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54.7% of EU adults fully vaccinated against Covid
Brussels, July 23 (IANS) More than half, or 54.7 per cent, of the adult population in the European Union (EU), equivalent to over 200 million people, have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, a European Commission spokeswoman said here.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Catastrophic floods kill over 120 in Europe, many still missing
Brussels/Berlin, July 17 (IANS) Devastating flash floods due to intense rainfalls have swept through several western European countries in the past few days, killing more than 120 people, while many others remain missing.
2021-07-17
Category: International, Belgium,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Nine people dead in Belgium floods
Brussels, July 16 (IANS) Nine people have died, while fours others were missing after severe floods swept towns and villages in Belgium's Walloon region following torrential rains, according to local reports.
2021-07-16
Category: International, Belgium,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
EU unveils 'Fit for 55' climate package
Brussels, July 15 (IANS) The European Commission has unveiled a comprehensive roadmap for realising the European Union's (EU) ambitious target of reducing its net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 per cent by 2030 and to become climate-neutral by 2050.
2021-07-15
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Number of commercial flights increase in EU
Brussels, July 13 (IANS) The number of commercial flights across the European Union (EU) have increased, as the pandemic hit aviation sector is showing an upward trend with the beginning of the summer season, according to official data.
2021-07-13
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
I excel in leadership role, says all-rounder Deepti after gritty outings
Hove, July 12 (IANS) Deepti Sharma, who helped India win the second T20 International against England with all-round show, has emerged as a contender for captaincy in an Indian women's cricket team that is seeing Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur walk towards the end of their careers.
2021-07-12
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Cricket
India Women beat England in second T20I
Hove, July 11 (IANS) The Indian women's cricket team defeated England women by eight runs in the second Twenty20 International here on Sunday.
2021-07-11
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Cricket
Nonagenarian woman infected with both Alpha, Beta Covid variants dies
Brussels, July 11 (IANS) A 90-year-old unvaccinated woman in Belgium has died after being simultaneously infected with Alpha and Beta -- two different variants of concern (VOCs) of Covid-19, researchers have said. The case advocates the need to be alert to co-infections.
2021-07-11
Category: International, Belgium,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
EU confirms 47.5 bln euros owed by UK in post-Brexit settlement
Brussels, July 10 (IANS) The UK is liable to an amount of 47.5 billion euros ($56.4 billion) to the European Union (EU) and the calculation is final, a European Commission spokesperson said here on Friday.
2021-07-10
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU fines Volkswagen, BMW 875mn euros for emissions cartel
Brussels, July 9 (IANS) The European Commission (EC) on Thursday fined German carmakers Volkswagen and BMW a total of 875 million euros ($1.036 billion) for colluding to curb the use of emission cleaning technology in diesel cars.
2021-07-09
Category: International, Belgium,Business/Economy
Slovenian EU presidency to focus on fighting Covid
Brussels, July 7 (IANS) The short-term priority for Slovenia's rotating presidency of the Council of Europe is to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic and focus on a green and digital recovery for the European Union's (EU) economy, said Prime Minister Janez Jansa.
2021-07-07
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Covishield vaccine jab receivers may be denied entry to EU
Brussels, July 3 (IANS) As the European Union (EU) is reopening borders to non-EU tourists especially those who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, travellers inoculated with the Indian-made AstraZeneca vaccine, or Covishield, could face problems when entering the bloc, the European Commission suggested on Friday.
2021-07-03
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
EU Digital Covid Certificate officially comes into force
Brussels, July 2 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Digital Covid Certificate has officially came into force, allowing citizens and residents to have their pass issued and verified across the bloc.
2021-07-02
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Eurozone unemployment dips to 7.9% in May
Brussels, July 2 (IANS) The 19-member eurozone's unemployment rate fell to 7.9 per cent in May from 8.1 per cent in April, the European Union's (EU) statistical bureau Eurostat said.
2021-07-02
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU's landmark climate law enters into force
Brussels, July 1 (IANS) The European Union's (EU) landmark climate law has entered into force as the Minister of Environment and Climate Action of Portugal Joao Pedro Matos Fernandes signed the text.
2021-07-01
Category: International, Belgium,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
EU launches European Defense Fund
Brussels, July 1 (IANS) The European Commission has formally launched the first European Defense Fund (EDF), which aims to support the competitiveness and innovation capacity of the EU defense industry.
2021-07-01
Category: International, Belgium,Defence/Security,Politics
EU prepares to cautiously reopen cultural sector
Brussels, June 30 (IANS) The European Commission has issued new guidelines for the safe reopening of the cultural and creative sectors across the European Union (EU).
2021-06-30
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
China gifts itself biggest hydropower station in seismic zone
New Delhi, June 29: Monday was a big day for China and also the Communist Party of China (CPC). The country operationalised the Baihetan Hydropower Station in Southwest China, the largest hydropower project in the world.
2021-06-29
Category: International, Belgium,National,Business/Economy
EU needs to do more to curb money laundering, terror funding
Brussels, June 29 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has a fragmented approach to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has warned.
2021-06-29
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU, WHO launch new tool for contact tracing
Brussels, June 29 (IANS) The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have developed a tool to evaluate the public health effectiveness of contact tracing solutions, according to a statement.
2021-06-29
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Vaccinate everybody everywhere to defeat Covid: Antonio Guterres
Brussels, June 28 (IANS) Providing every country with equal access to vaccines can help vaccinate everyone and help the world beat the Covid pandemic as well as spur growth in the global economy, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday.
2021-06-28
Category: International, Belgium,National,Health/Medicine
EU to allocate recovery fund for green projects
Brussels, June 26 (IANS) The European Union (EU) will invest at least 200 billion euros in green projects when they help the economies recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said.
2021-06-26
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU tourism plummets 61% during pandemic year
Brussels, June 26 (IANS) Tourism in the European Union (EU) during the year of the Covid-19 pandemic fell by a staggering 61 per cent, according to figures released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the bloc.
2021-06-26
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU leaders divided on ties with Russia
Brussels, June 26 (IANS) European Union (EU) leaders have failed to agree on the way forward on relations with Moscow, with most of them rejecting a proposal by France and Germany to hold a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
2021-06-26
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
WHO warns against taking painkillers before Covid-19 vaccine
Brussels, June 25 (IANS) Taking painkillers before a Covid-19 shot to prevent potential side effects is not advised, as it may impact the vaccines' efficacy, said the World Health Organization (WHO), the media reported.
2021-06-25
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Social media cos unable to curb Covid-related misinformation: Report
Brussels, June 25 (IANS) Social media companies such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube are not doing enough to stop the spread of misinformation about Covid-19 on their platforms, a new report has found.
2021-06-25
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Technology
Belgian economy should return to pre-pandemic levels in 2022
Brussels, June 25 (IANS) Belgium's gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to rebound to pre-pandemic levels in early 2022 and economic growth should gradually normalise over the year, the country's Federal Planning Bureau (FPB) said.
2021-06-25
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
European Commission approves Belgium's recovery plan
Brussels, June 24 (IANS) The European Commission has approved Belgium's 5.9 billion euro ($7 billion) plan to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and to boost green transition.
2021-06-24
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
UN chief calls on EU to fight for 'enlightenment' against intolerance
Brussels, June 24 (IANS) United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres asked the European Union (EU) to fight for values of "enlightenment" against populism, racism and other intolerant ideas during his visit here on Wednesday.
2021-06-24
Category: International, Belgium,Human Interest/Society,Politics
EU plans joint unit to step up response to cyber incidents
Brussels, June 23 (IANS) The European Commission on Wednesday proposed a Joint Cyber Unit to address increasing concern around cyber attacks by bringing together member states' resources to respond to the threats more rapidly.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Humbert overcomes Russian Rublev for Halle title
Halle (Germany), June 21 (IANS) Frenchman Ugo Humbert overcame fourth-seeded Russian Andrey Rublev 6-3, 7-6 (4) to clinch his maiden ATP 500 title at the Noventi Open here.
2021-06-21
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Tennis
EU warns of sanctions over delay in Lebanese Cabinet formation
Brussels, June 20 (IANS) Josep Borrell, the European Union's (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, warned that the bloc could impose sanctions on Lebanese politicians over their involvement in the ongoing political stalemate of the country.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Russia's Rublev enters Halle final, to face Humbert
Halle (Germany), June 20 (IANS) Russia's Andrey Rublev secured a place in his maiden ATP Tour grasscourt final at the Noventi Open with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 win over Georgian qualifier Nikoloz Basilashvili.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Tennis
EU-UK ties 'at crossroads', warns official
Brussels, June 19 (IANS) The relationship between the European Union (EU) and the UK is "at crossroads" amid the Northern Ireland row, warned Maros Sefcovic, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of inter-institutional relations and foresight.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
AstraZeneca ordered to deliver 50mn vax doses or face fines
Brussels, June 19 (IANS) A Brussels court has ordered AstraZeneca to deliver an additional 50 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to European Union (EU) member states by September or face a maximum of 500 million euros ($593 million) in fines.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Belgium,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rublev enters semi-finals of Halle Open tennis
Halle (Germany), June 19 (IANS) Russia's Andrey Rublev beat seasoned pro and local star Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6(4), 6-2 in 81 minutes to enter the semi-finals of Halle Open tennis on Friday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Tennis
EMA may not enforce 50% efficacy threshold for Covid vax
Brussels, June 18 (IANS) The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said that it may not enforce a 50 per cent efficacy threshold for Covid-19 vaccines but will still analyse the entirety of the evidence before making a decision on market authorisation.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Auger-Aliassime rallies to beat childhood idol Federer
Halle (Germany), June 16 (IANS) Canadian world No.21 Felix Auger-Aliassime rallied from a set down to defeat his childhood idol and former world No.1 Roger Federer, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and enter the quarter-finals of the Noventi Open here on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Tennis
EU-US summit seeks to end trade disputes
Brussels, June 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) and the United States held their first summit in seven years on Tuesday as US President Joe Biden was on his first overseas trip since taking office to revamp the transatlantic ties.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Halle tennis: Medvedev ousted in opener, Nishikori advances
Halle (Germany), June 15 (IANS) World No.2 Daniil Medvedev of Russia suffered a major blow to his Wimbledon preparations as world No. 45 Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany beat him 7-6(6), 6-3 in the opening round of Noventi Open, a grass-court tournament, on Tuesday.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Tennis
EU administers over 300mn Covid vaccines
Brussels, June 15 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has administered more than 300 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Tuesday.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
NATO Summit ends with new agenda
Brussels, June 15 (IANS) The in-person NATO Summit has concluded with leaders of the 30-member alliance agreeing on a new agenda to address future challenges.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU officials sign Digital Covid Certificate
Brussels, June 15 (IANS) The European Union Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC) was officially signed here, after the three EU institutions worked hand-in-hand for the health pass to be ready on time for the summer holidays.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Biden, Erdogan hold 'fruitful and sincere' meeting
Brussels, June 15 (IANS) US President Joe Biden and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan held their first in-person meeting here on the sidelines of the NATO Summit, which the latter described as "fruitful and sincere".
2021-06-15
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Federer enters second round of Noventi Open
Halle (Germany) June 14 (IANS) World No.8 Roger Federer began preparation for the Wimbledon by defeating 27-year-old Belarusian Ilya Ivashka 7-6(4), 7-5 in the opening round of the Noventi Open in Halle on Monday.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Tennis
AstraZeneca jab authorised for all age-groups, says EMA
Brussels, June 14 (IANS) AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine remains authorised for all populations, European Medicines Agency (EMA) has said.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
EU Council approves deal with UK on fishing opportunities
Brussels, June 12 (IANS) The Council of the European Union (EU) has approved an agreement between the bloc and the UK on fishing opportunities for 2021 and for deep-sea stocks for this year and next.
2021-06-12
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
European Parliament passes resolution against Czech PM
Brussels, June 11 (IANS) The European Parliament (EP)has passed a resolution calling for an end to funding to Agrofert, a business conglomerate of Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, over alleged conflicts of interests.
2021-06-11
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU lawmakers approve Covid certificates
Brussels, June 10 (IANS) European Union (EU) lawmakers have approved a new travel certificate that will allow people to move freely within the bloc without having to quarantine or taking extra coronavirus tests.
2021-06-10
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU court nixes extension of asset freeze on Ukraine's Yanukovych
Brussels, June 9 (IANS) Fund-freezing sanctions slapped on former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his son Oleksandr for alleged abuse of state funds in 2014 were renewed without due diligence, the EU General Court ruled on Wednesday, annulling the 2019 extension.
2021-06-09
Category: International, Belgium,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics