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EU eases its controls on COVID-19 vaccine exports

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said on Friday that it will ease its restrictions on exporting COVID-19 vaccines. The Commission, the EU's executive arm, said that as of January i...

EU opens door to giving aid for semiconductor production

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission said Thursday that it could approve aid to fund production of semiconductors in the 27-nation bloc amid a global chip shortage and intense worldwide competition...

Belgium to make COVID-19 shots mandatory for health workers

BRUSSELS (AP) — Health workers in Belgium who don't want to get vaccinated against COVID-19 will face losing their jobs. Amid a surge of coronavirus cases that has led hospitals in B...

EU ministers debate how to tackle rising energy costs

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union ministers on Tuesday held emergency talks focused on energy that did not produce immediate results amid deep divergences between the 27 member countries on how to tackle...

9 EU countries oppose market reform ahead of energy talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — Nine European Union countries, including heavyweight Germany, have joined forces to say they will not support an overhaul of the electricity market ahead of an emergency meeting of the...

EU to keep fighting Belarus's "weaponization" of migrants

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders pledged on Friday to “keep up the pressure" on Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to halt the flow of migrants from his country and raised the prospect of ne...

EU leaders seek to safeguard energy supplies as prices soar

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders struggled to find a common ground during a long debate Thursday on how to ease the pain of soaring energy bills. The hours-long energy discussi...

EU summit loads pressure on Poland over rule of law

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders pressured a defiant Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki Thursday to fall back into line on recognizing that EU law trumps national decision-making, hoping t...

EU Parliament tries to force commission to act on Poland

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament said Wednesday it's preparing legal action against the EU's executive arm for failing to use its big guns following a Polish court decision that challenged the ...

EU top official clashes with Polish PM over rule of law

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top official locked horns Tuesday with Poland's prime minister, arguing that a recent ruling from the country's constitutional court challenging the supremacy of E...

EU says anti-Semitism has no place in bloc after Jansa tweet

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union reiterated Friday that anti-Semitism “has no place" in the 27-nation bloc after Slovenian Prime minister Janez Jansa posted a message on social media that was critic...

Women taken from mothers in Congo seek Belgian reparations

BRUSSELS (AP) — A court in Brussels has started considering a crimes against humanity lawsuit brought by five biracial women who were born in Congo and taken away from their Black mothers when they we...

EU urges members to protect poor residents amid energy hikes

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive branch advised the 27 EU member countries Wednesday to adopt tax cuts, state aid and other measures to help households and businesses weather the impact ...

EU's first green bond issuance raises $13.8 billion

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission issued its inaugural green bonds Tuesday, raising 12 billion euros ($13.8 billion) from a sale that attracted strong demand from investors. Th...

EU, Ukraine to discuss military training and cyberthreats

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is considering providing a military training mission to Ukraine amid lingering tensions between Russia and its neighbor, officials said Monday. Act...