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EU and China to seek to cool tensions at video summit

06 June, 2020 10:15 am 10:15 am

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union and China will seek to cool tensions on Monday at a video summit, their first formal talks since ties soured over European accusations that Beijing has spread disinformation about the novel coronavirus. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel – the EU’s chief … Read More

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EU chief executive sets four conditions for Brexit deal this year

06 June, 2020 8:49 pm 8:49 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will do its best to seal an agreement on new ties with Britain by the end of the year but will not compromise its values to achieve that, the bloc’s chief executive, Ursula von der Leyen, said on Wednesday. The president of the European Commission told the European Parliament … Read More

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Spain to open borders to EU Schengen countries on June 21

06 June, 2020 2:26 pm 2:26 pm

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain will open its borders to countries in the European Union’s Schengen area on June 21, except for Portugal where the border will open on July 1 as previously announced, Spanish media including El Pais newspaper and Ser radio station reported. The Spanish government had previously said it would allow foreign tourists … Read More

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EU regulator promises speedy review of potential COVID-19 drug remdesivir

05 May, 2020 5:52 pm 5:52 pm

(Reuters) – The European health regulator has vowed to conduct a speedy review of Gilead Sciences’ potential COVID-19 drug, remdesivir, but said it has not yet received an application from the US drugmaker. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on Friday its human medicines committee’s (CHMP) timeline to assess the drug would be “reduced to … Read More

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Pakistan, EU agree for joint effort to tackle coronavirus pandemic

04 April, 2020 9:01 pm 9:01 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan and European Union (EU) have agreed that a joint effort to tackle the global novel coronavirus pandemic by promoting mutual cooperation between the two sides. An understanding to this effect came during a telephonic conversation between Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi and European Union Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell … Read More

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EU pushes Britain to extend Brexit talks over virus outbreak

03 March, 2020 4:12 pm 4:12 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union expects Britain to seek an extension of its post-Brexit transition period beyond the end of the year, diplomats and officials said on Monday, as negotiations on trade have ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic. Europe has gone into a deep lockdown in a bid to curb … Read More

Macron seeks more EU powers as Europe faces coronavirus meltdown

03 March, 2020 9:00 pm 9:00 pm

PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron is leading a push for the European Union to acquire more powers to respond in healthcare emergencies, conscious that the EU risks being blamed for the continent’s shortcomings in tackling the coronavirus outbreak. After a decade in which Brussels has seen a debt crisis and deep internal divisions … Read More

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Pakistan to continue tariff preferences in EU under GSP-Plus: Abdul Razak D...

03 March, 2020 10:31 pm 10:31 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Adviser to Prime Minister of Pakistan for Commerce, Industry and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood has said that Pakistan will continue to enjoy tariff preferences in European Union (EU) under Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP-Plus). In a tweet on Friday, he said: “I thank EU institutions and all relevant federal ministries and … Read More

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EU pledges aid to Greece as migrants mass on border with Turkey

03 March, 2020 12:29 pm 12:29 pm

KASTANIES/LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) – European Union officials on Tuesday promised more cash for Greece during a visit to its border with Turkey which tens of thousands of migrants and refugees have been trying for days to breach. The officials urged Turkey to abide by a 2016 deal which requires it to keep the migrants on … Read More

EU rejects Trump Middle East peace plan, annexation

02 February, 2020 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union rejected parts of the new US peace plan for the Middle East on Tuesday, saying the plan broke with “internationally agreed parameters”, and any Israeli annexation of Palestinian land would be subject to challenge. President Donald Trump’s plan, announced last week, was warmly welcomed by Israel and rejected outright … Read More

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Brexit trade deal clash: UK and EU spar over rules

02 February, 2020 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union and Britain clashed over a post-Brexit trade deal on Monday, with the two sides setting out very different visions of a future relationship that could result in the most distant of ties. Almost three days since Britain officially left the EU, both sides presented their aims, with the question … Read More

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Brexit at last: Britain leaves EU for an uncertain future

02 February, 2020 8:09 am 8:09 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom finally cast off from the European Union on Friday for an uncertain future, with Brexiteers claiming victory they said marked a new era for the country. In its biggest shift since losing its global empire, the United Kingdom slipped away at 2300 GMT, turning its back after 47 years … Read More

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Britain cuts loose from the EU with joy, anger and indifference

01 January, 2020 11:40 pm 11:40 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom leaves the European Union on Friday with a mixture of joy, anger and indifference, casting off into the unknown in one of the biggest blows yet to Europe’s attempt to forge unity from the ruins of World War Two. In the United Kingdom’s most significant geopolitical move since its … Read More

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Brexit to bring new start for EU, no fewer opportunities: commission chief

01 January, 2020 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The EU will start a new chapter after Britain leaves, with no fewer opportunities as a united force on global issues from climate change to technological transformation, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday. “Our experience has taught us that strength does not lie in splendid isolation but in … Read More

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EU checks UK compliance with market rules after Brexit

01 January, 2020 6:18 pm 6:18 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union’s markets watchdog said it will check how Britain applies the bloc’s financial rules during the transition period that follows Brexit on Friday. Britain leaves the bloc at 2300 GMT, with a business-as-usual transition period until the end of December when all EU rules still apply. “In the coming 11 … Read More