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19th Jun 2019

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria kill 33,000 in Europe annually

An estimated 33,000 people die annually as a direct consequence of an infection due to bacteria resistant to antibiotics, according to a study from the Sweden-based European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The burden of these infections is comparable to that of influenza, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS combined, it said. Italy and Greece had a substantially higher estimated burden of antibiotic-resistant bacteria than other EU and EEA countries.

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What's going on in Moldova - and what next?

Over the weekend, as private jets evacuated prominent members of the Democratic Party and their allies, Moldovans celebrated the peaceful power transition. Looking beyond the euphoria that surrounded the celebrations, the new government is facing many challenges.

EU urges Swiss to move on talks or face sanction

The EU commission tells Switzerland that clarifications to the draft deal are possible - but not renegotiations. The message is clear to 'Brexit' Britain as well: the Swiss model is over, there are no special agreements.

Frontex transparency dispute goes to EU court

The General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg will next month hold a public hearing on the refusal by Frontex, the EU's border agency, to release documents concerning its border control and surveillance operation known as Triton.

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