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China pressured EU to drop COVID disinformation criticism: Sources

25 April 2020, 4:43 AM

China sought to block a European Union report alleging that Beijing was spreading disinformation about the coronavirus outbreak, according to four sources and diplomatic correspondence reviewed by Reuters.

‘Still at the beginning’: Merkel asks Germans for resilience in coronavirus battle

23 April 2020, 3:32 PM

Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans on Thursday to show endurance and discipline to get through the coronavirus pandemic that is “still at the beginning”, and called for a bigger European Union budget to support economic recovery in the bloc.

EU ministers agree half a trillion euro coronavirus rescue plan

10 April 2020, 1:34 AM

European Union finance ministers agreed on Thursday on half-a-trillion euros worth of support for their coronavirus-battered economies but left open the question of how to finance recovery in the bloc headed for a steep recession.

EU proposes short-time work scheme to avoid coronavirus lay-offs

1 April 2020, 4:18 PM

The European Commision proposed a short-time work scheme on Wednesday modelled on Germany’s Kurzarbeit programme to help people keep their jobs as the coronavirus pandemic hits economies across the 27-nationbloc.

EU pledges 25 billion euros fund to tackle coronavirus crisis

10 March 2020, 10:51 PM

The European Commission will set up an EU fund with a firepower of 25 billion euros ($28 billion) to tackle the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak, the head of the EU executive said on Tuesday.

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