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6th Apr 2020

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EU shelves pesticide law under US pressure

EU negotiators dropped laws on hormone disrupting pesticides following pressure from US lobbyists, according to documents seen by the Guardian newspaper. The documents show that some 31 pesticides containing endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) could have been banned but were not because of intense lobbying from the American Chamber of Commerce.

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Coronabonds clash continues This WEEK

Finance ministers will hold all-important online meeting to find ways to mitigate the econmic fallout from the pandemic and heal wounds between northern and southern member states.

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EU depicts Africa's health system as a threat

After visiting European nationals first brought the virus to Africa, the European Union is now worried it could spread throughout the continent and bounce back to Europe.

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Greenland watches ... and waits for virus

It would take relatively few seriously ill patients on Greenland, the world's largest island, to outrun the capacity of the nation's health services.

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Coronavirus exposes lack of common data approach

The enormous differences between coronavirus cases reported worldwide raise questions on how countries are tracking their outbreaks - or even deliberately underreporting them.

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