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#Coronavirus – Boris Johnson moved to intensive care as symptoms worsen

#Coronavirus – Boris Johnson moved to intensive care as symptoms worsen

| April 6, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”, Downing Street has said, writes the BBC. A spokesman said he was moved on the advice of his medical team and was receiving “excellent care”. Johnson has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputize “where necessary”, the spokesman […]

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From #Russia with #Coronavirus

From #Russia with #Coronavirus

What is really going on in Russia with the new virus?  The official figures show that the spread of disease is rather moderate and not alarming at all. Is that so? The streets of Moscow and all other major towns are empty and people are locked down at homes like elsewhere in Europe. Most businesses […]

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Commission approves £50 billion UK ‘umbrella’ scheme to support the economy in the #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves £50 billion UK ‘umbrella’ scheme to support the economy in the #Coronavirus outbreak

| April 6, 2020

The European Commission has approved a £50 billion (approximately €57bn) “umbrella” UK scheme to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and large corporates in the United Kingdom affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April 2020. Following […]

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Commission launches competition for aspiring young journalists

Commission launches competition for aspiring young journalists

| April 6, 2020

Today (6 April), the European Commission is launching the 2020 edition of the Youth4Regions competition for aspiring young journalists. Youth4Regions is a programme to help journalism students and young journalists discover what the EU is doing in their region. As of today, they can apply to participate in the eponymous competition, and based on their application, […]

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#Coronavirus – Chinese aid to the EU delivered to Italy

#Coronavirus – Chinese aid to the EU delivered to Italy

| April 6, 2020

The EU has put international co-operation at the forefront of its response to coronavirus. Following an agreement reached between President von der Leyen and Premier Li Keqiang last month, a donation of protective equipment from China to the European Union has now arrived in Rome, Italy. “We are grateful for China’s support and, as President […]

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The effects of #Brexit on the European #gambling industry

The effects of #Brexit on the European #gambling industry

| April 6, 2020

The online gambling industry in the UK and Europe may look different next year as the UK, and Gibraltar-registered casinos no longer have access to the single market. The Brexit Withdrawal Agreement has been approved, and now both parties sit in limbo thrashing out a trade deal before the transition period is due to end. […]

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#Coronavirus pandemic shows need for huge upgrade of IT power in Europe says #EPP

#Coronavirus pandemic shows need for huge upgrade of IT power in Europe says #EPP

| April 6, 2020

The EPP Group in the European Parliament has called for an EU data centre, a common data standard to collect data on infections, a “huge upgrade” of internet infrastructure and less bureaucracy for researchers. “The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the need to create an EU data centre for emergency response. We urgently have to set […]

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