European Union

May 26, 2021

U.S.-EU: Joint Press Release by EEAS & Department of State

Washington, DC (STL.News) The following is the text of a joint press release by the U.S. Department of State and the European External Action Service. Begin text: On May 26, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and European External Action Service Secretary General Stefano Sannino met in Brussels to reaffirm the...

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March 22, 2021

EU COVID-19 Vaccination Update

(STL.News) Papers in the UK brag about record vaccinations, but the EU could have the last laugh: the bloc is considering banning vaccine exports, which would set back the UK’s reopening plans. There’s criticism in France over the Paris region’s new “open-air lockdown  .”French papers also examine claims that post-colonial...

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March 10, 2021

US & EU’s Cooperation to Counter the Climate Crisis

Joint Statement: The United States and the European Union Commit to Greater Cooperation to Counter the Climate Crisis Washington, DC (STL.News) Press Statement by Ned Price, Department Spokesperson: In Brussels, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry met with European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen, Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans,...

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March 8, 2021

French winegrowers relieved as US, EU agree to suspend tariffs

(STL.News) Brussels and Washington have agreed to a four-month suspension of tariffs on billions of euros worth of goods.  That’s welcome news for French winemakers, who’d been grappling with a 25 percent duty on exports to the lucrative American market since late 2019.  Also, a major deal between aircraft leasing...

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February 12, 2021

Russia ready to end ties with EU if sanctions imposed

(STL.News) Russia is all prepared to break all its ties with the European Union, says Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.  ‘We don’t want to isolate ourselves from global life, but we have to be ready for that,’ he added further. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News

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January 22, 2021

US, EU to collaborate on COVID-19 pandemic and climate change

(STL.News) The European Union hailed Joe Biden’s inauguration later on Wednesday as U.S. president as a “new dawn” for Europe and the United States, while insisting U.S. technology companies should be regulated to stop the “dark forces” of hate speech online. What is the European Union? It is a political...

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January 7, 2021

EU’s Adoption of a Human Rights Sanctions Framework

On the EU’s Adoption of a Human Rights Sanctions Framework (STL.News) The United States welcomes the European Union’s adoption of its global human rights sanctions framework. On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, we note that this groundbreaking accomplishment will further protect human rights worldwide. The EU’s new measures...

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December 31, 2020

UK Parliament approves Brexit trade deal

(STL.News) British lawmakers approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union on Wednesday, as both sides looked to begin a new chapter of relations just days before their divorce becomes a reality. YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News

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