Guidance from the European Commission on using the public procurement framework in the emergency situation related to the COVID-19 crisis

Introduction – Options and flexibilities under the public procurement framework COVID-19 is a health crisis that requires swift and smart solutions and agility in dealing with an immense increase of demand for similar goods and services while certain supply chains are disrupted. Public buyers in the Member States are at...

EU Soft Law Instruments as a Tool to Tackle the COVID-19 Crisis: Looking at the “Guidance” on Public Procurement Through the Prism of Solidarity

ABSTRACT: The European Commission has used soft law instruments to tackle the COVID-19 crisis. In so doing, it not only tried to accommodate the emergency within the flexibilities inherent in EU law, but it also assumed, along with national authorities, its own share of responsibility to respond to eco- nomic...

COVID-19 PM2.5 A national study on long-term exposure to air pollution and COVID-19 mortality in the United States

Exposure to air pollution and COVID-19 mortality in the United States: A nationwide cross-sectional study (Updated April 24, 2020) Notice: In the revision on April 24, 2020, we have updated our analysis using data up to April 22, and importantly in which we have adjusted for additional confounding factors that also reflect...

How investment policies are responding to COVID-19

A special issue of UNCTAD's Investment Policy Monitor presents the latest developments in national and international investment policies in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Countries are putting in place a variety of investment policies in response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a special issue of UNCTAD’s Investment Policy Monitor released on...