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What happens if Europe runs out of gas?

There isn’t an immediate fix to the power and natural gas supply crunch, and the colder and longer the winter is, the worse the situation could become, analysts say. Currently, the only thing that could ease the pressure on tight energy supply in Europe is demand destruction in industries due …

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Omicron found in Europe earlier than previously thought

The new strain was already present in the Netherlands more than a week before its first cases were confirmed by Dutch health authorities, the country’s National Institute for Health (RIVM) said on Tuesday. Traces of the Omicron strain were found in two test samples taken by the Dutch municipal health …

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New lockdown announced in Europe

Starting from Monday, all bars and restaurants will be closed during night hours and non-essential stores will be closed from 5pm to 5am, the Dutch government ordered on Friday. Masks will be required in secondary schools, and everyone who can work from home is urged to do so, Prime Minister …

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First cases of ‘worst-ever’ Covid-19 variant reported in Europe

“We are currently analyzing two suspicious samples,” Marc Van Ranst, a leading virologist whose laboratory works closely with Belgium’s public health body Sciensano, said on Twitter. The virologist elaborated on his remark to Reuters, explaining the samples were described as “suspicious” since they were not the Delta variant, which has …

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Poland wants more NATO troops in Eastern Europe

Speaking with the organisation’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday, Duda cited the alleged recent “relocation of Russian forces around the Ukrainian border.” He said that the group should make its presence felt to a greater degree on its eastern flank to “show all potential aggressors that NATO is ready.” He went on …

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Eastern Europe may become microchip powerhouse

“The whole semiconductor supply chain is enormous. Many countries can play different roles,” Taiwan’s National Development Council head, Kung Ming-hsin, told reporters following last month’s visit to Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Lithuania.  He said all three countries expressed readiness to jointly work on semiconductor chips with Taiwan, which holds a …

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