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The first pan European and African Digital Innovation Hub focusing on smart logistics launched

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The European Commission (EC) has granted EUR 1.9 million to DIGILOGIC, a three-year Horizon 2020 project to boost cooperation and long-term, sustainable partnerships between...
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EU to order up to 300 million more doses of Moderna Covid-19 shot

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dpa/GNA - The European Commission has struck a deal with US pharmaceutical giant Moderna to buy up to 300 million additional doses of...
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen makes a press statement in Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 13, 2020. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Sunday that the European Union (EU) and UK negotiating teams have been mandated to continue the post-Brexit trade talks. After a "constructive and useful phone call" with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, von der Leyen said it remains to be seen if an agreement can be reached even "at this late stage." (European Union/Handout via Xinhua)

EU’s von der Leyen meets pharma bosses for pandemic strategy talks

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dpa/GNA - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen held strategy talks with seven chief executives from pharmaceutical firms with EU Covid-19 vaccine...
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Eurozone economic confidence weakens in January

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dpa-AFX/GNA - Eurozone economic sentiment weakened in January driven by sliding confidence in retail trade and services as Covid-19 containment measures remain in...
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EU Commission wants 70 percent vaccination rate in bloc by summer

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dpa/GNA - Up to 70 per cent of adults in the European Union should be vaccinated against the coronavirus by summer, according to...

Italy emerging on front lines of Europe’s privacy clash with WhatsApp over new rules

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Italy's privacy regulator on Friday formally opened up a probe into the policies of digital messaging app WhatsApp, a day after the entity called...
Puzzle with printed EU and UK flags is seen in this illustration taken November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Challenges ahead as EU, UK open new chapter in relations

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Challenges lie ahead for both the European Union (EU) and Britain following the inking of a long-awaited deal laying out how the two sides...
Puzzle with printed EU and UK flags is seen in this illustration taken November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

World Insights: UK, EU sign post-Brexit trade deal, but difficulties lie ahead

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The post-Brexit trade deal between Britain and the European Union (EU) has been approved by British lawmakers and signed by EU leaders, paving the...

Weedkiller glyphosate detected in Baltic Sea with help of new method

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The controversial weed killer glyphosate has been detected in the Baltic Sea thanks to a new measuring method, the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea...
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen makes a press statement in Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 13, 2020. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Sunday that the European Union (EU) and UK negotiating teams have been mandated to continue the post-Brexit trade talks. After a "constructive and useful phone call" with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, von der Leyen said it remains to be seen if an agreement can be reached even "at this late stage." (European Union/Handout via Xinhua)

EU and UK post-Brexit trade talks will continue – European Commission

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Sunday that the European Union (EU) and UK negotiating teams have been mandated to continue the...
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EU unveils contingency plan for “no deal” Brexit

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The European Commission on Thursday proposed a back-up plan which aims to ensure, among others, the basic reciprocal air and road connectivity between the...
BRUSSELS, March 18, 2020 (Xinhua) -- European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks at a press conference after a video conference in Brussels, Belgium, March 17, 2020. The heads of state and government of the European Union (EU) agreed during the video conference on Tuesday to endorse a temporary restriction on travels to the EU territory amid coronavirus concerns. (European Union/Handout via Xinhua)

European Commission president calls for EU agreement on new migration policy

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Member states of the European Union (EU) need to make compromises for a deal on the new migration policy, as there is no solution...
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EU executive pushes for higher minimum wages

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The European Commission wants EU member states to lift their minimum wages and determine better standards for setting them, it said as it proposed...
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Greece pressures EU over Turkey ‘provocations’

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Greece on Tuesday stepped up the pressure on its EU partners to act against Turkey over its "provocative" actions in the Mediterranean. It is also...
vaccine

European Commission signs second COVID-19 vaccine contract

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The European Commission on Friday concluded its second contract with a pharmaceutical company for a possible vaccine against COVID-19, the Commission said in a...
Moria Camp

Tragic fire outbreak: IOM steps in to rescue over 12,600 migrants and Children

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has taken another giant step by mobilising Emergency Assistance and transfer of Children After a tragic fire...
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European Commission to order COVID-19 vaccines from BioNtech, Pfizer

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The European Commission is planning to order 200 million doses of a potential COVID-19 vaccine from the German pharmaceutical company BioNTech SE and...
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European Commission chief concerned about UK’s intention to breach Brexit agreement

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday she is "very concerned" about the United Kingdom's intention to breach the Brexit agreement. ...
organic farming

European Commission launches public consultation on organic farming

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The European Commission on Friday launched a public consultation on its action plan on organic farming. Simultaneously it proposed the postponement by one year...
A physiotherapist sits at a workstation in an Intensive Care ward treating COVID-19 patients at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, Britain, May 22, 2020. Picture taken May 22, 2020. Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS

European Commission proposes common criteria for COVID-19 travel restrictions

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The European Commission on Friday unveiled a plan for a coordinated approach to the restriction of movement resulting from measures being implemented by...
Migrants Rescued

European Commission urges rapid disembarkation of rescued migrants in Mediterranean

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The European Commission on Monday called on member states of the European Union (EU) to help affected costal member states rapidly disembark any migrants...
Wpid Fluvaccine

EU signs first deal with AstraZeneca to buy COVID-19 vaccines

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The European Commission (EC) signed its first deal to buy COVID-19 vaccines from pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella...
BRUSSELS, June 22, 2020 (Xinhua) -- European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen attends the 22nd China-European Union (EU) leaders' meeting in Brussels, Belgium, June 22, 2020. The 22nd China-EU leaders' meeting was held via video link on Monday. (European Union/Handout via Xinhua)

European Commission publishes draft on EU-wide cap on telephone termination rates

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The European Commission on Tuesday published a draft for Delegated Act, setting single maximum EU-wide voice termination rates for fixed and mobile services. ...
BRUSSELS, June 22, 2020 (Xinhua) -- European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen attends the 22nd China-European Union (EU) leaders' meeting in Brussels, Belgium, June 22, 2020. The 22nd China-EU leaders' meeting was held via video link on Monday. (European Union/Handout via Xinhua)

15 EU countries set to receive €81.4 billion for saving jobs during COVID-19

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The European Commission on Monday presented proposals to the Council of the European Union (EU) to grant 81.4 billion euros (96 billion U.S. dollars)...
BEIJING, June 22, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Combo photo shows Chinese Premier Li Keqiang holding the 22nd China-European Union (EU) leaders' meeting with President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen via video link in Beijing, capital of China, June 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)

EU concludes talks with Moderna for potential COVID-19 vaccine

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The European Commission on Monday concluded exploratory talks with Moderna, an American biotechnology company focused on drug discovery, drug development and vaccine technologies,...
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EU concludes exploratory talks with CureVac to buy potential COVID-19 vaccine

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As the efforts of the European Union (EU) to secure supply of vaccines against the COVID-19 continue, the European Commission on Thursday announced it...
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EU calls on member states to help unmarried couples reunite during pandemic

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The European Commission has again called on European Union's (EU) member states to ease travel restrictions that have prevented unmarried couples from reuniting, an...
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UK shuns EU’s COVID-19 vaccine program

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The UK will not join the European Union (EU)'s COVID-19 vaccine program because it will have no say on negotiations with vaccine suppliers or...
Unaccompanied Migrant Children

UN Agencies welcome unaccompanied migrant children

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...As they call for Further Action and Solidarity The International Organization for Migration (IOM), UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and UNICEF, the UN Children’s Fund...
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EU predicts Finland could have weakest growth in eurozone in 2021

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The European Commission on Tuesday gave Finland the worst growth prospect of the 19-member eurozone in 2021, saying in its Summer 2020 Economic Forecast...