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#EU #USA #Brussels #Trade

The EU states have given the green light for the so-called Hummer deal with the USA. "As a step to improve transatlantic trade relations, the EU will abolish tariffs on lobster imports," said the Council of Member States.
In return, US surcharges on EU products such as ready meals, crystal glass and lighters will decrease. The agreement, which the Council calls a "mini tariff package", is "the first tariff reduction between the EU and the US in two decades".
According to the EU Council, EU exports, which are now cheaper to export to the USA, are worth around 160 million US dollars per year. Future duty-free US imports of "live and frozen lobster products" amount to $ 111 million.
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#EU #Brussels #Coronavirus #Aid

On Monday, Budgets Committee Members approved € 823 million in EU aid for the Croatia earthquake, floods in Poland, and the coronavirus crisis.
The € 823 million in aid from the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) will be distributed as follows: More than € 132.7 million to be made in advance payments to
Germany, Ireland, Greece, Spain, Croatia, Hungary, and Portugal in response to the major public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020.
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#EU #Brussels #Coronavirus

The EU Commission has signed a contract with the Tübingen-based company Curevac for the purchase of up to 405 million doses of corona vaccine. This was announced by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels on Monday afternoon.
This is the fifth framework agreement with pharmaceutical companies that have a promising vaccine against the coronavirus under development. Also on Monday, the US company Moderna published promising test data on its vaccine.
According to von der Leyens, the EU Commission is still in negotiations with this manufacturer and hopes to conclude them soon.
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#EU #Brussels #Coronavirus

There have been hundreds of infections with the novel corona virus in the EU Parliament in recent weeks. "Between members, staff and staff of Parliament - on the weekend before last we had 171 infections,"
said Parliament President David Sassoli on Wednesday in Brussels. Against this background, he defended the extensive restrictions on parliamentary operations. The European parliament had shut down its activity again because of the second corona wave since mid-October.
The planned plenary sessions in Strasbourg were canceled and instead held in Brussels to a significantly reduced extent. MEPs were advised not to travel to Brussels.
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#EU #Brussels #Coronavirus

According to EU budget commissioner Johannes Hahn, the first funds from the European Corona economic stimulus program could flow in as early as the second quarter of next year.
The prerequisite, however, is that the agreement on the EU financial package for the next seven years in the 27 member states is ratified as quickly as possible,
said the Austrian on Tuesday evening after negotiations between the European Parliament and government representatives in Brussels. As things stand at present, national parliaments in 23 countries would also have to be involved.
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More Major Changes, Four More Seasons, Archangel Michael We Thank You, The Fake Universe

The day is 144 hours and starts at 3 PM after hitting the 3 AM meditation bells six times prior.

This post’s launch time is the east coast US 8:08 morning gate, on the 3D date 111020 Image
💞💞💞💞#Archangels please read today’s #ArchangelicCalendar!!! 💞💞💞💞
#Diwali #NewMoon🌚 #Puja🙏🏼(#Prayer, #Intention, #Workshop) by #ArchangelicCalendar

*Instructions are in between the (((( )))), and the words to speak are in the”, “feel free to change this as your instincts tell you, allow your inner self to be the administrator. Image
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#Belgium #Brussels #Coronavirus

In Belgium, which is badly affected by the corona pandemic, almost 1000 Covid 19 patients have been transferred to other clinics since the beginning of October due to overload in some hospitals.
Most of the 945 people affected were staying elsewhere in the country, and 24 were brought to Germany. The measure was intended to create space in hospitals that have reached their capacity limits. In relation to the number of inhabitants,
Belgium is one of the countries hardest hit by the Corona crisis in Europe. Therefore, tightened restrictions have been in effect since Monday. Among other things, only shops are allowed to open that sell essential goods.
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#EU #Brussels #Coronavirus

In the fight against the coronavirus, the EU Commission is supporting 23 research projects worldwide with 128 million euros. "A global pandemic requires global efforts," tweeted the President of the EU Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
She is pleased that researchers are working together across borders. The money is said to be used to support 23 projects from 39 countries, including Germany. This was announced in August and the agreement was signed today, Thursday.
Among other things, research will be carried out into how medical equipment can be manufactured faster and better. But the development of medical products such as portable diagnostic systems will also be promoted, it said.
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Watching the video of the terrorist shooting a civilian while walking, it reminds me of the same style used in Paris when the attacker did exactly the same, shooting a policeman.

In #austriaAttack, the man carried a gun & a machine gun with abundant ammo
#austriaAttack doesn't look an attack on the Synagogue but a terrorist - It doesn't look he had a specific target- attack shooting passerby. 1 of the terrorists (it is definitely a Paris-style attack to me) shot a civilian from a short distance 3 times to be able to reach him.
It is early to jump to conclusions but, the first idea I have is that of #ISIS using its propaganda machine to announce its return and start recruiting.
These are the consequences of the war on #Syria when #Europe allowed jihadists to travel to turn the country into a fail-state.
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💥Footage of Actions💥

Follow and share this thread for pictures and videos of actions around the world, showing that this is our common revolution that we continue defending wherever we are!

From #Kobanê to the world: #RiseUpAgainstFascism ImageImage
Banners in #Thessaloniki, #Patras and #Athens in Greece!

The banners read: Victory to the arms of the Kurdish struggle! Long live the social revolution in #Rojava!


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Outsourcing Brexit: £180 Million in Cabinet Office Contracts for Corporate Giants…

Huge #Government contracts for the delivery of #Brexit have been awarded to the same outsourcing behemoths making a mint from #Coronavirus, reports Sam Bright
#Brexit consultancy contracts worth £180 million have been outsourced by the Cabinet Office to corporate giants including #Deloitte and #McKinsey, Byline Times can reveal.

Released today, #Govt documents show six identical contracts, each worth £30 million,
for the provision of “strategic programme management” related to the conclusion of the Brexit transition period – set to formally end on 31 December, 2020.

The consultancy contracts run from 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021,
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🇧🇪 #coronavirus Belgique

🚨La situation est catastrophique en Belgique ! L'épidémie de #Covid_19 est incontrôlable !

🔶17 568 cas (RECORD) et 70 décès

Pour un bilan total de :

☣️287 700 cas
💀10 658 décès

#COVID__19 #COVIDー19 #COVID19 #Corona #Belgium #Belgie #Belgique

Il semble ne rester qu'une seule solution pour éviter une hécatombe qui, malheureusement, risque d'arriver...

➡️22 517 sorties d'hôpital

➡️Le taux de létalité s'élève donc à : 3,70 %↘️

➡️Le taux de positivité des tests effectués depuis le début dans le pays s’élève à : 6,46 %*↗️

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Ausschreitungen vor der Botschaft von #Guinea in #Paris gegen eine Wiederwahl von Alpha Condé für eine dritte Amtszeit kandidiert. In Guinea kam es zu massiven Unruhen bei den 10 Menschen getötet wurden.

Demonstranten brachen in die Botschaft #Guinea in #London / #UK ein und durchsuchten und verwüsteten sie.
#GuineeVote2020 #GuineaVote2020

Auch in Brüssel kam es vor der Botschaft von #Guinea zu starken Spannungen zwischen Demonstranten und der Polizei. Die Polizei setzte Wasserwerfer ein.
#Brüssel #Brussels #GuineaVote2020 #GunieeVote2020

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#EU #Brussels #Coronavirus

In the EU and its most important European partner countries, more than 200,000 people have now died in connection with Covid-19 disease.
As emerged this Sunday from the daily updated figures of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), there have so far been 200,587 reported deaths in the European Economic Area (EEA) including Great Britain with almost 4.8 million confirmed infections.
Most of the deaths were recorded in the United Kingdom (43,579), Italy (36,474), Spain (33,775), France (33,392), Belgium (10,392) and Germany (9777). Among the 15 countries in the area with the most total infections,
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#Belgium #Brussels #Coronavirus

More than 10,000 people have been infected with the coronavirus in the last 24 hours. It is the second day in a row that new infections have exceeded the 10,000 mark. Sciensano reports.
Since Friday, 32 people have died in connection with Covid-19, 236 corona patients have been admitted to the hospitals. The national average of 13.3 percent of coronavirus tests are positive.
The number of hospital admissions has almost doubled in just one week. In the week of October 10-17, it rose to 207 per day. A total of 2,098 people are currently in hospital because of a coronavirus infection, 358 of them in an intensive care unit.
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#Belgium #Brussels #Coronavirus

The Belgians have to be prepared for new restrictions. The country's governments will discuss the corona situation in a consultation committee on Friday.
It is expected that the representatives of all important levels of power in the country will decide to tighten the measures. Night curfews or the restriction of close contacts to one person are under discussion.
Most recently, all the important corona numbers had risen exponentially. They want to try to get the situation under control again. There is no doubt that new, stricter measures will come. Prime Minister Alexander De Croo even announced this in the Chamber on Thursday.
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Global Women's March of solidarity with Belarusian women and against political repressions. This is #Riga, #Latvia. Rallies will take place in more than 25 countries, from Brazil to Japan to the US, and of course #Belarus
Women in #Kyiv, #Ukraine are joining, too. #Belarus
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#EU #Brussels #Coronavirus

Against the background of the Corona crisis, the euro finance ministers will discuss their priorities in economic and budgetary policy in a video conference on Monday (3 p.m local).
The negotiations with the European Parliament on the next multiannual EU financial framework are also likely to be at issue here.
The start of the aid fund against the economic consequences of the Corona crisis, planned for the beginning of next year, also depends on the budget agreement.
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#EU #Brussels #Coronavirus #remdesivir

The active ingredient remdesivir, which is used by US President Trump and also in Europe to treat severe Covid-19 courses, is being examined more closely because of possible kidney complications.
According to reports, a safety test procedure for the drug Veklury has been started, the EU Medicines Agency (EMA) announced on Friday. The preparation is based on remdesivir. Some patients are said to have had acute kidney problems.
According to his personal doctor Sean Conley, US President Donald Trump also takes Remdesivir. The president has only mild symptoms.
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#Belgium #Brussels #coronavirus

In view of the German travel warning for all of Belgium, there is a lack of understanding in the Belgian border region with North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate.
He regrets that the whole of Belgium has been declared a red zone, said the Prime Minister of the German-speaking community, Oliver Paasch, in Brussels. It was obviously still not understood that border restrictions were not an effective tool against Covid-19.
Due to the high number of corona infections, Germany declared all of Belgium a risk area on Wednesday evening and issued a travel warning for the country. So far this has only applied to the capital Brussels.
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#Belgium #Brussels #Coronavirus

Belgium is a single dark red spot on the map of the EU infection control authority. The number of reported corona infections in the past two weeks was 139 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
In the European Union the country belongs to the top group; only Spain, the Czech Republic, France, Luxembourg and Malta have even higher values. But while protective measures are being ramped up again in many countries, Belgium, with its 11.5 million inhabitants,
is taking an unusual path: it is easing the restrictions again. "Our country is moving from crisis management to risk management," said incumbent Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès after a meeting of the National Security Council.
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#Belgium #Brussels #Coronavirus

In protest against the actions of the politicians in the Corona crisis, several scientists are going on a "silent strike" in Belgium. The prominent virologist Marc van Ranst and some colleagues did not want to give interviews this weekend,
reported the Belgian broadcaster VRT. The scientists complain that the politicians too often hid behind them and refused to give interviews on corona politics. According to the VRT, Van Ranst expressly emphasized that the protest was not directed against the media.
Rather, it is a signal to politics. The silence should be over on Monday. Belgium has been hit relatively hard by the coronavirus. According to the authorities, around 150 infected people per 100,000 inhabitants were counted in the past two weeks.
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#EU #Brussels #Coronavirus #Aid

Several EU countries are blocking a decision that is important for the start of the European Corona economic stimulus program. According to diplomats,
around a third of the member states made it clear in Brussels that they would not support the decision on future EU funding for the time being. This capital adequacy decision regulates where the money should come from.
First there must be clarity about the overall budget for the next seven years, it said.
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#EU #Brussels #Coronavirus #RLY

According to the EU Council Secretariat, the participants at the EU summit next week do not have to show a negative corona test. "According to Belgian safety regulations, it is not necessary to present a negative test before entering the country,"
a spokeswoman said on request. This differs from the German regulation, according to which participants from risk areas at EU meetings in Germany - including ministers and commissioners - have to present a negative test.
However, delegation members with symptoms will not be allowed entry, says the spokeswoman. In addition, the size of the delegations of the 27 EU governments is limited, the hygiene regulations such as distance and masks would apply in the EU Council building.
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