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Coronabonds for a Europe of solidarity, not charity

Mon, 2020-04-06 06:10
Today, the European Union is being hit by a symmetrical shock caused by COVID-19. This renders the instruments developed to address the 2008 financial crisis as unfit for purpose, write Iratxe García and Paul Tang.
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LEAK: EU in push for digital transformation after COVID-19 crisis

Mon, 2020-04-06 06:09
EU Member States and the European Commission should "thoroughly analyse the experiences gained from the COVID-19 pandemic" in order to inform future policies across the entire spectrum of the digital domain, leaked Council documents seen by EURACTIV reveal.
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Doctor Varadkar steps up to COVID-19 frontline

Mon, 2020-04-06 06:05
Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar is to serve as a doctor in his country's fight against the ongoing spread of the deadly coronavirus, the leader's office announced on Sunday evening (6 March).
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EU countries use looser state aid rules to uphold troubled firms

Mon, 2020-04-06 05:59
Member states are making use of the new flexibility within EU state rules mainly to guarantee liquidity for all companies heavily affected by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 outbreak. EURACTIV has looked into the different schemes that have been approved so far.
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US faces ‘really bad’ week as coronavirus deaths spike

Mon, 2020-04-06 05:58
The United States is entering what a senior official warned on Sunday (5 April) would be the “hardest” week of the coronavirus crisis as the death toll mounted, but some saw glimmers of hope from a slight slowing of fatalities in hard-hit New York.
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Spain and EU Commissioners call for common European debt instruments

Mon, 2020-04-06 05:39
Europe needs debt mutualisation and a common Marshall plan to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez told German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
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France’s death toll slows but coronavirus still hits hard

Mon, 2020-04-06 05:27
France's daily death toll from the novel coronavirus fell in the past 24 hours and admissions into intensive care also slowed, the health ministry said on Sunday (5 April).
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Italy’s virus deaths plunge to lowest since 19 March

Mon, 2020-04-06 05:19
Italian officials said Sunday (5 April) they may soon have to consider easing restrictions after seeing the daily coronavirus death toll plunge to its lowest in over two weeks.
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Greece quarantines second migrant camp after COVID-19 case confirmed

Mon, 2020-04-06 05:04
Greece has quarantined a second migrant facility on its mainland after a 53-year-old man tested positive for the new coronavirus, the migration ministry said on Sunday (5 April).
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Scots’ medical chief resigns after flouting own coronavirus rules

Mon, 2020-04-06 05:04
Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer Catherine Calderwood resigned on Sunday (5 April) after she broke her own advice to stay at home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus by visiting her second home this weekend and last. Calderwood said...
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Portugal’s coronavirus cases grow, half a million workers at risk of lay off

Mon, 2020-04-06 04:56
Confirmed coronavirus cases in Portugal pushed past the 10,000 mark on Saturday (4 April), while government data showed more than half a million Portuguese workers were at risk of being temporarily laid off due to the outbreak.
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UK PM Johnson hospitalised for tests after ‘persistent coronavirus symptoms’

Mon, 2020-04-06 04:49
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests on Sunday (5 April) after suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms 10 days after testing positive for the virus, though Downing Street said he remained in charge of the government.
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5G coronavirus conspiracy theory is dangerous fake nonsense, UK says

Sun, 2020-04-05 06:34
A conspiracy theory that links 5G mobile telecommunications masts to the spread of the novel coronavirus is dangerous fake news and completely false, Britain said on Saturday (4 April) after masts in several parts of the country were torched.
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Keir Starmer elected new UK Labour leader

Sat, 2020-04-04 16:40
Pro-European centrist Keir Starmer was on Saturday (4 April) unveiled as new Labour party leader, heralding a shift in Britain's main opposition party after a crushing election defeat under veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn and years of ideological infighting.
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Smartphone vs virus, is privacy always going to be the loser?

Sat, 2020-04-04 10:07
In Europe, officials, doctors and engineers are looking at how smartphones could be enlisted in the war against the spread of the new coronavirus.
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UK opens first COVID hospital but criticism of testing plans mount

Fri, 2020-04-03 16:43
The UK opened its first emergency field hospital to combat the coronavirus pandemic on Friday (3 April) but the government continues to face growing criticism about its plans to increase testing for the virus.
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COVID-19: Worst is yet to come in conflict zones, UN chief warns

Fri, 2020-04-03 15:17
In countries stricken by conflict, where health systems have already collapsed, "the worst is yet to come" as the coronavirus continues to spread, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Friday (3 April), reiterating his call for a global ceasefire to help contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Brief – Deadly viruses and narratives

Fri, 2020-04-03 14:37
The coronavirus outbreak hit the world just a few weeks after Robert Shiller published ‘Narrative economics'. Europe now presents the American economist a unique case study.
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COVID-19: Commission paves way to draw €37 billion from structural funds

Fri, 2020-04-03 14:15
The European Commission proposed numerous changes to its cohesion policy rulebook on Thursday (2 April) in order to draw €37 billion of unused funds to finance various measures during the coronavirus pandemic. But these measures can only help to a limited extent. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Europe must be the frontrunner to avoid Africa’s corona boomerang

Fri, 2020-04-03 14:04
It's in the EU's interest to step up humanitarian, social and economic aid and do whatever it takes to support African economies about to be hit by the coronavirus, writes Luca Jahier.
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