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#Israel – EU condemns three-fold increase in the number of demolished structures in the occupied West Bank

#Israel – EU condemns three-fold increase in the number of demolished structures in the occupied West Bank

| Lahko 29, 2020

The EU missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah have noted with concern that Israeli authorities have continued to carry out demolitions of Palestinian structures in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in 2020. These demolitions, including of EU and EU member states-funded structures, have resulted in the displacement of Palestinians and negatively affected Palestinian communities. […]

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Fresh concerns raised over #COVID-19 disinformation

Fresh concerns raised over #COVID-19 disinformation

| Lahko 29, 2020

Fresh concern has been raised about the spread of disinformation and propaganda during the COVID-19 crisis. Russia and China, in particular, have come under the spotlight for allegedly disseminating “fake news” about the pandemic. The issue was the focus of an online debate on Thursday organised by the European Foundation for Democracy, in cooperation with […]

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Austria, Italy, Portugal and Spain receive €279m after #NaturalDisasters in 2019

Austria, Italy, Portugal and Spain receive €279m after #NaturalDisasters in 2019

| Lahko 29, 2020

On Thursday (28 May), Budgets Committee Members approved €279 million in EU aid following extreme weather events in Austria, Italy, Portugal and Spain in 2019. The draft report by rapporteur José Manuel Fernandes, (EPP, PT), who recommended that the assistance be approved, was adopted by 38 votes in favour, none against and without abstentions. The €279m from the […]

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Commission approves €32 million Danish scheme to compensate media companies for damage caused by decrease in advertising revenues due to #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €32 million Danish scheme to compensate media companies for damage caused by decrease in advertising revenues due to #Coronavirus outbreak

| Lahko 29, 2020

The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules a DKK 240 million (approximately €32m) Danish scheme to partially compensate media companies for the loss in advertising revenues suffered due to the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme will be open to all Danish media companies irrespective of the type of media outlet (printed media or […]

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Commission approves support for electricity production in Spanish non-peninsular territories

Commission approves support for electricity production in Spanish non-peninsular territories

| Lahko 29, 2020

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, the support granted by Spain to electricity generators for supplying electricity in the Spanish non-peninsular territories as a Service of General Economic Interest (SGEI). These territories include the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Ceuta and Melilla. The main objective of the scheme is to guarantee […]

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Johnson to go to Brussels next month for #Brexit talks

Johnson to go to Brussels next month for #Brexit talks

| Lahko 29, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will resume Brexit talks in Brussels next month, The Times newspaper reported on Thursday (28 May), write Sabahatjahan Contractor and Kanishka Singh. Britain’s negotiator with the European Union, David Frost, said Johnson will meet the presidents of the European Commission and Council to formally assess the state of the talks, […]

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UK can help companies prepare for #Brexit and #COVID-19 says Gove

UK can help companies prepare for #Brexit and #COVID-19 says Gove

| Lahko 29, 2020

The British government is working with businesses to help them prepare for the departure from the European Union even as it helps them cope with the coronavirus pandemic, cabinet office minister Michael Gove (pictured) said on Wednesday (27 May), writes Kate Holton. “We are not considering an implementation phase,” he told a parliamentary committee, adding […]

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