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11th Aug 2020

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Belgium bids to host EU mask stockpile

Belgium is among one of several states seeking to host EU-bought reserves of masks and protective equipment due to be piled up in case of a second wave of coronavirus, according to Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws, quoting a Belgian minister, Philippe De Backer. An EU task-force will decide in August where to locate reserves. Belgium advertised its central location and generous spirit with own masks during the crisis.

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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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