European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is formally recommending that nonresident travelers who are vaccinated against COVID-19 be allowed to travel to the EU.
The European Commission president says she expects all 27 EU member states will accept visitors who've received COVID-19 vaccines, but the CDC is still warning against travel to much of Europe.
A Syrian refugee in Germany withdrew his bid for parliament over racist threats last month. The news came in the same week that a German comedian appeared on TV in blackface.
While emphasizing that the risk is low, the health agency said there should be a warning about the rare condition included in the product information for the vaccine.
Bosnia-Herzegovina has become the main hub for migrants trying to reach wealthier European nations, a journey they call the "game." Among the risks: being beaten up and sent back by border police.
The Spanish islands saw a big increase last year of people trying to migrate to Europe by boat. After sheltering many of them in hotels, the authorities have set up camps and stepped up deportations.
The German chancellor announces an intensified coronavirus lockdown going into Easter, warning that new mutations raise the specter of a potentially deadly "third wave" of COVID-19.
"Its benefits continue to be far greater than its risks," said Dr. Sabine Straus of the agency's risk committee. It found no increase in the overall risk of blood clots with the vaccine.
Certificates with QR codes would serve as proof that a person has either been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result or recovered from the disease.
Taking Klubradio off the air was the latest blow to press freedom in a country where the right-wing populist leadership and its allies have increased control and influence over the media.
Tattoo artists are unhappy about a new ban on blue and green pigments in Europe, while scientists say the basic science of tattoo ink is still fairly mysterious.
Rights groups accuse nations of using COVID-19 as an excuse to shut out refugees. Here's one story of migrants attempting a deadly voyage to Europe, only to be pushed back to where they fled.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview "We don't want to isolate ourselves from global life, but we have to be ready for that. If you want peace then prepare for war,"
"We are still not where we want to be," Ursula von der Leyen told European Parliament lawmakers in Brussels on Wednesday.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced Sunday that AstraZeneca would also deliver the vaccines one week earlier than originally scheduled.