Global  

Germany takes over EU presidency amid pandemic battle

WorldNews Wednesday, 1 July 2020
Germany takes over EU presidency amid pandemic battleGermany takes over the European Union's six-month presidency today, as the bloc faces its deepest recession since world war two as it continues to deal with the ongoing fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for extraordinary measures to help the 27 member states deal with the crisis. The first major test will come at an EU summit later this month, where Ms Merkel hopes leaders will reach agreement on a €750 bn rescue fund. The proposed fund - unveiled by Germany and France in May - would be financed through shared EU borrowing and involve a number...
0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 
Video Credit: Euronews English - Published
News video: Merkel aware of 'high expectations' for Germany's EU presidency

Merkel aware of 'high expectations' for Germany's EU presidency 02:45

Merkel aware of 'high expectations' for Germany's EU presidency

💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Germany Germany Country in Central Europe

COVID-19: Germans flout rules in anti-lockdown rallies [Video]

COVID-19: Germans flout rules in anti-lockdown rallies

What is driving the movement in Germany against coronavirus restrictions?

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO    Duration: 02:24Published

Bruno Fernandes’ penalty sends Manchester United into Europa League semi-finals

Bruno Fernandes’ extra-time penalty edged Manchester United through to the Europa League semi-finals as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side toiled to victory against..
WorldNews

German FM complains about US threat of Nord Stream 2 sanctions

Berlin, Aug 11 : German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that he had complained to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the threat of sanctions against a..
WorldNews

Inter Milan beats Leverkusen 2-1 to reach Europa League semi

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Romelu Lukaku scored one goal and set up another as Inter Milan defeated a tenacious Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 to reach the Europa..
WorldNews
HS2 unveils German machines that will dig tunnel under Chilterns [Video]

HS2 unveils German machines that will dig tunnel under Chilterns

The 2,000-tonne machines have been built by specialist firm Herrenknecht inthe small town of Schwanau, south-west Germany, for use in the UK's HS2 railproject.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 00:43Published

European Union European Union Economic and political union of European states

Brexit briefing: 142 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 142 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latestfigures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 00:50Published

Clear Channel’s billboards will start tracking consumers in Europe

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings’ Radar tracking technology, which gives advertisers access to anonymized..

The Verge

Calls for EU to impose sanctions on Belarus after disputed elections

The EU is facing calls to impose sanctions on Alexander Lukashenko after a violent police crackdown on demonstrators in cities across Belarus following..
WorldNews
Belarus opposition tells Lukashenko to step down [Video]

Belarus opposition tells Lukashenko to step down

The opposition in Belarus rejected official election results handing President Alexander Lukashenko a landslide re-election victory on Monday, saying the poll was rigged and that talks needed to begin on a peaceful transfer of power. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 02:10Published

Angela Merkel Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany

Exclusive: Merkel to visit Macron at summer residence around Aug 20 - source

PARIS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning to visit French President Emmanuel Macron at his summer residence on the Mediterranean around Aug...
WorldNews

A senior Merkel ally says China is an 'ever more powerful snake' that Germany will take the fight to

Germany will take the fight to China as an EU leader, a senior ally of Angela Merkel has said. Germany took on the European Council's rotating presidency last..
WorldNews
Is Europe At The Start Of A Second Wave Of COVID-19? [Video]

Is Europe At The Start Of A Second Wave Of COVID-19?

CNN reports fresh outbreaks of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 are sweeping across Europe as they have in Asia. Amid renewed lockdown measures, the virus is sending a clear message: no country is safe from a resurgence. Germany was a model for effectively handling the pandemic. Steered by calm, clearly communicating Chancellor Angela Markel, Germany responded rapidly and quickly built an infrastructure for mass testing.

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:38Published
EU summit: 'I cannot say whether there will be a solution', Merkel says as third day begins [Video]

EU summit: 'I cannot say whether there will be a solution', Merkel says as third day begins

EU summit: 'I cannot say whether there will be a solution', Merkel says as third day begins

Credit: Euronews English    Duration: 01:58Published

Coronavirus disease 2019 Coronavirus disease 2019 Infectious respiratory disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2

'72 hour formula': PM Modi speaks to CMs of 10 states on Covid situation [Video]

'72 hour formula': PM Modi speaks to CMs of 10 states on Covid situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video conference with Chief Ministers of ten states to discuss the Covid situation. PM Modi said that everyone is working as a team to beat the Covid pandemic. PM Modi added that the rate of testing has increased drastically and now stands at about 7 lakh. He added that the fatality rate has also come down in a major way and said that the aim now should be to bring the fatality rate to below 1%. PM Modi also asked states to adhere to the 72 hour formula, where if anyone is diagnosed, then all his contacts should be traced and isolated within 72 hours. This he said would help in a major way in curbing the pandemic. So, it is important that all the people who come in contact with an infected person must be tested within 72 hours:The Chief Ministers of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and West Bengal. Watch the full video for all the details.

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 10:27Published

She beat the Spanish flu, and now 107-year-old New Jersey woman beat COVID-19

"I thought, 'Oh my God, this is it,'" Anna Del Priore's granddaughter said. " Nope. The 107-year-old is still dancing.
 

USATODAY.com

Sturgeon: Aberdeen and Celtic should not play after Covid breaches

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says the two clubs should will not be playing matches in the coming week.
BBC News

Provide 'liberal' fiscal package to states, Punjab CM Amarinder tells PM Modi

Amid a surge in Covid cases and 50% revenue decline for the first quarter of this fiscal in Punjab, chief minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday sought from Prime..
IndiaTimes

Renowned poet Rahat Indori passes away after testing positive for COVID-19

The poet had earlier posted on Twitter that he got tested for the virus after facing some initial symptoms. He was admitted to Aurobindo hospital in Indore.
DNA

You Might Like


Related videos from verified sources

The pandemic exposes EU weakness: Merkel [Video]

The pandemic exposes EU weakness: Merkel

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the weakness of the European Union and Germany will use its presidency of the bloc to promote solidarity and economic prosperity among its 27 member states,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published
More than 600 new cases of coronavirus emerge at German slaughterhouse [Video]

More than 600 new cases of coronavirus emerge at German slaughterhouse

More than 600 people at a slaughterhouse located in Rheda-Wiedenbruck, Germany have tested positive for coronavirus.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 00:49Published

Related news from verified sources

Bolsonaro Takes New Covid Test After Attending July 4 Lunch Without Mask

President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil said he would take another test for the coronavirus after a news report indicated he had developed symptoms of Covid-19.
NYTimes.com Also reported by •Khaleej Times

Covid 19 coronavirus: Covid test results botch-up in managed isolation

Covid 19 coronavirus: Covid test results botch-up in managed isolation
A second person expecting to leave managed isolation is at the centre of a test botch-up with health staff uncertain they have matched the correct results with...
New Zealand Herald Also reported by •BBC NewsThe AgeKhaleej TimesExpress and Star

Passengers may have to undergo Covid test before travelling to Ireland

Passengers travelling to Ireland may have to undergo a Covid-19 test before they depart, transport officials have said.
Belfast Telegraph Also reported by •BBC NewsThe AgeKhaleej TimesFOX SportsNew Zealand Herald

Tweets about this