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Protectionism and open markets

Thanks to the European Union’s successful intervention, European companies generated €8 billion in additional exports in 2019. The high number of new restrictions that hinder EU exports shows however that protectionism has become deeply ingrained in global trade. These are some of the findings of the Commission’s annual Trade and Investment Barriers Report published today. […]


€11.5 billion for crisis in 2020

The Commission has today proposed modifications to its budget for 2020 to make €11.5 billion for crisis repair and recovery available already in 2020. Once available, the funds will go to help the regions most in need, support businesses and those in need outside EU borders. Commissioner Johannes Hahn in charge of the budget said: […]


Digital Education Action Plan

Today, the Commission is launching an EU-wide open public consultation to ensure that its forthcoming new Digital Education Action Plan will reflect the EU’s education and training experience during the Coronavirus crisis. The pandemic saw the widespread closure of schools and universities with a switch to distance and online learning and the use of digital […]


Taxonomy Regulation and Sustainable Finance

The European Commission has today welcomed the adoption by the European Parliament of the Taxonomy Regulation – a key piece of legislation that will contribute to the European Green Deal by boosting private sector investment in green and sustainable projects. It will help create the world’s first-ever “green list” – a classification system for sustainable […]


Coronavirus: European Commission backs international initiative to facilitate trade in healthcare products

The ongoing global coronavirus crisis has highlighted the need for a collective response from the international community to reinforce preparedness for this and future crises. Following a first discussion among EU ministers, Commissioner for Trade Phil Hogan today shared the European Commission’s ideas for an international initiative to facilitate trade in healthcare products with a […]


Re-open EU: Commission launches a website to safely resume travelling and tourism in the EU

Today, the Commission is launching ‘Re-open EU‘, a web platform to support a safe relaunch of travelling and tourism across Europe. It will provide real-time information on borders and available means of transport and tourism services in Member States. Re-open EU will also include practical information provided by Member States on travel restrictions, public health […]


European Defence Fund: €205 million to boost the EU’s strategic autonomy and industrial competitiveness

The Commission announced today 16 pan-European defence industrial projects and three disruptive technology projects that will benefit from €205 million financing through the two precursor programmes of a fully-fledged European Defence Fund: the Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR) and the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP). Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President for a Europe Fit […]


Commissioner Simson remarks

Three weeks ago, the Commission presented the Recovery Plan for Europe, a package including a new recovery instrument, the Next Generation EU of 750 billion EUR, and a reinforced MFF of 1.1 trillion. This is a sizeable, balanced plan, with green deal investments at its heart. I strongly believe that investing in future-looking technologies and […]


Pharmaceutical Strategy: European Commission launches open public consultation

Today, the European Commission is launching an online public consultation on the Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe. Coming in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Strategy, which will also inform the newly proposed EU4Health Programme and align with Horizon Europe for research and innovation, will aim to ensure Europe’s supply of safe and affordable medicines […]


BREXIT : The EU rejects UK cherry-picking

Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee MEPs reiterate their overwhelming support for the EU position in the talks between the European Union and the UK on their future relationship. In a draft resolution, adopted ahead of the 15 June High Level Conference with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, European Council President Charles Michel and Commission President […]