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Post-summer COVID news from across the Capitals: German state leaders to push for stricter COVID-19 measures nationwide / Belgium now classified as European country with “worrying trend” by ECDC / Hungary exempts dual Hungarian-Romanian nationals voting in local elections from quarantine / The UK adopts new German-like support package for businesses and employees / Austria lays out COVID-19 rules for the winter season / Madrid urged to lockdown entire capital city rather than just districts
COVID-19 VACCINE: The European Commission is not able to say when a COVID-19 vaccine will be available, EU health chief Stella Kyriakides admitted on Thursday (24 September), even though a senior EU official voiced hope earlier this month that the first vaccine could have market authorisation as early as November. Read more.
COVID TRANSPARENCY: EU lawmakers from across the political spectrum stressed the need for transparency in the COVID-19 vaccine process in a hearing with pharmaceutical industry representatives, emphasising that this is necessary to combat a growing vaccine hesitancy in the EU. Read more.
HEALTH AFTER COVID-19: Many EU countries are now experiencing the second wave of the COVID-10 pandemic and it seems that the lack of Europe-wide coordination that marked the first wave is still there. Read the Special Report coordinated by Sarantis Michalopoulos.
STRASBOURG PLENARY CANCELLED: The monthly meeting of MEPs will not be held in Strasbourg as planned but in Brussels, because of the ongoing coronavirus restrictions, European Parliament President David Sassoli confirmed on Tuesday (8 September). Read up about it here.