The European Commission wants to set up a mechanism that would allow the sharing of surplus COVID-19 vaccines with poorer neighboring states and Africa, the EU health chief said on Tuesday, in a move that may undercut a WHO-led global scheme.
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has announced that the EUhas reached a deal to order 300 million extra doses of the BioNTech-PfizerCovid-19 vaccine, doubling the amount that will be available.
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Britain clinched a narrow Brexit trade deal with the European Union on Thursday, just seven days before it exits one of the world's biggest trading blocs in its most significant global shift since the loss of empire. Gavino Garay reports.
The European Commission has called for the release of opposition leader AlexeiNavalny after he was detained upon returning to his country. Mr Navalny flewto Russia from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from nerveagent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. He was detained at passportcontrol at Sheremetyevo airport after flying in Sunday evening from Berlin,where he was treated following the poisoning in August. Mr Navalny’s arrestprompted a wave of criticism from US and European officials, adding toexisting tension between Russia and West.
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The European Commission plans to conclude this week preliminary talks with French company Valneva over the advance purchase of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, EU top negotiator Sandra Gallina told lawmakers.
The European Union reached a deal with Pfizer and BioNTech for 300 million additional doses of their COVID-19 vaccine, the head of the European Commission said on Friday, in a move that would give the EU nearly half of the firms' global output for 2021.
One of the European Union negotiators working on a post-Brexit trade deal hastested positive for coronavirus, leading to a suspension in the talks. Thediagnosis comes at a crucial time, as the deadline..
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