Changing Strategy, the E.U. Bets Big on Pfizer to Battle Covid

After an early focus on AstraZeneca and months of turmoil, the European Union is pivoting away from the company’s vaccine. It has reached agreement for a faster rollout of the Pfizer-BioNTech shot.

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Two Presidents Visited Turkey. Only the Man Was Offered a Chair.

A protocol mishap involving Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president, was cited by critics as symbolic of Turkey’s treatment of women. It also underlined divisions within the European Union.

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Coronavirus Vaccine ‘Fiasco’ Damages Europe’s Credibility

The European Union’s failure to secure adequate vaccine supplies, followed by an export ban, has dented the reputation of the bloc’s leaders. It may also hurt their ability to act in other areas.

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E.U. Set to Curb Covid Vaccine Exports for 6 Weeks

The European Union has drafted new emergency rules that will most likely severely cut exports to Britain and other countries to ease supply shortages at home.

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Where Europe Went Wrong in Its Vaccine Rollout, and Why

While Washington went into business with the drug companies, Europe was more fiscally conservative and trusted the free market.

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Delay of Shots From India Slows Britain’s Speedy Vaccination Drive

Britain has been forced to push back plans to start vaccinating those under 50, a delay that underscores the difficulties of sourcing supplies at a time when fears of vaccine nationalism are growing.

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Pfizer Vaccine Will Be Tested Against Variant from South Africa

Scientists want to inoculate every adult in one Austrian district, in a real-world test of how the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine works against the variant first seen in South Africa.

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Cyberspace Plus Trump Almost Killed Our Democracy. Can Europe Save Us?

If we don’t find a solution fast, China will pass us economically.

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Top E.U. Official Comes Under Fire in Vaccine Wars

Ursula von der Leyen has largely stayed away from the limelight while driving the handling of a crisis and letting subordinates take the blame.

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The Brexit Fight, Through a Reporter’s Prism of a Changed Continent

Alan Cowell, a longtime New York Times correspondent, recalls a different Europe, one of currency controls, cumbersome paperwork and burdensome cross-border regulations.

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Deadline for Brexit Trade Talks Is Extended. Again.

Britain and the European Union agreed to give the seemingly intractable negotiations yet more time in an attempt to strike a deal and avoid a disruptive no-deal outcome before Dec. 31.

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All Fish and No Chips

Brexit negotiations continue to limp along as a deadline looms.

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Boris Johnson Once Mocked the Eurocrats of Brussels. They Haven’t Forgotten

As a newspaper reporter decades ago, he made plenty of enemies there with his inflammatory articles. Now, those officials may determine his political fate.

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Boris Johnson Heads to Brussels for Dinner and, Perhaps, a Brexit Deal

Hopes for a trade pact hinge on his meeting with Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission. But an agreement remains elusive.

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As Brexit Talks Stall, Boris Johnson Offers the E.U. an Olive Branch

After weeks of hardball, the British prime minister has dropped a threat to break international law. The move could help Britain’s talks on a trade deal with the European Union.

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As Brexit Deadline Looms, Boris Johnson Takes Personal Control of Talks

With negotiators at impasse, the prime minister hopes he and European leaders can hammer out a trade deal to replace the one that expires on Dec. 31.

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In Last-Ditch Bid for Brexit Deal, Leaders’ Theatrics Show the Stakes

Boris Johnson and the European Union’s president are preparing their domestic audiences for either a landmark accord requiring compromise or a breakdown that will disrupt cross-channel trade.

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With Brexit Clock Ticking, Boris Johnson Vows, Again, to Walk Away

The prime minister blew up over what he called Europe’s insistence that Britain make all the compromises. But Europe says it still wants to talk.

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New E.U. Trade Chief Will Lead Prickly Talks With China. And U.K. And U.S.

Valdis Dombrovskis, a former prime minister of Latvia, was picked to take over at a particularly tense time. The previous office holder quit after claims he had flouted coronavirus rules.

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How the Coronavirus Makes a No-Deal Brexit More Likely

The pandemic is reordering the global economy in ways that have led some analysts to question whether an agreement with the European Union even makes sense for the British government anymore.

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Search for Coronavirus Vaccine Becomes a Global Competition

The United States, China and Europe are battling to be the first to find a cure, bringing a nationalist element to a worldwide crisis.

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Corona-Sondergipfel per Video – Gilt der EU-Einreisestopp auch für die Brexit-Briten?

Corona-Krise: Gilt der EU-Einreisestopp auch für die Brexit-Briten? Die Staats- und Regierungschefs der EU versuchen am Abend per Videokonferenz, ihre Notmaßnahmen gegen die Pandemie abzustimmen.
Foto: Olivier Matthys / dpa

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Von der Leyen gegen Merkel – BILD erklärt den harten EU-Milliardenpoker

EU-Haushalt: Merkel und von der Leyen zoffen sich Rabatt-Schlacht, Aufgaben-Geschacher, Kanzlerin gegen EU-Chefin: BILD erklärt den Milliardenpoker beim EU-Sondergipfel in Brüssel.
Foto: Sean Gallup / Getty Images

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