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Coronavirus 06-04-2021

EU says on track for late summer ‘community immunity’

The European Commission believes Europe is on track to achieve "community immunity" to COVID-19 by late summer thanks to speeded-up vaccination dose deliveries, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Coronavirus 15-03-2021

Germany halts AstraZeneca jabs over reported clot risks: ministry

Germany on Monday halted the use of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine after reported blood clotting incidents in Europe, saying that a closer look was necessary.
Global Europe 03-03-2021

Russia warns West after ‘unacceptable’ sanctions

Moscow hit back at Western countries Wednesday for sanctioning senior Russian officials over the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, warning its foes "not to play with fire".
Global Europe 03-03-2021

UN advance team arrives in Libya to monitor ceasefire

The advance team of a UN observer mission has arrived in Libya, which after a decade of conflict and chaos plans to hold elections in December, informed sources said Wednesday (3 March).
Politics 03-03-2021

Erdogan urges cooperation against terrorism in Macron call

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told French counterpart Emmanuel Macron he wants their countries to cooperate to fight terrorism, as Ankara moves to ease tensions with Paris.
Climate change 02-03-2021

CO2 pollution bounces back, climate goals at risk: IEA

Global CO2 emissions have returned to pre-pandemic levels, threatening to put climate treaty targets for capping global warming out of reach, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday (2 March).
Global Europe 02-03-2021

US to impose sanctions on Russia for Navalny poisoning: report

US President Joe Biden's administration is preparing to impose sanctions on Russia for the poisoning and imprisonment of Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny, CNN reported Monday.
Global Europe 29-10-2020

Erdogan vows action over ‘disgusting’ Charlie Hebdo cartoon

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vented his outrage Wednesday (28 at a "disgusting" cartoon in the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo depicting him looking up a woman's skirt while drinking beer in his underpants.
Economy & Jobs 23-06-2020

EU leaders to hold summit on 17-18 July on virus recovery package

The leaders of the 27 EU member states will meet in Brussels on July 17, their first physical summit since the coronavirus lockdown began, to discuss an economic recovery package and the EU's next seven-year budget.
Global Europe 23-06-2020

Palestinians rally against Trump Mideast plan

Thousands of Palestinians on Monday (22 June) demonstrated against US President Donald Trump's plan for the Middle East that includes Israel's annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank.

Hungary set to end disputed emergency virus powers

Hungary is set to revoke Tuesday (16 June) anti-coronavirus emergency powers that triggered international criticism amid fears of a power grab by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

Commission calls for full reopening of borders within EU

The European Commission on Thursday (4 June) called on EU member states to lift all border restrictions by the end of June, Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson told Euronews, saying the virus situation was “fast improving” in many countries. “We...
Politics 31-10-2019

Hungary’s Orban defends Russia cooperation at Putin visit

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Wednesday (30 October) defended his cooperation with Russia after trade and energy talks with President Vladimir Putin, the latest in a series of meetings with Moscow's closest ally in the EU.
Europe's East 18-03-2019

Russia slams ‘hypocrisy’ of new Western sanctions ahead of Crimea anniversary

Ahead of the fifth anniversary of Moscow's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, condemned by the West but celebrated by most Russians, the United States, Canada and the EU slapped new sanctions on more than a dozen Russian officials and businesses in response to Moscow's "continued aggression in Ukraine."
Digital & Media 23-08-2018

European wind survey satellite launched from French Guyana

Europe launched a rocket from French Guyana on Wednesday, to put a satellite into orbit which will track global winds, allowing for improved weather forecasting, Arianespace said.

Czech filmmakers on hunger strike for jailed director Sentsov

Czech filmmakers on Tuesday (21 August) said they were launching a rotating hunger strike in solidarity with Ukrainian colleague Oleg Sentsov.

EU asks Mali for details of key presidential vote

The European Union on Tuesday (31 July) pressured Mali to present a "complete and detailed list" of polling stations where a key presidential election could not be held due to violence.
Economy & Jobs 26-10-2017

ECB prolongs monetary stimulus at smaller amount

The ECB decided on Thursday to start reducing the monetary stimulus amid the improved economic situation in the eurozone, but decided to extend the asset purchase programme until September 2018.
Future EU 05-10-2017

Spain rejects Catalonia’s mediation proposal

Spain's government defiantly rejected on Thursday calls for mediation from Catalan government over its push for independence as the two factions headed towards another showdown.
Future EU 09-08-2017

Poland ‘still’ a democracy, says foreign minister

Poland's foreign minister denied Wednesday (9 August) accusations that his EU country is drifting towards authoritarianism amid a string of government reforms that have triggered mass protests at home and EU warnings about rule of law violations.
Digital & Media 07-08-2017

Hungary rights chief denounces ‘data grab’ bill

Hungary's data protection watchdog on Monday (7 August) lashed out at government plans to centralise personal data and ease rules on allowing official access, calling them a major threat to citizens' rights.
Brexit 04-08-2017

Brexit to impact ‘every aspect of life’ in Northern Ireland: Irish PM

Brexit is "the challenge of our generation" with far-reaching consequences for all, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar warned Northern Ireland on Friday (4 August) on his first visit to the British province since taking office.
Global Europe 03-08-2017

EU says all parties sticking to Iran nuclear deal

All the parties to the Iran nuclear deal are abiding by its terms, the European Union said Thursday (3 August), despite Tehran's charges that new US sanctions breach the agreement.
Transport 02-08-2017

Germany’s car bosses bid to head off diesel ban with software patch

Germany's powerful car industry offered Wednesday (2 August) to provide a software upgrade that would cut harmful emissions in 5 million vehicles, but critics cried foul saying it is simply a "stop-gap fix" for a colossal pollution cheating scandal.