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‘Health is beyond politics’: WHO’s top official in Europe ‘optimistic’ about Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine emergency authorization

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which distributes the Sputnik V vaccine, filed for the jab’s accelerated registration at the World Health Organization (WHO) in late October 2020. Over seven months and several other greenlighted vaccines later, it has yet to receive the verdict from the international health body. The …

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Vaccine passports for cross border travel take off in Europe as US looks ‘very closely’ at concept, but promises ‘no mandates’

The two countries rolled out the new passes on Friday in separate press conferences, with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis calling them a “fast lane to facilitate travel” in Europe and help “restore freedom of movement.”  While some EU states, including Denmark, had already implemented their own internal vaccine certificates, …

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Trade with China is key to Europe’s economic recovery, so why is the EU harming that trade with pointless political posturing?

Last week the European Commissioners announced a legislative proposal to make EU foreign-investment rules more stringent and address the alleged trade harm from foreign subsidies.  The move, which Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton has claimed would ensure that “no one can undermine the level playing field and Europe’s …

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Europe can’t soft-pedal a sanitary techno-dictatorship while claiming to protect people from abuse by artificial intelligence

The EU is proposing to regulate AI and facial recognition in the interest of privacy, while pushing ahead with an intrusive scheme that would strongarm citizens into disclosing private medical data through digital certificates. This week, when logging into the French government’s TousAntiCovid smartphone application – a one-stop shop for …

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