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EU summit compromise: positive step for recovery, inadequate in the long-term

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 21 luglio 2020

• EP’s negotiating team welcomes the agreement on the €750 billion recovery instrument
• But it is unacceptable that long-term EU budget is cut, while citizens ask for an increase in EU investments
• Binding commitment to new sources of EU revenue is crucial for fair repayment of recovery debt
• Respect for rule of law must be guaranteed
Commenting on the conclusions of the 17-21 July EU summit, EP negotiators welcome the recovery fund but warn that their agreement to the long-term EU budget cannot be taken for granted.After five days of intense discussions, the Heads of State and Government reached a political compromise. Parliament’s negotiating team on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and Own Resources (OR) welcomes the fact that at last a common position has been achieved, and that the newly created Recovery Instrument (Next Generation EU) is financed with a borrowing of EUR 750 billion. But Parliament remains critical on some essential aspects of the compromise, particularly on the long-term perspective.“The Recovery Instrument is an important step towards a new ambition for the Union: greener, more competitive and digital. This massive borrowing is an historical moment for the European Union, and we should not disregard what just happened.” However we regret that the Member States decided to entirely abandon the ‘bridge solution’, whose objective was precisely to provide immediate crisis response to the citizens, following the Covid-19 outbreak. In a context where the virus in on the rise again, citizens need certainty. Parliament will continue working hard to ensure that the recovery starts without delays. Furthermore, democratic oversight must be substantially increased: Parliament, as one arm of the budgetary authority will fight to be fully involved in the establishment and implementation of the Recovery Instrument”, said the EP’s negotiators on Tuesday.“The picture is much more negative when it comes to the EU long-term budget (the MFF). Parliament cannot accept the proposed record low ceilings as they mean renouncing to the EU’s long-term objectives and strategic autonomy, while citizens ask for more. More European solidarity, more European action in public health, in research and digitalisation, youth, and in the historical fight against climate change. Key programmes to reach these objectives have been considerably shrunk, and lost most of their top-ups under Next Generation EU. We will strive to secure improvements, including higher amounts, on future-oriented MFF programmes like Horizon, InvestEU, LIFE, Erasmus+. And if our conditions are not sufficiently met we will adopt the programmes on the basis of the existing MFF, as foreseen by the Treaty”, warned the members of the EP’s negotiating team.“The compromise is also a flagrant missed opportunity when it comes to modernising the revenue side, making it fairer and more transparent. The EU is now allowed to borrow funds but there is no certainty on how the debt will be repaid. Parliament has been clear: the recovery should not reduce investment capacities nor harm the national taxpayer. This is why new genuine own resources are the solution to repay the common debt, but the plastic-based contribution will not do the trick alone! We recall our strict demand to that respect: a binding commitment for the introduction of additional own resources as soon as 2021, and still in the course of the MFF 2021-2027. Furthermore, despite the United Kingdom leaving the EU, the insistence on the rebates has been extremely tough and results in a big step back for the European project: instead of being abolished, rebates are kept and even increased.Additionally, Parliament remains firmly against watering down the mechanism to reduce or suspend EU funding if a Member State disrespects the rule of law, and this issue should not be put off but addressed now. Parliament has stood ready to enter into negotiations under co-decision to continue building a Europe of fundamental rights.Parliament remains ready to immediately enter negotiations in order to achieve a better agreement for Europe”, the MEPs added.The EP’s negotiating team for the next long-term EU budget and Own Resources reform
Johan Van Overtveldt (ECR, BE), Chair of the Committee on Budgets
Jan Olbrycht (EPP, PL), MFF co-rapporteur
Margarida Marques (S&D, PT), MFF co-rapporteur
José Manuel Fernandes (EPP, PT), Own Resources co-rapporteur
Valérie Hayer (RENEW, FR), Own Resources co-rapporteur
Rasmus Andresen (Greens/EFA, DE)
The Council will now finalise its mandate to enter negotiations with Parliament, which will have a final say before the 2021-2027 budget can enter into force. The current multiannual budget runs out on 31 December 2020.Parliament will set out its conditions and take up negotiations with the German Presidency of the Council of the EU as soon as possible.

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EU tops up fisheries fund by €500 million to help recovery

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 3 luglio 2020

The additional funding is part of the Recovery Package and follows earlier EU support measures to alleviate the immediate socio-economic impact on the sector. The Commission will work closely with EU countries to ensure that the additional funding contributes to a swift recovery, in line with the European Green Deal and the ambitions of the common fisheries policy.
For many coastal communities, who strongly rely on fisheries for their livelihoods, the social-economic impact of the coronavirus crisis was – and still is – dramatic. Businesses suffered severe losses because of the lockdown and the disruption of the European seafood market. With measures including support for temporary cessation, storage aid and temporary state aid, the Commission had swiftly taken actions to avoid a worst-case scenario.Now that economic activity is slowly picking up again, the Commission is moving to a second phase of action, which is to support the recovery. Last week, the Commission presented the Recovery Instrument, consisting of new financing raised on the financial markets (Next Generation EU) as well as a reinforced long-term budget for 2021-2027. As part of the proposal, the EMFF budget is strengthened with an additional €500 million. This is an increase of more than 8% compared to the budget initially proposed for the EMFF in 2018.This additional money will feed Member States’ programmes for 2021-2024, frontloading financial support in the crucial first years of recovery. Member States will have to channel this investment to the objectives of the European recovery plan. The Commission will work closely with them during the preparation of the future generation of EMFF programmes.
With the recovery plan, the Commission wants to repair the short-term damage from the crisis by investing in a sustainable, inclusive and fair future for Europe. In this respect, investment supported by the EMFF should strengthen the resilience of the sector and contribute to the European Green Deal, including the 2030 Biodiversity and the Farm to Fork strategies, as well as the circular economy. Moreover, all EMFF funding should continue to promote the achievement of the economic, social and environmental objectives of the common fisheries policy

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Deal struck on Clearing houses’ recovery and resolution plans

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 30 giugno 2020

Central counterparties (CCPs) should have detailed recovery plans with a harmonised set of tools for restoring their finances with no cost to taxpayers.A deal between the EP the Council negotiating teams struck on Tuesday evening provides a harmonised risk management system, designed to enable CCPs in difficulty to continue clearing services while minimising the risk that taxpayers might have to bail them out.CCPs sit between buyers and sellers of stock, bonds or derivatives and shoulder the risks of a transaction party default. Due to the growing value and volume of the transactions they handle, they have in recent years become systemically important and are often deemed “too big to fail”.Negotiators agreed to distinguish between a “default event” when one or more clearing members fail to honour their financial obligations and a “non-default event” such as a business failure incurring losses. They want CCPs to draw up comprehensive and effective plans for dealing with both cases. The main goal of a recovery plan is for a CCP to continue providing clearing services without any public financial support.CCPs are already obliged to hold capital and their clearing members contribute also to a default fund. In case of default of a clearing member, CCPs should use their own resources (skin in the game) and may require other financial contributions from non-defaulting members before the authorities step in.Additionally, MEPs introduced prohibition or restriction of dividends and bonuses in case of a default event caused by mismanagement. Such a provision for sound risk management that would keep CCPs’ capital available in case of recovery.Finally, negotiators agreed, following the EP team’s insistence, to introduce an additional, pre-funded second skin in the game to be used after the default fund, which would be further defined by ESMA. This proportional and risk-based requirement for additional funds would further contribute to the protection of taxpayers and increase the incentive for sound risk management.Member States where a CCP is established must designate one or more resolution authorities (such as national central banks or competent ministries), which would decide that a CCP is failing or likely to fail, and would be empowered to apply a combination of the resolution tools.Negotiators agreed on a closed list of resolution tools including cash calls (additional contributions) to non-defaulting members twice as big as a default fund, variation margin gains haircutting – reduction of the value of any gains payable by CCP to non-defaulting members, sale of business and government stabilisation tools as a last resort. They also envisaged a review clause in order to re-assess the list.
Resolution should aim not to incur greater losses for shareholders, creditors, clearing members and direct clients of the CCP than they would have incurred in the case of non-intervention and insolvency of the CCP – compliance with “no creditor worse off” principle.Negotiators agreed that when a CCP in a non-default case reduces payments to non-defaulting clearing members and clients it should recompense them, once its health is restored, through cash payments or ownership in future profits.
Additionally, it was agreed that contractual arrangements allowing clearing members to pass losses on to their clients in case of the resolution should also include, on an equivalent and proportionate basis, the right for clients to any compensation that clearing members receive. These provisions should also apply to indirect clients.Some technical work on the text is now under way by the services of the three institutions. Afterwards the agreement reached by the EP negotiating team will have to be approved by the ECON committee and a plenary vote. The Council also has to confirm it.

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Cos’è il Next Generation EU Recovery Plan e come funziona il QFP?

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 16 giugno 2020

Oggi dalle 14:30 alle 16:30 in vista del Consiglio europeo del 19 giugno, in cui i capi di Stato e di governo negozieranno le proposte della Commissione sul Next Generation Recovery Plan e sul QFP, il Quadro finanziario pluriennale 2021-2028, il Parlamento europeo organizza un webinar per presentare alla stampa la posta in gioco.Al seminario, aperto dal vicedirettore del Jacques Delors Institute di Berlino Lucas Guttenberg, interverranno la Commissaria europea alla Coesione e alle Riforme Elisa Ferreira e gli eurodeputati Jan Olbrycht (PPE, PL, tbc), José Manuel Fernandes (PPE, PT, tbc), Pierre Larrouturou (S&D, FR), Valérie Hayer (Renew, FR) e Rasmus Andresen (Verdi, DE). Olbrycht, Fernandes, Hayer e Andresen fanno parte del gruppo di negoziazione del QFP/risorse proprie del Parlamento europeo. Il webinar si terrà in inglese.

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EU future at stake: MEPs broadly welcome Commission’s recovery package proposals

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 28 maggio 2020

Focussing on future generations, Commission President von der Leyen discussed the €750 billion recovery instrument within a revamped long-term EU budget in plenary.Following the presentation by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and the pledge by the Croatian Council representative Nikolina Brnjac to work with member states to swiftly conclude negotiations with Parliament on the new package, political group leaders took the floor to outline their initial reactions. Click on names to view the individual statements.“European solidarity is back and we are opening a new chapter for the EU”, Manfred Weber (EPP, DE) said. The new money needs to be spent on fresh ideas and not on Europe’s old problems. “Solidarity goes hand in hand with responsibility”, therefore it must be clear how the money will be paid back, he said, calling for new own resources and for digital giants to pay their part.Iratxe García Perez (S&D, ES) thanked von der Leyen for an ambitious proposal and for giving the EP “the role it deserves” in the design of the recovery package. Warning that the survival of the European project is at stake, she urged the Council to adopt the new MFF by qualified majority to avoid keeping the EU “hostage by four member states that prefer a national response to a European one”.“It is a game changer, unprecedented in the history of Europe”, said Dacian Ciolos (Renew, RO). “The MFF and the recovery plan must focus on the future”, with the Green deal and digital agenda as building blocks, he said. “We may differ on some details, but I really welcome the approach”, he said, reminding member states that “the EU is not a cash machine. Solidarity comes with values”.Jörg Meuthen (ID, DE) rejected the package proposal as “completely wrong and nonsense”, without a proper legal basis and lacking responsibility or economic sense. The Commission wants to spend money “as if there was no tomorrow”. It is a huge price for European taxpayers, he concluded.Ska Keller (Greens/EFA, DE) urged: “We must not repeat the big mistakes of the past and force countries into austerity and blind market ideologies. Instead, we need to make sure that the money is well invested into projects that will help in the long term, create jobs and save the one planet that we have.”Johan van Overtveldt (ECR, BE) said: “If we are going to allow loans and grants, there must be clear conditions. The money needs to go to where it is most needed, and there must be safety mechanisms in place for our businesses. People working and saving should not have to “fork out” for these programmes”.“Instead of making a clean break with past dogmas”, the Recovery Plan stops “midstream” said Manon Aubry (GUE/NGL, FR). Welcoming the new proposals on Own Resources, she called for the crisis debt to be cancelled, for direct perpetual loans to member states, and for public support to be conditional on social considerations.The Commission has also unveiled its adjusted Work Programme for 2020, which will prioritise the actions needed to propel Europe’s recovery and resilience.

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A Green Recovery Stimulus for a post-COVID-19 Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 20 maggio 2020

While assessing the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic would be premature, it is already clear that this is the worst economic shock European economies have faced since World War II. The road to recovery will likely be long and bumpy. The European Commission’s Spring 2020 Economic Forecast projects the EU economy to contract by 7.4% in 2020, while the EU-wide
unemployment rate is expected to increase from 6.7% in 2019 to 9% in 2020, particularly affecting southern EU
Member States.The roadmap to recovery adopted by the European Council on 21 April calls for an “unprecedented investment effort” for a “more resilient, sustainable and fair Europe”2. In order to deliver on this mandate, the EU’s Recovery Fund, which the European Commission is about to unveil, should thus be both massive in size and scope as well as boldly transformative in its content. This is also in line with the resolution adopted by the European Parliament. Before the crisis, and following the European Parliament elections last year, the European Union embarked on a new five-year strategic roadmap in which the decarbonisation and digitalisation of our economies have been prioritised. Pre-crisis tense debates about the economic and social costs of ecological benefits will no doubt be re-ignited as the recovery package will be debated among European institutions and the public at large. After the adoption of adequate, immediate rescue measures, we now turn to the recovery phase. Echoing calls for a green recovery5, this paper6 argues that a European Parliament. 2020. “EU: Parliament adopts resolution on coordinated action to combat Coronavirus”, OneTrust, April.
The Jacques Delors Centre in Berlin and the Jacques Delors Institute in Paris have been publishing on immediate rescue
measures in response to the COVID-19 crisis, cf. Eisl A. 2020. Including the Launch of the European alliance for a Green
Recovery led by MEP Pascal Canfin, and the University of Oxford’s analysis of how green fiscal recovery packages can act
to decouple economic growth from GHG emissions, co-authored i.a. by Nicholas Stern and Joseph Stiglitz; recent blog post by
Geneviève Pons.The production of this paper was led by Europe Jacques Delors(Brussels), with the contribution of the Jacques Delors Institute (Paris) on sections 2.1, 2.2. and 2.3 dealing with the energy, mobility and innovation dimensions of this paper.
very large green investment plan delivers the necessary economic stimulus and builds resilience to future shocks.
Delivering on such an ambitious and transformative mandate can only happen under some specific conditions which need to be explicitly acknowledged.

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European Parliament: EU27 need €2 trillion recovery package to tackle COVID-19 fallout

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 20 maggio 2020

The resolution was adopted on Friday by 505 votes in favour, 119 against and 69 abstentions.“European citizens must be at the heart of the recovery strategy”, MEPs stress, adding that Parliament will stand firm in defending citizens’ interests. The recovery efforts must have a strong social dimension, addressing social and economic inequalities and the needs of those hardest hit by the crisis. Parliament insists that the new “recovery and transformation fund” must be of €2 trillion in size, be financed “through the issuance of long-dated recovery bonds” and be “disbursed through loans and, mostly, through grants, direct payments for investment and equity.” They urge the Commission not to use “dubious multipliers to advertise ambitious figures”, and not resort to “financial wizardry”, as the EU’s credibility is at stake.The recovery plan must be provided on top of the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), which is the EU’s long-term budget, not to the detriment of existing and upcoming EU programmes, MEPs warn. In addition, they insist that the MFF must be increased and underline that Parliament will use its veto powers if EP demands are not met.The recovery money “should go to programmes within the EU budget”, to guarantee parliamentary oversight and participation. Parliament must also be fully involved “in the shaping, adoption and implementation of the recovery fund”. They warn the Commission to refrain from “any attempt to design a European recovery strategy that is outside the community method and resorts to intergovernmental means.”The “massive recovery package”, which MEPs demanded already in their recent April resolution, must last long enough to tackle the “expected deep and long-lasting impact of the current crisis”. It must “transform our economies” by supporting SMEs, and “increase job opportunities and skills to mitigate the impact of the crisis on workers, consumers and families”. They call for investments to be prioritised according to the Green Deal and the digital agenda and insist on the creation of a new standalone European health programme. MEPs reiterate their call for the introduction of a basket of new “own resources” (sources of EU revenue), so as to prevent a further increase of member states’ direct contributions to the EU budget to meet the needs of the MFF and the Recovery and Transformation Fund. As the ceiling for the EU revenue is expressed in GNI, which is expected to drop significantly due to the crisis, MEPs also call “for an immediate and permanent increase of the Own Resources ceiling.”

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MEPs debate COVID-19 recovery with Valdis Dombrovskis

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 20 maggio 2020

Research and Energy Committee MEPs and the Commission Executive Vice-President for an Economy that Works for People, discussed the EU’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan, on Friday.“We all see that COVID-19 impacts not only our daily life routines, but the society as a whole, which has a direct impact on our economy. We have to find solutions for the affected industry sectors, and we have to ensure that the recovery plan has synergies with the industrial and SMEs strategy in order to overcome these challenges” said committee Chair Cristian Bușoi (EPP, RO) on Friday. “We need to work together to ensure that its effects are as short and limited as possible” he said.“Commission President von Der Leyen clearly stated in the plenary on Wednesday, that the next long-term EU budget will be topped up by a recovery instrument focusing on what are now our common priorities: the European Green Deal, digitalisation and resilience. Research will play a crucial role as it can have a great potential to be the driver for the recovery” he added.
Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis listed the measures already taken at EU level to mitigate the impact of the crisis, and warned that all Member States will experience recession. The recovery will have to be inclusive and should not hamper the economic convergence process in the EU. He also highlighted that the magnitude of the economic shock is not necessarily linked to the number of COVID-19 cases in a specific Member State.Among other topics, MEPs raised the question of the complex steering of the recovery, how EU plans will fit in national strategies, the need to relocate strategic industries in the EU, the potential of building renovation projects to improve energy efficiency, and the EU’s carbon neutrality goals

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COVID-19: Industrial recovery plan must focus on climate, growth, jobs and research

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 27 aprile 2020

In a debate with commissioners Gabriel and Breton, MEPs called for the EU recovery plan to be balanced across sectors and to strengthen Europe’s strategic autonomy on the global stage.
“All economic ecosystems are hit by the crisis. We need an industry recovery plan with financial aid tailored for each sector, with a focus on our climate ambitions, but also growth and jobs. We therefore need a structured plan on how these instruments will be used across the different sectors » said Industry, Research and Energy committee Chair Cristian Bușoi (EPP, RO). « More investment in research can be a driver for the recovery, with a focus on innovation and data” he added.Commissionner for Innovation and Research Mariya Gabriel highlighted the many steps already taken by the European Commission against COVID-19 and said that the EU has to make the recovery truly transformative towards digitalisation and decarbonisation. Public investment into research should be prioritized and not considered as as adjustment investment like it happened in the past, she said, referring to the Horizon Europe Programme. She also highlighted that Europe’s industry is at the forefront in the development of a vaccine, which should be made available not only for Europe but the whole world.
“This crisis reveals that we have been too far into globalisation. Globalisation is here to stay but will have to be more balanced” said Commissioner for the Internal Market and Industry Thierry Breton. The current crisis is an accelerator of the trends we have observed, and European industrial ecosystems are exposed to the risk of hostile investment strategies by third country operators, he warned. The implementation of a European industrial recovery policy must be able to ensure that the crisis does not worsen Europe’s competitive situation on the global stage, while the level playing field should also be preserved within the internal market, he said.MEPs from the committee highlighted the challenge to balance the recovery efforts across the different industrial ecosystems. While several MEPs called for the recovery to focus on the objectives of the Green Deal, as well as the strategic autonomy of the European Union, and how to build more economic resilience, others raised the challenge of ensuring equal access to treatment when a vaccine against COVID-19 is found, concerns over privacy standards for tracing apps.

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COVID-19: MEPs call for massive recovery package and Coronavirus Solidarity Fund

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 20 aprile 2020

MEPs want to see a massive recovery package to support the European economy after the COVID-19 crisis, including recovery bonds guaranteed by the EU budget.In a resolution adopted on Friday, Parliament welcomes the EU’s fiscal measures and liquidity support to address the pandemic. Beyond what is already being done, Europe needs a massive recovery and reconstruction package to be financed by an increased long-term budget (MFF), existing EU funds and financial instruments, as well as “recovery bonds” guaranteed by the EU budget, MEPs say. It should not, however, involve the mutualisation of existing debt, but focus on future investment. The European Green Deal and the digital transformation should be at its core in order to kick-start the economy, MEPs stress.MEPs also call for a permanent European Unemployment Reinsurance Scheme and want to establish an EU Coronavirus Solidarity Fund of at least EUR 50 billion. This fund would support the financial efforts undertaken by the healthcare sectors in all member states during the current crisis, as well as future investments in order to make healthcare systems more resilient and focused on those most in need.Joint European action to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is indispensable, the resolution states. Not only must the European Union emerge stronger from this crisis, its institutions should also be empowered to act when cross-border health threats arise. This would enable them to coordinate the response at European level without delay, and direct the necessary resources to where they are most needed, be they material like face masks, respirators and medicines or financial aid.MEPs also voice their support for increasing EU production of key products such as medicines, pharmaceutical ingredients, medical devices, equipment and materials, to be better prepared for future global shocks.They insist that borders within the EU must be kept open to ensure that medicines and protective equipment, medical devices, food and essential goods can circulate. The EU’s single market is the source of “our collective prosperity” and key to the immediate and continuous response to COVID-19, MEPs stress.Parliament also calls for the creation of a European Health Response Mechanism, to ensure a better response to any type of health or sanitary crisis in the future. Common equipment, material and medicine stocks could be quickly mobilised to save lives. MEPs also want to see additional EU funding to finance speedy research to find a vaccine.

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Eu leaders must raise its anbitions and launch recovery bonds

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 10 aprile 2020

The agreement reached yesterday evening by the Eurogroup on a set of financial measures to support EU member states in the fight against COVID 19 and its immense economic and social impact – and particularly the agreement on a new “recovery Fund” to support European economy and cohesion among member states and citizens – marks a welcome turn in the response of the European Union to the crisis, after many weeks of dis-alignment among member states. We welcome that those member states most reluctant towards European solidarity tools have moved their position and made a deal possible.
Sandro GOZI, President of the Union of European Federalists and Member of the European Parliament, declared: “The framework of the deal is positive. I believe that the most important decision is the creation of the new “recovery Fund” to help European economy rebound from the economic impact of COVID as fast as possible, even if the key features of the Fund are still undefined. EU leaders next week can take a bold decision and make the Fund a really transformative instrument for the future of the European Union, if they decide that the Fund can finance itself in the market issuing “recovery bonds”, guaranteed by the European Union itself, if necessary together with member states. That said, the Eurogroup should have reached a deal much earlier and without the display of disunity of the past weeks, which was not positive for the European Union’s image among European citizens. It is just the last evidence of the flaws of the Eurogroup, an inefficient and intransparent body, with a great power that should be moved to the proper institutions of the European Union”.The “recovery Fund” complements a new European Re-Insurance Mechanism (SURE) to support national measures to face the raise of unemployment, the deployment of the European Investment Bank in support of businesses across Europe, and a limited but unconditional use of the European Stability Mechanism credit lines, for a total close to 600 billion Euros, which add to the already ongoing crucial actions by the European Central Bank supporting member states’ debt issuance to face the crisis.The European Federalists urge the European Parliament to support increasing the level of ambition of the deal reached by the Eurogroup with respect to the “recovery Fund” in its plenary debate next week in preparation of the European Council and urges the Heads of State and Government to finalise an ambitious deal that can become effective already in the coming weeks.

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“Stolen Vehicle Recovery 2018”

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 8 febbraio 2019

2.363 veicoli rubati recuperati (per un valore complessivo di quasi 52 mln di euro), grazie alla tecnologia in radiofrequenza non schermabile, alla partnership con le forze dell’Ordine, a una centrale sempre operativa e all’intervento sul campo di un team di specialisti nella lotta contro i furti d’auto.
E’ questo il principale dato che emerge dal report “Stolen Vehicle Recovery 2018” elaborato da LoJack, la società americana parte del colosso CalAmp e leader nei servizi telematici e nel recupero di veicoli rubati. A fronte di un fenomeno che, pur se in graduale calo negli anni, continua a vedere il nostro Paese in testa alle classifiche europee, lo scorso anno LoJack ha registrato un nuovo record nelle attività di recupero dei veicoli dotati dei sistemi in radiofrequenza, più che raddoppiate rispetto al 2017: +58% di veicoli rubati restituiti ai legittimi proprietari.
Gli oltre 220.000 dispositivi installati a bordo, delle vetture e delle moto più appetibili per il business dei furti forniscono oggi un osservatorio unico sull’evoluzione del fenomeno, negli ultimi anni in costante movimento. Lo scorso anno si è confermato il trend di crescita delle sottrazioni dei SUV (+62% vs il 2017), come testimonia la presenza nella top ten dei veicoli più rubati di ben 4 Sport Utility Vehicle: Range Rover Evoque, Jeep Renegade, Toyota Rav 4, Nissan Qashqai.Nella graduatoria generale il modello della Land Rover è preceduto solo dalle due vetture regine del mercato delle vendite, Panda e 500.
FCA detiene il primato dei furti rispetto agli altri brand (nell’ordine Land Rover, Toyota, Ford e BMW). Ma quali sono le regioni più a rischio? La mappa dei furti conferma l’incontrastata supremazia della Campania, dove si è registrato il 45% dei casi che hanno coinvolto veicoli dotati di dispositivi LoJack, seguita da Lazio (21%), Puglia (14%), Lombardia (9%) e Sicilia (4%). In queste cinque regioni si è concentrato il 93% del totale degli episodi criminali.Quattro si confermano i punti di forza delle soluzioni LoJack:
Tecnologia a prova di ladro: dispositivi installati da una rete di installatori certificati, collocabili in oltre 20 differenti posizioni e dotati della tecnologia in radiofrequenza non schermabile, in grado di superare anche le barriere fisiche (container, parcheggi sotterranei e garage) e di rilevare con precisione l’esatta posizione del veicolo;
Partnership unica con le Forze dell’Ordine, sui cui mezzi sono installate speciali unità per rintracciare e recuperare rapidamente i veicoli rubati;
Centrale Operativa 24/7, composta da personale esperto per fornire informazioni tempestive e dettagliate al team sicurezza per supportare le attività di ricerca e fornire costanti aggiornamenti al proprietario del veicolo; è in grado di rilevare allarmi derivanti dalla tecnologia installata a bordo che evidenzino un’anomalia, come ad esempio il distacco batteria o l’ingresso in aree segnalate come zone a rischio (zone portuali, altre zone considerate rischiose in base alla geografia dei recuperi).
Team Sicurezza, attivo 24 ore su 24, ex rappresentanti delle Forze dell’Ordine presenti sul territorio 24 ore su 24 per coordinare le attività di recupero sul campo confrontandosi con le Forze di Polizia durante le fasi cruciali di rilevamento e recupero del veicolo rubato, garantiscono la localizzazione e la restituzione del veicolo al proprietario.

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Swordfish: New step towards recovery in the Mediterranean

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 2 maggio 2018

The Commission has approved a proposal to transpose into EU legislation stronger measures to help the recovery of the Mediterranean swordfish. The new regulation incorporates the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas Recommendation 16-05 into EU law. This is a crucial step towards better management of a stock in deep distress and towards achieving the overarching objective of the MedFish4Ever Declaration: ensuring the environmental, economic and social sustainability of Mediterranean fisheries for present and future generations.The proposed regulation provides operators with legal certainty regarding rules and obligations, thus enabling the Union to meet its international responsibilities.Recommendation 16-05 establishes a recovery plan that takes into account the specificities of different types of gear and fishing techniques. When implementing the recovery plan, the Union and Member States should undertake to promote coastal fishing activities and the use of selective fishing gear and techniques that reduce the environmental impact, including gear and techniques used in traditional and artisanal fisheries, thereby ensuring a fair standard of living for local fishing communities.Measures such as quota, the closing period (January to March) and the derogation from the landing obligation were already integrated in EU legislation at an earlier stage. The EU submitted its fishing and inspection plan to the ICCAT Secretariat on 15 March 2018. It includes the number of EU vessels authorised to fish Mediterranean swordfish in 2018: 7537 of which 5464 are recreational vessels and 1918 are long-liners smaller than 24 m of length.

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Chirurgia, seminario sull’Enhanced Recovery after Surgery

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 3 aprile 2018

Parma mercoledì 4 aprile, alle ore 16.30, nella Sala Congressi dell’Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma (via Gramsci 14) nell’ambito dei seminari in Chirurgia generale organizzati dalla Scuola di specializzazione in Chirurgia generale dell’Università di Parma (Dipartimento di Medicina e Chirurgia) e dall’azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria. Il prof. Carlo Feo, docente di Chirurgia generale all’Università d Ferrara, terrà infatti il seminario Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) dopo chirurgia colo-rettale: lo stato dell’arte.
L’Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS), introdotto dal chirurgo danese Henrik Kehlet a metà degli anni Novanta, è un concetto che ha rivoluzionato la gestione pre e post-operatoria del paziente chirurgico con la finalità di ottenere una precoce mobilizzazione, una ripresa funzionale anticipata, una riduzione delle complicanze post-operatorie, una riduzione della degenza con riduzione dei costi sanitari, consentendo il miglioramento complessivo della qualità della cura.
Naturale integrazione alle tecniche chirurgiche mini-invasive come la laparoscopia, l’ERAS consiste in protocolli gestionali del paziente che includono diversi “item” (ad esempio corretta alimentazione preoperatoria, anestesia/analgesia mirata, restrizione idrica, mobilizzazione precoce del sondino naso-gastrico e del catetere vescicale, ripresa precoce dell’alimentazione e della deambulazione, ecc.) i quali mirano al ristabilimento precoce delle normali funzioni, al controllo ottimale del dolore, a una riabilitazione postoperatoria intensiva, migliorando così la risposta dell’organismo allo stress operatorio.
L’ERAS si fonda in prima istanza sul principio della multidisciplinarità e del coinvolgimento del paziente. Sono necessari infatti da un lato l’integrazione del lavoro di tutti gli operatori sanitari (medici, infermieri, fisioterapisti, nutrizionisti, ecc.) allo scopo di ottenere una corretta gestione del paziente, e dall’altro la completa informazione del paziente e dei familiari sui diversi “item” del protocollo, allo scopo di garantire la sua adesione e partecipazione attiva (ad esempio alimentazione, mobilizzazione precoce, rimozione dei presidi, ecc.).La letteratura scientifica conferma come l’associazione di chirurgia mini-invasiva e protocolli ERAS dia i risultati migliori in termini di risultati a breve termine, complicanze post-operatorie, durata della degenza e qualità percepita. Di particolare rilevanza nel paziente neoplastico, l’ERAS consente di ridurre l’intervallo di tempo che intercorre tra l’intervento chirurgico e l’inizio di trattamenti adiuvanti complementari come la chemioterapia, con un possibile beneficio nella sopravvivenza a distanza.Il prof. Carlo Feo, uno dei chirurghi italiani con la maggiore esperienza nel campo, nel corso del seminario delineerà lo stato dell’arte in materia, con particolare riferimento alla chirurgia colo-rettale.

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Fourteenth Distribution Percentages Announced for Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and Its Debtor Affiliates

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 3 dicembre 2017

new yorkNew York. Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (“LBHI”), as Plan Administrator, announced today in a court filing the percentage recovery that will be distributed on December 7, 2017 to holders of allowed claims against LBHI and its various affiliated Debtors (collectively, “Lehman”).Lehman’s aggregate fourteenth distribution to unsecured creditors pursuant to its confirmed chapter 11 plan will total approximately $3.0 billion. This distribution includes $2.3 billion of payments on account of third-party claims, which includes non-controlled affiliate claims, and $0.7 billion of payments among the Lehman Debtors and their controlled affiliates (see Exhibit B to the court filing, Docket #57065, for further detail). Cumulatively through this fourteenth distribution, Lehman’s total distributions to unsecured creditors will amount to approximately $122.0 billion including $89.9 billion of payments on account of third-party claims, which includes non-controlled affiliate claims and $32.0 billion of payments among the Lehman Debtors and their controlled affiliates.
The interim timing of this distribution was approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on October 30, 2017 (Docket 56904), pursuant to a motion filed on October 9, 2017 (Docket #56324), which sought to accelerate the distribution of proceeds from a settlement with Citibank, N.A.In accordance with the chapter 11 plan, which was confirmed on December 6, 2011, and subject to available funds, the Lehman Debtors’ fifteenth distribution to creditors is anticipated to be made within 5 business days of March 30, 2018.The chapter 11 plan, related disclosure statement and other filings, including the filing referred to above, can be found at http://www.lehman-docket.com in the “Key Documents” section. Questions relating to the distribution can be directed to the Debtors’ claims agent, Epiq Systems, Inc., at 1-866-879-0688 (U.S.) and 1-503-597-7691 (Non-U.S.).

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Louisiana is my heart

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 23 agosto 2016

louisianaI grew up in Kenner, Louisiana, right outside of New Orleans. I went to LSU and served as a member of the Louisiana Recovery Authority after Hurricane Katrina. I have family and friends stretched from the mouth of the Mississippi River all the way up — Louisiana is my heart, and right now, my heart is breaking.The unprecedented rains and subsequent flooding that has hit the state is the worst natural disaster our country has seen since Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Over the course of the last week, Louisiana was hit with almost 7 trillion gallons of rain — to put that into perspective, that’s enough to fill more than 10 million Olympic-sized swimming pools.So far, this has left more than 40,000 homes damaged and more than 100,000 residents affected. Unfortunately, while the rains may have stopped, the flooding hasn’t, so those numbers can and will continue to rise.
Louisiana has a great Governor in John Bel Edwards, who is working tirelessly with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to make sure his state gets the resources it needs. I’m so grateful to have him there, understanding that moments like these are the moments when good government is at its best — working from the federal level right on down to local parishes.

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Siglato accordo tra Centaurus Credit Recovery e il Gruppo IREC

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 15 agosto 2016

soldi-pubbliciL’intesa ha come obiettivo quello di realizzare una sinergia tra le due società, leader nel settore dei NPL e del recupero credito, che intendono nei prossimi mesi intensificare la loro offerta alle tante imprese private italiane che richiedono sempre più un supporto di garanzia ai loro crediti. “Il grande problema per le imprese nella gestione dei pagamenti legati a forniture di beni o servizi, viene risolto da strumenti, come quello che proponiamo, attraverso i quali le imprese riescono a ridurre di molto il carico di gestione delle fatture non pagate e di aver maggiore possibilità di veder pagate le loro fatture generando flusso di denaro da reinvestire. Strumenti che oltre a garantire gli incassi, liberano l’imprenditore da queste incombenze e gli permettono di dedicarsi tranquillamente al suo business” sono le parole di Ubaldo Palmidoro, co-fondatore del Gruppo Centaurus Credit Recovery.
“Vista la nostra grande esperienza nel recupero del credito, sappiamo quali sono le cause scatenanti di un insoluto e conosciamo gli effetti disastrosi che una cattiva gestione del proprio credito aziendale potrà portare. Per queste ragioni, il nostro Gruppo ha studiato un prodotto che va a supporto di tutte quelle imprese che sono state “dimenticate” dal nostro settore. Noi riteniamo invece che proprio le PMI devono essere oggetto del nostro impegno e fornire uno strumento di alto profilo, ma accessibile a chiunque sarà l’obiettivo dei prossimi mesi, divenendo assieme a Centaurus, il partner ideale per prevenire l’insoluto. A settembre lanceremo una serie di pacchetti per rispondere alle esigenze delle piccole, medie e grandi imprese” conclude Victor Khaireddin, l’amministratore del Gruppo IREC.

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Towards Recovery and Partnership with Citizens

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 12 novembre 2010

Venezia 15 Novembre il Governo Italiano ospiterà all’Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, presso la Fondazione Cini, la riunione  a livello ministeriale del Comitato Public Governance dell’Ocse dal titolo: “Towards Recovery and Partnership with Citizens: the Call for Innovative and Open Government”. All’incontro, presieduto dal Ministro per la Pubblica Amministrazione e l’Innovazione Renato Brunetta, parteciperanno circa 50 delegazioni dei paesi membri e dei paesi  osservatori presso l’OCSE. Le delegazioni saranno guidate dai Ministri e Vice Ministri responsabili per la Pubblica Amministrazione, tra i quali Irma Pavlinic Krebs per la Slovenia (Ministro per la Pubblica Amministrazione), Terry Moran per l’Australia (Segretario Generale del Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet), Stockwell Day per il Canada (Presidente del Treasury Board), Francis Maude per il Regno Unito (Ministro del Cabinet Office, Paymaster General) ed Elvira Nabiullina per la Federazione Russa (Ministro per lo Sviluppo Economico).
La  riunione prevede due sessioni plenarie, aperte alla stampa, su temi di portata più ampia. La sessione plenaria del mattino sarà destinata al tema della  ricerca di un nuovo equilibrio tra Stato e Mercato (“Governments and Markets: Towards a New Balance”). La sessione plenaria del pomeriggio, nella quale interverrà come key-note speaker il Prof. Mario Monti, Presidente della Università Bocconi di Milano, sarà invece dedicata alle strategie per  creare un’amministrazione in grado di agire d’anticipo  e coinvolgere gli stakeholders (“Delivering on the Challenges to build anticipatory and open governments”) Inoltre, sono previste tre sessioni parallele  nel corso delle quali i ministri si confronteranno sulle sfide e le strategie per:
-migliorare i servizi pubblici anche quando è necessario  ridurre il deficit di bilancio (“Delivering Better Public Services under fiscal pressures”); -rendere l’amministrazione pubblica  più efficace ed orientata ai risultati (“Towards a more effective and performance-oriented public service”);
-rendere l’amministrazione pubblica più aperta alla partecipazione e più trasparente (“Promoting open and transparent government” ).
L’incontro si concluderà con  una dichiarazione finale dei Ministri sulle strategie condivise  e sugli indirizzi che il Comitato Public Governance dell’OCSE dovrà seguire per assistere i Paesi nel  perseguire le strategie individuate.
Alle ore 13,00 il Ministro Renato Brunetta, terrà una conferenza stampa congiunta con i  vice presidenti della Ministeriale,  Stockwell Day, Terry Moran  e Irma Pavlinic Krebs e con il Segretario Generale dell’OCSE, Angel Gurria.

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Haiti earthquake six months on

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 9 luglio 2010

Caritas has helped more than 2.3 million Haitians six months after an earthquake in January.  The devastating 7 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on 12th January 2010. It left over 230,000 dead and many more people homeless and injured. Bishop Pierre Dumas, President of Caritas Haiti, said, “Six months ago the devastating earthquake destroyed the foundations of social life in Haiti and plunged many families into grief and distress. Today, Caritas continues to share the joys and miseries, the sorrows and hopes of this nation and its crucified history. Caritas has provided food, water, shelter, healthcare, sanitation, counselling and protection at a cost of US$46.8 million (€37.4 million). Up to 1.5 million people received food aid and close to 400,000 people benefited from Caritas healthcare programmes following the disaster. However, major challenges remain for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Haiti such as housing.  Over one million people still live in makeshift settlements and camps around the capital Port-au-Prince and providing them with better accommodation ahead of the imminent rainy season is essential. Caritas has provided emergency shelter or temporary homes to almost 160,000 people in Port-au-Prince and in rural areas since the earthquake struck. Caritas is currently developing a rehabilitation and reconstruction plan for the next five years. Caritas will provide further aid all throughout this rebuilding period. The focus will mainly be on shelter, education, disaster risk reduction, health and livelihood recovery.

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Unemployment Rate

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 6 marzo 2010

Los Angeles Despite unemployment levels reaching heights unseen since the early 1980s, the economy is in a state of recovery, according to industry research firm IBISWorld.  The company projects that unemployment levels have reached a peak and will remain around 10 percent throughout 2010 before falling to an average of 9.4 percent throughout 2011.   “Unemployment growth is a concern because consumer spending accounts for 70 percent of the economy,” said Toon van Beeck, senior analyst with IBISWorld.  “The general consensus is that we’re still a long way from a sustained recovery, however, that’s not true.  We are definitely in the midst of recovery.” There have been seven recessions since the 1960s, with some being mild and others severe.  In all cases, there is a clear uptrend, peak and downtrend in initial jobless claims and unemployment surrounding the recession.  This downward trend in jobless claims typically begins before the recession is “officially” over, followed by some volatility.

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