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8th Dec 2021

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EU receives total 107 million vaccines in first quarter 2021

The European Commission announced on Wednesday that members states will have received a total of 107 million vaccine doses by the end of this week. Under signed contracts, the EU expected to receive 120 million doses in the first quarter. Almost 30 million doses came from AstraZeneca, although the pharmaceutical firm was supposed to deliver 90 million. BioNTech/Pfizer has delivered a total of 67.5 million and Moderna 9.5 million.

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Denmark and Hungary oppose EU rules on minimum wages

Work ministers reached a common position over EU draft law on minimum wages in Europe, without the support of Denmark and Hungary. The agreement comes after months of negotiations - and strong opposition led by Scandinavian countries.

Slovenian corruption estimated at 13.5% of GDP

Slovenia's anti-corruption commissioner Robert Šumi said the country misses out on €3.5bn a year due to corruption, while the EU chief corruption prosecutor Laura Kövesi visited the country.

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Using Istanbul Convention to stop online abuse of women

Although legal instruments have been developed, no universally-agreed definition of gender-based violence against women online or via technology exists - and this Council of Europe recommendation aims to fill that gap.

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