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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 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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EU to support COVID-19 vaccination strategies in Africa

EU funding will, among others, contribute to ensuring the cold chains, roll-out registration programmes, training of medical and support staff as well as logistics.  Brussels, Belgium | THE INDEPENDENT | The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has announced today $121 million (€100 million) in humanitarian assistance to support the …

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EU launches bio-defense preparedness plan against COVID-19 variants

Brussels, Belgium |  THE INDEPENDENT  | The European Union (EU) on Wednesday stepped up its efforts to detect and fight COVID-19 variants by bringing together various stakeholders to develop new and adapted vaccines. A new project called “HERA Incubator” will gather researchers, biotech companies, manufacturers and public authorities in the EU …

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EU prepares for rapid development of vaccines against COVID-19 variants

Brussels, Belgium | THE INDEPENDENT |   The European Union’s (EU) top health officials held discussions on Sunday with drug giants about rapid development and production of vaccines specially against the new variants of the coronavirus. The emergence of variants of concern “raises the imminent threat of reduced efficacy of recently …

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EU officials express readiness to work with Biden administration

Brussels, Belgium | THE INDEPENDENT |    Top officials of the European Union (EU) rejoiced on Wednesday over the inauguration of the new administration of the United States, expressing their readiness to mend the broken partnership and laying out expectations for renewed transatlantic cooperation. “Today is a very special day. I …

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EU launches foresight report aiming for “resilient Europe”

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |   The European Commission on Wednesday unveiled its first-ever Strategic Foresight Report, which aims to identify challenges and opportunities to better steer the European Union’s (EU) strategic choices. The document is meant to support the Commission in designing “future-proof” policies and legislation that serves both the …

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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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