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Coronavirus: European Union launches “Team Europe” package to support partner countries with more than €20 billion

09 April 2020
Yesterday, the European Union launched its “Team Europe” package to support partner countries in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and its consequences. The objective of the “Team Europe” approach is to combine resources from the EU, its Member States, and financial institutions, in…
Coronavirus: EU global response to fight the pandemic

Coronavirus: EU global response to fight the pandemic

08 April 2020
On Wednesday 8 April, the European Commission and the High Representative set out plans for a robust and targeted EU response to support partner countries' efforts in tackling the coronavirus pandemic. The EU's collective action will focus on addressing the immediate health crisis and resulting…
The Coronavirus pandemic and the new world it is creating

The Coronavirus pandemic and the new world it is creating

27 March 2020
" COVID-19 will reshape our world. We don’t yet know when the crisis will end. But we can be sure that by the time it does, our world will look very different. How different will depend on the choices we make today ", writes the High Representative for Security and Foreign Policy Josep Borrell in a…
COVID-19: Temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU

COVID-19: Temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU

19 March 2020
EU Leaders agreed to temporary restriction of non-essential travel from third countries into the EU area for 30 days. Any possible prolongation of this period should be assessed depending on further developments. The temporary travel restriction foresees exemptions for nationals of all EU Member…
COVID-19: Statement by the President of the European Parliament and further preventive measures introduced in Council

COVID-19: Statement by the President of the European Parliament and further preventive measures introduced in Council

10 March 2020
European Parliament President David Sassoli said : “ Based on the latest situation in Italy, the European Parliament has updated its measures to protect health, while ensuring the legislative and budgetary work and internal bodies of the Parliament can continue to function. This will also ensure…
COVID-19 outbreak: the presidency steps up EU response by triggering full activation mode of IPCR

COVID-19 outbreak: the presidency steps up EU response by triggering full activation mode of IPCR

03 March 2020
Over the last weeks, the Council has taken a number of steps to coordinate the EU's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The current scale of the outbreak has demonstrated the need to coordinate even more our actions at EU level. The Croatian presidency therefore decided on 2 March 2020 to escalate…
COVID-19: EU working on all fronts, €232 million for global efforts to tackle outbreak

COVID-19: EU working on all fronts, €232 million for global efforts to tackle outbreak

24 February 2020
The European Commission is working around the clock to support EU Member States and strengthen international efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. To boost global preparedness, prevention and containment of the virus the Commission announced, on Monday 24 February, a new aid package worth €232…
EU4Monitoring Drugs: Bursaries for students from European Neighbourhood Policy countries for the 2020 European Drugs Summer School

EU4Monitoring Drugs: Bursaries for students from European Neighbourhood Policy countries for the 2020 European Drugs Summer School

06 January 2020
Professionals, academics or experts from European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) countries will have an opportunity to participate in the European Drugs Summer School (EDSS) in 2020, thanks to five bursaries being offered through the EU4Monitoring Drugs (EU4MD) project. The deadline for applications is…
EU4Monitoring Drugs bursaries offered for the 2020 National Institute on Drug Abuse International Forum in Florida

EU4Monitoring Drugs bursaries offered for the 2020 National Institute on Drug Abuse International Forum in Florida

31 December 2019
Professionals, academics and experts from European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) countries will have the opportunity to participate in the 2020 National Institute on Drug Abuse International Forum, thanks to five bursaries being offered through the EU4Monitoring Drugs (EU4MD) project. The deadline for…
Universal Children's Day celebration

Statement by HR/VP Mogherini on the occasion of Universal Children's Day

19 November 2019
On the occasion of Universal Children's Day on 20 November, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy stated the following : "This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - the most widely…