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EU Recovery Fund Approval in Germany Halted

Hours after its approval by German lawmakers, a 750-billion-euro EU Covid-19 recovery fund was temporarily blocked by the German Constitutional Court.

EU and WHO Aiming for Universal Recognition of Health Certificates

The EU and the WHO are working to achieve the universal recognition of digital green certificates that will facilitate travel in the post-Covid-19 era.

Green Light for EU’s €672.5bn Recovery and Resilience Tool 

The EU’s recovery and resilience facility has been approved, providing member states with 672.5 billion euros in funding for green and digital transition projects.

Commission: All Non-essential Travel ‘Strongly Discouraged’

The European Commission is calling on member states to discourage non-essential travel until the Covid-19 epidemiological situation has considerably improved.

Greek Minister Pledges Support for the ‘People in Tourism’

Tax breaks and job support are among the measures taken by the Greek government to help tourism professionals impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.

Tourism Committee Urges EU Actions to Save the Sector

Europe’s Transport and Tourism Committee is calling for immediate action to save the tourism sector and some 22 million jobs that are at risk due to Covid-19.

EU Covid-19 Recovery Funding to Go into Green and Digital Investments

The European Commission presented its 2021 Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy that includes a set of goals to be met through the use of 672.5 billion euros in financial aid.

Greece Sets Recovery Fund Priorities for Tourism After Covid-19

Reigniting investment interest, infrastructure upgrades, sustainable tourism growth are priority areas to benefit from Greece’s share of EU recovery funds.

European Commission: Long Road Ahead for EU Recovery

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said planned cuts in the Union’s upcoming long-term budget will be a “difficult pill to swallow".

PM: Greece Gets €70bn in EU Covid-19 Recovery Funding

Greece secured at least €70 billion in funds to address the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic from an EU recovery plan of €750 billion agreed on in Brussels.

Commission: €1.14bn to Support Greece’s Covid-hit SMEs

Approximately 90,000 small- and medium- sized enterprises in Greece will be able to tap into a total of 1.14 billion euros in funds released by the European Commission.

Study Shows Europeans Wary of US, Want EU to Unite

The majority of Europeans feel “alone and vulnerable” and do not consider the US an ally in their fight against Covid-19, according to a recent study.

Covid-19 Recovery Plan Tops EU Leaders’ Meeting

Reaching an agreement on the Commission’s proposed coronavirus rescue fund dubbed “Next Generation EU”, topped the agenda of a recent EU leaders meeting.

FinMin: Greece Doesn’t Need ESM Covid-19 Credit Line

Greece has no need to resort to European Stability Mechanism (ESM) loans to deal with the coronavirus impact, says Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras.

Greece Lays Out Plan to Make Best Use of EU Emergency Funding

The Greek government is looking to put 22.5 billion euros in EU subsidies, aimed at addressing the impact of Covid-19, to immediate use.

Commission Tables Covid-19 Recovery Plan to Kick-start EU Economy

Τhe European Commission has announced its proposal for a new recovery tool that will help boost jobs and growth of EU economies impacted by Covid-19.

ESM Credit Line Now Open, Greece Could Save up to €800m

Greece could save up to 800 million euros in interest rates over the next decade, if it chooses to use the European Stability Mechanism's (ESM) credit line.

Airlines, Travel Agents Say EU Covid-19 Guidelines for Vouchers are ‘Confusing’

Europe’s airlines and travel agents said that the Commission's recommendations for travel in Covid-19 times are confusing, unclear and non-binding.

EU Announces Covid-19 Pandemic Credit Line

European Union finance ministers have agreed to open a 240-billion-euro credit line to member states in efforts to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on EU economies.

EU Prepares Roadmap for Gradual Covid-19 Lockdown Exit

The European Commission has tabled a roadmap to phase out containment measures in place across the EU due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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