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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
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gives a speech at the European Parliament on the EU's vaccine strategy, in Brussels, on February 10, 2021. Photo: Johanna Geron / Pool / AFP
European Commission President Ursula von... […]

Vaccine production must catch up to science: von der Leyen

Europe's race to manufacture Covid-19 vaccines must accelerate to catch up to scientific breakthroughs and outpace emerging variants, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen says
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gives a press conference during a plenary session at the EU Parliament in Brussels on January 20, 2021. Photo: John Thys / AFP
European Commission President Ursula von... […]

Vaccine storm engulfs EU chief von der Leyen

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen faces the deepest political crisis of her mandate so far, under intense fire over delayed vaccine deliveries and the bungled roll-out of export controls
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen talks on the inauguration of the new President of the United States and the current political situation during a plenary session at the EU Parliament in Brussels on January 20, 2021. Photo: John Thys / AFP
European Commission President Ursula von... […]

EU chiefs express relief as ‘friend’ replaces Trump

The European Union's top officials express relief that they will again have a 'friend' in the White House as Joe Biden replaces Donald Trump as US president
Brexit supporters wave Union flags as they watch the big screen in Parliament Square in central London on January 31, 2020. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP
Brexit supporters wave Union flags as th... […]

Close-run Brexit talks underline political dilemma for UK

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's brinkmanship has brought UK-EU talks down to the wire and his choice boils down now to a barebones deal or serious economic disruption in the middle of the pandemic
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen outside 10 Downing Street in central London on January 8, 2020, ahead of a meeting. Photo: Tolga Akmen / AFP
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson a... […]

UK PM to talk to EU chief as Brexit talks run out of time

Britain's PM Boris Johnson will talk to EU chief Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday as both sides blame each other for blocking progress in post-Brexit trade talks ahead of a key EU summit
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