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MEPs call for binding 2030 targets for materials use and consumption footprint

Lawmakers in the European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) on Wednesday adopted the report on the new EU Circular...

Ireland's private hospitals to be used as public amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Irish government announced that the country’s private hospitals are set to be leased for use as public ones for the duration of the...

Public opinion in Italy, Spain, France in favour of lockdown measures

Italian, Spanish and French citizens are in their vast majority supportive of the heavily restrictive measures imposed by their countries to contain the spread...

Trials for coronavirus vaccine could start next month in the UK

The British government’s health agency said that safety trials of a coronavirus vaccine developed by researchers at Oxford University could start on humans next...

EPP Vice-President Muresan calls for suspension of tariffs on all protective and medical equipment

In a letter sent on Wednesday to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, the Vice-President of European People's Party in the EU Parliament, Siegfried...

IOM and UNHCR temporarily suspend resettlement departures for refugees

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), decided to temporarily suspend resettlement departures for refugees, over health concerns...

EU's chief Brexit negotiator Barnier tests positive for COVID-19

Michel Barnier, EU's chief Brexit negotiator announced he has tested positive for COVID-19. In a tweet published on Thursday, the 69-year-old official said he is...

Von der Leyen optimistic about COVID-19 vaccine before autumn

In a video published prior to Tuesday's teleconference meeting with EU27 leaders, Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission President and a trained doctor herself...

EIB to mobilise €40 bn to fight COVID-19 crisis

On Monday, Eurozone finance ministers held a videoconference on the response to the crisis cause by COVID-19 outbreak in Europe, as the EU and...

EU27 leaders greenlight European border shutdown

The leaders of the EU27 bloc gave the nod on Tuesday to the Commission's proposal for a 30-day non-essential travel ban from third countries...

Why everyone is buying toilet paper and how you can manage this period of isolation due to Coronavirus

The trigger for writing this article was the difficulty we had in understanding why so many people are buying big quantities of toilet paper. ...

Macron says France is 'at war' with Coronavirus

As the European Commission proposed on Monday a 30-day non-essential travel ban from third countries to the EU in a last-ditch effort to stem...

EP Civil Liberties Chairman Aguilar demands proportionality and solidarity within the EU

Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar, a member of the Socialists and Democrats group in the European Parliament and Chairman of the Committee on Civil Liberties,...

Commission offers financing to German biopharma CureVac for COVID-19 vaccine

The European Commission announced on Monday it had offered €80bn of financial support to the German pharmaceutical company CureVac, to speed up the development...

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