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Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans (L) and President Ursula von der Leyen unveil the 'European Green Deal' during a press conference at the EU Parliament in Brussels on July 14, 2021. Photo: John Thys / AFP
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Europe’s green economy plan: main points

The European Commission has unveiled a vast legislative programme to increase the cost of pollution and drive the economy towards a carbon neutral future
Joe Biden (centre) is flanked by Ursula von der Leyen (left) and Charles Michel ahead of the EU-US summit in Brussels. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP
Joe Biden (centre) is flanked by Ursula ... […]

US, EU strike Airbus-Boeing deal, turn to China ‘challenges’

US President Joe Biden and the EU have agreed a long-term truce in the 17-year-old Airbus-Boeing feud, putting aside their own disputes to take on a rising China
European Council chief Charles Michel said the bloc was ready to discuss a US offer to suspend patent protection on vaccines -- once the details are clear. Photo: Ishara S. Kodikara / AFP
European Council chief Charles Michel sa... […]

EU invites ‘concrete’ US plan on lifting vaccine patents

Europe has passed the ball back to Washington in a debate over Covid vaccine patents, pushing the US for a concrete proposal and a commitment to export much-needed jabs
Portugal PM Antonio Costa (L), European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (C) and European Parliament President David Sassoli pictured after signing the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility document, designed to help the bloc with the economic impact of COVID-19, at the European Parliament building in Brussels on February 12, 2021. Photo: Olivier Matthys / Pool / AFP
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Europe’s Covid recovery fund starts to fall into place

Negotiations were difficult and the plan got off to a slow start, but Europe's huge post-coronavirus recovery fund may make its first payments in July after two important obstacles were passed