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COVID-19 is yet another reminder, to us all, of how important trusted news sources are for society and for democracy. During this crisis we have seen waves of fake news being spread by dubious online channels and repeated on our WhatsApp groups as well as other social media networks. With this in mind, the European Parliament has launched an advertisement campaign targeting sources of misinformation while also supporting our reliable local newspapers. 
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Eurofound’s COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch collates information on national-level responses, aiming to map measures introduced to cushion the effects of the crisis. This database complements the launch of the ongoing e-survey ‘Living, working and COVID-19’. Join us this Thursday 28 May at 4pm where the findings of the survey and the impact of COVID-19 on work, life and well-being will be further discussed during the European Youth Event (EYE) online event.
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An Irish company is receiving EU funding to help develop a rapid diagnostic test for Covid-19 that can deliver results in less than an hour. The project, called HG nCoV19 test from Dublin-based SME Hibergene Diagnostics, will allow health workers to make a speedy, accurate diagnosis, meaning patients can be isolated and quarantined quickly. It could also identify essential workers without Covid-19 so they can avoid unnecessary quarantine and continue to deliver vital services and supplies.
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Like all things this year, Europe Day will be different. But despite our usual cultural events not going ahead, much will be happening online to mark the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration.
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The EU has helped hundreds of Irish citizens stranded abroad by Covid-19 travel restrictions to get home safely. The EU is providing assistance to the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) as part of an unprecedented global effort to repatriate citizens left without return flights due to the rapid spread of the pandemic.
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The European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland is delighted to announce that the European Youth Parliament Ireland has been declared the winner of the 2020 Charlemagne Youth Prize for Ireland.
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President David Sassoli speaking at the opening of the European Parliament’s plenary session in Brussels, the second to be held remotely due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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These are extraordinary times for citizens and countries alike. It is important we work together.
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Over 100 Irish citizens as well as citizens from thirteen other EU member states have been repatriated, by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, after being stranded in Peru due to COVID-19. The Irish government can avail of EU financial support in a true display of solidarity among the EU, citizens and member states alike. 
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Today, Frances Fitzgerald MEP, in collaboration with the European Parliament's Office in Ireland, organised and chaired an event entitled 'EU Trade Amidst Global Uncertainty' in the RIA on Dawson Street, Dublin.
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EP President David Sassoli decides on further precautionary measures with regard to Coronavirus. Please rest assured that these are measures of a temporary nature. The Parliament is monitoring the situation in real time and will adapt its measures accordingly.
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