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The Eurocrat

From Brussels, Beatriz Ríos looks with a critical eye at what is keeping the EU busy in the coming week
Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz

EU dispute over vaccines continues, now in the background

Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz
Questions of how to divide fewer doses to get further debate this week
European Union by Beatriz Ríos 5 min. 29.03.2021

The vaccine wars, part 2

European Union by Beatriz Ríos 4 min. 22.03.2021
Britain's prime minister Boris Johnson on Monday

The vaccine wars, part 2

Britain's prime minister Boris Johnson on Monday
From her perch in Brussels, Beatriz Ríos looks at what's on the agenda in the EU
European Union by Beatriz Ríos 4 min. 22.03.2021

Commission plans vaccination passport

European Union by Beatriz Ríos 4 min. 15.03.2021
Von der Leyen speaks in Brussels last week

Commission plans vaccination passport

Von der Leyen speaks in Brussels last week
The so-called digital green certificate could ease travel inside and outside the EU, writes Beatriz Ríos
European Union by Beatriz Ríos 4 min. 15.03.2021

EU to unveil digital plan for the decade

European Union by Beatriz Ríos 2 min. 08.03.2021
EU companies like Germany’s Deutsche Telekom are pushing ahead with 5G networks, one of several technology sectors in which Europe lags behind China and the US.

EU to unveil digital plan for the decade

EU companies like Germany’s Deutsche Telekom are pushing ahead with 5G networks, one of several technology sectors in which Europe lags behind China and the US.
European Commission looks for ways to push innovation in fields expected to see huge economic growth
European Union by Beatriz Ríos 2 min. 08.03.2021
Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit

Commission to unveil future for a more social Europe

Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit
Plan to boost social support this week as citizens call for a European response to the economic fallout from Covid-19
European Union by Beatriz RIOS YAGUEZ 4 min. 01.03.2021

Round two for EU-Russia after Borrell fiasco

European Union by Beatriz RIOS YAGUEZ 4 min. 22.02.2021
More EU sanctions for Russia are underway this week, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn was quoted as saying by German media Photo: Anouk Antony

Round two for EU-Russia after Borrell fiasco

More EU sanctions for Russia are underway this week, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn was quoted as saying by German media Photo: Anouk Antony
Beatriz Ríos looks at the week that is coming for the EU from Brussels
European Union by Beatriz RIOS YAGUEZ 4 min. 22.02.2021

Bumps on the road to financial recovery

European Union by Beatriz RIOS YAGUEZ 4 min. 15.02.2021
Paolo Gentiloni, the EU’s economics commissioner, said spring and summer should see a "strengthening rebound" Photo: Shutterstock

Bumps on the road to financial recovery

Paolo Gentiloni, the EU’s economics commissioner, said spring and summer should see a "strengthening rebound" Photo: Shutterstock
Brussels-based Beatriz Ríos explains that the EU's positive forecast for growth is beset with obstacles along the way
European Union by Beatriz RIOS YAGUEZ 4 min. 15.02.2021

EU immunity passport or not?

European Union by Beatriz RIOS YAGUEZ 4 min. 18.01.2021
Doses of the BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine Photo: AFP

EU immunity passport or not?

Doses of the BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine Photo: AFP
From her post in Brussels, Beatriz Ríos looks at the EU's vaccine rollout and the possibility of a vaccination passport
European Union by Beatriz RIOS YAGUEZ 4 min. 18.01.2021

Change at the top of the EU as a fresh year begins

European Union by Beatriz RIOS YAGUEZ 5 min. 11.01.2021
Efforts to assist economic recovery across the bloc will be a key priority this year Photo: Shutterstock

Change at the top of the EU as a fresh year begins

Efforts to assist economic recovery across the bloc will be a key priority this year Photo: Shutterstock
From her vantage point in Brussels, Beatriz Ríos looks at the European Union's in-tray as 2021 gets underway
European Union by Beatriz RIOS YAGUEZ 5 min. 11.01.2021

Beyond Brexit: the challenges for the EU in 2021

European Union by Beatriz RIOS YAGUEZ 6 min. 21.12.2020
The consequences of the UK's departure from bloc is likely to be at the top of the EU's agenda for 2021 Photo: AFP

Beyond Brexit: the challenges for the EU in 2021

The consequences of the UK's departure from bloc is likely to be at the top of the EU's agenda for 2021 Photo: AFP
Beatriz Ríos takes a look ahead to the tasks facing the bloc over the coming year
European Union by Beatriz RIOS YAGUEZ 6 min. 21.12.2020

Crunch budget and Brexit week for EU

European Union by Beatriz RIOS YAGUEZ 4 min. 30.11.2020
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki Photo: AFP

Crunch budget and Brexit week for EU

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki Photo: AFP
From her post in Brussels, Beatriz Ríos looks at the EU tussle on the rule of law and the budget, and negotiations with the UK
European Union by Beatriz RIOS YAGUEZ 4 min. 30.11.2020

In Brussels this week, all eyes are on Washington

European Union by Beatriz RIOS YAGUEZ 4 min. 02.11.2020
The US Capitol seen from Pennsylvania Avenue, which leads to the White House Photo: Shutterstock

In Brussels this week, all eyes are on Washington

The US Capitol seen from Pennsylvania Avenue, which leads to the White House Photo: Shutterstock
Beatriz Ríos looks at the US elections from her position in the Belgian capital
European Union by Beatriz RIOS YAGUEZ 4 min. 02.11.2020