Recovery plan for Europe
21 July 2020 – European leaders reach a deal on the recovery plan and European long-term budget 2021-2027
After 4 long days of negotiations, EU leaders successfully agreed on the recovery plan for EuropeMore than 50% of the long-term EU budget and NextGenerationEU – a total of some €1.8 trillion - will support modern policies and set Europe on path to a sustainable and resilient recovery. President von der Leyen said: “The agreement is a strong signal of trust and a historic moment for Europe.”Recovery plan
19 October 2020 - EU interoperability gateway goes live, first contact tracing and warning apps linked to the EU-system
The Commission, at the invitation by EU Member States, has set up an EU-wide system to ensure that coronavirus contact and tracing apps can ‘talk to each other’. The system goes live today with the first wave of national apps now linked through this service: Germany’s Corona-Warn-App, Ireland’s COVID tracker, and Italy’s immuni.
Areas of the Commission’s response