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Confirmed global cases pass 1.5m - as it happened

Friday, April 10, 2020 03:22:00 AM

That White House press briefing is now over. Here are the main points: White House officials are looking at whether health workers can wear reusable cloth gowns, instead of disposable ones, which are running out. The US treasury is on track to issue first cash payments by next week.
EU agrees 500b-euro coronavirus rescue deal

Friday, April 10, 2020 03:11:00 AM

Despite 19 EU countries sharing a common currency, member states have reacted unilaterally to save their economies, giving richer countries such as Germany a big advantage over those with less spending power. The main component of the rescue plan involves the European Stability Mechanism, the EU’s....
EU to adopt coronavirus rescue package

Friday, April 10, 2020 02:55:00 AM

BRUSSELS. Eurozone finance ministers agreed on a 540 billion-euro ($590 billion) coronavirus rescue package Thursday after nearly 20 hours of discussions. The rescue plan has three pillars, Eurogroup President Mario Centeno said at a press conference after the ministers concluded their teleconference.
EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL PRESIDENT QUITS AFTER THREE MONTHS IN THE JOB

Friday, April 10, 2020 02:55:00 AM

Mauro Ferrari has resigned as president of the European Research Council (ERC), just 3 months into the job. His departure follows a clash with the ERC’s governing body over the organisation’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Ferrari, an expert in nanomedicine, took over as president of the ERC on 1 January.
EU To Adopt Coronavirus Rescue Package

Friday, April 10, 2020 02:43:00 AM

Eurozone finance ministers agreed on a 540 billion-euro ($590 billion) coronavirus rescue package Thursday after nearly 20 hours of discussions. The rescue plan has three pillars, Eurogroup President Mario Centeno said at a press conference after the ministers concluded their teleconference.
E.U. Backs Half-Trillion Euro Stimulus, but Balks at Pooling Debt

Friday, April 10, 2020 02:36:00 AM

BRUSSELS — European Union finance ministers agreed Thursday night to a plan calling for more than half a trillion euros worth of new measures to buttress their economies against the onslaught of the coronavirus, but dealt a blow to their worst-hit members, Italy and Spain, by sidestepping their pleas for the bloc to issue joint debt.
Christian Van Stolk

Friday, April 10, 2020 02:33:00 AM

Christian van Stolk is executive vice president at RAND Europe. He has worked extensively on social and employment policies and recently finished a review for the UK Government on improving employment outcomes of those with mental health conditions. Van Stolk has led studies on active age management....
Covid-19: European Union strikes rescue deal as hopes rise...

Friday, April 10, 2020 02:27:00 AM

EU finance ministers agreed a 500-billion-euro (Dh2 trillion) rescue Thursday for European countries hit hard by the coronavirus epidemic, but put aside demands from Italy and France for pooled borrowing. The breakthrough came after the Netherlands softened its position on the crucial question of....
CTO supports European Union ECOTOUR

Friday, April 10, 2020 02:24:00 AM

The Cyprus Tourism Organisation has recently participated in the ‘ECOTOUR’ European project in Spain, which is a Leonardo da Vinci transfer of innovation programme co-funded by the European Commission. The Cyprus Tourism Organisation was represented by Maro Kazepi, tourist officer A’, project coordinator at the organisation’s strategy department.
Global Cases Top 1.5 Million; Singapore Numbers Up: Virus Update

Friday, April 10, 2020 02:14:00 AM

(Bloomberg) -- Global cases of the coronavirus topped 1.5 million, less than a week after surpassing the 1-million mark. New York, the U.K. and Belgium reported their deadliest days so far. Singapore announced its largest daily increase. The crisis will escalate if countries don’t start showing more....
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