The emergency situation with COVID-19 makes the EU budget more relevant than ever

The emergency situation with COVID-19 makes the EU budget more relevant than ever

The seriousness of the coronavirus outbreak makes hefty cuts to cohesion policy in the EU’s next long-term budget all the more unjustified, writes Enrico Rossi, the governor of Italy’s Tuscany Region. Enrico Rossi is President of Tuscany Region and vice-president of the Conference of Peripheral and Maritime Regions. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is a test of unprecedented magnitude for the EU which will define its future. Whether for better or worse depends upon the capacity to provide a concerted and timely response to the multiple challenges posed by this…

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US exports to the EU grow 6% more and still three times higher than to China

US exports to the EU grow 6% more and still three times higher than to China

The export of US goods to the EU totalled $337 billion in 2019, an increase of 6% on the previous year, according to the Transatlantic Economy 2020 report, published on Thursday (26 March). At the same time, that figure was three times higher than the total of goods exported from the United States to China. The Transatlantic Economy report is an annual survey focused on trade and investment between the US and Europe. The 2020 edition was published on Wednesday (26 March) by Daniel S. Hamilton and Joseph P. Quinlan…

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