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Coronavirus Global Response: European Commission pledges €300 million to Gavi

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

June 04, 2020 | Today, the European Commission is announcing a pledge of €300 million to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, for the period 2021–2025. It will help immunise 300 million children around the world and finance vaccine stockpiles to shield against outbreaks of infectious diseases. Today’s Global Vaccine Summit organised by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance […]

Monetary policy decisions

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

June 04, 2020 | At today’s meeting the Governing Council of the ECB took the following monetary policy decisions: (1) The envelope for the pandemic emergency purchase programme (PEPP) will be increased by €600 billion to a total of €1,350 billion. In response to the pandemic-related downward revision to inflation over the projection horizon, the […]

Fair minimum wages: Commission launches second-stage consultation of social partners

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

June 03, 2020 | Today, the Commission launches the second-stage consultation of European trade unions and employers’ organisations on how to ensure fair minimum wages for all workers in the European Union. This follows the first-stage consultation which was open from 14 January to 25 February 2020, to which the Commission received replies from 23 EU-wide social […]

Transatlantic Business & Investment Council (TBIC) Quarterly: Transatlantic Foreign Direct Investment Analysis & Trends

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

2nd Quarter 2020 [Data for Q4 2019 & Year 2019] The Transatlantic Business & Investment Council (TBIC) is the official European representative of selected counties, cities and corporations from over 30 U.S. States. It is our mission to promote transatlantic trade and investment. To that end, the TBIC bridges the gap between Economic Development Organizations […]

Speech by President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary on the EU Recovery package

Monday, June 1st, 2020

May 27, 2020 | Speech by Ursula von der Leyen “Check against delivery” Mr President, Honourable Members, Europe is a story about generations. And each generation of Europeans has its own story. For our Union’s founding generation, the story was about building a lasting peace where there was only suffering, pain and destruction. For the […]

EACCNY #COVID19 Impact Stories from Our Members – Revinax

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Together with our members we are creating a Video series of first-hand accounts of the Pandemic’s impact, both personally & professionally. We invite you to join us today for a first-hand look at the impact of the global shutdown following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – Today we are featuring Maxime Ros, CEO, @Revinax a EACCNY […]

Tracking Trade During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, June 1st, 2020

May 14, 2020 | With the current fast-changing developments, policy makers need to know what is happening to the economy in real time, but they often must settle for data telling them what happened many weeks ago. And international trade, which links countries through a complex web of supply chains, is an area where timely information […]

EU Reaction to US announcement on breaking ties with the World Health Organisation

Monday, June 1st, 2020

May 30, 2020 | Statement by the President of the Commission Ursula von der Leyen and High Representative/ Vice-President Josep Borrell As the world continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the main task for everyone is to save lives and contain and mitigate this pandemic. The European Union continues to support the WHO in this regard […]

Questions and Answers: The proposed InvestEU Programme

Friday, May 29th, 2020

May 29, 2020 | Why do we need InvestEU for the post-coronavirus recovery? InvestEU is the EU’s proposed flagship investment programme to kick-start the European economy. It is well-placed to provide long-term funding and to support Union policies in the recovery from a deep economic and social crisis. This has been shown with the successful […]

EU budget for recovery: Kick-starting the EU economy by incentivising private investments

Friday, May 29th, 2020

May 29, 2020 | As announced by European Commission President von der Leyen on 27 May 2020, the Commission is aiming to kick-start the EU economy by incentivising private investments. The Commission today proposes a new Solvency Support Instrument, which builds on the existing European Fund for Strategic Investments, to mobilise private resources to urgently support viable European companies […]