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  • UK seeks new post-Brexit deal with EU on N.Ireland arrangements

    UK seeks new post-Brexit deal with EU on N.Ireland arrangements

    The light-touch checks under the grace period for supermarket products will expire at the end of September.

    July 22, 2021
  • Slovenia takes over EU presidency

    Slovenia takes over EU presidency

    Prime Minister Janez Jansa and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen highlighted the EU's post-Covid recovery as a major issue that Slovenia's EU presidency will deal with.

    July 2, 2021
  • EU Digital Covid Certificate officially comes into force

    EU Digital Covid Certificate officially comes into force

    The EU Digital Covid Certificate is free and should be recognized by all 27 member states as well as Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway.

    July 2, 2021
  • Doctrinal dilemma

    Doctrinal dilemma

    China is expanding its territory and influence as a global power while seeking to isolate the USA from its allies.

    June 29, 2021
  • Portugal starts issuing Covid passport

    Portugal starts issuing Covid passport

    EU President Ursula von der Leyen, on her visit to Portugal on Wednesday, was the first to publicly test the system

    June 17, 2021
  • EU Council approves deal with UK on fishing opportunities

    EU Council approves deal with UK on fishing opportunities

    Following the Council's approval, the agreement will now be transposed into EU legislation.

    June 12, 2021
  • World in retreat

    World in retreat

    Lukashenko remains defiant and his counter-accusations are aimed at Western Powers and their insistence on liberality, transparency and democracy. He sought refuge in his only benefactor, Vladimir Putin of Russia, by deliberately conflating his concerns to those of a similarly controlled Russia.

    June 1, 2021
  • High-voltage drama

    High-voltage drama

    EU leaders are due to discuss their response at a summit in Brussels on Monday. Nato ambassadors are due to meet on Tuesday.

    May 28, 2021
  • EU leaders condemn Ryanair flight diversion to Belarus

    EU leaders condemn Ryanair flight diversion to Belarus

    Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis also said on Twitter that the event is "an unprecedented, shocking act", calling for EU action to "step up pressure on Belarus. Enough is enough".

    May 24, 2021
  • ‘India does not need lectures about vaccine supplies’, ‘European Union is leading the way in vaccine donations’: President Macron

    ‘India does not need lectures about vaccine supplies’, ‘European Union is leading the way in vaccine donations’: President Macron

    The virtual summit was attended by Germany's Angela Merkel and the EU president Ursula von der Leyen amongst others where Macron highlighted India's vaccine exports to several countries in the time of the pandemic.

    May 8, 2021
  • Sanctions prick bubble

    Sanctions prick bubble

    Myanmar has been rocked by almost daily protests since the coup and the military has intensified its attempts to crush dissent, though the UN and Western countries have condemned their takeover and the escalating violence.

    April 24, 2021
  • Temporary layoffs in EU hit record high

    Temporary layoffs in EU hit record high

    In January and February this year, the unemployment rate in the EU stood at 7.3 per cent and 7.5 per cent, respectively, equivalent to almost 16 million people.

    April 20, 2021
  • Rousing rhetoric

    Rousing rhetoric

    While President Biden spoke on a host of issues, his focus was clearly on China which is increasingly being seen as an existential threat to the West ~ to its values and its institutions.

    February 27, 2021
  • Brexit learning

    Brexit learning

    Half a decade of the British cohabitating with their Continental cousins has now ended, launching the UK on a path of its own making, free from EU laws, able to strike trade agreements with other countries around the world, and reshape its economy, society and governance structures.

    January 2, 2021
  • ‘The deal is done’: Boris Johnson after Britain, European Union struck post-Brexit trade deal

    ‘The deal is done’: Boris Johnson after Britain, European Union struck post-Brexit trade deal

    'We have finally found an agreement,' the president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said.

    December 25, 2020
  • Disunited kingdom

    Disunited kingdom

    The Scots were peeved with the decision to leave the European Union ~ they had voted to stay, but overall the vote was in favour of leaving - and in recent months have been increasingly perturbed by London’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic.

    November 28, 2020
  • Fish and chips

    Fish and chips

    Yet the clock is ticking and rather menacingly as 31 December, the date by which parliaments in London and Brussels must endorse a trade deal, approaches.

    November 9, 2020