EU authorities seize 23 tons of cocaine in biggest ever haul
27 February 2021 | 10:19 am
"Never before has so much cocaine been intercepted at once," said Dutch police, speaking about the mega-shipment worth billions of euros.
After months of negotiation, the EU reached an agreement on a gas price cap at 180€ per megawatt hour. However, concerns remained about its impact on gas supples.
The MEP suspected of receiving bribes from Qatar has been detained since December 9. Eva Kaili's lawyers asked for her release under electronic surveillance, but the judge ruled that she shoud stay in custody.
With China scrapping its strict COVID restrictions, several countries have introduced mandatory testing on travelers from China. Italy is calling for EU-wide measures.
2023 rings in change for Croatia, with the Balkan country becoming the latest to join the eurozone and the Schengen area. The open borders are welcomed on all sides, but Croatians are wary about the new currency.
The search for a solidarity-based asylum policy continues in the new year. Two camps are irreconcilably opposed in the EU. Will they take in more people or raise barriers to entry?
After years of waiting, Croatia is adopting the euro and joining the Schengen Area. EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen praised it as "a day for the history books" during the ceremony at the Croatian border.
The "overwhelming majority" of EU nations want passengers arriving from China to be tested for COVID-19. China has called new testing rules "unacceptable" after the country opens up following years of strict lockdowns.
Europe has been criticized for its patchwork approach to arrivals from China amidst a spike in COVID-19 infections. Only some countries have introduced travel restrictions for Chinese arrivals.
Talking Europe speaks to a leading voice on the democratisation of the European Union. Alberto Alemanno is a professor of EU law and a founding member of The Good Lobby, an organisation that aims to boost civil society's ability to carry out advocacy, and to make corporate political influence more accountable.
EU Vice President Frans Timmermans discussed EU support to Ukraine with Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal on a visit to Kyiv.
Italy's post-fascists are jubilant about their election triumph and are now the strongest force in parliament. DW's Alexandra von Nahmen outlines the consequences for cohesion in the European Union.
A new report by the European Union's climate monitor noted extreme temperatures in Europe, the Middle East, China, Central Asia and northern Africa. Europe recorded its second hottest year on record too.
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