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Italy tries to prevent petrol pump virus shutdown

Wed, 2020-03-25 12:44
Italy’s government is trying to broker a deal to head off a move by petrol station operators to close down pumps on the country’s motorway network due to the coronavirus epidemic. In a statement on Tuesday (24 March), three operator...
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Nine member states ask for Eurobonds to face coronavirus crisis

Wed, 2020-03-25 12:21
Nine member states sent a letter today (25 March) to the President of the EU Council Charles Michel asking for a common debt instrument to mitigate the damage caused by the coronavirus crisis, Greek media reported.
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New measures for coping with coronavirus crisis

Wed, 2020-03-25 12:10
Agriculture Minister Marija Vuckovic on Tuesday (23 March) unveiled measures for the agricultural sector, which are part of the government’s initial set of measures designed to help mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy. The ministry is...
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COVID-19: France calls unemployed to work in fields as borders stay closed

Wed, 2020-03-25 11:33
The French government has called on the technically unemployed French to make themselves available to help farmers with seasonal harvests. But such 'agricultural patriotism' does not bode well with the tightening of containment. EURACTIV France reports.
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Air pollution plummets up to 50% as virus curbs traffic, new data reveals

Wed, 2020-03-25 11:21
Pollution levels have dropped by more than 50% in parts of Europe, according to new figures published by the European Environmental Agency (EEA) on Wednesday (25 March), as coronavirus lockdown measures empty city streets of traffic.
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European Parliament suspends normal plenary sessions until September

Wed, 2020-03-25 11:18
The coronavirus has forced the European Parliament to postpone its full four-day plenary sessions in Strasbourg until at least September, according to a revised calendar seen by
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A competitive European industry: the contribution of gas technologies [Promoted content]

Wed, 2020-03-25 11:00
The EU industry is the foundation of the European economy, providing 80% of the block’s exports and 35 million of its jobs. It is now called on by the European Commission to be at the forefront of the fight against climate change. The secret weapon? Industrial innovation.
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Beyond the corona darkness: Bringing light, air and sustainability into people’s homes

Wed, 2020-03-25 10:07
The European Green Deal must be central to the recovery programme needed to transition out of the crisis caused by COVID-19, writes Oliver Rapf. And the European Commission's upcoming building renovation wave should be at the centre of it, he argues.
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Thyssenkrupp to scrap 3,000 steel jobs as part of coronovirus ‘crisis package’

Wed, 2020-03-25 09:24
German industrial conglomerate Thyssenkrupp on Wednesday (25 March) announced it was scrapping 3,000 jobs in its troubled steel unit as part of a coronavirus "crisis package".
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Increase the price of goods to control demand, expert recommends.

Wed, 2020-03-25 07:51
With restrictions to contain the coronavirus getting stricter in many member states and the fear of contagion growing, online shopping can be the solution to do the groceries, a consumer researcher told EURACTIV in an interview.
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EU Council asks ‘exit strategy’ from coronavirus crisis

Wed, 2020-03-25 07:47
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Romania's lockdown proposal, a spat between medical professionals and the Belgian government's handling of the COVID-19, and so much more.
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Spanish doctors, nurses demand action after coronavirus cases soar

Wed, 2020-03-25 07:46
Nurses and doctors demanded action after Spain reported its sharpest daily increase in coronavirus cases on Tuesday (24 March) and said about 14% of the nearly 40,000 infections were among health workers.
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German farms need nearly 300,000 seasonal workers

Wed, 2020-03-25 07:44
There is no shortage of food during the coronavirus pandemic, but farmers are urgently looking for seasonal workers for the harvest. The German government wants to help by relaxing employment rules and providing online placement. EURACTIV Germany reports. 
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BELGRADE – Defence Minister: Serbs in danger of extinction

Wed, 2020-03-25 07:44
Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin said on Tuesday (24 March), that the Serbia people were again threatened with extinction but should keep together and be united. “21 years ago, the people, the army and the state were like one family and...
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ZAGREB – Members of the government donate pay to fight two crises

Wed, 2020-03-25 07:43
Members of the government will donate their March pay into an account dealing with the damage caused by the earthquake in Zagreb, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said on Tuesday (24 March). PM Plenković stressed this was the opportunity for the...
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PRAGUE – Smart quarantine

Wed, 2020-03-25 07:42
The Czech Republic will launch a new “smart quarantine system” to track the movements of infected citizens. The monitoring system, which requires consent, will use data from mobile phones and payment cards of people who have been tested positive to...
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DUBLIN – Irish Clampdown comes

Wed, 2020-03-25 07:40
Ireland’s government has announced sweeping new measures to clamp down on the spread of the coronavirus in the Republic.  Keep abreast of the developments in Ireland. Speaking from the government press centre on Tuesday (24 March), Taoiseach Leo Varadkar urged...
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LONDON – Government seeks 250,000 NHS volunteer force

Wed, 2020-03-25 07:39
UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced on Tuesday (24 March) the creation of a new 250,000-strong corps of “NHS Volunteer Responders”, tasked with bringing essential supplies to the most vulnerable people being “shielded” at home, in a series of steps...
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HELSINKI – ‘This day is historic’

Wed, 2020-03-25 07:38
Päivi Sillanaukee, Permanent Secretary of the social affairs and health ministry, told the nation on Monday evening (23 March) on TV that the storage of the National Emergency Supply Agency was now open and its goods are being distributed, calling...
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MEPs demand CAP contingency plan as part of EU response to COVID-19

Wed, 2020-03-25 07:35
Lawmakers in the European Parliament have called on the European Commission to prepare a strategy anticipating the difficulties that might arise in implementing the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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