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Europe's Digital Decade: Commission launches consultation and discussion on EU digital principles
European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 May 2021 Today, as a follow-up to its Digital Decade Communication of 9 March, the Commission is launching a public consultation on the formulation of a set of principles to promote and uphold EU values in the digital space.
Εναρκτήρια Ομιλία του Αντιπροέδρου της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής κ. Μαργαρίτη Σχοινά κατά την Επίσημη Παρουσίαση του Επετειακού Γραμματοσήμου για τα 40 χρόνια από την ένταξη της Ελλάδας στην ΕΕ
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Remarks by Commissioner Stella Kyriakides at the press conference on the EU Strategy for the development and availability of therapeutics
European Commission Speech Brussels, 06 May 2021 Ladies and gentlemen,
Over the past weeks, vaccination is really starting to pick up the pace across the EU. The numbers speak for themselves. Last week we saw ...
ECDC has joined forces with EU-OSHA, the EU agency for occupational safety and health, to explore the use of rapid antigen tests for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in the workplace.
European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 06 May 2021 COVID-19 Therapeutics Strategy COVID-19 Therapeutics Strategy
European Commission Press release Brussels, 06 May 2021 The European Commission is today complementing the successful EU Vaccines Strategy with a strategy on COVID-19 therapeutics to support the development and availability of much-needed COVID-19 therapeutics, including for the treatment of ‘long COVID'.
Each year on 5 May, the “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” campaign takes place as part of a major global effort led by the World Health Organization to mobilise people around the world to increase adherence to hand hygiene in all healthcare settings, thus protecting healthcare workers and patients from healthcare-associated infections caused by various pathogens.
European Commission Press release Brussels, 05 May 2021 Today, the Commission updates the EU Industrial Strategy to ensure that its industrial ambition takes full account of the new circumstances following the COVID-19 crisis and helps to drive the transformation to a more sustainable, digital, resilient and globally competitive economy.
Commission proposes new Regulation to address distortions caused by foreign subsidies in the Single Market
European Commission Press release Brussels, 05 May 2021 The European Commission proposes today a new instrument to address potential distortive effects of foreign subsidies in the Single Market.
European Commission Questions and answers Brussels, 05 May 2021 Questions and Answers on the update of the 2020 Industrial Strategy.
European Commission Factsheet Brussels, 03 May 2021 Factsheet: EU-funded projects to support media freedom and pluralism in the EU EU-funded projects to support media freedom
European Health Union: Commission publishes open public consultation on the European Health Data Space
European Commission Press release Brussels, 03 May 2021 Today, the Commission published an open public consultation on the European Health Data Space (EHDS) - an important building block of the European Health Union.
European Commission Press release Brussels, 29 Apr 2021 Today, the Commission welcomes the adoption of the European Defence Fund (EDF), following the European Parliament's approval.
Biotechnologies: Commission seeks open debate on New Genomic Techniques as study shows potential for sustainable agriculture and need for new policy
European Commission Press release Brussels, 29 Apr 2021 Today, the European Commission published, at the request of the Council, a study on New Genomic Techniques (NGTs).
Since the discovery of SARS-CoV-2, three variants of concern (VOC), first identified in the United Kingdom (B.1.1.7), South Africa (B.1.351), and Brazil (P.1), have been associated with higher transmissibility and severity of disease, with potential implications for acquired immunity or the effectiveness of current vaccines.
European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 Apr 2021 The agreement between EIF and EIT Digital, an innovation community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) supporting the EU's digital transformation, has a maximum volume of €2.5 million.
European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 Apr 2021 Today, the Commission welcomes the adoption of Space Regulation by the co-legislators, confirming the political agreement on the Space Regulation reached in December 2020.
European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 Apr 2021 Today, the Commission welcomes the adoption of the first Single Market Programme by the co-legislators.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) today kicked off a new initiative aimed at strengthening post-marketing monitoring of the safety, effectiveness and impact of COVID-19 vaccines in the EU/EEA.
European Immunization Week (EIW) is marked across the European Region every year in the last week of April. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of immunisation for people’s health and well-being.