Von der Leyen admits errors in dealing with the corona pandemic

IIn the fight against the corona pandemic, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen believes that after the lockdown in spring, some measures may have been relaxed too early. “We have learned the following: After the first wave subsided, we of course relaxed the measures a bit in the summer, probably too quickly, and that […]

Linz-based home robot manufacturer Robart obtains financing from the EIB |

The Austrian robotics company Robart, based in Linz, draws funds from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and receives a loan of nine million euros, which will be invested in the research and development of household robots with artificial intelligence. […] Harold Artés, CEO of Robart. (c) Province of Upper Austria / Kauder This togetherness is […]

The EU is reaching out to Erdogan’s verbal attack on Macron

However, the EU’s refs do not put a damper on the Turkish president. On Sunday, he repeated the message from the day before and asked his French counterpart to check his mental health. Borell calls the statements unacceptable. – Turkey is asked to stop this dangerous confrontation spiral, he writes on Twitter on Sunday. Erdogan’s […]

EU examines emergency plan for agreement despite hard Brexit

IAccording to a media report, a new trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Great Britain could still lead to a trade agreement in the event of a hard Brexit. An emergency variant is currently being examined at EU level: The commercial contract therefore does not necessarily have to be signed and sealed by […]

After testing with Russian missiles: USA threatens NATO member Turkey

Friday October 16, 2020 Confrontation with the EU in the gas dispute, escalation within NATO due to tests with a Russian missile system: Turkey is currently hardening the fronts in many places. The USA is now threatening its allies in Ankara with the first consequences if the weapons from Moscow are actually put into operation. […]

Monte Paschi outsources bad loans in the billions

Monte Paschi The oldest bank in the world was saved in 2017 with an eight billion euro government bailout. (Photo: AP) Milan The shareholders of the troubled Italian money house Monte dei Paschi di Siena have cleared the way for a sale of the oldest bank in the world. They agreed on Sunday to a […]

Call for proposals 169968 Promoting universal Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of vulnerable adolescents in Africa

The guidelines for applicants are published in English and French on e-Calls (call 169968): https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?ADSSChck=1601634388617&do=publi.detPUB&searchtype=QS&page=1&nbPubliList=15&orderby=upd&orderbyad=Desc&aoref=169968&userlanguage=en This EUR 30.5 million restricted call is organised in the framework of the intra-ACP Programme to strengthen health systems for universal health coverage. The focus is on adolescents’ SRHR (age group as per WHO definition: 10-19 years), especially adolescent girls […]

In the corona crisis, banks get more leeway for loans

The orphaned EU quarter in Brussels The EU Commission (right) is working on new easements for banks. (Foto: Bloomberg) Brussels The EU Commission wants to make sure with a series of reliefs for banks that the financial institutions do not turn off the credit tap. Among other things, the rules as of when provisions for bad […]