COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen: EMA finds possible link to very rare cases of unusual blood clots with low blood platelets

EMA confirms overall benefit-risk remains positive. – At its meeting of 20 April 2021, EMA’s safety committee (PRAC) concluded that a warning about unusual blood clots with low blood platelets should be added to the product information for COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen. PRAC also concluded that these events should be listed as very rare side effects […]

Europe’s marine biodiversity remains under pressure

Europe’s seas are precious. Our quality of life, livelihoods and economies depend on them being in good condition. Our seas are home to many species, habitats and ecosystems. They also provide our societies with vital ecosystem services, including food, energy, clean air and climate change mitigation. However, through the continued unsustainable use of Europe’s seas, […]

ECB’s large-scale review boosts reliability and comparability of banks’ internal models

ECB assessed internal models which banks use to calculate risk-weighted assets (RWAs) for credit, market and counterparty credit risks Large-scale review checked that banks comply with rules and implement internal models consistently Review resulted in €275 billion increase in RWAs over the last three years and more than 5,000 findings for banks to remediate

Euro area monthly balance of payments: February 2021

Current account recorded €26 billion surplus in February 2021, down from €35 billion in previous month Current account surplus amounted to €259 billion (2.3% of euro area GDP) in 12 months to February 2021, down from €263 billion (2.2%) one year earlier In financial account, euro area residents’ net acquisitions of foreign portfolio investment securities totalled €804 billion […]

New WWF Analysis Reveals the Possibility of Freeing at Least 7800 km of Rivers in the Region from Unnecessary and Environmentally Harmful Barriers

The study demonstrates the massive potential of barrier removal to restore free-flowing rivers and nature in the Green Heart of Europe. 19 April 2021 – WWF’s new Potential of Barrier Removal to Reconnect Europe’s Rivers report analyses a sample of 30,000 barriers on large and medium-sized rivers in Europe, and assesses their reconnection potential for the whole continent, the […]