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5th Dec 2022

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Denmark closes airports and border to halt corona

Airports will come to a standstill and land borders will be closed by noon Saturday (14 March) in order to halt spread of the coronavirus in Denmark, prime minister Mette Frederiksen announced on Friday. Only trucks transporting goods and people with special permission will be allowed to pass the borders under control of the army. Neighbouring countries and the European Commission were informed of the new measures in advance.

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EU countries struggle to crack Hungary's vetos

Hungary will be in the spotlight on Tuesday as EU governments struggle over suspending EU funds to prime minister Viktor Orbán's government — despite rule of law concerns — and unlock key EU policies which Budapest has been blocking.

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While the European Union openly criticises China for abusing its the mostly Muslim Uyghur population, the EU turns a blind eye to the way India treats its own Muslim minority — because it wants India as a strategic ally.

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Serbia now has no choice but to join EU sanctions on Russia

Vladimir Putin himself is somewhat suspicious of Serbia's leader, as are most who deal with the opaque Aleksandar Vucic. The Russian president has preferred to keep his Serbian counterpart compliant, via a tight rein of annually-reviewed gas pricing.

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