EU unlikely to meet noise target by 2030

About 18 million people suffer long-term annoyance from transport noise in the European Union (EU). The European Commission’s zero pollution action plan aims to reduce the number of people chronically disturbed by transport noise by 30% by 2030, compared to 2017 levels. According to the European Environment Agency’s assessment, published today, reaching this target is […]

EMA recommends standard marketing authorisations for Comirnaty and Spikevax COVID-19 vaccines

EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) has recommended converting the conditional marketing authorisations of the COVID-19 vaccines Comirnaty (BioNTech/Pfizer’s vaccine) and Spikevax (Moderna’s vaccine) into standard marketing authorisations. These no longer need to be renewed annually. All other obligations for the companies remain in place.

Euro area monthly balance of payments: July 2022

Current account recorded €20 billion deficit in July 2022, down from €4 billion surplus in previous month Current account surplus amounted to €63 billion (0.5% of euro area GDP) in 12 months to July 2022, down from €370 billion (3.1%) one year earlier In financial account, euro area residents’ net acquisitions of non-euro area portfolio investment securities totalled […]