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30th Jun 2022

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Covid returns to Europe

Covid infections have begun to spike in Portugal, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, the Netherlands, and Denmark, prompting doctors to raise the alarm, The Guardian reports. "The pandemic is accelerating again, despite the warm weather," Dr Benjamin Davido, an infectious disease specialist in Paris, said. Portugal now has the second highest infection figures in the world. Health experts said unrestrained tourism in the summer will make matters worse.

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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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