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EU urged to donate vaccines instead of inoculating teens

EU states should first donate vaccines to poor countries with vulnerable people, instead of vaccinating their teenagers, who were less at risk of getting sick from Covid-19, the European Centre for Disease prevention and Control, an EU agency in Stockholm, recommended on Tuesday. "The wider context of a global vaccine supply shortage should be taken into account," it said. Africa had had just 1% of total world vaccinations by mid-May.

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Libya 'abandoning migrants without water' in deserts

Libya's department for combating illegal migration - itself infiltrated by armed militia units - has been carrying out collective expulsions at its no-man's land borders of people who would otherwise be eligible for international protection, says a UN rights expert.

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An inflation surge, but (some) economists warn on raising rates

Rising prices have fuelled the debate among economists about inflation risk - with some arguing that central banks should increase interest rates, while others urge governments and central banks to adopt more precise and targeted measures.

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Lessons learned by an EUobserver editor-in-chief

The European project moves forward not 'despite' criticism, but thanks to those critical voices pushing for more cooperation and more democratic transparency. That is why European journalism is essential to the European project.

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Don't Look Up - but for vaccines

Netflix's satirical disaster movie, Don't Look Up, is primarily a warning about our failure to act on climate change but it's plot will seem strangely familiar to anyone who has observed the EU approach to Covid-19 vaccines, particularly patent-waivers.

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