Tag: European Union

EU’s New Weapon in Rule-of-Law Battle With Poland, Hungary: Money

BRUSSELS—The European Union has begun withholding funds from Poland and Hungary, escalating the battle over democratic standards that is deepening the East-West divide in the...

US accuses China of Microsoft hack, rallies allies in condemnation

The United States on Monday accused Beijing of carrying out a massive hack of Microsoft and charged four Chinese nationals as it rallied allies in...

Pakistan parliament passes FATF-related bill

Pakistan’s parliament has passed a bill for providing legal assistance in international criminal matters as part of efforts to fulfil the conditions set by the...

EU, China Unveil Sweeping Plans to Cut Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

The European Union and China presented sweeping plans to limit greenhouse-gas emissions that will increase costs for industry and consumers, but they drew criticism from...

Google fined $592 million in dispute with French publishers

France’s competition regulator has fined Google $592 million for failing to negotiate in good faith with French publishers in a dispute over payments for their...

Italy’s win against England in the Euro final symbolises renewal after adversity

The eruption of sheer joy – and car honking and horn blowing and firework exploding and hugging, so much hugging – across Italy on Sunday...

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...

G20 finance chiefs back global tax crackdown

Finance chiefs of the G20 club of large economies have backed a landmark move to stop multinationals shifting profits into low-tax havens and win back...

China looks to step up cooperation with Pakistan as Taliban makes gains in Afghanistan

China has asked Pakistan to step up cooperation to contain the security risks rising from the US and NATO troops withdrawing from Afghanistan and the...

European Business Leaders Want a Stronger Hand With China, Not Decoupling

BRUSSELS—A powerful European business lobby group called on European Union politicians to push back harder against China’s state capitalism but not to lock out Chinese...

French far-right chief lays out plans for presidential race

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen says she will stick with her strategy of making her party a more mainstream political force despite a stinging...

India in touch with EU members for reciprocal acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines: MEA

India has said it expects other EU countries to accept made in India COVID-19 vaccines and treat people vaccinated in India at par with those...

Covid-19 Vaccine Passport System Gets First Test in Europe

The European Union started rolling out a first-of-a-kind digital health certificate that permits people who have been vaccinated to travel freely within the bloc without...

Hospitals body on verge of deal with J&J for one-dose vaccine supply from July

The Association of Healthcare Providers (India), a body that represents small and medium hospitals, is close to striking a deal for procuring vaccines from Johnson...

India’s energy engineering is evolving towards sustainability: IIT-B professor

Rangan Banerjee teaches energy science and engineering at IIT Bombay. Speaking to Srijana Mitra Das, he discusses major changes taking place across Indian industries aiming...

NATO leaders bid symbolic adieu to Afghanistan at summit

U.S. President Joe Biden and his NATO counterparts will bid a symbolic farewell to Afghanistan on Monday in their last summit before America winds up...

Biden, Johnson Chart Path for U.S.-U.K. Ties

PLYMOUTH, England—President Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to counter the influence of autocratic states during their first in-person meeting Thursday and looked...

Europe Union’s new move may hit India, South Africa’s patent waiver plan

(This story originally appeared in on Jun 08, 2021) European Union has drawn up a counter proposal which could “undermine’’ India and South Africa’s proposed...

Biden reinvigorates tariff war against India with retaliation against digital tax

The US tariff war against India has been reinvigorated by President Joe Biden threatening to increase import duties on a range of imports, from prawns...

Europe Pushes Alternative to U.S.-Backed Covid-19 Vaccine Patent-Waiver Plan

The European Union is pushing back hard against U.S.-backed calls to temporarily waive intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines, preparing a rival plan that officials...

US announces, then suspends punitive tariff over DST on India, others

The United States Trade Representative (USTR) on Wednesday announced punitive tariffs on India and five other countries over their digital services taxes (DST), but immediately...

Russia to form 20 new military units in west to counter NATO

Russia’s defense minister says the military will form 20 new units in the country’s west this year to counter what he described as a growing...

France threatens to pull troops out of Mali

President Emmanuel Macron warned in comments published Sunday that France will pull its troops out of Mali if it lurches towards radical Islamism following the...

Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin to hold first summit in Geneva

US President Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin will hold their first summit next month in Geneva, both sides said Tuesday, though no breakthrough...