Euronews correspondent, Meabh McMahon, speaks to the EU commissioner for financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union, Mairead McGuinness, to discuss Brexit, the COVID recovery plan and the banking union.
Brussels has made a festive warning and called on EU countries to remain vigilant against coronavirus until a vaccine is widely available.
"Being forced to breathe dirty air is unacceptable in the 21st century. Now, in the face of COVID-19, we have all been reminded of how important it is to protect respiratory health," said environmental NGO Client Earth.
The EU wanted to raise 17 billion euros on capital markets to fund its short term employment scheme known as SURE. It's first test went above and beyond expectations.
Brussels is launching new joint procurements for testing and medical equipment for vaccination as a second wave of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic unfurls across the bloc.
The EU's new migration proposal was discussed for the first time by the bloc's interior ministers today, beginning what is likely to be a long and uncertain process.
The funds would help the Western Balkans catch up economically with the rest of Europe.