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John Chalmers

China must lift sanctions to save EU investment pact, EU parliament to say

May 19 2021

BRUSSELS China must remove its sanctions on European Union politicians and diplomats if Beijing wants a new investment accord with Brussels to be approved, EU lawmakers are set to say on Thursday according to a draft document seen by Reuters.

EU proposes unified corporate tax regime fit for 21st century

May 18 2021

BRUSSELS The European Union's executive on Tuesday adopted a plan for a more unified corporate tax regime across the bloc, whose 27 national systems are struggling to cope in a world where cross-border business, often via the Internet, is commonplace.

Key EU countries rebuff Biden on sharing COVID vaccine patents

May 07 2021

BRUSSELS European countries distanced themselves on Friday from a proposal backed by U.S. President Joe Biden to waive patent rights on coronavirus vaccines, arguing that key to ending the COVID-19 pandemic was making and sharing vaccines more quickly.

How a WHO push for global vaccines needled Europe

Apr 21 2021

BRUSSELS Last April, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen added Europe to a global effort to ensure equitable access to a vaccine, which she said would be deployed "to every single corner of the world."

How a WHO push for global vaccines needled Europe

Apr 21 2021

BRUSSELS Last April, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen added Europe to a global effort to ensure equitable access to a vaccine, which she said would be deployed "to every single corner of the world."

INSIGHT-How a WHO push for global vaccines needled Europe

Apr 21 2021

* Gave COVAX cash, but scooped up large share of vaccine output

Hungary blocks EU statement criticising China over Hong Kong, diplomats say

Apr 16 2021

BRUSSELS Hungary has blocked a European Union statement criticising China's new security law in Hong Kong, two diplomats said, in a move likely to undermine efforts to confront Beijing's curbing of freedoms in the former British colony.

Vaccine failures cast shadow over EU summit as COVID-19 surges

Mar 25 2021

BRUSSELS, March 25 European Union leaders meet on Thursday to discuss a coordinated path out of the COVID-19 pandemic as infections surge again in many of their countries, seeking agreement on how to ramp up supplies of vaccines after a feeble start to inoculation.

EU blames AstraZeneca as vaccine battle with UK deepens

Mar 22 2021

LONDON Britain on Monday demanded the European Union allow the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines it has ordered as tensions over a possible export ban on EU-manufactured shots mounted and Brussels pointed an accusing finger at drugmaker AstraZeneca.

Exclusive: EU halts sanctions on Turkey oil executives as ties improve

Mar 18 2021

BRUSSELS/ANKARA The European Union has frozen plans to blacklist more senior executives at Turkey's state-owned Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO), four diplomats said, in the clearest sign that a diplomatic offensive by Ankara this year is bearing fruit.

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