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EU urges independent inquiry into cause of Beirut blasts
Brussels, Aug 10 (IANS) European Council President Charles Michel has urged an independent investigation into the cause of the two deadly explosions in the Port of Beirut last week that killed 158 people and injured over 6,000 others.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU concerned over Turkey's energy exploration in E.Mediterranean
Brussels, Aug 10 (IANS) Josep Borrell, the European Union's (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, has expressed concerns over Turkey resuming energy exploration activities in the Eastern Mediterranean.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU member states urged to help unmarried couples reunite amid pandemic
Brussels, Aug 8 (IANS) The European Commission has called on the European Union (EU) member states to ease travel restrictions that have prevented unmarried couples from reuniting, a spokesman for the bloc said.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
2020/21 Belgian football season to begin from August 8
Brussels, Aug 1 (IANS) The 2020/21 edition of the Belgian Pro League will begin from next weekend (August 8), the league has announced. The Belgian football league was one of the first to be abandoned in the wake of coronavirus pandemic in March.
2020-08-01
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Football
EU funds for equipment for plasma collection from COVID-19 survivors
Brussels, Aug 1 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has made available up to 40 million euros ($47 million) to purchase specialized equipment to increase the collection of plasma from COVID-19 survivors for the treatment of infected people, the European Commission said.
2020-08-01
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
EU signs deal on Remdesivir supply for COVID-19 treatment
Brussels, July 30 (IANS) The European Commission said that it has signed a 63 million-euro contract with American pharmaceutical company Gilead to secure doses of Veklury, the brand name for Remdesivir, for the treatment of COVID-19.
2020-07-30
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Talks continue on implementation of long-term EU budget
Brussels, July 30 (IANS) European Union (EU) institutions have started talks on the implementation of a massive recovery package linked to the bloc's next seven-year budget that was agreed during a summit meeting this month.
2020-07-30
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU agency concerned over COVID-19 impact on migrants, asylum seekers
Brussels, July 28 (IANS) The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has expressed its concerns over the additional obstacles facing migrants and asylum seekers when they are trying to enter the EU and the increase in allegations of pushbacks at borders.
2020-07-28
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU unveils plans to combat child sexual abuse, drugs, arms smuggling
Brussels, July 25 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has unveiled plans to step up its fight against online child sexual abuse, as well as drugs and firearms smuggling across the bloc.
2020-07-25
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Majority of MEPs demand improvement of EU budget
Brussels, July 24 (IANS) A sizeable majority of members of the European Parliament (MEPs) demanded significant changes to the European Union's (EU) 2021-2027 budget, which was agreed on by EU leaders at a summit earlier this week, saying they were prepared to block it unless it is improved.
2020-07-24
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU-UK post-Brexit trade deal "unlikely": Barnier
Brussels, July 24 (IANS) The European Union's (EU) chief negotiator for relations with the United Kingdom (UK), Michel Barnier, said that the UK's approach was making a post-Brexit trade deal "unlikely" as the sixth round of talks ended with little progress.
2020-07-24
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Fire breaks out near Belgium airport terminal
Brussels, July 23 (IANS) A fire broke out near the terminal of Belgium's Liege Airport, the media reported.
2020-07-23
Category: International, Belgium,Crime/Disaster/Accident
European Parliament Prez deems cuts in budget 'unjustified'
Brussels, July 23 (IANS) European Parliament President David Sassoli said he welcomed the agreement reached by European Union (EU) leaders on the COVID-19 recovery fund, but deemed cuts in the bloc's seven-year budget "unjustified".
2020-07-23
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU leaders reach deal on COVID-19 recovery package (Ld)
Brussels, July 21 (IANS) Leaders of the European Union (EU) reached a landmark deal on Tuesday after four days of marathon negotiations over a massive COVID-19 recovery fund and a budget for the next seven years.
2020-07-21
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
'European citizens waiting for strong recovery plan'
Brussels, July 21 (IANS) European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that citizens of Europe were "waiting for a strong recovery plan", hinting that the four-day marathon European Union (EU) summit may end on Tuesday.
2020-07-21
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU talks over recovery plan continue with no major breakthrough
Brussels, July 20 (IANS) A special summit of the European Union (EU) leaders, which aims to decide on the next seven-year budget and a massive COVID-19 recovery fund, continued for the third day with no major breakthrough.
2020-07-20
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU summit extends as leaders split over recovery plan
Brussels, July 19 (IANS) A special face-to-face summit of leaders of the European Union (EU) is set to extend into Sunday as they failed to reach a consensus on an ambitious recovery plan designed to lift the bloc out of the crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-07-19
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU says deeply concerned over US growing use of sanctions
Brussels, July 18 (IANS) High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell has said he was deeply concerned over the growing use of sanctions, or the threat of sanctions, by the US against European companies and interests.
2020-07-18
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU leaders to meet for 1st time since pandemic
Brussels, July 17 (IANS) European Union (EU) leaders will meet on Friday in their first face-to-face summit since the coronavirus pandemic, with low expectations of a deal on a 750 billion- euro ($855 billion) post-COVID-19 stimulus package.
2020-07-17
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU adopts regulation to allow quick development of COVID-19 vaccine
Brussels, July 11 (IANS) Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have adopted a new regulation that will allow vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 to be developed more quickly.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Belgium,International
EU FM meeting to focus on COVID-19 impact, recovery measures
Brussels, July 10 (IANS) A scheduled virtual meeting of the European Union's (EU) economy and finance ministers on Friday is expected to focus on COVID-19's impact and the bloc's recovery measures.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Agreement on ambitious recovery package top priority for EU
Brussels, July 9 (IANS) Reaching a swift agreement on an ambitious recovery package is the European Union's highest priority for the coming weeks, the bloc's leaders agreed at a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU predicts 'deeper recession' in 2020 than expected
Brussels, July 8 (IANS) The European economy will face a "deeper recession" than previously predicted due to the prolonged containment measures on the Covid-19 pandemic, the European Commission has said in its "Summer 2020 Economic Forecast".
2020-07-08
Category: International, Belgium,Business/Economy
EU authorises remdesivir for Covid-19 treatment
Brussels, July 4 (IANS) The European Commission has authorised anti-viral drug remdesivir for the treatment against coronavirus on Friday, making it the first drug authorized at the European Union level for the treatment of Covid-19.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
EU to allow in visitors from 15 'safe' countries
Brussels, July 1 (IANS) The EU has decided that from Wednesday EU borders will be reopened to citizens from 15 non-EU countries, including Canada, Morocco and Australia, but not the US, Brazil and Russia.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU to allow in visitors from 14 'safe' countries
Brussels, June 30 (IANS) The EU has named 14 countries whose citizens are deemed "safe" to be let in from 1 July, despite the pandemic - but the US, Brazil and China are excluded.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU to bar US travellers as bloc reopens in July
Brussels, June 28 (IANS) The European Union (EU) was planning to bar travellers from the US and some other countries where the COVID-19 pandemic has not been effectively controlled as the bloc is est to reopen in July.
2020-06-28
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
European Parliament condemns 'white supremacism in all its forms'
Brussels, June 20 (IANS) The European Parliament has adopted a resolution that "strongly condemns the appalling death of George Floyd" in the US as well as similar killings elsewhere in the world.
2020-06-20
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU leaders enter tough negotiation for massive recovery plan
Brussels, June 20 (IANS) European leaders met at a video conference, discussing an ambitious fund to help the European economies recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. But no consensus was reached.
2020-06-20
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU holds virtual economic recovery plan summit
Brussels, June 19 (IANS) European Union (EU) leaders on Friday gathered for a virtual conference to reach a consensus on how to deploy the coronavirus rescue fund amid disagreements over who should bear the brunt of the cost, the bloc or individual member states.
2020-06-19
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
EU plans to speed up COVID-19 vaccine development
Brussels, June 18 (IANS) The European Union (EU) is planning to accelerate the development of COVID1-9 vaccines through advance purchase agreements with promising medical companies, the bloc announced.
2020-06-18
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
It's 2021 or never for Tokyo Olympics, says senior IOC official
Brussels, June 6 (IANS) The Tokyo Olympics will either take place on the decided dates in 2021 or it will have to be cancelled, according to International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission Chairman Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant.
2020-06-06
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Athletics
26 arrested in 2019 Essex lorry migrants' deaths
Brussels, May 28 (IANS) European agencies investigating the death of 39 Vietnamese migrants, who were found dead in a refrigerated lorry in the UK's Essex county last year, have arrested 26 people in France and Belgium allegedly linked to human trafficking organizations.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Belgium,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
US announces proposal with Taliban to reduce violence in 7 days (Ld)
Brussels, Feb 14 (IANS) The US and the Taliban have negotiated a proposal for a seven-day reduction of violence in Afghanistan, said American Defence Secretary Mark Esper.
2020-02-14
Category: International, Belgium,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Brexit 'a wound', says European Parliament president
Brussels, Jan 31 (IANS/AKI) Britain's withdrawal from the European Union is "a wound for all of us" but also the start of "a new relationship" with "our British friends", European Parliament President David Sassoli tweeted on Friday.
2020-01-31
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy,Politics
EIB, UNICEF join hands to impart quality education
Brussels, Jan 27 (IANS) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and UNICEF on Monday announced a new partnership aimed at increasing access to quality education and reducing the impact of climate change on children.
2020-01-27
Category: International, Belgium,Education
Don't give up on stopping Brexit: EU's Tusk
Brussels, Nov 14 (IANS) Donald Tusk, the outgoing European Council (EC) President, has urged Britons who will vote in the UK's December 12 general election, to not "give up" on stopping Brexit.
2019-11-14
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Mbappe youngest to score 15 Champions League goals
Bruges (Belgium) Paris Saint Germain (PSG) star Kylian Mbappe has become the youngest player to score 15 goals in Champions League, surpassing Barcelona star striker Lionel Messi.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Football
Brexit a chance to boost our ties with UK: Italian PM
Brussels, Oct 18 (IANS/AKI) Britain's exit from the European Union with the deal agreed this week by its Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the bloc could offer an opportunity to strengthen its bilateral ties with Italy, Premier Giuseppe Conte claimed on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy,Politics
'EU open but unconvinced with Johnson's Brexit plans'
Brussels, Oct 4 (IANS) Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, has said that the European Union (EU) was "open but not convinced" by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new proposals for a Brexit deal with the bloc.
2019-10-04
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
India continue good run in Belgium, beat Spain 5-1
Antwerp, Sep 29 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team registered back-to-back victories against Spain, as they trounced the World No. 8 side 5-1 in their third match of the Tour of Belgium here on Sunday.
2019-09-29
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Hockey
Hockey: Harmanpreet brace helps India thrash Spain 6-1
Antwerp (Belgium), Sep 28 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team produced a masterful performance to beat World No. 8 Spain 6-1 in their second match of the Tour of Belgium in Antwerp on Saturday.
2019-09-28
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Hockey
Italy's former PM Gentiloni named EU Cconomy Commissioner
Brussels, Sep 10 (IANS/AKI) Italy's former centre-left Premier Paolo Gentiloni was on Tuesday assigned the economics portfolio in European Union Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen's 27-strong team.
2019-09-10
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy,Politics
Cash kills Formula 2 driver at Belgium GP
Brussels, Sep 1 (IANS) Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert was killed in a crash at the Belgium Grand Prix (GP), said motorsport's governing body FIA.
2019-09-01
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Motorsports
EU chief negotiator rejects Johnson's backstop demands
Brussels, Sep 1 (IANS) Michel Barnier, the European Union's (EU) chief Brexit negotiator, has rejected UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demands for the Irish backstop to be scrapped.
2019-09-01
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Open to discussing 'other issues' with Pak: Jaishankar
Brussels, Aug 31 (IANS) Ahead of Pakistan raking up the Kashmir issue at the European Parliament on Monday, Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar met EU Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini and conveyed that India is open to discussing "other outstanding issues bilaterally with Pakistan" in an atmosphere free of terror and violence.
2019-08-31
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy
Open to discussing 'other issues' with Pak: Jaishankar
Brussels, Aug 31 (IANS) Ahead of Pakistan raking up the Kashmir issue at the European Parliament on Monday, Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar met EU Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini and conveyed that India is open to discussing "other outstanding issues bilaterally with Pakistan" in an atmosphere free of terror and violence.
2019-08-31
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy
Italy central to Europe, says European Commission chief
Brussels, Aug 29 (IANS/AKI) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday complimented Italy's Premier Giuseppe Conte on being invited to form a centre-left government, saying the country played a key role in Europe.
2019-08-29
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy,Politics
Ind U19 beat Bangladesh by 6 wkts, win tri-series
Hove (England), Aug 12 (IANS) The Indian U-19 team beat Bangladesh by six wickets and won the U19 Tri-Series title chasing a target of 262.
2019-08-12
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Cricket
EU not to renegotiate Brexit deal with Boris Johnson
Brussels, July 25 (IANS) The European Union has said it will not renegotiate the Brexit deal with the UKs new Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
2019-07-25
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy,Politics