UK Covid-19 tracing system gets pushback over Cummings’ cross-country trip

Much of the UK public, and some Tory MPs, query why they should follow the lockdown rules if the prime minister’s closed adviser didn’t

EU touts €750bn virus fund but sceptics and time may see it stalled

If passed, it would be the biggest EU stimulus package in history, but it must be adopted unanimously by the 27 member states

Swedes face blacklisting due to country’s relaxed take on Covid-19

Sweden’s response to the pandemic gave its citizens more freedom than most as the pandemic raged, but as other countries reopen its people risk being left ...

Polls say Britons want Boris Johnson to fire Cummings

The Conservative lead over the opposition Labour Party falls 9% in a week

Macron commits €8bn to fuel virus-hit French carmakers

Plan includes a subsidy of €7,000 for the purchase of electric cars

ECB warns eurozone still faces severe threats as economy reopens

Significantly higher debt, weaker bank profitability, and market fragility will continue to cast a shadow over the region ,  Financial Stability Review says

Privacy watchdog in France green lights StopCovid tracing app

Use of the app, StopCovid, will be voluntary, with the French parliament set to decide on its rollout

Denmark set to come out of Covid-19 better than its neighbours

Denmark will contract about 5.3% this year, less than the EU on average, after it eased restrictions on movement earlier than many other countries

Hungarian prime minister vows to give up sole power

Viktor Orban promises to surrender his right to rule the country by decree

Italian nursing homes face battle to keep going

After the coronavirus crisis care home operators say many may not survive without government help

Boris Johnson’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings defends lockdown trip

Cummings says he will not resign over trip out of London to access childcare while ill with Covid-19

Call for EU governments to join forces in shielding banks

Remarks will rekindle a divisive debate about rich countries supporting banks of poorer neighbours

Sweden defends open-society approach as death toll passes 4,000

Three-quarters of deaths were among the elderly, often in unhygienic nursing homes, says state epidemiologist

British coronavirus vaccine starts human trials in 10,000 sample

The move to human trials has been fast-tracked as at least eight firms, according to the WHO, are working to find a reliable and safe vaccine

George Soros is not optimistic about the survival of the EU

The billionaire is also gloomy about finding a reliable vaccine for the coronavirus

Oxfam to shut offices and slash jobs in coronavirus fallout

Global lockdown restrictions have forced the non-profit organisation to  close 18 of its offices and cancel fund-raising events

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