Ursula von der Leyen

(14 May 2020) - European Commission president Ursula Von der Leyen shed some light on her upcoming COVID-19 recovery plan in the European Parliament yesterday but did not unveil the size of the updated EU budget proposal that will underpin the plan.


(13 May 2020) - Today, the Commission presents a package of guidelines and recommendations to help Member States gradually lift travel restrictions and allow tourism businesses to reopen safely after months of lockdown.

European Youth Together

(12 May 2020) - Today, the Commission published its 2020 ‘European Youth Together' call for proposals under Erasmus+. With an expected budget of €5 million, this initiative will support networks of youth organisations active at grassroots level.


(11 May 2020) - Today, the European Commission published a call for applications to select experts for the Stakeholder group of the Fit for Future Platform, which will help simplify existing EU laws and reduce administrative burden for citizens and businesses.


(08 May 2020) - The United Kingdom is preparing to walk away from trade talks with the EU and blame the impasse on the coronavirus pandemic, EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan said on Thursday (7 May).