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Dutch govt appeals court order to scrap Coronavirus curfew

The Dutch government has appealed against a court ruling on Tuesday which ordered it to scrap a night curfew on the grounds that it...

Germany extends lockdown until March 7

Germany on Thursday extended lockdown measures from February 14 to March 7 in a bid to prevent a third wave in the country and...

Germany extends lockdown until February 14

Following a meeting with the country's 16 state premiers, Germany has decided to extend a strict nationwide lockdown until February 14 as a "precaution" for...

Mass anti-lockdown protest in Amsterdam

Thousands held an unauthorised protest in Amsterdam on Sunday against a nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the spread of Coronavirus, set to remain in...

German FM suggests easing COVID restrictions for vaccinated people

Coronavirus restrictions should be eased for people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Sunday.In an interview given...

France imposes nationwide 6pm curfew

French Prime Minister Jean Castex on Thursday announced a nationwide 6pm curfew until 6 am, starting from Saturday for 15 days, in a bid...

Germany likely to remain in lockdown until April

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday warned that a dramatic explosion in the number of Coronavirus infections that has mutated in Britain, could force...

Greece’s Orthodox Church defies lockdown order, holds Epiphany services

After announcing earlier in the week it would defy a government lockdown order, Greece’s Orthodox Church on Wednesday opened its places of worship to the...

Greece and Cyprus detect infections of new COVID strain

The new strain of Coronavirus, first identified in Britain in December, has been detected in Greece and Cyprus, officials from the two Health Ministries...

Germany set to extend lockdown by 3 weeks

The German government and the country’s 16 federal states have agreed to extend a nationwide lockdown until January 21, German newspaper Bild reported on Monday,...

Eyeing schools reopening, Greece imposes one-week strict lockdown

Eyeing the reopening of schools on January 11, the Greek government announced on Saturday a one-week strict lockdown, starting Sunday.Under the renewed restrictions, all activities...

Could bad data be to blame for high coronavirus death toll

European countries saw some of the highest death told for coronavirus over the last month. Deaths in Italy have surpassed those in China many...

Argentina forbids job firings for 60 days amid economic struggles

Argentine President Alberto Fernández instituted, on April 1, an executive order forbidding the "firing of workers with no proper justification" for a 60-day period. The...

Sassoli wants Commission to ensure that Hungary's new law complies with EU treaty

European Parliament President David Sassoli asked the European Commission to assess whether the new laws introduced in Hungary comply with the Treaty on the...

CoE chief warns over domestic violence amid lockdown

Since confinement measures were put in place and stay-at-home orders were given, the calls in helplines for victims of domestic violence have multiplied, being...

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Want more? Read the latest news, opinions, and analyses on the Coronavirus pandemic. Don't miss our feed of the most important news. Updated for...

Von der Leyen calls for united front against Coronavirus

Speaking to an extraordinary European Parliament Plenary held in Brussels on Thursday, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen slammed the lack of solidarity...

A few of us might die from COVID-19, but the current worldwide lockdown will kill many more people

Since January, COVID-19 has taken the planet by storm, causing an unprecedented panic that frequently borders on hysteria. Footage of Chinese people allegedly falling dead...

WHO warns over acceleration of COVID-19 pandemic

During a virtual news conference held in the organisation's Geneva headquarters on Monday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that the COVID-19 pandemic is ...

Commission mobilises emergency aid for earthquake-hit Croatia

The European Commission has mobilised emergency aid for Croatia, after the latter was severely hit by a magnitude 5.4 earthquake on Sunday, which caused...

Belgium's lockdown to last at least 8 more weeks

Belgium's lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic is expected to last at least eight more weeks, the country's Health Minister Maggie de Block said on...

EU enables immediate support to hard-hit fisheries sector

As the novel Coronavirus pandemic has driven several member-states across the European bloc to impose a nationwide lockdown, with restaurants and canteens closing down...

MEP Asimakopoulou sees up to 18-month transition for 'return to normality'

As the novel Coronavirus hits the EU and the death toll continues to climb each day, Anna Michelle Asimakopoulou, an MEP of the European...

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Read the race to find the vaccine, and the latest developments on medicine research. Updated for you regularly by the New Europe team.Tuesday, 9...

Belgium in lockdown until April 5

A few hours after Sophie Wilmès’ emergency government was sworn in by King Philippe, the Prime Minister announced that as of Wednesday 11am GMT,...

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