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Europoslanec Hajšel: Spoplatnenie emisií z vykurovania môže spôsobiť sociálne nepokoje
Peniaze určené na zelený prechod regiónov nie sú darčekom vládam. Mali by ísť priamo ľuďom, ktorí sú najviac ohrození energetickou chudobou a zafinancovať im napríklad tepelné čerpadlo, tvrdí Robert Hajšel.

Vtáčí ostrov z eurofondov na Oravskej priehrade nevznikne
Ministerstvo životného prostredia sa rozhodlo nepostaviť umelý vtáčí ostrov na Oravskej priehrade za 2,8 milióna eur.

Envirorezort pracuje na doplnení zoznamu chránených území Natura 2000
Ide o reakciu na právne konanie Európskej komisie, ktorá požadovala do zoznamu chránených území zaradiť lúky, dubové lesy či slaniská. Vlastníkom dotknutých pozemkov ministerstvo životného prostredia sľubuje odškodnenie. 

Európsky týždeň | Pri ďalšej pandémii už chce Únia zareagovať rýchlejšie
Nový úrad HERA má za úlohu vyriešiť problémy, s ktorými sa členské štáty stretávali v úvode pandémie, napríklad nedostatok rúšok a neskôr aj nerovnomerné dodávky vakcín. Detaily prezradila predsedníčka eurokomisie Ursula von der Leyen pri jej prejave pred europoslancami.

Prečo poľnohospodárstvo nemalo chýbať v prejave roka Ursuly von der Leyen
Predsedníčka eurokomisie už druhý rok po sebe v prejave o stave Únie nespomenula európske poľnohospodárstvo. Spoločná agropolitika EÚ je pritom naďalej najnákladnejším dotačným programom, ktorý je na prahu ďalšej reformy.

Najviac pomoci od štátu by malo ísť na východ, Bratislava nárok nemá
Európska komisia schválila slovenskú mapu regionálnej pomoci. Tá určuje kam by mala smerovať štátna pomoc podnikom v regiónoch. Jej výška by sa mala zvyšovať smerom na východ. Bratislava v zóne pomoci chýba.

Inflácia v eurozóne dosiahla desaťročné maximum
Index spotrebiteľských cien v auguste medziročne stúpol o 3 percentá po náraste o 2,2 percenta v júli, uviedol európsky štatistický úrad Eurostat a potvrdil svoj rýchly odhad z konca augusta. Inflácia sa dostala najvyššie od novembra 2011.

Od októbra je na vstup do Veľkej Británie potrebný pas
Do konca septembra môžu Slováci použiť pri vstupe občiansky preukaz. Od októbra budú mať výnimku iba zaregistrovaní do pobytovej schémy. 

Sú slovenské eurovoľby dosť európske? (VIDEO)
Podľa novej štúdie má Slovensko jedny z najmenej europeizovaných eurovolieb. Neumožňuje žiadnu voľbu na diaľku a na kandidátnych listinách nebola ani jedna zmienka o európskych frakciách politických strán.

Klimatický šéf Komisie: Za rekordnými cenami energií je závislosť Európy na fosílnych palivách
Vysoké ceny energií v európskych krajinách sú jasným signálom, aby Únia urýchlila zelený prechod a utlmila využívanie fosílnych palív, povedal podpredseda Komisie pre zmenu klímy Frans Timmermans.

Európske noviny

Ivan Štefanec: Novinárov nemožno trestať za ich prácu

Podľa europoslanca a vedúceho slovenskej delegácie pri Európskej ľudovej strane Ivana Štefanca (KDH) je sloboda slova a novinárskej práce jedným z pilierov demokracie a nemožno ich trestať a prenasledovať len za to, že si plnia svoje poslanie. “Bez poctivej novinárskej práce by v minulosti ostalo na Slovensku neodhalených množstvo závažných káuz. Často pri tom riskujú …

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Kritický nedostatok čipov ochromuje svet. Najzraniteľnejší je u nás automobilový priemysel

Európske ekonomiky trápi nedostatok čipov. Ako vyplýva z analýzy UniCredit Bank, zraniteľnosť ekonomík strednej a východnej Európy voči aktuálnej polovodičovej kríze sa javí vyššia ako v prípade niektorých väčších ekonomík západnej Európy. No ani krajiny, ktorých produkcia je menej závislá na dovozoch polovodičov, sa nemusia vyhnúť významným výpadkom produkcie. Nedostatok niektorých komponentov totiž zasahuje aj …

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Európsky parlament schválil fond na zmiernenie dopadov brexitu

Európsky parlament (EP) v stredu presvedčivou väčšinou schválil fond v objeme päť miliárd eur, ktorý má členským štátom pomôcť zvládnuť hospodárske, sociálne a teritoriálne dopady odchodu Spojeného kráľovstva z Európskej únie (EÚ). Ako v tlačovej správe informuje tlačové stredisko EP, dohodu o zriadení osobitného fondu dosiahli v júni vyjednávači parlamentu a Európskej rady. V parlamente …

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Od októbra bude pre vstup do Spojeného kráľovstva potrebný cestovný pas

Pri vstupe do Spojeného kráľovstva bude potrebné od 1. októbra disponovať platným cestovným pasom – pasom. Jeho časová platnosť nie je obmedzená, stačí, ak bude platný pri vstupe a výstupe z krajiny. Ministerstvo zahraničných vecí a európskych záležitostí SR o tom informuje na svojej webovej stránke. Na krátkodobý pobyt do šiestich mesiacov nie sú potrebné …

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Eugen Jurzyca: Členské štáty majú enormné dlhy, ktoré enormne rastú

Predsedníčka Európskej komisie Ursula von der Leyenová predniesla v stredu pred poslancami Európskeho parlamentu každoročný prejav o stave Európskej únie. V období, keď svet stále bojuje s pandémiou koronavírusu, ocenila viaceré úspechy, ktoré sa EÚ napriek náročným časom podarilo uskutočniť. Von der Leyenová, ktorá funkciu predsedníčky EK zastáva od 1. decembra 2019, uviedla, že ekonomika …

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Martin Hojsík: Klimatická kríza sa mení na klimatickú katastrofu. VIDEO

“30 miliárd eur a množstvo ľudských životov. To je cena letných záplav v Nemecku. Slovensko a Európa čelí zvyšovaniu cien energií. A opäť to ohrozuje tých najzraniteľnejších a najchudobnejších. Preto musí skončiť stav, kedy znečisťovatelia dostávajú povolenky zadarmo a občania majú platiť. Peniaze za emisie majú ísť na dve veci – podporu zelených inovácií a …

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Export tovarov z Európskej únie v júli medziročne vzrástol o 10,3 %

Export tovarov z Európskej únie (EÚ) v júli medziročne stúpol o 10,3 percenta na 186,1 miliardy eur. Dovoz do EÚ sa zvýšil o 18,7 percenta na 170,4 miliardy eur. Prebytok únie v obchode s tovarmi tak klesol na 15,7 miliardy eur z úrovne 25,1 miliardy eur, na ktorej bol v júli minulého roka. Vyplýva to …

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EÚ od vypuknutia pandémie partnerským štátom poskytla podporu 34 miliárd eur

Európska únia (EÚ), členské krajiny EÚ a európske finančné inštitúcie vo formáte Tím Európa od vypuknutia pandémie ochorenia COVID-19 začiatkom roku 2020 doteraz distribuovali 34 miliárd eur v rámci podpory partnerských krajín pri riešení pandémie a jej následkov. Informovala o tom vo štvrtok na svojej internetovej stránke Európska komisia. „Vlani na jar svet čelil bezprecedentnej …

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Nový Bauhaus: nové opatrenia na prepojenie udržateľnosti so štýlom a s inklúziou

Komisia prijala oznámenie, v ktorom sa stanovuje koncepcia nového európskeho Bauhausu. Zahŕňa niekoľko politických opatrení a možností financovania. Cieľom projektu je urýchliť transformáciu rôznych hospodárskych odvetví, ako sú stavebníctvo a textilný priemysel, aby mali všetci občania prístup k tovaru, ktorý je obehový a má nižšiu uhlíkovú náročnosť. Nový európsky Bauhaus vnáša do Európskej zelenej dohody …

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Videokomentár europoslanca Polláka: Slovensko potrebuje Igora Matoviča, boj za očistu Slovenska sme ešte nevyhrali

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Europoslanec Bilčík o rokovaniach v Srbsku: Opozícia dohodu o férovejších voľbách nepodporila, no vláda ju chce napĺňať

Medzistranícky dialóg pod záštitou europarlamentu, ktorý sa konal 17. a 18. septembra v Belehrade, sa dnes skončil zmiešaným výsledkom, keď opozícia, ktorá v Srbsku bojkotovala posledné parlamentné voľby, vyjednanú dohodu nakoniec nepodporila. Mediátori sa však zhodli na 16 konkrétnych a merateľných odporúčaniach na zlepšenie podmienok politickej súťaže, ktoré sa vláda zaviazala napĺňať. V dialógu pod …

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Cesta k digitálnemu desaťročiu: dosiahnutie digitálnej transformácie EÚ do roku 2030

Komisia vo štvrtok navrhla konkrétny plán na dosiahnutie digitálnej transformácie našej spoločnosti a ekonomiky do roku 2030 nazvaný „Cesta k digitálnemu desaťročiu“. Navrhovaný plán digitálnej dekády premení digitálne ambície EÚ do roku 2030 na konkrétny postup ich plnenia. Bude slúžiť pri plnení cieľov digitálneho desaťročia do roku 2030 na úrovni Únie v oblasti digitálnych zručností, digitálnych infraštruktúr, digitalizácie …

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Tri školy zo Slovenska získali Európsku cenu za inovatívne vzdelávanie

Tri slovenské školy získali ocenenie v rámci iniciatívy Európska cena za inovatívne vzdelávanie (EITA). V piatok 17. septembra si zástupcovia úspešných škôl prebrali symbolickú cenu v priestoroch Primaciálneho paláca v Bratislave. EITA je jednou z európskych iniciatív v rámci nového programu Erasmus+ (2021 – 2027), ktorej cieľom je vyzdvihnúť vynikajúce, výnimočné a inovatívne vzdelávacie postupy, ktoré boli …

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Ďuriš Nicholsonová: Jediná cesta k normálnemu životu, k pivu na terase, či ku káve v kaviarni vedie cez očkovanie. VIDEO

 

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Tradičnú slovenskú divinu spracúvajú v Tekovskej Breznici vďaka Bruselu

Súčasťou slovenskej gastronómie je bezpochyby aj mäso z diviny. Je to tradičná potrava, ale na slovenskom trhu nie je až tak veľmi zastúpená. Aby sa to zmenilo, Európska únia podporila projekt z fondu rozvoja vidieka, ktorý umožňuje spracovávať mäso z diviny do tradičných karpatských slovenských výrobkov a ich distribúciu na slovenský trh. Mäso z voľne …

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Konferencia o budúcnosti Európy: občania v centre pozornosti

Prvý zo štyroch panelov európskych občanov začal svoju činnosť zasadnutím v Štrasburgu od piatka 17. septembra do nedele 19. septembra 2021. Diskusné panely sú ústredným prvkom Konferencie o budúcnosti Európy a zapojí sa do nich 800 občanov zo všetkých možných prostredí a kútov EÚ. Každý zo štyroch diskusných panelov bude zložený z 200 občanov a …

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Miera voľných pracovných miest v druhom kvartáli stúpla

Miera voľných pracovných miest v eurozóne v druhom kvartáli tohto roka stúpla na 2,3 percenta z úrovne 2,1 percenta, na ktorej bola v predchádzajúcom štvrťroku. V rámci celej Európskej únie (EÚ) sa zvýšila na 2,2 percenta z úrovne 2 percentá v prvom kvartáli. Miera voľných pracovných miest sa zvýšila aj na Slovensku, a to na …

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Správa o stave Únie: Komisia vyzýva členské štáty zaistiť bezpečnosť novinárov v celej EÚ

Predsedníčka Ursula von der Leyen vo svojom prejave k správe o stave Únie z 15. septembra 2021 uviedla: „Informácie sú verejným statkom. Musíme chrániť tých, bez ktorých by sa o transparentnosti nedalo hovoriť: novinárky a novinárov. Preto sme dnes vydali odporúčanie, ako novinárky a novinárov lepšie chrániť.“ Ako uviedla predsedníčka Ursula von der Leyen vo svojom prejave o stave Únie, Komisia predkladá …

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Pokračujeme v objavovaní Toskánska: Palio a čaro nedokonalosti

Kolísku renesancie alebo metropolu géniov Florenciu strieda malebné Val d´Orcia so zelenými údoliami, vinicami a kopcami. Celá oblasť na juh od Sieny je súčasťou UNESCO a každý región má svoje neopakovateľné čaro. Smerujeme do mesta uprostred malebného Toskánska, do Sieny. Na jednej zo vstupných stredovekých brán víta návštevníkov nápis: „Toto mesto má pre všetkých pocestných …

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Moderné technológie a ekologické novinky zo sveta automobilov

Žijeme v ére zdokonaľovania technológií, ktoré sú súčasťou nevyhnutných ekologických riešení aj v automobilovom svete. Boj za záchranu planéty sa globalizuje a to, čo vedecké tímy dosiahnu v jednom odvetví, sa čoskoro využije v inom. Malý športovec Volkswagen Polo GTI V automobilovom svete existujú tri písmená, ktoré majú už takmer päť desaťročí magický zvuk: GTI. Horúcou novinkou je, že Polo …

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EU announces additional €119.5 million support to democracy and human rights for 2021

Joint EU-US Press Release on the Global Methane Pledge

Plenary highlights: State of the EU, Afghanistan, health
MEPs discussed the state of the EU and the situation in Afghanistan and approved the EU Blue Card reform and a fund to help with the impact of Brexit during September's plenary session.

Mediterranean and Black Seas: Commission proposes fishing opportunities for 2022

Team Europe: €34 billion disbursed so far to tackle COVID-19 in partner countries

European Health Emergency preparedness and Response Authority (HERA): Getting ready for future health emergencies
The European Commission is launching the European Health Emergency preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to health emergencies. HERA will anticipate threats and potential health crises, through intelligence gathering and building the necessary response capacities.

State of the Union 2021
In her State of the Union address on 15 September 2021, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen outlined flagship initiatives which the Commission plans to undertake in the coming year.

State of the Union: Commission proposes a Path to the Digital Decade to deliver the EU's digital transformation by 2030
Today, the Commission proposed a Path to the Digital Decade, a concrete plan to achieve the digital transformation of our society and economy by 2030. The proposed Path to the Digital Decade will translate the EUʼs digital ambitions for 2030 into a concrete delivery mechanism.

State of the Union: Commission calls on Member States to improve journalists' safety across the EU

New European Bauhaus: new actions and funding to link sustainability to style and inclusion
Today, the Commission adopts a Communication setting out the concept of the New European Bauhaus. This includes a number of policy actions and funding possibilities. The project aims at accelerating the transformation of various economic sectors such as construction and textiles in order to provide access to all citizens to goods that are circular and less carbon intensive.

European Health Union: better disease prevention and cross-border cooperation
MEPs are ready to negotiate with member states to reinforce the EU’s disease prevention and control framework and jointly tackle cross-border health threats. The proposal to extend the mandate of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) was adopted with 598 votes in favour, 84 against and 13 abstentions.

NextGenerationEU: Fourth bond issuance maintains strong momentum for EU borrowing for recovery
The European Commission has today raised a further €9 billion to support Europe's recovery from the coronavirus crisis and its consequences, through the fourth NextGenerationEU bond issuance since the start of the programme in mid-June.

Same-sex marriages and partnerships should be recognised across the EU
The EU should lift all obstacles facing LGBTIQ people when exercising their basic rights, say MEPs. In a resolution on the rights of LGBTIQ persons in the EU (adopted with 387 votes in favour, 161 against and 123 abstaining), the European Parliament emphasises that these citizens should be able to fully exercise their rights, including the right to free movement, everywhere in the Union.

Main results of the Eurogroup meeting
The Eurogroup discussed the economic situation and how to manage the uneven impact of COVID-19 in the euro area. Ministers also looked into the corporate solvency and adjustment capacity in the recovery period and were informed by the ECB on the latest steps related to the digital euro project.

2021 Strategic Foresight Report: Enhancing the EU's long-term capacity and freedom to act
The Commission has adopted its second annual Strategic Foresight Report – “The EU's capacity and freedom to act”. This Communication presents a forward-looking and multidisciplinary perspective on the EU's open strategic autonomy in an increasingly multipolar and contested global order.

NextGenerationEU: European Commission gearing up for issuing €250 billion of NextGenerationEU green bonds
The European Commission has adopted an independently evaluated Green Bond framework, thus taking a step forward towards the issuance of up to €250 billion green bonds, or 30% of NextGenerationEU's total issuance.

Coronavirus: 70% of the EU adult population fully vaccinated
Today, the EU has reached a crucial milestone with 70% of the adult population now fully vaccinated. In total, over 256 million adults in the EU have now received a full vaccine course.

Main results of the Justice and Home Affairs Council
Home affairs ministers met to discuss developments in Afghanistan, more specifically in relation to potential implications in the areas of international protection, migration and security. The Council adopted a statement on the matter.

COVID-19: Council removes 5 countries and one entity/territorial authority from the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted

G7 meeting on Afghanistan
On 24 August, G7 leaders met via video conference to discuss the situation in Afghanistan and to coordinate international action. Charles Michel and Ursula von der Leyen represented the EU at the virtual meeting.

Coronavirus: Commission approves new contract for a potential COVID-19 vaccine with Novavax
The European Commission has approved its seventh Advanced Purchase Agreement (APA) with a pharmaceutical company to ensure access to a potential vaccine against COVID-19 in Q4 of 2021 and in 2022.

Beating financial crime: Commission overhauls anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism rules
The European Commission has presented an ambitious package of legislative proposals to strengthen the EU's anti-money laundering and countering terrorism financing (AML/CFT) rules. The package also includes the proposal for the creation of a new EU authority to fight money laundering.

2021 Rule of Law: EU report shows positive developments in Member States but also points to serious concerns
The European Commission has published the second EU-wide Report on the Rule of Law with a Communication looking at the situation in the EU as a whole and dedicated country chapters on each Member State.

Main results of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council
EU agriculture ministers met in Brussels to discuss the EU's organic action plan, agriculture-related trade issues and the Slovenian presidency's priorities for agriculture and fisheries.

European Green Deal: Commission proposes new strategy to protect and restore EU forests
The European Commission has adopted the New EU Forest Strategy for 2030, a flagship initiative of the European Green Deal that builds on the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030.

July infringements package: key decisions

COVID-19 travel restrictions: EU reviews list of third countries

European Green Deal: Commission proposes transformation of EU economy and society to meet climate ambitions
The European Commission has adopted a package of proposals to make the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.

Main results of the Eurogroup meeting

Main results of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council
EU economic and finance ministers approved 12 Council decisions on national recovery and resilience plans, exchanged views on the Commission's new sustainable finance proposals, and approved conclusions on in-depth reviews of member states' macroeconomic imbalances.

Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council
EU ministers of foreign affairs discussed current affairs and exchanged views on the geopolitics of new digital technologies, Ethiopia and the Strategic Compass. The Council also approved conclusions on a Globally Connected Europe and on the EU's priorities at the 76th General Assembly of the United Nations.

Plenary highlights: LGBTIQ in Hungary, migration, infrastructure
MEPs criticised new LGBTIQ rules in Hungary, approved funds for migration measures as well as investments for transport, digital and energy projects.

Antitrust: Commission fines car manufacturers €875 million for restricting competition in emission cleaning for new diesel passenger cars
The European Commission has found that Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen group (Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche) breached EU antitrust rules by colluding on technical development in the area of nitrogen oxide cleaning.

EU Justice Scoreboard 2021: digital tools help courts and prosecution services mitigate COVID-19 challenges
The European Commission has published the 2021 EU Justice Scoreboard, an annual overview providing comparative data on the efficiency, quality and independence of justice systems in all EU Member States.

€30 billion for infrastructure projects connecting EU regions
Parliament has adopted the upgraded Connecting Europe Facility programme and released new funds for transport, digital and energy projects for 2021-2027.

Summer 2021 Economic Forecast: Reopening fuels recovery
The European economy is forecast to rebound faster than previously expected, as activity in the first quarter of the year exceeded expectations and the improved health situation prompted a swifter easing of pandemic control restrictions in the second quarter.

Commission puts forward new strategy to make the EU's financial system more sustainable and proposes new European Green Bond Standard
The European Commission has adopted a number of measures to increase its level of ambition on sustainable finance.

Farm to Fork Strategy: 65 companies and associations sign the EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices
The Commission, alongside industry stakeholders, has officially launched the EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices, another deliverable under the Commission's Farm to Fork Strategy.

Eastern Partnership: a renewed agenda for recovery, resilience and reform underpinned by an Economic and Investment plan
The European Commission and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have outlined a proposal on how to take forward priorities for cooperation with our Eastern partners in the years to come.

Long-term vision for rural areas: for stronger, connected, resilient, prosperous EU rural areas

Consumer protection: Commission revises EU rules on product safety and consumer credit
The European Commission has proposed revisions of two sets of EU rules to enhance consumer rights in a world reshaped by digitalisation and the COVID-19 pandemic.

European Citizens' Initiative: Commission to propose phasing out of cages for farm animals
The Commission has decided to positively respond to the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) “End the Cage Age”, the sixth successful initiative supported by over 1 million citizens across the EU. In its reply, the Commission sets out plans for a legislative proposal by 2023 to prohibit cages for a number of farm animals.

COVID-19 Therapeutics Strategy: Commission identifies five promising candidate therapeutics
The EU Strategy on COVID-19 Therapeutics delivers its first outcome, with the announcement of the first portfolio of five therapeutics that could soon be available to treat patients across the EU.

Main results of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council
At the June Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Luxembourg, ministers discussed a range of topics including the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, setting a protection goal for bees, fisheries control, the market situation, and the recent extreme weather event in Czechia.

Commission proposes coordinated measures for the safe reopening of the cultural and creative sectors
The Commission has published EU guidelines to ensure the safe resumption of activities in the cultural and creative sectors across the EU. The guidelines aim to provide a coordinated approach in line with the specific national, regional and local conditions.

Occupational safety and health in a changing world of work
The Commission is renewing its commitment to update occupational safety and health rules by adopting the EU strategic framework on health and safety at work 2021-2027. It sets out the key actions needed to improve workers' health and safety over the coming years.

Main results of the European Council
At their meeting in Brussels, EU leaders agreed to step up coordination on COVID-19 measures, including vaccinations, global solidarity, new variants and ways to return to free movement of people. They also discussed economic recovery, migration, relations with Turkey and Russia, and addressed the issue of discrimination against LGBTQI people.

EU Climate Law: MEPs confirm deal on climate neutrality by 2050
The new EU Climate Law increases the EU’s 2030 emissions reductions target from 40% to at least 55%. With the contribution from new carbon sinks it could raise to 57%.

EU Cybersecurity: Commission proposes a Joint Cyber Unit to step up response to large-scale security incidents
The Commission has laid out a vision to build a new Joint Cyber Unit to tackle the rising number of serious cyber incidents impacting public services, as well as the life of businesses and citizens across the European Union.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: Commission supports researchers and organisations with €822 million in 2021
The Commission has announced new calls to support researchers' training, skills and career development under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), the EU's flagship funding programme under Horizon Europe for doctoral education and postdoctoral training.

Main results of the General Affairs Council

European Innovation Scoreboard: Innovation performance keeps improving in EU Member States and regions
The Commission has released the European Innovation Scoreboard 2021, which shows that Europe's innovation performance continues to improve across the EU. On average, innovation performance has increased by 12.5% since 2014.

Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council
EU ministers of foreign affairs were briefed about current affairs, and exchanged views on Belarus, Iraq and Latin America and the Caribbean. The Council also adopted conclusions on Cultural Heritage, and sanctions regarding Belarus and Myanmar/Burma.

Main results of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council
EU economic and finance ministers took stock of the economic recovery in Europe, exchanged views on the ongoing VAT files and the state of play of the banking union. They also discussed fiscal sustainability in the framework of the European Semester 2021.

COVID-19: EU lifts travel restrictions for more countries

Main results of the Eurogroup meeting
The Eurogroup was informed on the post-programme surveillance reports on Cyprus, Portugal, Ireland and Spain, and discussed the tenth enhanced surveillance report on Greece.

Main results of the EU-Canada summit
At a summit held in Brussels on 14 June, the leaders of the EU and Canada agreed to further strengthen their strategic partnership. They committed to ensuring universal access to COVID-19 vaccines, ambitious climate action, and a sustainable and green economic recovery. The EU and Canada will also cooperate more closely in the areas of health, ocean protection, raw materials, and security and defence.

Main results of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council
Employment and social affairs ministers discussed minimum wages, the follow up of the Porto Social Summit and new challenges for social dialogue and collective bargaining. Meanwhile, health ministers discussed a reinforced role for the European Medicines Agency in crisis preparedness, and access to medicines and medical devices.

NextGenerationEU: European Commission raises €20 billion in first transaction to support Europe's recovery

Main results of the EU-US summit
The EU-US summit on 15 June delivered a series of bilateral trade initiatives. Leaders agreed to resolve long-standing disputes regarding aircraft, discuss measures on steel and aluminium, and set up a Trade and Technology Council. They also discussed COVID-19 vaccines, ensuring a sustainable recovery, protecting the planet and cooperating on foreign and security issues.

COVID-19: Council updates recommendation on free movement restrictions

Commission and industry invest €22 billion in new European Partnerships to deliver solutions to major societal challenges
The Commission has launched 11 new European Partnerships together with industry, to boost investments in research and innovation and to overcome major climate and sustainability challenges, towards making Europe the first climate neutral economy and delivering on the European Green Deal.

G7 to provide one billion vaccine doses over the next year
At the Cornwall summit from 11 to 13 June, the G7 leaders committed to improving global access to COVID-19 vaccines, strengthening the global health system, and ensuring ambitious climate action.

Talent Partnerships: Commission launches new initiative to address EU skills shortages and improve migration cooperation with partner countries

Plenary highlights: Covid certificate, LUX Prize, biodiversity
Back in Strasbourg, MEPs had a full agenda with votes on the Covid certificate, rule of law, Belarus, the EU's biodiversity strategy, as well as the LUX Prize.

Parliament calls for COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver
To accelerate global vaccine rollout, MEPs demand the temporary lifting of intellectual property rights protection for COVID-19 vaccines.

Main results of the Environment Council
EU environment ministers met in Luxembourg to discuss climate change adaptation, batteries and waste batteries, and zero pollution.

June infringements package: key decisions

Parliament gives its final green light to the EU Digital COVID Certificate
MEPs completed the legislative work on the EU digital COVID Certificate package to facilitate travel within the EU and contribute to the economic recovery.

Main results of the Justice and Home Affairs Council
Ministers exchanged views on the internal security outlook regarding artificial intelligence and on the impact of COVID-19 on preventing and fighting crime. They had an initial discussion on the Schengen strategy, adopted by the Commission on 2 June. The Presidency reported on the state of play regarding the new pact on migration and asylum.

EU budget 2022: Speeding up Europe's recovery and progressing towards a green, digital and resilient future
The Commission has proposed an annual EU budget of €167.8 billion for 2022, to be complemented by an estimated €143.5 billion in grants under NextGenerationEU. Their combined firepower will mobilise significant investments to boost the economic recovery, safeguard sustainability, and create jobs.

Biodiversity: MEPs demand binding targets to protect wildlife and people

EU proposes a strong multilateral trade response to the COVID-19 pandemic
The EU has submitted its proposal seeking the commitment of World Trade Organization (WTO) members for a multilateral trade action plan to expand the production of COVID-19 vaccines and treatments and ensure universal and fair access.

Main results of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (Telecommunications)

Commission proposes a trusted and secure Digital Identity for all Europeans
The Commission has proposed a framework for a European Digital Identity which will be available to all EU citizens, residents, and businesses in the EU. Citizens will be able to prove their identity and share electronic documents from their European Digital Identity wallets with the click of a button on their phone.

Main results of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (Transport)
The Council agreed its positions on the Single European Sky, hired vehicles and third countries’ certificates in inland navigation. It adopted conclusions on rail and sustainable and smart mobility.

Towards a stronger and more resilient Schengen area
The European Commission presented a new Strategy to make the largest free travel area in the world – the Schengen area – stronger and more resilient.

European Semester Spring Package: Paving the way for a strong and sustainable recovery
The European Commission has presented the European Semester Spring Package, which focuses on providing fiscal guidance to Member States as they continue the process of gradually reopening their economies.

Zero Pollution: Vast majority of Europe's bathing waters meet the highest quality standards

EU Digital COVID Certificate: EU Gateway goes live with seven countries one month ahead of deadline
The EU Digital COVID Certificate has reached another important milestone with the go-live of the technical system at EU level, which allows to verify certificates in a secure and privacy-friendly way. The EU certificate was proposed by the Commission to resume safe travelling this summer.

Coronavirus: Commission proposes update to coordinated travel measures ahead of the summer
The European Commission has proposed an update to the Council Recommendation on the coordination of free movement restrictions in the EU, which were put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Main results of the Competitiveness Council

Main results of the EU-Japan summit
At a summit held by videoconference, the leaders of the EU and Japan concluded a ‘green alliance’ that will boost cooperation to accelerate climate and environmental action. They also discussed global access to COVID-19 vaccines, digital transformation, bilateral relations, and foreign and security policy.

Main results of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council

Commission presents guidance to strengthen the Code of Practice on Disinformation
The Commission has published its guidance on how the Code of Practice on Disinformation, the first of its kind worldwide, should be strengthened to become a more effective tool for countering disinformation.

Main results of the Special European Council
On 24 and 25 May 2021, the European Council adopted conclusions on COVID-19, climate change, Belarus, Russia, the UK, the Middle East and Mali.

Commission disburses €14.1 billion under SURE to 12 Member States
The European Commission has today disbursed €14.137 billion to 12 EU Member States in the seventh instalment of financial support under the SURE instrument.

Main results of the Eurogroup meeting
The Eurogroup discussed macroeconomic and fiscal developments in the euro area and looked into the functioning of adjustment mechanisms. Ministers also adopted the Eurogroup work programme for the second half of 2021 and heard the reports from the chairs of the ECB Supervisory Board and of the Single Resolution Board.

Plenary highlights: Covid-19, climate and culture
Parliament debated waiving vaccine patent rights and outside plenary reached a deal with the Council on an EU Covid certificate to facilitate travelling in Europe during the pandemic.

Coronavirus: Commission signs a third contract with BioNTech-Pfizer for an additional 1.8 billion doses
The European Commission has signed a third contract with the pharmaceutical companies BioNTech and Pfizer. It reserves an additional 1.8 billion doses on behalf of all EU Member States, between end 2021 to 2023.

EU digital Covid Certificate: provisional deal between Parliament and Council
EP and Council negotiators reached a provisional deal for an EU digital Covid certificate to facilitate free movement in Europe during the pandemic. The certificate will be available in either digital or paper format. It will attest that a person has been vaccinated against coronavirus or has a recent negative test result or has recovered from the infection.

Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade)
The Council exchanged views on the trade policy review. Ministers reviewed the state of play of the WTO reform and preparations for the next Ministerial Conference of the WTO and took stock of latest developments and prospects in EU-US trade relations.

Future-proof taxation – Commission proposes new, ambitious business tax agenda
The European Commission has adopted a Communication on Business Taxation for the 21st century to promote a robust, efficient and fair business tax system in the European Union. It sets out both a long-term and short-term vision to support Europe's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure adequate public revenues over the coming years.

Europe's global approach to cooperation in research and innovation: strategic, open, and reciprocal
The Commission has adopted a Communication on its Global Approach to Research and Innovation, Europe's strategy for international cooperation in a changing world. With this, the EU aims to take a leading role in supporting international research and innovation partnerships, and to deliver innovative solutions to make our societies green, digital and healthy.

Main results of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council
Ministers met in Brussels to discuss equity and inclusion in education and training, the European Universities initiative and participation of young people in decision-making processes. They adopted conclusions on the recovery and resilience of the cultural sector, Europe's media in the digital decade and sport innovation.

European Green Deal: Developing a sustainable blue economy in the European Union
The European Commission has proposed a new approach for a sustainable blue economy in the EU for the industries and sectors related to oceans, seas and coasts. A sustainable blue economy is essential to achieving the objectives of the European Green Deal and ensuring a green and inclusive recovery from the pandemic.

Spring 2021 Economic Forecast: Rolling up sleeves
The Spring 2021 Economic Forecast projects that the EU economy will expand by 4.2% in 2021 and by 4.4% in 2022. The euro area economy is forecast to grow by 4.3% this year and 4.4% next year.

European Green Deal: Commission aims for zero pollution in air, water and soil
The European Commission has adopted the EU Action Plan: “Towards Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil” – a key deliverable of the European Green Deal and the main topic of this year's EU Green Week.

Main results of the General Affairs Council
Ministers focused on the state of play on the COVID-19 EU coordination and the Conference on the Future of Europe. Under any other business, the Council was informed about matters related to the Enlargement and Stabilisation and Association Process, and the EU-Switzerland relations.

Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council
EU ministers of foreign affairs were briefed about current affairs and exchanged views on Western Balkans and transatlantic relations. The Council also adopted conclusions on Security and Defence, and the Horn of Africa.