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ECJ Ruling on Hartz IV payments for EU foreigners

The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) grants unemployed EU citizens the right to basic security based on the children's school attendance (case C-181/19).

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EU cloud system Gaia X

The EU is currently developing the Gaia X cloud system for computer technology. It is meant to help reducing the gap in digitalization and catch up with global technology giants.

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EU agrees on Corona aid and financial framework

At the second longest summit in its history, the EU agreed on a Corona aid package and the multiannual financial framework (the EU budget for 2021-2027).

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EU promises cross-border corona warning apps

As of this week, a tracing app for tracing infection chains is also available in Germany. The EU announces its plans to help the tracking system function across borders.

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Karlsruhe shows the ECB the limits that the CJEU did not want to show

The German Federal Constitutional Court (GFCC) does not accept the ruling of the European Court of Justice (CJEU) on the PSPP bond purchase programme. According to the GFCC, both the CJEU and the European Central Bank (ECB) have manifestly exceeded...

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EU Recommendations for Corona Exit Strategy

EU Commission President Von der Leyen and Council President Michel have set out a European roadmap for the gradual lifting of the Corona measures.

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“SURE” European instrument for short-time working

In order to combat the impact of the Corona virus pandemic, the European Commission has proposed a new instrument to support short-time working

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The EU coordinates measures on COVID-19

On 17 March, the European institutions held a video conference to coordinate their measures aimed at combating the Corona virus COVID-19.

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Recommendations on the economic policy of the euro area

On 18 February 2020, the Council approved recommendation on the economic policy of the euro area for the year 2020. The recommendation will be formally adopted by the European Council at its March meeting.

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Brexit: Transition phase bears serious risks

With Boris Johnson's majority, the regulated Brexit will take place on 31.1.2020. However, the time and political risks in the transition phase until the Free Trade Agreement comes into force pose an economic threat to the UK and the EU. 

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