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EU Council calls for policy action to protect marine life

The EU Council stressed on Tuesday the importance of international cooperation and development policies at all levels of government to protect life in oceans and seas. In their conclusions, member states recognised the need for protecting the Arctic, the outermost regions and overseas countries, given their specific vulnerability to climate change. The council calls on the EU Commission to propose policy options that respond to the "alarming" situation.

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WHO warning on lockdown mental health

As billions of people are obliged to remain in home quarantine or isolation with possible or proven coronavirus infection, experts agree that these measures can have a negative effect on people's mental health and well-being.

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EU heads struggle to find joint virus response

EU leaders failed to flesh out what the economic response to the corona crisis should look like, but they agreed to build a crisis management system and fight disinformation.

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Poland's sham presidential election in a pandemic

Declaring a state of emergency is not even an option on the table for Poland's Law and Justice (PiS) chairman Jarosław Kaczyński - as it would render the 10 May election impossible.

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