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Delta variant to be 'predominant in EU by end-August'

The EU's disease control agency (ECDC) said on Wednesday that the Delta variant will represent 90 percent of all Covid-19 cases in the EU by the end of August. The ECDC is calling to speed up vaccination, since preliminary data shows that those who have received only one dose could be also infected. About one-third of the elderly and 40 percent of individuals older than 60 are not fully-vaccinated.

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EU to announce new mandatory rules on child sexual content

The European Commission is set to propose new legislation requiring companies to detect, report and remove child sexual abuse content. The rules come amid other moves by the EU's police agency Europol to develop AI targeting encryption.

WHO warns mandatory vaccination 'absolute last resort'

Mandatory vaccination has become a hot topic in the EU, but the European branch of the World Health Organization has warned that it should be "an absolute last resort". Children, meanwhile, account for the highest infection-rates across the continent.

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