EU’s industrial strategy plan devised after the Covid-19 pandemic shows bottlenecks in supply chains, causing the bloc to conduct in-depth reviews in six strategic areas, including pharmaceutical ingredients and semiconductors.
As Western countries take a backseat, the UAE is gradually building a region that empowers Russia and China – much at the expense of American and European leverage.
European Parliament members vote overwhelmingly to ratify EU's post-Brexit zero-tariffs and zero-quotas trade deal with Britain, warning UK to stick to its commitments and that agreement has "real teeth" to keep the country in check.
Former head of EU Commission Juncker says, “From a protocol point of view, the president of the Council is No 1, and the president of the Commission is No 2,” referring to the von der Leyen “Sofagate.”
European Union pins its hopes on super fast 5G to lift it out of a Covid-19 pandemic-induced recession and take the lead in internet-connected devices.
Turkey is a country that "I believe we have a strong interest in keeping anchored to NATO," says US Secretary of State Antony Blinken ahead of the NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels.
The measures are part of a package of human rights sanctions targeting a dozen individuals from Myanmar, China, Russia, North Korea, Eritrea, South Sudan and Libya.
In a diplomatic note sent to the two countries' embassies and the EU delegation, Ankara says they must seek its permission before conducting any work in Turkey's continental shelf.
Brussels sells the deal as “a success”, but critics say China has got what it wanted from the EU despite Beijing's despicable human rights records.
Britain says that it "has not blocked the export of a single Covid-19 vaccine" and that "any references to a UK export ban or any restrictions on vaccines are completely false".
Fidesz's departure from the EPP group is likely to reduce PM Orban's influence in Brussels following a long conflict over his perceived backsliding on the rule of law and human rights.
EU sanctions include an asset freeze and bans on travelling in the 27-nation EU for 88 people, including politicians, state security personnel and business people, and asset freezes on seven organisations.
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