UK PM, EU Commission president hold Brexit talks LONDON. KAZINFORM - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen spoke by phone Wednesday evening, with Johnson expressing his «disappointment» over the lack of progress in Brexit talks, Anadolu Agency reports.
European Union in Kazakhstan plants 27 trees in Nur-Sultan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM As part of the European Union Climate Diplomacy activities and #EU4GreenKZ campaign, the European Union Delegation in Kazakhstan jointly with EU Member States and with the support of Nur-Sultan Mayor Office organized a tree-planting event at the EXPO site of Nur-Sultan city on September 30.
EU, UK officials meet in emergency talks over controversial Brexit bill LONDON. KAZINFORM - Senior officials from the European Union (EU) and Britain met in London on Thursday for hastily arranged talks over a controversial Brexit bill as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson intended to override key parts of the Withdrawal Agreement previously agreed with Brussels, Xinhua News reports.
44 Kazakh students join the European Union's Erasmus+ programme NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The European Union Delegation jointly with the National Erasmus+ Office in Kazakhstan organized online a pre-departure orientation session for 44 Kazakh winners of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree scholarships.
EU commissioner resigns for breaking COVID-19 measures BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM - EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan resigned from his position Wednesday after his participation at a social event broke Irish rules towards curbing the novel coronavirus and caused a political scandal, Anadolu Agency reports.
Winners of European Union Climate Change Contest for Central Asian Journalists announced NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Representatives of Delegations of the European Union (EU) in Central Asia (CA) and journalists participating in the EU contest on «Climate Change: The Planet’s Future is in Our Hands», gathered for an online Award Ceremony to recognise the participants and announce the winners.
EU leaders agree 'historic' recovery deal after marathon summit BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM - The European Union’s heads of state and government on Tuesday morning approved a recovery plan and seven-year budget worth nearly 2 trillion euros to kickstart Europe’s economies, which are facing an unprecedented crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic.
EU gives Ukraine €105M to support small business and reforms KYIV. KAZINFORM - Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olha Stefanishyna has signed three agreements with the European Commission on the financing of new EU assistance programs for Ukraine worth EUR 105 million. Kazinform has learnt from Ukrinform.
ANSA: Strong, coordinated EU response needed Conte says after meeting Merkel ROME. KAZINFORM Premier Giuseppe Conte told a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday ton EU Recovery Fund talks that «it is a very difficult negotiation, I have always stressed the difficulty, but I have tried in an ambitious way to represent the common goal of a solid, strong and coordinated EU response».
EU agrees to lift restrictions on travel from Japan, 13 others TOKYO. KAZINFORM Members of the European Union agreed Tuesday to reopen borders to visitors from 14 countries outside the bloc, including Japan and South Korea, from Wednesday, after months of travel restrictions over the coronavirus outbreak.
EU won’t open borders to Russians on July 1, source says BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM - The European Union will not be able to include Russia in the list of countries cleared to enter the area on July 1, a TASS source in one of the EU delegations informed, clarifying that the Russian coronavirus outbreak is to blame.