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Infections increase in Spain despite new restrictions

Mon, 2020-10-19 06:24
Data reported last Saturday (17 October) by Spain’s health ministry showed an increasing trend in coronavirus infections despite new measures and mobility restrictions adopted in Madrid, Barcelona and other big cities, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported. New restrictions limiting the occupation...
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Milan in ‘critical situation’ as COVID-19 infections continue to rise

Mon, 2020-10-19 06:23
As COVID-19 infections in Italy continued to rise over the weekend as the country recorded more than 20,000 cases and 116 related deaths over the last two days, the situation is now critical in Lombardy, especially in Milan and its...
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PRAGUE – Protesters clashed with riot police

Mon, 2020-10-19 06:17
Around 2.000 people gathered to protest against COVID-19 restrictions took place in Prague’s Old Town Square on Sunday. The protest was attended by football ultras who refused to leave the demonstration throwing flares, bottles and stones at police officers. Riot...
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Slovak government approves plan to test entire population

Mon, 2020-10-19 06:16
Slovakia is ready to introduce mass-scale testing using the antigen test across the country as the number of new daily COVID-19 cases continues to increase, the government has confirmed. However, many questions arise around the idea. While experts raise concerns...
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We have to raise children as ‘Homo Christianus’, says Orban

Mon, 2020-10-19 06:16
Christian freedom was “bestowed on us to raise children as Homo Christianus”, committed to their faith, family, nation and their fellow human beings, said Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán – citing renowned Reformed Church priest Endre Gyökössy – at an...
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Poland record highest daily cases over weekend

Mon, 2020-10-19 06:15
Meanwhile, Poland reported its highest daily total of 9,622 new coronavirus infections on Saturday morning. Since Saturday, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Poland has increased by 8,536 new infections and reached 175,766, while 49 people died during the...
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WARSAW – New civic movement created

Mon, 2020-10-19 06:14
Warsaw Mayor and President Andrzej Duda’s challenger in the last presidential elections, Rafal Trzaskowski, has launched a new civic movement (Ruch Wspólna Polska) in Warsaw on Saturday (17 October). Poles have never been “as divided as they are today,” Trzaskowski...
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Coveney points the finger at UK

Mon, 2020-10-19 06:13
Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney has said the UK is to blame for the recent breakdown in trade negotiations with the EU, following UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s claim that talks were effectively at a deadlock. Responding to comments from...
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PARIS – National tribute

Mon, 2020-10-19 06:12
Major demonstrations were held throughout France on Sunday to pay tribute to Samuel Paty, a teacher who was assassinated on Friday after showing his students caricatures of the prophet Mohammed, an incident which President Emmanuel Macron described as an “Islamist...
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Continued concern over growing coronavirus numbers

Mon, 2020-10-19 06:12
Germany reached a new high for single-day coronavirus case numbers on Friday (16 October) with more than 8,000. Across the country, politicians are considering new measures to combat the exponential spread of the virus and encouraging people to stay home...
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EU INSTITUTIONS – MEP Sean Kelly runs for EU Parliament presidency

Mon, 2020-10-19 06:11
MEP Sean Kelly has sent a letter to the EPP Group Presidency and all heads of national delegations asking for their support to replace MEP Mairead McGuinness, who has been appointed to serve as European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial...
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Tens of thousands march in Belarus despite police threat to open fire

Mon, 2020-10-19 06:11
Belarusian police on Sunday (18 October) detained more than 200 people as tens of thousands marched against strongman Alexander Lukashenko in defiance of police threats to open fire after weeks of demonstrations.
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Swedish surge in military spending

Mon, 2020-10-19 06:10
Sweden will increase its military budget by up to 40% by 2025 if the bill proposed by the minority government of Social Democrats and the Greens is adopted. Given that it is backed by the Centre Party and the Liberals...
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The nature of power in an illiberal system

Mon, 2020-10-19 06:00
Viktor Orbán’s illiberal state uses democracy and the rule of law as decors of a system which contains no real limitation to the exercise of power. In order to assess the situation of the rule of law in such systems, we must examine the effective functioning of institutions in place, writes Anna Donáth.
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UK says door remains ‘ajar’ for post-Brexit trade deal

Mon, 2020-10-19 05:53
Britain still wants to reach a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union despite the current deadlock, a senior government minister insisted ahead of fresh talks Monday (19 October).
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Preserving biodiversity in Europe: Is sustainability the answer?

Mon, 2020-10-19 05:50
While most of the world is focusing on climate change and the steps needed to curb it, another critical environmental aspect - that of biodiversity - is failing to get the attention it deserves.
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Kaliakra: a showcase of environmental illiteracy in Bulgaria

Mon, 2020-10-19 05:49
Kaliakra is probably the most beautiful Black Sea cape of Bulgaria. But it has also become an illustration of the hectic way in which the government tries to balance the interests of big business, local communities and environmentalists.
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Armenia and Azerbaijan trade accusations of breaking new truce

Mon, 2020-10-19 05:44
Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of violating a new ceasefire on Sunday (18 October), as they tried for the second time in a week to bring a halt to fighting over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
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High stakes for Earth’s climate future in US vote

Mon, 2020-10-19 05:30
The United States presidential election will be "make or break" for the planet after four years during which Donald Trump frustrated global efforts to slash emissions, climate experts warn, fearing his re-election may imperil the world's chances of avoiding catastrophic warming.
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Turkish Cypriots elect Erdogan’s candidate amid east Med tensions

Mon, 2020-10-19 05:29
Turkish Cypriots in breakaway northern Cyprus on Sunday (18 October) narrowly elected right-wing nationalist Ersin Tatar, backed by Ankara, in a run-off poll, at a time of heightened tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.
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