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Epidemic infects Europe with ‘germ of division’

Brussels (AFP) - The European Union has faced and survived a series of existential threats over the years but the coronavirus epidemic has exposed old wounds that could yet prove fatal.A debt crisis in Mediterranean countries, a series of refugee influxes and the ongoing saga on Brexit all rattled the…
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March 28, 2020
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Germans and Dutch set to block EU ‘corona bonds’ at video summit

Germany and the Netherlands will lead opposition to issuing joint bonds to help revive the European Union economy from a deep slump caused by the coronavirus when the bloc’s national leaders discuss emergency assistance on Thursday (26 March). Nine EU countries including France, Italy and Spain have called for mutualised…
bubmag
March 26, 2020
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As outbreak blows up finances, EU nations balk at solidarity

View photosA container and barriers block a backroad used by locals on the Netherlands border with Belgium between Chaam, southern Netherlands, and Meerle, northern Belgium, Monday, March 23, 2020. Both countries have come to a near standstill as their governments sought to prevent the further spread of coronavirus. For most…
bubmag
March 25, 2020
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EU’s Brexit negotiator Barnier says he has COVID-19

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has the coronavirus, he announced on Thursday (19 March). “I tested positive yesterday for Covid-19. I’m as well as I can be, strictly confined to my home,” Barnier, 69, said in a video posted on his Twitter account. “I’m fine, morale is good,”…
bubmag
March 19, 2020
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Travel curbs tighten, billions in stimulus: Virus update

Airport security workers wearing protective gear amid concerns of the Covid-19 coronavirus help passengers at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai on Wednesday. (AFP) European leaders agreed to restrict most travel into the continent and German Chancellor Angela Merkel signalled she may be open to joint European Union debt issuance.…
bubmag
March 18, 2020
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As EU Shuts Borders For 30 Days, What Tourists Must Know

German police guard the border crossing to Austria after it was sealed off to foreigners on March ... 16. Everyday life in Germany is being severely limited as authorities tighten measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Public venues such as bars, clubs, museums, cinemas, schools, daycare centers and…
bubmag
March 18, 2020
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Europe Shocked by Trump’s Travel Ban: ‘He Needed a Scapegoat’

PARIS—Europeans woke to the news Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump has banned most of them from traveling to the United States for at least a month. And while some of the details seemed to be confusing and contradictory, there was no mistaking his administration’s effort to blame their governments,…
bubmag
March 12, 2020
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French farmers dig in for Brexit game of chicken

By Richard LoughPRUILLE-LE-CHETIF, France, March 10 (Reuters) - French poultry farmer Isabelle Leballeur is fed up with European trade agreements that allow low-cost chicken into France and is determined to stop post-Brexit Britain getting that kind of deal.Along with other farmers, she is pressing France's president to scuttle any accord…
bubmag
March 10, 2020