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The King Baudouin Foundation has created a Fund for all hospitals and residential care establishments

In the face of the current COVID-19 health crisis, the King Baudouin Foundation has created the Fund for Supportive Care, to which donations from businesses and private individuals can be made. The funds collected are distributed to hospital and residential care home initiatives throughout the country. Every care institution is facing enormous challenges generated by COVID-19. There are many ur...
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EPP Group: Coronavirus Action: EU funding, investment, airline help

Coronavirus Action: EU funding, investment, airline help Rushing to aid Europeans and their economy, the EPP Group, the largest force in Parliament, calls for EU-wide solidarity and has approved measures to counter the impact of the coronavirus.   The EPP Group voted for 37 billion euros in aid and investment through the European Solidarity Fund and the Coronavirus Response Investment ...
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Council of the European Union: Video conference of cohesion policy ministers, 27 March 2020

EU ministers and member state representatives responsible for cohesion policy held a video conference to discuss how to make best use of the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative to mitigate the negative consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of the video conference the Croatian Presidency issued a press release.
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CPJ: Brazil restricts access to government information amid COVID-19 emergency

Brazil restricts access to government information amid COVID-19 emergency Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is seen in Brasilia on March 20, 2020. Bolsonaro recently passed a provisional regulation restricting access to public records. (Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino) Rio de Janeiro, March 26, 2020 -- Brazilian authorities should not use the coronavirus crisis as an excuse to restrict access to gov...
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S&Ss Group: We need to act now to save the future of the tourism industry, say S&Ds

We need to act now to save the future of the tourism industry, say S&Ds With millions of jobs in the tourism and transport industry endangered by the COVID-19 outbreak, S&Ds urge European authorities to listen to the people and take the necessary measures to prevent the collapse of the third largest economic sector in Europe. István Ujhely, S&D vice-chair of the committee on touris...
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Ukraine: Statement by the Spokesperson on human rights violations in the non-government controlled areas

Ukraine: Statement by the Spokesperson on human rights violations in the non-government controlled areas Brussels, 27/03/2020 - 09:11, UNIQUE ID: 200327_8 The latest report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) confirms that the practice of arbitrary detention, torture and the ill-treatment of conflict-relat...
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G20: Statement by President Michel and President von der Leyen after the extraordinary G20 video conference on COVID-19

Statement by President Michel and President von der Leyen after the extraordinary G20 video conference on COVID-19 Today, Thursday 26 March 2020, the President of the European Council Charles Michel and the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen participated in the extraordinary G20 Leaders’ videoconference called by Saudi Arabia that currently holds the G20 Presidency. Aga...
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EPP Group: COVID19: Solidarity we give today is solidarity we receive tomorrow

COVID19: Solidarity we give today is solidarity we receive tomorrow The EPP Group calls for solidarity with all the countries and regions affected by the coronavirus outbreak. "The truth is that we do not know what will happen in the next few weeks. That is why we should remember that the solidarity we give today is the solidarity we receive tomorrow. That is what Europe is all about", said Esteb...
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EEAS: Non-proliferation: Statement by the Spokesperson on the 45th anniversary of the entry into force of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

Non-proliferation: Statement by the Spokesperson on the 45th anniversary of the entry into force of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention Brussels, 26/03/2020 - 13:07, UNIQUE ID: 200326_12 26 March marks the 45th anniversary of the entry into force of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention. The Convention is the cornerstone of the int...
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S&Ds support legislative measures against COVID-19 at extraordinary plenary session

S&Ds support legislative measures against COVID-19 at extraordinary plenary session Today in an unprecedented plenary session, the European Parliament will pass three pieces of legislation aimed at fighting both the health and the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. MEPs will vote throughout the day with a remote system approved by all group leaders in the house. Only five S&D ME...
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