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BRATISLAVA – Rescue package worth €1 billion in the making

Mon, 2020-03-30 06:42
Over the weekend, Slovakia’s coalition parties had agreed on the first rescue package for firms and self-employed people struggling with the COVID-19 crisis. The package will unlock up to €1 billion per month, which is approximately 1% of the country’s...
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WARSAW – Vote by mail included in country’s ‘anticrisis’ measures

Mon, 2020-03-30 06:41
As Poland reported 1,862 COVID-19 cases (224 on Sunday) and 22 deaths as of Sunday (29 March), the lower chamber of parliament, known as the Sejm, approved the anticrisis measures that are supposed to help entrepreneurs. Yet, during the evening...
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‘Are we in Greece?’: Migrants seize their chance in Europe quest

Mon, 2020-03-30 06:41
The thousands of migrants at the Kastanies border town between Turkey and Greece are desperate to reach Europe and furious with Greeks who "won't open the gates".
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MADRID – Maximum ICU capacity but increasing recovery rate

Mon, 2020-03-30 06:40
As Spain’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased to 78,797 with a death toll of 6,528, Spain was braced for more stringent lockdown measures as authorities try to soften the blow of the coronavirus pandemic on the country’s already overstretched...
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BRUSSELS – Back to work soon?

Mon, 2020-03-30 06:39
Belgian minister Philippe De Backer (Open VLD), who heads the task force for the management and supply of COVID-19 equipment, has proposed to increase testing to determine who may be immune to the coronavirus and able to go back to...
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BERLIN – Healthcare system could be overrun

Mon, 2020-03-30 06:38
The head of Germany’s research agency for infectious diseases warned that the healthcare system could be overrun. Lothar Wieler, president of the Robert Koch Institute, warned in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung that the country does not have sufficient capacity in...
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Italy-EU relations hit a new low

Mon, 2020-03-30 06:37
The anti-EU sentiment in Italy mounted over the weekend after the interview of European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen with German news agency DPA. The Commission president dismissed the idea of coronabond as “just a popular word right now,”...
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Moscow tightens coronavirus rules

Mon, 2020-03-30 06:23
Moscow authorities will on Monday (30 March) impose tighter restrictions on residents in an attempt to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said.
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‘We have to eat’: Sicily police crack down on looting

Mon, 2020-03-30 06:10
Police with batons and guns have moved in to protect supermarkets on the Italian island of Sicily after reports of looting by locals who could no longer afford food.
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Ireland to roll out voluntary phone tracker app to tackle coronavirus

Mon, 2020-03-30 06:01
Ireland’s government is to roll out a voluntary phone-tracking app to alert users if someone they have been in contact with develops COVID-19, its health service said on Sunday, two weeks before the pandemic is expected to peak in the country.
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Stakeholders call for ‘reality check’ on EU road transport and energy policy

Mon, 2020-03-30 06:00
Europe’s ambitious plans for road transport decarbonisation need a “reality check” in order to result in a pragmatic decrease of emissions and oil products, energy stakeholders told EURACTIV.com.
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Spain toughens restrictions as coronavirus death toll surges

Mon, 2020-03-30 05:59
Spain prepared to enter its third week under near-total lockdown on Sunday (29 March), as the government approved a strengthening of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus and the death toll rose by 838 cases overnight to 6,528.
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Does Europe lack a financial market for photonics?

Mon, 2020-03-30 05:54
The photonics industry is an emerging but already consolidating market, with more than 100 acquisitions per year. But does Europe lack a financial market for the technology? EPIC's Carlos Lee explores.
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Polish organisations protest crackdown on social dialogue

Mon, 2020-03-30 05:41
Polish employer’s organisations and trade unions protested on Sunday (29 March) against what they called an attack by the authorities on the independence of the country’s Social Dialogue Council and the autonomy of social partner organisations, under the disguise of measures to combat COVID-19.
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France moves patients from swamped hospitals as death toll climbs

Mon, 2020-03-30 05:40
France used two high-speed trains and a German military plane to move more than three dozen critically ill coronavirus patients on Sunday (29 March) to ease the pressure on overwhelmed hospitals in eastern France.
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Coronavirus crisis puts EU credibility on the line, says France

Mon, 2020-03-30 05:03
How the European Union responds to the coronavirus outbreak will determine its future credibility, a French minister said on Sunday (29 March), after the bloc failed to agree last week on measures to cushion the economic blow.
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European Aluminium’s Digital Activity Report 2019-2020 [Promoted content]

Mon, 2020-03-30 05:00
Embark on an interactive digital journey to discover European Aluminium's horizontal advocacy activities, policy work and the latest market statistics.
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German minister commits suicide after ‘virus crisis worries’

Mon, 2020-03-30 04:35
Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany's Hesse state, has committed suicide apparently after becoming "deeply worried" over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, state premier Volker Bouffier said Sunday (29 March).
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Von der Leyen announces new post-virus economic ‘stimulus package’

Mon, 2020-03-30 04:23
The European Commission will propose a new stimulus package, including changes to the EU budget, in order to help the bloc recover from the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said Saturday (28 March).
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EPP call for further postponement of Farm to Fork strategy

Fri, 2020-03-27 19:49
European People's Party (EPP) group has called for another postponement of the planned Farm to Fork Strategy (F2F) until at least after the summer, citing the "crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic", but its position has been met with criticism from some stakeholders.
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