Saturday, 8 August 2020

Tag Archives: EU

New travel curbs imposed as world tackles second COVID-19 wave

LONDON/SYDNEY: Nations in Asia imposed new restrictions and an abrupt British quarantine on travellers from Spain threw Europe s vaunted summer reopening into disarray, as the world confronted the prospect of a second wave of COVID-19 infections. In the United States, where infection rates have climbed since June, President Donald ...

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EU urges more flu vaccinations fearing COVID-19

BRUSSELS: The European Union executive urged member states to launch earlier and broader vaccination campaigns against flu this year to reduce the risk of simultaneous influenza and COVID-19 outbreaks in the autumn. The European Commission wants to head off the risk of hospitals being again overwhelmed by a surge of ...

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EU bans PIA from flying to Europe for six months

LONDON: The European Union Air Safety Agency (EASA) has suspended the flight operations of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to European Union (EU) nations for a period of six months, the PIA said on Tuesday. The suspension will take effect on July 1 at 12 am (UTC time), said the statement. ...

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EU antitrust regulators to investigate Apple Pay, App Store

CALIFORNIA: Apple found itself the target of two EU antitrust investigations into its App Store and Apple Pay as regulators said its terms and conditions and restrictions may violate the bloc’s competition rules. The European Commission said one probe will look into the mandatory use of Apple’s proprietary in-app purchase ...

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Merkel, Macron urge EU to prepare for next pandemic

BRUSSELS: France, Germany and four other EU countries urged the European Union to take a greater role in preparing for any future pandemic, conceding that coronavirus responses had fallen short. There should be a “common European approach” to such challenges in future, wrote France s Emmanuel Macron and Germany s Angela Merkel ...

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EU urges travel ban to be extended to stop virus spread

BRUSSELS: The European Commission on Friday urged EU member states to extend the temporary ban on non-essential travel into the bloc by one month until June 15, a statement said. Despite an initial easing of measures to combat the new coronavirus pandemic within the European Union, “the situation remains fragile ...

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Coronavirus: World leaders pledge billions for vaccine

BRUSSELS: World leaders, organisations and banks on Monday pledged 7.4 billion euros for research to find a vaccine against the new coronavirus, but warned that it is just the start of an effort that must be sustained over time to beat the disease. The funds, pledged at a video-conference summit ...

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EU predicts region will contract 7.4% this year in worst economic shock

PARIS: European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen gives a press conference following a video conference EU summit to discuss the measures to tackle the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus, in Brussels. The European Union will contract 7.4% in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic brings ...

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European companies minimise risks from US-China trade war

BEIJING: European companies in China have been able to minimise the effect from the tariff war between Beijing and Washington, although some are considering relocating their businesses, the EU Chamber of Commerce said Monday. The world’s two biggest economies have been entangled in a lingering trade war for over a ...

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