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2nd Jul 2020

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EU hesitates before reopening to wider world

EU states will decide Monday or Tuesday which overseas travellers they "recommend" can come back in, diplomats said after talks on corona-travel dragged out. The white-list will be reviewed every two weeks. Meanwhile, individual EU states can still ban white-list countries if they deem them unsafe, but cannot make unilateral additions. A draft white-list of 15 states included Australia, Canada, China, Japan, and South Korea, but not the US.

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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

The internationally-acclaimed author of King Leopold's Ghost, Adam Hochschild, writes on Belgium's problems with statues, in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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