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EU to halt air travel from southern African countries

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Union (EU) wants to activate the so-called “emergency brake” to stop air travel from the southern African region to delay the spread in Europe of a new COVID-19 variant, the European Commission said on Friday. “The European Commission will propose, in close coordination with …

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Google loses appeal against 2.4 bln-euro EU antitrust ruling

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | Google on Wednesday lost its appeal against a 2.4-billion-euro (2.76 billion U.S. dollars) fine imposed by the European Commission in 2017 after it had found the U.S.-based company had indeed broken antitrust laws. The European Union’s (EU) General Court upheld the Commission’s decision that Google breached …

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Kenya appeals to Uganda to sign EU trade pact

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenya has again appealed to Uganda for a joint strategy on accessing the European market through the stalled EU/EAC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Kenya also wants to partner with Uganda in negotiating a trade deal with the US as the the AGOA, the American Growth …

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EU envoys query security situation in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union-EU delegation to Uganda has queried the renewed insecurity in Karamoja sub-region that has seen several incidents of cattle rusting in the past days. EU ambassadors have pitched camp in Karamoja on a five-day joint mission where they held several meetings on …

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EU investigates Facebook’s proposed acquisition of Kustomer

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Commission said on Monday it had opened an in-depth investigation into Facebook’s proposed acquisition of Kustomer over concerns that the deal would stifle competition for customer relationship management (CRM) software. In a statement, the Commission said it was also concerned that the proposed transaction …

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