European Union

Vinesh Phogat misses flight to Tokyo after overstaying European Union visa, to reach on Wednesday

Vinesh Phogat is the reigning Asian Games and Commonwealth Game champion and won bronze in the World Championships.

published on : 27th July 2021

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

UK set to irk European Union with bid to change post-Brexit trade rules

Brexit minister David Frost will set out proposals for smoothing out trade arrangements for Northern Ireland, the only part of the UK that has a land border with the 27-nation bloc.

published on : 21st July 2021

Ireland joins European Union Covid travel pass system after ransomware attack delay

Previously all European arrivals were required to quarantine at home for up to two weeks, with the possibility of early release on receipt of a negative PCR test.

published on : 19th July 2021

Writers, bookstores brace for ban on LGBT content in Hungary

The new law, which prohibits LGBT content in school education programs and children's reading materials, has many in Hungary's literary community puzzled.

published on : 16th July 2021

European Union unveils tough climate rules, eyes tax on foreign firms

The proposals by the EU's executive branch, the European Commission, range from the de-facto phasing out of gasoline and diesel cars by 2035 to new national limits on gases from heating buildings.

published on : 14th July 2021

EU to unveil tough climate rules, with tax on foreign firms

The question is how the EU — known for its staunch defense of open trade — will ensure that the carbon tax will comply with World Trade Organization rules and not be considered a protectionist measure

published on : 14th July 2021

European Union nations approve a dozen Covid pandemic recovery plans

The nations include the EU's economic juggernauts - France, Germany, Italy and Spain - and Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Latvia, Luxembourg, Portugal and Slovakia.

published on : 13th July 2021

China slams Yellen's call for US-European 'unified front'

Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Zhao Lijian rejected the criticism, saying Beijing “always firmly supported” the multilateral trading system under the World Trade Organization.

published on : 13th July 2021

WhatsApp faces EU consumer complaint over privacy update

WhatsApp said the complaint is based on a misunderstanding of the update's purpose and effect and would welcome the opportunity to explain it to the BEUC.

published on : 12th July 2021

Iran irked by US, European support for opposition group

Former U.S. diplomat Mike Pompeo claimed that the Iranian government was "at its most precarious state" since the 1979 Islamic Revolution and called for sustained pressure on Tehran. 

published on : 11th July 2021

Sputnik V gives 90 per cent protection against Delta strain of COVID-19: Scientist

With infections resurging in many European countries, the next challenge will be ensuring that the doses find takers, as demand wanes in some areas.

published on : 11th July 2021

COVID: European Union has enough vaccines to meet 70 percent goal in July

With infections resurging in many European countries, the next challenge will be ensuring that the doses find takers, as demand wanes in some areas.

published on : 10th July 2021

European Union fines BMW, Audi, others for USD 1 billion over emission collusion

It was the first time the European Commission imposed collusion fines on holding back the use of technical developments, not a more traditional practice like price-fixing.

published on : 8th July 2021

EU special representative says raised Stan Swamy issue with India

Mary Lawlor, a United Nations Special Rapporteur for human rights defenders, termed the news of Swamy’s death as devastating and called detention of human rights defenders inexcusible. 

published on : 6th July 2021
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