New SME Strategy

COVID-19 has been a tsunami for SMEs. The EU’s proposed new SME strategy, which predates the crisis, fails to cope with the huge challenges that have since jumped to the fore, says the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in a recently adopted opinion. COVID-19 has dealt a very serious blow to SMEs across Europe,…

Special label seeks to reassure diners at Brussels restaurants

Brussels restaurants that are making an extra effort to ensure visitors’ safety are being awarded a special label. The label, issued by the Brussels region and tourism agency visit.brussels, also applies to hotels and venues. One objective is to boost the tourist sector as it still struggles to restart its activities. Another aim to provide…

EP Prize for Investigative Journalism

The European Parliament is to set to announce the rules for a new “Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for journalism” Directly after the murder of Galizia three years ago MEPs Sven Giegold and Eva Joly demanded the creation of a “European prize for investigative journalism” in the name of the late Daphne Caruana Galizia and modelled on the…