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9524: EU acts to get medical supplies to market
Friday 27 March 2020
The European Commission has stepped up its engagement with member States to maximise the availability of masks, gloves, gowns and...
9525: EU to provide 30 million Euro for struggling Irish SMEs
Wednesday 25 March 2020
The European Commission has relaxed its State Aid rules under which Governments provide funding to businesses. The Commission is advancing a...
9523: Rate of deaths from TB continues to decline
Tuesday 24 March 2020
The number of deaths from tuberculosis continues to decline in the European Union.  Close on 3,700 people are dying from the respiratory disease every...
9519: Ireland has one of lowest proportions of over 65s
Monday 23 March 2020
The proportion of Ireland’s population aged over 65 is among the lowest in the EU. New figures from Eurostat show that 13.2 per...
9520: Irish among EU's highest generators of waste
Friday 20 March 2020
The Irish generate some of the highest levels of municipal waste in Europe. New figures from Eurostat show each of us creates an...
9522: EU extends CAP applications deadline for farmers
Thursday 19 March 2020
The European Commission is extending the deadline for farmers to apply for direct payments under the Common Agricultural Policy. Member States...

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9524: EU ACTS TO GET MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO MARKET
Friday 27 March 2020
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The European Commission has stepped up its engagement with member States to maximise the availability of masks, gloves, gowns and other medical supplies.

The action will help companies from both EU and non-EU countries to start production swiftly and get products to the internal market more easily, while ensuring a high degree of safety.

Grace Bolton of the European Commission says the move will ensure appropriate supplies are available to health professionals more quickly.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 19 seconds | Outwords: sale, more quickly

9525: EU TO PROVIDE 30 MILLION EURO FOR STRUGGLING IRISH SMES
Wednesday 25 March 2020
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The European Commission has relaxed its State Aid rules under which Governments provide funding to businesses.

The Commission is advancing a payment of 30 million Euro to Ireland in structural funds to deal with the Covid-19 crisis.

The money is being used to ensure that healthcare products are distributed to the appropriate centres as quickly as possible.

Gerry Kiely, who heads up EU Representation in Ireland, says the money will assist health-related small and medium-sized businesses that are struggling because of difficulties caused by the virus.

Interviewee: Gerry Kiely | Clip duration: 0 minutes 15 seconds | Outwords: of the virus

9523: RATE OF DEATHS FROM TB CONTINUES TO DECLINE
Tuesday 24 March 2020
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The number of deaths from tuberculosis continues to decline in the European Union. 

Close on 3,700 people are dying from the respiratory disease every year according to new figures from Eurostat released today, World TB Day. 

Over half of those who are dying from tuberculosis are people aged 65 and older.

Grace Bolton of the European Commission office in Dublin says the rate of TB deaths in Ireland is below the EU average.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 19 seconds | Outwords: per million inhabitants

9519: IRELAND HAS ONE OF LOWEST PROPORTIONS OF OVER 65S
Monday 23 March 2020
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The proportion of Ireland’s population aged over 65 is among the lowest in the EU.

New figures from Eurostat show that 13.2 per cent of our citizens are aged over 65.

The EU average is 19.2 per cent.

According to Grace Bolton of the EU office in Dublin, Italy has the highest share of over 65s in the European Union.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 16 seconds | Outwords: Portugal and Bulgaria

9520: IRISH AMONG EU'S HIGHEST GENERATORS OF WASTE
Friday 20 March 2020
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The Irish generate some of the highest levels of municipal waste in Europe.

New figures from Eurostat show each of us creates an average 576 kilogrammes of waste annually – putting Ireland 7th highest in the EU league table.

According to Grace Bolton of the European Commission office in Dublin, Danish people generate the most waste.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 19 seconds | Outwords: generated per person

9522: EU EXTENDS CAP APPLICATIONS DEADLINE FOR FARMERS
Thursday 19 March 2020
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The European Commission is extending the deadline for farmers to apply for direct payments under the Common Agricultural Policy.

Member States now have the option to make the new deadline for applications June 15th 2020 instead of May 15th.

The extension follows a request from the Italian authorities.

Gerry Kiely, Head of EU Representation in Ireland, says the extension is necessary as COVID-19 is causing problems for the farming sector.

Interviewee: Gerry Kiely | Clip duration: 0 minutes 20 seconds | Outwords: up that option

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