By Ana Palacio (*) – The EU well knows that when it comes to expanding its influence within a country or region, China plays the long game. But China is also adept at identifying opportunities to make rapid progress, and Latin America’s escalating crises represent a golden one.
The European Union has started using unanimously the so-called “vaccine passport” as a travel document that allows holders to cross through borders within the bloc.
The European Commission has reached an agreement to allow 75,000 tonnes of Falklands loligo to be imported tariff-free into the European Union, according to reports in Galician daily Faro de Vigo.
The coronavirus pandemic has worsened corruption across the European Union, Transparency International said in its annual Global Corruption Barometer report for the EU, pointing out that health care has become a hotspot for corruption.
The UK has concluded annual fisheries negotiations with the EU, providing certainty for the fishing industry on catch limits for the remainder of 2021, according to a news release from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
The European Parliament (EP) Wednesday approved using a digital certificate attesting to a person's situation regarding covid-19, which will allow travellers to prove if they have been vaccinated, overcome the disease, or obtain a negative result to a PCR test.
European Union member states and lawmakers reached a deal on tougher tax transparency measures for multinationals. The proposal comes amid increased international pressure on the issue of multinationals and tax avoidance, not least since the change of leadership in the US where many of the biggest companies are based.
The Russian government Thursday banned at least two European flights from landing in Moscow because they intended to avoid Belarusian airspace as per the European Union's advise, it was reported.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said Tuesday before the European Commission in Brussels that he was confident the vaccination “green pass” was to be ready for mid-June so that economic and social activities can restart, including the return of tourists at the beginning of the season.
The European Union seems determined not to let Sunday's incident at Minsk airport go by and is pressing for harsh sanctions against the regime of Belarussian leader Aleksander Lukashenko, starting with a ban on all Belarussian aircraft to fly through EU skies.