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European country removes ‘last’ Covid-19 restrictions

Denmark has announced that it will remove almost all Covid-19 restrictions as it no longer considers the virus to be a “socially critical disease,” nearly two years after the start of the global pandemic. “Tonight we can shrug our shoulders and find the smile again. We have incredibly good news, …

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France calls for new ‘European order’

French leader Emmanuel Macron, has marked the start of his country’s presidency of the EU by calling for a “frank” dialogue with Russia, which he deemed necessary for building a new rules-based “European order.” “Our continent’s security requires strategic rearmament of our Europe as a force of peace and balance, particularly …

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European Parliament elects first female president in 20 years

Maltese lawmaker Roberta Metsola has been appointed to the largely ceremonial role of presiding over the EU Parliament, succeeding Italian politician David Sassoli, who passed away at the age of 65 earlier this month. Metsola, 42, who has been serving as a member of the European Parliament for Malta since …

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Tanks in European streets explained by Russia

Sweden has moved to ramp up security on the largest Baltic Sea island of Gotland as part of “adapting” its security strategy to the “tense situation” on the Russian-Ukrainian border, located some 1,700 kilometers south-east. Residents of a sleepy town of Visby located on the Swedish island of Gotland awoke …

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First European country offers 4th Covid vaccine dose

Denmark will soon offer a fourth Covid-19 shot to those considered at high risk from the virus, becoming the first in Europe to do so despite a regulator’s warning that there is not enough data to know if the policy will help. “We are now embarking on a new chapter, …

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Key takeaways from first day of US-Russia European security talks

The US and Russia are no closer to resolving their strategic impasse after talks in Switzerland, with Washington refusing any limitations on NATO expansion and Moscow insisting the bloc must “never” include Ukraine and Georgia. The encounter in Geneva between US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Russian Deputy …

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European air carrier makes thousands of ‘ghost’ flights

Brussels Airlines has reportedly flown up to 3,000 flights without passengers on board this winter to avoid losing take-off and landing rights at Europe’s major airports, and is expected to operate as many by the end of March. The airline’s parent company, Lufthansa Group, confirmed that 18,000 flights had been …

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European country tells 6yo kids to mask up

Children aged six and above will now be required to wear face masks indoors as France lowers the age requirement by five years in an effort to stop the spread of Covid-19’s omicron variant. France announced on Saturday that children aged six and above would have to wear masks in …

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Claims Russia ‘choking’ European gas supply are ‘lies’ – Gazprom

“All accusations alleging that we undersupply gas to the European market are absolutely baseless, unacceptable and inconsistent with reality,” Gazprom’s spokesman, Sergey Kupriyanov, told journalists, adding that all such statements are nothing but “lies.” The heated statement came in response to accusations leveled against Moscow by some Western officials earlier …

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EU & Ukraine ask to join talks on future of European security

Kiev and the European Union must both be given a seat at the table for discussions about the future of European security, and no decisions should be made without their input, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said on Thursday. Following a call with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep …

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