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COVID-19 pandemic raises questions on preparedness for biological threats

By |marec 30th, 2020|biological threats, Boyko Borissov, CBRN, coronavirus, COVID-19, Health security, Nato, News|

As Europe is grappling to find a response to the coronavirus pandemic, Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has criticised Europe’s lack of preparedness against biological threats. Speaking at a press briefing on Saturday (28 March), Borissov criticised, amongst others, NATO...

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BRUSSELS – Back to work soon?

By |marec 30th, 2020|News|

Belgian minister Philippe De Backer (Open VLD), who heads the task force for the management and supply of COVID-19 equipment, has proposed to increase testing to determine who may be immune to the coronavirus and able to go back to...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za BRUSSELS – Back to work soon?

Belgium extends COVID-19 lockdown by two weeks until 19 April

By |marec 27th, 2020|Belgium, coronavirus, COVID-19, Maggie de Block, News, Pieter de Crem, Sophie Wilmes|

Belgium's National Security Council (CNS) decided on Friday (27 March) to extend the coronavirus containment measures by two weeks until 19 April, after France applied the same time frame only hours earlier.

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BRUSSELS – Special powers approved, more lockdown clarification to come

By |marec 27th, 2020|News|

After the main political parties broke the government formation stalemate earlier this month and agreed to grant the government under Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes special powers for the next six months to bridge the coronavirus health crisis, the Belgi...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za BRUSSELS – Special powers approved, more lockdown clarification to come

The Brief – Ode to Schengen

By |marec 26th, 2020|News, The Brief|

On this day in 1995, the Schengen Agreement, a cornerstone of the EU’s freedom of movement, entered into force. Who would have thought that only a quarter-century later, it would become one of the main casualties of Europe’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic?

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Global Europe Brief: EU-China rapprochement?

By |marec 26th, 2020|Global Europe Brief, News|

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU in the global perspective from our foreign affairs news team: Georgi Gotev and Alexandra Brzozowski.

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BRUSSELS – €2.4 billion damage weekly

By |marec 26th, 2020|News|

The coronavirus pandemic is causing weekly economic damage of 0.55% of Belgian GDP or €2.4 billion, according to calculations by the Federation of Belgian Enterprises (FEB). If the current situation continues for six weeks, it will cost our economy 3.33%...

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Belgian surgeons sound alarm over scarcity of masks, reagents and drugs

By |marec 25th, 2020|Belgium, coronavirus, COVID-19, medical equipment, News, Sophie Wilmes|

Two surgeons from the Hospital Saint-Pierre (ULB) in Brussels published a carte blanche to the attention of Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès over the weekend, sounding the alarm over the lack of medical and protective equipment to fight against the coronavirus. Wilmes responded with a letter of her own on Tuesday (24 March).

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UN chief calls for ‘immediate global ceasefire’ amid COVID-19 pandemic

By |marec 24th, 2020|armed conflict, coronavirus, COVID-19, Eastern Ukraine, global governance, Libya, News, Syria, United Nations|

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for a global truce in the world's conflict zones on Monday (23 March) in order to protect vulnerable civilians from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

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BRUSSELS – Mask stocks destroyed without replacement? 

By |marec 24th, 2020|News|

A stock of around 6 million FFP2 type face masks purchased at the time of the A/H1N1 flu was destroyed last year on behalf of the Belgian government after the masks had exceeded their expiration date, Le Vif found. According to the...

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