GDP of EU countries in the second quarter fell by 14.4% in annual terms, according to a press release from the statistical Agency Eurostat.
QoQ index has decreased by 11.9%. In the first three months of the year the fall amounted to 3.6%. Thus, the European economy went into recession.
The EU Council again included in the third updated list of countries with which member States are recommended to opening of external borders, should be published in Thursday statement of the Council.
The European Union has not added any new countries to the list, on the contrary, reduced, eliminating Algeria. So now the recommendations are just 12 (of the original 15) States: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, and China, subject to the confirmation of reciprocity in the opening of borders.
The messenger Telegram filed a formal antitrust complaint to the European Commission to Apple about possible violations in the work of the App Store, reported the newspaper Financial Times, citing the complaint.
According to the publication, the complaint States that Apple should "allow users to be able to download the software not only from the App Store."
The European Commission has signed a contract with the American company Gilead for the purchase of medicines for the European Union coronavirus infection COVID-19 "Ramdevpir" to 63 million euros against the background of almost full armor on produced volumes of medicine from the United States, said the spokesman of the EC on the briefing.
In early July, it was reported that the European Commission is negotiating with Gilead on the possibility to provide the EU with a sufficient number of doses of "Ramdevpir", while the Guardian wrote that the United States bought about 90% of three month supply from this company. It was reported that the first 140 thousand doses of the drug were sold worldwide. In late June, the U.S. bought about 500 thousand doses that just is about 90% of the stock of the drug for three months.
The founder of the messenger Telegram Pavel Durov has accused Apple in that it supposedly creates the myths around the App Store and thereby deceiving the users. About this he wrote in his Telegram channel, where he listed seven reasons why the Commission in the Apple App Store should "worry about every iPhone owner".
In particular, he pointed out that a 30 percent Commission for each application, the company increases the value of digital purchases. Moreover, the money consumers have despite the fact that they previously overpaid for the Apple phone "a few hundred dollars more than its cost".
The statement of the representative of the European Commission prohibiting entry to the Crimea Ukrainian citizens is wrong, as the restrictions relate solely to the pandemic coronavirus, said RIA Novosti political analyst Sergei Mikheyev.
The EU has previously stated that he is concerned about "restriction" of free access of Ukrainian citizens on the territory of Crimea.
The European Commission is urging EU countries to inform each other on actions caused by them against COVID-19, for example, the introduction of quarantine after traveling, said the representative of the press service of the EC.
Rules for the passage of quarantine after returning from a particular country or region of the European Union introduced by EU member States themselves. Moreover, these rules may arise during travel of residents of one country to that country on arrival from which at the time of departure quarantine was not needed.
Vice-President of the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas, the representative of Greece in the leadership of the EC, expressed his regret for the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a mosque.
"As a Greek I feel bitterness, I feel the outrage on this issue. This is a difficult day, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who is experiencing similar emotions. I believe Turkey will at some point have to decide what should be its geopolitical position and with whom she wants to be together in the future. If Turkey wants to go with the European Union based on European values, if so, what is happening today in Hagia Sophia is a bad otravny point," he said at a press conference.
The opposition party "True Finns" in Finland requires the Parliament interrupted their vacations to discuss the actions of the Prime Minister Sanna Marin during the EU summit, where it was agreed the package of measures for the recovery of the European economy due to a pandemic coronavirus, according to state broadcaster YLE.
It is reported that the party held on Thursday an extraordinary meeting. The leader of the faction Ville Tavio said that Martin exceeded his authority and violated the Constitution by endorsing the package of measures for the recovery of the European economy. According to Tavio, the Parliament had to interrupt their vacation to discuss the actions of the Prime Minister.
Ukraine and the EU signed a Memorandum of understanding and a loan agreement on granting to Kiev macro-financial assistance in the amount of 1.2 billion euros to combat the coronavirus, said Thursday Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmyhal.
"Ukraine will receive 1.2 billion euros macro-financial assistance from the European Union. Today signed a Memorandum of understanding and a loan agreement with the European Commission," wrote Smigel on his page in Facebook.
The European Commission hopes that the EU countries by October will present a draft national recovery plans for their economies seriously affected by combat the spread of coronavirus, said the Vice-President of the EC Maros Sefcovic during a video conference.
"The EC hopes that the country by October will present the draft plans of rehabilitation," he said.
Thirteen people filed a complaint to the Chancellor of justice of Finland to the Prime Minister Sanna Marin during the recent EU summit where it was agreed the package of measures for the recovery of the European economy due to a pandemic coronavirus, according to state broadcaster YLE.
Complaints, including those filed by the Deputy from party "True Finns" Sebastian Tynkkynen. The authors of most of the cases believe that the country's Prime Minister had acted contrary to the position of the constitutional Committee of the Parliament, when approved taking new loans as part of a package of measures to restore the EU economy.
Turkmenistan received the status of observer in the world trade organization, said on Wednesday the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Republic.
"The twenty-second of July 2020 at the headquarters of the world trade organization in Geneva held a regular meeting of the WTO General Council, which examined the application of Turkmenistan for observer status in the organization," - said on the website of the Turkmen foreign Ministry.
Sweden is not affected in the compromise agreement on the budget and Fund for the recovery of the EU made by the leaders of the 27 EU countries on Tuesday morning, Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan löfven in comments to the newspaper Expressen.
"After four days of difficult negotiations, we finally managed to reach an agreement. Despite the difficult conditions, interests and priorities of Sweden were taken into account and supported. The contributions of Sweden was lowered, we received much than ever, discount. For the first time in the allocation of funds from the EU budget will be taken into consideration, whether the country observes the rule of law. This is a significant change," - said Leven.
Ended on Tuesday a summit of European Union harmonization package to support agroekonomika after the pandemic COVID-19 showed that the two countries enterprises there is a clear trust deficit, which continues to worsen, said RIA Novosti Deputy Dean of the faculty of world economy and world politics HSE Andrew Suzdaltsev.
In the night of Tuesday in Brussels ended a summit of EU leaders, which lasted since Friday. The leaders discussed the budget and the Fund for the recovery of the European economy from the crisis caused by the pandemic. The European Commission proposed 500 billion from the Fund to implement subsidies, 250 billion as loans. In the end, under the pressure of the "Thrifty four" - the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Austria - configuration of the Fund is different: 390 billion euros as subsidies, 360 billion as loans.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that no regrets about concessions that were made in regard to the requirements of some countries to Fund the recovery of the EU, according to her, the country has reached "the painful but responsible" compromise.
In the night of Monday in Brussels ended a summit of EU leaders, which lasted since Friday. The leaders discussed the budget and the Fund for the recovery of the European economy from the crisis caused by the pandemic. The European Commission proposed 500 billion from the Fund to implement subsidies, 250 billion as loans. In the end, under the pressure of the "Thrifty four" - the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Austria - configuration of the Fund is different: 390 billion euros as subsidies, 360 billion as loans.
Italy is satisfied with the agreement on the outcome of the EU summit, which will get 209 billion euros from the Foundation for economic recovery, said Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
"This is a historic moment for Europe and Italy. Vision and determination with which we pursued this goal were rewarded," he said at a morning press conference.
The European Council will continue to develop the mechanism for linking the issue of European funds the EU with respect to the principle of a legal state, is preparing appropriate legislation, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Earlier, the head of the European Council Charles Michel said the rule of law and European values, and climate challenges for the first time linked to the financing of the EU at the summit of Union leaders in Brussels. On the need for such a mechanism has been repeatedly stated in Berlin, Budapest and Warsaw criticize this idea. Namely Hungary and Poland, has repeatedly clashed with Brussels because of political differences, are the main addressees of this action.
The Prime Minister of Ireland, Michel Martin welcomed the decision of the EU summit to provide in the future the financing of the special Fund in the amount of 5 billion euros to help the countries most affected by Brexit.
"Brexit would be a serious challenge. And I particularly welcome that there was a special Fund in the amount of 5 billion Euro to the countries that are most affected by this decision of the UK to leave the European Union," Martin said during a short news approach after the summit.
The head of the European Council, Charles Michel after four days of difficult negotiations with the leaders of the 27 countries of the European Union in Brussels, led the European Council to compromise on the creation of an unprecedented Fund of € 750 billion to restore agroekonomika after the crisis COVID-19.
The summit for the first time since February, was part, European leaders used a mask and tried to keep my distance. From the courtroom periodically come information about heated arguments and opposing positions of the parties.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed that the Fund recovery of the EU economy will amount to 750 billion euros, 390 of them in the form of grants, the grant funds will be tied to the reform process.
In the night of Monday in Brussels ended a summit of EU leaders, which lasted since Friday. The leaders discussed the budget and the Fund for the recovery of the European economy from the crisis caused by the pandemic. According to Merkel, the summit lasted "unusually long".
The fourth day of the summit of the European Union harmonization package to support agroekonomika after COVID-19, which includes the recovery Fund and the multi-year budget plan of the EU, lasted all night and ended early Tuesday morning after a serious multi-day talks in Brussels, reported the press Secretary of the head of the European Council of Barend Lats.
The Prime Minister of Belgium Sophie Wilmes at the end of the summit also said on Twitter that there is "good agreement, with a budget of 1,074 billion Euro recovery plan 750 billion."
The Chinese government can apply restrictive measures to the European telecommunications giants – Finnish Nokia and Swedish Ericsson, if the EU will follow the example of the US and the UK, depriving the Huawei to access a wireless 5G network on the territory of the Union, the newspaper the Wall Street Journal, citing informed sources.
According to the publication, one of the scenarios of the Ministry of trade of China provides for the establishment of export control, which will not allow Nokia and Ericsson to sell Chinese manufactured products in third countries. The source noted that the plan is the most rigid and will be implemented in the case of a complete blockade of Chinese suppliers for 5G network from Brussels.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the EU leaders at the talks in on Monday night reached a framework agreement, in its view, the final agreement could be reached today.
At the summit of EU leaders, which began last Friday, EU countries are trying to agree on a long-term financial framework of the Union (budget) and Fund project of recovery of the European economy, which could reach 750 billion euros in loans and grants.
Plenary meeting of the EU leaders has again been delayed they continue to consult in narrow formats, said Barend Leitz, press Secretary of the head of the European Council of Charles Michel.
Previously it was assumed that the summit will start around noon, then plenary was delayed in the best case to 16.00 (17.00 MSK).
The EU leaders continue to consult in the narrow formats in the framework of the summit on the crisis Fund and long-term EU budget, the plenary session with the participation of leaders of all 27 countries of the Union is delayed and will start no earlier than 17 GMT, wrote on Twitter Barend Leitz, press Secretary of the head of the European Council of Charles Michel.
According to his information, Michelle continues to meet with the leadership of individual countries of the Union, now there is a meeting with the participation of Chancellor of Germany, President of France, Prime Ministers of Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
The Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte said that EU leaders, leading the protracted negotiations at a summit in Brussels have to reach agreement on Sunday, as their migration is not beneficial to anyone.
Earlier it was reported that the EU leaders broke off negotiations on the creation of the anti-crisis Fund of the EU to support the economy, seriously affected by the fight against the spread of coronavirus, and formation of a multi-year EU budget, further discussion is expected on Sunday.
The participants of the EU summit, the second day which started on Saturday in Brussels could not agree on the question of the distribution of aid package to the countries most affected by the pandemic coronavirus, said RIA Novosti Director for scientific work of the international discussion club "Valdai" Fyodor Lukyanov.
Head to the second day of the EU summit in Brussels began on Saturday with a meeting in a narrow circle of heads of the European Council, European Commission and leaders of Germany, France and several countries of the Union. On the eve of European leaders held several rounds of difficult negotiations on the harmonization of the Foundation of economic recovery EU in the amount of 750 billion Euro and multi-year financial plan of the Union to the tune of 1.07 trillion euros.
Differences still remain with the member States of the European Union on various aspects of the recovery plan of the EU economy on the eve of the first face-to-face summit after the start of the pandemic coronavirus on July 17-18 in Brussels, told reporters on Thursday a senior representative of the European Union.
"There is no assurance that we will be able to reach an agreement. There are too many contradictions" - said the European official.
The European Union has always supported and adheres to transparency and strict compliance with European and international law in the energy sector, said at a press conference in Brussels the European Commission representative refused to comment on the threat of possible sanctions by the USA on the project "Nord stream 2".
U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that the state Department published recommendations in the framework of the law on counteraction to Russia through sanctions, including the document "Nord stream 2" and second thread "Turkish stream." These actions put at risk the us sanctions on investments and other actions associated with the Russian export gas pipelines.
Vice Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine Olga Stefanyshyna said that the country will become a member of the European Union, it is only a matter of time.
"Between Ukraine and the EU a very high level of political dialogue. There is an understanding that Ukraine is well on the way of reforms. We create a Road map of more than 60 European integration laws, the priority for adoption by Parliament this fall. It's a huge job, but I assure you: Ukraine is legally and technically ready to become a part of the European system, that is exactly Ukraine will become an EU member - it is only a matter of time", - quotes Stefanishina the press service of the Cabinet.
The spread of the coronavirus in the EU occurs currently, mostly, in some limited areas, European countries take the necessary measures to keep the situation under control, said the Vice-President of the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas.
"The virus is still among us and is spreading in many regions of the world. In the EU, we average a few limited foci, and take every effort to keep the situation under control in cooperation with member States to ensure effective response," said Vice-President of the EC.
In the European Union there is no alternative to political settlement of the conflict in Libya on the basis of the Berlin conference, said the representative of the European Commission at a press conference in Brussels, answering the request of journalists to comment on the appeal of the Parliament of Eastern Libya to Egypt to support the struggle against the "foreign interference".
"Yesterday a meeting of the Council of Ministers of foreign Affairs, on which, in particular, discussed the situation in Libya... it said that the situation remains difficult, ongoing violations of the arms embargo, we intend to strengthen the sanctions regime to the UN resolution implemented. Josep Borrell made it clear that the only possible solution is a political process on the basis of the Berlin conference", - said the representative of the European Commission.
It was the longest and the most unpredictable, the most odious, the most dirty election. And not the fact that they ended.
We are talking about suffering in the Polish presidential elections, which was to be held in may. Recall, if they were held in the period specified in law, the incumbent President Andrzej Duda would have had all chances to win in the first round, because, according to surveys, his rating then exceeds 60 percent. That is why the liberal opposition with the active support of Western politicians and media have done their utmost to disrupt the vote under the pretext of a pandemic. And they succeeded.
DTEK became the first company in Ukraine, which entered the Hydrogen Association of Europe, bringing together leaders in the field of application of hydrogen technologies in Europe, said on Saturday the press service of the company.
"European local energy system transformirovalsya. Renewable energy sources are a greater strain on the existing network, and carbon energy ceases to be sustainable environmentally and economically. The use of hydrogen opens up opportunities for the decarbonization of the key sectors of the economy, as well as to build a new sector of the economy and creation of additional workplaces", - the press service quoted DTEK's Director for innovations Emanuele Volpe.
The head of the European Council Charles Michel on Friday renewed the offer to the member countries of the EU multi-annual financial framework of the Union for the 2021-2027 years, and also Fund the restoration of agroeconomic after the associated with coronavirus crisis.
"In the discussions between the heads of state and government, it became clear that there are serious objections to this package. After that, I held a series of bilateral talks with European leaders, the results of which are to the revised draft multi-year budget plan and recovery Fund", - said the head of the European Council at the press conference in Brussels. According to him, the plan based on the priorities of Europe: climate, digitization, European values and strengthening the EU's position in the world. "We need to deal with the consequences of a pandemic, reform our economy and build our society," he added.
Italy and Spain believe that the EU will be able in July to agree on the agreement on anti-crisis Fund, stated after the meeting in Madrid premiere of Pedro Sanchez and Giuseppe Conte.
"July is the month of the agreement. Must be the month of the agreement. We all have a responsibility to make sure that it was the month of the agreement," said Sanchez, commenting on the possibility of reaching agreement at the EU summit on July 17-18.
Estonia expects from the Commission further assessment of the safety of the Belarusian nuclear power plant (Belarusian NPP), under construction near the town of Ostrowiec, said Wednesday the Minister of economic Affairs and communications Baltic republics of Estonia, Taavi AAS.
According to AASA, a compromise proposal of the Commission for the Baltic States contains a recommendation to strengthen security measures during the construction of the Belarusian NPP. However, this does not exclude the possibility of further purchase of electricity from third countries, i.e. outside the European Union.
The European Commission published on Tuesday measures to support winemakers, faced with a strong decline in sales due to pandemic coronavirus.
"Winemaking is in the list of the most affected in the agricultural sector due to sudden changes in demand, closure of restaurants and bars throughout the EU, which was not offset by domestic consumption", - stated in the message.
The European Union uses objective criteria in making its recommendations on lifting restrictions on travel to third countries, but their implementation is not automatically and requires further evaluation, reported RIA Novosti the representative of the European Commission.
The Council of the EU agreed on Tuesday a list of third countries with which the possible resumption of flights. In the list, consisting of 15 States, no Russia and the United States.
U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo believes that the expulsion of EU Ambassador to Venezuela will only lead to isolation of the country.
"Expulsion of the Ambassador, the EU is only further isolating Venezuela from free and democratic countries," Pompeo wrote on Twitter.
The foreign Ministry of Venezuela and the European Union issued a joint statement in which it declared invalid the decision of the authorities of the Bolivarian Republic of to expel the Ambassador of the EU Isabel Pedrosa.
"The Venezuelan government decided to annul the decision adopted on 29 June 2020, according to which the Ambassador Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa, head of the delegation of the European Union in Caracas, was declared a persona non grata," - said in the text of the statement on the website of the EU.
The European Commission hopes that the resolution on distribution in the European Union first medicines when COVID-19 will be issued before the end of this week, said Commission spokesman at a press conference.
"Protecting health is a key priority for the EC. In particular we have therefore accelerated the process for permission to distribute (in the EU) "Ramdevpir" that he was available to residents. We hope that this resolution will be by the end of this week," he said.
The Georgian authorities hope that the country will get a list of the 15 States with which the European Union will open the border, said foreign Minister David Zalkaliani at the briefing.
Earlier in June, the European Commission proposed to EU member States to gradually open the external border for residents of third countries from 1 July. She, in particular, suggested to agree on a common list of third States, in which restrictions on entry into the Union can be withdrawn from this date. EK, among other things, recommended to open external border of the EU for residents of third States that open their borders to the EU. The EC proposed to include in this list the countries of the Western Balkans. As reported by AFP, the proposed list of countries from which it will be possible to visit Europe in July and which is approved by EU member States include Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.
The European Commission is greatly concerned about the law in Hong Kong, is in contact with international partners, said the Chairman of the EC Ursula von der Leyen at a press conference.
As reported earlier Tuesday, the broadcasting Corporation of RTHK, citing informed sources, the standing Committee of vsekitajsky meeting of national representatives, the highest legislative body of China, approved the national security bill in Hong Kong.
The EU Council has launched a written procedure to approve the recommendations regarding the opening of the external borders of the European Union, its completion is expected by midday on 30 June, told RIA Novosti source in the EU.
We are talking about recommendations regarding gradual removal of restrictions on travel to the EU for residents of third countries, said the Agency interlocutor.
More than 100 world leaders, including 18 Nobel peace laureates signed the letter, which urged the international community to make vaccines COVID-19 available around the world as the "common good", said located in Bangladesh, the Yunus centre, founded by Nobel peace prize laureate Mohammed Yunus.
The initiative was joined by former presidents, politicians, and internationally known actors and Directors, in particular the Nobel peace prize laureate and former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, former President of the European Commission and former Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi, actors George Clooney, Matt Damon and Sharon stone and many others.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen made the second summit of the EU member States to discuss anti-crisis Fund of the European Union, if we fail to coordinate their positions at the summit on July 17.
"It's good that we finally will have a personal meeting after such a long break. It is impossible to have such big talks in video format. We have to see whether it will be possible to reach agreement on the first attempt ... Or we will achieve this on the first attempt, or you need a second one. In any case, we should work so long as it takes, until you reach a progress. Until then, we can't afford a summer vacation. Europe urgently needs this recovery plan. We are in the deepest crisis since the Second world war," said von der Leyen in an interview with Handelsblatt.
Legal preconditions for renewal of negotiations with Britain on trade agreement is not, said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in an interview with Handelsblatt.
"I don't see any legal grounds for that," said von der Leyen, responding to a question on possibility of renewal of negotiations in the autumn. "The deadline extension expires at the end of June. Therefore, it is clear that the UK leaves the single market on 31 December," she added.
The response of Germany to possible U.S. sanctions against the "Nord stream — 2" is limited, we can talk about the support of private companies affected by the restrictions, but not about the real counter-sanctions, the decision on which can only be taken EU, told RIA Novosti the German political scientist Alexander Rahr.
The German authorities are preparing retaliatory measures if the White house realizes its threat of dopanti against the pipeline "Nord stream 2", reported Bloomberg, citing government sources in Berlin. In an internal document, the German economy Ministry says new US sanctions may affect a substantial number of European companies and banks, and government organizations. In response, the government of Angela Merkel is considering a plan for the coordinated action of the European Union, the Agency said.
An extraordinary summit in Brussels, where the heads of EU States will meet in person and discuss the anti-crisis Fund of the EU, will be held on July 17-18, says Twitter Brenda of Latsa, press Secretary of the President of the European Council of Charles Michel.
Several summits of the EU leaders was held in a videoconference format because of the restrictive measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. This format makes the complicated process of discussion, decision-making.
The European Union supports the complete stop of hostilities in Libya and urged all foreign state, in relation to the conflict to facilitate Descalzi of conflict in the country and the resumption of negotiations under UN auspices.
"No one is interested in escalation in the region... We are very concerned about this. It is urgent to reduce tension, foreign forces involved in this matter should work to reduce tensions, not aggravate the situation", - told reporters the representative of the EC Peter Stano, responding to a question about recent statements of the President of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, including a proposal for military assistance to the Libyan tribes.
The consequences of a pandemic coronavirus European Union provide the opportunity for strategic autonomy, but this will require efforts to unite countries, says the head of the Department on European political studies, IMEMO ran Nadezhda Arbatova.
In her opinion, two consequences of the pandemic is already clear. "First: the script of a common enemy in relation to coronavirus is not United Russia and the West. And second, has intensified the confrontation between Beijing and Washington and, therefore, bipolar. But from my point of view, it will be a completely different bipolarity, with the weak centers of power, which opens up opportunities for other players in the international arena, including for the European Union to Russia," she said during an online session, "Primako readings" "EU next generation" strategic autonomy: myth or reality?".
Russia must participate more actively in the area of climate change, said Deputy Director-General for climate action of the European Commission Clara de La Torre.
She recalled that in the EU there is a gradual reduction in fossil fuel use, but alone the problem of the planet can not be solved.
In Moscow hope that the EU will not weaken attention to the suppression of coronavirus, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"Given the steps the European partners towards the restoration of movement (nationals), hoping that the neighbors will not weaken attention to the effectiveness against novel coronavirus infection. I remind you of the excessive haste in easing of the quarantine restrictions continues to warn the who," said Zakharov on the briefing.
The bill of the European Commission (EC) on the control over the provision of foreign government subsidies to companies in the EU may not appear until 2021, said Executive Vice-President of the EC, Margrethe Vestager at a press conference.
The EC before the September 23, going to consult with stakeholders on its proposals to regulate state subsidies to third countries in the EU that could disrupt competition in the Union. "We hope to get a wide range of opinions and suggestions. If these consultations show that new rules are needed, we intend to submit our proposal in 2021," she said.
A former member of the European Parliament from Greece, Professor, University of Crete, NOTIS Marias considers unjustified euphoria of the Greek authorities in connection with the allocation of 32 billion euros from the European Fund for economic recovery. Greece will have to fulfil very strict conditions, said Marias RIA Novosti.
Marias was a member of the economic Committee of the European Parliament, several years ago, created the party "Greece – the other way."
Russia will not be among the countries for which the European Union will open the border from 1 July, I believe in the national Association of tour operators.
Earlier, the European Commission invited the EU countries to coordinate their actions for the opening of external borders. The EC is urged to establish a unified list of countries that are not members of the European Union, which lifted restrictions on the trip. In addition to the epidemiological situation, it is also proposed to take into account the criterion of reciprocity.
Britain and the European Union agreed to intensify in July, the negotiations on the future relationships of the parties, the United Kingdom will not ask for extension of the transition period after Brexit, said transferred to the RIA Novosti statement, the UK and the EU.
The statement was made following the meeting via video conferencing premiere of Boris Johnson with the presidents of the European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament, Ursula von der Leyen, Charles Michel and David Sassòli.
The transition period in relations between the EU and the UK will end on 31 December 2020, as the country does not intend to request its prolongation, said in a statement released by the European Commission.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the presidents of the European Council Charles Michel, the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and the European Parliament David Sassòli held a videoconference on Monday to discuss the negotiations on the future partnership that lead the EU and the UK.
The number of identified cases of coronavirus in days in Belgium amounted to 71, with only the middle of March ill 60 100 out of the number tested, reported on Monday in a crisis headquarters of the Ministry of health of the country.
Died 6 persons with a diagnosis or suspected coronavirus, the total number of deaths that doctors associated with COVID-19, since the beginning of the outbreak reached 9 661.
The flagship of the American business press, which boasts excellent sources in Washington's highest offices, The Wall Street Journal reports that the US is preparing for the introduction of measures of economic impact against a whole group of countries who have encroached on the U.S. financial flows. The geographic scope affected by future measures Washington economic retribution is impressive in its scope: the European Union (General), Austria, Brazil, Czech Republic, India, Indonesia, Italy, Spain, Turkey and even Britain.
Guilty for all of these countries before the administration of Donald trump? All they are going to impose taxes against American Internet giants that got used to a privilege, which stand guard over American politics. This privilege is to earn money worldwide with little to pay taxes. The amount of taxation which now dream of politics from Paris to Rio de Janeiro and from Jakarta to Rome, it is absolutely astronomical, but under the gun they have companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple. However, in order to defend their unwritten privileges, even Donald trump (who himself is a victim of the actions of the owners of these companies are obviously supporting Joe Biden) seriously ready to quarrel even with close allies such as Britain, India or Brazil, not to mention the European Union.
Spain open their borders with the Schengen countries on 22 June, with the exception of Portugal, which borders open on 1 July.
This, according to the Agency Efe, said Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in the negotiations in line with the heads of governments of the Autonomous communities.
The meaning of the two stocks at a high level that occurred in the opposite points of the Eurasian continent, is surprisingly the same: don't put us before a choice "or the United States or China" — will communicate with both parties. I want to believe that this position will determine the main axis of international relations in the years ahead.
We are talking about the article Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Moon in the American journal Foreign Affairs last week. And on the outcome of the just concluded tenth round of Sino-European strategic dialogue. In both cases, we're not talking about some formal documents: the dialogue was, for the present time fashion, using video and article — it is an article, a personal opinion of one person.
The European Commission plans next week to present the EU strategy for the vaccine against the new coronavirus, said the European Commissioner for health Stella Kyriakides at a press conference.
"A real change in the situation will have a vaccine. This is the only real exit strategy from the crisis - a vaccine that should be available to everyone in Europe and around the world. No region in the world will not be safe until we're safe. So next week we will present the EU strategy for the vaccine COVID-19", - she said.
The European Commission believes that the question of the possible prolongation of the transition period in relations between the EU and the UK in the framework of Brexit is closed, that is, the extension will not, said the Vice-President of the European Commission Maros Sefcovic at a press conference after a meeting of the joint Committee of representatives of the EU and the UK.
According to him, the British side made it clear that it plans to request an extension of the transition period.
The United Kingdom reaffirmed the EU that it does not intend to prolong the transitional period in the relations of the country and Union in the framework of Brexit, Vice-President of the European Commission Maros Sefcovic at a press conference after the meeting of the ad hoc Committee of representatives of the EU and the UK.
"Britain will not consider the extension of the transition period," he said, adding that the EU remains open to the possibility of prolongation.
The Spanish government allowed the Balearic Islands start to take the first tourists from the countries of the Schengen area from 15 June, follows from the decree of the Ministry of health.
We are talking about a pilot project, which insisted that the Balearic government. The goal is to establish "safe travel corridors" before the expiration of the high alert on June 21 and "to check the performance of the model on removal of the temporary controls at internal borders and to restore freedom of movement".
Most EU countries have opened their borders within the EU or announced their opening to June 15, said the European Commissioner for home Affairs Ylva Johansson at the press conference.
"Most of them already go to this, the adopted decisions or announced them," she said.
The Commission recommends at this stage to let the European Union after July 1, the residents of those third countries, where the situation with the spread of a new coronavirus similar or better than in the EU, said the European Commissioner for home Affairs Ylva Johansson at the press conference.
"We need to start gradually do it on 1 July. It will apply to all third countries which have similar or better health situation", she said.
European military involved in the operation IRINI for the implementation of the arms embargo against Libya, are unable to inspect on their way to the West of the country the ship because of the refusal to allow inspection, said at a press conference in Brussels the European Commission spokesman Peter Stano.
"Since the beginning of the operation, IRINI inspected 75 of the courts in this area, it is included in the mandate of the operation. On Wednesday, the operation was conducted in an attempt to conduct an inspection of a cargo ship, but had not received a positive response, we find out the circumstances of the incident," - said Stano.
The Commission, inter alia, recommends to open the external borders of the EU for citizens of those third countries that open their borders to the EU, said the European Commissioner for home Affairs Ylva Johansson at the press conference.
The European Commission at this stage does not offer the complete lifting of restrictions on travel to the EU, because the situation with the spread of the coronavirus in some third countries remains difficult. However, she recommends to start doing it gradually from 1 July.
The Commission recommends listen to internal border control by June 15, 2020 and the extension of restrictions on entry into the EU from third countries introduced because of the fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus, until June 30, said the EC.
"Today the European Commission recommends that member States of the Schengen area and the associated States of the Schengen area to remove internal border controls by June 15, 2020 and to extend temporary restrictions on nonessential travel to the EU until 30 June 2020," it said.
The European Commission encourages EU member States to agree on a common list of third countries for which restrictions on entry into the Union can be removed from 1 July, said the EC.
"The actions on the external borders of the EU should be coordinated and consistent to be effective... member States should agree on a common list of countries outside the EU, for which travel restrictions may be lifted on 1 July," it says.
The Commission proposes to remove restrictions on travel to the EU from 1 July to the Western Balkans region, said the EC.
"The Commission also recommends the abolition of travel restrictions for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Northern Macedonia and Serbia from 1 July, given that their epidemiological situation is similar or better than in the EU", - stated in the section of the release titled "Gradual lifting of travel restrictions in the EU".
The Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky called the accusations of the European Commission in participation of Russia and China in disinformation campaigns coronavirus trying again to find an external enemy to "restore scrapie in the European house".
Earlier Wednesday, the European Commission published the statement that the European Union reported about strengthening of struggle against disinformation, primarily related to pandemic coronavirus, and again accused Russia and China of involvement in the intentional spread of false information.
The European Union has pledged to strengthen the fight against misinformation, especially related to the pandemic coronavirus, and again accused Russia and China of involvement in the intentional spread of false information, said in a Wednesday statement of the European Commission.
"During the crisis, the EU has strengthened the work on informing citizens about the risks and improved international cooperation to counter misinformation", - the document says.
The number of identified per day of the cases of coronavirus in Belgium was 89 (compared to 122 the previous day), only from mid-March ill 59 437 out of the number tested, said Tuesday at the crisis headquarters of the Ministry of health of the country.
Died for a day 13 people with diagnosed or suspected coronavirus, the total number of deaths that doctors associated with COVID-19, since the beginning of the outbreak reached 9 619.
The European Union commends the Cairo initiative for a settlement in Libya, as well as all initiatives aimed at ending conflicts in the country, said European Commission spokesman Peter Stano.
On Saturday in Cairo, met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi the commander of the Libyan national army, Khalifa the Haftarot and the head sits in the East of Libya, house of representatives, Aquila Saleh. After the meeting, the head of Egypt announced the "Cairo initiative," which includes a cease-fire throughout Libya from June 8 and conditions for a political settlement. According to a statement by the Egyptian leader, the initiative includes equitable representation of three regions in the presidential Council, the Association of state institutions of Libya, and the adoption of the constitutional Declaration. The initiative calls for the respect of all international efforts and calls for the withdrawal of foreign mercenaries and disarm the groups.
The number of people infected with coronavirus in days in Belgium amounted to 122 (against 154 the day before), from the middle of March ill 59 348 out of the number tested (conducted 595 375 tests), reported on Monday in a crisis headquarters of the Ministry of health of the country.
11 people died with a diagnosis or suspected coronavirus, the total number of deaths that doctors associated with COVID-19, since the beginning of the outbreak reached 9 606.
The number of cases of coronavirus in days in Belgium amounted to 154, from the middle of March ill 59 226 out of the number tested, said on Sunday the crisis headquarters of the Ministry of health of the country.
Died, 15 people are diagnosed with or suspected coronavirus, the total number of deaths since the beginning of the outbreak, which doctors associated with COVID-19, reached 9595 people.
Fifteen people are diagnosed with or suspected coronavirus died per day in Belgium (29 before), just since mid-March, died on 9 580 people, said on Saturday the crisis headquarters of the Ministry of health of the country.
Recorded 165 new cases of infection, since the beginning of the outbreak fell ill 59 072 out of the number tested.
In the Eastern Committee of German economy concerned by the attempts of the U.S. Senate to impose sanctions against the "Nord stream — 2", said in a press release issued Friday by the organization.
"With great concern the German company are watching the continuing attempts by U.S. senators to impose sanctions with respect to the construction of European-Russian gas pipeline "Nord stream — 2", - said in a release received by RIA Novosti.
The European Commission will continue to consult with stakeholders on the creation of the EU schemes the minimum wage, however, is not aimed to propose the introduction of its uniform size for all 27 countries in the region, said the EC.
"Today, the Commission begins a second round of consultations with European trade unions and employers ' organizations on how to ensure a fair minimum wage for all workers in the European Union", - said in a release.
EU authorities are conducting very intensive negotiations on further steps related to restrictions on crossing the external borders of the Union, said the representative of the press service of the European Commission at a press briefing on Wednesday.
The representative of the EC reported on a number of contacts at various levels between representatives of the EU countries. Thus the Eurocommission it is very important that the EU has had a coordinated approach for the next steps regarding the opening of borders, he said.
Russia's permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov and the Deputy Secretary General of the European external action service political Affairs Enrique Mora discussed prospects of relations of Russia and the European Union, said in a Twitter of the Russian permanent representative.
Chizhov and Mora "discussed the state and prospects of relations EU–Russia, the situation in the sphere of European security, the situation in Libya and the Western Balkans", it says.
The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen and Vice-President of the EC, the head of EU diplomacy Josep Borrell called on the US to reconsider the decision on rupture of relations with the world health organization, said in their joint statement.
The US President Donald trump said that the country stops its cooperation with the who, because the organization "has refused to carry out the required reforms." According to him, the US "will redirect these funds to the world urgent needs of health."
The EU will need at least another 1 trillion euros of annual investments in the short term because of the profound crisis that is associated with the coronavirus, and the desire for economic transformation, said the European Commissioner for the economy Paolo Gentiloni at a press conference.
He noted that the crisis caused by the fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus, can cause a strong impact on investment in the European Union. Against this background, the EC has assessed the needs of the EU in investing in a number of areas.
China, Afghanistan and coronavirus will be the themes of informal negotiations of the Council of Ministers of foreign Affairs of the EU countries, said Friday before the online meeting, the foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas.
"We are strong in the EU, when we speak with one voice. This is especially important in our relations with China. Looking for a new safety law in Hong Kong, the EU took a clear position that the autonomy of Hong Kong should not be affected to the same extent. We expect that the freedoms and rights of citizens... will be saved," said Maas.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stands in uncharacteristic policy roles: she teaches the Europeans ways of life. For example, EU citizens who a week ago was excited about a new EU plan for economic recovery of countries affected by the coronavirus, to be acquainted with an important rule, which says that free cheese happens only in a mousetrap. In the modern European interpretation of the rule should be formulated in the form of "free grant is never free", but the essence remains the same.
Italy, Spain and other countries of the "European poor South" at the very beginning of the epidemic began to demand from the EU in General and Germany in particular, provide medical and financial assistance. Germany is broke and the doctors sent wishes of good health and the leadership of the affected countries was delivered an unscheduled lecture-lecture about discipline and European solidarity, fiscal responsibility and the reform of state institutions. Italy is beginning to grow puzzled: solidarity taxes in the country — European (i.e. "Brussels") and the medics who came to help in the Italian hospital, — why-that the Russian, Chinese and Cuban.
The fight against unemployment is an "absolute priority" in the European Union emerging from the crisis caused by the pandemic coronavirus, said on Thursday the European Commissioner for employment and social rights Nicolas Schmitt.
"The fight against poverty and inequality has become even more urgent. We must actively respond as never before were so many people who have lost their jobs and who were forced to resort to food aid. It's not just about the poorer EU countries, but also thriving," said Schmidt at a press conference in Brussels.
The European Commission on Thursday unveiled announced on the eve of the package of mechanisms to overcome the crisis of coronavirus an ambitious new programme to support the EU health EU4Health period of seven years.
As reported by the European Commissioner for health Stella Kyriakides, the EC expects to invest in the program, a total of approximately 9.4 billion euros.