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STOCKHOLM – After-ski parties cancelled

Thu, 2020-03-26 07:32
While ski resorts will remain open during the Easter break, after-ski parties will be cancelled and ski lifts must not be too crowded. Sweden is sticking to its chosen, yet different policy when it comes to dealing with the coronavirus...
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Three billion people under lockdown as UN warns virus threatens humanity

Thu, 2020-03-26 07:32
More than three billion people are living under lockdown measures as soaring death tolls in Europe and the US on Wednesday (25 March) underlined a United Nations warning that the coronavirus pandemic threatens all of humanity.
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BRUSSELS – €2.4 billion damage weekly

Thu, 2020-03-26 07:31
The coronavirus pandemic is causing weekly economic damage of 0.55% of Belgian GDP or €2.4 billion, according to calculations by the Federation of Belgian Enterprises (FEB). If the current situation continues for six weeks, it will cost our economy 3.33%...
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Five complaints against French government over coronavirus handling

Thu, 2020-03-26 07:28
In France, not everyone is happy with the way the French government is dealing with the coronavirus crisis. So far, five complaints have been lodged by individuals and medical associations before the French Court of Justice against Prime Minister Édouard...
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EU’s Breton defends COVID-19 telecoms data acquisition plans

Thu, 2020-03-26 07:26
The European Commission's Internal Market chief Thierry Breton has defended plans to obtain mobile data from EU telecom firms during the coronavirus outbreak, saying the acquisition of certain datasets allows for a clearer reading of "the impact of the confinement measures taken by member states."
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Italy coronavirus deaths pass 7,500 amid fears of spread to south

Thu, 2020-03-26 07:21
More than 680 people have died from coronavirus in Italy in the last 24 hours, the Civil Protection Agency said on Wednesday (25 March), as concerns grew that the disease was spreading more towards the south of the country.
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US exports to the EU still three times higher than to China

Thu, 2020-03-26 07:17
The export of US goods to the EU totalled $337 billion in 2019, an increase of 6% on the previous year, according to the Transatlantic Economy 2020 report, published on Thursday (26 March). At the same time, that figure was three times higher than the total of goods exported from the United States to China.
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EU and US in opposite camps as Kosovo government toppled

Thu, 2020-03-26 07:12
Kosovo's government was toppled by a no-confidence vote Wednesday (25 March) less than two months after coming to power, plunging the unstable democracy into political uncertainty as it tries to halt the spread of coronavirus.
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Open-air markets ban: Another blow to struggling small farmers

Thu, 2020-03-26 07:00
Local farmers' markets have become the latest coronavirus casualty after France took the decision to close open-air markets as a further measure curb the spread of coronavirus. However, the move has proved controversial given that it stands to disproportionately affect small producers.
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How a green recovery can help modernise Europe

Thu, 2020-03-26 06:48
EU institutions and member states must act quickly and coherently in response to the COVID-19 crisis, writes Mats Engström. He suggests six points to consider when EU institutions work out post-crisis recovery plans.
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COVID-19 emergency makes EU budget deal more urgent than ever

Thu, 2020-03-26 06:44
The seriousness of the coronavirus outbreak makes hefty cuts to cohesion policy in the EU's next long-term budget all the more unjustified, writes Enrico Rossi, the governor of Italy's Tuscany Region.
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EU warns virus could expose firms to foreign buy outs

Thu, 2020-03-26 06:44
The head of the European Commission warned Wednesday (25 March) that the economic aftermath of the coronavirus could leave strategic private sector firms exposed to foreign takeovers.
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Germans and Dutch set to block EU ‘corona bonds’ at video summit

Thu, 2020-03-26 06:35
Germany and the Netherlands will lead opposition to issuing joint bonds to help revive the European Union economy from a deep slump caused by the coronavirus when the bloc's national leaders discuss emergency assistance on Thursday (26 March).
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German parliament suspends debt brake to fight coronavirus outbreak

Thu, 2020-03-26 06:30
The German lower house on Wednesday (25 March) suspended the country's constitutionally enshrined debt brake, approving a massive stimulus package by Chancellor Angela Merkel's government to weather the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.
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MEPs join call for ban on live animal transport amid COVID-19 border delays

Thu, 2020-03-26 06:23
More than 40 members of the European Parliament have joined a coalition of NGOs calling for a ban on long-distance animal transport during the coronavirus crisis. They argue that the reintroduction of border controls has resulted in delays which risk affecting animal welfare and, by extension, human health.
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Smokers likely to be more at risk from coronavirus

Thu, 2020-03-26 06:21
Smoking can make people more susceptible to serious complications from a coronavirus infection, the European Union agency for disease control said on Wednesday (25 March), citing scientific studies, although available data is still limited.
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Poland says virus fallout makes it ‘even more difficult’ to hit EU climate goal

Thu, 2020-03-26 05:35
Poland, which relies heavily on coal-fired power stations, will find it even tougher to achieve the European Union’s climate goals because of the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the economy and companies, the government said on Wednesday (25 March).
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Commission charts end to execution and torture in human rights plans  

Wed, 2020-03-25 17:27
The European Commission is calling on member states to work together on the world stage to put an end to capital punishment and torture.
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London airport shuts down to curb virus spread

Wed, 2020-03-25 15:58
London City Airport announced on Wednesday (25 March) that it would cease operations until the end of April, in response to the UK government's latest coronavirus outbreak instructions.
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Is Bulgaria getting EU help to fight coronavirus impact?

Wed, 2020-03-25 15:54
Bulgarian PM Boyko Borissov has made public statements about the EU not providing adequate help in Bulgaria's fight with the coronavirus crisis. Former Deputy Prime Minister Ivailo Kalfin, who is the chairman of EURACTIV Bulgaria's board of directors, looked into these statements.
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