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At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic a year ago, carriers sought to suspend EU rules requiring refunds for cancellations. They instead issued vouchers to customers as hundreds of thousands of flights were grounded.(Unsplash)

Airlines urge relaxation on refunds as EU probes passenger rights

Reuters, Brussels
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 10:45 AM IST
European airlines on Thursday renewed a push to relax refund rules as EU auditors and the European Commission started separate probes into air passenger rights and whether they were being respected.
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The EU has been specifically angry with AstraZeneca because it is delivering far fewer doses to the bloc than it had promised.(AP)
The EU has been specifically angry with AstraZeneca because it is delivering far fewer doses to the bloc than it had promised.(AP)

EU, Italy stop AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine exports to Australia

AP, Brussels
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 10:18 AM IST
The move underscores a growing frustration within the 27-nation bloc about the slow rollout of its vaccine drive and the shortfall of promised vaccine deliveries.
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European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.(Reuters)
European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.(Reuters)

EU wants employers to report pay levels to fix gender gap

AP
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 08:27 PM IST
  • Even though the gender pay gap across the 27-nation bloc has been reduced to 14% for people doing exactly the same work, the European Commission wants to eliminate the disparity by imposing specific rules to make pay levels public.
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European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.(Reuters)
European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.(Reuters)

European Union sets itself jobs, training and equality targets for 2030

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 06:45 PM IST
The EU executive arm said the European Union should boost employment to 78% in 2030 from 73% in 2019, halve the gap between the number of employed women and men and cut the number of young people neither working nor studying to 9% from 12.6%
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The report is by a special working group set up to investigate media allegations that staff, ships or aircraft working with Frontex took part in or were near more than a dozen pushback incidents at the border between Greece and Turkey last year, mostly in the Aegean Sea.(AP)
The report is by a special working group set up to investigate media allegations that staff, ships or aircraft working with Frontex took part in or were near more than a dozen pushback incidents at the border between Greece and Turkey last year, mostly in the Aegean Sea.(AP)

EU's coast guard agency Frontex involved in dozen migrant pushback incidents

AP, Brussels
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 06:10 PM IST
They gave Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri two months to respond or face action at the European Court of Justice.
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The European Commission is proposing binding pay transparency legislation to help close a pay gap that sees women paid 14.1% less than men across the 27-nation bloc. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo(REUTERS)
The European Commission is proposing binding pay transparency legislation to help close a pay gap that sees women paid 14.1% less than men across the 27-nation bloc. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo(REUTERS)

Employers may be barred from asking about candidates’ pay under new EU rules

Bloomberg
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2021 04:54 PM IST
  • “Previous pay has no bearing on skills and the abilities of the applicant for work and that’s why we believe this must not be revealed if the employee does not want to.” EU Equality Commissioner Helena Dalli said.
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One risk for the EU is that tourism-dependent members would grow impatient and strike their own bilateral arrangements with outside countries, endangering unity.(Reuters)
One risk for the EU is that tourism-dependent members would grow impatient and strike their own bilateral arrangements with outside countries, endangering unity.(Reuters)

EU months away from issuing vaccine passports for travel, memo shows

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 02:39 PM IST
The system being developed by the European Commission would confirm holders have recently tested negative, been fully vaccinated, or recovered from the coronavirus and are thus presumed to be immune.
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Trading in EU shares and derivatives, for example, has already left Britain for continental Europe. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/File Photo(REUTERS)
Trading in EU shares and derivatives, for example, has already left Britain for continental Europe. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/File Photo(REUTERS)

London could lose out to New York under draft EU finance deal

Reuters, London
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 06:12 PM IST
  • Britain's financial services industry has been largely cut off from the EU, its biggest customer, since a Brexit transition period ended on Dec. 31 as the sector is not covered by the UK-EU trade deal.
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“I am convinced as coordinator of the JCPOA that we do have diplomatic space, a diplomatic window of opportunity to dialogue,” European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said.(AP)
“I am convinced as coordinator of the JCPOA that we do have diplomatic space, a diplomatic window of opportunity to dialogue,” European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said.(AP)

EU sees must-not-miss chance to revive Iran nuclear deal

AP, Brussels
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 03:56 PM IST
“This is an occasion that we cannot miss,” to revive the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told reporters via video-link.
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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. (AP)
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. (AP)

EU told to back vaccine passports or Google may do it anyway

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 02:29 PM IST
During a five-hour video call, the EU’s 27 leaders focused on how to haul their nations back to a form of normalcy after a pandemic that’s claimed more than 500,000 lives and shut down large parts of their economies.
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Covid-19 has killed more than 531,000 people across the EU.(AP Photo)
Covid-19 has killed more than 531,000 people across the EU.(AP Photo)

EU vows to speed Covid-19 vaccine roll out, presses drug makers

Posted by Harshit Sabarwal | AP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 03:15 AM IST
However, the leaders could offer no prospect of short-term respite for curfew-weary, mask-wearing citizens, many of whom have often worked from home over the last year — if they have not lost their jobs.
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A second official, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Commission was worried about "ghost" vaccines.(AP)
A second official, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Commission was worried about "ghost" vaccines.(AP)

Fraudsters offer 400 million 'ghost' Covid vaccines in EU: Officials

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 06:29 PM IST
Two officials with the bloc's executive European Commission estimated that around 400 million doses of "ghost" vaccine had been offered by fraudsters at a price of up to 3 billion euros ($3.67 billion).
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Officials said the EU was working with the IATA, the OECD and the World Health Organization.(AFP)
Officials said the EU was working with the IATA, the OECD and the World Health Organization.(AFP)

EU mulls vaccination passports to resurrect tourism after Covid-19

Reuters, Brussels
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 11:12 PM IST
However, France and Germany appear more reluctant, as officials there say it could create de facto vaccination obligation.
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European Commission is calling for efforts such as better use of climate-risk data, smarter damage prevention and increased insurance coverage. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)(AP)
European Commission is calling for efforts such as better use of climate-risk data, smarter damage prevention and increased insurance coverage. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)(AP)

Europe seeks stronger protection for economy from 'extreme weather events'

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 05:14 PM IST
  • Extreme weather events, such as forest fires and heatwaves in the Arctic Circle, droughts in the south and flooding and forest loss in central and eastern Europe, are already having far-reaching effects on the European economy.
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Unilateral moves by EU member countries to combat the spread of new coronavirus variants has disrupted the flow of goods within the bloc's 27-nation single market and risks shutting parts of the Franco-German border.(Pixabay)
Unilateral moves by EU member countries to combat the spread of new coronavirus variants has disrupted the flow of goods within the bloc's 27-nation single market and risks shutting parts of the Franco-German border.(Pixabay)

EU to keep Covid-19 curbs on non-essential travel amid chaotic border measures

Reuters, Brussels/berlin
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 12:34 PM IST
European Union government leaders will agree on Thursday to maintain curbs on non-essential travel within the EU despite the bloc's executive asking six countries to ease border restrictions on Tuesday.
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"We urge China to allow meaningful access to Xinjiang for independent observers including High Commissioner Bachelet," Josep Borrell said.(Reuters)
"We urge China to allow meaningful access to Xinjiang for independent observers including High Commissioner Bachelet," Josep Borrell said.(Reuters)

EU demands China for 'meaningful access to Xinjiang' for rights observers

ANI, Brussels, Belgium
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 10:13 PM IST
"I want to reiterate the European Union's call on China to comply with its obligations on the national and international law to respect and protect human rights," EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said.
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People participate in a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 15, 2021. (Reuters File Photo )
People participate in a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 15, 2021. (Reuters File Photo )

Western countries step up pressure on Myanmar junta as protesters defy warnings

Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 09:19 PM IST
  • Britain, Germany and Japan have also condemned the violence in Myanmar and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the military to stop repression.
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European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.(Reuters)
European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.(Reuters)

EU slaps sanctions on 19 more Venezuelan officials

AP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 05:51 PM IST
EU foreign ministers targeted the 19 with asset freezes and travel bans “in view of the deteriorating situation in Venezuela following the December 2020 elections.” The main opposition parties boycotted those polls.
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"European Union stands ready to adopt restrictive measures targeting those directly responsible," the EU foreign ministers said. In picture - People protest at Yangon city in Myanmar.(AP)
"European Union stands ready to adopt restrictive measures targeting those directly responsible," the EU foreign ministers said. In picture - People protest at Yangon city in Myanmar.(AP)

EU prepares measures against Myanmar coup leaders

PTI, Brussels
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 03:53 PM IST
“The European Union calls for de-escalation of the current crisis through an immediate end to the state of emergency, the restoration of the legitimate civilian government and the opening of the newly elected parliament,” the ministers said in a statement
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Opposition leader Alexei Navalny stands in a cage in the Babuskinsky District Court in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Feb 20, 2021.(AP)
Opposition leader Alexei Navalny stands in a cage in the Babuskinsky District Court in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Feb 20, 2021.(AP)

Representatives of 9 foreign embassies, EU attend Navalny's hearings

ANI, Moscow
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 02:33 PM IST
Earlier, a Moscow court had sent Navalny to prison for more than two-and-a-half years.
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A Bharatiya Janata Party youth leader, Pamela Goswami, was arrested from a posh area in south Kolkata with nearly 100 grams of cocaine.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
A Bharatiya Janata Party youth leader, Pamela Goswami, was arrested from a posh area in south Kolkata with nearly 100 grams of cocaine.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

News updates from HT: BJP youth leader arrested with cocaine in Kolkata

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 09:02 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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"The global rulebook is outdated. It no longer guarantees a level playing field," Valdis Dombrovskis said, (AFP)
"The global rulebook is outdated. It no longer guarantees a level playing field," Valdis Dombrovskis said, (AFP)

EU to push for greener trade policy, reform at WTO

AFP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 06:35 PM IST
"Trade policy must fully support the green and digital transformations of our economy and lead global efforts to reform the WTO," EU Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said.
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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen takes off her protective face mask as she prepares to speak during a media conference.(AP)
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen takes off her protective face mask as she prepares to speak during a media conference.(AP)

EU to launch study programme for Covid-19 variants

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 04:07 AM IST
"As of now, and in parallel to the efforts being made on the current vaccines, we have to help industrial companies develop production capacities for second generation vaccines," von der Leyen was quoted as saying.
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According to international law experts, the EU-China deal could lead to "incremental improvement" at best, in areas that are not completely incompatible with the nature of China's political system. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo(REUTERS)
According to international law experts, the EU-China deal could lead to "incremental improvement" at best, in areas that are not completely incompatible with the nature of China's political system. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo(REUTERS)

China's labour rights issues a threat to its trade deal with EU

ANI, Beijing
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 12:52 PM IST
In the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment is expected to face intense resistance from some European lawmakers, while international unionists, who say the pact will do nothing to stop human rights abuses or protect labour rights in China, have vowed to ramp up pressure over the deal.
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Pedestrians walk past a BBC logo at Broadcasting House in London, Britain January 29, 2020. (Reuters)
Pedestrians walk past a BBC logo at Broadcasting House in London, Britain January 29, 2020. (Reuters)

EU calls on China to reverse ban on BBC World News channel

AP, Beijing
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 04:51 PM IST
China's move Thursday was largely symbolic, because BBC World was shown only on cable TV systems in hotels and apartment compounds for foreigners and some other businesses.
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Asked if Russia is heading toward a split with the European Union, Lavrov replied, “We proceed from the assumption that we are ready for that.”(AP)
Asked if Russia is heading toward a split with the European Union, Lavrov replied, “We proceed from the assumption that we are ready for that.”(AP)

Russia ready for split with EU if sanctions over Navalny arrest imposed

AP, Moscow
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 06:48 PM IST
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in televised remarks that Russia doesn't want to be isolated but must increase its self-sufficiency to face potential EU sanctions.
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U.S. President Joe Biden, wears a protective mask while meeting with U.S. Senators in the Oval Office of the White House on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Bloomberg)
U.S. President Joe Biden, wears a protective mask while meeting with U.S. Senators in the Oval Office of the White House on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Bloomberg)

EU says it is ready to work with Biden administration to settle trade disputes

Reuters, Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 09:02 AM IST
The move came a day after USTR said it looked forward to working with European allies to resolve a 16-year-long battle over subsidies provided to Europe's Airbus and its US rival Boeing Co.
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Britain left the EU at the end of January last year, but kept its full access to the 27-nation bloc's single market until the end of 2020, when it was replaced by a trade agreement.(Bloomberg)
Britain left the EU at the end of January last year, but kept its full access to the 27-nation bloc's single market until the end of 2020, when it was replaced by a trade agreement.(Bloomberg)

Britain to take much bigger GDP hit from Brexit than the EU

Reuters, Brussels
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 05:32 PM IST
  • "For the EU on average, the exit of the UK from the European Union on Free Trade Agreement terms is estimated to generate an output loss of around 0.5% of GDP by the end of 2022, and some 2.25% point for the UK," the European Commission said.
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Ursula Von der Leyen's assessment came as the bloc's death toll passed a landmark of 500,000(AP)
Ursula Von der Leyen's assessment came as the bloc's death toll passed a landmark of 500,000(AP)

Ursula von der Leyen says EU was late, over-confident on vaccine rollout

AP, Brussels
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 04:48 PM IST
  • “We are still not where we want to be. We were late to authorize. We were too optimistic when it came to massive production and perhaps we were too confident that, what we ordered, would actually be delivered on time," Ursula von der Leyen told EU plenary.
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European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.(Reuters)
European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.(Reuters)

EU recognises India's strategic role as 'major vaccine producer'

ANI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 01:00 PM IST
India hosted the first India-EU high-level dialogue (HLD) on Friday through virtual mode. The HLD was co-chaired by Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, and European Commission Executive Vice-President & Trade Commissioner, Valdis Dombrovskis.
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