EURACTIV with AFP and Reuters

Global Europe 23-02-2022

US sanctions Russia for ‘beginning’ invasion of Ukraine

US President Joe Biden announced tough new sanctions on Russia for "beginning" an invasion of Ukraine but said there was still time to avoid war, even as Vladimir Putin signaled plans to send troops beyond Russia's borders.
Global Europe 16-02-2022

EU slams Russian lawmakers’ bid to recognise separatist Ukraine regions

The EU on Tuesday (15 February) condemned a bid by Russian lawmakers to have President Vladimir Putin recognise separatist regions in Ukraine as independent, saying it would violate the Minsk agreements Moscow had signed up to.
Economy & Jobs 09-02-2022

Lithuania urges countries to resist Chinese ‘coercion’

China will target more countries with "economic coercion" unless "like-minded" nations push back, Lithuania's foreign minister warned Wednesday during a trip to Canberra to open the country's first embassy in Australia.
Coronavirus 18-01-2022

COVID vaccines safe during pregnancy: EU watchdog

Studies of pregnant women found the two most widely used COVID vaccines pose no risk to mothers or babies, the EU's drug regulator said on Tuesday (18 January).

Champagne loses its fizz following Russia labelling rules and weak EU exports

French champagne producers will ring in 2022 with at least one hiccup — starting Saturday, they must comply with a new Russian law prohibiting them from calling their bubbly by its Russian name, an affront that has infuriated the industry....