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After outcry, EU reverses plan to restrict vaccine exports through Irish border

After outcry, EU reverses plan to restrict vaccine exports through Irish border

The European Union on Friday abruptly reversed a plan to use emergency Brexit measures to restrict exports of Covid-19 vaccines from crossing the Irish border into the United Kingdom ...

UK and EU extend Brexit talks after ditching deadline

UK and EU extend Brexit talks after ditching deadline

The European Union and Britain will return to the negotiating table on Monday after agreeing to abandon a supposed make-or-break deadline for a post-Brexit trade pact.

Shortages, jams and shutdowns: UK readies for Brexit 'no-deal' chaos

Shortages, jams and shutdowns: UK readies for Brexit 'no-deal' chaos

Food shortages, tailbacks and congested ports: as talks with Brussels remain unresolved three weeks before leaving the EU single market, the UK is preparing for a chaotic ‘no-deal’.

UK, EU leaders to hold call in bid for Brexit breakthrough

UK, EU leaders to hold call in bid for Brexit breakthrough

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and EU chief Ursula von der Leyen will hold talks Saturday to try to break the deadlock in post-Brexit trade deal negotiations, with time running short.

EU envoys hope for a Brexit trade deal in days, UK sees progress

EU envoys hope for a Brexit trade deal in days, UK sees progress

European Union diplomats said on Thursday they hoped a Brexit trade deal with Britain could be agreed by Friday or at the weekend, and EU officials said negotiators were likely to review progress in the next two days.

Pfizer-BioNTech seek EU emergency approval for Covid-19 vaccine, target Dec rollout

Pfizer-BioNTech seek EU emergency approval for Covid-19 vaccine, target Dec rollout

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine could be rolled out in Europe this month, the companies said on Tuesday after they applied for EU emergency approval for the shot.

EU must ease Covid-19 curbs slowly to avoid new wave, chief executive says

EU must ease Covid-19 curbs slowly to avoid new wave, chief executive says

The European Union must only lift coronavirus restrictions slowly and gradually to avoid another wave of infections, the head of the bloc's executive said on Thursday.

EU warns Hungary against use of Russia's Covid-19 vaccine

EU warns Hungary against use of Russia's Covid-19 vaccine

Hungary's plans to import and possibly use Russia's touted Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine raise safety concerns and could damage trust in potential shots, the European Commission said, opening a new front in the EU's fraught relations with Budapest.

EU says Belarus' Lukashenko not legitimate president

EU says Belarus' Lukashenko not legitimate president

President Alexander Lukashenko is not the legitimate president of Belarus, the European Union said on Thursday

More French schools closed after virus cases detected

More French schools closed after virus cases detected

More French schools have closed after multiple students tested positive for Covid-19 while a further 2,100 individual classes have also been called off, Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer said today.

Johnson accuses EU of plotting food 'blockade' on UK

Johnson accuses EU of plotting food 'blockade' on UK

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has accused the European Union of threatening to tear the UK apart by imposing a food ‘blockade’ between Britain and Northern Ireland, throwing new fuel on the fire of simmering Brexit talks.

Irish PM not confident on prospects of EU/British trade deal

Irish PM not confident on prospects of EU/British trade deal

Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said today that he was not confident that the European Union and Britain could strike a trade deal after London explicitly stated it would act outside international law by breaching their divorce treaty...