Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias arrives for a two day NATO foreign ministers meeting in Berlin, Germany May 14, 2022. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi

Greece says ready to welcome Finland, Sweden in NATO

ATHENS, May 14 (Reuters) – Greece fully supports Sweden’s and Finland’s plans to join NATO, its foreign minister said on Saturday. “Greece has excellent relations with these two countries, which are also members…

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European companies’ Russian ties could make sanctions tough

 Europe is contemplating sanctions against Russia if it invades Ukraine — and the work is far from simple. Sanctions would seek to maximize the pain for the Kremlin, its key…

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EU endorses Thailand Digital Health Pass on “Mor Prom” application

The European Union (EU) has endorsed the Thailand Digital Health Pass on the “Mor Prom” application, which means the pass is equivalent to the EU’s COVID-19 clearance certificate and can…

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Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrives to attend an European Union Summit with all 27 EU leaders at The European Council Building in Brussels on December 16, 2021. The lightning spread of Omicron in Europe and elsewhere has added a sense of urgency to an EU summit on December 16, 2021, with leaders struggling to present a united, bloc-wide approach. Kenzo Tribouillard / POOL / AFP

EU leaders weigh new sanctions on Russia amid ‘series of attacks’

The European Union is under assault from Russia on multiple fronts and must unite behind new economic sanctions, Baltic and central European leaders said on Thursday, with Lithuania citing a…

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Olaf Scholz of the Social Democrats reacts after he was elected new German Chancellor in the German Parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. The election and swearing-in of the new Chancellor and the swearing-in of the federal ministers of the new federal government will take place in the Bundestag on Wednesday. (Photo/Stefanie Loos)

Scholz succeeds Merkel as German chancellor, opening new era

Olaf Scholz became Germany’s ninth post-World War II chancellor Wednesday, opening a new era for the European Union’s most populous nation and largest economy after Angela Merkel’s 16-year tenure. Scholz’s…

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A picture taken on November 10, 2021 shows Poland’s servicemen behind a barbed wire fence on the Belarusian-Polish border as they watch migrants camping on the Belarusian side in the Grodno region. Hundreds of desperate migrants are trapped in freezing temperatures on the border and the presence of troops from both sides has raised fears of a confrontation.

Neighbours of Belarus say migrant crisis risks military clash

Countries bordering Belarus expressed concern on Thursday that a crisis over growing numbers of migrants trying to break through its frontiers into the European Union could escalate into a military…

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Google loses appeal against EU’s 2.4-billion-euro anti-trust fine

Google lost an appeal on Wednesday against a 2.4-billion-euro ($2.8-billion) fine imposed by the European Union for abusing its search engine dominance — a big win for the bloc’s anti-trust tussle with the tech titan. The ruling by the Luxembourg-based General…

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A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in EU to build ‘metaverse’

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc. plans to create 10,000 jobs in the European Union over the next five years, the social media giant said on Monday, to help build the so-called metaverse…

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Passers-by stand in front of the Brussels Town Hall and the rest of the historical Grand Place in Brussels lit with the rainbow colours to show solidarity to the LGTBQ+ community after the anti-gay vote in Hungary and the position of UEFA in Brussels, on June 23, 2021. (Photo by Aris Oikonomou / AFP)

EU launches legal action against Hungary, Poland over LGBTQ rights

Brussels (AFP) – The European Commission on Thursday launched legal action against the conservative governments of EU members Hungary and Poland in response to measures seen as discriminating against LGBTQ citizens. As…

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Rome’s Fiumicino airport. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP)

EU summit embraces Covid certificate to unlock travel

EU leaders on Tuesday welcomed the introduction of a bloc-wide Covid-19 pass that they hope will unlock a tourist surge this summer.  The 27 member states would like the EU…

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European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium REUTERS/Yves Herman

EU agrees to open doors to vaccinated foreigners

European Union countries agreed on Wednesday to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-EU visitors ahead of the summer tourist season, a move that could open the bloc’s door to all…

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People without face masks attend a protest against government restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus, in London, Saturday, March 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Thousands protest Europe virus curbs as surges prompt fresh restrictions

Thousands of protesters angry at Covid-19 restrictions rallied in cities across Europe on Saturday as several nations reimposed partial lockdowns to fight new surges in infections. The coronavirus, which has…

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This picture taken on February 13, 2019 shows a worker trimming leaves on a newly created dwarf palm oil tree at the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) research station in Bukit Lawiang in southern Johor state. – Test tubes holding plants line shelves in a Malaysian laboratory, the heart of a breeding programme for dwarf palm oil trees which scientists hope will cut costs and limit environmental damage from the controversial industry. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP)

Malaysia files WTO complaint over EU palm oil restrictions

Malaysia has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over European Union rules affecting the consumption of palm oil-based biofuels, according to a document published Tuesday. In the complaint, dated…

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EU’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier holds a news conference after a meeting with Britain’s chief negotiator in Brussels on August 21, 2020. – Barnier said he was worried and “disappointed” at the lack of progress in the latest round of Brexit trade talks. (Photo by YVES HERMAN / POOL / AFP)

EU warns Brexit deal unlikely as talks deliver no progress

The EU and Britain on Friday traded blame for the lack of progress after the latest round of post-Brexit trade talks, with Brussels warning that a deal looked unlikely. The…

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Brexit supporters wave Union flags as the time nears 11 O’Clock, in Parliament Square, venue for the Leave Means Leave Brexit Celebration in central London on January 31, 2020, the moment that the UK formally leaves the European Union. – Brexit supporters gathered outside parliament on Friday to cheer Britain’s departure from the European Union following three years of epic political drama — but for others there were only tears. After 47 years in the European fold, the country leaves the EU at 11:00pm (2300 GMT) on Friday, with a handful of the most enthusiastic supporters gathering opposite the Houses of Parliament 12 hours before the final countdown. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

New era for divided Britain as it leaves EU

Britain on Friday ended almost half a century of European Union membership, making a historic exit after years of bitter arguments to chart its own uncertain path in the world….

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Members of the European Parliament react after voting on the Brexit deal during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Pool

Tears and cheers as EU lawmakers give final nod to Brexit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Parliament gave final approval to Britain’s divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, paving the way for the country to quit the bloc on Friday…

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