Brussels: The Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have asked the European Union to reshape the EU-China relations framework especially after the nation charged for the personal protective equipment (PPE) given to European countries amid the rising COVID-19 crisis earlier this year.
A senior European Parliament member has questioned whether Pakistani migrants are using Bosnia-Herzegovina as a gateway to enter European Union.
Moscow/Sputnik: Facebook has told Ireland’s High Court that not being able to send data on EU users to the United States, as per a regulator order, might endanger its operations in Europe, the Sunday Business Post reported, citing court papers.
Moscow/Sputnik: French President Emmanuel Macron expressed the belief on Friday that the first physical summit of the European Union leaders since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic would be decisive for securing agreements for the sake of EU economical and social recovery, expressing confidence that the goals would be achieved under Germany's presidency in the Council of the European Union.
Washington/IBNS: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday spoke to German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas as they discussed ways in which European Union-US can confront China.
Islamabad: Amid Pakistan government claims that 40 per cent of the pilots in the country have fake flying licences, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on Tuesday ordered the member states to bar pilots from the South Asian country from working.
Moscow/Sputnik: The European Union has deplored China's approval of the new national security bill for Hong Kong and criticized the legislation as detrimental to the Hong Kong autonomy, European Council President Charles Michel said on Tuesday.
Brussels: Pakistan economic revival plans received a jolt as the country has not been included in the draft list of 54 countries that will benefit from the reopening of the European Union external borders, media reports said.
Beijing/IBNS: China's long fought war to gain market-economy status received a jolt last week when it lost the landmark World Trade Organization dispute against the European Union, media reports said.
Brussels: A key European Union diplomat this week called for talks between Europe and the US with an aim to forge a common transatlantic front against China.
Brussels/IBNS: Stressing on a comprehensive and coordinated effort to develop medicines to deal with COVID-19, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for the most massive public health effort in history since it is an interconnected world where “none of us is safe until all of us are safe”.
London/Sputnik/UNI: The United Kingdom left the European Union on 23:00 GMT January 31, after 47 years together, including 3.5 years post-referendum.
Washington/Sputnik: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with representatives of the European Union, Egypt, Turkey, Germany and the United Arab Emirates on the sidelines of the conference on Libyan settlement in Berlin, the US State Department said.
Moscow/Sputnik: Tehran will respond decisively to any destructive measures regarding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said Tuesday.
London/IBNS: The European Union has agreed to extend Brexit till Jan 31, 2020.