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Comparing the U.S. response and the rest of the world to Covid-19

Thursday, June 11, 2020 03:12:00 AM

In the United States, the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has centered on bailouts of mega-corporations and big banks. Since the pandemic and resulting stay-at-home efforts took effect, domestic violence rates have been on the rise. In the U.S. more than 100,000 have died due to the virus-with....
Comparing the U.S. response and the rest of the world to Covid-19

Thursday, June 11, 2020 02:57:00 AM

In the United States, the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has centered on bailouts of mega-corporations and big banks. Since the pandemic and resulting stay-at-home efforts took effect, domestic violence rates have been on the rise. In the U.S. more than 100,000 have died due to the virus-with....
Amnesty International welcomes the European Commission’s commitment to introducing a law on business and human rights

Thursday, June 11, 2020 02:45:00 AM

. 30 April 2020 , Index number: EUR 01/2252/2020. Amnesty International welcomes an announcement (on 29 April 2020) by the European Commission that it will initiate legislation in 2021 requiring businesses to respect human rights and prevent environmental harm across their global supply chains and business relationships.
EU: Russia, China Undermine Democracy With Coronavirus Disinformation

Thursday, June 11, 2020 02:40:00 AM

The European Union is urging online platforms to step up the fight against a wave of online disinformation triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, accusing China and Russia of mounting propaganda campaigns to undermine democracy and burnish their own images.
What are antibody therapies and who is developing them for COVID-19?

Thursday, June 11, 2020 02:15:00 AM

While some potential vaccines have emerged in the global race to find a way to stop the spread of COVID-19, many scientists and researchers believe antibody based therapies hold great promise for treating people already infected with the disease. HOW DO ANTIBODY THERAPIES WORK? These therapies use....
EU Commission Proposes Gradual Opening of External Borders on July 1

Thursday, June 11, 2020 02:11:00 AM

BRUSSELS – The European Commission will propose that European Union member states begin a “gradual and partial” reopening of their external borders from July 1. The EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the plan would be submitted this week. A number of EU nations are in the process of....
Twitter tests limit on users sharing unread articles

Thursday, June 11, 2020 01:39:00 AM

Twitter says it is testing a new feature that seeks to limit the sharing of articles by users who have not read them. The feature - which asks users whether they have read an article before they retweet it - appears to be aimed at slowing the spread of unverified information.
EU: China and Russia are spreading misinformation about COVID-19

Thursday, June 11, 2020 01:32:00 AM

June 10 (UPI) -- Waves of disinformation campaigns about the coronavirus have been unleashed on the European Union, and some of the false messages are coming from China and Russia, officials from the European Commission said Wednesday. "Disinformation in times of the coronavirus can kill.
Euro candidates still to meet EU convergence demands

Thursday, June 11, 2020 01:29:00 AM

(BRUSSELS) - The European Commission published the 2020 convergence report Wednesday, in which it provides its assessment of the progress non-euro area Member States have made towards adopting the euro. The report covers the seven non-euro area Member States that are legally committed to adopting....
Convergence report reviews Member States' progress towards joining euro area

Thursday, June 11, 2020 01:29:00 AM

What is the convergence report? The European Commission's convergence report provides an assessment of the progress non-euro area Member States have made towards adopting the euro. It forms the basis for the Council of the EU decision on whether a Member State fulfils the conditions for joining the euro area.
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