The EU’s seasonally adjusted trade (imports + exports) with China fell from €46.5 billion in January 2020 to €43.1 billion in February 2020.
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On 11 June, the Commission released the results of its 2020 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which monitors Europe’s overall digital performance and tracks the progress of EU countries with respect to their digital competitiveness.
On 11 June, the Commission presented a set of recommendations to Schengen Member States and Schengen Associated States to lift internal border controls by 15 June and to prolong the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU until 30 June.
Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office, has published a report indicating that, compared to March, Industrial production in April is down by 17.1% in the euro area and 17.3% in the EU, and by 28.0% and 27.2% compared with April 2019.…
Manufacturing in the Euro-area experienced a substantial deterioration in its business cycle as the impact of COVID-19 hit both the demand and supply sides of the technology industry. In the industries represented by our lobbying partner Orgalim – a substantial…
The Danish chain Jem & Fix has opened three new stores in May despite restrictions caused by Covid-19.
The German Hornbach group expects significantly higher sales and earnings in the first quarter of its financial year 2020/2021 (1 March to 31 May 2020).
The European Commission launched a new European Research Area.
On 15 May, the European Investment Bank approved a total of €3.4 billion of new financing to support companies most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and priority public health projects, alongside energy, transport, water and education projects.