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EU Chief: First Covid-19 Vaccinations May Start in December

The European Union may start vaccinating its residents in December, according to European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen.

EU Cooperates with EASA to Launch Common PLF for Safe Arrivals

The EU is cooperating with EASA to launch a first pilot version of a common digital PLF to ensure safe arrivals for member states in Covid-19 times.

EU Leaders Reiterate Pledge to Work Together on Covid-19 Actions

EU leaders have agreed that lifting Covid-19 restrictions should be gradual and also explored ways to develop a unified approach for the use of rapid antigen tests.

Analysis: No Correlation Between Covid-19 Infection Rates and Air Passenger Traffic

ACI Europe releases analysis showing no correlation between increased air passenger volumes and Covid-19 infection (positivity) rates in Europe during Q3.

EU to Extend Select Measures to Support Coronavirus-hit Aviation Sector

The EU will extend select measures for the aviation sector, considering that the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on air traffic is likely to continue into 2021.

EU to Buy 300m Doses of BioNTech-Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

The European Commission will authorise a contract for up to 300 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer.

ACI Calls for EU Recovery Plan for Airports

ACI Europe is calling for an EU Recovery Framework for Aviation and for governments to provide the requisite funding to support airports.

EU Leaders Step Up Fight Against Covid-19 with More Testing and Tracing

Keeping borders open and increasing rapid Covid-19 testing and tracing are at the top of the agenda of EU leaders.

Greece Sees Economic Sentiment Rise in October

The economic climate in Greece appears to have improved in October, according to the European Commission’s monthly analysis.

Common EU Digital PLF to Launch for Safe Travel in Europe

The European Commission is preparing to launch a common EU digital Passenger Locator Form (PLF) as one of its measures to facilitate safe travel in the post-Covid-19 era.

EU Announces More Measures Against Covid-19 Resurgence

Τhe European Commission has announced an additional set of actions to help limit the spread of the coronavirus, save lives and strengthen the internal market's resilience.

Commission Approves €450m Greek Covid-19 Support Scheme for Businesses

Tourism enterprises in Greece, impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, will be able to tap into a 450-million-euro Greek funding program approved by the the European Commission.

MEPs Demand Visa-free Travel to US for All EU Citizens

MEPs have called for the 12-month suspension of the visa waiver for US nationals due to restrictions still imposed by the United States on four EU countries.

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.

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.

EU Looks to Make Travel Easy with Colour-coded Covid-19 Map of Countries

The European Commission has proposed to simplify travel during Covid-19 times with a common colour code for destinations and a set of measures.

Greece to Receive €2.7bn in Financial Support from SURE Program

Greece is set to receive 2.7 billion euros in financial support from the European Union's SURE program that aims to protect employment amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Blue Air Secures €62m Romanian Loan to Recover from Covid-19

The European Commission has approved a Romanian loan guarantee of up to around 62 million euros in favour of Blue Air.

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".