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29th Jun 2022

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Report: Italy conspired to hide WHO corona-study

An Italian scientist, Ranieri Guerra, who works for the World Health Organisation (WHO) as well as the Italian government, requested the removal, back in May, from the WHO's website of a report which had severely criticised Italy's handling of the first wave of the pandemic, The Guardian reports. The 102-page report, "An Unprecedented Challenge: Italy's First Response to Covid-19", was published on 13 May, but vanished on 14 May.

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Opinion

The euro — who's next?

Bulgaria's target date for joining the eurozone, 1 January 2024, seems elusive. The collapse of Kiril Petkov's government, likely fresh elections, with populists trying to score cheap points against the 'diktat of the eurocrats', might well delay accession.

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One rubicon after another

We realise that we are living in one of those key moments in history, with events unfolding exactly the way Swiss art historian Jacob Burckhardt describes them: a sudden crisis, rushing everything into overdrive.

Green crime-fighting boss urgently required, key MEP says

The European Parliament approved last week a non-binding resolution on illegal logging, calling to extend the EU public prosecutor's mandate to also cover environmental crime. The lead MEP on the file has called for urgent implementation.

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