Eurovision Song Contest 2021: When it is, favourites to win and the UK's James Newman According to the bookies the UK has been given less than 1% odds to win this year's contest. Eurovision 2019 UK entrant Jordan Clarke trying to put Essex on the map
European Union foreign ministers are set to call for a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, offer more humanitarian aid and try to relaunch peace talks, Malta's foreign minister said. EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell began an emergency call with member states' foreign ministers after criticism of the West's response to violence that flared last week, including from Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan.
The European Parliament on Tuesday formally approved the European Union's multi-billion euro fund to support countries as they wind down fossil fuel industries, as the bloc overhauls its economy to fight climate change. The 17.5 billion euro ($21.37 billion) Just Transition Fund (JTF) combines cash from the EU's budget and its COVID-19 recovery fund.
As the bloodshed continues, videoconference expected to echo recent sentiments by US President Biden demanding peace. An emergency European Union video meeting is set to call for a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian group, Hamas, offer more humanitarian aid and try to relaunch peace talks, Malta’s foreign minister has said.
EU has been united in its calls for a cease-fire and the need for a political solution to end the latest conflict The biggest donor of aid to the Palestinians, the EU holds little influence over the militant group Hamas or Israel BRUSSELS: European Union foreign ministers debated Tuesday how to use the 27-nation bloc’s political clout to help diplomatic efforts to end the fighting between the Israeli armed forces and Palestinian militants.
Authorities have blocked a popular news site in Belarus that covered months of protests against the country’s authoritarian president and have raided its office and the homes of its journalists. Belarusian authorities maintained that Tut.by violated media laws by publishing content on behalf of BYSOL, a foundation that helps victims of political repression.
BRITONS have furiously hit out at the European Union after Lord Frost warned talks with the bloc over ongoing problems with Northern Ireland's post-Brexit arrangements were "not hugely productive" and accused Brussels of failing to honour its obligations. The Brexit minister warned the Northern Ireland Protocol was unworkable in its current form and accused the EU of not living up to its commitment to minimising barriers to trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The world must stop investing in new oil and gas wells in order to hit ambitious climate goals by 2050. Video: Pipeline operations restarted | When will gas shortage ease up?(WXIA-TV Atlanta) According to the IEA, there is a narrow but viable pathway for redesigning a global energy sector that produces net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 — the mid-century target adopted by the U.S., the European Union and select others.
May 18 (Reuters) - The European Union's executive on Tuesday adopted a plan to make the taxation of companies more unified across the bloc's 27 member states, aiming for an equitable and stable business environment to underpin economic growth and employment. The European Commission proposed that certain large companies operating in the EU publish their effective tax rates to ensure greater transparency, and also new anti-tax avoidance measures to tackle the abusive use of shell companies.
The European Union is expected to sign off on plans that would allow Brits who are fully vaccinated to fly into the countries without needing a Covid test or to quarantine. British tourists flying to European holiday hotspots will be able to use "vaccine passports" from Wednesday, according to reports.
THE EU is backing down in a trade war with US President Joe Biden after it decided to suspend retaliating tariffs for six months. The European Union has agreed to a partial truce with the United States in a dispute over metal tariffs imposed by former President Donald Trump and to start discussions on global overcapacity and China's "trade-distorting" policies.
ECONOMIST Yanis Varoufakis said Greece was ready to take it "to the edge" to solve their debt crisis and threaten to leave the European Union but recalled the moment Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras went against a bailout referendum which would have led to a potential 'Grexit'. Yanis Varoufakis slammed former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and said he "overthrew" the people's wish to take Greece "to the edge" to solve its debt crisis.
European Union foreign ministers are meeting Tuesday to discuss how to use the 27-nation bloc’s political clout to help diplomatic efforts to end the fighting between the Israeli armed forces and Palestinian militants. The EU has been united in its calls for a ceasefire and the need for a political solution to end the latest conflict – now in its second week – but the nations are divided over how best to help.
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* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr (Adds details) May 18 (Reuters) - The European Union launched bonds on Tuesday that will complete the bulk of funding for its SURE unemployment scheme against a tough market backdrop which saw government bond yields hit multi-month highs a day earlier.
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian police on Tuesday rounded up more than 200 migrants who were squatting in an abandoned building in a northern town in order to move them to a nearby tent camp. The Lipa tent settlement on the outskirts of Bihac has room to accommodate the migrants who were previously staying in the center of the town, authorities said.
The International Energy Agency set out 400 steps needed to transform how energy is produced, transported and used — including no investment in new fossil fuel supply projects. A report by the International Energy Agency says immediate action is needed to reshape the world’s energy sector in order to meet ambitious climate goals by 2050, including ending investments in new coal mines, oil and gas wells.
(Reuters) - The euro zone economy declined by 0.6% in the first quarter of 2021, data showed on Tuesday to confirm a technical recession, as gross domestic product contracted in all larger countries except France.The European Union's statistics office Eurostat said GDP in the 19 countries sharing the euro fell 0.6% quarter-on-quarter in the Jan-March period, for a 1.8% year-on-year fall.
British holidaymakers are set to be allowed to travel to Europe using “vaccine passports”. European Union ambassadors are expected to sign off on a plan allowing fully vaccinated Britons to fly to Europe without being required to have a Covid test or quarantine, the Daily Telegraph reported.