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Turkey blames EU in ‘sofagate’ diplomatic spat

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was left standing when meeting Turkey’s leader.

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EU drug regulator: Unusual blood clot is ‘very rare AstraZeneca side effect’

The EU’s medicines regulator finds the benefits of the Covid-19 vaccine outweigh the risks.

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Ursula von der Leyen left without a seat during EU visit to Turkey

The European Commission president had to sit on a nearby sofa as the EU visited Turkey.

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Keeping score on UK-EU relations since Brexit

Despite promises to work together, it has been far from plain sailing between the UK and the EU since Brexit.

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Covid-19: Continue using AstraZeneca vaccine, says WHO

It says there is no evidence of a link to blood clots, as major EU countries pause use of the vaccine.

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New era as UK completes separation from EU

Boris Johnson celebrates the “freedom in our hands” as the long Brexit process comes to a conclusion.

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Switzerland referendum: Voters reject end to free movement with EU

With all votes counted, nearly 62% people have said they want to maintain the pact with the EU.

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Switzerland gets ready to vote on ending free movement with EU

Switzerland isn’t in the EU, but it does enjoy access to free trade – on condition of it also having free movement.

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EU leaders’ summit postponed as guard tests positive for Covid-19

A security guard tested positive for the virus, forcing EU chief Charles Michel to quarantine.

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Five things from EU chief’s first State of the Union speech

The EU Commission head, Ursula von der Leyen, delivered her maiden address. Here’s what we learned.

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Alexei Navalny: Germany urges EU action over Novichok poisoning

It comes after specialists said a Novichok nerve agent was used on the Russian opposition figure.

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Glue bird traps: Macron suspends use amid EU row

President Emmanuel Macron orders an end to the much-criticised method for catching songbirds.

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EU trade commissioner apologises for attending golf dinner

Phil Hogan says his attendance at the event with 80 people had “touched a nerve”.

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Ryanair cuts flights as EU virus rates hit bookings

The airline said activity for September and October “notably weakened” over the past 10 days.

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Coronavirus: Sweden’s economy hit less hard by pandemic

After avoiding a Covid-19 lockdown, the country sees its economy shrink less than in other EU nations.

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Google-Fitbit takeover: EU launches full-scale probe

The European Commission’s move has the potential to derail the $2.1bn takeover.

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Coronavirus: Hopes rise for EU recovery deal at marathon summit

A compromise on the Covid-19 recovery fund is now on the table, at an often testy Brussels meeting.

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Coronavirus: Third day of wrangling over huge EU recovery plan

As global cases rise by record numbers, EU leaders struggle to reach a deal on a recovery package.

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‘Elbow bumping’ as EU leaders greet each other

Mask-wearing leaders opt for elbow taps as they meet for the first time since the pandemic.

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EU’s ‘moment of truth’ as leaders seek Covid funding deal

Mask-wearing leaders meet for the first time since winter, but hopes of a funding deal are not high.

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EU threatens escalation in tariff fight over Boeing and Airbus subsidies

The EU says it will act “decisively” if the US imposes new tariffs, escalating a row about aviation subsidies.

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EU agrees €500bn coronavirus rescue package

EU finance ministers reached the deal after marathon talks in Brussels.

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Coronavirus: Financial crisis ‘on steroids’ looms for EU leaders

After 16 hours, EU finance ministers still could not reach a deal on how to react to coronavirus.

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Coronavirus: Marathon talks over EU virus rescue package stall

EU finance ministers suspend talks on a recovery fund after 16 hours, amid deep deep divisions.

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Coronavirus: EU top scientist resigns citing politics and red tape

Mauro Ferrari says he lost faith in the system, criticising EU scientific governance and politics.

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Coronavirus: North-South divide ahead of key EU meeting

Italy and Spain accuse northern European countries of not doing enough to help in economic crisis.