Politics

EU regrets new US tariffs on European products

The European Commission regrets the announcement of new American tariffs on European products, a “unilateral action” that hinders negotiations to resolve a dispute over subsidies to airlines – said a spokeswoman for the institution in Brussels on Thursday…
Politics

EU and China to agree major investment deal

European Union and Chinese leaders will meet Wednesday by videoconference to approve a major investment pact that Brussels hopes will open up lucrative opportunities despite concerns about Beijing’s rights record. EU chiefs Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel…
PortugalSociety

EU begins vaccine rollout as new virus strain spreads

The European Union began a vaccine rollout Saturday, even as countries in the bloc were forced back into lockdown by a new strain of the virus, believed to be more infectious, that continues to spread from Britain. The pandemic has claimed more than 1.7 million lives and…
EconomyFuture

EU debates new rules for big tech companies

The European Commission proposed on Tuesday (15) a series of new regulations for the digital market that directly affect the big technology companies in the world, the so-called “big techs”. The measures still need to be voted on to take effect and have been dubbed the…
PoliticsSociety

Germany pressing EU to speed up vaccine approval: report

Germany is pressuring EU authorities to speed up the approval of a coronavirus vaccine as it battles a surge in infections and Britain and the US begin mass inoculations, reports said Tuesday. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office and Germany’s health ministry…
PoliticsWorld

UK and EU extend Brexit talks after ditching deadline

The European Union and Britain will return to the negotiating table on Monday after agreeing to abandon a supposed make-or-break deadline for a post-Brexit trade pact. EU chief Ursula von der Leyen and Prime Minister Boris Johnson had said last week they would decide…
Politics

EU chief urges members to stay united in Brexit talks

EU chief Charles Michel urged members to remain united behind Brussels’ negotiators in post-Brexit trade talks Friday, after France threatened to veto any deal that gives ground to London. Michel congratulated EU negotiator Michel Barnier on keeping member states…