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    Limitation of flights, quarantines, closure of borders … the solutions put in place by the countries of the European Union are varied. Posted on 02/17/2021 at 11:23 p.m. By Writing with agencies Lhe UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called on the G20 to build a “global vaccination plan”, denouncing “extremely unequal and unfair progress in vaccination”. “We need to make sure that everyone, everywhere, can be vaccinated as quickly as possible.” “Only ten countries administered 75% of all Covid-19 vaccines. Meanwhile, more than 130 countries have not received a single dose ”. EU buys 300 million doses of Moderna vaccine The European Union has approved an agreement to acquire 300 million additional doses of the Moderna vaccine, following a first contract for 160 million doses. The European Commission has also unveiled its...
    Christian Seifert, executive director of the German Football League, has harshly criticized the big Spanish clubs, in reference to FC Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid, for being “money-burning machines”, whose interest in creating a European Super League on the fringes of the current Champions League is fueled by its own commercial failures. Seifert, maintains that the impulse for the rupture that the Super League would suppose in European football comes from Spain and some of the “superclubs” of the continent, although he did not give names. The promoter of the break-up plan, according to various sources, is the president of Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez, along with several English clubs, while the former president of Barcelona, ​​Josep Maria Bartomeu, revealed that he had joined the Super League when he resigned in October. Proposes a sustainable business model “The brutal truth is that some of these so-called superclubs are...
    Europe OleB Subscribers Published on 02-17-21 at 9:41 p.m. – Updated 02-17-21 at 9:42 p.m. © AP “Until now, vaccines approved in Europe seem to be effective against variants. But these variants are more infectious. That is to say: the more contamination there is, the more possible variants there will be. variants could be more resistant to existing vaccines “, warned the President, presenting the Commission’s variant defense plan entitled “Hera incubator”. This plan is based on three axes.
    No matter how many times your attempts are dismissed, Epic games continues to file lawsuits against Apple. This week it was learned that the Fortnite developer has introduced a new antitrust complaint against Apple in the European Union. Apple-vs-Epic-Games After filing a lawsuit against Apple in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, and losing an attempted bill against Apple in the North Dakota court, Epic has communicated this new action on his blog. In the message, he accuses Apple of having damaged the ecosystem by “having completely eliminated the payment and distribution processes within the application.” Epic Games takes its case against Apple to the European Union In the same statement, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney demand for the right of consumers to have options of other app stores and payment methods. «What is at stake here is the future of mobile platforms. Consumers have the right to...
    At the same time, the goal is to achieve a sequencing analysis on 5% of positive tests in the population, to detect new variants of the virus more quickly and the extent of their spread among citizens. These are key actions of a new “plan” from the European executive so that the 27 are, together, better prepared for the rest of the pandemic, with its expected batch of new variants and the potential need for vaccines. suitable, to be produced in large quantities. The Commission presented it on Wednesday under the name of “HERA incubator”, while specifying that it will serve as a basis, beyond the current pandemic, for the operation of the new authority responsible for anticipating emergency situations health: HERA (European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority). Ursula von der Leyen, President of the Commission, announced her intention to create such an authority last September, pleading...
    ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Mario Draghi urged Italy’s polarized politicians to unite behind his new government to confront the coronavirus pandemic and the economic devastation it has wrought, saying Italy has a once-in-a-lifetime chance to create a more sustainable, equitable and healthy world for future generations. Draghi vowed an environmentally conscious and digitally reformed government program in a 50-minute speech Wednesday before the Senate, which came ahead of a mandatory confidence vote later in the day. Draghi is expected to win votes in both the Senate and lower Chamber of Deputies after securing broad-based support for his government. “Today unity isn’t a emotion, it’s a duty,“ Draghi said to applause as he concluded his speech. “A duty guided by what unites us all: love of Italy.” Draghi, the former European central bank chief who is widely credited with having saved the euro, vowed a similar all-out effort to do...
    BERLIN (AP) — Pfizer and BioNTech say they’ve reached a deal to send the European Union another 200 million COVID-19 vaccine doses. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    The European Commission has validated the Procedure for Action against disinformation drawn up by the Government, which was approved on October 6 by the National Security Council and published in the Official State Gazette (BOE) on November 5. After a thorough analysis of the ministerial order, the Commission has concluded that the Procedure “updates the existing Spanish system to prevent, detect and respond to disinformation campaigns and to establish coordination structures “. This is stated in his response to the MEP for Citizens Maite Pagazaurtundúa, who asked the European Commission to rule on the fact that the proposed surveillance committee is controlled by the Secretary of State for Communication, which reports directly to the Ministry of the Presidency, as well as on the possibility that it could limit the freedom and pluralism of the media. In its response, the Commission understands that “the ministerial order does not constitute a legal...
    The duration, the lack of distinction between the different categories of risk areas… So many aspects of the Belgian travel ban criticized by lawyers and the Commission. But the measure is nonetheless skillfully tied … Lhe European Commission has been suggesting it for several days: it does not like the general ban on non-essential travel decided by the Belgians in January. But despite the exchanges with the authorities, it does not seem that she is ready to open infringement proceedings to protect free movement in the EU. “The question is: are infringement procedures the right answer in such a volatile situation? », Summarizes a European source.
    European stocks fall amid tensions between China and the US.
    New economic data has confirmed that China has supplanted the United States to become Europe’s top trading partner. This is the first time that the Middle Kingdom has beaten out the U.S. for the lead trade position. According to CNBC, European Union exports to China grew by 2.2 percent last year while imports rose by 5.6 percent. Economists have claimed that E.U. exports grew because of strong demand in China for general European goods; meanwhile, imports were dominated by Chinese medical goods. In comparison, Europe-based exports to the United States dropped by 8.2 percent and imports fell by a staggering 13.2 percent. Much of the reason behind the change in trading relations has been blamed on the novel coronavirus. The COVID-19 crisis has had a dire effect on both businesses and production. Though China was the first nation to undergo a lockdown to stop the spread of the disease, similar...
    “They say that love makes you blind, but in politics it is not the case”, immediately announces Guy Verhofstadt in the 2-minute video posted on social networks, this Saturday, February 13. In this little film, the MEP returns without taking any tweezers on the European vaccination strategy which he considers to be a “fiasco”. “I love the European Union, there is no doubt about it. I think that in these complicated times, European integration is the only way forward on this continent. But that does not mean that we have to close our eyes when something is wrong. On the contrary, if you believe in Europe and love it, it is your duty to make your voice heard especially when Europe is below its potential and does not meet your expectations. This is precisely what is happening at the moment with the vaccination campaign. ” To back...
    The harbour of Le Havre, northwestern France, on January 21, 2021.SAMEER AL-DOUMY | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — China dethroned the U.S. to become Europe's top trading partner for the first time last year, data from the European statistics office has shown. European Union exports to China grew by 2.2% last year and imports rose by 5.6%. In comparison, exports to the U.S. dropped by 8.2% and imports fell by 13.2%. The latest figures, released by Eurostat on Monday, showed that China now has an even bigger role in how European economies perform. "The reason behind it is clearly the fact that China/Asia is the only region going through a nice v-shaped recovery," Carsten Brzeski, economist at ING Germany, told CNBC on Tuesday. The coronavirus pandemic has had a disproportionate economic impact all over the world. In fact, China, where the first Covid-19 cases were reported, has not gone...
    N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad has deployed 1,200 troops to help tackle Islamist militants who have occupied swathes of territory in the West African Sahel region, a statement from a summit of leaders of the region and their allies said on Tuesday. Heads of state of Niger, Mali, Chad, Burkina Faso and Mauritania, who form the G5 Sahel group, met with European and other international allies to discuss progress on combating the insurgents linked to al Qaeda and the Islamic State who are threatening the stability of the region. The Chadian troops, who are expected to be deployed in the tri-border region of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, will complement more than 5,100 French troops that are involved in counter-terrorism operations in the Sahel, French President Emmanuel Macron said at a press conference after the summit. (Reporting by Madjiasra Nako; Writing by Bate Felix; Editing by Gareth Jones and Peter Graff)...
    The EU updates every six months – in February and October – this list created in 2017. IThere is no unanimity among the 27 to place Turkey on the black list of tax havens, which identifies countries and territories using abusive tax practices in the eyes of the EU, we learned. Tuesday on the sidelines of an informal meeting of European finance ministers. The EU updates every six months – in February and October – this list created in 2017. It hopes, by pointing the finger at the bad performers in terms of tax data exchange, put pressure on them to get advances. Currently, twelve countries or territories are on the blacklist (American Samoa, Anguilla, Barbados, Fiji, Guam, Palau, Panama, Samoa, Trinidad and Tobago, US Virgin Islands, Vanuatu and Seychelles ). There is also a gray list, showing countries in need of reform but which have already made...
    This is a sizeable bet, but one that surfs on the boom in the electric vehicle market. By 2023, Verkor is already at the head of a 150 hectare gigafactory, with the end result of nearly 2,000 jobs. And yet, it is not she who develops the batteries today. Its added value is intended in the phase which is now proving to be critical for a certain number of projects: namely the industrialization of the production chain, intended to supply the mass automobile market. “The battery market is booming and the needs are colossal, with hundreds of billions of euros invested in a hundred gigafactory projects », Explains Olivier Dufour, one of the co-founders of the project. The European battery alliance (EBA), launched by the European Commission and several member states in 2017, had herself noticed that many projects were being set up in the north and east of...
    France is pressuring the European Union in recent days to regulations on large technology companies are modified to give more power to member states. Among these great technologies we have Google, Amazon, Facebook and, of course, Apple. Apple logo with flag of France As revealed by the Financial times, France wants to change the Digital Services Law, designed to tackling illegal content online in the European Union, so that each EU member state has the right to individually fine large technology companies and force them to remove content on their platforms. The drafted law specifies that only the EU countries where these companies are based have this capacity. Therefore, since Apple, Google and Facebook are based in the Republic of Ireland, only Ireland can sanction these companies or request content removal. France wants more power against big tech France’s proposal would give the 27 Member States of the European Union...
    The IBEX 35 continues to rise and, at a rate of 1.8%, is trading at 8,203 points. “The Ibex 35 stabilizes in the middle of the range between the intermediate technical references. At the top, the zone of maximums between 8,322 and 8,439 points. At the bottom, the zone between the minimum of DIC20 located at 7,663 and the low of the current year established in 7,713 points. The movement is prolonged, enough to cause a flattening of the average of 40 sessions, and leaves easily identifiable levels “, says Luis Francisco Ruiz, director of analysis of Investment strategies that believes that “Approaches to the base of the movement, 7,713 / 7,663 points, allow testing long or buying positions. Approximations to the displacement ceiling, 8,322 / 8,439 points, allow testing short or selling positions. “See more … The Ibex 35 closely follows the negotiations within the Democratic Party...
    London (CNN Business)Mario Draghi, Italy's new prime minister, is no stranger to high-stakes jobs.In 2012, the former European Central Bank chief won international acclaim after pledging to do "whatever it takes" to save the euro from collapse, a promise that served as a turning point in the continent's sovereign debt crisis.Now, Draghi faces a different, if equally daunting challenge: steering Italy's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.With support from a broad political coalition and permission to spend an estimated €200 billion ($242 billion) in grants and loans procured by the European Commission, Draghi enters the role in a position of strength. But transforming Italy's economic prospects after years of malaise will be no easy task — even for a man nicknamed "Super Mario."What Draghi inheritsRead MoreDraghi takes the reins of an economy that was still struggling to recover from the 2008 global financial crisis when the pandemic hit. In 2019, economic...
    The shock of the pandemic continues throughout the Old Continent. Nearly a year after the arrival of this infectious disease in Europe, health authorities are greatly concerned about the proliferation of variants. Many countries have again tightened their containment measures and the vaccination campaign fiasco still pushes back hopes of a rapid recovery in the first half of the year. In this devastated context, the finance ministers of the euro zone, within the framework of the Eurogroup met on Monday during an informal virtual meeting. Tomorrow, it is the turn of the 27 finance ministers (Ecofin) to meet again. The time is crucial for European countries which are going through a historic health and economic crisis. The solvency of companies is of great concern Follow La Tribune Share economic information, receive our newsletters
    China became the European Union’s first trading partner for the first time in 2020, overtaking the United States, thanks to the rapid rebound of its economy less affected by the Covid-19 pandemic than that of its Western partners. Over the past year as a whole, the EU’s trade with China totaled $ 586 billion (adding exports and imports), compared to $ 555 billion for the United States, according to figures released Monday by the european institute of statistics. “During the year 2020, China was the EU’s main partner,” Eurostat noted in a statement. Increase in imports from China If the EU was already China’s first trading partner since 2004 – it had then overtaken Japan – this is the first time that the reverse is so true, that is to say that China dethrones the States -United vis-à-vis Europe. According to Eurostat, this result is due to an increase...
    The Commission has been regularly questioned for several days on the restrictions on freedom of movement imposed in Belgium, but also in Germany. VS‘It is essentially the respect for proportionality that concerns the European Commission in the Belgian ban on non-essential travel, a spokesperson for the European executive said on Monday. The Commission has been regularly questioned for several days on the restrictions on freedom of movement imposed in Belgium, but also in Germany. “There were still contacts between the office of European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders and that of Prime Minister Alexander De Croo. The question of proportionality is important to us, and we have some concerns regarding the measures in Belgium. We are staying in touch and will take the necessary measures, ”commented spokesperson Christian Wigand. The Belgian ban on non-essential travel does not comply with the recommendations that the Member...
    London (CNN Business)Bernard Arnault, the chairman of luxury goods group LVMH (LVMHF), is the latest billionaire to embrace Wall Street's hot new way to raise money.Arnault's investment holding company Financière Agache is joining forces with French asset manager Tikehau Capital and two high-profile European bankers to launch a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) that will hunt for deals in Europe's financial services sector. Tikehau Capital said in a statement on Monday that potential targets include asset management platforms, fintech firms, insurance services and diversified financial services companies. The focus will be on "scalable platforms offering strong profit growth potential," it added, indicating that this will be the first of several SPACs it plans to launch.Jean-Pierre Mustier, the former CEO of Italian bank UniCredit (UNCFF), and Diego De Giorgi, a former head of global investment banking at Bank of America (BAC) Merrill Lynch, will be the operating partners of the company,...
    The IBEX 35 has started this Monday’s session with a rise of 0.84%, which has led the selective to stand at 8,123 integers at 9:01 am, with markets closed in the United States for the holiday of ‘Presidents’ Day’ , and in China, for the celebration of the ‘lunar new year’. In this way, after falling by 1.94% last week, the Madrid selective began the session again above the psychological level of 8,100 integers, pending the evolution of Covid-19 and the vaccination campaign, in a day with hardly any macroeconomic references. In the early stages of this Monday’s session, most stocks were trading in green, led by Bankinter (+ 2.48%), ArcelorMittal (+ 2.4%), BBVA (+ 2.39%), Solaria (+ 2.23%), IAG (+ 2.04%), Siemens Gamesa (+ 2.02%) and Santander (+ 1.86%). While on the opposite side they were Enagas (-1.74%), PharmaMar (-0.77%) e Iberdrola (-0.51%) that have been located in the...
    To stem the spread of the coronavirus and prevent a possible intrusion of variants on its territory, Germany decided to close some of its borders on Sunday. A decision that displeased the European Union. An important device deployed to ensure border control To avoid a possible epidemic wave in connection with British and South African variants, the German authorities preferred to take the lead and close some of its borders. Since Sunday, theGermany closed the borders with the Czech Republic and the Austrian Tyrol. A thousand German police officers were mobilized to control vehicles crossing the borders. Some 1,700 vehicles were checked and 500 of them were turned back. Only residents, cross-border workers and workers in positions deemed “strategic” were allowed to pass. > More info on coronavirus. “We must prevent any further intrusion as much as possible” The Minister of...
    Already very late (three years compared to a first delivery scheduled for 2025), the European MALE drone, the Eurodrone, risks being delayed again. It is Spain, which could delay the start of this difficult European program. According to corroborating sources, Madrid no longer has a budget in 2021 for the Eurodrone, … Follow La Tribune Share economic information, receive our newsletters
    Related news Coca-Cola European Partners steps forward to take control of Coca-Cola Amatil Limited (CCL). The European bottling group of soft drinks from the well-known American brand has increased its initial offer by 6% for its counterpart in Oceania, to 13.50 Australian dollars (8.65 euros) per share. This is the price that Coca-Cola EP agrees to pay to the independent shareholders of Amatil, who own 69.2% of the capital of the company, which is listed on the Sydney Stock Exchange. In October, the European group listed on the Madrid Stock Exchange – in addition to London, Amsterdam and New York – announced a price of 12.75 Australian dollars (8.16 euros) for each of the shares of its counterpart. In a privileged information sent to the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) five minutes before 23:00 hours in Madrid, it is specified that the terms of the agreement reached with Coca-Cola...
    (CNN)The year is only six weeks old, but 2021 is already revealing the European Union's inherent limitations. While the EU is no stranger to crises, the past few weeks have thrown up issues that highlight the chasm between the grand ambition of Brussels and its capability. Things have been so bad that two of the bloc's most senior officials have been called on to resign, while serious questions are being asked of the EU's executive arm, the European Commission. The most immediate problem is a Covid-19 vaccines scandal. Earlier in the pandemic, Brussels realized that a rush for vaccines could lead to wealthy member states buying huge supplies and poorer nations relying on their charity. It stepped in and secured deals with manufacturers at a better price than individual countries could negotiate. Shes one of Europes most powerful women. A vaccine spat could derail her big plans for the continentMost...
    The contagion curve and hospital pressure show declines in several European countries, although concern about the incidence of the new variants persists, which forces us to continue keeping our guard up in all areas. UK. SENSATION OF OPTIMISM AND QUARANTINES TO RETURN TO DECONFINE After imposing an almost total confinement in January, in the United Kingdom the advance of the third wave of the pandemic has slowed and maintains a downward trend in deaths and infections, with 621 and 13,308 registered, respectively, in 24 hours, according to data released today by the Ministry of Health. According to these figures, between Friday and today, Saturday, there have been 1,741 hospital admissions, which closes a week in which there have been 25.9% fewer hospitalizations than in the preceding seven days. In the seven days until today, deaths have been reduced by 26.1% and infections by 27.3% compared to the previous seven...
    The European stocks stumbled again in their attempt to rebound this Thursday. The cautious forecasts of the European Commission and the absence of new stimuli they thwarted the progress of the opening. The Ibex 35 fell 0.34% at the close to 8,037.6 points. Not only was it moving away from the 8,100 integers that it was trying to recover in the opening, but it was decisively approaching the 8,000 in its third consecutive bearish session. To the cautious tone displayed by the chairman of the Federal Reserve of the USA (Fed) in a public intervention this Wednesday, were added the forecasts of Brussels known today. The European Commission has lowered its forecast for Spanish GDP in 2021 to 5.6% and also warns that there could be a avalanche of business bankruptcies with the consequent increase in unemployment. The financial and tourism sectors once again became the main ballast of...
    Quantum advantage. After the Chinese and the Americans, European researchers report that this technological achievement has also been revealed. (Yuichiro Sino / Getty Images) Last year, Google announced it had reached it “Quantum supremacy”. A few months ago, Chinese researchers said they had conducted a similar experiment. On February 8, European scientists from CNRS, the University of Edinburgh and the French-American company QC Ware Corp announced in the journal Science Nature Communications, “Quantum advantage“. franceinfo: What is quantum advantage? Irdanis Kerenitis, CNRS researcher, director of Initial QCWare France : The idea is to show that existing quantum machines can do better than classical supercomputers to solve a problem. A quantum computer is not only a computer faster than a classical computer. This is a computer that calculates in a completely different way. Why is this technological advancement important in the context of international quantum competition? This is the first...
    By Angelo Amante ROME (Reuters) - Italians' hopes in Mario Draghi could hardly be higher. But the former European Central Bank chief, who was sworn in as the country's new prime minister on Saturday, will have a tough time fulfilling them. His main tasks will be the efficient management of over 200 billion euros ($241 billion) Italy expects from a European Union fund to help the bloc's recovery, and ensuring smooth progress of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Draghi has several advantages. He comes to power with one of the largest majorities of any government in Italy's post-war history, huge international prestige and an approval rating of 71%, according to a survey published this week. But his broad parliamentary backing may also be a problem. He will have to manage an unwieldy coalition made up of parties from left to right, including traditionally bitter foes such as the 5-Star Movement and...
    The City and the powerful financial services of London lose market share in derivatives and equities brokerage to competition from Amsterdam in Europe and the United States, just over a month after entry into force of Brexit. The IHS Markit firm recalled in a study Thursday that financial services have lived “a relatively hard Brexit” because they were not taken into account in the trade agreement signed between the United Kingdom and the EU just before Christmas. Added to this is “the lack of equivalence between British and European regulations”, with little prospect of an unblocking, while the American markets benefit from these equivalences with European regulations. A transfer to Amsterdam and Paris This has “the effect of transferring part of the old volumes on the British platforms to” American and European platforms, “mainly Amsterdam and to a lesser extent Paris”, adds IHS Markit, although this data is only...
    The president of the PP, Pablo Casado, charged against Vox this Friday in the closing ceremony of the Catalan elections campaign, questioning whether the formation of Santiago Abascal“he wants to remove Spain from the Constitution and the European Union”. During the event, in Barcelona, ​​Casado criticized the anti-European ideology of certain Vox MEPs and has compared his position with that of the former president of the Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont: “It is exactly what Puigdemont is asking for! That is why they share a parliamentary group, the Flemish who defend Puigdemont are Vox’s partners in the European Parliament and we do not want that”. Married has assured that to defend freedom, it is necessary to do it with “projects that defend freedom”, and has been defined as closer to the postulates of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel than to those of the leader of the French National Front Marine Le Pen....
    EFE videos López Obrador celebrates the end of the construction of the border wall Mexico, Feb 12 (EFE) .- The Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, celebrated this Friday that the new president of the United States, Joe Biden, rescinded the declaration of “national emergency” at the border to stop building the wall promoted by his predecessor, Donald Trump. “We strongly agree that the construction of the wall is canceled. This is an issue that we celebrate because the wall has been built for some time, to be very objective,” the president said in his morning press conference. Although the border wall was central to Donald Trump’s campaign, the head of state insisted that “both Democratic and Republican presidents” built sections of the barrier, which accumulates 1,488 kilometers built out of a total of 3,180 kilometers that the border has. “Almost everyone made their sections of the wall and now...
    The former president of the European Central Bank (ECB) is expected at the Quirinal Palace at 6:00 p.m. GMT to formally communicate his agreement to the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, who had chosen him to succeed Giuseppe Conte, forced to resign January 26 after the breakup of his coalition. Mr Draghi, nicknamed “Super Mario” for his role in the 2012 eurozone debt crisis, could unveil his government and be sworn in by the end of the weekend, then seek confidence in parliament early weekdays, while the peninsula, hard hit by Covid-19, is in the midst of a recession. Since Mr. Mattarella appealed to him on February 3, Mario Draghi has conducted all-out talks with the political parties represented in parliament, which have enabled him to form a motley team from the Democratic Party (PD, center-left) to the far-right League of Matteo Salvini via the right-wing Forza Italia...
    La Tribune – You took charge of Laboratoires Arkopharma last October. What are the first needs that you identified? Eric Panijel – The basic subject is to accelerate the growth of sales in France and internationally, however we have unique know-how, probably the best expertise in natural food supplements in Europe, which is not enough highlighted. It should be valued more by adding a little more marketing. We also have the need to step up on innovation. In this regard, 2021 will be rich in 20 new product launches. The needs of consumers are changing, so are the issues, we must work on this subject with a more … Follow La Tribune Share economic information, receive our newsletters
    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) started this Friday real-time analysis of the CVnCoV antigen, corresponding to the Covid-19 vaccinedeveloped by the German CureVac laboratory. This job could be the key to achieving the conditional use license of this drug within the European Union (EU), thus rubbing shoulders with that of Janssen, created by the American pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson. Currently, the candidate is in phase III in people to evaluate the safety, immunogenicity and effectiveness of the vaccine against coronavirus. From there, the EMA will evaluate the data from these and other clinical trials as they become available, and until there is sufficient evidence for a formal application for marketing authorization. According to the European regulator, the decision to initiate a process of “continuous review” was made by the Committee for Human Medicines (CHMP) based on the preliminary results of laboratory studies and the first clinical results of...
    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) began on Friday a real-time analysis of the covid-19 vaccine developed by the German laboratory CureVac, a process that could lead to a conditional use license for this drug in the EU and in the there is also the Janssen drug. According to the European regulator, the decision to initiate a ‘continuous review’ process was made by the Committee for Human Medicines (CHMP) based on preliminary results of laboratory studies and the first clinical results of trials in adults, which ‘suggest that the vaccine triggers the production of antibodies »against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes covid-19. The CureVac vaccine thus joins that of Janssen, developed by the American pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson, the only two that are currently in an advanced process of analysis in real time by the EMA and that could lead to a license conditional like that of Pfizer / BioNTech,...
    “The economic situation remains difficult this winter (…), however the light is now appearing at the end of the tunnel”, summed up the European Commissioner for the Economy, Paolo Gentiloni, during a press conference. For the current year, the forecasts of the European executive presented Thursday turn out to be a little less positive than those of last autumn. Rebound from summer Regarding the 19 countries of the euro zone, the Commission expects 3.8% economic growth in 2021 (compared to 4.2% expected so far), after the historic drop of -6.8% in 2020. In 2022, growth in gross domestic product (GDP) should again reach 3.8%, which is a marked improvement from the 3% forecast in November. The arrival of vaccines, in particular, makes it possible to anticipate a … Follow La Tribune Share economic information, receive our newsletters
    By The Associated Press LISBON, Portugal -- Portugal is getting more help from its European Union partners to ease pressure on hospitals crunched by the pandemic, with France and Luxembourg the latest countries to offer medical workers. The Portuguese health ministry says France is sending a doctor and three nurses, while Luxembourg is providing two doctors and two nurses. The health ministry said in a statement late Thursday the medics should arrive next week. The German army sent eight doctors and 18 nurses earlier this month to help at a Lisbon hospital. The number of COVID-19 patients in hospital and in intensive care fell Thursday for the third straight day, but Portugal’s seven-day average of daily deaths remained the world’s highest, at 1.97 per 100,000 people, according to Johns Hopkins University. ___ THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: Germany reinstates some border controls to fight variants. Dr. Fauci expects coronavirus shot categories to...
    LISBON, Portugal — Portugal is getting more help from its European Union partners to ease pressure on hospitals crunched by the pandemic, with France and Luxembourg the latest countries to offer medical workers. The Portuguese health ministry says France is sending a doctor and three nurses, while Luxembourg is providing two doctors and two nurses. The health ministry said in a statement late Thursday the medics should arrive next week. The German army sent eight doctors and 18 nurses earlier this month to help at a Lisbon hospital. The number of COVID-19 patients in hospital and in intensive care fell Thursday for the third straight day, but Portugal’s seven-day average of daily deaths remained the world’s highest, at 1.97 per 100,000 people, according to Johns Hopkins University. ___ THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: Germany reinstates some border controls to fight variants. Dr. Fauci expects coronavirus shot categories to open up by April...
    European stocks open in the red due to the worst prospects for recovery
    At the start of 2020, we supported European efforts to better track the contagion of the coronavirus using smartphone apps, but we warned of the complexity of the technology and we were concerned about the country-by-country approach of Europe. Today we can see that despite occasional progress, the struggle continues. Deployment and adoption of tracing applications has fallen short of expectations, and high infection rates in Europe have hampered large-scale contact tracing. In addition, the acceleration of vaccination has diverted attention from technical solutions of contact tracing. It is important, however, that the high hopes raised by immunization do not lead policy makers to focus on a single solution. It will take time to reach a critical mass of vaccinated citizens, and vaccines have yet to prove how well they protect us from infection and prevent us from being contagious. A swift and secure recovery of our societies and...
    Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov speaks at the Munich Security Conference on February 15, 2020.Kuhlmann | Munich Security Conference LONDON — Russia has said it is ready to cut ties with the European Union, according to a fragment of an interview published on a ministry website Friday morning. The comments mark yet another escalation in tensions between the two sides. When asked if Russia was heading for a break with the European Union, Russia's Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov said: "We proceed from the fact that we are ready (for that). In the event that we again see sanctions imposed in some sectors that create risks for our economy, including in the most sensitive spheres," according to a translation of the comments by Reuters. "We don't want to isolate ourselves from global life, but we have to be ready for that. If you want peace then prepare for...
    Should we cancel or repay, and then how, the public debt resulting from the health crisis? The debate ignites French economists, with forums and interviews with sometimes muscular tone, where legal and technical arguments answer each other in a debate ultimately also very political. On the one hand, those we can call the “cancellers”. Their leading figures are the initiators of a column published last week in the European press calling for the abandonment by the European Central Bank (ECB) of the European public debt securities it holds. “We owe 25% of our debt to ourselves and if we pay that down, we will have to find it elsewhere, either by borrowing again to roll over the debt instead of borrowing to invest, or by raising taxes, or by lowering spending “, explain these economists, among whom Gaël Giraud, Jézabel Couppey-Soubeyran or Thomas piketty. According to them, such a...
    Faced with union opposition, which has repeatedly mobilized the employees, Jean-Bernard Levy goes to the front. First before the Senate, then before the National Assembly, Wednesday February 10, the president of EDF endeavored to defend the Hercules reorganization project. An intervention which comes at a time when its chances of seeing the light of day appear increasingly meager in view of the persistent disagreements between the French government and the European Commission. His argument to convince? The Hercule project is essential to enable EDF to invest more heavily in renewable energies, a field in which it is clearly lagging behind. Read also: Future of EDF: what alternatives to the Hercules project? “Our investments are seriously hampered by the level of debt accumulated over the years due to the regulation of the Arenh [mécanisme qui fixe le prix de l’électricité nucléaire vendu par EDF à ses concurrents, ndlr] and we...
    In 2015, John Landgraf, president of the US channel FX and one of the great oracles of the current television era, coined the term peak TV to describe a time when the number of series did not stop increasing. « There is simply too much television, » he warned. Then 420 series were released in the United States, according to an annual report by FX. Landgraf calculated that in 2017 television production would reach its ceiling and the curve would begin to decline. He was wrong for two years. According to last year’s data, published a few days ago, in 2020 493 series produced in the United States were released, a figure that, for the first time in 13 years, is lower than the previous year: 532 in 2019. But the main reason is not it seems to be the saturation of the market and the explosion of a supposed television bubble....
    The loan of 750 billion euros from the European recovery plan will have to be repaid. For this, states will have to pay a plastic contribution. This potentially means a vote by regional parliaments before the Commission can get into debt on behalf of the Union. Decoding Lball to capitals. After the approval on Tuesday by the European Parliament of the legislation establishing the European Recovery Fund, we are only waiting for the green light from the national parliaments to the colossal loan that the European Commission must contract. Until 2026, 750 billion euros will be raised on the markets. For this, the European institution needs the States to ratify the decision of the heads of state and government to increase their guarantee to the European budget. It is he who will ultimately have to repay the stimulus funds granted...
    The pandemic significantly affected the production chain of multiple technology companies. Although the process has been resumed for months, now his biggest problem is facing the component shortage, mainly that of semiconductors. As manufacturing continued, suppliers were forced to fill orders from many companies at the same time. This, of course, made it difficult to meet the demand. The situation is so worrying that the governments of The United States and Europe could intervene directly to solve it. Joe Biden wants a long-term strategy According to Bloomberg, Joe Biden, president of the United States, could sign a executive order to intervene directly on the problem. This mandate would begin by making a review of the semiconductor production chain to identify the inconveniences that are making it difficult to manufacture. Most importantly, however, they would also develop a long-term strategy that helps avoid the same situation in the future. The official...
    Juan Guaidó continues to have the responsibility of leading a process of change in Venezuela and that is why his replacement is not an option, says in an interview with . the Venezuelan opponent Leopoldo López, who nevertheless adds that “there is the possibility of complementing leadership” for achieve the necessary unity that leads to the calling of free elections in the country. The unity of the Venezuelan opposition is a clear objective for López who, despite everything, recognizes that the figure of Guaidó, “like all politicians and politics, has suffered a downturn” as a result of the expectation that was created in 2019 about an imminent change in the country, “which was very high and as it did not occur, it generated frustration and uncertainty.” But that “should not mean that we replace the National Assembly because it is the bastion on which Juan Guaidó stands and that is...
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The EU's chief Brexit negotiator said on Thursday that the UK's exit from the European Union is the reason for tensions between London and Brussels over Northern Ireland, not the protocol agreed between the two sides over their divorce. "The difficulties on the island of Ireland are caused by Brexit, not by the protocol," Michel Barnier told a European Business Summit event. "The protocol is the solution. "I am sure if it is correctly implemented it will be progress for Northern Ireland. It protects the Good Friday Agreement in all its dimensions, it avoids a border between Ireland and Northern Ireland and it protects the single market." Barnier also said that negotiations on Brexit are finished and cannot be reopened. He added that EU member states' national authorities will be vigilant for possible circumvention of new rules by financial services companies following Britain's final exit from the...
    The delay taken by European countries in the process of vaccinating their populations against covid 19 is now well known and monitored every day. As of February 8, according to data from Our World In Data, Boris Johnson’s UK was at 19.7% of its population, Team Trump-Biden’s US at 13% while the European Union (EU) is at 3.9% (France at 3.3%). However, it wasn’t until February 10, and Ursula Von der Leyen’s apology, that European leaders admitted there was a problem. Indeed, on February 8 again, Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Emmanuel Macron, flying to the aid of the European Commission, once again welcomed the European strategy explaining that the most important thing was that there was no vaccine race between France and Germany, or that small countries are left behind. Some of these small countries, which are the size of Israel, such as Austria or Hungary, do not...
    Sony Playstation 5 : Microsoft is waiting for the European Union, through the European Commission (EC), to authorize the purchase of Zenimax. After announcing this move last September 2020, the Redmond company took a further step in this acquisition process calling on EU antitrust regulators to study the legality of the transaction so that it can be concluded. Now, thanks to a notification from the EC, we have learned that Microsoft’s intention is to place Zenimax in a newly formed subsidiary called Vault. Microsoft, Zenimax and the creation of the Vault Microsoft announced before the end of 2020 the acquisition of ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, worth 7.5 billion dollars. That makes sagas like Fallout, Doom, The Elder Scrolls or Wolfenstein become part of the wings of Xbox Game Studios. However, it appears that the firm has big plans for this acquisition, and it is the...
    EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell (L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (R) hold a joint press conference following their meeting in Moscow, Russia on February 5, 2021. (Photo by Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)Russian Foreign Ministry | Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images  LONDON — A recent press conference between the EU's top diplomat and Russia's veteran foreign minister demonstrated diplomatic ties have plunged to a new low, prompting some analysts to question whether the "humiliating" trip could lead to further political consequences. EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell visited Moscow on Friday to voice the EU's opposition to the arrest of Alexei Navalny, a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. However, Borrell failed to rebuff his Russian counterpart's comments when standing next to him at the press conference. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had claimed the EU...
    The difficult situation that our countries are going through reminds us that beyond their obvious contribution to the life of our societies, research and innovation efforts are essential to face crises. Research was thus one of the very first areas called upon and supported at European level to provide a global response to the coronavirus crisis – one billion euros has been mobilized to support the development of new test methods and new treatments. and new vaccines … This same research must remain a priority, to prepare our countries for the crises which will inevitably arise again, and the nature of which is not always predictable. There is no doubt that, in the months and years to come, our common response to health, social, economic or geopolitical challenges will be based decisively on the resources that we have been able to allocate to the scientific world today. 11 euros...
    The European Council agrees on a common position on privacy on WhatsApp and Skype
    Mario Draghi appears as the savior of the “Boot”. His appointment as head of the executive transformed Matteo Salvini. The former head of the ECB has already warned that he would embody a European anchor. “NOTe talked about Europe, of course! “ Tuesday, leaving the office where Mario Draghi received political parties for consultations for the formation of his government, Matteo Salvini addressed the press. “Our goal is for Italy to once again become a major player in Europe. We are hands, heart, feet and brain in Europe, launched the head of The League in front of the dumbfounded press. I have two children who grow up and think as Italians in Europe, and therefore what interests us is to defend the interests of Italians in Europe but with a foresight and in a European spirit! “
    Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday acknowledged failures on the part of the European Union in the fight against the coronavirus, admitting that the bloc had fallen behind in the vaccination campaign. Van der Leyen takes his feet in the Irish carpet The President of the European Commission was invited to speak to MEPs after being strongly criticized on two points: – on the one hand, the slowness of the distribution of vaccines against COVID-19, of which it coordinated the purchases, and, – on the other hand, the control of the export of vaccines from Ireland to Northern Ireland, which she almost immediately gave up in the face of scandalized reactions in London as well as in Dublin and Belfast on the re-establishment of a physical border on the island. Von der Leyen admits and lists errors made by the Commission With delays in deliveries and the passes of...
    Editorial: Gaming / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram / News / Discord / Forums It is a matter of time for Microsoft to receive approval from the Union and the European Commission for the purchase of ZeniMax. The acquisition process is under the spotlight, as it is one of the most important that has been recorded in recent years and in the history of the industry. Everything is progressing in a favorable way for Microsoft, who is part of an approval process to rule out any sign of monopoly in the purchase. We now know that the European Commission believes that the agreement could be within its rules and guidelines, but a decision has not been made yet. Recent documents reveal that Microsoft will create a new subsidiary to complete the acquisition of ZeniMax and Bethesda. While it has not been detailed how it will work, we know...
    The European Parliament gives the green light to the rules of the recovery fund
    The European Commission announced Wednesday that it had forced the South African laboratory Aspen to drastically reduce its prices for six anticancer drugs in Europe, after finding an abuse of dominant position. Under pressure from the Commission, Aspen pledged to an average tariff reduction of 73% on these essential products in the treatment of certain severe forms of blood cancer. These laboratory commitments, made legally binding, “will allow European health systems to save tens of millions of euros”, said Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager. In May 2017, Brussels had opened a procedure on the pricing practices of the pharmaceutical company, after observing dizzying price increases from 2012 in all the countries of Europe where it sold its drugs. The discounts now granted make it possible to bring prices back below their 2012 level, so before the start of increases deemed abusive. “The prices charged by Aspen exceeded its costs by...
    “There were errors in the decision-making process (…) I deeply regret it”, explained the German to the European Parliament meeting in plenary. At the end of January, faced with the affront of the firm AstraZeneca which revised downwards its deliveries planned for the EU, the Commission had hastily introduced a new mechanism of “transparency” and authorization of exports of vaccines against the coronavirus . It appeared that he was planning to circumvent the rules of the “Northern Irish protocol”, an essential part of the Brexit agreement, which had been condemned from all sides. The Commission quickly backed down, but this misstep left an impression and fueled criticism from London and the Unionists in Northern Ireland. “Finally” things were rectified, defended Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday. “The Commission will do everything possible to preserve peace on the island (of Ireland), as it has done throughout the Brexit process,” she...
    “We were too confident that the doses we ordered would be delivered on time,” said the President of the European Commission. LPresident of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday admitted some errors in the work of the European executive on vaccination, among other things in the imbroglio on vaccine exports to Northern Ireland. “There were errors in the decision-making process (…) I deeply regret it”, explained the German to the European Parliament meeting in plenary. At the end of January, faced with the affront of the firm AstraZeneca which revised downwards its deliveries planned for the EU, the Commission had hastily introduced a new mechanism of “transparency” and authorization of exports of vaccines against the coronavirus . It appeared that he was planning to circumvent the rules of the “Northern Irish protocol”, an essential part of the Brexit agreement, which had...
    More than one in ten MEPs claimed the head of the EU’s foreign minister for having “fallen into the trap” of the Kremlin. Borrell counterattack: he will propose new sanctions. It remains to overcome the division of member states … Sf the European Parliament is a reflection of political diversity in the EU, the Kremlin must be rubbing its hands. The debate, devoted Tuesday in plenary to the controversial visit of Josep Borrell to Moscow last Friday, showed deep differences of view on the advisability of this trip. This bodes well for serious difficulties when it comes to defining a common line for the Twenty-Seven in the face of the authoritarian turn of the screw in Russia, against the backdrop of the “Navalny affair”. Moscow will revel in it. The President of the European Council has put this “discussion” on the agenda of a...
    The coronavirus and the British strain have taken part of the home court factor in three of the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 and two of the first leg of the Europa League round of 32. The restrictions on flights from the United Kingdom in force in both Germany and Spain (these have been extended this Tuesday by the Spanish Government until March 2), have transferred the Leipzig-Liverpool from February 16 to Budapest, a city that it will also host Borussia Mönchengladbach-Manchester City eight days later. Atlético-Chelsea will be played on February 23 in a city yet to be determined. Sources from the rojiblanco club discard Warsaw and point to Bucharest, where the team was crowned champion of the Europa League in 2012. This competition has also been affected by the British variant of the coronavirus as Real Sociedad have to move from San Sebastián...
    “Where are the balls of the EU?” has loaded, in Castilian, the Flemish nationalist of the N-VA, Assita Kanko, against Josep Borrell in a debate in the European Parliament on the controversial visit of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy to Moscow. Assita Kanko is known in Spain for being the deputy who welcomed Puigdemont and Antoni Comín in the European Parliament when they were recognized as parliamentarians. “Where are the balls of the European Union? And, where is its head?”, The MEP attacked. “It was a disaster she went on. We all knew it was a mistake to go to Moscow. But you left. And we knew that Lavrov was going to give him soups with a slingshot, because he did not know and an own goal was scored twice at that press conference. ” Hierbij mijn tussenkomst in de fullire...
    Photo Archive The European Union on Tuesday celebrated Colombia’s decision to legally host some two million Venezuelan immigrants, regular or irregular, with a Temporary Protection Statute that will last for ten years. A step that Brussels described as « historic ». “The government of Colombia made a historic decision to offer temporary protected status to Venezuelan migrants. This extraordinary, courageous and unprecedented step should contribute to reducing human suffering for Venezuelan migrants in Colombia, while providing opportunities for better assistance, including vaccination against covid-19, protection and durable solutions, ”stated the the Union into a community. It was a joint statement between the high representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell; and the Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarcic. « With the continuing deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Venezuela, the collateral effects of the migrant and refugee crisis continue to be of great concern to the European Union, » both noted. ...
    The rate of vaccination in Europe against covid-19 is advancing at a good pace and some countries such as Germany and Portugal are studying expanding confinements to continue bending the curve of infected, while others such as the United Kingdom or Spain have posted record figures. On a day when the World Health Organization (WHO) ruled out the possibility that SARS-CoV-2 had originated in a laboratory, Europe begins to reap the fruits of restrictive measures, encouraging governments to study the possibility of extending them until at least March. In the midst of the acceleration process of immunization against the coronavirus, Brussels tries to silence criticism for the lack of transparency in the procurement of vaccines, as well as problems in their supply. The European Commission published on Tuesday the contract with the French-British pharmaceutical consortium Sanofi-GSK for the supply of anti-covid products, a document that can only be read in...
    European Union lawmakers are reportedly seeking to force Big Tech companies such as Facebook and Google to pay for news displayed on their platforms, signaling a win for the news industry. The Trump administration last month expressed opposition to similar legislative actions proposed in Australia, arguing it could hurt the U.S. tech giants. The EU lawmakers want to build upon two recently proposed rules, the EU Digital Services and Digital Markets acts, to force the Big Tech companies to compensate publishers better, according to the Financial Times. A similar initiative in Australia has received significant opposition from the tech giants, with Google threatening to leave the country if compelled to pay for news and Facebook warning it will stop users from sharing news if Australia passes such a law. The U.S. last month attacked the Australian approach in a submission asking the government to “suspend” the plans for such...
    (CNN)The European Space Agency (ESA) is looking for new astronauts for the first time in 11 years.Applications open on March 31, and women are encouraged to apply as the agency seeks "to expand gender diversity in our ranks," according to a statement from the ESA published Monday."To go farther than we ever have before, we need to look wider than we ever have before," said ESA director general Jan Wörner in the statement. "This recruitment process is the first step and I look forward to watching the agency develop across all areas of space exploration and innovation, with our international partners, in the years to come."3 missions prepare to explore Mars and other space news to expect in 2021The agency is keen to receive applications from every part of society, according to David Parker, ESA director of human and robotic exploration.Read More"Diversity at ESA should not only address the origin,...
    (CNN)It's likely that, a couple of weeks ago, you'd never heard the name Ursula von der Leyen. President of the European Commission, the European Union's executive branch and most powerful institution, is not a job that enjoys the fame or the grandeur of a national leader. So if your name's appearing in the media, chances are, something's probably gone very wrong. The EU's unedifying spat with the United Kingdom over Covid-19 vaccines has dragged von der Leyen and her management style into the spotlight. After Brussels got jittery that its vaccination program was lagging behind, thanks to a shortage of doses, the Commission proposed placing export controls on vaccine manufacturers, meaning the EU could monitor -- and potentially prevent -- vaccines leaving the bloc. As part of this proposal, the Commission said that those controls could be applied to vaccines going from the Republic of Ireland (part of the EU)...
    It looks very much like an announced carnage. Not a week goes by without a European bank announcing major restructuring in its branch network. The movement is not new but it seems to get carried away with the health crisis. The latest announcement, Commerzbank, Germany’s second-largest bank, plans to cut half of its branches by 2024 (from 790 branches to 450) and to cut 10,000 positions worldwide (nearly one in three in Germany). Enough to reduce its cost base by 20% in four years! Reason given: to put the package (1.7 billion euros) on the digitization of services. Last September, Deutsche Bank had already caused a thunderclap by announcing the reduction of 20% of its branches. Last week in Ireland, Allied Bank also announced that it wanted to reshape its activities. Objective: to reduce costs by 1.3 billion euros. Here again, the digital shift is highlighted. “The Covid has...
    French playwright and screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, collaborator of the Spanish director Luis Buñuel for almost two decades, died this Monday at 89 years. The writer, who did not suffer from any disease, died “in his sleep” at his Parisian home, according to his daughter, Kiara Carrière, to the Agence France Press and French media collected. Born in Colombières-sur-Orb, Hérault (France), on September 19, 1931, he was one of the greatest exponents of French surrealism and his work as a screenwriter encompasses almost 150 titles, with nearly 20 years of work linked to the Aragonese Luis Buñuel. Graduated in literature and history, he began in the world of short film as a director in 1961 with Rupture and a year later he achieved the Oscar for best short film by Heureux anniversaire, together with Pierre Étaix. In 1963, during the Cannes Film Festival, he met Luis Buñuel and began a...
    The Spanish FIFA community continues to give us joy. Three Spanish players have entered the final phase of the third European qualifier of the FIFA 21 Global Series. Adriman, Andoni Y Neat They are already top 6 in Europe and have great possibilities to go further. The competitive FIFA in our country is emerging again. Gone are the years when they hardly saw us internationally. We had a first golden age, completed with the double world championship of Alfonso RamosBut we were also sailing through the desert for several years. Fortunately in the last two or three years, talented Spaniards have appeared on the scene. They are yet to explode in an international event, but it seems that the moment is very close. Adriman and Neat —for DUX Gaming— and Andoni —of McDonalds Riders— are three of this batch of players called to reach very high levels. There are plenty...
    (Reuters) - Brussels appears poised to reject the UK's calls for a two-year extension of the grace periods for post-Brexit trade in Northern Ireland, the Telegraph reported https://bit.ly/3cR0QvZ late Monday. The European Commission is likely to agree to only a three- to six-month extension of the arrangements in place for traders moving goods between Britain and the province, the report added, citing multiple Whitehall and EU sources. (Reporting by Nandakumar D in Bengaluru; Editing by Leslie Adler) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: tariffs, European Union, United Kingdom, Europe
    The shock wave of the pandemic continues to rock the European economy. According to a recent study by Euler Hermes, the delay accumulated in the vaccination campaign estimated at five weeks would represent a staggering cost of around 90 billion euros in 2021. “Each additional week of health restrictions costs 0.4 percentage point of quarterly GDP growth in the EU. The current delay would thus cost the EU 2 percentage points of quarterly GDP growth.” indicate the authors of the study. After a cataclysmic year 2020, the arrival of the vaccine may have given glimmers of hope to economic and financial circles. At the end of last year, the President of the European Commission Ursula Von Der Leyen assured that 70% of the adult population would be vaccinated before the summer and the States were trying to redouble their efforts to set up. . Follow La Tribune...
    UCLA senior Yumeng Zhuang fell in love with physics and philosophy as a high school student in her native China. That passion led her to Albert Einstein and Immanuel Kant — and then to a desire to study German so she could read their works as originally written. But her parents weren’t thrilled, pushing her to perfect her English instead. “They said German is not a useful language because not many people speak it,” said Zuang, a physics major. “So I started self-studying it secretly.” Derided as the study of “dead white men” by some, college European language and culture programs have seen better days. German, Italian, French — once dominant after two world wars sparked demand for fluency — gave way to the meteoric rise in Spanish and Asian languages, reflecting demographics and the global and cultural interests of 21st century students. The fastest-growing language these days...
    The expulsions announced on Friday were seen as a snub in Europe, they came on the day of a visit to Moscow by the head of European diplomacy. “Russia was and remains interested in reviving relations between Moscow and Brussels,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday. But “the expulsion of diplomats (…) is the consequence of the actions undertaken by certain foreign missions in Moscow, in a context of illegal disturbances. Russia has clearly shown that it does not intend to tolerate this”, a- he added. Russia accused these German, Polish and Swedish representatives of having participated in an illegal demonstration in support of Alexeï Navalny to justify their expulsion from Russia. Mr Peskov promised to “act very decisively” in the event of “interference”. “But that does not mean that we want to move away and further worsen relations (…) on the contrary, we have an interest...
    On January 2, the Breton sailors did not stay at the dock. A major activity in Brittany, the fishing sector will nevertheless enter the heart of the implementation of the post-Brexit agreement, as evidenced by the difficult discussions that took place in January with Jersey. More than a month after the signing of the agreement of December 24 between the United Kingdom and the European Union, the European Commission and Jersey have succeeded in validating the access of Breton and Norman fishermen to the waters of the Anglo Island -normande January 26 in the evening. 104 Breton vessels (out of a total, including Normandy, of 344) have had guaranteed access for a few days until the end of April for all those who are used to fishing. 58 already have a provisional license, the others will be gradually integrated into the list. In Saint-Malo, around fifty boats have received...
    The eight European ‘green energy companies’ (two Spanish) with an upward path in the race for sustainability
    The president of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen, will appear this week in public for the first time after the criticism of her management of the crisis for the delay in deliveries of the AstraZeneca vaccine, and will do so twice : before the plenary session of the European Parliament and the parliamentary group of the Left. The most anticipated of his appearances will be before the hemicycle of the European Parliament, early in the morning of Wednesday (8.30 am local time, 7.30 GMT), in a debate on the status of the vaccination strategy against covid-19 of the European Union. VON DER LEYEN, AT THE PLENARY OF THE EURPCÁMARA In it, all the edges of the crisis that the European Commission has faced in the last two weeks will come to the fore, since AstraZeneca’s announcement that it would not deliver to the European Union all the...
    Exports from UK ports to the European Union fell 68% in January compared to the same period a year earlier, said the Road Transport Association (RHA), which sees this as the joint effect of Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic. It was in a letter sent on February 1 to Minister Michael Gove, to which the British weekly The Observer had access, that the president of the association, Richard Burnett advanced this figure of 68%, taken from a poll carried out with its international members. Increased paperwork According to the weekly, Richard Burnett believes this is mainly due to “the massive increase in paperwork facing exporters” after Brexit. He calls on the British government to greatly increase the number of customs officers responsible for helping businesses, estimating that the 10,000 people currently deployed represent “only a fifth of what would be needed”. “I find it deeply frustrating and annoying that...
    Christine Lagarde dismissed in their goals the 100 economists who launched on Friday a call to cancel the public debts held by the ECB to facilitate social and ecological reconstruction after the Covid-19 pandemic. “It would be a violation of the European treaty” Such a cancellation is “unthinkable” and would be “a violation of the European treaty which strictly prohibits the monetary financing of States”, underlined in the Journal du Dimanche the President of the European Central Bank (ECB). “This rule is one of the fundamental pillars of the euro,” she explained. “If the energy spent demanding a cancellation of the debt by the ECB were devoted to a debate on the use of this debt, it would be much more useful! What will public spending be allocated to? In which sectors of the future to invest ? This is the essential subject today. “ “We owe 25% of...
    The head of EU diplomacy was unable to meet the opponent Alexei Navalny. During the meeting with his Russian counterpart, he learned of the expulsion from Russia of three European diplomats. Correspondent in Moscow Uvideo, expulsions and an end of inadmissibility: the day of Josep Borrell turned into a nightmare on Friday in Moscow. The head of European diplomacy came with a firm intention: “This is the place and the time to talk about Alexeï Navalny”. Three days after the anti-Kremlin opponent was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison in one case and as he appears in court for another case, voices are growing in Europe to denounce Moscow’s actions. Against the opponent but also against the demonstrators supporting him for three weeks: 11,000 people were arrested, a record; nearly 1,000 of them have already been sentenced to administrative detention. ...
    The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, once again rejected in the German press on Saturday criticism that the EU was too late in concluding vaccine pre-order agreements with pharmaceutical companies. Lhe difficulties in the supply of vaccines against Covid-19 in Europe are linked to the fact that there is “a global shortage of important components that go into the manufacture of vaccines”, she assured in a forum at the Sunday newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, broadcast on Saturday. Recognizing that this problem was proving “painful” because of the high expectations of Europeans, she stressed: “if we had all been aware at the time of the risks associated with launching such mass production, then we would have tempered expectations for rapid vaccination ”. His remarks come at a time when criticism is fired in Germany and Europe on the slowness taken by the vaccination campaign...
    Bloomberg European buyers start paying for ‘green’ aluminum (Bloomberg) – Aluminum producers have long promoted more environmentally friendly manufacturing methods as the way of the future, but no one had been willing to pay for that, until now. This week, multiple transactions of the so-called ” green aluminum, “as well as aluminum billets and cast materials, earned a premium over standard prices in Europe, according to research firm Harbor Intelligence.” The fire has lit, “Jorge Vázquez, director, said in a telephone interview. from the Austin, Texas-based firm. “The fire is not just a spark, it is about various transactions by major players on both the consumer and producer side.” About 200,000 metric tons of European raw aluminum were traded, and various deals carry additional premiums of up to $ 14 a ton, the company said in a note to customers. Some quarterly contracts for billet, which is used in a...
    Sony Playstation 5 : PlayStation has shared the figures of the January’s most downloaded games on the PS Store, both in that of PS5 as in that of PS4, and making a distinction between the markets of the United States / Canada and Europe, in which the Spanish digital store is located. There is also specific data on the most downloaded VR games and free-to-play of the month. In the case of Most downloaded January on PS5, the one that leads the European list is FIFA 21, while in the North American we see Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War as the most acquired game. The second position on both lists is the same: Hitman 3, the latest installment in IO Interactive’s stealth saga that seems to have landed on the right foot in Sony’s next-gen console. Spanish TemTem among the most downloaded PS5 in North America...
    Factory farms are inherently cruel and cause so much suffering. Animals are kept in cramped cages, stolen from their mothers, mutilated, bred to unnatural sizes, and tortured until they are slaughtered for people to eat. Many people are unaware of the cruelty that non-meat animal products involves. Take, for example, eggs. Producing eggs on an industrial scale involves extreme cruelty to the mothers through acts such as debeaking, unnatural breeding, and forced molting. Furthermore, only female chickens can produce eggs. Thus, male chicks are deemed worthless to the industry and are subjected to a mass culling. Billions of baby chicks are shredded alive every year. They are thrown onto a conveyer belt and slowly fall into huge grinders that rip them apart. Source: PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)/Youtube Fortunately, Germany is trying to put an end to this act of unthinkable cruelty. Recently, government officials passed...
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel – Hannibal Hanschke /Reuters Pool As Angela Merkel sat down to crisis talks with vaccine manufacturers on Monday, she faced a dilemma. The veteran chancellor has had a good pandemic until now. But the European vaccine debacle has hit Germany hard, and Mrs Merkel has a tough choice to make. At home, there are calls to abandon any semblance of solidarity with the European Union and follow Britain’s lead in going it alone to secure enough vaccines for her people. But on the wider European stage she has dominated for more than a decade, she faces nervousness and suspicion from EU partners who fear Germany may be about to abandon them in the race for vaccinations. Germany’s highest-selling newspaper, Bild, made its preference clear on Monday in an editorial for “National bulk orders of the best vaccines the world can offer, if necessary outside the...
    BRITAIN has Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, but Europe is peppered with a number of stunning royal residences that lure tourists from around the world. From fairytale palaces to impressive homes with golden statues, these castles truly are picture perfect. ???? Read our Meghan and Harry live blog for the latest news and gossip... 22The Palacio Real de Madrid in Spain has a staggering 3,418 roomsCredit: Getty Images - Getty Here are some of the top royal homes in Europe... Palacio Real de Madrid, Spain Over in Spain the Palacio Real de Madrid, which translates as Royal Palace of Madrid is also popular with royal fans.  The spacious 3,418-room palace is used for state ceremonies and banquets, and several rooms in the palace are regularly open to the public. Visitors can tour round the extravagant throne room, banqueting rooms, The Royal Armoury and the Royal Pharmacy, as well as the majestic gardens. 22The...
    (CNN)Josep Borrell, the European Union's foreign policy chief, is charging headfirst into a diplomatic nightmare this week, as he touches down in Moscow for a scheduled meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The meeting, which had been in Borrell's diary for some time, comes after another weekend of protests across Russia over the ongoing detention of Alexey Navalny, currently the most famous critic of President Vladimir Putin. Borrell won't need reminding that Navalny is lucky to be walking the earth, as Russian agents allegedly tried to kill him via a poisoning in the summer of 2020. Russia denies involvement in Navalny's poisoning. Putin himself said in December that if Russian security services had wanted to kill Navalny, they "would have finished" the job. After a five-month recovery in Germany, Navalny returned to Moscow on January 17, but was arrested after landing, allegedly for violating his parole. On Tuesday of...
    While a few have already hit the market, there are still dozens of coronavirus vaccines in development around the globe.Some use tried-and-true technologies, other use novel approaches. The shots were all tested differently, and some were allowed to go into use even before they were rigorously tested. How well they work varies, with preliminary study results ranging from 50% effective to over 90%.So far, regulators in different countries have allowed use of about a half dozen, mostly under emergency use provisions. A few more are getting close. The ones available now all require two doses, given weeks apart.EMBED More News Videos Getting an appointment for a COVID vaccine has proven to be a difficult task at times. 7 On Your Side has some dos and don'ts to try to make the process easier. Among those furthest along:Pfizer: Developed with BioNTech; authorized by the U.S., U.K, European Union, the World Health...
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, self-isolation will have to be observed after returning to Latvia from all EU (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries, except for the Vatican and Iceland, as of today due to the Kovit-19 epidemic. Since last week, the incidence of Covit-19 in Iceland has dropped to 25.8 cases per 100,000 population, which means that self-isolation is no longer required when returning from it. The self-isolation gateway in Latvia is currently set at 50 cases per 100,000 population. This figure is lower in the Vatican and Iceland than in the European Union and EEA. Self-isolation in Latvia should still be observed when returning or traveling through Portugal, which has the highest number of events in Europe. Return from Andorra, Ireland, Slovenia, Portugal, Cyprus, Sweden, Monaco, Slovakia, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Spain, Malta, Italy, Croatia, Luxembourg, Poland, France, Germany. , Austria, Romania,...
    France's president Emmanuel Macron has astonishingly claimed the AstraZeneca vaccine is 'almost ineffective' on people who are over 65 years of age. Macron made the explosive comments despite the EU giving the AstraZeneca vaccine full approval to be rolled out to its member states on Friday. His comments came as the EU's vaccine war entered a dangerous new phase on Friday as the bloc introduced rules that will allow it to block life-saving jabs getting to Britain, while European politicians accused the UK of 'hijacking' doses. Speaking to reporters only hours before the European Medecines Agency (EMA) recommended the vaccine for adults of all ages, Macron said there was 'very little information' available for the vaccine developed by the British-Swedish company and Oxford University.  France's president Emmanuel Macron (pictured Thursday) has astonishingly claimed the AstraZeneca vaccine is 'almost ineffective' on people who are over 65 years of age 'Today we...
    More than four tonnes of cocaine were seized by the French Navy A huge consignment of cocaine that was destined for the UK and Europe has been seized off the coast of Barbados. Investigators from the National Crime Agency (NCA), working alongside European law enforcement partners, spent several months tracking a drug trafficking network operating out of South America. They were able to identify a Venezuelan-flagged fishing vessel that was packed with 4.2 tonnes of high purity cocaine. Last week a French naval vessel operating out of Martinique intercepted and boarded the boat in international waters east of Barbados. Investigators have said the high purity drugs would have had a street value of hundreds of millions of pounds and were destined for the streets of Europe. The boat and her eight crew were apprehended and handed over to the Venezuelan authorities. It is understood part of the intelligence that...