Wednesday, August 4, 2021


Migrant surge meets hostility and a new border wall in Turkey

A growing number of Turks are weary of their country acting as a 'holding camp' to prevent refugees from entering Europe.

Hungary anti-graft body describes ventilators deal as ‘hotbed of abuse’

This comes as a Malaysian businessman defends his part of the huge contract as being 'above board'.

Half of Europeans vaccinated as Germany warns on rising virus cases

But this is still short of a 70% target set for the summer.

EU says vaccine rate now higher than in US

The EU this week overtook the US as the continent with the most first doses in the world.

EU disease agency predicts spike in Covid cases by Aug 1

The expected rise in cases is linked to the highly-transmissible Delta variant along with the relaxing of measures in European countries.

Bosses can ban headscarves in some cases, EU court rules

A ban on religious symbols such as headscarves 'may be justified by the employer's need to present a neutral image towards customers or to prevent social disputes', the European Court of Justice says.

EU Parliament urges officials to skip Beijing Olympics

Lawmakers say officials should skip the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics unless China improves on human rights in Hong Kong and for the Uighur Muslim minority.

EU says no problem with WHO-approved vaccines

EU ambassador to Malaysia says recent reports on the origin of AstraZeneca vaccines are inaccurate.

No reason for EU to discriminate over AstraZeneca jabs, Khairy says again

He says he will discuss the matter with the EU ambassador to Malaysia to clarify the immigration policy with regards to vaccination.

We decide what to teach our kids about sex, Slovenian PM tells EU

Imposing “imaginary European values,” like LGBT promotion he argued, would be the “fastest road to collapse” for the bloc.

Vaccines the same no matter point of origin, says Khairy

The minister in charge of vaccine procurement says there should be no discrimination over where vaccines are made as the same formula is used at all manufacturing plants.

Double Covid jab seems to curb Delta variant, says EMA

The European Medicines Agency says the four vaccines approved in the European Union – Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson – seem to be protecting against all strains circulating in the continent.

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