The case relates to a May 2020 ruling issued by the German constitutional court that challenged the competences of both the European Central Bank and the European Court of Justice.
The slow vaccine roll-out and the extensive media coverage of it were seen as having had a particularly bad impact on citizens' perception of Brussels.
Plant-based producers are celebrating after amendment 171, which would ban them from comparing their products with dairy on packaging, has been withdrawn from EU.
Austria and Poland were the last two countries to give the green light.
The European Union has committed to donate at least 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccines to middle- and low-income countries before the end of the year.
G20 finance ministers are seeking an agreement on a minimum global corporate tax following years of negotiations in the OECD and a new push by US President Joe Biden.
The trade dispute dates back to the administration of Donald Trump.
European diplomats have voiced serious concerns about how the World Health Organization has handled sex abuse allegations involving its own staff during an outbreak of Ebola in Congo.
Both Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna used mRNA technology for their COVID-19 jabs.
Valdis Dombrovskis, the EU's trade chief, told Euronews that other measures, besides patent waivers, need to be considered to ramp up global production of COVID-19 vaccines.
The European Commission has identified 137 products in strategic sectors, like healthcare and high tech, where the EU is highly dependent on imports.
The European Commission has proposed a new law to investigate the activity of companies that receive subsides from non-EU governments.