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It is optimistic to expect recovery funds by mid-2021, says EU official

By Jorge Valero

The approval process for the EU’s €750 billion recovery funds may take longer than foreseen, and it would be optimistic to expect the first disbursements by mid-2021, an EU official said on Thursday (17 September).

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Jewish Students Aid Owners of Kebab Shop Hit in Synagogue Attack

By Melissa Eddy

The Jewish Student Union in Germany hopes its campaign will help wipe away the stigma of the Yom Kippur attack and send a wider message of solidarity.

When the Economy Stalled, They Needed Laptops to Move Ahead

By John Otis

With new technology in their homes, New Yorkers get a lifeline to pursuing their dreams.

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Parliament votes to allow gas projects in the Just Transition Fund

By FrΓ©dΓ©ric Simon

Hours before the EU executive announced higher climate objectives for 2030, the European Parliament voted to allow funding for fossil gas projects under the bloc’s flagship Just Transition Fund.

Von der Leyen: European values are not for sale

By Georgi Gotev

In her first State of the Union speech, delivered on Wednesday (16 September), European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen positioned herself as a bulwark against the unravelling of EU values that is already underway in many of the member states.

EU institutions caught in crossfire over Just Transition Fund

By Claire Stam

The European Parliament will vote on Tuesday and Wednesday (15-16 September) on the Just Transition Fund. But this mechanism, initially designed to finance the social aspects of the transition to a low-carbon economy, has now been extended to finance gas projects. EURACTIV France reports.

A Black Venture Capitalist Sees Challenges as an Investing Edge

By Emily Flitter

“Black Founders Matter” started out as a T-shirt design. Now, a once-jilted start-up founder is trying to turn it into a moneymaking strategy.

Progressive Donor Susan Sandler to Give $200 Million to Racial Justice Groups

By Astead W. Herndon

Her efforts will support organizations trying to build political power in states that are undergoing rapid demographic change.

As N.Y.C. Reopens Schools, Homeless Families Face New Challenges

By Mihir Zaveri

As a new experiment in remote learning begins, students who live in shelters or doubled up with family may not have the resources they need.

Comic Books Flourish on Crowdfunding Sites, Drawing Big Publishers

By George Gene Gustines

Prominent arrivals include Boom Studios, which is working with Keanu Reeves on a Kickstarter project. But critics are questioning whether projects from established publishers are crowding out others.

EU health programme needs proper funding to be ready for present and future challenges

By Nicolae Stefanuta, Sara Cerdas, VΓ©ronique Trillet-Lenoir

The ambitious new EU4Health programme needs adequate funding if we really want it to be efficient and reach its goal to protect citizens’ health in the years to come, write three European lawmakers. Véronique Trillet-Lenoir, Nicolae Ștefănuță are MEPs from the...

In a Year Like No Other, a β€˜Historic Crisis’ of Need

By Sara Aridi and Elisha Brown

When Times readers heard the call of The Neediest Cases Fund’s annual campaign, they gave. And when a pandemic took hold, they gave again.

Finance ministers to discuss fiscal dumping inside the EU at Berlin meeting

By Jorge Valero

EU finance ministers will discuss how to combat harmful tax practices within the EU during their informal meeting in Berlin this weekend, according to the German presidency's preparatory documents seen by EURACTIV. 

Commission urges swift deployment of COVID-funds for farmers

By Gerardo Fortuna

The €7.5 billion top-up coming to the EU’s farming subsidies programme from the bloc's post-COVID stimulus plan should be made available as quickly as possible, Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski said on Monday (7 September).

Parliament wants to top up EU budget with €110 billion

By Jorge Valero

The European Parliament on Monday (7 September) requested a €110 billion increase to the EU’s seven-year budget and legally binding commitments on the introduction of new levies to finance the bloc's €750 billion stimulus against the COVID-19 crisis, EURACTIV has learnt.

A β€˜solidarity clause’ in the EU climate law

By Anna Zalewska

The European Union should include a “solidarity clause” in its climate law to ensure that member states most burdened by the EU's new carbon reduction targets are compensated for the additional costs of purchasing allowances under the EU Emissions Trading System, writes MEP Anna Zalewska.

Marian Wright Edelman Steps Down, and a New Generation Takes Over

By Nikita Stewart

A Ferguson activist will lead the Children’s Defense Fund at a time when an impassioned civil rights movement is challenging racial injustice.

Karim Elkorany, Ex-U.N. Official, Is Accused of Sexual Assault

By Benjamin Weiser

He was not charged with any of the alleged assaults, but rather with two counts of lying when he was questioned by the F.B.I.

Investing in Social Good Is Finally Becoming Profitable

By Paul Sullivan

Impact investments are outperforming traditional bets in the coronavirus crisis, which may be a turning point for wealthy investors looking to generate change.