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Coronavirus: EU leaders to consider vaccine passports

February 25, 2021 3:32 pm

EU leaders are meeting to discuss ways to speed up the bloc's vaccine rollout, division over border closures and the introduction of vaccine travel certificates.

Western countries step up pressure on Myanmar junta as protests go on

February 23, 2021 9:43 am

The European Union is considering imposing sanctions that could involve targeting businesses owned by the army, but the bloc ruled out any curtailing of its trade preferences for the country to avoid hurting poor workers.

Microsoft, EU publishers seek Australia-style news payments

February 23, 2021 1:52 am

The Seattle tech giant and four big European Union news industry groups unveiled their plan Monday to work together on a solution to “mandate payments" for use of news content from online “gatekeepers with dominant market power.”

Pfizer-BioNTech to get EU 200 million more COVID-19 shots

February 17, 2021 5:59 pm

The doses come on top of the 300 million vaccine doses the bloc has initially ordered.

COVID-19: EU records 450,000 excess deaths between March and November

February 17, 2021 4:51 pm

The Eurostat agency recorded an increase in excess mortality in 2020 compared to the same period in 2016 to 2019. The deaths reached new peaks in November, with eastern Europe particularly hard-hit.

Russia 'ready' to break ties with EU if sanctions imposed: Lavrov

February 12, 2021 5:28 pm

Russia says it could sever ties with the EU if it continues with sanctions over the jailing of Alexei Navalny. The Kremlin later rolled back its stance.

Brexit: UK, EU vow to address Northern Ireland issues after 'frank discussion'

February 12, 2021 5:10 pm

UK and EU officials described talks in London as "constructive" after tensions were raised over the Northern Ireland border. Issues over the supply of goods was high on the agenda.

With trust low, UK calls for 'refinement' of Brexit deal

February 08, 2021 10:46 pm

Ties are strained, not only by years of bruising Brexit negotiations, but after the EU announced its plans for export controls on vaccines and threatened to use emergency measures that could create a hard border between the British province of Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland.

Iran asks EU to help negotiate US return to nuclear deal

February 02, 2021 3:28 pm

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said EU Foreign Affairs Minister Josep Borrell can choreograph the actions that are needed to be taken by the United States and the actions that are needed to be taken by Iran.

EU still aims to vaccinate 70% of adults by late summer

February 01, 2021 3:00 pm

So far, 18 million vaccine doses have been delivered to the EU and 12 million people out of the bloc's 446 million population have gotten at least a first dose.


Brexit: A timeline of the UK crisis

January 18, 2019 7:03 am

Britain will leave the European Union at 2300 GMT on March 29, 2019. Here is a timeline of key events related to Britain's decision of opting out of the European Union in photographs

Stop Brexit: One man's daily protest against UK-EU divorce

December 12, 2018 9:55 am

While Brexit supporters are also regularly outside the building, Steve Bray has become well-known for his tactics.