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European Commission authorizes fifth vaccine against COVID-19

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Commission on Monday granted conditional marketing authorization for Nuvaxovid, the fifth COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the European Union (EU). The authorization of the vaccine, developed by Novavax, followed a scientific recommendation based on an assessment of the safety, effectiveness and quality of the vaccine …

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EU plans sanctions against companies that help smuggle migrants

EU to blacklist any transport company involved in helping move migrants from accessing EU airspace, landing at airports, arriving at ports or crossing EU territory Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Commission has proposed targeted measures to hit transport companies that are said to have helped smuggle people into the …

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EU citizens urged to apply to stay in UK as deadline looms

Europeans seeking post-Brexit residency status in the UK must apply by midnight on Wednesday or risk losing rights London, UK | Xinhua | European Union (EU) citizens living in Britain have until the end of Wednesday to apply to stay or lose their rights, under post-Brexit rules, known as the EU …

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Five years on, Brexit remains vexing for Britain

London, UK | Xinhua | Five years after Britain decided to leave the European Union (EU) in a referendum, Brexit remained a vexing headache for the country, though politicians said Brexit has been done. Brexit has dominated British politics and divided the nation for years. On June 23, 2016, Britain voted …

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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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