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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 approves BioNTech-Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Commission approved the BioNTech-Pfizer coronavirus vaccine on Monday. It means the mass vaccination of some 450 million people across the EU is one …

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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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New composition of European Commission approved

The European Union parliament has approved incoming Commission President Ursula von der Leyen's new team by a large majority. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted in favour of the new commissioners …

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