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EU mobilises €96 million for Rohingyas

The European Union has mobilised a total of €96 million for Rohingyas in 2020 for humanitarian, development cooperation as well as conflict prevention support.

EU mobilises €96 million for Rohingyas

Western leaders, UN to hold donor conference over Rohingya on 22 Oct

The United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will bring the international community together on 22 October to address the Rohingya ...

Rohingya refugees gather at a market inside a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on 7 March 2019

Over 50pc of promised COVID-19 vaccines bought for 13pc people: Oxfam

Rich nations representing a fraction of the global population have already bought up over half the promised COVID-19 vaccine stocks, a study showed, as US president Donald Trump pledged to begin ...

Vials of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate, a recombinant adenovirus vaccine named Ad5-nCoV, co-developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical firm CanSino Biologics Inc and a team led by Chinese military infectious disease expert, are pictured in Wuhan, Hubei province, China 24 March 2020.

EU mulls new sanctions on Russia over Navalny case

The EU, which requires unanimity of all its members to impose sanctions, already has such restrictive measures in place on Moscow over the turmoil in Ukraine

Workers are seen at the construction site of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, near the town of Kingisepp, Leningrad region, Russia, on 5 June 2019

EU extends summit after deadlock over COVID recovery plan

European Union leaders failed to agree on a massive stimulus fund to revive their coronavirus-hammered economies on Saturday after two days of fraught negotiations, but extended their summit for ...

European Council president Charles Michel, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French president Emmanuel Macron and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen meet on the sidelines of the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium on 18 July 2020

UK not to join EU's COVID-19 vaccine scheme

Britain has turned down the chance to join a 2.4 billion euro ($2.7 billion) European Union plan to secure advance purchases of promising COVID-19 vaccines, saying the EU would not allow it any role ...

Professor Gottfried Kremsner injects a vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from German biotechnology company CureVac to a volunteer at the start of a clinical test series at his tropical institute of the university clinic in Tuebingen, Germany, on 22 June 2020

Bangladesh seeks Slovenia’s support on Rohingya issue

Slovenian president Borut Pahor has assured Bangladesh of extending its support for an immediate and sustainable repatriation of the Rohingyas to their ancestral lands in Myanmar

Rohingya camps south of Cox's Bazar in southeast Bangladesh that now make up the world's largest refugee settlement, home to more than 900,000 people. Balukhali camp, Bangladesh, on 28 January 2019.

EU should temporarily ban Chinese takeovers: Germany's Weber

The German government agreed last month to tighten rules to protect domestic firms from unwanted takeovers by investors from non-European Union countries

Manfred Weber, a senior German conservative and head of the centre-right EPP grouping in the EU Parliament

Europe's 'historic' recession threatens eurozone survival

The EU forecast Wednesday that the eurozone economy would contract by a staggering 7.7 per cent in 2020, warning the wreckage from the coronavirus outbreak could endanger the single currency.

Europe's 'historic' recession threatens eurozone survival

EU marks 25th anniversary of open-border pact with closed frontiers

The European Union marked the 25th anniversary of its open-border Schengen agreement on Thursday with all its land borders shut or subject to heavy checks imposed in an effort to curb the spread of ...

General view of empty escalators at Stephansplatz underground station as the spread of the coronavirus disease continues, Vienna, Austria, on 26 March 2020
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