The deal would see the required salary threshold lowered and the minimum duration of a work contract reduced. The recognition of professional skills in the IT sector would be facilitated.
European Union leaders cranked up their criticism of the US call to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents Saturday, arguing the move would bring no short or midterm relief.
The EU’s trade commissioner announced that a lucrative trade deal between the bloc and the superpower would not go ahead while sanctions were in place.
The European Union’s executive has recommended easing COVID-19 travel restrictions next month to let foreign travellers from more countries enter the bloc.
From December to April, the two countries’ state media outlets pushed fake news online in multiple languages sensationalising vaccine safety concerns.
“There is nothing that is preventing them from sending those 1 million doses to PNG,” Trade Minister Dan Tehan said. “The ball is clearly in AstraZeneca’s court.”
The Pentagon said the Russian military build-up was larger than that in 2014 and it was not clear that it was for training purposes.
The former World Trade Organisation chief Pascal Lamy believes that the proposed EU carbon border tarrif is not only fair and reasonable, but inevitable.
While the EU has not asked for the use of the haloumi name to be protected as part of trade negotiations, Australia’s dairy industry fears it could be added to […]
The move marked the first coordinated sanctions effort against Chinese officials, using the Magnitsky mechanism, since the election of US President Joe Biden.
The regulator said the vaccine did not increase the overall risk of blood clots but cannot rule out a link with two very rare blood disorders.
It came as the World Health Organisation appealed to countries not to suspend vaccinations against a disease that has caused more than 2.7 million deaths worldwide.
As if Brexit tensions were not bad enough, Brussels has opened a new row with the UK by backing Greece’s long-standing claim over the Elgin Marbles.
The climate tariff backed by the EU parliament this week presents many challenges for Australia, but also some opportunities.
Australia will push to slash global tariffs on wind turbines, solar panels and other green industries rather than agreeing to a European plan to impose carbon levies.
European Council President Charles Michel has rejected charges of “vaccine nationalism” levelled against the EU, after it last week backed an Italian decision to halt a vaccine shipment to Australia.
The EU, Britain and the US are imposing “border adjustment taxes” to protect their industries from carbon dumping. It makes sense.
German officials were concerned the vaccine may not receive approval from the EU’s medicines authority for use in the age group, newspapers had reported.
An agreed divorce deal between Britain and the EU means Brexit will now proceed. But will it help lower the nationalistic temperature in geopolitical discourse?
Artificial intelligence is widely used by law enforcement agencies, among others, but it can also be abused by authoritarian regimes, and violate people’s fundamental rights.
The European Union is investigating the nationalist governments of the two countries for undermining the independence of their judiciaries and media.
EU foreign ministers have backed a Franco-German plan to impose sanctions on Russians suspected of poisoning Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.
Lufthansa’s German government bailout was thrown into doubt after the airline’s supervisory board refused to accept the conditions attached by Brussels.
In choosing to combine with the EU on a COVID-19 inquiry, Australia made many concessions. But has it mapped a new way forward for multilateral diplomacy?
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