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11th Aug 2020

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EU's largest countries phasing out lockdowns

France, Italy, and Spain are starting to relax their lockdowns this week amid more manageable infection rates. Italy is to restart manufacturing on 4 May, but schools will remain closed until September. Spain is letting children play outside for the first time this week. France is to announce its exit strategy on Tuesday. Austria, the Czech Republic, Greece, and Portugal have also begun phasing out the measures.

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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.

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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.

EU wary of violence in Belarus election

EU states have voiced fear of violence during Belarus elections on Sunday, as president Aleksander Lukashenko seeks to maintain his third decade in power.

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