Timeline European Union: Common Market (B) 2021-Present
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(Econ, 7/28/07, p.55)
4, It was reported that some EU specialist online retailers have
said they will no longer deliver to the UK because of tax changes
which came into force on 1 January.
2021 Jan 5, The European Union
said it would redouble its efforts to save the Iran nuclear
agreement despite what it calls Tehran’s “important breach” of
commitments made in the 2015 deal by starting to enrich uranium to
2021 Jan 5, Portugal
started consultations with other European Union countries to find
common ground for a new policy on migration, which has caused
humanitarian crises and deep political divisions in the bloc over
how to respond.
2021 Jan 6, Thirteen of the
EU's foreign ministers said in a joint letter to the bloc's
executive saying the EU should send coronavirus vaccines to its
Balkan neighbors and do more to combat the virus in Ukraine.
2021 Jan 8, The European
Union's drug agency approved doctors drawing one more dose from each
vial of the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech, in a move
that — combined with the purchase of 300 million extra shots of the
serum — could speed up the pace of vaccinations in the 27-nation
2021 Jan 8, European Commission
Ursula von der Leyen said EU countries are not allowed to negotiate
separate vaccine deals with pharmaceutical companies in parallel to
the efforts of the European Union as a whole.
2021 Jan 8, Data published by
the EU climate monitoring service said 2020 was the warmest year in
Europe since records began.
2021 Jan 14, Europe’s top human
rights court (ECHR) agreed to look into Ukraine’s complaint against
alleged human rights violations in the Russia-annexed Crimean
2021 Jan 15, The European
Union's drug regulator said that COVID-19 vaccine documents stolen
from its servers in a cyberattack have been not only leaked to the
web, but “manipulated" by hackers.
2021 Jan 15, US pharmaceutical
company Pfizer confirmed it will temporarily reduce deliveries to
Europe of its COVID-19 vaccine while it upgrades production capacity
to 2 billion doses per year.
2021 Jan 19, The European
Union’s top migration official criticized Bosnian authorities for
failing to properly care for hundreds of migrants living in sub-zero
temperatures on its territory, warning the Balkans country of its
obligations if it hopes to join the EU.
2021 Jan 20, The EU's executive
Commission said it has issued fines to Valve Corp., owner of a US
video game platform and five game makers, after they blocked players
from buying cheaper copies of the games in other countries in the
2021 Jan 21, Europe's top human
rights court found Russia responsible for a swath of violations in
Georgia's breakaway regions after the 2008 Russia-Georgia war.
Georgia hailed the verdict by the European Court of Human Rights as
a major victory.
2021 Jan 21, EU government
officials said Pfizer has slashed in half the volume of COVID-19
vaccines it will deliver to some EU countries this week, as
frustration over the US drugmaker's unexpected cut in supplies
2021 Jan 21, Europe's disease
surveillance agency said that the three mutant variants of the
coronavirus that emerged in Britain, South Africa and Brazil pose a
high risk in Europe as they have led to increased transmissibility.
2021 Jan 22, EU Council
President Charles Michel told Russian President Vladimir Putin by
telephone to release opposition politician Alexei Navalny and
insisted on an investigation into his August poisoning.
2021 Jan 25, The EU said it
will require pharmaceutical companies producing COVID-19 vaccines
inside the bloc to register in advance any exports of doses to third
2021 Jan 27, European Union
police and judicial agencies Europol and Eurojust said that
investigators took control of infrastructure behind a botnet called
EMOTET. A botnet is a network of hijacked computers used to carry
out cyberattacks. The malware was first discovered in 2014 and
“evolved into the go-to solution for cybercriminals over the years.
2021 Jan 28, Qualcomm lost its
fight against a data demand from EU antitrust regulators after
Europe's top court reaffirmed the regulators' right to see it, in a
case that has already landed the company a 242-million-euro ($292.60
2021 Jan 28, The European
Union's drugs regulator approved the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine after
the pharma giant published its contract with the EU, amid a row over
whether it broke its vaccine commitments.
(The Telegraph, 1/28/21)
2021 Jan 29, The European Union
introduced tighter rules on exports of COVID-19 vaccines that could
hit shipments to nations like the United Kingdom, deepening a
dispute with London over scarce supplies of potentially lifesaving
2021 Jan, Exports from Britain
to the European Union reportedly fell by 68% this month as trade was
disrupted after the end of a transition period following Britain's
departure from the EU.
2021 Feb 2, Politicians in
Britain, Northern Ireland and the European Union condemned threats
against border staff that prompted authorities to suspend checks at
ports and underscored the tremors Brexit has sent through Northern
Ireland's peace process.
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