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EU urged to stop meddling in China’s internal affairs

Brussels, Belgium | XINHUA | The Chinese Mission to the European Union (EU) on Tuesday said it firmly opposes the EU’s wrong moves against the national security legislation for Hong Kong and urged the pan-Europe body to stop meddling in China’s internal affairs. China has repeatedly elaborated on its position …

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EU’s massive recovery package boosts European stock market

Brussels, Belgium | XINHUA | The European Union’s (EU) landmark economic recovery package has largely underpinned the region’s stock market with major shares closing above four-month highs on Tuesday, lifting investor sentiment across the continent amid the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic. After five days of intense marathon negotiations, the 27-member bloc …

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French president calls EU deal on recovery fund “historic”

Paris, France | XINHUA | French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday hailed as “historic” a European Union (EU) deal on a post-pandemic recovery fund that would help build a “green and prosperous Europe” and further improve European solidarity. “A historic day for Europe! A massive recovery plan is adopted: a …

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EU deeply concerned over U.S. growing use of sanctions

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said on Friday he was deeply concerned over the growing use of sanctions, or the threat of sanctions, by the United States against European companies and interests. “We have witnessed …

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EU leaders launch talks on huge virus recovery plan

Brussels, Belgium | AFP |  EU leaders launch fraught negotiations Friday on a major recovery fund to revive a European economy ravaged by the coronavirus outbreak, deeply divided on the way forward. Europe faces its biggest recession in the bloc’s 63-year history, and states are under pressure to look beyond their …

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EU backs Twitter in Trump fact-check row

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Brussels waded into the dispute between President Donald Trump and Twitter on Wednesday, backing the US social media giant’s decision to fact-check two tweets by the US leader. The European Commission’s top official on countering disinformation praised Twitter for tagging two claims made by Trump last …

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