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Cocaine, meth at ‘record availability’ in EU, says report

Disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic did not particularly rattle markets, and cocaine trafficking by sea continued at pre-2019 levels.

EU countries expel dozens of Russian diplomats

Russia says it will respond in kind.

EU chief mulls mandatory Covid jabs as Omicron fears deepen

While it could take weeks to prove how infectious and resistant to current vaccines Omicron is, many countries have rushed to ramp up existing programmes.

EU members approve return of US travellers

Countries can be included on the white list if they have recorded fewer than 75 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants over the past 14 days.

Covid crisis worsened corruption in EU, says Transparency International

A survey by the anti-graft watchdog found that 29% had relied on favours or connections to access public sector health services last year while 6% paid outright bribes.

EU cuts air links with Belarus over forced plane landing

EU leaders also warn they will adopt further 'targeted economic sanctions' against the Belarusian authorities.

EU to reopen borders to fully vaccinated travellers

The current green list only has seven countries: Australia, Israel, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, plus China if Beijing agrees to reciprocate.

EU chief says vaccinated US tourists to be able to visit

European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen says all 27 member states will accept those who are vaccinated with vaccines that are approved by the European Medicines Agency.

France says ‘highly probable’ EU won’t renew AstraZeneca orders

French Industry Minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher says talks have begun with Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, but not with Johnson & Johnson or AstraZeneca.

‘Merciless’ Russia may face new sanctions over Navalny, says EU

The EU's top diplomat says Russia wants to break away from Europe and divide the West.

How will EU ‘ban’ on exports of 2 Covid vaccines affect Malaysia?

While the EU has given exemptions to 92 countries, Malaysia, which has ordered vaccines from Pfizer and AstraZeneca, is not considered 'too poor' to fit the list.

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