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European Commission


The EU's four persistent problems still dogging the bloc

September 14, 2021 3:39 pm

Each year, the European Commission takes stock of the state of the EU, and the president delivers a speech to parliament. The main issues this year are the same as in 2020.

EU clears Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for adolescents

May 29, 2021 8:42 am

The EMA said two doses of the vaccine, branded as Comirnaty, were required in the 12-15 age group and should be administered with an interval of at least three weeks.

Explained: What are Digital Green Certificates, proposed by the European Commission?

March 19, 2021 8:22 am

On March 17, 2021, the European Commission proposed to create a Digital Green Certificate to facilitate the safe and free movement of citizens within the European Union (EU) amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

EU chief admits COVID vaccine blunders

February 05, 2021 2:40 pm

Many EU countries have been under fire for their lackluster vaccination programs in comparison to countries such as Israel and the UK.

EU chief says UK cannot change EU-UK withdrawal agreement

September 16, 2020 4:29 pm

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen insisted that Britain is throwing its good name to the wind by not respecting a deal it signed and approved last December.

Explained: Why Ireland fought for its tax structure, refusing €13 billion from Apple

July 19, 2020 11:41 am

Critics have said that the ruling exposed the EU’s lack of arsenal in dealing with corporate tax avoidance– a problem that is being acutely felt as countries face Covid-19’s mammoth economic costs.

EU seen opening up trade to Vietnam, closing door to Cambodia

February 12, 2020 7:56 am

Cambodia was the second-highest beneficiary of the EBA in 2018, behind only Bangladesh. Its total exports to the EU reached 5.25 billion euros ($5.73 billion) in 2018, a 14% rise from 2016.

Germany's Von der Leyen voted new European Commission president

July 17, 2019 10:09 am

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen had faced an uphill battle as a compromise candidate. She won by a slim majority, with 383 out of 747 votes.

World Bank CEO emerges as contender to lead next EU commission

May 15, 2019 10:11 am

The process will step up a gear after elections to the European Parliament next week and leaders will start to narrow down their options at another summit scheduled for May 28 in Brussels.

‘Need to protect info of biz, citizens but we must allow free cross-border data flows’: vice-president, European Commission

October 29, 2018 4:56 am

In an interview with Indian Express, Ansip spoke about the perils of forceful data localisation and how countries are looking at data protection as a trade issue.