Covid-19 News 8 June– 14 June 2020

– New press releases and statements were published by the European CommissionInvestment Plan for Europe: European Investment Bank to provide BioNTech with up to €100 million in debt financing for COVID-19 vaccine development and manufacturing, Coronavirus: EU strengthens action to tackle disinformation, Coronavirus: Commission Statement on consulting Member States on proposal to expand State aid Temporary Framework to further support micro, small and start-up companies and incentivise private investments, State aid: Commission approves Polish recapitalisation scheme to enable up to €1.65 billion of capital support to SMEs and large enterprises affected by the coronavirus outbreak, State aid: Commission approves €3.7 billion Swedish scheme to compensate companies for damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak, New Commission report shows the importance of digital resilience in times of crisis, Coronavirus: Commission recommends partial and gradual lifting of travel restrictions to the EU after 30 June, based on common coordinated approach, Coronavirus: EU strengthens action to tackle disinformation, Coronavirus: EU grants €314 million to innovative companies to combat the virus and support recovery

The Welsh Parliament added and updated information- Coronavirus: help and information for people in Wales, Coronavirus timeline: Welsh and UK governments’ response, Coronavirus: biodiversity, Coronavirus: lifting the restrictions in Wales, Coronavirus: public transport, Coronavirus: employment, Coronavirus: business support

– New articles were published by The House of Commons LibraryCoronavirus: Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, Coronavirus: A ban on evictions and help for rough sleepers, Coronavirus and schools: FAQs

The Office for National Statistics published a new blog post– How the ONS has helped shape understanding of the coronavirus death toll

– A new update was published by The Law SocietyWestminster update: furlough deadline and return to the office toolkit

Blackstone Chambers published a new insight– Covid-19 and International Law

– New articles were published by Squire Patton BoggsAustralia – Managing Commercial Relationships in Distressed Circumstances, Trade Credit Reinsurance Scheme – relief for UK Businesses

The House of Lords Library published new articles – Coronavirus: Commercial rent relief and furloughed space grants, Covid-19: The impact on victims of domestic abuse, Covid-19: Risking a rise in online child sexual abuse?

– A new article was published by The UK in a Changing EuropeHow Europe can avoid a second lockdown

Free Movement published a new article- Migrants’ rights during coronavirus: the story so far

– New publications were added by Allen & OveryGreat Secondaries – Liquidity from PE and other liquid asset fund investments, Covid–19 coronavirus update: an overview of European Commission State aid decisions – Updated 12 June 2020, Covid-19 coronavirus: Judicial rescheduling during the Insolvency Moratorium in Russia, Webinar: The key impacts of Covid-19 coronavirus on Intellectual Property, Luxembourg M&A Market: Dealmaking in the time of covid-19 coronavirus, Covid-19 – Podcast: Pitfalls of relying on force majeure clauses in asset finance transactions

The Scottish Parliament Information Centre updated and added blog posts- Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland – latest data, Timeline of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland, Coronavirus (COVID-19): Constituency support – updated 12 June 2020, Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Frequently Asked Questions – Health, Coronavirus (COVID-19) – hub for SPICe material, Coronavirus (COVID-19): the lowdown on the laws of lockdown and the move to phase 1

Cosmopolis published new posts– Changes to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020, in force from 13 May 2020, Webinar on Economic Migration issues during the Coronavirus Crisis

– A new post was published on the LSE Brexit blog – Brexit thinking poisoned the government’s response to COVID-19

The UK Human Rights Blog published new blog posts– Removal of life support was in patient’s best interests and respected his autonomy, Latest on the Lockdown Challenge in the UK courts

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