In the early days of the pandemic, many leaders around the world chose a “my country first” approach.

This was not the EU’s choice.

We have worked continuously to bring different international players together and launch a global recovery.

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Europe has led global vaccine cooperation.

We’ve been a leading force behind #COVAX to share vaccines with low- and middle-income countries.

We also co-hosted the Global Health Summit to prevent and prepare for future pandemics.

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We have opened new chapters of cooperation with our closest partners:

🇬🇧 The EU and the UK reached a mutually beneficial trade and cooperation agreement.

🇺🇸 We set out a new EU–US agenda for global change, and created a EU–US Trade and Technology Council.

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Europe is the beating heart of global cooperation.

The EU–NATO strategic partnership continues to deliver concrete results.

At the G7 Summit in June, we agreed with other leaders on vaccine sharing, climate finance and progress towards global digital taxation.

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15 Sep
Societies that build on democracy and common values stand on stable ground.

These values are part of our soul, part of what defines us today.

We are determined to defend them. And we will never waver in that determination.

From 2022, our Rule of Law reports will come with recommendations to EU countries.

The European budget is the future of our Union cast in figures.

When it comes to protecting our budget, we will pursue every case, with everything in our power.

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Freedom also means freedom from fear.

And during the pandemic, too many women were deprived of that freedom.

By the end of year, we will propose a law to combat violence against women.

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15 Sep
We stand by the Afghan people.

We must do everything to avert the real risk of a major famine and humanitarian disaster.

This is why we will increase again humanitarian aid for Afghanistan by 100 million euro - part of a new, wider Afghan Support Package.

We are working with Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on a new EU-NATO Joint Declaration to be presented before the end of the year.

We need to invest in our joint partnership and to draw on each side’s unique strength.

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From space to police trainers, from open source to development agencies, it is vital that we improve intelligence cooperation.

That’s why the EU could consider its own Joint Situational Awareness Centre.

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12 Sep
Throughout the pandemic, we continued working to turn the #EUGreenDeal into reality.

We also presented a new vision for Europe’s digital transformation by 2030, and measures to build a strong social Europe

Find out more here and in our thread ↓

The European Climate Law enshrined in legislation the EU’s commitment to reach climate neutrality by 2050.

To deliver on this ambitious target, we presented in July 2021 a #EUGreenDeal package made up of 12 different proposals.

In March 2021, we presented our vision for Europe’s Digital Decade, with clear targets on:

🌐 digital infrastructure
🎯 skills
📲 digitalisation of businesses and public services

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11 Sep
The European economy is bouncing back strongly.

This is thanks to policy decisions taken since the very early days of the pandemic and to the fast vaccine roll-out.

Find out more in our new brochure and in our thread ↓

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From the start of the pandemic, Europe took economic measures laying the foundations of our recovery.

EU countries were able to use the flexibility of State aid rules to support the economy.

In 2020 alone, funds from SURE scheme helped keep 25-30 million people in jobs.

To finance the recovery, we reached a historic agreement on the largest package ever financed through the EU budget.

It consists of:

🔹 The EU’s long-term budget for 2021 to 2027 (€1.211 trillion) 

🔸 NextGenerationEU (€806.9 billion) 

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10 Sep
For more than a year, our priority has been to lead the way out of the global health crisis.

Find out more in our new brochure and in our thread ↓!d3Y6hF #SOTEU Image
Firstly, we worked on procuring vaccines to Europeans.

A broad portfolio was created and today more than 70% of the adult population is fully vaccinated.

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In the spirit of European solidarity, we mobilised funding to support:

🩺 the delivery of equipment, medicines, antigen tests
🔬 urgent research into variants

More than €7.6 billion was reallocated under the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative.

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3 Jun
📢 63% of EU citizens want a secure single digital ID for all online services.

With our #EUdigitalidentity wallet, you will be able to connect through #DigitalEU services and authenticate much easier.

Thread on our proposal for a European Digital Identity ↓
A secure #EUdigitalidentity will be available to anyone who wants to use it and help to:
🔔 identify online
🔔 prove personal attributes
🔔 access public & private digital services
🔔 gain full control on identity, data, certificates
🔔 share & keep track of data with 3rd parties
The #DigitalEU wallet will also make it easier for you to:

✈️ Book a flight
🚗 Rent a car
💳 Open a bank account
🎓 Apply for a university
🛎️ Check-in to a hotel the EU in only a few clicks!

Discover more here:!FF93Tj #EUdigitalidentity
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