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EACCNY Labor Post-Pandemic Series | Managing staffing short of cost-cutting in Europe and the United States

With the help of our members, we are creating a Thought-Leadership series on the impact of COVID-19 on Labor & Employment from the perspective of both sides of the Atlantic. Today, we present Deborah S. Brenneman, Partner at THOMPSON HINE LLP in Ohio, along with Gijs van Nes, Partner & Naud van Doorn, Associate both at NAUTADUTILH in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, who will address “Managing staffing short of cost-cutting in Europe and the United States”. | As the end of the Covid-19...

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Coronavirus: EU Commission approves contract with Moderna to ensure access to a potential vaccine

On November 25, 2020, the European Commission approved a sixth contract under the EU Vaccines Strategy, this time with the pharmaceutical company Moderna. The contract provides for the initial purchase of 80 million doses on behalf of all EU Member States, plus an option to request up to a further 80 million doses, to be supplied once a vaccine has proven to be safe and effective against COVID-19. The contract with Moderna will enlarge the already broad portfolio of vaccines...

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CEA Legal | Real Estate: Personal Liability-Related Challenges Faced By Commercial Landlords During the Pandemic

November 09, 2020 | Recently, Mayor de Blasio signed a new measure into law that bans landlords from attempting or threatening to enforce personal liability clauses in the existing contracts of business owners to whom they have leased their properties. Enacted in May and applied retroactively to the beginning of March, this specific law was set to expire at the end of September. However, as a result of the Mayor’s extension, the law will now apply through March of next...

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ECB | Interview with Helsingin Sanomat: On the recovery and causes of concern

Interview with Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, conducted by Petri Sajari on 24 November 2020 | What are the key risks for the euro area recovery at the moment? The fourth quarter of 2020 will be marked by the measures taken by euro area governments to deal with the new wave of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections that started after the summer. While these containment measures are generally not on the same scale as those taken in March or April, they...

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ECB | Recalibrating to face the pandemic

There is a great deal of anticipation on the markets and in general looking ahead to the ECB’s December meeting. What can we expect from it? We should expect what the President stated very clearly at the last press conference: that the ECB’s Governing Council will reassess the macroeconomic outlook and recalibrate its measures accordingly. The outlook for inflation has clearly deteriorated rather than improved over the past few months owing to the resurgence of the pandemic and the containment...

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Thompson Hine | Government Measures Taken in Response to COVID-19: Country-by-Country Guide 2.0

Since April 2020, we have collaborated with our foreign law firm partners to provide a chart summarizing the economic, labor and employment, health and safety, and export and import measures taken by governments around the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. After a short break, we are back with version 2.0 of our chart with substantive changes to reflect the most pressing and interesting government measures concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. The new version of the chart includes a concise, corporate-focused...

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EIB | BioNTech moves to head of pack in fight against coronavirus

EU financing for COVID-19 vaccine helps German firm close in on a solution with highly effective trial results When Özlem Türeci and her husband, Uğur Şahin, announced that the COVID-19 vaccine developed by their company, BioNTech, had excellent results in its latest tests, the couple took a short break from their round-the-clock research schedule. But only long enough to drink a cup of tea. “It was oolong tea to be precise,” Türeci says. “We both like it and it’s easy to...

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Coronavirus: EU Commission approves contract with CureVac to ensure access to a potential vaccine

Today, the European Commission approved a fifth contract with the European pharmaceutical company CureVac, which provides for the initial purchase of 225 million doses on behalf of all EU Member States, plus an option to request up to a further 180 million doses, to be supplied once a vaccine has proven to be safe and effective against COVID-19. Today's contract with CureVac enlarges the already broad portfolio of vaccines to be produced in Europe, including the contracts signed with AstraZeneca, Sanofi-GSK, Janssen Pharmaceutica...

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EU Commission disburses €14 billion under SURE to nine Member States

The European Commission has disbursed €14 billion to nine EU countries in the second installment of financial support to Member States under the SURE instrument. As part of today's operations, Croatia has received €510 million, Cyprus €250 million, Greece €2 billion, Italy an additional €6.5 billion, Latvia €120 million, Lithuania €300 million, Malta €120 million, Slovenia €200 million and Spain an additional €4 billion. This support, in the form of loans granted on favourable terms, will assist these Member States...

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H&K | COVID-19 Vaccinations Are Coming, But What Will the PREP Act Immunize?

Highlights: Due to the recent announcements of successful trials for a COVID-19 vaccine, healthcare providers are asking about the extent to which the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) will protect them against liability under state and federal law. There is limited case law addressing the applicability of the PREP Act, but the bottom line of the few cases that have examined the question is that the PREP Act is likely to preempt state claims relating to...

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