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HEALTH: after initial anarchy, Commission proposes to Member States to negotiate together on vaccines

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:24:00 PM

The European Commission is to present, on Wednesday 17 June, an EU strategy for the development of a vaccine against Covid-19 based on Advance Purchase Agreements (see EUROPE B12499A5). But, before that, it must have the political support of the European Health Ministers, who are meeting by videoconference on Friday 12 June.
HEALTH: Commission launches first steps in post-pandemic reflection

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:24:00 PM

The European Commission is indeed working on post-Covid-19, as requested by several European leaders in a joint letter dated Tuesday 9 June. According to several documents, the institution is planning reports on the evaluation of health systems performance, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on their resilience, and investments in health.
SOCIAL: European Commission is not closing door to revision of Directive on protection of workers from biological agents

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:24:00 PM

The European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit, did not seem, at the end of an informal meeting with the Ministers for Employment and Social Policy on Tuesday 9 June, to definitively rule out the possibility of revising Directive 2000/54/EC on the protection of workers from....
ECONOMY: EU Finance Ministers discuss European Recovery Plan

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:24:00 PM

On Tuesday 9 June, finance ministers held an exchange of views on the Recovery Plan for Europe entitled Next Generation EU , which supplements the revised proposal for the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) (see EUROPE B12502A22) Minister Zdravko Marić, who chaired the last ‘Ecofin’....
ENVIRONMENT: NGO HEAL wants to counter appeal by agrochemical companies against decision to ban chlorpyrifos-methyl in EU

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:24:00 PM

The NGO HEAL Health & Environment Alliance ) announced on Wednesday 10 June that it has applied to the European Court of Justice for the right to intervene in legal proceedings concerning the action brought in February by two agrochemical companies against the European Commission’s decision to ban....
FINANCE: High Level Forum on the Capital Markets Union submits its final recommendations to Commission

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:24:00 PM

High Level Forum on the Capital Markets Union submits its final recommendations to Commission. The High Level Forum on the Capital Markets Union (CMU), set up by the European Commission last October (see EUROPE B12346A26) , delivered its final recommendations on Wednesday 10 June.
Give us Canada deal or ELSE! Boris fights back at Barnier's jibes 'We've been pragmatic!' BRITAIN has hit back after Eurocrat Michel Barnier accused the country of wanting the "best of both worlds" on Brexit.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:13:00 PM

The European Union’s chief negotiator said the UK is asking too much and must give “concrete signals” it is ready to compromise. But the government pointed out it only wants the same terms Brussels has already given to other countries, including Canada. “We are not asking for a special, bespoke, or unique deal,” a spokesman said.
Jesse's Journey grants $1M toward the launch of a clinical trial for Duchenne muscular dystrophy in Canada

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:07:00 PM

LONDON, ON June 10, 2020 /CNW/ -  Jesse's Journey, Canada's leader in Duchenne muscular dystrophy funded research, is proud to announce a $1M grant towards a clinical trial evaluating vamorolone in children and adolescents living with Duchenne, the most common fatal genetic disease diagnosed in childhood.
Coronavirus latest: WHO urges Pakistan to lock down

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:04:00 PM

13:10 The 2020 Italian MotoGP , due to take place at the Mugello Circuit, has been canceled, the sport's governing body and promoter announced on Wednesday. A fixture on the Grand Prix motorcycling calendar for almost three decades, the race becomes the eighth to fall by the wayside due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Chinese White Paper Praises Coronavirus Response, but Critics Say Secrecy Costs Lives

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:59:00 PM

On June 7, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported the publication of a government white paper detailing the country’s response to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus outbreak and subsequent pandemic, believed to have originated in the city of Wuhan, Hubei province.
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