Coronavirus deaths reach more than 30,000 in Europe

As the number of deaths rises to more than 30,000 in Italy, Spain, France and Germany in spite of efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic, much of Western Europe’s hospitals are struggling to cope. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says the European Union should come up with an economic “Marshall Plan”. But states … Read more Coronavirus deaths reach more than 30,000 in Europe

EU plans $110 bln package to keep workers and companies afloat

The European Union is considering a major financial package for workers, which will pump 110 billion U.S. dollars into the bloc’s economy to help those hit by the COVID-19 outbreak. CGTN’s Toni Waterman has more from Brussels. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on … Read more EU plans $110 bln package to keep workers and companies afloat

EU Tech Chief ‘Not Concerned’ About Use of Palantir

Apr.03 — The European Union’s technology chief Thierry Breton said he is “not concerned” about the use of data-mining software provided by Palantir Technologies Inc. and other U.S. software to analyze data about the spread of the coronavirus. “We are in a global environment, we are doing stuff with some friends and allies,” Internal Market … Read more EU Tech Chief ‘Not Concerned’ About Use of Palantir

Coronavirus: critics slam Hungary’s sweeping emergency powers

Viktor Orban secured the right to rule by decree after his Fidesz party passed a law in parliament granting him open-ended extra powers to fight the coronavirus outbreak. The PM, who has gradually increased his power during his decade in office, has been often in conflict with the European Union, and rights organisation over his … Read more Coronavirus: critics slam Hungary’s sweeping emergency powers

Can the EU stay united? I Inside Story

The spread of coronavirus has shut borders across Europe and challenged people’s freedom of movement and free movement of goods. Those are the very foundations of the European Union and some argue the bloc could be facing an existential crisis. European governments have been criticised for initially retreating behind their walls in response to the … Read more Can the EU stay united? I Inside Story

Pandemic proves there is only one world reserve currency | Counting the Cost

Rich nations have spent more than $9 trillion so far on tackling the economic fallout from COVID-19. And more spending is on the way as governments try to ensure there is a functioning economy post the pandemic. The damage done is likely to surpass the financial crisis and maybe even the Great Depression. It is … Read more Pandemic proves there is only one world reserve currency | Counting the Cost

EU holds summit on economic impact

In related developments, European Union leaders on Thursday asked finance ministers to find new ways to tackle the devastating economic impact from the coronavirus. That’s after the bloc failed to bridge major differences over sharing the debt burden. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said she stands ready to support the 27 member countries … Read more EU holds summit on economic impact

Coronavirus – Covid-19: EU leaders urge finance ministers to work together

European Union leaders struggled to build a unified response to the coronavirus epidemic on March 26, as hardest-hit Italy and Spain objected that a draft economic plan was too weak. Our European Affairs editor Catherine Nicholson explains. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit … Read more Coronavirus – Covid-19: EU leaders urge finance ministers to work together

EU leaders at loggerheads over economic response to coronavirus

European Union leaders struggled to build a unified response to the coronavirus epidemic on Thursday, as hardest-hit Italy and Spain objected that a draft economic plan was too weak. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: … Read more EU leaders at loggerheads over economic response to coronavirus