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2nd Jul 2020

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Eurozone inflation down to 0.3% in April

The EU's statistical office Eurostat says annual inflation throughout EU states that use the euro as a currency dropped to 0.3 percent, down from 0.7 percent in March. The lowest annual rates were registered in Slovenia (-1.3 percent), Cyprus (-1.2 percent), Estonia and Greece (both -0.9 percent). The highest annual rates were recorded in Czechia (3.3 percent), Poland (2.9 percent) and Hungary (2.5 percent).

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Eminent women appeal for EU help on Palestine

West Bank annexation "was conceived almost entirely by men" and will crush the "dignity and rights" of Palestinian women still further, a group of 40 women leaders have said.

Coronavirus

EU silent on US buying up world's remdesivir supplies

The European Commission says it is in talks with the US biopharmaceutical company Gilead to secure supplies of remdesivir but won't provide any details. The comments follow the purchase of the world's supply by the United States.

Regions urge EU to act on 'green hydrogen'

The EU's regions urged the unlocking of the potential of hydrogen produced from renewable sources, so-called 'green hydrogen', to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

Opinion

On toppling statues

In Belgium, there are 443 statues, busts, plaques, and street names that celebrate that country's colonial past. As recently as 2005, school textbooks lauded Belgium for "civilising the black population, step-by-step."

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