must be an important part of the COVID-19 recovery plan

European Union: The 2021 budget priorities should be to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and support the recovery, building on the Green Deal and digital transformation. In the resolution by rapporteur Pierre Larrouturou (S&D, FR), adopted by the Committee on Budgets on Thursday (28 May) by 33 votes against 4, with 1 abstention, […]

28 May
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Eurostat: Three quarters of utility workers are men

In 2019, 4.6 million persons aged 15 years or older were employed in the utilities sector in the European Union (EU), representing 2.3% of all persons employed, according to Eurostat. The utilities sector covers electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (31% of the employment in the sector), waste collection, treatment and disposal activities (22%), […]

26 May
European Union Covid19

COVID-19: Single market must emerge stronger from the crisis, say MEPs

COVID-19: State aid must be temporary, limited and designed to avoid bankruptcies. Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs voiced concerns about the internal market during a debate with Commission Executive Vice-President Vestager on Monday, 25 May. The majority of MEPs perceive the timely state aid schemes as a lifeline for companies during the COVID-19 crisis. […]

22 May

Annual inflation down to 0.3% in April in the euro area

In April 2020, a month marked by COVID-19 containment measures in all countries, the euro area annual inflation rate was 0.3%, down from 0.7% in March. A year earlier, the rate was 1.7%. European Union annual inflation was 0.7% in April 2020, down from 1.2% in March. A year earlier, the rate was 1.9%. These […]

21 May
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Protection of workers from biological agents: how to classify COVID-19 (EU)

The Employment and Social Affairs Committee will debate with the Commission on Wednesday how to classify SARS-CoV-2, responsible for COVID-19, to protect workers’ health and safety. Yesterday, Members of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee (EMPL) debated with the Commission the proposed classification of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in risk category 3, the second most dangerous […]

21 May
SURE European Union

COVID-19: Council adopts temporary support to mitigate unemployment risks in an emergency (SURE)

COVID-19: Council adopts temporary support to mitigate unemployment risks in an emergency (SURE) As part of its emergency support package to tackle the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis, the EU has put in place a temporary instrument to help workers keep their jobs during the crisis. The Council today adopted SURE, a temporary scheme […]

18 May
Covid19 ILO

The Internal Market Committee will debate the EU’s exit strategy and the impact of COVID-19

European Union: The Internal Market Committee will debate the EU’s exit strategy and the impact of COVID-19 on customs-related initiatives with Commissioners Breton and Gentiloni, respectively. Exit strategy The COVID-19 exit strategy, including gradually lifting lockdown measures and agreeing on the recovery fund, will be the focus of the debate with Internal Market Commissioner Thierry […]

11 May
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Covid-19: European Commission expands temporary framework to recapitalisation aid to companies

The European Commission has adopted a second amendment to extend the scope of the State aid Temporary Framework adopted on 19 March 2020 to enable Member States to support the economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. This follows a first amendment adopted on 3 April 2020. Based on these horizontal rules and in […]


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