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EU proposes 10th sanctions package against Russia

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Commission proposed a tenth package of sanctions against Russia and Iranian drone suppliers, and banning Moscow from acquiring advanced technology, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday. The proposed export bans worth over 11 billion euros (11.75 billion U.S. dollars) will target …

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EU new sanctions target Russia’s armed forces, drone supply

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Commission on Wednesday proposed the ninth package of sanctions against Russia that will include almost 200 individuals and entities and cut Russia’s access to drones. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a statement that the eight packages of sanctions introduced so …

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EU proposes new measures to combat high energy prices

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Commission has proposed a new package of measures aimed at improving stability in European gas markets. Presented by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and other European Commissioners on Tuesday in Strasbourg, France, the measures include joint gas purchase, the creation of a …

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EU gives Uganda Ushs140b for emergencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The European Commission has announced new funding of €32 million euro (Ushs 140 billion) towards humanitarian activities in Uganda.  This is part of a wider Horn of Africa humanitarian assistance worth €149 million in aid for the year 2021. The Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, …

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EU to increase innovation synergies between civil, defense and space industries

Brussels, Belgium | THE INDEPENDENT |  The European Commission hopes to boost technological innovation in the European Union (EU) by improving synergies between civil, defense and space industries, senior EU officials said on Monday. Executive Vice-President of the European Commission Margrethe Vestager and European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton presented …

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EU pledges 100 mln euros for vaccine rollout in Africa

Brussels, Belgium | THE INDEPENDENT |  European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Friday pledged 100 million euros (121 million U.S. dollars) in humanitarian assistance to support the rollout of vaccination campaigns in Africa. In a statement, the European Union (EU) said this funding will support the vaccination campaigns in …

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Ursula von der Leyen: Merkel loyalist, favoured by Macron

Brussels, Belgium | AFP |  Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen, who takes the reins of the European Commission on Sunday, is a loyal confidante of Chancellor Angela Merkel whom she served as defence minister for six difficult years. The political blue-blood, medical doctor and mother-of-seven was long considered a likely successor …

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