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EU finance minsters agree Covid-19 rescue deal

Thursday, April 09, 2020 11:37:00 PM

. The plan will amount to up to half a trillion euro. EU finance ministers have reached a deal on a rescue package for Europe, RTÉ News understands. The plan will amount to up to half a trillion euro, a blend of low cost loans and credit lines, according to sources.
Key EU states agree coronavirus economic rescue: diplomats

Thursday, April 09, 2020 11:37:00 PM

A man wearing a face mask walks past the European Commission headquarters as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Brussels, Belgium April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman. April 9, 2020. BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands reached an agreement on....
Malta says it can no longer rescue, accept migrants

Thursday, April 09, 2020 11:37:00 PM

April 9, 2020. VALLETTA (Reuters) – Malta can no longer guarantee the rescue of migrants or allow their disembarkation during the coronavirus emergency, the Malta government said on Thursday. It said the decision had been taken because its resources were stretched by the enforcement of measures to....
Malta says it can no longer rescue, accept migrants

Thursday, April 09, 2020 11:32:00 PM

Valletta: Malta can no longer guarantee the rescue of migrants or allow their disembarkation during the coronavirus emergency, the Malta government said on Thursday. Corruption scandals have dogged Malta in recent years. It said the decision had been taken because its resources were stretched by....
Signal sends smoke, er, signal: If Congress cripples anonymous speech with EARN IT Act, we'll leave the US

Thursday, April 09, 2020 11:30:00 PM

Secure messaging app developer Signal says its US operation hangs in the balance due to a proposed law in America. In a blog post on Thursday, the non-profit said it will have to shut down in the States should the EARN IT Act be passed and signed into law. Legal and liability concerns would make it impossible to operate in the US, it claims.
Malta says it can no longer rescue, accept migrants

Thursday, April 09, 2020 11:29:00 PM

Valletta: Malta can no longer guarantee the rescue of migrants or allow their disembarkation during the coronavirus emergency, the Malta government said on Thursday. Corruption scandals have dogged Malta in recent years. It said the decision had been taken because its resources were stretched by....
44 pesticides banned or likely to be banned by EU in 2019 or 2020

Thursday, April 09, 2020 11:26:00 PM

Another of the world’s most commonly used pesticides is coming under increasing scrutiny from the EU Commission and from member states, and may be banned. Mancozeb was approved in the EU in 2006 for very wide use. The last extension of its approval, in 2019, was contested by the European Parliament.
[WATCH[ Malta’s health and migrant reception facilities have their limit, Chris Fearne says

Thursday, April 09, 2020 11:18:00 PM

Malta cannot accept migrant arrivals in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, Chris Fearne said this evening. The Deputy Prime Minister said the country’s limited size and resources and in the midst of a pandemic, the country cannot afford an increase in population size.
Malta shuts its ports to migrants, tells European Commission it 'cannot guarantee resources for mass rescues'

Thursday, April 09, 2020 11:18:00 PM

On Thursday evening, the Maltese government has acceded to allow over 60 illegal immigrants to disembark in Malta but said it would be the last time it would do so during the COVID-19 crisis. The Armed Forces of Malta had been monitoring the boat in the Maltese SAR zone for some time. The boat was refused in Italy.
Ten EU countries urge bloc to pursue 'green' coronavirus recovery

Thursday, April 09, 2020 11:15:00 PM

By Kate Abnett. (Reuters) - Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and six other countries urged the European Union to adopt a "green" recovery plan on Thursday, as fears grow that the economic hit caused by the coronavirus pandemic could weaken action on climate change.
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