Today, the European Commission has granted a conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) for the COVID‑19 vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer, making it the first COVID-19 vaccine authorised in the EU. This authorisation follows a positive scientific recommendation based on a thorough assessment
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 21/12/2020
Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the Council updated the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted. As stipulated in the Council recommendation, this list will continue to be
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 17/12/2020
The Council today adopted conclusions which call for further enhanced responses at EU level to counter hybrid threats, including disinformation, and strengthening resilience. The Council notes that new technologies and crises, such as the ongoing pandemic, offer opportunities for hostile actors to
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 15/12/2020
Minister of International Cooperation, Dr. Rania Al Mashat, and Head of the European Union Delegation to Egypt, Ambassador Christian Berger, signed an amendment to Health Sector Policy Support Program-II, worth EUR 89 million, to combat coronavirus pandemic.
Author: Press and information team of the Delegation to EGYPT - Publication date: 11/12/2020
Today, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will officially launch the Digital4Development (D4D) Hub in the presence of representatives from the five Hub-founding EU Member States, under the German EU Council Presidency. The platform gathers key stakeholders from EU Member States,
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 08/12/2020
The objective of this report is to provide a snapshot overview of the current trends and insights into disinformation activities related to COVID-19/Coronavirus. The report draws on open sources, does not provide a comprehensive or complete overview and focusses primarily on the external dimension,
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 02/12/2020
As part of Team Europe's global response to the coronavirus pandemic, the European Union announced today a new €20 million programme to support the preparedness and response capacities of our partners in the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 01/12/2020
The European Commission further expanded its Guidance Note on how COVID-19-related humanitarian aid can be provided to countries and areas around the world that are subject to EU restrictive measures (sanctions). This Guidance now also has a self-standing chapter on Nicaragua.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 16/11/2020