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“The Hackathon is a great way to find innovative and practical solutions to address the COVID crisis that could support the social and economic recovery. At the same time, the hackathon can help to boost the competitiveness of small and bigger businesses in Europe and modernise the value chains that will serve our societies.”… Read More »

Denmark and Scotland find common cause

The European Movement in Scotland
The European Movement in Scotland
Denmark and Scotland find common cause
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In the latest of our European Conversations podcasts Kirsty Hughes talks to Lykke Friis, director of think tank Europa and former Danish minister for climate, energy and gender equality about… Read More »

European Parliament

EU recovery plan

This week, the Resilience and Recovery Facility was approved in the European Parliament, making €672.5 billion in loans and grants available to support reforms and investments undertaken by Member States. We take a look at Spanish, Irish, French, and Italian reporting on national recovery plans.… Read More »

EU recovery plan Part 1

What we’re missing: EU “investing in public health and resilience of the health sector, preserving employment through income support for affected workers, investing in people and skills, supporting the corporate sector (in particular small and medium-sized enterprises) and taking action against aggressive tax planning and money laundering. Recovery and investment must go hand-in-hand, reshaping the EU economy faced with the digital and green transitions.”… Read More »

A healthy Europe

‘Many people die much earlier than under a more careful scenario and the healthcare workers are pushed to the limits. That’s why the lifting of containment measures should only be lifted step by step and with strong implementation of social distancing, personal protective equipment and always be with the immediate possibility to reverse the measures if needed to protect health.’ Three medical MEPs urge a Health Union… Read More »