The agreed purchase will be made pending the vaccine's approval by the European Medicines Agency, a German minister has said.
The region has been disproportionately hit by the pandemic, accounting for nearly 30% of the world's COVID-19 deaths.
Such a move would further cool relations between the US and Turkey - although one official said Biden could still change his mind.
The European Commission announced new criteria Wednesday for its "green taxonomy", a list of investments that are environmentally friendly, to help improve the flow of money towards sustainable activities across the European Union.
Systems considered high risk, such as facial recognition, will be subject to extra scrutiny, says the European Commission.
"The legal schools of Islam today, or the whole normative part of the Muslim religion, emanates from medieval thought," Kahina Bahloul told Euronews. "That is no longer possible."
Vladimir Putin delivered an annual address ahead of planned pro-Navalny protests.
The challenge mostly targeted the issuance of an EU common bond to raise money for the €750-billion recovery fund.
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama told Euronews that "internal problems" within the EU could delay his country's accession to the bloc.
The announcement comes on the eve of an international climate summit hosted by US President Joe Biden.
This year's birthday will be overshadowed by the death of Prince Philip, her husband of 73 years.
The announcement from 12 of Europe’s “elite” football clubs that they are founding a new European club competition has sent the world of football up in arms.
The reactions of governments and citizens in countries across Europe to extremely rare blood clotting events related to the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID vaccine have varied greatly.
There is a "possible link" between J&J's COVID vaccine and very rare cases of blood clots, the EU medicines regulator said.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature says well managed protected sites are a critical part of halting the dramatic loss of life on Earth.
The multilingual platform is the starting point of a year-long exercise to reshape and reform the European Union.
Josep Borrell said Russia's 100,000 troops massed at the border with Ukraine is its highest ever military deployment at that border, and warned: "When you deploy a lot of troops, a spark can jump here or there."
Projections show issues with the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollouts could seriously dent the EU’s goal of vaccinating 70% of adults against COVID-19 by the end of summer.
The Greens — in opposition nationally but in 11 of the country's 16 state governments — could hold the key to forming the next government.
More than 4,000 doses of the AstraZeneca jab were available at the centre this weekend but it closed after a few hours due to low turnout.