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  • Veggie burgers are still burgers, EU lawmakers rule Oct 23, 2020 07:15 PM IST

    Veggie burgers are still burgers, EU lawmakers rule

    Europe’s largest farmers' association, Copa-Cogeca, had supported a ban, arguing that labelling vegetarian substitutes with designations bringing meat to mind was misleading for consumers.

  • Back at the Brexit table, UK and EU try to land deal on fish Oct 23, 2020 04:51 PM IST

    Back at the Brexit table, UK and EU try to land deal on fish

    After threats from Britain that it would undercut the 2020 divorce treaty, and Johnson briefly broke off trade talks on Friday, the EU said it was ready to talk about draft legal texts of a deal.

  • EU puts onus on Britain to agree new trade terms, stands ready for no deal Oct 15, 2020 10:59 PM IST

    EU puts onus on Britain to agree new trade terms, stands ready for no deal

    While EU leaders stressed the unity of the 27-nation bloc in the face off, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will assess the summit's decision before deciding his next steps.

  • EU sanctions Russian officials over Alexei Navalny poisoning Oct 15, 2020 04:38 PM IST

    EU sanctions Russian officials over Alexei Navalny poisoning

    Pushed by France and Germany, where Navalny was treated after collapsing on a flight from Siberia, the EU targeted six Russians and a state scientific research centre, according to the bloc's Official Journal.

  • European Union wins OK for tariffs on $4 billion in US imports over Boeing subsidies Oct 13, 2020 09:07 PM IST

    European Union wins OK for tariffs on $4 billion in US imports over Boeing subsidies

    The state of Washington has since moved to repeal tax breaks that benefited Boeing, while Airbus has announced it will increase loan repayments for the A350 plane to France and Spain in bids to settle the matter.

  • With EU help, Taiwan gets rare win in China naming dispute Sep 28, 2020 08:53 PM IST

    With EU help, Taiwan gets rare win in China naming dispute

    Over the weekend, Taiwan officials expressed anger after the Brussels-based Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy began listing on its website its six Taiwan member cites as belonging to China.

  • Wealthy Britons step up citizenship shopping to thwart Brexit Sep 26, 2020 01:44 PM IST

    Wealthy Britons step up citizenship shopping to thwart Brexit

    Investment immigration firm Astons said it had seen a 50 percent and 30 percent year-on-year increase in interest from clients seeking Cypriot or Greek citizenship respectively this quarter, less than four months before UK passport-holders are likely to lose their rights to freedom of movement across the EU.

  • UK PM Johnson set to win vote on Brexit treaty-busting powers Sep 22, 2020 10:37 PM IST

    UK PM Johnson set to win vote on Brexit treaty-busting powers

    Johnson's Internal Market Bill aims to ensure Britain's four nations can trade freely with each other after Brexit.

  • Boris Johnson accuses European Union of plotting food 'blockade' on UK Sep 12, 2020 05:51 PM IST

    Boris Johnson accuses European Union of plotting food 'blockade' on UK

    Johnson said the EU's stance justified his government's introduction of new legislation to rewrite its Brexit withdrawal treaty -- a bill that is causing deep alarm among his own MPs.

  • EU lawmakers suspend Myanmar's Suu Kyi from rights prize events Sep 10, 2020 06:35 PM IST

    EU lawmakers suspend Myanmar's Suu Kyi from rights prize events

    EU lawmakers said in a statement that her suspension from Sakharov Prize events was "a response to her failure to act and her acceptance of the ongoing crimes against the Rohingya community in Myanmar".

  • Breaking Brexit treaty? Britain announces details for post-EU life Sep 09, 2020 04:41 PM IST

    Breaking Brexit treaty? Britain announces details for post-EU life

    The announcement of the plans, which the government said would break international law "in a very specific and limited way", has contributed to concerns Britain could be cast out of the European Union's single market with no agreement on trade.

  • In change of tack, EU leaves door open to COVID vaccines purchase through WHO Sep 02, 2020 04:18 PM IST

    In change of tack, EU leaves door open to COVID vaccines purchase through WHO

    The move could allow EU governments to secure vaccines from companies that are not negotiating with Brussels, such as US firms Merck, Inovio and Novavax.

  • Gas and nuclear industries fight to the end for 'green' EU investment label Aug 25, 2020 12:10 PM IST

    Gas and nuclear industries fight to the end for 'green' EU investment label

    The climate section of the EU's Sustainable Finance Taxonomy is due to be finalised this year and it could prove crucial as nuclear power and most natural gas plants and pipelines were excluded from a provisional list published in March.

  • Moderna concludes advanced talks with EU for COVID-19 vaccine supply Aug 24, 2020 07:30 PM IST

    Moderna concludes advanced talks with EU for COVID-19 vaccine supply

    The potential agreement provides for an option for member states to buy an additional 80 million doses for a total of up to 160 million doses, the company said.

  • TikTok to spend $500 million on first European data centre in Ireland: Report Aug 06, 2020 09:29 AM IST

    TikTok to spend $500 million on first European data centre in Ireland: Report

    The announcement comes at a time when TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, is working to distance itself from Chinese operations in a bid to placate regulators elsewhere.

  • EU stops funding six Polish towns that boasted of being ‘LGBT-Free Zones’ Aug 02, 2020 08:26 PM IST

    EU stops funding six Polish towns that boasted of being ‘LGBT-Free Zones’

    As per the International Observatory of Human Rights, since 2019, one-third of Polish towns have declared themselves to be “free from LGBTI ideology”.

  • European Union executive signs remdesivir deal with Gilead Jul 29, 2020 04:10 PM IST

    European Union executive signs remdesivir deal with Gilead

    Spinant said the contract was worth 63 million euros ($73.99 million) and would provide treatment to 30,000 patients with severe COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Slack files anti-competitive complaint against Microsoft in EU Jul 22, 2020 08:27 PM IST

    Slack files anti-competitive complaint against Microsoft in EU

    Slack Technologies Inc, which went public in 2019, has been growing rapidly.

  • Stimulus package breaks new ground in European unity Jul 21, 2020 07:10 PM IST

    Stimulus package breaks new ground in European unity

    Pushed by Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Emmanuel Macron, leaders agreed to borrow together by selling bonds, using the European Union's collective strong credit rating to borrow at low interest costs.

  • 'Mr. No, No, No' - Why Dutch PM Mark Rutte plays role of EU bogeyman Jul 20, 2020 04:29 PM IST

    'Mr. No, No, No' - Why Dutch PM Mark Rutte plays role of EU bogeyman

    Standing up for not spending money on European projects requires a naysayer, and Rutte has taken on the role with calculated determination as leader of a group of smaller 'frugal' nations.

  • Willingness for EU summit compromise is there, but ambition must be high: Emmanuel Macron Jul 20, 2020 07:26 AM IST

    Willingness for EU summit compromise is there, but ambition must be high: Emmanuel Macron

    French President Emmanuel Macron said there was a willingness to compromise for agreement on an economic recovery fund at the European Union's summit, but it should not come at the cost of ambition for the bloc.

  • EU in talks with Moderna, BioNtech, CureVac to secure possible COVID vaccines Jul 17, 2020 06:21 PM IST

    EU in talks with Moderna, BioNtech, CureVac to secure possible COVID vaccines

    The talks follow a deal reached in June by four EU states with AstraZeneca for the upfront purchase of 400 million doses of its potential COVID-19 vaccine, in principle available to all 27 EU nations.

  • 'The stakes couldn't be higher': EU recovery plan summit under way Jul 17, 2020 04:34 PM IST

    'The stakes couldn't be higher': EU recovery plan summit under way

    The 27 leaders, all masked up, greeted each other with elbow bumps rather than their customary cheek kisses and handshakes, and there were birthday gifts for German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa.

  • Apple wins fight against $15 billion EU tax order Jul 15, 2020 03:40 PM IST

    Apple wins fight against $15 billion EU tax order

    In its order four years ago, the European Commission said Apple benefited from illegal state aid via two Irish tax rulings that artificially reduced its tax burden for over two decades - to as low as 0.005 percent in 2014.

  • India-EU Summit will strengthen economic linkages with Europe: PM Modi Jul 15, 2020 11:10 AM IST

    India-EU Summit will strengthen economic linkages with Europe: PM Modi

    The deal came through a day ahead of their virtual summit which is aimed at further broadbasing ties on a range of areas including trade, investment and defence.

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