Tag: EU

China’s July exports, imports rise, but growth slows

China’s imports and exports rose by double digits in July but growth slowed as global efforts to control the coronavirus’ more contagious delta variant weighed...

U.S. Faces Growing Pressure to Allow European Travelers

BRUSSELS—The European Union’s top official called on the U.S. to reverse its ban on travelers from the bloc, urging the Biden administration to act within...

EU Overtakes U.S. in Covid-19 Vaccines as Delta Variant Spreads

MILAN—The European Union passed the U.S. in Covid-19 vaccinations, with the continent inoculating people at a sustained pace and America struggling to persuade vaccine holdouts...

U.K. to Open Up to Vaccinated American Travelers

LONDON—The U.K. is open to American visitors again. The government said it would allow vaccinated travelers from the U.S., and those from most of the...

Taming the virus: Is a patent waiver on COVID vaccines the best option for the world?

Despite Joe Biden’s support for India’s and South Africa’s demand for a waiver of four different kinds of intellectual property (IP) related to Covid-19 treatments...

Negotiations on global tax regime would be completed on time: Pascal Saint-Amans, director-tax, OECD

The proposed global tax regime should result in significant revenues for countries, including India, said Pascal Saint-Amans, director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration at...

G20 finance ministers set to green light global tax reform

Finance ministers from the G20 richest nations resumed discussions in Venice on Saturday to give the green light to a historic deal to tax multinational...

Queries slow down TRIPS waiver for Covid drugs; EU pushes own proposal

Ahead of a key meeting of the General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO) later this month, progress has slowed on a crucial intellectual...

EU fines Volkswagen, BMW $1 bln for emissions cartel

Sets precedent by applying antitrust law to technical talks Daimler gets off fine after blowing whistle on cartel VW considering taking legal action BMW says...

climate change: Heat wave in Pacific Northwest could soon repeat due to climate change – research

The suffocating heat wave that killed hundreds of people across the Pacific Northwest last week would have been “virtually impossible” without climate change, a study...

Won’t accept EU vaccine certificates unless it considers Covishield, Covaxin for Green Passport, says India

As the European Union relaxes travel restrictions under its ‘Green Passport‘ scheme, India has requested the members of the 27-nation grouping to individually consider allowing...

How the EU and AstraZeneca ended up in court, and what next

The European Commission has launched legal proceedings against Anglo-Swedish drugmaker for not respecting its contract for the supply of COVID-19 vaccines, and for not having...

New EU plans for universal charging cables and power supplies

With a new legislative initiative, the EU once again wants to force companies to use uniform charging cables and power supply units for smartphones and...

Moderna vaccine: EU agency ponders approval for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

AMSTERDAM: The European Union’s medicines agency was meeting Wednesday to consider giving the green light to Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine, a decision that would give...

New Year arrives with US hitting 20 million Covid cases

jhWashington: The United States marked the New Year on Friday by passing the extraordinary milestone of 20 million Covid-19 cases, after global celebrations welcoming in...

BioNTech founders warn of vaccine supply gaps

BERLIN: BioNTech is working flat out with partner Pfizer to boost production of their COVID-19 vaccine, its founders said, warning there would be gaps in...

New Year, new rules: UK begins post-Brexit future

LONDON: Britain on Friday began a new year and life outside the European Union‘s single market, with the first trucks crossing the Channel by ferry...

EU and China to sign investment deal amid unease over rights

BRUSSELS: The European Union and China are set to sign a long-awaited business investment deal after seven years of intense discussions despite concerns about the...

COVID-19 vaccine shipments arrive across EU before rollout

WARSAW: The first shipments of coronavirus vaccines have arrived across the European Union as authorities prepared to administer the first shots to the most vulnerable...

Brexit: Does Brexit free Europe to seek closer union?

Brussels: British politicians often speak of Brexit as an opportunity to escape Brussels‘ shackles, but does the departure also free Europe to go its own...

Brexit: UK and EU extend Brexit talks after ditching deadline

Brussels: 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...

pfizer vaccine: EU says could approve Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines this year

BRUSSELS: The European Union could approve two coronavirus vaccines being tested by Pfizer-BioNTech and by Moderna before the end of next month, EU Commission president...

Sundar Pichai: Google CEO Sundar Pichai apologises for document, EU’s Thierry Breton warns internet is not Wild West

BRUSSELS: Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has apologised to Europe’s industry chief Thierry Breton over a leaked internal document proposing ways to counter the EU‘s tough...

us elections: View: Why a second Trump term might negate the American idea of liberty

By Roger Cohen Among the words or phrases that were never spoken in the two presidential debates were: Syria, human rights, drones, democracy, inequality, dictatorship,...

google: If Google’s a monopoly, who is harmed by its market power?

Google has long defended itself against charges of monopoly by stressing that its products are free and that no one has to use them. And...