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12th Aug 2020

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Up to 59m EU jobs at risk from slowdown

The pandemic slowdown could cost 59m jobs in the EU, wiping out 25% of all employment, especially in small businesses and among younger workers, US consultancy firm McKinsey said in a report Monday. "Europe must avoid the significant rise in unemployment witnessed during the 2008-9 financial crisis,", when unemployment surged by 27%, the firm said, calling for "swift and forceful action" by European governments.

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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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