Day: January 26, 2021

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Portugal at top of world Covid-19 deaths

  According to data compiled by Oxford Martin School, Portugal has the most confirmed cases per million inhabitants in the past 7 days (1,142 per million inhabitants), which is new Coronavirus infected countries.    Following Portugal, in addition to small territories like Andorra (647) and Montenegro (616), UK (443), Lebanon (441), Estonia (401) and the […]

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EU to invest 2.9 Euros in battery value chain

  The EU has approved 2.9 billion euros in subsidies from 12 member states for the second pan-European project to develop the battery industry and get rid of dependence on Asian imports.    The European Union, which expects battery demand to grow rapidly in the next few years, said on Tuesday that the latest public […]

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Brexit: EU asks companies to leave UK immediately

  European Union refused to provide exceptions to British companies during Covid-19 crisis, and asked them to immediately relocate to the European continent.    London-based TP ICAP said yesterday that it cannot provide services to its EU customers because they have not yet completed their plan to relocate staff to Paris.    The company was […]

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Sweden seeks clarification on Pfizer vaccine price

  The Swedish Health Agency is seeking clarification from the European Union, telling it how much COVID-19 vaccine doses must be paid to Pfizer for each bottle, and hopes to find the answer before payment is made in a few weeks.    Sweden’s Dagens Nyheter reported earlier on Tuesday that Sweden will withhold payments for […]

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Germany sustains EU’s proposal to restrict COVID-19 vaccines

  The German Minister of Health supports the EU‘s proposal to restrict the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday because AstraZeneca and Pfizer suddenly experienced tensions in short supply just one month after the group started vaccinating citizens.    Frustrated by the delivery delay of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and other supply issues, the EU proposed to establish […]

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France: Orange to sell $1.58 billion worth of fixed fiber assets

  Orange, the leading French telecommunications operator, said that it has agreed to sell some of its fixed fiber optic assets in France to a consortium of three investors for a price of approximately 1.3 billion euros ($1.58 billion).    This is the first time the Paris-based company has announced the sale of a portion […]

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EU expresses frustration over AstraZeneca vaccine delivery

  Senior EU health officials said on Monday that AstraZeneca has not made enough efforts to resolve the dispute caused by the delay in delivering the COVID-19 vaccine to the EU.    After Pfizer  announced a temporary slowdown in vaccine supply earlier in January, this also shows the frustration of the European Union.    AstraZeneca, […]

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