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Politics 14-04-2021

Belgium looks towards ‘cautious’ relaxations, with hospitality sector to open on 8 May

Belgium's Consultation Committee on Wednesday (14 April) decided to 'cautiously' loosen certain COVID-19 restrictions, including lifting a travel ban, reopening outdoor terraces for the hospitality sector and extending social bubbles.

Germany to tighten COVID controls at French border

Germany on Sunday (28 February) declared France's Covid-battered Moselle region a high-risk area for virus variants, prompting tougher entry rules for visitors at the border.

Tighter virus controls at France-Germany border

France and Germany agreed Thursday (25 February) to require coronavirus tests for workers commuting across their shared border, aiming to avoid a full closure of the frontier while controlling the outbreak's spread.
Coronavirus 27-01-2021

UK arrivals face ten day hotel quarantine as Johnson imposes new restrictions

Residents arriving in England from 22 ‘red list’ hotspot countries with new variants of COVID-19 will have to quarantine in hotels at their own expense, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday (27 January).
Elections 04-12-2020

Farmers angered by pandemic rules to play key role in Romanian election

Romanians vote in a parliamentary election on Sunday (6 December) with rural voters’ anger over coronavirus restrictions set to complicate efforts by its centrist prime minister to restore judicial independence and the country’s reputation among investors.
Politics 02-12-2020

Caught in gay ‘sex party’ in Brussels, Fidesz MEP resigns

Hungarian MEP József Szájer apologised on Tuesday (1 December) following reports that he was caught trying to flee what was described as a 25-man gay orgy last Friday that was shut down by Brussels police for breaching COVID restrictions on large gatherings.
Coronavirus 29-10-2020

‘We are submerged’: France and Germany thrust into second COVID-19 lockdown

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel ordered their countries back into lockdown on Wednesday (28 October), as a massive second wave of coronavirus infections threatened to overwhelm Europe before the winter.
Coronavirus 24-08-2020

Madrid judge questions legality of fresh COVID-19 measures

A Madrid judge's ruling scrapping the regional government's new coronavirus restrictions has thrown up questions about the legality of implementing such extraordinary measures, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported.

EU commission urges states to allow unmarried partners to travel

The European Commission on Friday (7 August) urged member states to allow EU entry for unmarried partners of European citizens and residents by exempting them from travel restrictions targeting some countries.
Coronavirus 28-07-2020

Austrian health minister wants to ‘repair’ coronavirus measures following court ruling

Austria's anti-coronavirus measures were partly illegal, as the country's Constitutional Court confirmed last week. On Tuesday (28 July), Health Minister Rudolf Anschober (Greens) acknowledged the mistakes and announced plans to reorganise his ministry and amend the Epidemic Law. EURACTIV Germany reports.