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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...

Emergency Brexit talks as EU explores UK plan to break divorce treaty

Emergency Brexit talks as EU explores UK plan to break divorce treaty

Britain and the European Union will hold emergency talks today over Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to undercut parts of the Brexit divorce treaty, a step Brussels has warned could scupper any chance of a trade deal...

Europe's climate policies are getting an upgrade

Europe's climate policies are getting an upgrade

The European Union is set to kick start discussions next week on how quickly it will cut greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade. Already well on the way to meeting its current climate target for 2030, the EU now wants to make that goal even more ambitious, to get on track for its flagship pla

EU eyeing sanctions on Russia in Navalny case

EU eyeing sanctions on Russia in Navalny case

The European Union will likely impose new sanctions on Moscow over the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, but not straight away to give time to uncover the culprits ...

As UK leaves EU, who will emerge as winners in Europe’s gas hubs?

As UK leaves EU, who will emerge as winners in Europe’s gas hubs?

Gas hubs are places where an exchange of ownership of gas takes place. They require a transparent pricing mechanism plus pipeline networks and storage sites that allow supplies to be traded ...

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google bid for Fitbit

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google bid for Fitbit

The European Commission launched an ‘in-depth investigation’ on Tuesday into whether US tech giant Google's planned $2.1 billion purchase of smartwatch maker Fitbit would give it an unfair market advantage.

Apple wins fight over $14.9bn tax bill in blow to EU

Apple wins fight over $14.9bn tax bill in blow to EU

Apple Inc won its court fight over a record €13bn ($14.9bn) Irish tax bill in a crushing blow to European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s crackdown on preferential fiscal deals for companies.

EU urges 'courage' as Serbia and Kosovo hold video talks

EU urges 'courage' as Serbia and Kosovo hold video talks

The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo held video talks chaired by the EU on Sunday as they seek an solution to one of Europe's most intractable territorial disputes.

YouTube doesn't need to tattle on film pirates, says top EU Court

YouTube doesn't need to tattle on film pirates, says top EU Court

YouTube is not obliged to reveal private information on the identity of people posting illegal content on its platform, an EU court ruled on Thursday.