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  1. Very happy that EU leaders tasked the with shaping our collective response to the crisis. We will come forward with a proposal for an , clearly linked to the the Recovery Fund. →

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  2. Join us live with President and Michel following the videoconference

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  3. We are working on a green, sustainable recovery for Europe. Join LIVE on Friday 24 April at 14h CEST to discuss the and more. Share with us your questions 👇🏼

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  4. The EU and 21 other WTO Members today committed to ensure the well-functioning of global food supply chains during the current crisis. members are encouraged to put in place temporary working solutions to facilitate trade. More here →

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  5. The culture sector is one of the sectors hard hit by the coronavirus outbreak. We have approved a €38 million Swedish aid scheme to compensate damages related to the cancellation or postponement of cultural events due to . Read more →

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  6. We work closely with EU countries to improve our knowledge of the . We approved a €5.3 million Maltese scheme to support research projects to develop urgently needed medicines and products and innovative analysis tools. Read more →

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  7. We have approved a Dutch loan guarantee scheme of up to €10 billion to support the economy. This will help companies to continue their activity during and after the . Read more →

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  8. To cushion the blow of the to people’s livelihoods and the economy, we put in place the most flexible ever state aid rules. These help the economy to bounce back strongly after the crisis. See all approved support measures so far ↓

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  9. We welcome and support for postponing the date of application of the new rules on medical devices by one year. This will allow EU countries and medical industries to prioritise the fight against and ensure supply of vital medical devices. ↓

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  10. The kicks off tomorrow! Over 10,000 participants from the EU and beyond have registered to develop innovative solutions to fight the . Together we will beat the virus. More ↓

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  11. We are proposing exceptional measures to support agricultural and food sectors affected by the crisis, including: ▪ Private storage aid ▪ Flexibility for market support programmes ▪ Derogation from some EU competition rules More info →

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  12. . proposes €3 billion in macro-financial assistance for Albania, BiH, Georgia, Jordan, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Tunisia & Ukraine to mitigate the impact of the . The EU stands by our Balkan and immediate neighbours

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  13. The EU is using new and existing tools to respond quickly to the pandemic. To cushion the blow to people’s livelihoods and the economy, we have adopted a comprehensive economic response to the outbreak. More about our response here ↓

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  14. Additional State aid approved for: 🇮🇪 Businesses ⬇️ 🇮🇹 Agriculture, forestry & fishery sectors⬇️ 🇸🇰 Employers & self-employed ⬇️ 🇪🇪 Businesses ⬇️ 🇵🇱 Economy ⬇️

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  15. We strive to protect European businesses against and help the economy bounce back strongly after the crisis. 🇪🇺 Our work with EU countries continues to ensure that national support measures are put in place in a timely, coordinated, and effective way. ⬇️

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  16. This is part of overall EU support to the Western Balkans and the region, which includes financial assistance. Find out more about our response to the pandemic in the Western Balkans here ↓

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  17. Austria is also sending gloves, disinfectant and other items to Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Moldova. Serbia will also receive blankets, mattresses and tents for migrants in the country via from Austria.

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  18. Following a request for assistance from Albania 🇦🇱 via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism in the fight against , Austria 🇦🇹 has offered gloves and disinfectant. The 🇪🇺 is coordinating & co-financing the delivery of shipments to Albania.

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  19. The is having a substantial impact on the sport sector. We continue to use and European Week of Sport to help the sector and facilitate the exchange of good practices and experiences among EU countries. More:

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  20. Education & skills are at the base of inclusive and resilient societies and economies as we recover from the coronavirus. A €50 million guarantee scheme will improve access to finance for those looking to invest in skills and education. Learn more:

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