Europe

Russia Expels European Diplomats Over Navalny Protests

Russia announced the expulsion of three diplomats from Sweden, Poland, and Germany for allegedly participating in illegal actions in Moscow and St. Petersburg. This move was firmly rejected by all three countries and the head of EU diplomacy Josep Borrell, who is currently in Russia. Moscow describes unauthorized protests against the imprisonment of opposition politician […]

EU Economy Shrank 6.4% In 2020

The European Union’s economy contracted by 6.4 percent last year, mainly due to measures against the new coronavirus’s spread. In the eurozone countries, the decline was even more pronounced, at 6.8 percent. This was announced today by Eurostat in its first quick estimate. The full-year decline was most pronounced until 1995 when Eurostat began monitoring […]

EU Must Further Relax State Aid Rules, Say Austria, Denmark, Czech Republic

EU regulators should loosen state aid rules further to make it easier for companies hit by the COVID-19 pandemic to receive support, the governments of Austria, Denmark and the Czech Republic said on Thursday. The European Commission, the EU competition enforcer, relaxed its rules in March 2020 but the three member states said limits still […]