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EU agriculture reforms clear final hurdle, but doubts still remain

The European Council, the institution that represents member states, has approved the bloc's agricultural reforms, paving the way for it to ...

Court ‘should dismiss’ Hungary-Poland bid to stop conditions being slapped on EU cash handouts

Hungary and Poland's court bid to stop EU cash handouts from being conditional on respect for rule of law "should be dismissed". Budapest and ...

World AIDS Day: Fight against HIV being forgotten amid COVID pandemic

40 years ago, on June 5, 1981, five cases of pneumonia due to a fungus then called "pneumocystis carinii", linked to a suppression of the immune ...

Russian military build-up and Belarus border crisis are ‘absolutely connected’, says Ukrainian PM

The military build-up of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border and the ongoing standoff between Belarus and the European Union are "absolutely ...

The pesticide chlordecone gave these banana farmers cancer. France will now compensate them

French farm workers poisoned by a cancer-causing pesticide will be able to claim compensation by the end of the year, a government minister said ...

Two people killed by falling trees as Storm Arwen batters UK

Two men were killed by falling trees as Storm Arwen lashes the northern parts of the UK, bringing gusts of wind reaching up to 160km/h. A man ...

New COVID variant: EU countries move to restrict air travel from southern Africa over B.1.1.529

Concerns over a new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa have prompted fresh travel restrictions in Italy and Germany on Friday as Brussels ...

EU’s COVID travel pass will expire nine months after last vaccine dose, says Brussels

Brussels says the EU's COVID pass -- used for cross-border travel -- will expire nine months after the last vaccine dose. It said a booster shot ...

EU parliament gives green light to agricultural reforms

The European Parliament has approved reforms to the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), after nearly three years of negotiations, paving the ...

EU to blacklist transport companies involved in human trafficking amid Belarus border crisis

In the midst of the geopolitical confrontation unravelling at the Belarus-Poland border, the European Commission has unveiled new plans to punish ...

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