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European Commission calls for co-ordinated response to pandemic

European Commission calls for co-ordinated response to pandemic

| April 7, 2020

In a video message recorded at the European Commision on Tuesday, 7 April, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, stressed the need for a coordinated global response and announced that the European Union is securing more than 15 billion euros to provide help worldwide in the fight against coronavirus. She said that the EU stands […]

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EU announces measures to support EU farmers

EU announces measures to support EU farmers

| April 6, 2020

The European Commission has announced new measures to help farmers during the corona virus outbreak. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, today (Monday) expressed her gratitude to these Europeans who’ve volunteered to work on Europe’s farms, but she says the farmers still need more…

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EU cuts taxes and duties on emergency equipment from outside

EU cuts taxes and duties on emergency equipment from outside

| April 6, 2020

The European Commission has decided to scrap taxes and duties on emergency medical supplies from non-EU countries. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, said today (6 April) that removing the cost barriers will make a big difference…

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EU to help keep firms going and people working through crisis

EU to help keep firms going and people working through crisis

| April 1, 2020

The EU has announced a new plan to help companies to stay in business and to help their workers earn money during the corona virus outbreak. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, announced an initiative called SURE – State supported short-time working – to help the Europeans during the crisis…

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EU Commission chief takes action over corona virus misinformation

EU Commission chief takes action over corona virus misinformation

| April 1, 2020

The number of false claims about the coronavirus outbreak online or on social media has been increasing, and the European Commission is taking action. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced the launch of a special section on the coronavirus response, available on the following website: https://ec.europa.eu/coronavirusresponse. And she warned against the perpetrators of dangerous […]

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NATO active in covid-19 fight

NATO active in covid-19 fight

| April 1, 2020

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has reminded journalists of the role the Alliance is playing in the fight against the covid-19 pandemic. Military cargo planes have ferried essential medical supplies to countries in need while less-affected countries have been helping with supplies under NATO organisation. Mr Stoltenberg highlighted the degree of cross-border co-operation among the […]

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NATO helps in Covid-19 fight

NATO helps in Covid-19 fight

| April 1, 2020

As NATO Foreign Ministers plan for tomorrow’s on-line meeting, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke of the Alliance’s role in fighting the pandemic. In an on-line press conference on the eve of the meeting, he told journalists that NATO is already very active in dealing with the covid-19 outbreak…

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