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Who's paying for Europe's COVID-related debts?

April 17, 2021 4:03 pm

Germany and the EU are taking on record levels of new debt to help stave off the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. But despite the risk, the current situation can't be compared with the last EU financial crisis.

Russian top diplomat says Moscow 'expects' Iran nuclear deal to be saved

April 13, 2021 5:29 pm

The Russian foreign minister has arrived in Tehran for talks with Iranian leaders on how to salvage the nuclear agreement with world powers. Talks on EU sanctions and the 'cyber operation' at Natanz are also expected.

Italian PM calls Turkey's Erdogan ‘dictator’ after inappropriate treatment to EU commission president

April 09, 2021 4:35 pm

Turkish news agency reported that following Draghi’s remarks the Italian ambassador to Turkey was summoned to the Turkish foreign ministry.

Can the European Union's climate change plan work in Southeast Asia?

March 31, 2021 10:31 pm

After the European Union became a "strategic partner" of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc in December 2020, both blocs pledged to make climate change policy a key area of cooperation.

EU moves toward stricter export controls for COVID vaccines

March 24, 2021 9:39 pm

The EU's executive body said Wednesday on the eve of a summit of the 27 leaders that it has plan ready to that more vaccines produced in the bloc are available for its own citizens before they can be shipped for exports.

EU sets out virus pass plan to allow free travel by summer

March 17, 2021 10:36 pm

EU officials also hope that vaccine certificates will convince the member states which have introduced travel restrictions, aimed at slowing down the pace of new infections to lift their measures.

Five EU leaders complain about vaccine allocation gulf

March 14, 2021 12:15 am

Five EU member states have called for a summit to discuss "huge disparities" in vaccine deliveries across the bloc. Austria's chancellor has suggested some nations may have signed secret contracts with manufacturers.

A shot in the arm EU vaccine program struggles to speed up

February 24, 2021 9:23 pm

The European Union is still struggling to get its COVID19 vaccine drive up to speed. 

EU sends top envoy to Moscow amid tensions over Navalny

February 04, 2021 4:30 pm

Josep Borrell, the EU's foreign policy chief, will fly to Moscow to meet with Kremlin officials amid tensions over the sentencing of Vladimir Putin's leading critic and opponent.

Brexit carnage: shellfish trucks protest in London over export chaos

January 19, 2021 5:03 am

Many fishermen have been unable to export to the EU since catch certificates, health checks and customs declarations were introduced at the start of this year, delaying their deliveries and prompting European buyers to reject them.