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    We are working towards a barrier-free Europe. Our strategy for 2021-2030 will ensure that no one is left behind, covering all aspects of the which turned 10 this year. The will discuss it this week, stay tuned!

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  2. A brand new version of the widely-recognised EU energy label applies as of today! 🟢🟡🟠🔴 The simpler and clearer A to G scale – for the first 4 product categories – is now in store and online. Learn more →

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  3. We want to further improve all areas of the lives of persons with disabilities in Europe. The upcoming strategy for 2021-2030 will ensure that no one is left behind. The strategy is on the 's table this week, stay tuned!

    Photos of an amputee man playing basketball; an elderly person with a walker; a young girl having a class in sign language; people with disabilities at work; and the pillars of the European Disability Strategy for 2021-2030 which are accessibility, participation, equality, employment, education and training, social protection, health and promoting rights globally.
    4 times more persons with disabilities report unmet healthcare needs - 50% more likely to be at risk of poverty or social inclusion - Young people with disabilities are twice as likely to leave school early -1 in 2 feel discriminated against. Photo of a boy on a swing.
    Inclusion starts with accessibility. 95% of European countries have accessibility standards. 
73 % of Asian countries have accessibility standards.
71% of countries in Oceania have accessibility standards.
64% of countries in Americas have accessibility standards.
48% of African countries have accessibility standards.
The EU Access City Award rewards cities making outstanding efforts to become more accessible. The winner of the 2021 EU Access City Award is the city of Jönköping, in Sweden. The city of Bremerhaven in Germany and the city of Gdynia in Poland won second and third place, respectively.
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    Photos of an amputee man playing basketball; an elderly person with a walker; a young girl having a class in sign language; people with disabilities at work; and the pillars of the European Disability Strategy for 2021-2030 which are accessibility, participation, equality, employment, education and training, social protection, health and external action.
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  4. The European Pillar of defines 20 key rights and principles for a strong social Europe. The action plan we will present in 2 days will make sure we have a fair and inclusive recovery from the pandemic in the EU.

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  5. Social rights are a top priority for people in the EU. The most pressing issues for them are: ⚖️ equal opportunities & access to the labour market ⚖️ fair working conditions ⚖️ access to quality health care Read the survey:

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  6. A brand new version of the widely-recognised EU energy label applies as of today! 🟢🟡🟠🔴 The simpler and clearer A to G scale – for the first 4 product categories – is now in store and online. Learn more →

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  7. This is a true and historic moment of global solidarity. 🌍 Vaccines facilitated through have arrived to Ivory Coast. Team Europe has pledged €2.2 billion for COVAX to help ensure universal access to vaccines.

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  8. We'll present this month a legislative proposal for a Digital Green Pass. The aim is to provide: •Proof that a person has been vaccinated •Results of tests for those who couldn’t get a vaccine yet •Info on COVID19 recovery It will respect data protection, security & privacy

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  9. The EU does not forget the dire situation of people in Yemen. We are allocating €95 million in humanitarian aid to address child malnutrition, the imminent threat of famine and renewed fighting in the country. More:

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  10. Did you know that will celebrate 35 years of existence in 2022? We are planning to honour this occasion with a commemorative €2 coin! Choose your favourite design, a piece of history to carry around in your wallet – deadline 31 March!

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  11. Today is . 95% of rare diseases have no treatment options. One of the key pillars of is to support patients with unmet needs. This is why we are investing in research for new & better treatments and antibiotics.

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  12. Just easy as A-B-C! The new EU paves the way for innovation of even more energy efficient products. The simpler and clearer A to G scale – for the first 4 product categories – will be in store and on-line from 1 March. ➡️

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  13. With civil, defence and space industries working together, Europe will have a technological edge. 🔝 We have proposed new steps to make it easier for Europe's industries to work together more efficiently than ever before.

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  14. Digital platforms can help people to find new jobs and explore new business ideas. But we need to make sure that these new forms of work remain sustainable and fair. We launched social partner consultation on platform work 🛵📦

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  15. We work across the board to fight the virus, together. ➡ Help companies ramp up production ➡ Make new production plants available ➡ Tackle variants and provide funding for sequencing ➡ Develop a common solution for vaccination certificates

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  16. When neighbours are in need, we put European solidarity into action. 🇷🇴 🇪🇺 🇸🇰 Following a requests received through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism: Romania sent a medical team to support the treatment of COVID-19 patients in Slovakia.

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  17. We have a new partnership with Southern Neighbourhood countries. We fight this pandemic together. The EU mobilised €2.3 billion for their health & economic recovery. And to give perspectives to its youth, in the long term, we propose an Investment Plan for the region.

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  18. Do you remember the days when you didn't stay in touch while on the road for fear of costly bills? The roaming rules ensure your calls, texts and data cost the same no matter where you are in the EU. We want to extend it for another 🔟 years & make it even better!

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  19. SURE and the European solidarity it represents are key in this pandemic. This week we proposed to grant €230 million in financial support to Estonia. This brings the overall support proposed under SURE to €90.6 billion and covering 19 EU countries.

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  20. The fight against is gaining international momentum in 2021! We are working to make a success for the planet by: 🏭Reducing EU greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 ✔️Becoming climate neutral by 2050 ♻️Making the our growth strategy

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