CGTN Europe

CGTN Europe

China Global Television Network (CGTN) has always sought to look for new ways of shedding light on world events.

We’re truly international and committed to searching out important and under-reported stories wherever and whenever they happen.
We’re now expanding our reach in Europe, and you can watch us 24 hours a day on

Our motto is ‘See The Difference’ and that’s exactly what we offer – a fresh take on the news, with features and analysis on current affairs, as well as shows on business, science and technology.

And you’ll find out more about China, the fastest-growing economy in the world.
So whether you want to learn more about the world, or new perspectives on what’s happening across Europe, give CGTN a try.

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  • Australia urges review after Italy blocks AstraZeneca vaccine shipment

    Australia called for a review of Italy's decision to block a shipment of AstraZeneca jabs to the country, as the global competition for coronavirus vaccines escalates.

    Italy, with the blessing of the Commission, halted a shipment of 250,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine bound for Australia,...

  • The fight to save UK's hazel dormouse population

    🐁 Curled up in a nest with their bushy tail neatly tucked around their ears, hazel dormice sleep soundly throughout the cold winter months.

    The population of the species native to the UK has dropped by over a half in the last twenty years.

    The People's Trust for Endangered Species @ptes_org i...

  • Badly hit Czechia lines up China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine

    Czechia’s president says China has agreed to a request to supply its Sinopharm vaccine to the country, which has been battling high COVID-19 infection rates.

    It is not yet known how many doses have been agreed, with Czechia having also asked Russia for the Sputnik V vaccine.

    The Czech president...

  • Lufthansa suffers record $8.10bn loss after a turbulent year

    "We were hit by the pandemic more than any other industry, and Europe was hit even harder than other regions of the world," Lufthansa Chief Executive Carsten Spohr told shareholders.

    With passenger numbers only a quarter of what they were the year before, revenue was down by more than half for L...

  • Aston Martin returns to its 'DNA' with Formula One comeback

    Sebastian Vettel will drive Aston Martin’s new Formula One car along with the chairman’s son, the up-and-coming Lance Stroll.

    Speaking to CGTN Europe, Lawrence Stroll said by returning to F1, Aston Martin was "returning to the DNA of the company. We're building the greatest British iconic premie...

  • Rishi Sunak’s 2021 UK budget

    💰 Rishi Sunak’s 2021 UK budget:

    💸Extension to furlough scheme
    🧾Rise in corporation tax
    🧊 Personal tax rate freeze
    🚢 8 new post-Brexit free ports

    Find out more 👇

  • China wants to improve lives, not create rivalries

    As China's Two Sessions gatherings get under way, the economic headline has to be the country's recently agreed investment deal with the European Union.

    It is being sold as a positive sign of multilateral economics at work, but also as a deal that need not necessarily exclude any other party.


  • One-euro homes to save Taranto 🏠

    Taranto, like many other Italian cities and towns, has a problem: its residents are leaving.

    To attract people back to the city, Taranto’s mayor has launched an unusual initiative: selling uninhabited houses for just one euro.

    A Russian interpreter in love with Italy and young people who want ...

  • Belgium makes a U-turn on AstraZeneca jab in over-55s

    Belgium is the latest European country to make a U-turn on the AstraZeneca vaccine, now recommending it for use in people over 55 years of age.

    The country's Superior Health Council said data from new, large-scale studies in the UK, which showed strong efficacy in older age groups "is reassuri...

  • The fight to save UK's hazel dormouse population

    🐁 Curled up in a nest with their bushy tail neatly tucked around their ears, hazel dormice sleep soundly throughout the cold winter months.

    The population of the species native to the UK has dropped by over a half in the last twenty years.

    The People's Trust for Endangered Species @ptes_org i...

  • Parma ham producers hope for GI boost

    Prosciutto di Parma is among the Italian foods on the list of Geographical Indications to be protected in an agreement between China and the EU 🇮🇹 🇨🇳 🇪🇺

    But just what will the agreement mean for its producers?

    Find out more:

  • Mars missions and blue box - #RAZOR

    From NASA's Perseverance and China's Tianwen-1 to the UAE's Hope orbiter, 2021 is proving to be an exciting year for missions to Mars. 🌌

    Emma Keeling explores the scientific and engineering innovations at the heart of each of these missions, talking to leading scientists and engineers from the E...

  • Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orban gets China's Sinopharm jab

    Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orban, has joined thousands of other Hungarians who have received the Sinopharm jab this week, he announced in a Facebook post.

    It makes him the first EU leader to take the Chinese vaccine.

    Currently, Hungary is the only EU country to be administering vaccines f...

  • Lasers reveal Roman archaeological finds in southern England

    England’s Chiltern hills hide thousands of years of history. This rolling landscape overlooking the wide expanse of the valley beneath is an archaeologists' paradise.

    There are more Iron Age hill-forts concealed in woods and hilltops in this area than anywhere else in southern England – and it’...

  • UK says goodbye to lockdown hero Captain Tom Moore

    The funeral has been held for Captain Sir Tom Moore, 100, who raised nearly $45 million for the UK’s health service and helped raise spirits during the COVID-19 lockdown.

    A military guard of honor and Royal Air Force fly-past took place in memory of the World War ll veteran.

    Read more: https://...

  • The Addiction Habit - #TheAgenda with Stephen Cole

    Addiction is a multi-trillion-dollar problem from which no country is entirely immune.

    Experts describe it as a disease that alters our brain, making us a slave to a substance or an activity.

    But just how do we become addicted to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, food and so on? What are the human a...

  • EU renews calls for defense autonomy – at risk of damaging relations with U.S.

    European leaders are once again calling for greater cooperation on defense, a move that risks damaging relations with the new U.S. administration under President Joe Biden.

    "We reaffirm that, in the face of increased global instability, the EU needs to take more responsibility for its security...

  • China's ambassador hails Sinopharm vaccine roll-out in Hungary

    China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine has already reached around 5,000 doctors in Hungary, according to the Chinese ambassador to the country.

    Qi Dayu, China's chief diplomat in Budapest, told CGTN Europe that Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban hopes to get his Sinopharm jab in the near future....

  • Atletico Madrid's football stadium turns into mass-vaccination center

    LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid are also at the front of Spain’s COVID-19 fight with their Wanda Metropolitano stadium being used as a vaccination center.
    Madrid's regional government premier Isabel Ayuso has put an impressive target of 10,000 vaccinations a day at the stadium which has become the...

  • Channel Tunnel profits plunge as impact of pandemic and Brexit hits

    Channel Tunnel owner Getlink made a $137 million loss during 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the travel industry hard.

    Getlink, which changed its name from Eurotunnel in 2017, posted profits down 67 percent during the 2020 financial year, compared with 2019.

    It has been shaken by the C...

  • Missing commuting? You might be surprised how many people are

    🚇🚍🚗 Remember that feeling of rushing to catch a train or bus? Worrying about not getting in on time? Or being stuck in endless traffic?

    In the pre-pandemic world, the daily commute was often a stressful experience but research from recruiter Randstad UK suggests more than a third of people in th...

  • China's UN envoy Chen Xu warns of pandemic impact on human rights

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a major humanitarian crisis, China's permanent representative to the United Nations Geneva has said, warning of the challenges facing international human rights organizations to address its impact.

    "It is fair to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a ser...

  • Reinventing espadrilles: A new look for Salvador Dali's shoes

    Do you want to wear Salvador Dali or Penelope Cruz’s shoes?

    La Manual Alpargatera, a traditional manufacturer of espadrilles in Barcelona, sold shoes to both of them decades apart.

    But now the store is struggling because of the pandemic. So, they are now redesigning their famous footwear as...

  • Travel industry leaders optimistic summer holidays can go ahead

    The President of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) says the industry is still "in the middle of the storm," but that people should have confidence booking holidays this summer.

    Speaking to CGTN Europe, Gloria Guevara said the flexibility shown by travel companies means people should f...