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    6 EU countries warned over border restrictions

    Agence France-Presse . Bruxelles | Updated at 11:18pm on February 23, 2021

    The European Commission said Tuesday it has formally warned six EU countries that their virus-related border curbs could undermine free movement within the bloc. Letters...

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    43pc factories operate with less than 50pc workers in H1: ILO

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:38pm on October 21, 2020

    Around 43 per cent of readymade garment factories in Bangladesh operated with less than 50 per cent of their pre-pandemic total workforce as apparel exports...

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    We need a four-day work week, now

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2020

    THE pan­dem­ic inspired politi­cians and coun­try lead­ers across the world to speak in favour of a reduced work week. New Zealand prime min­is­ter Jacin­da Ardern has brought...

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    European Commission approves use of remdesivir to treat COVID-19

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels, Belgium | Updated at 11:54am on July 05, 2020

    The European Commission, the bloc’s executive arm, on Friday authorised the use of anti-viral drug remdesivir to treat the new coronavirus...

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    Media calls on EU to crack down on online disinformation

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 01:13am on June 16, 2020

    Broadcasters, publishers and journalists called on the European Commission on Monday to implement ‘much stronger measures’ to combat disinformation on internet platforms such as Google...

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    EU ombudsman bins labour orgs’ plea over Bangladesh GSP review

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:29pm on March 30, 2020

    European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has dismissed a case file by four global labour rights bodies against the European Commission’s alleged failure to initiate a temporary...

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    EU allocates €31 million addressing Rohingya crisis

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 03:21pm on March 04, 2020

    The European Commission is releasing €31 million in humanitarian aid to address the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh and Myanmar...

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    EU sounds GSP withdrawal warning

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:11am on February 24, 2020

    The European Commission has warned Bangladesh about its readiness to launch the procedure for withdrawal of the generalised scheme of preferences if it fails to...

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    New muscular militarism in a ‘dangerous world’

    Marijn Hoijtink and Hanna Muehlenhoff | Updated at 12:00am on February 03, 2020

    ON SEPTEMBER 10, 2019, incoming European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, along with her team of nominees for commissioners, presented her ambitions for the...

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    EU’s fragile democracy

    Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on February 03, 2020

    AN ASSOCIATED Press report datelined January 30, 2020, Brussels — ‘EU: Russia, China use “digital war” to undermine democracies’ — cites European Commission vice-president Vera...