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12th Aug 2020

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Germany to start phasing out lockdown from Monday

Germany, Europe's leading economy, is to gradually reopen for business Monday, German chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday. "We must learn how to live with this virus," she said. Schools and shops with a large surface area of 800 square metres or more will reopen first, but restaurants and bars will stay closed and public events will remain cancelled. Belgium is to also reopen DIY and gardening shops on 18 April.

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Drums of war again, in Europe

Just a few weeks ago, as Europeans in several countries put their furious debates about masks and corona appsinto higher gear, Turkey and Greece almost came to blows in the Aegean Sea.

Minsk violence prompts talk of EU sanctions

Images of bloody injuries after police attacked protesters with batons and stun grenades marked Belarus' latest sham election, posing questions on EU sanctions.

Opinion

Schrems privacy ruling risks EU's ties to digital world

With more and more trade moving to the digital realm, Europe can ill-afford to cut itself off. Meanwhile, China continues to advance a vision for an internet that is fractured along national boundaries and controlled by governments.

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