Posts tagged as Europe

The “Defender-Europe”. US Army Arrives

By Manlio Dinucci on Friday, April 2, 2021

Not everything in Europe is paralyzed by the anti-Covid lockdown: in fact, the mammoth annual exercise of the US Army, Defender-Europe, which until June mobilized on European territory, and beyond this, dozens of thousands of soldiers with thousands of tanks and other means, has been set in motion. The Defender-Europe 21 not only resumes the 2020 program, resized due to Covid, but amplifies it. Why does the “Europe Defender” come from the…

COVID-19 threats bring chaos to the European dairy market

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

After several months of optimism in the European dairy market, growth halted last week because most countries either extended or imposed new COVID-19 quarantine restrictions, with the Baltic dairy sector also facing business challenges. In recent days, slower-than-expected COVID vaccination rates and new restrictions have reduced confidence in the European dairy market, and as a result, the market sale prices of certain key dairy products have contracted. In the latest…

J&J to launch Covid-19 vaccine deliveries to Europe on April 19

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) said Monday it would start delivering its single-shot Covid-19 vaccine to Europe on April 19, giving the continent a boost as it struggles to speed up its vaccination drive. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved the J&J jab in mid-March, following approval of vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca. Unlike the previously registered vaccines, it takes only one dose of the J&J…

Renew Europe expels Lithuanian MEP Viktor Uspaskich over homophobic comments

Monday, March 29, 2021

European Parliament group Renew Europe has expelled Lithuanian MEP Viktor Uspaskich over homophobic comments. The politician had faced an internal disciplinary procedure for posting comments on social media where he referred to the LGBT+ community as “perverts”. In a statement on Wednesday, the liberal group confirmed Uspaskich’s expulsion “with immediate effect” following a vote. “There is no place for homophobia in the Renew Europe family,”’ said Dacian Cioloş, President of…

EU commissioner: Europe can achieve herd immunity by July

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Europe could have herd immunity against Covid-19 by July, a European Union commissioner has said, as incoming jabs are expected to speed up the continent’s sluggish vaccine rollout. “Let’s take a symbolic date: by July 14, we have the possibility of achieving immunity across the continent,” Thierry Breton, the EU’s commissioner for the internal market told French broadcaster TF1. “We’re in the home stretch, because we know that to beat…

Why Syria’s war has always been Europe’s problem

Saturday, March 20, 2021

March 15 marked a decade since Syrians took to the streets to demand political change. A decade since the regime of Bashar Assad crushed protests and pursued a campaign of repression, turning the uprising into a bloody conflict. Nearly 400,000 people have been killed, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Half of Syria’s population has been displaced, the Danish Refugee Council has said. Europe has felt the impact…

The main threat in Europe

By Antanas Tubelis on Friday, March 12, 2021

NATO regularly conducts military exercises in the Baltic States. Exercises in the Baltic region do not stop in fact. From March 1 to March 12, NATO military exercise “Griffin Lighting 21” is held in Estonia. In the course of maneuvers, it is planned to work in cooperation to protect the region from “external aggression”. Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia take part in the exercise. In addition, in the framework of…

Lithuania joins call to make vaccines in Europe

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda and the leaders of Belgium, Denmark, Spain and Poland have sent an official letter to European Council President Charles Michel, calling for urgent action to expand vaccine production capacity in Europe, writes LRT. The letter comes on the eve of the European Council session where vaccine production issues will also be discussed, the Lithuanian presidential office said. Europe is still facing challenges over insufficient vaccine deliveries…

‘America Is Back,’ but Europe Has Moved

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Macron and Merkel respond coolly to Biden, and public opinion backs them. President Biden set out to declare a triumphant U.S. return to the trans-Atlantic alliance. “America is back,” the president said in his speech this week to the Munich Security Conference. The leaders of France and Germany promptly made it clear that the four years of the Trump presidency had changed the relationship. France’s President Emmanuel Macron renewed his…

Lithuania is the thirteenth in Europe in terms of morbidity COVID-19

Friday, February 19, 2021

Lithuania currently comes in thirteenth in Europe in terms of morbidity COVID-19 case notification rate among the European countries monitored by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and and the eleventh in terms of mortality. 14-day case notification rate now stands at almost 288 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. First among 30 countries is the Czech Republic – 968 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Estonia (649) and Slovenia…