EU Current Affairs, GK & News

Northern Ireland Protocol – Update (May, 2022)

The Northern Ireland Protocol is becoming a point of tension between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK). Where is Northern Ireland located? Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom (UK). It shares a border with the Republic of Ireland (a member of the EU). What is the Northern Ireland Protocol? The ..

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EU Carbon border tariff

The European Union (EU) countries decided to impose the world’s first carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions tariff on imports of polluting goods. Overview Starting from 2020, the European Union (EU) wants to introduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions costs on imports of steel, cement, fertilizers, aluminum, and electricity. The finer details of the plan are not yet ..

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EU Temporary Protection Directive

The European Commission decided to activate the Temporary Protection Directive (TPD) to offer assistance to people fleeing Ukraine, amid the Russian invasion. About temporary protection Under Temporary Protection Directive (TPD) of 2001, “temporary protection” is described as an “exceptional measure to provide immediate and temporary protection to displaced persons from non-European Union (EU) countries and ..

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EU enters into deal with AstraZeneca, for first Covid-19 vaccine

The European Union has entered into an agreement to but at least 300 million doses of AstraZeneca’s potential COVID 19 vaccine in the first-ever such deal in advance by the group. This is expected to weaken the global approach taken by the World Health Organization in this regard. What is the Deal? The European Union, ..

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First-ever EU cyber sanctions imposed on Russian, Chinese, North Korean agents

The European Union has imposed its first-ever sanctions over cyber-attacks, slapping them on alleged Russian military agents, Chinese cyberspies and organizations including a North Korean firm. Details of Sanctions The six people and three groups hit with sanctions include Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency. The EU baled them for the 2017 WannaCry ransomware and NotPetya ..

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