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Thousands of care sector workers protest in Brussels
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Thousands of care sector workers protest in Brussels

The government has acknowledged the problems, but has yet to come up with any convincing plan to turn the crisis in the sector around

TikTok CEO to meet top EU officials in Brussels to discuss privacy, content regulation
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TikTok CEO to meet top EU officials in Brussels to discuss privacy, content regulation

Shou Zi Chew will meet EU vice presidents Margrethe Vestager and Vera Jourova, the bloc's home affairs commissioner Ylva Johansson and justice commissioner Didier Reynders

Brussels approves German state takeover of gas giant Uniper
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Brussels approves German state takeover of gas giant Uniper

Starved of Russian deliveries, Uniper was left facing bankruptcy following a $42.5 billion net loss for the first nine months of the year, one of the biggest losses in German corporate history

Iran sentences Belgian aid worker to 28 years in prison: Report
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Iran sentences Belgian aid worker to 28 years in prison: Report

Belgium and Vandecasteele’s family insist he is innocent, effectively held as a hostage in Tehran’s efforts to force Belgium to release an Iranian agent convicted of terrorism

Explained: The European Parliament corruption scandal and Greece’s Eva Kaili’s involvement in it
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Explained: The European Parliament corruption scandal and Greece’s Eva Kaili’s involvement in it

A high-profile scandal has rocked Brussels leading to the arrest of five people, including European Parliament’s vice president Eva Kaili. They have been charged with corruption and money laundering. Investigators believe that Qatar has bribed officials to try to influence decisions

Explained: How Britain's Liz Truss has pivoted from mourning to country's mounting woes
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Explained: How Britain's Liz Truss has pivoted from mourning to country's mounting woes

Liz Truss’s government will roll out major initiatives to confront an array of economic and social problems: soaring energy costs, surging inflation and pressure on public services

Brussels: Van driver ploughs through cafe terrace, injuring six; attack or accident yet to be ascertained
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Brussels: Van driver ploughs through cafe terrace, injuring six; attack or accident yet to be ascertained

A suspect was later arrested in the northern port city of Antwerp and he is yet to be questioned

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg speaks with Türkiye president Recep Tayyip Erdogan about Finland, Sweden joining
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NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg speaks with Türkiye president Recep Tayyip Erdogan about Finland, Sweden joining

The NATO chief's diplomatic efforts came before a gathering of senior officials from Sweden, Finland and Türkiye next week in Brussels

EU cuts forecast for economic growth as fallout of Russia's war in Ukraine widens
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EU cuts forecast for economic growth as fallout of Russia's war in Ukraine widens

The European Commission's previous outlook expected growth of 4 per cent this year and 2.8 per cent in 2023

NATO Summit: US, allies ramp up pressure on Russia, unveil fresh sanctions
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NATO Summit: US, allies ramp up pressure on Russia, unveil fresh sanctions

Meanwhile, NATO has rushed tens of thousands of extra troops to its eastern flank in the wake of the invasion, and leaders launched four new 'battle groups' in allies Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Romania

US president Joe Biden and Western allies gather at Brussels as the war in Ukraine completes a month
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US president Joe Biden and Western allies gather at Brussels as the war in Ukraine completes a month

While the West has been largely unified in confronting Russia after it invaded Ukraine, there's wide acknowledgement that unity will be tested as the costs of war chip at the global economy

Brussels: Police fire tear gas and water guns during COVID restrictions protest
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Brussels: Police fire tear gas and water guns during COVID restrictions protest

The protests followed demonstrations in other European capitals on Saturday against vaccine passports and other requirements that governments have imposed to battle the surge

US sanctions against Vladimir Putin could 'rupture ties', warns Kremlin
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US sanctions against Vladimir Putin could 'rupture ties', warns Kremlin

The United States and its NATO allies held talks this week with Russia to ease tensions over Ukraine, where tens of thousands of Russian troops have massed on the border

As fears over Omicron variant rise, wary and weary world slams doors shut
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As fears over Omicron variant rise, wary and weary world slams doors shut

The stream of new cases showed the near impossibility of keeping the genie in the bottle in a globalized world of travel and open borders

EU proposes nine-month limit on COVID-19 vaccine validity for travel
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EU proposes nine-month limit on COVID-19 vaccine validity for travel

The recommendation by the EU executive would need to be approved by the member states as well as the European Parliament

Brexit trade row: EU warns UK of 'consequences' if it tries to suspend Northern Ireland deal
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Brexit trade row: EU warns UK of 'consequences' if it tries to suspend Northern Ireland deal

The two sides are locked in talks seeking to resolve problems in trading arrangements for Northern Ireland agreed as part of the Britain's acrimonious departure from the bloc

NATO secretary-general slams Russia, says accreditation of officials withdrawn due to 'malign activities'
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NATO secretary-general slams Russia, says accreditation of officials withdrawn due to 'malign activities'

NATO also reduced the number of positions that Russia can accredit people for from 20 to 10

European Union takes United States off safe travel list, backs travel restrictions
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European Union takes United States off safe travel list, backs travel restrictions

However, the guidance is nonbinding and US travellers should expect a mishmash of travel rules across the continent

COVID-19: EU set to recommend reinstating restrictions on US travellers due to rising infection levels
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COVID-19: EU set to recommend reinstating restrictions on US travellers due to rising infection levels

The EU has no unified COVID-19 tourism policy and national governments have the authority to decide whether they keep their borders open to US tourists

Belarus diverts Ryanair plane to arrest dissident journalist; secret police present on flight, says airline CEO
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Belarus diverts Ryanair plane to arrest dissident journalist; secret police present on flight, says airline CEO

Roman Protasevich was held on Sunday after a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius was intercepted by a Belarusian fighter jet and diverted to the capital of Minsk, State TV reported