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Iran Nuclear Talks to Resume in Vienna on Sunday – EU

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The Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will resume the negotiations in Vienna on June 20, the European Union External...
Eurozone

Eurozone current account surplus rises in April

The euro area current account surplus increased in April, the European Central Bank reported on Friday. The current account surplus totalled 23 billion euros (27.4...
European Union

Partial decline in Germans’ approval of EU

The European Union's reputation has suffered among Germans but general approval for the bloc remains high, according to a recent survey. At 34.6 per cent,...
Nato

NATO hardens stance on ‘authoritarian’ China at Biden’s first summit

NATO leaders toughened their collective line on China and sent a warning to Russia at a Brussels summit on Monday marked by a breezier...
Biden Arrives in UK

Biden to meet top EU officials for trans-Atlantic reset

US President Joe Biden is due to meet top EU officials on Tuesday as they try to set common goals for global challenges...
Eurozone inflation in April was negative 0.2 percent, compared with a revised zero percent in March (AFP Photo/Philippe Huguen

Eurozone industrial production growth showed acceleration in April

Eurozone industrial production growth accelerated in April, data from Eurostat showed on Monday. Industrial production grew 0.8 per cent on a monthly basis in April,...
President Joe Biden gets briefed by Liz Sherwood Randall, Julie Rodriguez and participates in a conference phone call with governors affected by the snow storm in the middle of the country in the Oval Office, February 16, 2021, in Washington. Photo: White House/ZUMA Wire/dpa

NATO mutual defence pact is ‘sacred obligation,’- Biden

The United States takes its responsibility to come to the defence of its NATO allies if they are attacked as a "sacred obligation," US...

NATO: China presents ‘systemic challenges’ to international order

China's ambitions and behaviour present "systemic challenges to the rules-based international order," NATO leaders said in a joint communique signed off before the start...
Mark Rutte

Rutte: Working with Biden ‘more natural’ than ‘awkward’ Trump years

Working with the United States on international affairs is "more natural again" under President Joe Biden compared to the administration of Donald Trump, Dutch...
Biden

Biden’s first NATO summit to tackle Russia, China and reform

US President Joe Biden will take part in his debut NATO summit on Monday as the 30 countries look to put the strained years...
A man waves Union flags from a small car as he drives past Brexit supporters gathering in Parliament Square, near the Houses of Parliament in central London on January 31, 2020 on the day that the UK formally leaves the European Union. - Britain on January 31 ends almost half a century of integration with its closest neighbours and leaves the European Union, starting a new -- but still uncertain -- chapter in its long history. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

EU, Britain on course for new showdown on Northern Ireland protocol

The European Union and Britain appear locked into a confrontation course as neither side is satisfied with the implementation of post-Brexit trade arrangements in...
In trials, less than half of vaccine recipients reported moderate or severe episodes of side effects such as fever, headache and fatigue. Photo: Sina Schuldt/dpa

EU Drug Regulator to Evaluate Use of Moderna Vaccine for Teens Aged 12-17, Results...

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The European Medicines Agency (EMA) began evaluating the use of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine for adolescents between 12 and 17 years old and expects...
European Commission

COVID-19 Certificates Issued to More Than One Million EU Citizens

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More than a million EU citizens have received digital COVID certificates since the system was launched in the test mode on June 1, the...
FILED - A gernal view of the European flags in front of the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels. Photo: Michael Kappeler/dpa

All EU Nations Should Join Schengen Area in Future

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All members of the European Union should join the Schengen area in the future, the European Commission said on Wednesday. "Enlarge the Schengen area: Schengen's...
Eurozone

Eurozone producer price inflation accelerates sharply in April

Eurozone producer price inflation accelerated sharply in April driven by higher energy prices, data from Eurostat showed on Wednesday. Producer price inflation rose to 7.6...
FILED - Anyone with a history of overreaction to certain medications may want to seek advice from an allergy specialist before receiving a coronavirus vaccine. Photo: Peter Kneffel/dpa

Seven EU Nations Issue First Digital Coronavirus Certificates as Network Goes Live

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Seven EU nations began issuing digital COVID-19 certificates on Tuesday, a month ahead of the official start of the phase-in period, the European Commission...

Hungary blocks joint EU position on Israel-Gaza flare-up

The European Union failed to unanimously agree on a statement on the recent clashes between Israelis and Palestinians due to opposition from Hungary at...
In trials, less than half of vaccine recipients reported moderate or severe episodes of side effects such as fever, headache and fatigue. Photo: Sina Schuldt/dpa

Almost 32% of EU Population Got at Least One Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

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A total of 31.8 percent of the EU population received at least one dose of a vaccine against the coronavirus, European Commission spokeswoman Dana...
Eurozone

Eurozone Sentix investor confidence strongest since 2018

Eurozone investor confidence improved to the highest level in more than three years in May suggesting that the recession caused by the coronavirus has...
curfew

Thousands celebrated end of curfew in Brussels – until police came

Thousands of young people were celebrating the end of nightly curfews in Brussels on Saturday night - until police showed up in the early...
Covid Vaccines

EU seals deal for 1.8 billion more BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine doses

The European Commission has struck a deal with Covid-19 vaccine producer BioNTech/Pfizer to buy up to 1.8 billion additional doses for the next few...
FILED - Anyone with a history of overreaction to certain medications may want to seek advice from an allergy specialist before receiving a coronavirus vaccine. Photo: Peter Kneffel/dpa

EU executive chief open to waiving patents for Covid-19 vaccines

The European Union is open to discussing waiving intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday. "The...
European Union

EU could send training mission to Mozambique – top diplomat

The European Union could send a military training mission to Mozambique amid a growing jihadist insurgency, according to the bloc's top foreign affairs official. "The...
sanctions

EU efforts to ratify Chinese investment deal paused after sanctions

A massive investment deal struck between the European Union and China will not be ratified any time soon due cracks in diplomatic ties, the...
stock market

Major European markets close weak

European markets ended notably lower on Tuesday following a sell-off in shares of technology firms and several top name companies from other sectors due...
European Union

European Union summons Russian ambassador in diplomatic spat

The European Union has summoned the Russian ambassador after Moscow barred eight European politicians from entering the country. "We will convey to him strong condemnation...
Europe Week

European stocks close higher again

European markets closed higher on Thursday, extending recent gains, as investors reacted positively to the European Central Bank's monetary policy announcement, and some encouraging...
21 April 2021, Czech Republic, Prague: Jakub Kulhanek, New Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic holds a press conference following his meeting with Russian Ambassador Alexander Zmejewski. Photo: Kamaryt Michal/CTK/dpa

Prague may be set to expel dozens of Russian diplomats

The Czech Republic may be set to expel dozens of Russian diplomats, after the Foreign Ministry called on Moscow to scale back the size...
FILED - A gernal view of the European flags in front of the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels. Photo: Michael Kappeler/dpa

EU brokers strike deal on climate law on emissions reductions

Negotiators for the EU institutions have struck a deal on new climate rules, officials from the European Parliament and the EU Council told dpa...

European shares broadly higher ahead of US inflation data

European stocks were mostly higher on Tuesday as strong export data from China reinforced optimism around a swift global economic recovery. Amid rising inflation expectations,...