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Politics 08-04-2020

Madrid firefighters break down doors of people dying alone

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Madrid firefighters finding death when responding to emergency calls, the number of deaths linked to coronavirus in France passing the 10,000-mark, and so much more.
Politics 07-04-2020

EU Parliament president sidelined in coronavirus talks

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about German minister Maas and Scholz calling for greater solidarity, Romania extending its state of emergency and so much more.
Politics 06-04-2020

Former ECB official says the Commission should issue debt

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Bulgaria reducing its fines for violating anti-pandemic rules from €2,500 to €500 and less, Poland's ruling conservative party facing difficulties ensuring presidential elections are held in May, and so much more.
Politics 03-04-2020

Lithuania says Belarus could be ‘uncontrolled hotspot’ of COVID-19

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Czech PM Andrej Babiš completely dismissing the CJEU's decision on migration relocation, all Italian students being given a pass because of coronavirus, and so much more.
Politics 02-04-2020

Finland considers shutting completely border with Sweden

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Portugal's extended lockdown and Austria's criticism of Hungary's emergency law and so much more.
Politics 01-04-2020

Pittella calls on Europe’s northern socialists to finally break their silence

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about how the Czech government is planning to give the government and prime minister more power in times of crisis, Italian PM Conte urging the EU to show whether it really is a 'common house' and so much more.
Politics 31-03-2020

Domestic violence increases in France during COVID-19 lockdown

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the increase of domestic violence cases in France since the country went on lockdown, the Czech Republic launching its 'smart quarantine' system in one of its regions, and so much more.
Politics 30-03-2020

Portugal slams Dutch finance minister for ‘repugnant’ comments

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Germany continuing its measures to contain COVID-19, people having to go back to work soon in Belgium, and so much more.
Politics 27-03-2020

British government blames lost emails for coronavirus EU procurement chaos

In today's edition of the Capitals, read about how the curfew imposed on the Austrian ski resort, which received criticism earlier for not having acted fast enough following warnings from Iceland. Bulgaria is set to help media outlets in the midst of the crisis.
Politics 26-03-2020

Capitals Special Edition – How effective is China’s ‘mask diplomacy’ in Europe?

In this Special Edition of the Capitals, the EURACTIV Network looks into how China's 'mask diplomacy' has been perceived by the different EU member states facing the COVID-19 crisis.
Politics 26-03-2020

Five complaints against French government over coronavirus handling

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about how Spain now has the second-most deaths related to the COVID-19 crisis, the cancelling of ski-parties, and so much more.
Politics 25-03-2020

EU Council asks ‘exit strategy’ from coronavirus crisis

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Romania's lockdown proposal, a spat between medical professionals and the Belgian government's handling of the COVID-19, and so much more.
Politics 24-03-2020

Spain distributes rapid coronavirus testing kits to ‘hotspots’

In today's edition from the Capitals, find out more about Austria prolonging its public life restriction measures and about how Slovakia's government dismissed the chief rejection of the State Reserve chief for overpricing public procurement of healthcare materials related to COVID-19, and so much more.
Politics 23-03-2020

Johnson eyes stricter measures as Brits ignore social distancing rule

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Germany implementing new restrictions against COVID-19, the Czech Republic sending the 'stolen' shipment of facemasks to Italy after it had been confiscated at Czech customs last week, and so much more.
Politics 20-03-2020

China rejects US ‘stigma’ over coronavirus, winks at EU

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Romanian president urging the diaspora not to return home for the Easter holidays, Italy overtaking China when it comes to the COVID-19 death toll, and so much more.
Politics 19-03-2020

Flanders fumes at Commission over coronavirus funds distribution

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Spain urging tourists to return despite being in lockdown, Italy's biggest surge in COVID-19-related cases within a single day, and so much more.
Politics 18-03-2020

Cracks appear in Nordic response to COVID-19 crisis

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Italy urging EU member states to issue so-called 'Corona-bonds', PM Babiš apologising for the shortage of medical equipment in hospitals for the first time, and so much more.
Politics 17-03-2020

Irish focus on mental health in times of coronavirus self-isolation

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about French President Emmanuel Macron saying we are currently "at war" with COVID-19, the Romanian government being formed amidst a health crisis, and so much more.
Politics 16-03-2020

EU adopts exports control of protective equipment to contain coronavirus

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about US President Trump's interest in a German company producing vaccines for COVID-19 and why he wants just his country to benefit, and so much more.
Politics 13-03-2020

COVID-19: Rome fumes at ECB chief for causing market shock

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Politics 12-03-2020

Europe braces for coronavirus nightmare

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the latest updates regarding the coronavirus crisis, the arrest of 12 high-profile judges in Slovakia, and so much more.
Politics 11-03-2020

Borissov: 70% of Europe’s population to be affected by coronavirus

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the latest updates regarding the coronavirus in the different European capitals, Merkel and Macron visiting Turkey next week, and so much more.
Politics 10-03-2020

Entire Italy on lockdown as Greece mulls shutting schools

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Italy's lockdown due to the coronavirus, Austrian MEPs criticising EU Commission boss Ursula von der Leyen on day 100, EPP group chair Manfred Weber taking jabs at Czech PM Andrej Babiš, and so much more.
Politics 09-03-2020

Portuguese president on lockdown as coronavirus spreads across Europe

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about how states are responding to the growing number of COVID-19 cases, Croatia wanting to help refugee children on the Greek islands, and so much more.

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