European Commission

70 per cent of adults in our bloc have taken at least one dose of COVID vaccine: European Union

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen said that 57 percent of over-18s are now fully vaccinated across 27 nations.

published on : 27th July 2021

EU launches legal action against Hungary, Poland over LGBTQ rights

Both Hungary and Poland are ruled by right-wing, socially conservative governments whose policies have raised rule-of-law questions.

published on : 15th July 2021

Top EU official says UEFA should rethink Wembley final amid UK COVID crisis

Margaritis Schinas told the European Parliament that speaking "personally" he could not see the sense of the semi-finals on July 6 and 7 and July 11 final being played in London.

published on : 29th June 2021

European Commission raises 20 billion Euro for COVID recovery

Von der Leyen said the bond was priced at “very attractive terms” and that the European Union will pay less than 0.1% interest on it.

published on : 16th June 2021

EU opens probe into Facebook's use of advertiser data

The formal probe follows a preliminary investigation focused on Facebook's Marketplace classifieds service available to most of its three billion users.

published on : 4th June 2021

EU challenges TikTok over consumer rights breaches claim

In February, the BEUC filed a complaint with the European Commission and the network of consumer protection authorities against TikTok.

published on : 28th May 2021

Courtroom showdown: EU takes on AstraZeneca in vaccine row

AstraZeneca’s contract the Commission foresaw an initial 300 million doses for distribution among all 27 countries but only 30 million were sent during the first quarter.

published on : 24th May 2021

European Parliament votes to take down illegal sports streaming

EU lawmakers also called on the European Commission  to amend the legislation on intellectual property rights for live sporting events.

published on : 19th May 2021

EU yet to firm up position on patent waiver for COVID vaccines even after virtual meet with India

Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs Vikas Swarup said India will be watching the evolving EU position on the matter.

published on : 9th May 2021

EU plans to launch dispute settlement with AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca has fallen well short of promised deliveries, and this shortfall has slowed Europe's troubled vaccine roll-out.

published on : 18th March 2021

European Union agrees to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 55 per cent by 2030

The leaders had debated climate change measures for eight long hours, dragging a summit that started on Thursday through into the morning.

published on : 11th December 2020

European Commission retains ban on Pakistan International Airlines operation in member countries: Report

The minister's statement came days after a passenger plane of the PIA crashed near Karachi airport on May 22, killing 97 passengers.

published on : 4th December 2020

EU officials call for swift deal on Greece to avert fresh uncertainty

Greece could be willing to compromise, he said, if it were given space to accommodate and protect those hit by the crisis.

published on : 16th February 2017