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One in 4 Alberta CEOs say they don’t know if their business can survive this crisis

CALGARY — One in four chief executives in Alberta are concerned their businesses might not survive the economic collapse triggered by COVID-19, according to a new survey. Alberta is the country’s largest oil and gas producing province and is widely expected to record the sharpest economic contraction and drop in employment this year, following the […]

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The coronavirus crisis opens a new fracture in Europe – VoxEurop (English)

How has the mobility of Europeans evolved with the different measures and degrees of containment to slow the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic? Follow the changes thanks to the application developed by our partners from Civio. By 15 March, half of the people who regularly walk along the streets of European capitals had vanished. Europe […]

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Ministers agree on fiscal measures to combat #COVID-19 crisis, now EU leaders must decide on #Corona bonds say Greens

Last night (9 April), European finance ministers reached an agreement on the COVID-19 crisis to utilize the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) to finance support for the domestic financing of costs related to healthcare, cure and prevention costs for the Coronavirus. The Eurogroup meeting also agreed to the Commission’s SURE proposal for unemployment due to the […]

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Seven Oaks, where 16 have died in the COVID-19 crisis, had infection control problems flagged by inspector last year

A Scarborough nursing home where at least 16 residents have died from COVID-19 had flaws in its infection control protocols meant to detect and reduce outbreaks, according to an October 2019 inspection report. The report by the Ministry of Long-Term Care found Seven Oaks nursing home failed to follow regulations requiring the home to analyze […]

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Spain unveils aid package for people and businesses hit by coronavirus crisis

The Spanish government approved a €700 million aid package of economic and social measures to assist those affected by the almost total shutdown of the economy amid the coronavirus crisis.  The new measures include the suspension of evictions of vulnerable households for six months. The measure is set to cover people who are unable to meet […]

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Coronavirus live news: US deaths could reach 240,000 as UN says world faces worst crisis since WW2 | World news

Fact check: “Nobody knew” “Nobody knew how contagious this was,” Trump said. “I don’t think any doctor new it at the time. People have not seen anything like this.” In fact, as the disease spread through China, public health experts were warning for weeks that the coronavirus threat could grow into a pandemic. Moreover, epidemiologists […]

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€4.1 billion can still be mobilized in EU Budget to tackle #Coronavirus crisis  

Ahead of the European Parliament’s vote on the first coronavirus measures during the extraordinary plenary session on 26 March, Siegfried Muresan MEP, the European People’s Party (EPP) vice president and EPP Group vice chairman responsible for EU Budget, proposed to mobilize additional €4.1 billion in the EU Budget. “Unprecedented times require unprecedented actions. The EPP […]

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There is no dodging the demographic crisis – VoxEurop (English)

In parts of Europe, emigration poses a much bigger challenge than immigration. A few decades from now, writes Slavenka Drakulić, Croatia will be a country of old people with nobody left to take care of them. And instead of real solutions, politicians offer nothing but empty promises and patriotic slogans. Back in December, many were […]

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With the coronavirus crisis, Xi Jinping faces China’s Chernobyl moment

Throughout Chinese history, the reign of an imperial line was believed to follow a pattern known as the dynastic cycle. A strong, unifying leader establishes an empire that would rise, flourish but eventually decline, lose the “mandate of heaven” and be overthrown by the next dynasty. Similar to Europe’s “divine right of kings”, the mandate […]

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Veterans’ charity Combat Stress stops new referrals over funding crisis

Image copyright PA A leading mental health charity for military veterans says it will not be able to take any new cases because of a funding crisis. Combat Stress said its income has fallen from £16m to £10m in the current financial year partly due to cuts in NHS funding support. The charity had been […]

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