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Germany seethes over the slow delivery of COVID-19 vaccines

Feb 24, 2021
Delays in the European Commission’s procurement of vaccine is tempering Germany’s enthusiasm for the European Union.
A nurse inoculates a resident of Saxony, Germany, with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
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Eurostar rail service, hit by pandemic, appeals for help from U.K.

Feb 3, 2021
The company has called on the U.K. to join in a bailout, even though it sold its stake in Eurostar in 2015.
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Simmering tensions over EU vaccine distribution threaten to boil over

Jan 27, 2021
The 27-nation bloc is battling with manufacturers over its spot in the priority list for receiving COVID vaccines.
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The cost of "vaccine nationalism": $9 trillion

Jan 26, 2021
With shortfalls in vaccine supplies, countries across the world are concerned about getting their fair share of doses.
A health worker carries syringes to administer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines at the opening of a new vaccination site at Corsi Houses in Harlem, New York, on Jan. 15.
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Will Biden give the U.K. a free trade deal?

Nov 16, 2020
President Donald Trump promised Britain a free trade deal after Brexit; Joe Biden's administration may be less forthcoming.
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What is market distortion?

Nov 10, 2020
European Union regulators have accused Amazon of violating antitrust regulations and distorting the market.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos testifies via video conference during a House hearing about online platforms and market power on Capitol Hill. Amazon is now under fire by the EU for allegedly distorting competition.
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EU files antitrust charges against Amazon over use of data

Nov 10, 2020
The EU’s executive commission accuses Amazon of using data to gain an unfair advantage over merchants using its platform.
European Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager gives a press conference on an antitrust case with the multinational technology company, Amazon website at the European Commission in Brussels on Nov. 10, 2020.
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No-deal Brexit? Yes, it's still possible

Oct 2, 2020
After struggling through the pandemic, British companies that trade with the EU face trouble without a free trade deal.
Talks between the U.K. and the European Union to work out a free trade deal by Oct. 15 have not gone smoothly. Above, an employee hangs a Union Jack at EU headquarters in Brussels in 2019.
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European leaders strike deal on COVID-19 recovery fund

EU leaders have officially signed off on a plan to distribute $850 billion to member countries.
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Apple wins court battle with EU over $15 billion in back taxes

The EU had accused Apple of getting special treatment in Ireland and avoiding paying its fair share of taxes.
Apple’s European operations are based in Ireland, where the corporate tax rate is a lot lower than in many other European countries.
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