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  • Billions and counting: Biggest fines slapped against Google in recent years Jul 14, 2021 10:29 AM IST

    Billions and counting: Biggest fines slapped against Google in recent years

    Fines against Google, particularly imposed by the European Union, have been piling up in recent years for abusing its dominant position, anti-competition practices and more. Many of these cases remain under appeal

  • Centre hopeful of beginning FTA talks with EU in coming weeks Jul 12, 2021 02:26 PM IST

    Centre hopeful of beginning FTA talks with EU in coming weeks

    The enthusiasm of both sides to negotiate lower import duties, market access and custom rules may get a rude reminder on the issue of investment protection, which remains unsolved. Europe's earlier demand of first signing an investment pact offering legal protection to its companies in India, may play spoilsport

  • EU revives bloc-wide travel with COVID-19 pass but Delta poses threat Jul 01, 2021 09:30 AM IST

    EU revives bloc-wide travel with COVID-19 pass but Delta poses threat

    The EU document -- essentially a QR code made available in digital form on smartphones or hard copy -- shows whether the bearer is vaccinated with one of the EU's approved jabs (from BioNTech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson), has recovered from an infection, or has a recent negative Covid test.

  • Covishield not accepted for EU travel |  Will resolve this matter soon: Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla Jun 28, 2021 11:21 AM IST

    Covishield not accepted for EU travel | Will resolve this matter soon: Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla

    The European Union has not recognised the AstraZeneca vaccine, produced by SII and branded as Covishield, in its 'Green Pass' list for post-vaccination travel to and from the bloc.

  • EU okays new J&J COVID vaccine production site Jun 26, 2021 08:19 AM IST

    EU okays new J&J COVID vaccine production site

    In a statement Friday, the EU drug regulator said the new site in Anagni, Italy, will finish manufacturing of the J&J vaccine, which was licensed for use in adults across Europe in March.

  • WTO decides to hold text-based negotiations on India's global vaccine waiver proposal Jun 09, 2021 06:17 PM IST

    WTO decides to hold text-based negotiations on India's global vaccine waiver proposal

    Developed nations like the EU, Australia and Singapore had initially refused to discuss India's revised proposal. The latest decision open the door for larger, more in-depth text based negotiation between all members. Next meeting on 17 June as India pushes for late-July deadline.

  • EU, India trade agreement to benefit domestic exporters: TPCI Jun 08, 2021 09:31 PM IST

    EU, India trade agreement to benefit domestic exporters: TPCI

    Quoting experts, the council said issues like movement of professionals, duty cut on goods such as alcoholic beverages, automobiles and dairy products may see tough negotiations.

  • Need 3-year global IPR waiver for COVID vaccines, drugs and health technology, India tells WTO Jun 02, 2021 12:59 PM IST

    Need 3-year global IPR waiver for COVID vaccines, drugs and health technology, India tells WTO

    India’s updated proposal on the global IPR waiver has the support of 62 nations and aims to end the pandemic quickly, but it has been opposed by the European Union, the UK and Australia. It will be next discussed on June 8-9 by the TRIPS council of the WTO.

  • Exclusive | India to submit updated proposal on TRIPS waiver to WTO council by May 30 May 20, 2021 02:24 PM IST

    Exclusive | India to submit updated proposal on TRIPS waiver to WTO council by May 30

    New Delhi is working with South Africa and other nations to quickly submit by month-end a new, updated draft on its proposal to temporarily suspend parts of the global intellectual property rights agreement. But before it can save lives, the waiver proposal needs to see detailed text-based discussions at the earliest, making it tight deadline

  • EU agrees to reopen borders to fully vaccinated travellers: Sources May 19, 2021 03:48 PM IST

    EU agrees to reopen borders to fully vaccinated travellers: Sources

    Meeting in Brussels, diplomats also agreed to increase the level of new cases a country can hit before being declared unsafe -- a measure that would open up travel into the EU from more places.

  • India likely to offer EU lower duties on wines, automobiles, seek data-secure nation status May 10, 2021 02:53 PM IST

    India likely to offer EU lower duties on wines, automobiles, seek data-secure nation status

    The EU wants significantly lower customs duties on various European goods, while India is seeking the status of a data-secure nation that will open up huge business opportunities in outsourcing.

  • Modi-EU leaders’ summit will talk vaccine supply, FTA talks and climate change May 07, 2021 05:16 PM IST

    Modi-EU leaders’ summit will talk vaccine supply, FTA talks and climate change

    The first ever India-EU leaders meeting on May 8 is set to discuss a long list of crucial issues, including discussions on the IPR waiver for vaccine makers, a global health partnership and a connectivity pact

  • Global IPR waiver for vaccines: India now expects US to do diplomatic heavy lifting at WTO May 07, 2021 03:01 PM IST

    Global IPR waiver for vaccines: India now expects US to do diplomatic heavy lifting at WTO

    The US has backed India's proposal to temporarily suspend key clauses of a global intellectual property rights rule to boost vaccine availability. But having introduced it seven months ago, and systematically securing the support from 120 middle- and lower-income nations, New Delhi is now content to let Washington convince the European Union, United Kingdom, Japan, and China.

  • West sanctions China over Xinjiang abuses, Beijing hits back at EU Mar 23, 2021 08:20 AM IST

    West sanctions China over Xinjiang abuses, Beijing hits back at EU

    Beijing hit back immediately with punitive measures against the EU that appeared to be broader, including European lawmakers, diplomats, institutes and families, and banning their businesses from trading with China.

  • India looking to bag investment deal alongside bilateral trade deal with EU: Report Jan 21, 2021 09:54 AM IST

    India looking to bag investment deal alongside bilateral trade deal with EU: Report

    India’s bilateral trade and investment agreement (BTIA) with the bloc was suspended in 2013.

  • Brexit trade deal is really coming down to the wire Dec 19, 2020 08:15 AM IST

    Brexit trade deal is really coming down to the wire

    Until now, the deadlines have seemed notional and the extensions endless, but New Year’s Eve is when the Brexit transition period ends. Talks could go well beyond that day.

  • India seeks compensation for lost market as end of Brexit transition period approaches Nov 24, 2020 06:15 PM IST

    India seeks compensation for lost market as end of Brexit transition period approaches

    A number of countries expressed their concerns about the uncertainty over an EU-UK trade deal at the recent market access committee meeting at the WTO. The Brexit transition deadline is December 31.

  • COVID-19 News | Six EU countries test cross-border virus apps Sep 15, 2020 03:23 PM IST

    COVID-19 News | Six EU countries test cross-border virus apps

    Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Latvia have begun testing the new links between their tracing app servers

  • India may impose anti-dumping duty on certain steel products from EU, Japan, US, Korea Jun 18, 2020 06:13 PM IST

    India may impose anti-dumping duty on certain steel products from EU, Japan, US, Korea

    JSW Vallabh Tinplate Pvt Ltd and The Tinplate Company of India Ltd have filed the application for imposition of the anti-dumping duty on imports of coated/plated tin mill flat-rolled steel products.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | EU blames China for 'huge wave' of disinformation on COVID-19 Jun 11, 2020 06:02 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | EU blames China for 'huge wave' of disinformation on COVID-19

    This is the first time that the bloc has criticised China and named the country publicly as a source of disinformation

  • Applications for asylum in EU plummet during pandemic Jun 10, 2020 12:55 PM IST

    Applications for asylum in EU plummet during pandemic

    The number of asylum applications declined to 8,730 during April, an 86% drop from 61,421 in February, according to figures obtained by Reuters from the European Asylum Support Office (EASO). The EU had shut its external borders in March and many of its 27 member states suspended registration of applications.

  • US, EU, China, India among 'big emitters', must lead way on climate action: UN chief Feb 05, 2020 12:15 PM IST

    US, EU, China, India among 'big emitters', must lead way on climate action: UN chief

    UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, however, noted that awareness of the risks is growing and in "some good news", announcements of climate action by governments and the private sector are gathering steam.

  • Sterling to gain on hopes for UK-EU trade deal by year-end: Poll Feb 05, 2020 08:11 AM IST

    Sterling to gain on hopes for UK-EU trade deal by year-end: Poll

    On Monday sterling took a pummelling after Prime Minister Boris Johnson set tough terms for the trade talks. Some of the forecasts in the Reuters poll were gathered before Johnson's speech.

  • Tears and cheers as EU lawmakers give final nod to Brexit Jan 30, 2020 07:31 AM IST

    Tears and cheers as EU lawmakers give final nod to Brexit

    Britain will leave the club it joined in 1973 at midnight Brussels time (2300 GMT) on January 31, when British flags will be removed from EU offices and the EU flag lowered on the British premises there

  • Inappropriate for one legislature to pass judgement on another: Lok Speaker Speaker to EU Parliament President Jan 28, 2020 08:03 AM IST

    Inappropriate for one legislature to pass judgement on another: Lok Speaker Speaker to EU Parliament President

    The speaker's letter to Sassoli comes after close to 600 lawmakers in the 751-member European Parliament moved six resolutions against the CAA, saying the enactment of the law marked a dangerous shift in India's citizenship regime.

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