Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU political agenda virtually screeched to a halt, and most ongoing policy proposals have been placed in the fridge, as the Institutions needed to focus on the immediate crisis and the necessary measures to tackle it. Having absorbed the first shock, the European Commission, on 27 May, tabled two highly relevant documents that will decide the immediate future. Those being the adjusted Annual Work Program and the Recovery Plan for Europe. The Annual Work Program lists many initiatives that will be of interest to the philanthropy sector (including measures on data protection; Single Market Barriers and enforcement; Foreign Subsidies; tax evasion; Anti-Money Laundering and terrorist financing). Read more here.