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The European Commission today proposed to the EU Member States to purchase an additional 200 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by BioNTech and Pfizer, with the option to acquire another 100 million doses.  

This would enable the EU to purchase up to 600 million doses of this vaccine, which is already being used across the EU.

The additional doses will be delivered starting in the second quarter of 2021. 

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The European Commission has granted a conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) for the COVID‑19 vaccine developed by Moderna, the second COVID-19 vaccine authorised in the EU. This authorisation follows a positive scientific recommendation based on a thorough assessment of the safety, effectiveness and quality of the vaccine by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and is endorsed by the Member States.

Events

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Are you a third level student?  Do you want to know more about what a translator or an interpreter does?  Are you interested in working in a multilingual and multicultural environment? Do you want to know how to become an EU translator or interpreter?

Hear from staff translators and interpreters working for the European Commission about their career paths and what their jobs entail.

The European Commission’s translation and interpreting Directorates General (DGT and DG SCIC) have teamed up for a virtual tour of Irish universities during January and February 2021.  

Date: 
27/01/2021 to 11/02/2021

The European Commission Representation in Ireland, in co-operation with European Movement Ireland, is hosting an online event on the theme: ‘Ireland  and the European Climate Pact’.

The event will explore the implications for Ireland of the European Climate Pact – with presentations from the European Commission and Irish stakeholders. It will be followed by a public debate.

Date: 
28/01/2021