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    • Interactive map shows Covid-19 vaccine production capacities in the EU

      Interactive map shows Covid-19 vaccine production capacities in the EU

      The European Commission published an interactive map showcasing Covid-19 vaccine production capacities in the EU, along the entire supply chain. The mapping tool is based on data gained through the work of the Task Force for Industrial Scale-up of Covid-19 vaccine production, on data collected during the matchmaking event organised by the Commission in March, as well as publicly available information and information shared by Member States.

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    • EC opens infringement procedures against 12 Member States

      EC opens infringement procedures against 12 Member States

      The European Commission opened infringement procedures against 12 Member States for failing to transpose EU rules banning unfair trading practices in the agri-food sector. The Commission sent letters of formal notice to Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia and Spain requesting them to adopt and notify the relevant measures. The Member States have now two months to reply.

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    • EC approves €525.3m aid for German Condor

      EC approves €525.3m aid for German Condor

      The European Commission has found €525.3 million aid package by Germany in favour of the airline Condor, in context of coronavirus outbreak, is in line with EU State aid rules. The approval of the aid package, based on three separate Commission's decisions, relates to two measures to compensate Condor for damages suffered as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, worth in total €204.1 million, and €321.2 million of restructuring support to enable Condor's return to viability.

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    • EU reaches a new milestone in its vaccines strategy

      EU reaches a new milestone in its vaccines strategy

      EU is among the world leaders in vaccination process, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday. „Our target was to protect 70% of adults in the European Union with at least one vaccination in July. Today we have achieved this target. And 57% of adults already have the full protection of double vaccination“, she said in a statement, pointing out that these figures put Europe among the world leaders.

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    • EC urges Google not to mislead consumers

      EC urges Google not to mislead consumers

      The European Commission and the Consumer Protection Cooperation authorities, under the lead of the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets and the Belgian Directorate General for Economic Inspection, have issued a formal letter to Google asking them to be more transparent and comply with EU law. The letter confirms that consumers needed to be aware of the results of their searches in Google's online engine are ranked and it should be noted whether payments may influence the ranking.

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    • Loneliness has doubled across the EU since the pandemic: report

      Loneliness has doubled across the EU since the pandemic: report

      One in four EU citizens reported feeling lonely during the first months of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report from the Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), presented on Monday. The report contains the latest scientific evidence on loneliness and social isolation in the EU, and analyses the survey by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, showing that feelings of loneliness doubled across all age groups in the early months of the pandemic, EC Press service reported.

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    • EU steps up fight against ransomware

      EU steps up fight against ransomware

      The EU law enforcement agency Europol announced new initiatives to step up fight against ransomware as it marked five years of its „No More Ransom“ project. Europol said it had revamped its website to allow easier access to decryption tools and other help in over 30 languages.

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    • EC urges Member States to comply to copyright rules

      EC urges Member States to comply to copyright rules

      The European Commission announced it had asked 23 Member States to share information about how the rules included in the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (Directive 2019/790/EU) are being enforced into their national legislation. The 23 countries are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia and Slovakia.

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    • Brussels coordinates humanitarian aid to migrants in Lithuania

      Brussels coordinates humanitarian aid to migrants in Lithuania

      Following a request for assistance from Lithuania, the European Commission is helping European countries send support through the European Civil Protection Mechanism. Lithuania asked for help following increased arrivals of migrants and asylum seekers coming from the Middle East and Africa and entering Lithuania via the border with Belarus. Already twelve countries have offered support such as tents, beds and generators. The Commission coordinates the delivery and finances up to 75% of the costs for transporting the assistance, EC Press service reported.

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