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EPP Group: Use Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) to find a COVID-19 vaccine

A temporary exception to the rules for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) could speed up clinical trials of potential COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. “Ideology must not stop the fight against the Coronavirus. We want this exception for GMOs”, said the EPP Group’s Peter Liese MEP and Jessica Polfjärd MEP today.
The EPP Group will vote in favour of a temporary change of EU rules to allow for vaccines that include GMOs.

European Council: URGENT media advisory: President Michel’s proposal for the MFF and the recovery package – Press conference followed by technical briefing

TODAY Friday 10 July 2020 at 11.00 European Council President Charles Michel will present his new proposal for the MFF and the recovery package. The press conference will take place via video conference. You can follow it in live streaming. English, French and German interpretation will be available.

EEAS: United States: Statement by the Spokesperson on the resumption of the federal death penalty

The European Union strongly opposes the decision of the United States Department of Justice to resume the federal death penalty after a 17-year hiatus. We urge the U.S. administration to reconsider and not proceed with the federal executions due to take place starting on 13 July. This decision runs counter to the overall trend in the United States and worldwide to abolish the death penalty, either by law or in practice.

Finance Minister consults NASS leadership on 2021-2023 MTEF/FSP

Finance Minister consults NASS leadership on 2021-2023 MTEF/FSP • Says Buhari to sign revised 2020 budget Friday Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed on Thursday met with the leadership of the National Assembly on plans to submit the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) later […]

Naira Sells At N381/$

Naira Sells At N381/$   The naira resumed trading on the official market at 381 to the dollar after no quotes for two straight sessions, as the central bank unified the country’s multiple exchange rates, Reuters reported on Wednesday. It noted that the central bank had been under pressure from both the World Bank and […]