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EU lawsuit against AstraZeneca might be hard to prove, say experts

Rome, Italy |  XINHUA |  The European Union (EU) announced this week it was suing pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca for breach of contract amid major delivery shortfalls, a case that legal analysts said could be hard to prove. A spokesman for the European Commission told Xinhua Wednesday that AstraZeneca had indicated …

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European Parliament ratifies EU-UK trade deal

Brussels, Belgium |  XINHUA |  The European Parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly gave its seal of approval to the trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) that had been agreed on Christmas Eve last year. The decision was adopted by  660 votes in favour, five against …

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Gov’t, EU inject 16 billion to upgrade Atiak-Laropi road

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government and the European Union have injected Shillings 16.3 billion into upgrading the 66 kilometer stretch of Atiak-Laropi road that connects Acholi and West Nile sub-region. The road runs from Atiak at the junction of Gulu-Atiak-Nimule highway and runs North West traversing through Dzaipi and …

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Energy ministry, WWF construct solar power mini grids in remote Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Energy and World Wide Fund-Uganda (WWF-U) have constructed 6 solar power mini grids to enhance Uganda’s goal of achieving universal clean and renewable energy access. The 1.4 million Euros Innovative Solar PV Distribution Model project is being funded by European Union-EU. The …

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British PM defends post-Brexit move on Northern Irish protocol

London, United Kingdom | THE INDEPENDENT | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that the decision to suspend parts of the Northern Irish Brexit protocol was lawful and right. “What we’re doing is taking some lawful, some technical measures to build up confidence in the east-west operation (of the …

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EU, U.S. agree to suspend tariffs over Airbus-Boeing disputes

Brussels, Belgium | THE INDEPENDENT |  The European Union (EU) and the United States have agreed to suspend the tariffs imposed over the Airbus-Boeing disputes, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday after a phone call with U.S. President Joe Biden. The two leaders agreed to suspend the …

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EU gives UGX 1.6Bn for wildlife conservation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Five organizations in Uganda have secured 1.6 Billion Shillings to boost conservation activities and livelihoods around protected areas.  The funds are from the European Union (EU) and the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS). They will be availed through the International Union for …

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V4 countries call for faster vaccine deliveries

Warsaw, Poland |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The prime ministers of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia met in the southern Polish city of Krakow on Wednesday to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and to mark the 30th anniversary of the Visegrad Group (V4) cooperation framework. The four leaders jointly urged the …

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