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European Commission President Ursula Leyen, on Wednesday, warned major trading partners that a carbon tax on imports if its planned transition to carbon neutrality puts its products at a disadvantage in the global market.

EU Commission chief supports sanctions on Belarus

European Commission President, Ursula Leyen, on Friday, said that she supported sanctions on Belarusian officials who violated democratic values or abused human rights.
Speaking during a video conference of European Union leaders late on Tuesday, European Council President Charles Michel urged the continent to coordinate its response to the crisis.

EU leaders strike deal on historic coronavirus stimulus package

The 27 leaders of the European Union have struck a deal on a historic multi-billion-euro economic recovery package to curb the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, after four draining days of negotiations at a Brussels summit.
“In a few weeks, Africa and our neighbours could be facing the same enormous challenges that we here in Europe are currently facing,” said EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday.

European commission chief hopeful of coronavirus vaccine by end of 2020

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has said she is hopeful that a vaccine against the novel coronavirus can be developed by the end of this year.
Road transport, which accounts for 75% of freight shipments within the EU, has been particularly hit, notably at the Polish-German frontier after Warsaw’s decision to shut its borders to non-Poles.

EU urges nations to unblock borders to let in freight

Freight carriers are struggling to deliver goods by land, sea or air as the coronavirus pandemic forces Western governments to impose lockdowns, threatening supplies of vital products, including medicines into the most affected areas, such as Italy.
Teenage eco-warrior Greta Thunberg branded the EU’s grand plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 inadequate on Wednesday and said Europe is falsely claiming to lead the world on climate.

Greta Thurnberg faults new EU climate plan

Teenage eco-warrior Greta Thunberg branded the EU’s grand plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 inadequate on Wednesday and said Europe is falsely claiming to lead the world on climate.

EU sees trade as bridge to solve perennial problems with Africa

The European Union is adjusting its Africa policy to focus on strengthening trade even as it targets solving the perennial problems of illegal migration and insecurity.
European Commission President Ursula Leyen, on Wednesday, warned major trading partners that a carbon tax on imports if its planned transition to carbon neutrality puts its products at a disadvantage in the global market.

Top EU official warns trade partners to brace for climate tariffs

European Commission President Ursula Leyen, on Wednesday, warned major trading partners that a carbon tax on imports if its planned transition to carbon neutrality puts its products at a disadvantage in the global market.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday called for more unity between the Europe and African continents.

Why there is need for unity between Europe and Africa – EU chief

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday called for more unity between the Europe and African continents.
European Union and British negotiators have agreed on an outline Brexit deal that still needs to be backed by EU member states and by the respective parliaments.

British, EU negotiators strike Brexit deal

European Union and British negotiators have agreed on an outline Brexit deal that still needs to be backed by EU member states and by the respective parliaments.

Turkey launches assault on Syrian Kurdish forces

Turkey launched an assault on Kurdish forces in northern Syria yesterday with air strikes and artillery fire reported along the border.
President of EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker gestures ahead of a College Commissioners meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on July 18, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - JOHN THYS

Jean-Claude Juncker cuts short holiday for emergency gallbladder surgery

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has cut short his holiday to have urgent surgery to remove his gallbladder.
Nearly one in 10 Rwandans lost their lives in the 100 days of violence in 1994 [Jean Bizimana-Reuters]

Rwanda mourns the dead, 25 years since genocide began

Rwanda on Sunday began 100 days of mourning for more than 800,000 people slaughtered in a genocide that shocked the world, a quarter of a century on from the day it began.
British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the press during the first joint European Union and Arab League summit at the International Congress Centre in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)

British MPs seek new path for Brexit

British MPs will attempt to chart a new Brexit path on Monday after rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal for a third time, leaving her strategy in tatters and the country in limbo.

Brexit in dates

From the shock Brexit vote to Wednesday’s challenge against British Prime Minister Theresa May, here are the milestones on Britain’s rocky road out of the European Union.

Jean-Claude Juncker: North Africa migrant ‘camps’ not on EU agenda

European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, said on Friday a suggestion that the EU might try to set up migrant camps in North Africa was no longer on the agenda.
President of EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker gestures ahead of a College Commissioners meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on July 18, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - JOHN THYS

Jean-Claude Juncker unveils EU’s Africa plan to counter China

The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has proposed a new alliance with Africa to deepen economic relations and boost investment and jobs.

EU president to visit Donald Trump for trade talks

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will visit U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on July 25 to discuss strained trade ties.

Report: Donald Trump threatened to send 25 million Mexicans to Japan

Donald Trump told Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe he could ship 25 million Mexicans to his country and make him lose an election — one of several odd statements he made at last week’s acrimonious G7 meet, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

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