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07.05.2020

Coronavirus: EU faces ‘recession of historic proportions’

Coronavirus: EU faces ‘recession of historic proportions’

EU officials have forecast “the deepest economic recession” in the bloc’s history as a result of the coronavirus. Failure to agree on common solutions for the post-pandemic recovery could undermine the European project. European Commissioner for the Economy Paolo Gentiloni told reporters on Wednesday that the bloc is headed for… »

04.05.2020

Working from home, even when the coronavirus crisis has passed

Working from home, even when the coronavirus crisis has passed

The coronavirus crisis has compelled workers around the world to work from home. Global air quality has been transformed as a result. When the crisis has passed, will those who can work from home still be allowed to? Germany is gradually reopening public life after weeks of coronavirus-prompted restrictions. It… »

29.04.2020

EU opens legal case against Poland over judicial reform

EU opens legal case against Poland over judicial reform

Poland passed judicial reforms that would give the government new oversight over judges’ work and careers. The European Commission fears that politicians could use the reforms to control rulings. The European Commission, the EU’s executive branch, has launched a legal case against Poland for introducing a new disciplinary regime for… »

26.04.2020

Germans protest coronavirus restrictions in Berlin, Stuttgart

Germans protest coronavirus restrictions in Berlin, Stuttgart

People in Berlin and Stuttgart have taken to the streets to protest against a loss of freedoms amid the coronavirus pandemic. Germany has enacted a series of restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. Hundreds of people took part in demonstrations in the cities of Berlin and Stuttgart on… »

20.04.2020

Coronavirus: A magic moment for social media?

Coronavirus: A magic moment for social media?

Social distancing is mandatory these days, and those looking to connect with others during the COVID-19 pandemic are turning to social media sites. Have they suddenly become a force for good? Empty, silent, boring — the world’s cities are deserted. The coronavirus pandemic has brought public life to a standstill:… »

18.04.2020

Doctors Without Borders splits from sea rescue partner over coronavirus policy

Doctors Without Borders splits from sea rescue partner over coronavirus policy

Doctors Without Borders has ended a cooperation saving migrants stranded at sea after its partner suspended rescue missions due to the coronavirus. The NGO has accused the EU of using the outbreak to keep migrants away. French aid group Doctors Without Borders has ended its migrant rescue operations in the… »

16.04.2020

Poles protest stricter abortion laws amid coronavirus lockdown

Poles protest stricter abortion laws amid coronavirus lockdown

Poland’s abortion laws are some of the strictest in the EU, yet its parliament is considering tightening them further. Now, coronavirus restrictions have forced opponents to get creative with their protests. Honking cars block the half empty streets of Warsaw. Red lightning bolts — the symbol of a new round of… »

14.04.2020

Austria relaxes coronavirus lockdown measures

Austria relaxes coronavirus lockdown measures

Austria will begin lifting its coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday. When Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced the plan it caused a great deal of excitement — but this is the first step in a long process, experts say. Austria came to a standstill when it introduced lockdown measures on March 16. The… »

10.04.2020

EU ministers make breakthrough on coronavirus economic response

EU ministers make breakthrough on coronavirus economic response

Finance ministers of eurozone countries reached an “excellent accord” on fighting the pandemic-triggered recession. Europe has proven itself to be “a match” for the crisis, said French representative Bruno La Maire. After hours of talks on Thursday, representatives of 19 eurozone countries agreed to make €500 billion ($547 billion) available… »

09.04.2020

US: Bernie Sanders halts bid for Democratic presidential nomination

US: Bernie Sanders halts bid for Democratic presidential nomination

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has told supporters he is suspending his campaign for the party’s nomination. His rival Joe Biden was well ahead in the race to take on Donald Trump. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign to secure the Democratic nomination for president, his campaign confirmed… »

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