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Health Jan 22Belgium bans leisure travel for a month to combat pandemic
Prime Minister Alexander De Croo also says visitors from Britain, South Africa and South America will have to quarantine for ten days to make sure they don't bring dangerous variants into Belgium.
World Jan 21E.U. summit assesses virus restrictions amid worrying reports
European Union's top disease control official said Thursday that urgent action was needed to stave off a new wave of hospitalizations and deaths.
Health Jan 20Delay in Pfizer vaccine shipments frustrate Europe, Canada
Frustration is mounting from Europe to North America over reduced shipments of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine while the U.S. pharmaceutical company increases production capacity at its Belgian plant. Governments say it is costing critical time during the early stages of the…
World Dec 24UK and EU reach post-Brexit trade agreement
Britain and the European Union have struck a provisional free-trade agreement that should avert New Year chaos for cross-border traders and bring a measure of certainty for businesses after years of Brexit turmoil.
World Dec 24UK, EU on cusp of striking Brexit trade deal at last
Negotiators from the European Union and Britain worked through the night and into Christmas Eve to put the finishing touches on a trade deal that should avert a chaotic economic break between the two sides next week.
World Dec 23With time running out, EU and UK near post-Brexit trade deal
After resolving a few remaining fair competition issues, negotiators were down to dealing with fishing quotas and transition terms Wednesday as they worked to secure a deal for a post-Brexit relationship by an end-of-year deadline.
World Dec 23Brexit negotiations inch closer to trade deal
After resolving a few remaining fair competition issues, negotiators were dealing with EU fisheries rights in U.K. waters as they worked to secure a deal for a post-Brexit relationship.
World Dec 10European Union strikes deal on landmark budget, virus recovery fund
The 1.82 trillion-euro ($2.21 trillion) seven-year budget and recovery package is vital for virus-battered European economies. Hungary and Poland had threatened to veto it over a move to tie the use of EU funds to upholding the rule of law.
World Dec 10U.K. Prime Minister Johnson say “strong possibility” Brexit talks will fail
The U.K. and the EU have given themselves a deadline of Sunday to unlock their gridlocked trade talks. Both sides told their citizens to brace for a New Year's shock, as trade between the U.K. and the 27-member bloc would…
World Dec 06Last-ditch post-Brexit trade talks to resume between EU, UK
European Union and British negotiators Sunday entered what is potentially the final attempt to strike a deal over future trade ties, even though “significant differences remain” on three essential points.