About: COVID-19 pandemic

Health 03-03-2022

COVID-19 could be incentive to give EU more health powers

With citizens more concerned about health due to the pandemic, questions are raised as to whether the EU's current instruments are enough, or whether it is time to discuss member states sharing more health competencies with the EU.
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Economy & Jobs 01-02-2022

2022: Pathway to reconstruction

László Andor is the Secretary General of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and former EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. The Covid-19 pandemic caught Europe when the reconstruction needed after the previous great crisis was not...
Coronavirus 27-01-2022

EMA gives green light for EU’s first oral COVID-19 antiviral treatment

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended the conditional marketing authorisation of Pfizer's new COVID antiviral drug Paxlovid, with official authorisation by the European Commission expected imminently. 
Coronavirus 18-01-2022

Suicide increasing amongst Europe’s youth, governments underprepared

The COVID-19 pandemic has strained the mental health of Europeans and suicide amongst young people is rising, but in a number of countries, national health authorities have provided only patchy responses so far, according to the EURACTIV network reporting.

Green, digital transition at core of tourism recovery

EU ministers in charge of tourism agreed at a virtual informal meeting on Tuesday (16 November) that the green and digital transition must form the core of the tourism sector's post-pandemic recovery if the industry is to be put on a sustainable footing.
Economy & Jobs 15-11-2021

COVID-19 fourth wave: Germany considers extending business support until March

As Germany battles its fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, prospects for the coming holiday season are gloomy, forcing the government to consider extending financial assistance for struggling businesses until March 2022.
Health 28-10-2021

Pandemic has brought major setbacks for gender equality, new report says

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted gender equality, mental and reproductive health across Europe, with little to no progress being made over the last 12 months, according to a report presented on Thursday (28 October) by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). 
Health 01-10-2021

Viruses don’t stop at our borders

The COVID-19 pandemic is a wake-up call for all of us. Human, animal, and plant health are all intrinsically interconnected. As the pandemic showed, we failed to integrate these three dimensions, writes Hilde Vautmans.
Agrifood 01-09-2021

UK government banks on domestic workforce as struggling food sector calls for new visas

The UK food sector has called for a new COVID-19 recovery visa to address workforce shortages, but the government has been non-committal, stressing instead it aims not to rely on labour from abroad.
Agrifood 13-07-2021

Slovenian agri minister: Climate change just as unpredictable as COVID pandemic

Although agri-food sector has recovered from the worst of the pandemic, it must keep one eye on the present and one on future crisis management, Slovenia's Agriculture Minister Jože Podgoršek told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.