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European Union (EU)


Putin foe Navalny urges EU to be ready for Russian election

November 27, 2020 6:07 pm

Alexei Navalny described next September's election for Russia's lower house of parliament as "an absolutely crucial event." He said that while he and other opposition politicians expect some vote-rigging, what "is most important is the right to participate."

EU says first virus vaccinations possible by Christmas

November 25, 2020 5:52 pm

The European Commission has agreements with six potential vaccine suppliers and is working on a seventh contract. The deals allow it to purchase over 800 million doses, more than the population of the bloc, which stands at around 460 million people.

EU is willing to be 'creative' to get a Brexit trade deal

November 25, 2020 5:24 pm

EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said "genuine progress" had been made on several issues "with an outline of a final text", little more than a month before Britain's transition period as a former EU member runs out.

Opinion: What role will the EU play in foreign affairs?

November 21, 2020 4:19 pm

Will the EU seek to remain a close US ally or strive for greater independence? France's president and Germany's defense minister have offered rival narratives for the bloc's future.

Hungary, Poland hold EU hostage over budget

November 19, 2020 4:56 pm

At their virtual summit, EU leaders will debate the coronavirus pandemic and Hungary and Poland's attempts to blackmail the EU over a rule-of-law clause that does not suit them.

European Union silent on West Africa's political crises

November 12, 2020 4:40 pm

Many people in affected West African countries are dismayed at the EU's apparent passivity. "This indifference shows the international community doesn't want to get involved beyond a certain point," says Ramadan Diallo, a political scientist at the University of Sonfonia-Conakry in Guinea.

EU weighs tighter border controls after Paris terrorism summit

November 11, 2020 4:07 pm

EU leaders have called for security at the bloc's external borders to be ramped up following deadly Islamist terror attacks in France and Austria. France's Emmanuel Macron demanded a "rapid and coordinated response."

EU cuts 2021 economic outlook as virus spreads

November 05, 2020 6:08 pm

The European Union's executive commission added a warning that the situation with the virus means that its growth forecasts "are subject to an extremely high degree of uncertainty."

EU plots course as US awaits election winner

November 05, 2020 5:59 pm

With key states still up for grabs, the US presidential election is anything but decided. Foreign policy experts point out that, no matter the outcome, the European Union must be willing to go its own way.

EU sees sharp drop in migrants illegally entering via Turkey

October 27, 2020 5:52 pm

The number of migrants illegally entering the European Union via Turkey this year has dropped sharply, according to a media report. The figure has reached its lowest point in five years.