8th Dec 2023


EU sets 21 September goal for 70% adult vaccination

EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen on Friday specified the EU executive wants to see 70 percent of the adult population vaccinated by 21 September. Previously, the commission said it wanted to see the 70-percent goal reached "by the summer", and "by the end of the summer". "This sets a date, it is very clear the summer ends normally on the 21st of September," she told journalists.

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Spain's Nadia Calviño backed to be EIB's first female chief

With less than a month to go before the start of a new leadership of the European Investment Bank, the world's largest multilateral lender, the path seems finally clear for one of the candidates, Spanish finance minister Nadia Calviño.


Is there hope for the EU and eurozone?

While some strengths may have been overlooked recently, leading to a more pessimistic outlook on the EU and the euro area than the truly deserve, are there reasons for optimism?

Polish truck protest at Ukraine border disrupts war supplies

Disruption at the Polish-Ukrainian border by disaffected Polish truckers is escalating, potentially affecting delivery of military aid to Ukraine. A Polish request to reintroduce permits for Ukrainian drivers has been described as "a shot to the head" during war.

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