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EU agrees to ease travel restrictions on non-EU tourists

European Union countries agreed on Wednesday to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-EU visitors ahead of the summer tourist season, two EU sources said. Ambassadors from the 27 EU countries approved a European Commission proposal …

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EU has not ordered AstraZeneca vaccines beyond June

The European Union has not made any new orders for AstraZeneca vaccines beyond June when their contract ends, European Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton said on Sunday, after the EU signed a deal with Pfizer-BioNTech. …

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Europeans argue over coronavirus certificates

The Parliament and member countries have clashing positions on coronavirus restrictions. The European Parliament is taking aim at member countries' travel policies in an effort to set rules for coronavirus “green certificates” …

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Report: Armenian NPP should be closed as soon as possible

The Armenian nuclear power plant in Metsamor cannot be improved in accordance with modern safety atomic power generation requirements, and therefore it should be closed as soon as possible, according to the report of the European Commission …

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EU launches new offensive against US dollar supremacy

On the eve of Joe Biden’s inauguration as US president, the European Commission will launch a new offensive to promote the use of the EU’s single currency on a global level, aiming to address the vulnerabilities of financial …

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EU formally signs post-Brexit trade deal with UK

The European Union’s top officials formally signed the long fought-over post-Brexit trade deal with the United Kingdom on Wednesday. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and European Council president Charles …

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EU readies agenda for global change with U.S.

The European Commission and the High Representative put forward a proposal for a new, forward-looking transatlantic agenda.  With a series of initiatives, the 27-nation bloc is seeking to rekindle the decades-old spirit of …

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Why does EU need its own Magnitsky Act?

EU countries have begun talks on which names to hit first with new-model human rights sanctions. The confidential talks come amid preparations to launch the measures next week. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has been …

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