Euronews 7 Jan 2021

COVID economic recovery 'is key priority for Portugal's EU presidency'


A key priority of Portugal's EU presidency must be to secure the continent's economic recovery from the impact of coronavirus, says Charles Michel.

Portugal's six-month presidency of the EU Council began at the start of this year.
The #Covid-19 #pandemic has brought inequality into sharp relief. When it comes to dealing with the virus and with economic recovery, disparities are obvious between richer and poorer countries and between different regions within the same country. This week we speak to Elisa Ferreira, the Commissioner for cohesion policy, a crucial instrument in the #EU's toolbox as the bloc tries to bounce back from the crisis. Before joining the von der Leyen Commission, she held senior posts at the Bank of Portugal and in the Portuguese government and also served as an MEP.
Sen. Ron Wyden spoke on the Senate floor on Wednesday urging the Senate to pass economic recovery legislation for Oregon.
As Canada's North prepares to receive its first shipment of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, priority for the doses will be given to those who are most vulnerable, including remote communities, at-risk residents and health-care workers, according to Northwest Territories Premier Caroline Cochrane.


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