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Corona and Schengen borders control

14 Schengen countries have notified the European Commission of the reintroduction of border controls due to threats related to the spread of COVID-19: Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Spain, Lithuania, Hungary, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Finland, Switzerland and Norway. A number … Continua a leggere

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The Medical Shock & the Economic Shock, a Pocket Lecture by Professor Richard Baldwin

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The Defense Production Act (DPA) and COVID-19

The United States faces drug and medical supply scarcities due to disrupted supply chains and increased demand. In response, the President may exercise emergency authorities under the Defense Production Act of 1950 to address supply shortages and economic development impacts. … Continua a leggere

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Lawfare Live: National Security After the Coronavirus

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Pandemic emergency purchase programme PEPP

DECISION (EU) 2020/440 OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK of 24 March 2020 (ECB/2020/17) on a temporary pandemic emergency purchase programme CELEX32020D0440ENTXT Article 4 Purchase amounts Purchases shall be carried out under the PEPP to the extent deemed necessary and proportionate … Continua a leggere

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Guidance to the Member States concerning foreign direct investment and free movement of capital from third countries, and the protection of Europe’s strategic assets, ahead of the application of Regulation (EU) 2019/452 (FDI Screening Regulation)

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION Guidance to the Member States concerning foreign direct investment and free movement of capital from third countries, and the protection of Europe’s strategic assets, ahead of the application of Regulation (EU) 2019/452 (FDI Screening Regulation) Communication … Continua a leggere

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Webinar: The eurozone in the Coronavirus crisis: should the ECB finance governments?

The corona crisis has led governments to take extraordinary budgetary measures to avoid an implosion of the economy. This is likely to lead to permanent increases in government debt levels. The most severely hit countries face the legacy of unsustainable … Continua a leggere

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USTR: Response to Coronavirus Crisis

Invites Public Comments to Identify Additional Products Potentially Helpful to U.S. Response Washington, DC – Throughout the process of administering its Section 301 action to combat China’s acts, policies and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation, the … Continua a leggere

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Mario Draghi: We face a war against coronavirus and must mobilise accordingly

https://www.ft.com/content/c6d2de3a-6ec5-11ea-89df-41bea055720b We face a war against coronavirus and must mobilise accordingly

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Letter to the President of the European Union

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Bachelet calls for easing of sanctions to enable medical systems to fight COVID-19 and limit global contagion

Arabic | Chinese | French | Russian | Spanish GENEVA (24 March 2020) – Broad sectoral sanctions should urgently be re-evaluated in countries facing the coronavirus pandemic, in light of their potentially debilitating impact on the health sector and human … Continua a leggere

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Secretary General writes to Viktor Orbán regarding COVID-19 state of emergency in Hungary

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The Commission today proposes the activation of the general escape clause of the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP)

The Commission today proposes the activation of the general escape clause of the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP) as part of its strategy to respond quickly, forcefully and in a coordinated manner to the coronavirus pandemic Coronavirus__Commission ip101_en

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COVID-19: Commission creates first ever rescEU stockpile of medical equipment

Today, the European Commission has decided to create a strategic rescEU stockpile of medical equipment such as ventilators and protective masks to help EU countries in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. President Ursula von der Leyen said: “With the … Continua a leggere

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State aid: Commission adopts Temporary Framework to enable Member States to further support the economy in the COVID-19 outbreak

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Suspension of EU rules on airport slot allocation

On 13 March 2020, the European Commission adopted a legislative proposal to amend Regulation 95/93 on common rules for the allocation of slots at EU airports. The proposal responds to the rapid spread of cases of Covid-19, caused by a … Continua a leggere

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Temporary border controls in the Schengen area

The Schengen Code lays down the common rules governing the management of internal and external EU borders, including rules and procedures concerning the exceptional introduction of border checks at internal borders. There are three cases in which Member States can … Continua a leggere

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Notice On the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak on anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations

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Germany repeals restrictions on foreign trade in certain goods

https://www.bmwi.de/Redaktion/DE/Downloads/B/bundesanzeiger-aufhebung-beschraenkungen.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=4 bundesanzeiger-aufhebung-beschraenkungen I hereby arrange in agreement with the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of Finance on the basis of Section 6 subsection 1 sentence 1 in conjunction with Section 4 subsection 1 number 5 of the Foreign … Continua a leggere

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Future EU-UK Partnership

200318-draft-agreement-gen Future_EU-UK_Partnership__European_Commission_publishes_draft_legal_text The European Commission has today published a draft legal agreement for the future EU-UK partnership. It translates into a legal text the negotiating directives approved by Member States in the General Affairs Council on 25 February 2020, in … Continua a leggere

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The European Court of Human Rights has announced a series of exceptional measures in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

ECHR is taking exceptional measures The court will maintain its essential activities, especially its handling of priority cases. It will also consider urgent requests for interim measures when there is an imminent risk of irreversible harm. The six-month deadline for … Continua a leggere

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Commission sends to Member States draft proposal for a State aid Temporary Framework to support the economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak

Commission sends to Member States draft proposal for a State aid Temporary Framework to support the economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak Last night, the European Commission has sent to Member States for consultation a draft proposal for … Continua a leggere

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EU offers support to German vaccine company coveted by Trump

EU offers support to German vaccine company coveted by Trump

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Messaggio del Rettore Paolo Collini | 12 marzo 2020

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Commission moves to ensure supply of personal protective equipment in the European Union

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_469 COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/402 of 14 March 2020 making the exportation of certain products subject to the production of an export authorisation OJL2020077IFULLENTXT Personal Protective Equipment covers equipment such as masks, protective spectacles and visors, face shields, mouth-nose … Continua a leggere

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Eurogroup, 16 March 2020

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Von der Leyen on Coronavirus response: EU to be determined and united

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COVID-19: Commission sets out European coordinated response to counter the economic impact of the Coronavirus*

State aid Framework Flexibility The main fiscal response to the Coronavirus will come from Member States’ national budgets. EU State aid rules enable Member States to take swift and effective action to support citizens and companies, in particular SMEs, facing … Continua a leggere

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Nota del Presidente della Repubblica Sergio Mattarella

Nota del Presidente della Repubblica Sergio Mattarella L’Italia sta attraversando una condizione difficile e la sua esperienza di contrasto alla diffusione del coronavirus sarà probabilmente utile per tutti i Paesi dell’Unione Europea. Si attende quindi, a buon diritto, quanto meno … Continua a leggere

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Press Conference – ECB President and Vice-President

PRESS CONFERENCE Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, Frankfurt am Main, 12 March 2020 Introductory statement to the press conference (with Q&A) “My point number two has to do with more debt issuance … Continua a leggere

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Is German ban export of medical protection gear due to coronavirus compatible with EU Law ?

https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-germany-exports/germany-bans-export-of-medical-protection-gear-due-to-coronavirus-idUSL8N2AX3D9 BERLIN, March 4 (Reuters) – Germany has banned the export of medical protection gear to avoid supply shortages of masks, gloves and suits as doctors and authorities are racing to contain the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus, officials … Continua a leggere

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European Commission Task Force – Corona Virus

The European Commission is working on all fronts to support efforts to tackle the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This includes ongoing coordination with Member States to share information, assess needs and ensure a coherent EU-wide response. Five commissioners will coordinate the … Continua a leggere

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Serious cross-border threats to health – Gravi minacce per la salute a carattere transfrontaliero – Corona virus

DECISION No 1082/2013/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 22 October 2013 on serious cross-border threats to health and repealing Decision No 2119/98/EC CELEX32013D1082ENTXT DECISIONE N. 1082/2013/UE DEL PARLAMENTO EUROPEO E DEL CONSIGLIO del 22 ottobre 2013 … Continua a leggere

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Consequences of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union for the Court of Justice of the European Union

“The Court of Justice takes formal notice of the fact that the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the EU has the effect of bringing to an end the mandates of the British Members … Continua a leggere

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Brexit: Council adopts decision to conclude the withdrawal agreement

The Council has adopted, by written procedure, the decision on the conclusion of the withdrawal agreement on behalf of the EU. This follows the European Parliament’s vote of consent on 29 January and the signature of the withdrawal agreement by … Continua a leggere

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European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020

An Act to implement, and make other provision in connection with, the agreement between the United Kingdom and the EU under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union which sets out the arrangements for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from … Continua a leggere

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EU Strategy: THE EU AND CHINA ADDRESSING THE SYSTEMIC CHALLENGE

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EU and China: the 25th round of negotiations for the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment.

This week the EU and China held the 25th round of negotiations for the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment. This round saw the second exchange of market access offers on both sides. The Commission will analyse the Chinese offer carefully … Continua a leggere

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CHINESE FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN COUNTRIES OF THE ARCTIC REGION.

Chinese FDI Arctic SEC. 1250J. CHINESE FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN COUNTRIES OF THE ARCTIC REGION. (a) Findings.—Congress finds the following: (1) China is projecting a physical presence in the Arctic through upgrading to advanced icebreakers, utilizing the Arctic Ocean more … Continua a leggere

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US Senate approves Nord Stream 2 Russia-Germany pipeline sanctions

https://www.dw.com/en/us-senate-approves-nord-stream-2-russia-germany-pipeline-sanctions/a-51711980

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