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Europe

EU Parliament nears UK trade deal vote
Europe

EU Parliament nears UK trade deal vote

  • The EU-UK trade pact was provisionally applied on January 1, after nine months of tough negotiations and a last minute handshake just before Christmas last year.
Published 13 Apr, 2021 11:53pm
Russia expects India to produce 50mn doses of Sputnik V each month this summer
Europe

Russia expects India to produce 50mn doses of Sputnik V each month this summer

  • On Monday, India, the world's second most populous nation, approved the use of Sputnik V, hailed by Dmitriev as a milestone for the vaccine.
  • The Russian Direct Investment Fund, which is responsible for marketing the vaccine abroad, has signed deals with six firms in India to produce more than 750 million doses of Sputnik V.
Published 13 Apr, 2021 08:25pm
Norway to ease some COVID-19 restrictions, PM says
Europe

Norway to ease some COVID-19 restrictions, PM says

  • "The infection numbers are now down. Hospitalisations are fewer. The measures look to have had an effect," Solberg told a news conference.
  • Norwegians will from Friday again be allowed to receive up to five guests in private homes, up from two currently, and restaurants can serve alcohol under certain conditions.
Published 13 Apr, 2021 07:57pm
Spain unaware of any delays in J&J COVID vaccine deliveries
Europe

Spain unaware of any delays in J&J COVID vaccine deliveries

  • J&J said on Tuesday it would delay the rollout of its COVID-19 vaccine in Europe and was reviewing cases of extremely rare blood clots in people after they received the shot with European health authorities.
  • US federal health agencies on Tuesday recommended pausing the use of the vaccine as six women under 50 developed rare blood clots after receiving the shot, dealing a fresh setback to efforts to tackle the pandemic.
Published 13 Apr, 2021 07:54pm
Belgium to continue with Johnson & Johnson vaccine for the time being
Europe

Belgium to continue with Johnson & Johnson vaccine for the time being

  • "At this time, we have not received any signals that we should stop the vaccination," said Gudrun Briat, a spokesperson for the vaccination task force.
  • Belgium received 36,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson jab yesterday. Almost two million Belgians have received a first dose of a vaccine so far.
Published 13 Apr, 2021 06:39pm
NATO demands Russia end Ukraine build-up, West examines options
Europe

NATO demands Russia end Ukraine build-up, West examines options

  • "In recent weeks Russia has moved thousands of combat-ready troops to Ukraine's borders, the largest massing of Russian troops since the illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014," Stoltenberg said.
  • "Russia must end this military build-up in and around Ukraine, stop its provocations and deescalate immediately," he said at a news conference with Kuleba. Kuleba said Kyiv wanted a diplomatic solution.
Published 13 Apr, 2021 06:33pm
EU recovery funds to boost Spanish growth by 2pc points a year
Europe

EU recovery funds to boost Spanish growth by 2pc points a year

  • The government will use the money to finance 110 major investment projects, Sanchez said, including nearly 3.2 billion euros in renewable energy.
  • Spain is due to receive about 140 billion euros ($166 billion) from the EU to help it recover from the COVID-19 crisis. About half of the funds will come in the form of grants and the rest will be loans.
Published 13 Apr, 2021 06:19pm
Scotland to ease some COVID-19 restrictions early
Europe

Scotland to ease some COVID-19 restrictions early

  • She said people would be permitted to travel anywhere within Scotland to see family and friends for outdoor meetings from April 16, ten days earlier than planned, and those meetings could from then take place with six people from up to six households rather than four from two households.
Published 13 Apr, 2021 06:31pm
EU insurance regulator cracks down on unit-linked policy costs
Europe

EU insurance regulator cracks down on unit-linked policy costs

  • "Costs are often not clearly identified and they cannot be linked to a specific product component, making it difficult to assess the value of each component," EIOPA said in a statement.
  • "The low interest rate environment coupled to market shocks and the risk that households will need increased access to liquidity, underline how important it is that unit-linked products always offer value to consumers."
Published 13 Apr, 2021 06:07pm
Georgia rules to keep opposition leader in detention
Europe

Georgia rules to keep opposition leader in detention

  • Police in February detained Melia, chairman of the United National Movement (UNM) opposition party, after storming its offices and clashing with his supporters.
  • Melia stands accused of inciting violence at anti-government street protests in June 2019, a charge he dismisses as politically motivated.
Published 13 Apr, 2021 05:44pm