European Union (EU)

July 26, 2022
July 26, 2022

EU approves monkeypox vaccine

Danish biotechnology company Bavarian Nordic (BAVA.CO) said on Monday the European Commission had given permission for its Imvanex vaccine to be marketed as protection against monkeypox, as recommended last week by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

June 14, 2022
June 14, 2022

EU set to purchase 110,000 monkeypox vaccines from undisclosed maker

The European Union will sign an agreement with an undisclosed vaccine maker on Tuesday for the supply of about 110,000 doses of vaccines against monkeypox to be delivered from the end of June, the EU health commissioner Stella Kyriakides said.

June 14, 2022
June 14, 2022

EU to fine Google, Facebook, Twitter for failure in deepfake tackling

Alphabet Inc unit Google (GOOGL.O), Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc(TWTR.N) and other tech companies will have to take measures to counter deepfakes and fake accounts on their platforms or risk hefty fines under an updated European Union code of practice, according to an EU document seen by Reuters.

May 21, 2022
May 21, 2022

EU stresses need of vibrant civil society, raises rights concerns in Bangladesh

The European Union yesterday (May 20, 2022) stressed that a vibrant civil society is an important component of democracy, raised concerns on human rights situation in Bangladesh – in particular reports of alleged violation of rights – and emphasised the need to ensure accountability for such violations.

March 31, 2022
March 31, 2022

Russia wants gas payments in roubles from April 1

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday warned "unfriendly" countries, including all EU members, that they would be cut off from Russian gas unless they opened an account in roubles to pay for deliveries.

July 7, 2020
July 7, 2020

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society gets Tk 90.6 lakh from EU to combat flood impacts

In response to severe flooding that submerged parts of Bangladesh in late June, the European Union is providing EUR 100,000 (Tk 90.6 lakh) to Bangladesh Red Crescent Society for early anticipatory action in order to reduce impacts on the most affected communities.

July 2, 2020
July 2, 2020

EU announces around Tk 300cr fund for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar

The European Union has announced €32 million (around Tk 304 crore) for some one million Rohingyas sheltered in Cox’s Bazar and Bangladeshi host communities, an EU Delegation in Dhaka said in a statement today.

May 26, 2020
May 26, 2020

EU announces 1.1m euro to minimise Bangladesh’s Amphan damages

European Union (EU) has decided to provide 1.1 million euro to Bangladesh for helping recover damages triggered by cyclone Amphan last week.

May 21, 2020
May 21, 2020

Europe mobilising over 334m euro for fight against Covid-19 in Bangladesh

The European Union (EU) has said it is mobilising over 334 million euro [equivalent to around 31 billion BDT] for the fight against Covid-19 and its consequences in Bangladesh.

May 19, 2020
May 19, 2020

EU provides Tk 428 crore to Bangladesh for reforms in education sector

The European Union today transferred EUR 46.125 million (Tk 428 crore) to the Bangladesh government to support key national reforms in the education sector.