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COMMENTARY: Pandemic shows why borders exist

Friday, April 10, 2020 02:01:00 AM

When President Donald Trump announced a restriction on travel from Europe in a mid-March Oval Office address, European Union officials erupted in outrage. The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, issued a joint statement with the president of the European Council, thundering,....
Euro finance ministers agree €500bn package to address pandemic fallout

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

Euro zone finance ministers reached a compromise on Thursday to break days of stalemate over how to respond to an economic downturn that threatens to be the worst since the Great Depression in the 1930s. Under the deal, which amounts to €500 billion in a range of tools, states can borrow from the....
EU finance ministers agree coronavirus rescue deal

Friday, April 10, 2020 01:58:00 AM

Economy minister Bruno Le Maire speaks with his advisors prior to an Eurogroup meeting, in the minister's office in Paris on april 9, 2020, on the 24rd day of a strict lockdown aimes at curbing the spread of Covid-19, the novel coronavirus. (AFP) EU finance ministers agreed a $550-billion rescue on....
Top EU Scientist Pushed Out Over Coronavirus Spat

Friday, April 10, 2020 01:57:00 AM

Leaders at the European Research Council (ERC) have hit back at its former president, who caused an uproar yesterday by resigning barely 3 months into the job. In a letter published by the Financial Times , Mauro Ferrari said he had “lost faith in the system,” and was stepping down to protest the....
'Very important step forward': EU finance ministers agree to €500 billion coronavirus rescue deal

Friday, April 10, 2020 01:51:00 AM

EU FINANCE MINISTERS have agreed to a €500 billion rescue deal 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 making countries....
Remarks by Commissioner Gentiloni at the Eurogroup press conference

Friday, April 10, 2020 01:38:00 AM

Good evening from Brussels. First of all, on behalf of the Commission, let me thank Mário Centeno for your really relentless efforts over the course of more than twenty hours. I think that tonight we have an agreement that brings us closer to the economic response that Europe needs to complement the....
A New Technique for Measuring the Roughness Profile of Rock Joints

Friday, April 10, 2020 01:34:00 AM

Sep. 1, 1991 - By: Courtesy of ASTM International This technical note describes a new technique for measuring the roughness profile of rock joints or discontinuities. This new technique involves use of a laser displacement meter (LDM) and a linear variable differential transformer (LVDT).
1st LD Writethru: Eurogroup finance ministers agree on half-trillion-euro coronavirus package without Eurobonds

Friday, April 10, 2020 01:33:00 AM

. Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua. BRUSSELS, April 9 (Xinhua) -- Eurogroup finance ministers agreed Thursday night on a financial package worth half a trillion euros to combat the fallouts from coronavirus, but without the so-called Eurobonds. The ministers' meeting endorsed a proposal from the....
Hungary's Far-Right Leader Continues A Power Grab During The Pandemic

Friday, April 10, 2020 01:12:00 AM

Hungary’s far-right Prime Minister Viktor Orban gained sweeping powers last week when the country’s parliament passed emergency coronavirus measures that allow him to effectively rule by decree , suspend by-elections and grant authorities the ability to jail people for spreading disinformation. There is no time limit on when these new powers end.
EU agrees €500bn coronavirus rescue package

Friday, April 10, 2020 01:12:00 AM

Italy has been struggling with huge debt since before the coronavirus crisis. EU finance ministers have agreed a €500bn (£440bn) rescue package for European countries hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The chairman of the Eurogroup, Mário Centeno, announced the deal, reached after marathon discussions in Brussels.
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