Masks, gloves, and other contaminated garbage from hospitals and households, which have been piling up by the thousands of tons as Spain battled through the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, have undermined recycling chains and overwhelmed processing plants.
The coronavirus crisis comes just as Germany was about to finalise its rotating EU presidency programme, which begins on 1 July. EURACTIV Germany obtained a draft of the programme, which shows how much of a role the virus is set to play during the six ...
A report from the Irish data protection watchdog has said that health organisations in the country could be sharing sensitive data about a user's illness with tech platforms such as Google or Facebook.
France's national medical institute is testing four experimental treatments to combat the coronavirus, including chloroquine, as part of a wider European effort. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.
While nine news cases have been confirmed as of Friday (13 March), bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 25, no one has yet died from the virus. As of Friday (13 March), those entering the country will have to work or live Slovakia and will have to self-quarantine upon arrival or face a €1,659 fine.
On Friday (13 March), the Czech Republic decided to ban entry to all foreign citizens and to ban all Czech nationals from leaving the country after it had a declared a state of emergency for the next 30 days on Thursday. New measures will take effect on Monday (16 March). EURACTIV.cz's Aneta Zachová reports.
There is no proof that 5G mobile networks pose a threat to human health, new research from the International Commission for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), has found.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel made her first public statement about the coronavirus epidemic on Wednesday (11 March), saying that financial reserves and good emergency mechanisms make Germany well-prepared. "We will do what is necessary," she added. ...
Europe’s privacy rulebook does not create obstacles to taking action to curb the coronavirus epidemic but mass tracking of people’s movements and contacts using smartphone location data would represent a clear violation.