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  1. 05/01/2021  Slovenska Posta informs that the Slovakian government has extended the general lockdown until 24 January 2021.
  2. 29/12/2020  Hellenic Post (ELTA) informs that the Greek government has extended countrywide lockdown until end January 2021.  Delivery of mail will be affected.
  3. 29/12/2020  Royal Mail & Parcelforce services to Europe have been reopened and are fully operational.  Delay to some countries expected.  Goods to UK are operating normally.
  4. 22/12/2020  Commission adopted a recommendation on a coordinated approach to travel and transport measures in response to the new variant of coronavirus in the UK
  5. 22/12/2020  Poczta Polska informs that international air traffic remains open but operations are limited. Presently, postal services to the UK are suspended.  Ireland affected too.
  6. 22/12/2020  Royal Mail alerts of temporary suspension of some international services due to coronavirus impacts
  7. 22/12/2020  CTT Correios de Portugal informs that the Portuguese Government announced a new lockdown on 17/12/2020 lasting till 07/01/2021
  8. 21/12/2020  Canada Post alerts that Canada is experiencing a second wave of COVID-19 and all provinces therefore remain in a state of emergency
  9. 21/12/2020  Omniva stopped mail to UK and Canada until 04/01/2021 and 09/01/2021 respectively
  10. 21/12/2020  bpost announced temporary stop of services (except express) to the UK and Ireland due to border closures to or from UK
  11. 21/12/2020  Euronews reports UK travel bans due to a new strain of COVID-19 virus.  EU Council to meet later today.
  12. 19/12/2020  Pošta Slovenije informs that the Slovenian Government has extended the lockdown for another 30 days.
  13. 18/12/2020  Lietuvos paštas, informs that the Lithuanian Government has approved tighter lockdown measures and extended the national quarantine regime until 31 January 2021
  14. 08/12/2020  German federal state commissions Deutsche Post DHL Group for the first time to manage COVID-19 vaccine logistics
  15. 07/12/2020  Latvijas Pasts, the Latvian government has extended the state of emergency until at least 11 January 2021
  16. 02/12/2020  Politico: UK approves BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine, ready to use next week
  17. 01/12/2020  Commission approves State compensation granted by Italy to Poste Italiane for its universal postal services obligation
  18. 01/12/2020  Le Groupe La Poste will comply with the gradual measures in several phases up until at least 20/01/2021 as announced by the French President on 24/11.
  19. 26/11/2020  Post Luxembourg has implemented new measures following the Luxembourg government's new restrictions from 26/11 which will last until 15/12/2020, due to second wave of COVID19.
  20. 25/11/2020  Royal Mail to deliver and collect Covid test kits seven days a week
  21. 25/11/2020  Correos informs that the Spanish government extended the state of emergency until 09/05/2021.
  22. 19/11/2020  MaltaPost informs that inbound and outbound letters, parcels and EMS services continue to be severely affected as airlines are operating at a limited capacity.
  23. 19/11/2020  In Slovenia, the lockdown has been prolonged until mid-December with further lockdown restrictions, including the closure of all non-essential shops and the suspension of public transport.
  24. 16/11/2020  CTT Portugal Post informs that the Portuguese government has declared a new state of emergency, effective from 9/11/2020
  25. 12/11/2020  bpost informs that the Belgian government announced a new lockdown starting from 2/11 till at least 13/12/2020.  More
  26. 12/11/2020  Lietuvos pastas informs that the government placed 12 municipalities under quarantine from 26/10, and subsequently introduced a 3-week nationwide lockdown from 7-29/11, which may be extended
  27. 11/11/2020  Posti: Postal Services’ plans: The holiday season includes enough mail to deliver on Fridays; the lightened Friday delivery should make a return in January 2021
  28. 10/11/2020  Strong position in E-commerce fuels a successful third quarter for Deutsche Post DHL Group
  29. 10/11/2020  Post Danmark (PostNord Denmark) informs that the Danish Government implemented new measures in 7 municipalities to minimize the spread of COVID-19.  Delays are expected in the affected areas from 9/11 until 3/12/2020. 
  30. 10/11/2020  Latvijas Pasts informs that the Latvian government has declared a state of emergency with effect from 9/11 until 6/12, and possibly beyond.
  31. 06/11/2020  Hellenic Post (ELTA) informs that Greece is under lockdown as of 7/11/2020.
  32. 05/11/2020  Due to the new wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy, Poste Italiane is taking appropriate measures and monitoring the situation.  More on their dedicated webpage.
  33. 21/10/2020   Slovenia has been hit with the 2nd wave of the coronavirus and the Slovenian government has declared a state of epidemic as of 19/10/2020. Pošta Slovenije will do everything possible to provide postal service

Regulatory changes

  1. 21/08/2020   State aid: Commission approves €290m Belgian support to support Brussels Airlines in the context of the coronavirus outbreak
    20/08/2020   State aid: Commission approves €62m Romanian loan guarantee to compensate Blue Air for damage suffered due to coronavirus outbreak and provide the airline with urgent liquidity support
    20/08/2020   State aid: Commission approves Bavarian fund to enable up to €46b of liquidity and capital support to enterprises in Bavaria
    18/08/2020   State aid: Commission approves €133m Portuguese liquidity support to SATA airline opens investigation into other public support measures
    17/08/2020   State aid: Commission approves €1b Danish and Swedish measure to recapitalise SAS
    14/08/2020   State aid: Commission approves Irish loan guarantee scheme mobilising €2b support for companies affected
    11/08/2020   State aid: Commission approves €30m Estonian measure to support Nordica in the context of the coronavirus outbreak
    11/08/2020   State aid: Commission approves German aid scheme to support airports affected by he coronavirus outbreak
    07/08/2020   State aid: Commission approves €6b German scheme to compensate public transport companies for damages suffered
    04/08/2020   State aid: Commission approves €665m Austrian scheme to support non-profit organisations and their related entities
  2. 31/07/2020   State aid: Commission approves €6b Italian schemes to support SMEs
  3. 31/07/2020   State aid: Commission approves €10b Spanish fund to provide debt and capital support to companies
  4. 31/07/2020   State aid: Commission approves €840m German guarantee scheme to protect consumers and support the travel industry
  5. 27/07/2020   State aid: Commission approves €866m Czech scheme to support businesses
  6. 14/07/2020   State aid: Commission recommends not granting financial support to companies with links to tax havens
  7. 13/07/2020   State aid: Commission approves Dutch plans to provide €3.4b in urgent liquidity support to KLM
  8. 08/07/2020   State aid: Commission approves €6.2 billion Italian grants scheme to support small businesses and self-employed
  9. 08/07/2020   State aid: Commission approves German fund to enable up to €500 billion of liquidity and capital support to enterprises
  10. 06/07/2020   State aid: Commission approves €150 million Austrian subordinated loan to compensate Austrian Airlines for damages suffered due to coronavirus
  11. 06/07/2020   State aid: Commission approves Latvian fund to enable €100 million of liquidity and capital support to large enterprises affected
  12. 03/07/2020   State aid: Commission approves €250 million Latvian measure to recapitalise airBaltic
  13. 02/07/2020   Commission prolongs EU State aid rules and adopts targeted adjustments to mitigate impact of coronavirus outbreak
  14. 30/06/2020   State aid: Commission approves €30b French subordinated loan scheme to support companies
  15. 26/06/2020   State aid: Commission approves €7.6b Italian tax schemes to support companies and self-employed workers
  16. 23/06/2020   State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into the financing of Czech Post's universal service obligation
  17. 18/06/2020   EU Funding for the transport of medial goods, medical teams and patients
  18. 11/06/2020   State aid: Commission approves Polish recapitalisation scheme to enable up to €1.65b of capital support to SMEs and large enterprises
  19. 11/06/2020   State aid: Commission approves €3.7b Swedish scheme to compensate companies for damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak
  20. 11/06/2020   State aid: Commission approves Italian tax measures for maritime support
  21. 11/06/2020   Investment Plan for Europe: European Investment bank to provide BioNTech with up to €100m in debt financing for COVID-19 vaccine development and manufacturing
  22. 10/06/2020   State aid: Commission approves €33m Cypriot scheme deferring payment of VAT to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak
  23. 10/06/2020   State aid: Commission approves €286m Finnish measure to recapitalise Finnair
  24. 10/06/2020   State aid: Commission approves €1.2b Portuguese urgent support to TAP
  25. 08/06/2020   Coronavirus: EU grants €314m to innovative companies to combat the virus and support recovery
  26. 05/06/2020   State aid: Commission approves €5b French "umbrella" scheme to support research, development, testing infrastructures and production of coronavirus relevant products
  27. 29/05/2020   State aid: Commission approves €1.6b Polish scheme to compensate companies for damages suffered
  28. 26/05/2020   State aid: Commission approves Lithuanian fund to enable up to €1b of liquidity and capital support to medium-sized and large enterprises
  29. 25/05/2020   State aid: Commission approves €2.2b Polish subsidised loan scheme for large enterprises affected
  30. 23/05/2020   State aid: Commission approves €8b Austrian scheme to compensate companies for damage caused by coronavirus outbreak
  31. 21/05/2020   State aid: Commission approves €9b Italian "umbrella" scheme to support economy in coronavirus outbreak
  32. 20/05/2020   Coronavirus global response: EU allocates additional €50m in humanitarian aid
  33. 20/05/2020   European Semester Spring Package: Recommendations for a coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic (package explained)
  34. 15/05/2020   State aid: Commission approves €18.5b Czech guarantee scheme for companies affected
  35. 14/05/2020   State aid: Commission approves State financing granted by Spain for Correos's universal postal service obligation
  36. 13/05/2020   COVID-19: Guidelines on the progressive restoration of transport
  37. 12/05/2020   State aid: Commission approves €25m Belgian aid scheme to support coronavirus related research and development in Wallonia
  38. 12/05/2020   State aid: Commission approves €322m Croatian loan guarantees and subsidised loans scheme for micro, small and medium-sized companies
  39. 12/05/2020   State aid: Commission approves €11.5m Maltese scheme to support investments in the production of coronavirus-relevant product
  40. 11/05/2020   State aid: Commission approves €450m Polish scheme to support companies affected
  41. 07/05/2020   Coronavirus: Commission invites Member States to extend restriction on non-essential travel to the EU until 15 June
  42. 07/05/2020   State aid: Commission approves €7.3m Czech scheme to support research and development activities
  43. 07/05/2020   Commission supports Member States in their transition to a climate-neutral economy
  44. 06/05/2020   Spring 2020 Economic Forecast: A deep and uneven recession, an uncertain recovery
  45. 05/05/2020   State aid: Commission approves €296m Danish loan schemes to support star-ups affected by coronavirus break
  46. 05/05/2020   State aid: Commission approves €5.2b Czech guarantee scheme for loans to large companies affected
  47. 05/05/2020   State aid: Commission approves Belgian €250m subordinated loan scheme to support start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs
  48. 04/05/2020   Coronavirus Global Response: 7.4b raised for universal access to vaccines
  49. 04/05/2020   State aid: Commission approves French plans to provide €7b in urgent liquidity support to Air France
  50. 30/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €130m Danish schemes to support SMEs affected
  51. 30/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €2b Slovenian guarantee and rent relief schemes to support companies affected
  52. 30/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €101.5m Lithuanian rent compensation scheme ti support sectors affected
  53. 29/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €900m Hungarian schemes to support companies affected
  54. 29/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves German "umbrella" scheme to support research, development, testing and production of coronavirus relevant products
  55. 28/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves two additional Estonian schemes to support companies affected
  56. 28/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €1.55b Hungarian guarantee scheme to support companies affected
  57. 27/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €16.6b Polish repayable advance scheme to support companies affected
  58. 27/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €4m Belgian scheme to support coronavirus related research and development projects
  59. 27/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €550m German State-guaranteed loan to compensate airline Condor
  60. 24/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €3b Finnish scheme to support companies affected
  61. 24/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €100m Dutch subsidised loan scheme to support SMEs
  62. 24/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €700m Polish aid scheme to support companies affected
  63. 24/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €215m Maltese employment aid scheme to support sectors affected
  64. 24/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves Swedish public guarantee of p to €137m to compensate SAS airline
  65. 24/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €5m Lithuanian scheme for SMEs active in road freight transport
  66. 24/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves second Spanish "umbrella" scheme to support economy
  67. 24/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €2b Slovenian "umbrella" scheme to support the economy
  68. 24/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves French guarantee scheme for exporting companies
  69. 23/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves a €150m Bulgarian scheme to support SMEs affected by the coronavirus outbreak
  70. 23/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves 7.8b Polish schemes to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak
  71. 22/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves 5.3m Maltese scheme to support research and development
  72. 22/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves Dutch guarantee scheme of up to 10b to support the economy
  73. 22/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves 38m Swedish scheme to compensate damages caused by cancelled or postponed cultural events
  74. 22/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves 110m Polish loan and guarantee scheme to support the economy
  75. 21/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves 200m Irish scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak
  76. 21/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves 50m Italian subsidised loans scheme to support the agriculture, forestry, fishery and aquaculture sectors in Friuli Venezia Giulia region
  77. 21/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves 100m Italian guarantee scheme to support SMEs in the agriculture, forestry, fishery and aquaculture sectors
  78. 21/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves 2b Slovak employment aid scheme to preserve jobs and support the self-employed
  79. 21/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves 75.5m Estonian schemes in the form of direct grants and payment advantages to support companies
  80. 21/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €2b Finnish public guarantee and subsidised loan scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus break
  81. 20/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €7b French "umbrella" scheme to support the economy in the coronavirus outbreak
  82. 17/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €88m Hungarian aid scheme supporting researchers and developers in all sectors affected by coronavirus outbreak
  83. 17/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €140m Portuguese scheme to support investment in research, development, testing and production of coronavirus relevant products
  84. 17/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €4m Croatian direct grant scheme to support fishery and aquaculture sector in coronavirus outbreak
  85. 17/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €1b Hungarian aid scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak
  86. 16/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves Austrian guarantee schemes to support SMEs affected by the coronavirus outbreak
  87. 16/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €35.5m Latvian direct grant scheme to support agriculture, fishery, food and school catering sectors in coronavirus outbreak
  88. 15/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves Danish public guarantee of up to €137million to compensate airline SAS for damage caused by coronavirus outbreak
  89. 15/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €770m Bulgarian employment aid scheme for preserving jobs in sectors most affected by the coronavirus outbreak
  90. 15/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves Czech scheme of up to €37m to support investments in the production of coronavirus-relevant products
  91. 15/04/2020   Coronavirus: European roadmap shows path towards common lifting of containment measures
  92. 14/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves German guarantee scheme to stabilise trade credit insurance market in coronavirus outbreak
  93. 14/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €15b Austrian liquidity scheme to support the economy in the coronavirus outbreak
  94. 14/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €455m Swedish guarantee scheme to support airlines affected by coronavirus outbreak
  95. 14/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €3.3bRomanian scheme to support SMEs in coronavirus outbreak
  96. 14/04/2020   State aid: Commission approved guarantee scheme of up to €3b to support the Flemish economy in coronavirus outbreak
  97. 14/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €255m Bulgarian guarantee scheme to support SMEs in coronavirus outbreak
  98. 14/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €140m Hungarian scheme to support economy in coronavirus outbreak
  99. 09/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €1b Croatian schemes to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak
  100. 08/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €5.4b Danish scheme to compensate companies particularly affected by the coronavirus outbreak
  101. 06/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €790m Croatian guarantee scheme for companies with export activities affected by coronavirus outbreak
  102. 06/04/2020   Coronavirus: Commission and European Investment Fund unlock €8b in finance for 100,000 small and medium-sized businesses
  103. 06/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves £50b UK "umbrella" scheme to support the economy in the coronavirus outbreak
  104. 03/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €2b Greek guarantee measure to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak
  105. 03/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €23m Dutch scheme to support the economy in the current coronavirus outbreak
  106. 03/04/2020   State aid: Commission approves €13b Portuguese schemes to support economy in coronavirus outbreak
  107. 03/04/2020   Commission waves custom duties and VAT on the import of medical equipment from non-EU countries
  108. 31/03/2020   State aid: Commission approved €200m Irish scheme to support the economy in the current coronavirus outbreak
  109. 31/03/2020   State aid: Commission approves €1.75b Estonian schemes to support economy in coronavirus outbreak
  110. 30/03/2020   State aid: commission approves €130m Danish guarantee scheme for SMEs with export activities affected by coronavirus outbreak 

Governments and stakeholder policies

  1. Coronavirus Global Response: WHO and Commission launch the Facilitation Council to strengthen global collaboration (10/09/2020)
    Coronavirus: Commission signs first contract with AstraZeneca (27/08/2020)
    Coronavirus: Commission expands talks to a fifth vaccine manufacturer (24/08/2020)
    Coronavirus: Commission proposes to provide €81.4b in financial support for 15 Member States under SURE (24/08/2020)
    Coronavirus: Commission continues expanding future vaccines portofolio with new talks (20/08/2020)
    Coronavirus: Commission proposes to extend 2020 European Capitals of Culture into 2021 (18/08/2020)
    Coronavirus: Commission reached first agreement on a potential vaccine (14/08/2020)
    Coronavirus: 23 new research projects to receive €128m in EU funding (11/08/2020)
  2. Coronavirus: Commission concludes talks to secure future coronavirus vaccine for Europeans (31/07/2020)
  3. Coronavirus: Commission strengthens support for treatment through convalescent plasma (31/07/2020)
  4. Coronavirus: Commission secures EU access to Remdesivir for treatment of COVID-19 (29/07/2020)
  5. Coronavirus: Commission launches call for innovative response and recovery partnerships between EU regions (27/07/2020)
  6. Coronavirus: How the Capital Markets Union can support Europe's recovery (24/07/2020)
  7. Coronavirus: Making capital markets work for Europe's recovery (24/07/2020)
  8. Coronavirus: Commission strengthens preparedness for future outbreaks (15/07/2020)
  9. Coronavirus: Commission welcomes 'Best Practices' to provide relief for consumers and businesses (14/07/2020)
  10. Coronavirus: Commission unveils EU vaccines strategy (17/06/2020)
  11. Coronavirus: Member States agree on an interoperability solution for mobile tracing and warning apps (16/06/2020)
  12. Re-open EU: Commission launches a website to safely resume travelling and tourism in the EU (15/06/2020)
  13. New Commission report shows the importance of digital resilience times of crisis | DESI Q&A (11/06/2020)
  14. Commission recommends partial and gradual lifting of travel restrictions to the EU after 30 June, based on common coordinated approach (11/06/2020)
  15. EU strengthens action to tackle disinformation (10/06/2020)
  16. Aviation Safety: Commission adopts new EU Air Safety List | Q&A (02/06/2020)
  17. Europe's moment: Repair and prepare for the next generation (27/05/2020)
  18. Coronavirus Global response: EU launches pledging effort | Q&A (24/04/2020)
  19. Coronavirus: EU guidance for a safe return to the workplace (24/04/2020)
  20. European Commission Coronavirus response: Transport measures
  21. European Parliament Think Tank: The impact of coronavirus on Schengen borders (24/04/2020)
  22. WTO report finds growing number of export restrictions in response to COVID-19 crisis (23/04/2020)
  23. Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (H2020) Q&A

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