Iran has slammed the European Union’s “unwise and unconstructive” move to add recently-appointed Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal al-Mekdad to its sanctions blacklist, saying it only puts obstacles in the way of peace process in the war-ravaged country.
Hundreds of migrants are taking shelter in abandoned buildings in and around the northwestern Bosnian town of Bihac, wrapping up as best they can against the snow and freezing weather and hoping eventually to reach EU member Croatia across the border.
Europe’s drug regulator gave the green light to Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, the second shot it has approved, as authorities accelerate inoculation efforts amid fears about more infectious variants of the coronavirus.
Britain on Thursday finally severed its turbulent half-century partnership with Europe, quitting the EU single market and customs union to go its own way four-and-a-half years after its shock vote to leave the bloc.
The EU and the UK government have published the full text of the Brexit trade deal less than a week before it is due to be implemented, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged his backbenchers to support the agreement when it reaches Parliament next week.
The European Union began a vaccine rollout Saturday, even as countries in the bloc were forced back into lockdown by a new strain of the virus, believed to be more infectious, that continues to spread from Britain.
The 1,500-page “Black Book of Pushbacks” documenting hundreds of illegal pushbacks against asylum seekers by authorities on Europe’s external borders was released last week and handed over to the EU Commission.