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EU gives green light to €290 million state aid package for struggling Brussels Airlines

Added: 22.09.2020 18:23 | 2 views | 0 comments

The EU's temporary state aid framework means the Belgian government can help the ailing national carrier avoid bankruptcy.


Brexit news latest: Boris Johnson's new bill clears first Commons hurdle despite senior Tories warning they could not support the legislation - LIVE

Added: 22.09.2020 18:18 | 7 views | 0 comments

Boris Johnson's controversial plan to override key elements of the Brexit deal he signed with Brussels has cleared its first Commons hurdle.

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[Ticker] Special EU summit postponed as Charles Michel quarantines

Added: 22.09.2020 16:14 | 4 views | 0 comments

European Council president Charles Michel on Tuesday postponed this week's special EU summit focusing on foreign affairs for a week, after he learnt one of his security guards had tested positive for Covid-19. The personal meeting of EU leaders was planned for Thursday and Friday in Brussels. "The president is tested regularly and tested negative yesterday [Monday]," Michel's spokesperson tweeted. Michel, respecting Belgian coronavirus rules, went into quarantine on Tuesday.

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EU sanctions on Turkish shipping firm over Libya embargo are biased – Ankara

Added: 22.09.2020 12:33 | 31 views | 0 comments

Ankara said on Tuesday the European Union’s decision to impose sanctions on a Turkish firm accused of breaking a UN arms embargo on Libya was evidence of the EU’s “double standards.” The previous day, the EU had frozen the assets of Avrasya Shipping, whose cargo vessel Cirkin was involved in a naval incident between NATO members France and Turkey in June. Brussels has accused the company of using the ship to smuggle weapons to Libya. Ankara denied...

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EU weighs Lukashenko sanctions, meets his Belarus opponent

Added: 21.09.2020 13:59 | 20 views | 0 comments

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers on Monday were weighing whether to impose sanctions on dozens of Belarus officials, including President Alexander Lukashenko, after his main opponent urged Europe to “be more brave” in taking action. The EU has drawn up a list of around 40 people it could hit with asset freezes and travel bans in response to irregularities in the Aug. 9 election that gave Lukashenko a sixth term in office, and over the crackdown on protesters that followed....

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RwandAir to offer London fights from next month

Added: 21.09.2020 9:19 | 21 views | 0 comments

RwandAir will resume flights to and from London and Brussels to Kigali from October 3rd as it reinstates its passenger network following the Covid-19 pandemic.


Cyprus leaves EU ministers red faced on Belarus

Added: 21.09.2020 6:10 | 9 views | 0 comments

EU foreign ministers will have nothing to show Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya when they meet her in Brussels on Monday, after Cyprus blocked sanctions.

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[Coronavirus] EU seals new Covid-19 deal amid global distribution fears

Added: 21.09.2020 6:04 | 4 views | 0 comments

The European Commission sealed a second Covid-19 vaccine deal, amid fears over the fair distribution of supplies worldwide. So far Brussels has secured, or is negotiating, a stock of nearly two billion doses.

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EU's £677bn coronavirus rescue package deal may be ILLEGAL, says expert

Added: 20.09.2020 8:00 | 34 views | 0 comments

WITH the row over Boris Johnson's Internal Market Bill still raging after an admission it will breach international law, a Brussels-based expert has suggested the EU's £677 billion EU's coronavirus rescue package may also be illegal.


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