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CO2 emissions from EU plunge 60 percent

The EU's CO2 emissions have dropped by 58 percent since the virus lockdowns began, French consultancy Sia Partners has noted. Emissions from cars and motorbikes fell 88 percent, while industry (60%) and the energy sector (40%) fell less steeply, and household emissions rose (29%). "Once the confinement is finished, some sectors will restart right away and others will not," Sia Partners' Charlotte de Lorgeril told British newspaper the Financial Times.

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Four deaths after taking Russian Sputnik V vaccine

Four people recently died after taking Russia's Sputnik V anti-corona jab in previously unreported cases, which are being taken "seriously" by the EU regulator, the European Medicines Agency.

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After 50 years, where do Roma rights stand now?

Beatings, forced sterilisation, police violence and fire bombings by right-wing extremists against Romani communities are still a reality in Europe. The corona pandemic only worsened this situation.

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