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Commission launches debate on responding to the impact of an ageing population

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 02/08/2021 - 10:18

europa.eu (28.02.2021) The European Commission has presented a green paper to launch a broad policy debate on the challenges and opportunities of Europe's ageing society. It sets out the impact of this pronounced demographic trend across our economy and society and invites the public to express their views on how to respond to this in a public consultation, which will run for 12 weeks.

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France: Transparent masks for child care staff

Submitted by cambrosio on Fri, 01/08/2021 - 11:22

October 2020 (caf.fr)

In October 2020, the Cnaf released 5 million euros for the purchase of 500,000 inclusive masks (transparent) for early childhood professionals working in a childcare centre or "childcare assistants' centres".

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France: continuation of entitlements by CAF during COVID crisis

Submitted by cambrosio on Fri, 01/08/2021 - 11:08

From the beginning of the pandemic, decisions were taken to ensure the automatic renewal of social minimum entitlements. Given the reopening of all public services, this measure now only concerns certain benefits. This is particularly the case for disabled persons receiving the disabled adult allowance (Aah) or the education allowance for disabled children (Aeeh).

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France: The allowance for the new school year 2020 is exceptionally increased by €100

Submitted by cambrosio on Fri, 01/08/2021 - 10:36

08.12.2020 (education.gouv.fr)

Since the circulation of the Covid19 and the health crisis, the Caisse nationale des allocations familiales (Cnaf) has put in place measures to support particularly disadvantaged families, as well as various managers of services useful to families. The back-to-school allowance (Allocation de rentrée scolaire) paid to families with the lowest incomes and school-age children has been exceptionally increased by €100 per child as part of the Government's Recovery Plan.

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Croatia: Stop COVID-19 application now works cross-border

Submitted by siha on Wed, 12/16/2020 - 13:37

Government of the Republic of Croatia (19.11.2020) Cross-border data exchange between the Croatian Stop COVID-19 application and official applications of other EU member states has been established. This makes Croatia the seventh EU country in a row, along with Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia and Spain, which exchanges "infected keys" through the federation gateway (European Federation Gateway Service) and thus enables anonymous notification of foreign contacts about the risk of infection. 

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Protecting people's health: the Council and the European Parliament agree provisionally on the EU4Health programme for 2021-2027

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 12/15/2020 - 15:50

europa.eu (15.11.2020) The German presidency of the Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional deal on the EU4Health programme for 2021-2027. With a budget of EUR 5.1 billion, the new reinforced programme provides a strong basis for Union action in the health field based on lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. It comes at a time when EU citizens still experience the impact of a major health threat and the resulting human suffering and severe socio-economic consequences.

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European Commission: 2020 Annual Report of the Social Protection Committee

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 11/12/2020 - 12:00

European Commission (09.11.2020) The report analyses the progress towards the Europe 2020 target on reducing poverty and social exclusion, together with the latest social trends to watch, and presents the key structural social challenges in each Member State. However, following the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept across Europe in 2020, the report also focuses on the decisive action taken by Member States to protect employment, income and access to services through a variety of measures.

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Joint Report on Health Care and Long-Term Care Systems and Fiscal Sustainability – Country Documents 2019 Update | European Commission

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 10/13/2020 - 16:19

This volume describes the health care and long-term care systems of all EU Member States on a country basis and presents the related policy challenges.

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