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EU medicine regulator finds possible link between AstraZeneca jab and blood clots

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said it has found a possible link between the Coronavirus jab, developed by British-Swedish pharmaceutical AstraZeneca and the Oxford...

Hungary approves two more vaccines not authorised by EU regulator

Hungary has issued initial approval to two more COVID-19 vaccines not authorised by Europe's medicines regulator, the country's officials said on Monday.The Hungarian medicines...

EU leaders’ summit to be held virtually amid spike in COVID-19 cases

A European Union summit due to take place on March 25-26 in Brussels will now be held virtually due a spike in COVID-19 cases...

Belgium postpones planned easing of measures after spike in cases

Belgium is postponing a number of planned April relaxations, following a spike in Coronavirus cases across the country, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced...

Europe’s medicine regulator backs WHO assessment, says AstraZeneca vaccine is safe

Europe's drug regulator, namely the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has defended the use of the Coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca/Oxford University, despite growing fears...

Several EU nations halt AstraZeneca vaccine rollout over blood clot fears

Several nations in Europe have suspended the use of the Coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca/Oxford University over blood clot concerns, despite a statement by...

Slovakian health minister resigns over Sputnik V dispute

Slovakia's health minister Marek Krajci resigned on Thursday following pressure from the country’s four-party ruling coalition for the acquisition of the Russian-made vaccine, Reuters reported...

Denmark, Iceland and Norway suspend AstraZeneca vaccine rollout over blood clot fears

Denmark and Norway on Thursday temporarily suspended the use of AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine, following reports of the formation of blood clots among some people...

Europe’s pharmaceutical regulator recommends use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Thursday greenlighted the Coronavirus vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson for use across the EU in people from...

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and wife Asma test positive for COVID-19

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma have tested positive for Coronavirus, the president's office said in a statement on Monday.A post on...

Italy blocks export of AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine to Australia

Italy on Thursday blocked a shipment of an AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccine that was destined for Australia, marking the first EU intervention since the bloc...

Germany extends Coronavirus lockdown but eases some restrictions

Following a meeting with the country's 16 state premiers on Wednesday, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced an extension of the current lockdown measures until...

EMA to start review of Russia’s Sputnik V Covid vaccine

Europe's medicines watchdog, namely the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Thursday said it will start reviewing the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine for Coronavirus, The decision...

Pope Francis condemns Myanmar junta ahead of landmark visit to Iraq

Pope Francis on Wednesday reiterated his call on Myanmar's military junta to release all political prisoners and allow the country to continue its journey...

UN chief warns of Yemen ‘death sentence’ as donor pledges fall short

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday expressed his disappointment that a virtual pledging event has failed to raise sufficient funds to avert a large-scale...

Belgium sticks to current Coronavirus restrictions amid cases surge

Belgium has decided not to ease Coronavirus restrictions for at least another week, due to a recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the country's Prime...

Commission proposes 10-year extension of free roaming across the EU

The European Commission on Wednesday proposed the prolongation of the current rules that allow citizens to enjoy roaming without additional charges when travelling inside...

Brussels warns six EU countries against travel restrictions

Ιn a letter sent to Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary and Sweden, the European Commission has urged the countries to respect the travel restrictions...

Boeing recommends grounding certain 777s

Boeing Co has recommended that airlines suspend the use of 777 jets after the engine on a United Airlines flight caught fire and fell apart...

Macron urges Europe to send vaccines to Africa

The European Union and the United States need to provide African countries with vaccines, to prevent exacerbation of global inequality, French President Emmanuel Macron...

EU countries agree to mutually recognise rapid antigen tests

The EU's Health Security committee agreed on Thursday on a list of rapid antigen tests, which will be mutually recognised by member states, as...

EU orders extra 200 million doses of Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine

German drugmaker BioNTech on Wednesday announced that the European Union will buy an additional 200 million doses of its Coronavirus vaccine, that will be...

Croatia in talks with Russia over Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine

Budapest is negotiating with Moscow the possibility of buying the Russian-made Coronavirus vaccine, namely Sputnik V, Reuters reported on Wednesday.  "Each government must take...

European Commission secures 300 million extra doses of Moderna vaccine

The European Union has approved a second contract with the US pharmaceutical company Moderna for an additional purchase of 300 million doses of its...

Dutch govt appeals court order to scrap Coronavirus curfew

The Dutch government has appealed against a court ruling on Tuesday which ordered it to scrap a night curfew on the grounds that it...

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