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EU doubles contribution to global Covid vaccine programme
Brussels, Feb 20 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has announced to double its contribution to COVAX, an international programme devised to help low and middle-income countries to have more access to Covid-19 vaccines.
2021-02-20
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
EU launches bio-defence preparedness plan against Covid
Brussels, Feb 18 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has stepped up its efforts to detect and fight Covid-19 variants by bringing together various stakeholders to develop new and adapted vaccines.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Epic Games files antitrust complaint against Apple in EU
Brussels, Feb 17 (IANS) Fortnite creator Epic Games on Wednesday said it has filed an antitrust complaint against Apple in the European Union, expanding the company's fight to advance what it calls "fairer digital platform practices" for developers and consumers.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Belgium,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
China becomes EU's biggest trade partner in 2020
Brussels, Feb 17 (IANS) China became the main trade partner of the European Union (EU) in 2020, with exports and imports both increasing despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Eurostat said.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU lowers growth forecast for 2021, expects rebound next yr
Brussels, Feb 12 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has lowered its growth forecast for 2021 as Europe is still under the grip of the coronavirus pandemic, however, it expects a strong rebound earlier than it had predicted.
2021-02-12
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU member states agree to revise ePrivacy rules
Brussels, Feb 11 (IANS) European Union (EU) member states have agreed to revise the rules on the protection of privacy and confidentiality in the use of electronic communications services.
2021-02-11
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU launches new strategic plan for the Mediterranean
Brussels, Feb 10 (IANS) The European Commission has launched a new plan for the Mediterranean as it seeks to strengthen the strategic partnership between the European Union (EU) and its southern neighbouring partners.
2021-02-10
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Recovery plan can make 2020s Europe's digital decade: von der Leyen
Brussels, Feb 5 (IANS) The European Union's (EU) recovery plan to help repair economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic could be a game changer in the continent's efforts to take the lead in the digital sphere, EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said.
2021-02-05
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU unemployment rate rose to 7.5% in Dec 2020
Brussels, Feb 2 (IANS) The European Union's (EU) unemployment rate in December 2020 had increased to 7.5 per cent, remaining largely stable compared to the previous month, amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, according to official figures.
2021-02-02
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU preps for rapid development of vaccines against Covid variants
Brussels, Feb 1 (IANS) Top officials of the European Union (EU) held discussions with drug giants about the rapid development and production of vaccines specially against the new variants of the coronavirus.
2021-02-01
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
EU authorizes AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine
Brussels, Jan 30 (IANS) The European Commission has granted conditional marketing authorization for the Covid-19 vaccine developed by British company AstraZeneca and Oxford University, although the bloc seems unlikely to get the amount of doses as agreed at the moment.
2021-01-30
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Belgium reports Covid-19 surge in children
Brussels, Jan 30 (IANS) The number of new coronavirus cases has more than doubled among children under the age of 10 in one week in Belgium, a top health official said here.
2021-01-30
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
EU calls on AstraZeneca to honour commitments
Brussels, Jan 28 (IANS) European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides has called on AstraZeneca to live up to its contractual, societal, and moral obligations as the European Union (EU) has criticised the company for not being able to deliver the amount of Covid-19 vaccine as agreed.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
AstraZeneca to continue EU meet amid row over Covid vaccine supplies
Brussels, Jan 27 (IANS) Amid bitter row over supplies of its Covid-19 vaccines to the European Union, AstraZeneca has reportedly denied a EU official's assertion that it had pulled out of talks to discuss Covid-19 vaccine supplies.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Belgium,National
AstraZeneca's reduced vaccine supply not acceptable: Commissioner
Brussels, Jan 26 (IANS) Stella Kyriakides, the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, stated on Monday that AstraZeneca's new schedule in which the company's supply of Covid-19 vaccine would fall short of expectation was unacceptable to the European Union (EU).
2021-01-26
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Belgium to ban non-essential travel
Brussels, Jan 23 (IANS) Belgium will start banning non-essential travel to and from the country starting from January 27, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU strongly discourages non-essential travel
Brussels, Jan 22 (IANS) Leaders of the European Union (EU) have agreed to consider further restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus by strongly discouraging non-essential travel between member states, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU officials express readiness to work with Biden admin
Brussels, Jan 21 (IANS) Top officials of the European Union (EU) welcomes the inauguration of Joe Biden as the new US President and expressing their readiness to mend the broken partnership and laying out expectations for renewed transatlantic cooperation.
2021-01-21
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU plans to start spending huge recovery fund in months
Brussels, Jan 19 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has planned to start raising and allocating in the next few months the main part of the 750 billion euro ($906 billion) recovery fund, designed to bail out the bloc's economies hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, EU Commissioner for Economy Paolo Gentiloni said.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
'EU data protection watchdogs can file complaints against FB'
Brussels, Jan 14 (IANS) Data protection watchdogs in any European Union (EU) member state can file complaints against Facebook despite the fact the company bases its European presence in Ireland, advocate general Michal Bobek advised the European Court of Justice.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Technology
EU lawmakers hope to oversee implementation of UK agreement
Brussels, Jan 12 (IANS) European Union (EU) lawmakers have demanded to be involved in the implementation and monitoring of the trade agreement between the bloc and the UK.
2021-01-12
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU announces plan to preserve biodiversity
Brussels, Jan 12 (IANS) The European Union (EU) will invest several million euros on research in the next four years, especially on biodiversity, animal health and emerging diseases, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen announced here.
2021-01-12
Category: International, Belgium,Environment/Wildlife
EU secures deal to double Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine supply
Brussels, Jan 9 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has secured a deal to double the supply of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, bringing its total to 600 million doses, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said.
2021-01-09
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Challenges ahead as EU-UK open new chapter in ties
Brussels/London, Jan 4 (IANS) Challenges lie ahead for both the European Union (EU) and the UK following the inking of a long-awaited deal laying out how the two sides would manage their future relationship from 2021 as the country has now officially exited the bloc.
2021-01-04
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU leaders sign post-Brexit trade deal with UK (Ld)
Brussels, Dec 30 (IANS) The European Union (EU) leaders formally signed the post-Brexit trade deal with Britain on Wednesday.
2020-12-30
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU leaders sign post-Brexit trade deal with UK
Brussels, Dec 30 (IANS) Leaders of the European Union (EU) on Wednesday formally signed the post-Brexit trade deal with the UK.
2020-12-30
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
European Council approves provisional application of trade deal with UK
Brussels, Dec 30 (IANS) The European Council announced that it has adopted a decision on the signing of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement and its provisional application as of January 1, 2021.
2020-12-30
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU members approve provisional application of trade deal with UK
Brussels, Dec 29 (IANS) Representatives of the European Union (EU) member states have agreed on the provisional application of the trade and cooperation agreement with the UK starting from January 1, 2021, a spokesperson for the bloc said.
2020-12-29
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
European nations begin Covid-19 vaccinations
Brussels, Dec 28 (IANS) Several European countries have launched their vaccination campaigns against the novel coronavirus, as the first batch of vaccines was distributed among European Union (EU) member states, in the hope of defeating the disease.
2020-12-28
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
EU begins mass vaccination against Covid-19
Brussels, Dec 27 (IANS) The European Union on Sunday officially started rolling out a mass vaccination campaign against Covid-19.
2020-12-27
Category: International, Belgium,National,Health/Medicine
EU green-lights coronavirus vaccine
Brussels, Dec 22 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has approved the usage of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against the novel coronavirus within the bloc, hours after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) made a positive scientific assessment.
2020-12-22
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
EU-UK Brexit trade talks now at a moment of truth: Barnier
Brussels, Dec 19 (IANS) Michel Barnier, the European Union's (EU) chief negotiator, has warned that the ongoing negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK were now at a "moment of truth" with only "a few hours" left for an agreement to enter into force by January 1, 2021.
2020-12-19
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
European leaders quarantine after Macron's Covid-19 diagnosis (Ld)
Brussels, Dec 18 (IANS) A host of European leaders were self-quaranting after coming in contact with French President Emmanuel Macron who has tested positive the novel coronavirus.
2020-12-18
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
EU to start Covid-19 vaccination on Dec 27
Brussels, Dec 18 (IANS) The European Union (EU) will start coronavirus vaccination on December 27, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has announced.
2020-12-18
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
European Council Prez quarantines after Macron's Covid-19 diagnosis
Brussels, Dec 18 (IANS) European Council President Charles Michel has self-quarantined after French President Emmanuel Macron tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a spokesman for the top EU official confirmed.
2020-12-18
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 slows down EU talks on new migration pact
Brussels, Dec 15 (IANS) The raging coronavirus pandemic is slowing down the progress in talks over the European Union's (EU) new migration and asylum pact due to the lack of physical meetings and negotiations, European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson said.
2020-12-15
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU's decreasing role in value chains linked to innovation: Study
Brussels, Dec 14 (IANS) The decreasing role of the European Union (EU) in value chains is linked to technological innovation and human capital, a new study found.
2020-12-14
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU leaders reach consensus on 55% emissions cut by 2030
Brussels, Dec 12 (IANS) Leaders of the European Union (EU) reached an agreement to cut the bloc's greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 per cent by the end of next decade from the 1990 level, European Council President Charles Michel announced.
2020-12-12
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU unveils contingency plan for 'no deal' Brexit
Brussels, Dec 11 (IANS) The European Commission has proposed a back-up plan which aims to ensure, among others, the basic reciprocal air and road connectivity between the European Union (EU) and the UK if the two sides fail to agree to a post-Brexit trade deal.
2020-12-11
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU leaders pave way for implementation of landmark recovery package
Brussels, Dec 11 (IANS) The leaders of the 27 European Union (EU) member states have reached an agreement on the bloc's long-term budget and recovery fund, paving way for the implementation of a landmark recovery package worth over 1.8 trillion euros ($2.19 trillion) to tackle the socio-economic consequences of Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-12-11
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU unveils agenda to ramp up anti-terrorism efforts
Brussels, Dec 10 (IANS) The European Commission has unveiled an agenda to ramp up anti-terrorism efforts across the European Union (EU) and also heighten the bloc's fight against violent extremism.
2020-12-10
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU unveils plan to improve ties with US
Brussels, Dec 3 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has unveiled a comprehensive plan to improve its ties with the US, which the bloc believes has been severely damaged under the current administration of President Donald Trump.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Eurozone Fin Mins agree to proceed with bailout fund reform
Brussels, Dec 1 (IANS) Eurozone Finance Ministers have decided to proceed with the reform of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), the permanent euro bailout fund established in 2012 amid the European debt crisis.
2020-12-01
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU launches forum to discuss strengthening Schengen area
Brussels, Dec 1 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has launched a forum devoted to exchanging ideas on how to build a stronger and more resilient Schengen area, which has been massively affected by the Covid-19 pandemic that led to a halt in inter-border travelling.
2020-12-01
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU unveils new action plan on migrant integration
Brussels, Nov 25 (IANS) The European Commission unveiled its new action plan to improve the integration and inclusion of migrants in the European Union (EU).
2020-11-25
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Von der Leyen calls for global ambition to protect biodiversity
Brussels, Nov 21 (IANS) European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has underlined the need to focus global efforts on protecting the nature and addressing the alarming loss of biodiversity.
2020-11-21
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU appeals to G20 leaders for greater ambition towards green development
Brussels, Nov 21 (IANS) Top European Union (EU) officials have called on leaders of the Group of Twenty (G20) to advance actions more ambitiously to build a more sustainable future, although the primary focus of the upcoming G20 Summit is believed to be fighting the pandemic.
2020-11-21
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
European Commission working to avoid double-dip recession
Brussels, Nov 19 (IANS) The European Commission is working to avoid the risk of a double-dip recession in the continent due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic that has hit economies hard, Paolo Gentiloni, the European Commissioner for Economy, said.
2020-11-19
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU fully determined to reach agreement with UK: Spokesperson
Brussels, Nov 17 (IANS) The European Union (EU) is "100 per cent determined to reach an agreement" with the UK on their future relations, despite a presumed deadline drawing closer, a spokesperson for the bloc said.
2020-11-17
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU to revamp Schengen system to strengthen border security
Brussels, Nov 14 (IANS) The European Union (EU) will revamp the Schengen system, with a new strategy to be tabled in months, as part of a wider effort to fight terrorism, a top official of the bloc announced.
2020-11-14
Category: International, Belgium,Politics