Category: European Union

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Dec
2020

EU, China Approve Investment Deal, But Concerns About Uighur Forced Labor PersistEU, China Approve Investment Deal, But Concerns About Uighur Forced Labor Persist

European politicians raised concerns that the new investment deal between the European Union and China doesn’t go far enough in curbing the Chinese government’s alleged forced labor practices. European leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron finalized the trade deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping via videoconference Wednesday after roughly seven […]

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Dec
2020

Mass Vaccination Campaign Begins In Europe, Millions Of Doses To Be Distributed In First WeekMass Vaccination Campaign Begins In Europe, Millions Of Doses To Be Distributed In First Week

European countries began administering coronavirus vaccinations Sunday as a new, more contagious strain of the virus continued to spread throughout the continent. Germany, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain were among the first European countries to administer vaccinations Sunday beginning with health care workers, according to NBC News. European Union (EU) regulators formally approved pharmaceutical company […]

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Dec
2020

UK, EU Leaders Reach Historic Brexit Deal After Months Of NegotiationsUK, EU Leaders Reach Historic Brexit Deal After Months Of Negotiations

The U.K. and the European Union agreed to a historic Brexit trade deal Thursday after months of tense negotiations and with just days left before the deadline, leaders from both sides announced. The thousand-page trade agreement means that the U.K. can finally depart from the EU and sets up the framework for British-EU relations post-Brexit, […]

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Dec
2020

REPORT: Police Say Migrants In Bosnia Set Fire To Tents, Looted Equipment After They Were Kicked Out Off Refugee CampREPORT: Police Say Migrants In Bosnia Set Fire To Tents, Looted Equipment After They Were Kicked Out Off Refugee Camp

Migrants set fire to tents and looted equipment from the Lipa migrant camp in Bosnia-Herzegovina, according to police, after aid agencies decided to close down the facility, BBC News reported. The Lipa migrant facility is located in Bosnia-Herzegovina’s north-western city of Bihac, and was created to provide shelter during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to BBC […]

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Dec
2020

Countries Close Off Travel From The United Kingdom As Fears Rise Over A New Coronavirus StrainCountries Close Off Travel From The United Kingdom As Fears Rise Over A New Coronavirus Strain

Over 40 countries have sealed their borders from United Kingdom travelers due to rising fears about a new strain of coronavirus. Countries including India, Hong Kong and Spain have already halted flights from the U.K. France said Sunday evening that it would completely close its border with the island nation, prohibiting flights, ferries and Eurotunnel […]

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Dec
2020

Fresh Round Of Big Tech Regulations Could Force Breakups, Massive Fines In EuropeFresh Round Of Big Tech Regulations Could Force Breakups, Massive Fines In Europe

The European Union introduced new legislation that could significantly hamper Big Tech companies’ operations across the continent via big fines and strict regulation. European Union (EU) lawmakers introduced two pieces of legislation Tuesday aimed at reigning in Big Tech companies like Google and Apple, according to CNBC. The Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act […]

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Dec
2020

‘We Interrupted A Gang Bang’: International Sex Party Busted For Breaking Curfew, 25 Arrested Including Diplomats‘We Interrupted A Gang Bang’: International Sex Party Busted For Breaking Curfew, 25 Arrested Including Diplomats

A Hungarian Member of Parliament (MEP) was one of about 25 men, including two EU diplomats, present at a “lockdown party” that violated coronavirus restrictions in Brussels on Friday evening, Politico reported. József Szájer, a senior member of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party, was reportedly spotted by a passerby “fleeing along the gutter” after climbing out […]

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Nov
2020

Scotland’s Leader Wants An Independence Vote In 2021 As Support Grows After BrexitScotland’s Leader Wants An Independence Vote In 2021 As Support Grows After Brexit

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Monday that she aims for the country to have a referendum on leaving the United Kingdom within the next year.  Speaking remotely to a conference of her Scottish National Party, Sturgeon said she would campaign in May’s Scottish Parliament elections for a mandate to hold an independence vote, according […]

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