EU launches legal action against pharmaceutical giant for not respecting its contract for the supply of Covid-19 vaccines, but AstraZeneca says it fully complied with advance purchase deal and will strongly defend itself in court.
Calling for building bridges between Turkey and EU, the bloc's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the economy is one of the most important areas of cooperation since Turkish exports to the EU total $81.8 billion.
President Frank-Walter Steinmeier presented the Order of Merit to Ozlem Tureci and Ugur Sahin, whose families were migrants of Turkish origin, at a ceremony held at the Bellevue Palace, which was also attended by Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Border pushbacks that deny migrants their right to apply for asylum and collective expulsions are illegal under international refugee treaties, which allow people fearing for their safety to seek protection.
UN and EU will be part of talks over divided island of Cyprus in New York, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says, hailing EU's efforts to improve ties with Ankara.
The US has long employed the power of its currency to dictate the foreign policies of other countries.
The 1,200 page-long document lays out detail on trade, law enforcement and dispute settlement among other arrangements after the UK leaves the EU.
Britain and the European Union have struck a provisional free-trade agreement that should avert New Year’s chaos for cross-border commerce and bring a measure of certainty to businesses after years of Brexit turmoil.
British and European negotiators have found a way forward on most issues, EU chief Ursula von der Leyen says as talks on a post-Brexit trade deal continue.
New draft rules were announced as regulatory scrutiny has been growing worldwide of tech giants and their power following a string of scandals over privacy and misinformation.
The complex cases involves interchange fees and Mastercard had lost an appeal against a 2007 European Commission ruling that said the fees were anti-competitive
Both sides say they want to agree arrangements to cover nearly $1 trillion in annual trade but talks are at an impasse, with Britain standing to lose zero-tariff and zero-quota access to huge European single market.
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