European Union

European Commission Proposes Mapping Coronavirus Occurrence Rate in Member States

The European Commission has proposed the inclusion of a new category in the map of Europe, which identifies the varying degrees of coronavirus spread. It will be colored in dark red, that is, it will indicate areas where the infection spreads especially quickly.

EU Leaders Agreed to Keep Borders Open, Mull New Restrictions on Travel

European Union leaders agreed that borders should remain open and assessed more measures to counter the spread of coronavirus variants during a video summit Thursday as the bloc's top disease control official said urgent action was needed to stave off a new wave of hospitalizations and deaths.

Diplomatic Scandal Arising Between EU and UK

A diplomatic row has broken out between the UK and EU over the status of the bloc's ambassador in London.

The UK is refusing to give Joao Vale de Almeida the full diplomatic status that is granted to other ambassadors.

The Foreign Office is insisting he and his officials should not have the privileges and immunity afforded to diplomats under the Vienna Convention.

Nazare: Recovery and Resilience Facility is best proof of EU's ability to deliver concrete, operational results

The Recovery and Resilience Facility is the best proof of the European Union's ability to learn from past lessons and deliver concrete and operational results despite the current crisis conditions," Finance Minister Alexandru Nazare told the meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) on January 19, 2021.

First EU recovery fund transfers expected before end of June

Ljubljana – Slovenian Finance Minister Andrej Šircelj expects that the first transfers from the EU’s recovery fund will be made during Portugal’s EU presidency in the first half of this year, as member states including Slovenia are rushing to ratify the legal basis and draw up national recovery plans.