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Von der Leyen says AstraZeneca to deliver 9 million more COVID vaccine doses

British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca will deliver 9 million more doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to the European Union in the first quarter of this...

Frontex suspends operations in Hungary over human rights abuses

Europe's Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) announced on Wednesday it had suspended all operations in Hungary over the government's treatment of asylum seekers. The...

Sanofi to help produce over 125 million doses of Pfizer COVID vaccine

French pharmaceutical company Sanofi has signed an agreement with US drugmaker Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech to help produce more than 125 million...

Michel Barnier appointed as Brexit special adviser to von der Leyen

Former EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has been appointed as Ursula von der Leyen's special adviser on the implementation of the EU-UK Withdrawal...

Brussels says vaccinations will remain voluntary

The European Commission has reassured citizens that vaccinations against Coronavirus will remain voluntary, after Greece suggested the use of vaccination certificates to salvage the...

3 EU Commissioners self-isolate following meeting with Portuguese Finance Minister

Three members of Europe's College of Commissioners went into self-isolation on Sunday, after meeting with the Portuguese Finance Minister Joao Leao in Lisbon who...

Commission finalises talks with Valneva to secure new COVID vaccine

Eyeing at securing up to 60 million doses of its inactivated virus COVID-19 vaccine, the European Commission has concluded exploratory talks with French pharmaceutical...

EU medicines watchdog greenlights Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Wednesday gave the nod to Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, paving the way for its final authorisation by the European...

Merkel, Putin discuss possible joint vaccine production

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed cooperating on vaccine production during a telephone call on Tuesday, according to a statement issued...

EU voices concerns over Iran enrichment, nuclear deal

The European Commission voiced its concerns on Tuesday over Iran's plans to enrich uranium up to 20% purity at its underground Fordow nuclear facility...

EU slams Bosnia over ‘unacceptable’ conditions for migrants, provides extra €3.5 million humanitarian aid

The European Union on Sunday announced an additional €3.5 million in humanitarian aid to migrants and refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina, slamming local authorities for...

MEPs urge Commission to assist developing countries with Covid-19 pandemic

In a joint statement, the Chairs of the Parliament's Development committee, Tomas Tobé, and of the Delegation to the African Carribean Pacific (ACP)-EU Joint...

Commission to revise its budget proposal amid Coronavirus emergency

In a statement released on Saturday, Ursula von der Leyen announced that the EU Commission will revise its proposal for the EU27 bloc’s long-term...

European Parliament overwhelmingly approves Coronavirus funding plan

During an extraordinary plenary session held in Brussels on Thursday, the European Parliament adopted almost unanimously the Commission's three funding proposals for salvaging EU...

Von der Leyen calls for united front against Coronavirus

Speaking to an extraordinary European Parliament Plenary held in Brussels on Thursday, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen slammed the lack of solidarity...

Commission mobilises emergency aid for earthquake-hit Croatia

The European Commission has mobilised emergency aid for Croatia, after the latter was severely hit by a magnitude 5.4 earthquake on Sunday, which caused...

European Parliament to hold extraordinary plenary on March 26

With the number of COVID-19 cases dramatically rising every day across the EU27 bloc, the European Parliament decided to hold an extraordinary plenary session...

Belgium's lockdown to last at least 8 more weeks

Belgium's lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic is expected to last at least eight more weeks, the country's Health Minister Maggie de Block said on...

First Coronavirus-related death in EU institutions recorded

A 42-year-old external contractor to the European Parliament is the first victim of COVID-19 in the EU institutions, a spokesperson of the Parliament confirmed...

EU enables immediate support to hard-hit fisheries sector

As the novel Coronavirus pandemic has driven several member-states across the European bloc to impose a nationwide lockdown, with restaurants and canteens closing down...

Commission announces creation of 'rescEU' stockpile of medical equipment

Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič announced on Thursday the creation of a 'rescEU' stockpile of medical equipment with the aim of tackling shortages...

EU-UK exchange draft legal texts on future relationship

Michel Barnier, EU's chief Brexit negotiator and his counterpart, British Prime Minister's Europe adviser David Frost, exchanged on Wednesday evening draft legal texts on...

China to supply Europe with masks and medical equipment

In a tweet published on Wednesday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced that China will provide Europe with medical equipment and test...

Following talks with Brussels, Netflix cuts streaming quality to ease internet congestion in Europe

Netflix will reduce its streaming quality across Europe for at least 30 days, to reduce the strain on internet service providers, following talks with...

EPP Vice-President Muresan calls for suspension of tariffs on all protective and medical equipment

In a letter sent on Wednesday to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, the Vice-President of European People's Party in the EU Parliament, Siegfried...

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