Canada First imminent invitation to tender for the EU recovery plan
Federal Action Plan in response to recommendations of MMIWG national inquiry proves underwhelming
The National Action Plan to end violence and systemic racism against Indigenous women and girls and gender-diverse people comes in a variety of parts and a 12-month wait for developing an implementation plan. According to the main document, which was virtually launched today marking the second anniversary of the final report from the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, including 2SLGBTQQIA+, the plan is “meant to be an overarching framework” with a “comprehensive and complementary implementation plan … (to) be developed with expected outcomes, activities and timelines.
EU-Relation-Obligations: first imminent invitation to tender for the EU recovery plan
(Reuters) - The first invitation to tender for the financing of the European Union's recovery plan is imminent, according to a head of the European Commission.
The EU asked last week to 11 of the financial institutions empowered for this type of transaction ('primary dealers') to submit proposals for this first transaction, said Tuesday Niall Bohan, a member of the Budget Branch. The European Commission, at a meeting with investors.
'Stay home and still get paid': Jobs go unfilled as frustrated employers blame COVID payouts
OTTAWA — Small-business owners say they cannot find enough workers willing to give up federal pandemic payments and take jobs, so they’re paring back reopening plans, potentially hampering the economic recovery. Industry groups and business owners have warned for months that the Trudeau government’s Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) program in particular has hampered efforts to bring back workers, incentivizing some to decline work opportunities in favour of staying at home for reduced pay. The CRB has been paying out $500 per week to unemployed workers. Ottawa is planning to reduce that to $300 per week in July.
An agreement should intervene "in the coming days," he said.
The EU plans to raise around 800 billion euros by bond emissions to finance both the 750 billion euro recovery plan launched in the face of the coronavirus crisis and the 90 billion euros of the SURE program Compensation for partial unemployment in the Union, launched last October.
The amount issued this year is expected to reach 80 billion euros, with two unionized emissions expected before the end of July.
up to 30% of the total amount of the stimulus plan, which provides for the granting of aid and loans to the Member States, will be lifted through the Green Bond ('Green Bonds') bias targeting the financing of Investments favorable to the environment.
(Yoruk Bahceli, French version Patrick Vignal, edited by Blandine Hénault)
Coronavirus: The pandemic plunged 100 million more workers in poverty, according to the UN .
The International Labor Organization thinks it will require a significant effort to recreate the jobs lost © Prakash Singh / AFP During a food distribution at homeless New Delhi in India, a country hard hit by the pandemic.