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Europeans are thinking about living with, not defeating, Covid

MADRID – Covid-19 infections were on the rise across Spain, but the country’s leader’s message was clear: The government was not entering 2022 with the 2020 restrictions. “The situation is different this time, and because of that we are taking different measures,” Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister, said this week, adding that he understands that his […]

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Urgent action needed in the face of energy crisis, says Italian Mario Draghi

gHello. We start with rather grim data on the health of the UK economy. The ONS has downgraded its third-quarter GDP growth figures from 1.3% to 1.1%. This is a marked slowdown from the 5.4% growth recorded when the country reopened in the second quarter. This suggests that the recovery was in trouble even before […]

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Lockdown panic in France: the mayor warns that the economy “cannot resist” to the new rules | World | News

The news comes as the country’s Prime Minister Jean Castex described how the Omicron variant “spreads like lightning.” France has announced a series of restrictions and accelerated deployment of its booster to stop the spread of the highly transmissible variant Omicron. However, the mayor of Perpignan Louis Aliot warned that the French economy “would not […]

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FirstFT: Lib Dems wins North Shropshire

Hello. This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Subscribe to our Asia, Europe / Africa Where Americas edition to receive it directly in your inbox every weekday morning Did you follow the news well this week? Take our quiz. Boris Johnson suffered another blow to his authority as UK Prime Minister after […]

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Google offers behavioral commitments on news payments in France to try to end costly antitrust litigation – TechCrunch

In its latest move to appease EU competition regulators, Google offered a set of commitments to France’s antitrust watchdog – in hopes of settling an expensive intervention (for it) on legally mandated payments. for viewing content snippets from news publishers. In July, France Competition Authority fined the tech giant half a billion euros for a […]

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Workers in Europe demand higher wages as inflation soars

PARIS – The first mission of the European Central Bank is to contain inflation. But as the cost of everything from gas to food has reached record highs, bank workers join workers across Europe in demanding something rarely seen in recent years: a significant pay rise. “It seems like a paradox, but the ECB does […]

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The French clothier becomes the cornerstone of reindustrialisation

Last year, as Covid-19 first swept across Europe, a French textile company tweeted that it would start making surgical masks. Within hours, the Ministry of Health asked how much it could produce; two days later, Les Tissages de Charlieu had made 100,000 masks for hospitals and French officials. “Our goal was to relocate a very […]

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After Merkel, Frenchman Macron welcomes “dear Olaf”

Macron welcomes the new German Chancellor for a first visit abroad The two are committed to working closely together Potential differences from green investment rules, EU budget PARIS, December 10 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron and the new German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Friday played down the differences on the reform of the EU’s […]

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Ally, Member or Partner? NATO’s long dilemma over Ukraine.

BRUSSELS – Ukraine poses a dilemma for NATO that has been brewing for many years – a dilemma that the alliance itself has helped to create. In 2008, NATO – a US-led alliance explicitly created to counter the Soviet Union – promised membership in two former Soviet republics, Ukraine and Georgia, but without specifying when […]

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New German government signs coalition agreement

Published on: 12/07/2021 – 11:48 The German Social Democrats (SPD), Greens and Free Democrats (FDP) on Tuesday signed a coalition agreement that explains how to accelerate a green transition and modernize Europe’s largest economy when they take office this week. The alliance between the unlikely bedfellows, the first such group at the national level, ends […]