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  • Are you aware of your rights as an EU citizen? More and more Europeans are. 
The right to reside in another EU country. β˜‘οΈβ€‰
The right to be treated equally regardless of your nationality. β˜‘οΈβ€‰
The right to vote and stand in EU elections. β˜‘οΈβ€‰
 
9️⃣1️⃣% of Europeans are familiar with the term β€œcitizen of the European Union”. This is the highest level of awareness yet since 2007. Most Europeans are also well informed about their electoral rights – at national and European levels. Fostering EU citizenship and participation in democratic life remain one of our highest priorities. We are committed to ensuring that you can continue enjoying all the rights that EU citizenship gives you especially in times of coronavirus, where we have to be extra vigilant to protect your rights. 
 
πŸ”Ž Data based on Eurobarometer survey on EU Citizenship and Democracy - 2020. Eurobarometer surveys address major topics concerning European citizenship and the public opinion in the EU. 
 
πŸ“Œ In 1993, the Treaty of Maastricht established the concept of citizen of the European Union and set out a clear set of rights available to nationals of all EU countries. EU citizenship is additional to and does not replace national citizenship of an EU country. 
 
πŸ“· ©️ European Union, 2019 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photographer: Jennifer Jacquemart 
 
#Rights #StrongerTogether #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus #Coronavirus #COVID19 #EU #EuropeanUnion
  • Are you aware of your rights as an EU citizen? More and more Europeans are. 
    The right to reside in another EU country. β˜‘οΈβ€‰
    The right to be treated equally regardless of your nationality. β˜‘οΈβ€‰
    The right to vote and stand in EU elections. β˜‘οΈβ€‰
     
    9️⃣1️⃣% of Europeans are familiar with the term β€œcitizen of the European Union”. This is the highest level of awareness yet since 2007. Most Europeans are also well informed about their electoral rights – at national and European levels. Fostering EU citizenship and participation in democratic life remain one of our highest priorities. We are committed to ensuring that you can continue enjoying all the rights that EU citizenship gives you especially in times of coronavirus, where we have to be extra vigilant to protect your rights. 
     
    πŸ”Ž Data based on Eurobarometer survey on EU Citizenship and Democracy - 2020. Eurobarometer surveys address major topics concerning European citizenship and the public opinion in the EU. 
     
    πŸ“Œ In 1993, the Treaty of Maastricht established the concept of citizen of the European Union and set out a clear set of rights available to nationals of all EU countries. EU citizenship is additional to and does not replace national citizenship of an EU country. 
     
    πŸ“· ©️ European Union, 2019 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photographer: Jennifer Jacquemart 
     
    #Rights #StrongerTogether #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus #Coronavirus #COVID19 #EU #EuropeanUnion

  •  0  132  9 July, 2020
  • "If we do it right, we can emerge stronger from this crisis thanks to a common European purpose based on #NextGenerationEU. The German Presidency of the @eucouncil has chosen to put one word at the core of its programme - Gemeinsam. Together. Tous ensemble. That is the engine of our Union." – President @ursulavonderleyen in the #EPlenary during the debate on the programme of activities of the German Presidency.  
 
Every EU country has work to do. To emerge from the crisis, we must all change for the better. Everyone wants to drink clean water, breathe fresh air and see their children grow up with nature. This is why the economic recovery is inseparable from the #EUGreenDeal, digitalisation and resilience. Reaching an agreement on an ambitious EU budget and Next Generation EU recovery package during next European Council meeting is of the highest priority for the coming weeks. 
 
We are #StrongerTogether for Europe’s recovery. 
 
πŸ“· 1 President von der Leyen during a debate on the programme of @eu2020de ©️ European Union, 2020 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photographer: Etienne Ansotte 
πŸ“· 2 President von der Leyen in a meeting yesterday evening with @ep_president David Sassoli, Angela Merkel, @bundeskanzlerin President in office of the Council (rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU), and @charlesmichel, President of the European Council to take stock of progress in the discussions regarding the next EU budget and Next Generation EU recovery package ©️ European Union, 2020 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photographer: Etienne Ansotte 
 
#StrongerTogether #EU2020DE #EUbudget #Coronavirus #COVID19 #EU #EuropeanUnion
  • "If we do it right, we can emerge stronger from this crisis thanks to a common European purpose based on #NextGenerationEU. The German Presidency of the @eucouncil has chosen to put one word at the core of its programme - Gemeinsam. Together. Tous ensemble. That is the engine of our Union." – President @ursulavonderleyen in the #EPlenary during the debate on the programme of activities of the German Presidency.  
     
    Every EU country has work to do. To emerge from the crisis, we must all change for the better. Everyone wants to drink clean water, breathe fresh air and see their children grow up with nature. This is why the economic recovery is inseparable from the #EUGreenDeal, digitalisation and resilience. Reaching an agreement on an ambitious EU budget and Next Generation EU recovery package during next European Council meeting is of the highest priority for the coming weeks. 
     
    We are #StrongerTogether for Europe’s recovery. 
     
    πŸ“· 1 President von der Leyen during a debate on the programme of @eu2020de ©️ European Union, 2020 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photographer: Etienne Ansotte 
    πŸ“· 2 President von der Leyen in a meeting yesterday evening with @ep_president David Sassoli, Angela Merkel, @bundeskanzlerin President in office of the Council (rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU), and @charlesmichel, President of the European Council to take stock of progress in the discussions regarding the next EU budget and Next Generation EU recovery package ©️ European Union, 2020 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photographer: Etienne Ansotte 
     
    #StrongerTogether #EU2020DE #EUbudget #Coronavirus #COVID19 #EU #EuropeanUnion

  •  0  102  9 July, 2020
  • How would our future be like, with an EU integrated energy system? It would be better integrated, more flexible and able to accommodate the cleanest and most cost-effective solutions.  
 
Energy use and production make up 75% of our emissions. With our EU Strategy for Energy System Integration, we want to transform the energy system to boost the green transition and promote: 
πŸ’‘ a more circular energy system 
β˜€οΈ the use of renewable energy 
β›½ clean fuels 
 
Our strategy for a cleaner and more circular energy system will be crucial in reaching the European Green Deal climate targets and in delivering a green, just and inclusive recovery from the pandemic. 
 
#EUGreenDeal #Energy #EuropeanUnion #vdlCommission #EUstrivesformore #EU #CleanEnergy #Renewables
  • How would our future be like, with an EU integrated energy system? It would be better integrated, more flexible and able to accommodate the cleanest and most cost-effective solutions.  
     
    Energy use and production make up 75% of our emissions. With our EU Strategy for Energy System Integration, we want to transform the energy system to boost the green transition and promote: 
    πŸ’‘ a more circular energy system 
    β˜€οΈ the use of renewable energy 
    β›½ clean fuels 
     
    Our strategy for a cleaner and more circular energy system will be crucial in reaching the European Green Deal climate targets and in delivering a green, just and inclusive recovery from the pandemic. 
     
    #EUGreenDeal #Energy #EuropeanUnion #vdlCommission #EUstrivesformore #EU #CleanEnergy #Renewables

  •  0  79  8 July, 2020
  • Planning to pack your suitcase soon? πŸ€” Check our Re-open EU website before going on holidays this summer. It provides up to date, essential information so that you can start exploring Europe safely again. 
 
From real-time information on borders to available means of transport and tourism services - all you need to know about your EU destination is on our Re-open EU website. The information on travel restrictions, public health and safety measures is provided by EU countries. Select your EU destination and click on Go! Check it out in our πŸ”— in πŸ‘† bio and here πŸ‘‰ https://reopen.europa.eu/ 
 
πŸ“· Β© European Union, 2020 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photographer: Lukasz Kobus 
 
#EUtourism #Tourism #StrongerTogether #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus #Coronavirus #COVID19 #Travel #Summer #HolidaySeason #EU #EuropeanUnion
  • Planning to pack your suitcase soon? πŸ€” Check our Re-open EU website before going on holidays this summer. It provides up to date, essential information so that you can start exploring Europe safely again. 
     
    From real-time information on borders to available means of transport and tourism services - all you need to know about your EU destination is on our Re-open EU website. The information on travel restrictions, public health and safety measures is provided by EU countries. Select your EU destination and click on Go! Check it out in our πŸ”— in πŸ‘† bio and here πŸ‘‰ https://reopen.europa.eu/ 
     
    πŸ“· Β© European Union, 2020 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photographer: Lukasz Kobus 
     
    #EUtourism #Tourism #StrongerTogether #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus #Coronavirus #COVID19 #Travel #Summer #HolidaySeason #EU #EuropeanUnion

  •  0  197  8 July, 2020
  • The πŸ‡ wine sector has been among the sectors hit hardest by the coronavirus crisis, due to rapid changes in demand and the closure of restaurants and bars across the πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί EU. The uncertainties surrounding the scale of the crisis and a close monitoring of the market have led us to propose new exceptional support measures for the wine sector. 
 
The new measures include: 
βœ”οΈ the temporary authorization of operators to self-organise market measures; 
βœ”οΈ the increase of the EU’s contribution for wine national support programmes; 
βœ”οΈ the introduction of advance payments for crisis distillation and storage. 
We are confident that these measure will soon provide stability for the sector. 
 
πŸ“Œ In addition to these support measures for the wine sector, the fruit and vegetable sector will also benefit from an increase of the EU's contribution for programmes managed by producer organisations. 
 
πŸ“· 1 Vineyards in Lanzarote during the β€˜eternal spring’ season, Spain ©️ European Union, January 2018 
πŸ“· 2 Vineyards in Saint-Γ‰milion during summer, France ©️ European Union, September 2018 
πŸ“· 3 Vineyards in Istria during winter, Croatia ©️ European Union, December 2016 
 
#StrongerTogether #Wine #WineProducer #Vineyard #Vineyards #Coronavirus #COVID19 #EU #EuropeanUnion
  • The πŸ‡ wine sector has been among the sectors hit hardest by the coronavirus crisis, due to rapid changes in demand and the closure of restaurants and bars across the πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί EU. The uncertainties surrounding the scale of the crisis and a close monitoring of the market have led us to propose new exceptional support measures for the wine sector. 
     
    The new measures include: 
    βœ”οΈ the temporary authorization of operators to self-organise market measures; 
    βœ”οΈ the increase of the EU’s contribution for wine national support programmes; 
    βœ”οΈ the introduction of advance payments for crisis distillation and storage. 
    We are confident that these measure will soon provide stability for the sector. 
     
    πŸ“Œ In addition to these support measures for the wine sector, the fruit and vegetable sector will also benefit from an increase of the EU's contribution for programmes managed by producer organisations. 
     
    πŸ“· 1 Vineyards in Lanzarote during the β€˜eternal spring’ season, Spain ©️ European Union, January 2018 
    πŸ“· 2 Vineyards in Saint-Γ‰milion during summer, France ©️ European Union, September 2018 
    πŸ“· 3 Vineyards in Istria during winter, Croatia ©️ European Union, December 2016 
     
    #StrongerTogether #Wine #WineProducer #Vineyard #Vineyards #Coronavirus #COVID19 #EU #EuropeanUnion

  •  0  72  7 July, 2020
  • πŸ“Ί πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί We are taking further steps to promote European audiovisual works and protect vulnerable viewers against harmful content. Last week, we adopted new guidelines to help EU countries implement the revised rules for audiovisual services. The rules will help promote European media sector and support cultural diversity and greater choice for consumers. 
 
The guidelines include for instance: 
🎬 a reinforcement of the obligations to promote European films and TV shows in on-demand services; 
🎬 an extension of EU standards on illegal and harmful content to video-sharing platforms. 
 
πŸ“Œ The revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive was adopted in 2018 to address changes in the media landscape in Europe. It contributes to the fairer regulatory environment for all audiovisual media players across the EU. 
 
πŸ“· ©️ European Union, 2019 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photographer: Jennifer Jacquemart 
 
#AVMSD #ConsumerProtection #Consumers #Media #Film #Culture #StrongerTogether #EU #EuropeanUnion
  • πŸ“Ί πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί We are taking further steps to promote European audiovisual works and protect vulnerable viewers against harmful content. Last week, we adopted new guidelines to help EU countries implement the revised rules for audiovisual services. The rules will help promote European media sector and support cultural diversity and greater choice for consumers. 
     
    The guidelines include for instance: 
    🎬 a reinforcement of the obligations to promote European films and TV shows in on-demand services; 
    🎬 an extension of EU standards on illegal and harmful content to video-sharing platforms. 
     
    πŸ“Œ The revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive was adopted in 2018 to address changes in the media landscape in Europe. It contributes to the fairer regulatory environment for all audiovisual media players across the EU. 
     
    πŸ“· ©️ European Union, 2019 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photographer: Jennifer Jacquemart 
     
    #AVMSD #ConsumerProtection #Consumers #Media #Film #Culture #StrongerTogether #EU #EuropeanUnion

  •  0  73  7 July, 2020
  • The coronavirus will be with us, as long as we do not have a vaccine against it. Together with the @europeaninvestmentbank, we are providing CureVac with a €75 million financing for vaccine development and expansion of manufacturing.  
  
The loan agreement aims to support the company's ongoing development of vaccines against infectious diseases, including its vaccine candidate CVnCoV aimed at preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections. With our support to CureVac we accelerate our efforts to find safe and effective solutions for everyone in Europe and globally.  
  
πŸ“Œ CureVac is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of transformative medicines based on messenger RNA (mRNA) technology with 20 years of expertise in developing and optimising this versatile molecule for medical purposes.  
  
πŸ“· ©️ European Union, 2020 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photographer: Jennifer Jacquemart  
  
#UnitedAgainstCoronavirus #GlobalResponse #StrongerTogether #Coronavirus #COVID19 #Vaccines #EU #EuropeanUnion
  • The coronavirus will be with us, as long as we do not have a vaccine against it. Together with the @europeaninvestmentbank, we are providing CureVac with a €75 million financing for vaccine development and expansion of manufacturing.  
      
    The loan agreement aims to support the company's ongoing development of vaccines against infectious diseases, including its vaccine candidate CVnCoV aimed at preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections. With our support to CureVac we accelerate our efforts to find safe and effective solutions for everyone in Europe and globally.  
      
    πŸ“Œ CureVac is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of transformative medicines based on messenger RNA (mRNA) technology with 20 years of expertise in developing and optimising this versatile molecule for medical purposes.  
      
    πŸ“· ©️ European Union, 2020 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photographer: Jennifer Jacquemart  
      
    #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus #GlobalResponse #StrongerTogether #Coronavirus #COVID19 #Vaccines #EU #EuropeanUnion

  •  0  113  6 July, 2020
  • We learned with great sadness of the passing of the Italian composer Ennio Morricone.β €
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With his inimitable style and iconic melodies, he raised the concept of original film soundtrack to the level of masterpiece.β €
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We spare a very emotional thought for this great European artist.β €
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πŸ“· ©️ Ennio Morricone at the 26th European Film Awards, 2013 / Source: European Film Academy / Photographer: EFA/API/Jessica Kassner  ⠀
  • We learned with great sadness of the passing of the Italian composer Ennio Morricone.β €
    β €
    With his inimitable style and iconic melodies, he raised the concept of original film soundtrack to the level of masterpiece.β €
    β €
    We spare a very emotional thought for this great European artist.β €
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    β €
    πŸ“· ©️ Ennio Morricone at the 26th European Film Awards, 2013 / Source: European Film Academy / Photographer: EFA/API/Jessica Kassner  ⠀

  •  0  98  6 July, 2020
  • Are you searching for a new job or new courses to improve your skills? We have launched a new #Europass tool to help you take the next step in your career.  
  
It offers a range of online β€˜e-Portfolio’ tools and information for people of all ages, at all stages of their lives, such as:  
πŸ”Ž Easy search for courses;  
πŸ“„ CV, cover letter and applications management;  
πŸ’‘ Tips on studying, training and volunteering.  
  
πŸ“Œ  The new Europass platform is the EU tool for living and working in Europe. It is the first implemented action of the #EUSkillsAgenda. It offers guidance in CV-writing, suggests tailored jobs and learning opportunities, provides information on trends in skills, and is available in 29 languages. Have you registered yet? πŸ‘‰ http://europass.eu  
  
πŸ“· ©️ European Union, 2019 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photographer: Dati Bendo 
  
#EUBridgetoJobs #NextGenerationEU #Skills #StrongerTogether #EU #EuropeanUnion
  • Are you searching for a new job or new courses to improve your skills? We have launched a new #Europass tool to help you take the next step in your career.  
      
    It offers a range of online β€˜e-Portfolio’ tools and information for people of all ages, at all stages of their lives, such as:  
    πŸ”Ž Easy search for courses;  
    πŸ“„ CV, cover letter and applications management;  
    πŸ’‘ Tips on studying, training and volunteering.  
      
    πŸ“Œ The new Europass platform is the EU tool for living and working in Europe. It is the first implemented action of the #EUSkillsAgenda. It offers guidance in CV-writing, suggests tailored jobs and learning opportunities, provides information on trends in skills, and is available in 29 languages. Have you registered yet? πŸ‘‰ http://europass.eu  
      
    πŸ“· ©️ European Union, 2019 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photographer: Dati Bendo 
      
    #EUBridgetoJobs #NextGenerationEU #Skills #StrongerTogether #EU #EuropeanUnion

  •  0  76  6 July, 2020
  • β€œEurope can count itself lucky that, at this critical phase, we can rely on a Presidency with such a wealth of experience at European level. Because we all know that Europe's most significant challenges before the crisis will remain the same once this crisis is over: climate change, digitalisation and Europe's position in the world. We are extremely eager to start the work with the German Presidency on all these important issues.” – President @ursulavonderleyen on the start of the German Presidency of the @eucouncil. 
 
This week, President von der Leyen and the College of Commissioners had a videoconference with the Government of Germany to discuss how to take Europe forward together over the next six months. 
 
πŸ“Œ The Presidency of the Council of the European Union is a rotating presidency between EU countries every 6️⃣ months. During this period, the presidency chairs meetings at every level in the Council, helping to ensure the continuity of the EU's work in the Council. 
 
πŸ“· Video-conference with the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union ©️ European Union, 2020 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photographer: Jennifer Jacquemart 
 
@bundeskanzlerin @eu2020de #EU2020DE #Germany #StrongerTogether #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus #Coronavirus #COVID19 #EU #EuropeanUnion
  • β€œEurope can count itself lucky that, at this critical phase, we can rely on a Presidency with such a wealth of experience at European level. Because we all know that Europe's most significant challenges before the crisis will remain the same once this crisis is over: climate change, digitalisation and Europe's position in the world. We are extremely eager to start the work with the German Presidency on all these important issues.” – President @ursulavonderleyen on the start of the German Presidency of the @eucouncil. 
     
    This week, President von der Leyen and the College of Commissioners had a videoconference with the Government of Germany to discuss how to take Europe forward together over the next six months. 
     
    πŸ“Œ The Presidency of the Council of the European Union is a rotating presidency between EU countries every 6️⃣ months. During this period, the presidency chairs meetings at every level in the Council, helping to ensure the continuity of the EU's work in the Council. 
     
    πŸ“· Video-conference with the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union ©️ European Union, 2020 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photographer: Jennifer Jacquemart 
     
    @bundeskanzlerin @eu2020de #EU2020DE #Germany #StrongerTogether #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus #Coronavirus #COVID19 #EU #EuropeanUnion

  •  0  149  5 July, 2020
  • How can I see what jobs are in demand and identify what skills I need to develop to get them? πŸ€” With the #EUSkillsAgenda! The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the green and digital transitions, and brought new career challenges for many people in Europe.⁣
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With the European Skills Agenda we want to ensure people have the skills they need to thrive and give everyone the possibility to benefit from new opportunities in a fast-moving labour market. Our aim with this tool is to ensure that the right to training and lifelong learning becomes a reality all across Europe.⁣
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πŸ“· ©️ European Union, 2019 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photographer: Jennifer Jacquemart⁣
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#EUBridgetoJobs #NextGenerationEU #Skills #StrongerTogether #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus #Coronavirus #COVID19 #EU #EuropeanUnion
  • How can I see what jobs are in demand and identify what skills I need to develop to get them? πŸ€” With the #EUSkillsAgenda! The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the green and digital transitions, and brought new career challenges for many people in Europe.⁣
    ⁣
    With the European Skills Agenda we want to ensure people have the skills they need to thrive and give everyone the possibility to benefit from new opportunities in a fast-moving labour market. Our aim with this tool is to ensure that the right to training and lifelong learning becomes a reality all across Europe.⁣
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    πŸ“· ©️ European Union, 2019 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photographer: Jennifer Jacquemart⁣
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    #EUBridgetoJobs #NextGenerationEU #Skills #StrongerTogether #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus #Coronavirus #COVID19 #EU #EuropeanUnion

  •  0  101  5 July, 2020
  • β€œWe live in a very connected world. No country will be able to go back to normal while others are fighting the virus. So, first, we need a vaccine. Then, we need to make it affordable.” – President @ursulavonderleyen. 
 
The β€˜Global Goal: Unite for our Future’ Summit on 27 June, co-hosted with @glblctzn, was an important day for global solidarity against coronavirus. It showed a true moment of unity between citizens, governments, philanthropists, health organisations and business leaders. The new pledges brought the total funding raised under the #GlobalResponse initiative to €15.9 billion. 
 
πŸ“Œ The Global Goal Unite, launched on 28 May under the patronage of President von der Leyen, is a milestone under the Coronavirus Global Response, the global action for universal access to affordable coronavirus vaccination, treatment and testing. 
 
#UnitedAgainstCoronavirus #GlobalGoalUnite  #Coronavirus #COVID19 #Vaccines #EuropeanUnion #EU
  • β€œWe live in a very connected world. No country will be able to go back to normal while others are fighting the virus. So, first, we need a vaccine. Then, we need to make it affordable.” – President @ursulavonderleyen. 
     
    The β€˜Global Goal: Unite for our Future’ Summit on 27 June, co-hosted with @glblctzn, was an important day for global solidarity against coronavirus. It showed a true moment of unity between citizens, governments, philanthropists, health organisations and business leaders. The new pledges brought the total funding raised under the #GlobalResponse initiative to €15.9 billion. 
     
    πŸ“Œ The Global Goal Unite, launched on 28 May under the patronage of President von der Leyen, is a milestone under the Coronavirus Global Response, the global action for universal access to affordable coronavirus vaccination, treatment and testing. 
     
    #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus #GlobalGoalUnite #Coronavirus #COVID19 #Vaccines #EuropeanUnion #EU

  •  0  78  4 July, 2020