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EU calls for negotiated settlement in Afghanistan
Brussels, April 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has called for "firm commitment and constructive engagement by all parties" in the peace talks in Afghanistan, after the US and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) announced the pullout of their troops from the country.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Belgium,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
EU's von der Leyen gets 1st Covid jab
Brussels, April 16 (IANS) European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has received her first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU to borrow 800bn euros to fund recovery
Brussels, April 15 (IANS) The European Commission announced that it would borrow 800 billion euros from the capital market in current prices until 2026 to fund the European Union's (EU) massive plan to bail out its Covid-stricken economy.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU eyes Digital Green Certificate to facilitate safe travel
Brussels, April 15 (IANS) European Union (EU) leaders have formally agreed to launch negotiations on details of a Digital Green Certificate with lawmakers in the European Parliament in order to have a system that would enable travel by summer, according to an official statement.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
NATO initiates full withdrawal from Afghanistan
Brussels, April 15 (IANS) North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies on Wednesday agreed to pull out all of their armed forces from Afghanistan after the United States announced that all US troops would leave the country by September 11.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU rejects attempts to derail process to revive Iran n-deal
Brussels, April 13 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has strongly rejected any attempts to derail diplomatic efforts to revive the Iran nuclear deal currently underway in Vienna.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU Council approves more funds to address pandemic needs
Brussels, April 10 (IANS) The Council of the European Union (EU) approved an additional funding of 121.5 million euros ($144.6 million) from the bloc's budget to address urgent needs related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-10
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Janssen's Covid-19 vaccine under EU review over blood clots
Brussels, April 10 (IANS) Europe's medicines watchdog said it was reviewing reports of rare blood clots in four people who received the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Janssen, the pharmaceutical arm of Johnson & Johnson.
2021-04-10
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Europe stumbles through Covid-19 with 1 mn deaths
Brussels, April 10 (IANS) For Danica Angela Marcos, the weirdest yet saddest scenario was to watch her grandfather's funeral live on Zoom, seeing her cousins crying on the screen but not able to give them a hug because of the lockdown.
2021-04-10
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Ukraine assured of 'unwavering EU support'
Brussels, April 5 (IANS) Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, has assured the Ukrainian government of "unwavering support" in the conflict with pro-Russian rebels in the east of the country.
2021-04-05
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Parties to Iranian n-deal to convene in Vienna
Brussels, April 3 (IANS) The parties to the Iran nuclear deal will convene in Vienna next week to discuss the possibility of lifting sanctions on Tehran, as well as the country's responsibility for further implementing the agreement, the European Union (EU) said in a statement.
2021-04-03
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU fails to achieve March vax goals amid looming 3rd wave
Brussels, April 1 (IANS) The European Union has fallen short of vaccinating 80 per cent of health care workers and people over the age of 80 against Covid-19 by the end of March, a target set by the bloc's executive branch.
2021-04-01
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Experimental hearing implant succeeds in registering brainwaves
Brussels, March 30 (IANS) Researchers have succeeded for the first time in measuring brainwaves directly via a cochlear implant, which indicate in an objective way how good or bad a person's hearing is.
2021-03-30
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
World leaders call for new int'l pandemic treaty
Brussels, March 30 (IANS) Twenty-five world leaders have supported a proposal from European Council President Charles Michel to draw up a new international treaty on pandemic preparedness in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.
2021-03-30
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU leaders agree to relaunch cooperation with Turkey
Brussels, March 26 (IANS) European Union (EU) leaders have agreed to relaunch cooperation with Turkey in a "phased, proportionate and reversible" manner in the fields of trade and migration.
2021-03-26
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU leaders agree to relaunch cooperation with Turkey
Brussels, March 26 (IANS) European Union (EU) leaders have agreed to relaunch cooperation with Turkey in a "phased, proportionate and reversible" manner in the fields of trade and migration.
2021-03-26
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU sanctions China for rights abuses against Uighurs
Brussels, March 22 (IANS) The European Union (EU) is sanctioning China for human rights abuses against the Uighur ethnic minority, an informed source from the 27-member bloc said on Monday.
2021-03-22
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU to sanction 11 involved in Myanmar coup
Brussels, March 22 (IANS) The European Union (EU) is set to sanction 11 individuals involved in the Myanmar military coup, as well as for the repression of the demonstrators in the country, the bloc's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said on Monday.
2021-03-22
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU Ministers to issue sanctions for rights abuses
Brussels, March 22 (IANS) The European Union's (EU) 27 Foreign Affairs Ministers are expected to endorse sanctions against various individuals and entities for human rights abuses on Monday.
2021-03-22
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU urges Turkey to return to treaty on women's rights
Brussels, March 21 (IANS) The European Union's (EU) top diplomat and the President of the EU Commission on Sunday condemned Turkey's decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention on women's rights.
2021-03-21
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU urges Turkey to return to treaty on women's rights
Brussels, March 21 (IANS) The European Union's (EU) top diplomat and the President of the EU Commission on Sunday condemned Turkey's decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention on women's rights.
2021-03-21
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU leaders' summit moves entirely online
Brussels, March 21 (IANS) A summit of European Union (EU) heads of state and government planned for later this week has been moved exclusively online as much of the continent faces a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-03-21
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Several European nations to restart AstraZeneca vax
Brussels, March 19 (IANS) Several European countries have announced they would restart vaccinations with the AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) deemed it "safe and effective".
2021-03-19
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
EU regulator to unveil Astrazeneca vax assessment
Brussels, March 18 (IANS) The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is due to provide an assessment on Thursday of the safety of Astrazeneca's vaccine against Covid-19 after several countries temporarily suspended use of the jab over fears about side effects.
2021-03-18
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
EU threatens to restrict vax exports
Brussels, March 18 (IANS) European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has warned that the European Union (EU) might restrict vaccine exports to countries who have higher inoculation rates, stressing the necessity to ensure reciprocity and proportionality of the vaccine exports.
2021-03-18
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
5 EU nations call for debate vax distribution
Brussels, March 14 (IANS) Leaders from five European Union (EU) nations have called for a debate on the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines in the bloc.
2021-03-14
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
EU extends vax export authorisation mechanism
Brussels, March 12 (IANS) The European Commission announced that the transparency and authorisation mechanism for the exports of Covid-19 vaccines out of the European Union (EU) has been extended until June end.
2021-03-12
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
EU authorises Covid vax produced by J&J
Brussels, March 12 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has authorised the use of a Covid-19 vaccine produced by Johnson & Johnson, only hours after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) made a positive recommendation based on scientific assessment of its efficacy and safety.
2021-03-12
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
John Kerry in Brussels to renew climate cooperation
Brussels, March 10 (IANS) John Kerry, the US' Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, has underlined the cooperation between Washington and the European Union (EU) on the fight against climate crisis during his visit to Brussels.
2021-03-10
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU official lays out 'equal opportunities' vision
Brussels, March 9 (IANS) European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has laid out a vision of turning Europe into a continent of equal opportunities for men and women.
2021-03-09
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU to get 100mn vax doses per month from April
Brussels, March 9 (IANS) European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the European Union (EU) will receive 100 million Covid-19 vaccine doses per month from April, bringing the total to 300 million for the second quarter of this year.
2021-03-09
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Indian men beat Britain 3-2 in final hockey match
Antwerp (Belgium), March 8 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team ended their tour of Europe with a splendid 3-2 win against Great Britain here on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Hockey
3rd hockey match: Late Simranjeet goal gives India draw
Antwerp (Belgium), March 6 (IANS) A determined Indian men's hockey team played out a 1-1 draw against Great Britain in their third match of the Europe Tour on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Hockey
China steps up plans for Arctic foray raising fears of military build-up
New Delhi, March 6: Amidst growing tensions in the South China Sea, Beijing has unveiled an ambitious plan to construct a "Polar Silk Road" and actively participate in the development of Arctic and Antarctic regions raising fears of increased militarisation and environmental damage to the planets fragile ecological area.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Belgium,National
EU, US agree to suspend tariffs over Airbus-Boeing disputes
Brussels, March 6 (IANS) The European Union (EU) and the US have agreed to suspend the tariffs imposed over the Airbus-Boeing disputes, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said after a phone call with American President Joe Biden.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU sanctions 4 Russian individuals
Brussels, March 3 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has imposed restrictive measures on four Russian individuals responsible for serious human rights violations in Moscow.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Euro area inflation expected to be stable at 0.9%
Brussels, March 3 (IANS) The euro area inflation rate continues to be positive in February, with the harmonized index of consumer price (HICP) reading at 0.9 per cent, the statistical office of the European Union (Eurostat) said.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
'ECB has flexibility to react to yield rise'
Brussels, March 3 (IANS) The European Central Bank (ECB) has the flexibility to react if it concludes that the recent increases in bond yields would have a negative impact on financing conditions, the bank's Vice President Luis de Guindos said.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU, China to promote, protect specific agri-food products
Brussels, March 2 (IANS) With the bilateral agreement on geographical indications (GIs) entering into force, the European Union (EU) and China will work on promoting the registered agri-food products as well as protecting the iconic names.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU doubles contribution to global Covid vaccine programme
Brussels, Feb 20 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has announced to double its contribution to COVAX, an international programme devised to help low and middle-income countries to have more access to Covid-19 vaccines.
2021-02-20
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
EU launches bio-defence preparedness plan against Covid
Brussels, Feb 18 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has stepped up its efforts to detect and fight Covid-19 variants by bringing together various stakeholders to develop new and adapted vaccines.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Epic Games files antitrust complaint against Apple in EU
Brussels, Feb 17 (IANS) Fortnite creator Epic Games on Wednesday said it has filed an antitrust complaint against Apple in the European Union, expanding the company's fight to advance what it calls "fairer digital platform practices" for developers and consumers.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Belgium,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
China becomes EU's biggest trade partner in 2020
Brussels, Feb 17 (IANS) China became the main trade partner of the European Union (EU) in 2020, with exports and imports both increasing despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Eurostat said.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU lowers growth forecast for 2021, expects rebound next yr
Brussels, Feb 12 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has lowered its growth forecast for 2021 as Europe is still under the grip of the coronavirus pandemic, however, it expects a strong rebound earlier than it had predicted.
2021-02-12
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU member states agree to revise ePrivacy rules
Brussels, Feb 11 (IANS) European Union (EU) member states have agreed to revise the rules on the protection of privacy and confidentiality in the use of electronic communications services.
2021-02-11
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU launches new strategic plan for the Mediterranean
Brussels, Feb 10 (IANS) The European Commission has launched a new plan for the Mediterranean as it seeks to strengthen the strategic partnership between the European Union (EU) and its southern neighbouring partners.
2021-02-10
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Recovery plan can make 2020s Europe's digital decade: von der Leyen
Brussels, Feb 5 (IANS) The European Union's (EU) recovery plan to help repair economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic could be a game changer in the continent's efforts to take the lead in the digital sphere, EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said.
2021-02-05
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU unemployment rate rose to 7.5% in Dec 2020
Brussels, Feb 2 (IANS) The European Union's (EU) unemployment rate in December 2020 had increased to 7.5 per cent, remaining largely stable compared to the previous month, amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, according to official figures.
2021-02-02
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU preps for rapid development of vaccines against Covid variants
Brussels, Feb 1 (IANS) Top officials of the European Union (EU) held discussions with drug giants about the rapid development and production of vaccines specially against the new variants of the coronavirus.
2021-02-01
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
EU authorizes AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine
Brussels, Jan 30 (IANS) The European Commission has granted conditional marketing authorization for the Covid-19 vaccine developed by British company AstraZeneca and Oxford University, although the bloc seems unlikely to get the amount of doses as agreed at the moment.
2021-01-30
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine