Increased EU cooperation is needed to fight Coronavirus
On 6 March 2020 the health EPSCO council discussed the actual issues of cooperation in the field of COVID-19 epidemics. It is three weeks ago that the Council discussed common challenges related to Coronavirus infections. That time the epidemics has had limited impact on Europe and the focus was on preparedness.
Ministers discussed the European Green Deal and the new EU climate law
At the first Environment Council under the Croatian Presidency held on 5 March in Brussels, ministers had an exchange of views on the European Green Deal and on the Greening of the European Semester, endorsed the EU’s long term low carbon development strategy and the Conclusions on Ambient Air Quality and received information from Commission on the first EU climate Law.
The European Union should give priority to patient access and sustainability in the field of medicines
On 3 March 2020 the Permanent Representation of Hungary together with Medicines for Europe, with the support of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU, a seminar entitled “A European Union that ensures patient access and sustainability” was held with the participation of around one hundred guests.
Competitiveness Council, 27-28 February, Brussels
In the context of the European Green Deal Competitiveness ministers had a policy debate on the challenges and opportunities relating to the transition to climate neutral and circular industry.
Széchenyi István University at network presentation event for Run-EU launch project
On 12 February 2020, at the Portuguese Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels, the leaders of 8 Higher Education Institutions from 6 countries solemnly signed the consortium of European regional universities RUN-EU ERASMUS+ project application.