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A creeping #Coronavirus coup

A creeping #Coronavirus coup

| March 30, 2020

Exceptional times require exceptional measures. Governments across Europe are introducing unprecedented policies to minimize the spread of COVID-19. In the middle of political uncertainties, some authoritarian governments are using the pandemic to advance their own political goals and massively expand state powers. Despite the unprecedented nature of the crisis, autocrats cannot be left alone to […]

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#Coronavirus – EU takes measures to ensure critical cross-border workers can reach their work places

#Coronavirus – EU takes measures to ensure critical cross-border workers can reach their work places

| March 30, 2020

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen Today (30 March), the European Commission issued advice to ensure that mobile workers within the EU, in particular those in critical occupations can reach their workplace. This includes but is not limited to those working in the health care and food sectors, and other essential services […]

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#NATO marks #NorthMacedonia membership

#NATO marks #NorthMacedonia membership

| March 30, 2020

Today (30 March), NATO had a low key ceremony to mark the accession of North Macedonia to NATO on 27 March. North Macedonia became NATO’s newest member, upon depositing its instrument of accession to the North Atlantic Treaty with the US State Department in Washington DC. NATO Allies signed North Macedonia’s Accession Protocol in February […]

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#Soros Open Society Foundations contribute €1 million to  Budapest in fight against #COVID-19

#Soros Open Society Foundations contribute €1 million to  Budapest in fight against #COVID-19

| March 30, 2020

George Soros (pictured), philanthropist and chairman of the Open Society Foundations demonized by Viktor Orban’s government, has donated €1 million to Budapest’s fight against coronavirus – the fund will focus on those most in need.  George Soros, chair of the Open Society Foundations, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic knows no boundaries, not between countries, communities, religions […]

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#EAPM – Summer time again: But more than one clock is ticking…

#EAPM – Summer time again: But more than one clock is ticking…

| March 30, 2020

As summers go, this one will clearly not be the best any of us have ever had, what with COVID-19 rampant and likely to remain so for some time, countries doing their own thing, and a million possible reasons popping up for why there should be way more co-ordination across the EU in health care, […]

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UK #Coronavirus epidemic is slowing and antibody test could be ready in days, top epidemiologist says

UK #Coronavirus epidemic is slowing and antibody test could be ready in days, top epidemiologist says

| March 30, 2020

The coronavirus epidemic in the United Kingdom is showing signs of slowing and antibody tests could be ready in days, Neil Ferguson, a professor of mathematical biology at Imperial College London, said on Monday (30 March), writes Guy Faulconbridge. “We think the epidemic is just about slowing in the UK right now,” Ferguson told BBC […]

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Disinformation: How to recognize and tackle #COVID-19 myths

Disinformation: How to recognize and tackle #COVID-19 myths

| March 30, 2020

©Mirko/Adobe Stock The outbreak of the coronavirus has led to disinformation that hampers efforts to contain the pandemic. Read on to find out what you can do. From the original claim that the virus spread through bat-soup, to heated reports of EU countries fighting each other for dwindling supplies of medical equipment, these claims are […]

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