Hospitals in Lisbon flooded with COVID-19 patients are at risk of failing to meet soaring demand for oxygen, the head of Portugal's doctors association said as Germany sent military medics to the country to evaluate how they can help.
Official data Thursday (14 January) are expected to show that the German economy weathered the pandemic better than many nations last year, partly thanks to its resilient manufacturers, but a virus resurgence is fuelling concern for 2021.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) urged nations on Monday (30 November) to carefully consider the coming ski season's risks, as Switzerland runs lifts and Austria mulls following suit while Germany, Italy and France shutter mountain operations to slow the pandemic.
Germany will seek a deal with European partners to close ski slopes through to early January due to coronavirus, setting it on a collision course with resort operators and Austria ahead of the crucial Christmas holiday season.
Spain's strategy to curb a rise in coronavirus infections "is working", Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said Sunday (22 November) as he unveiled details of plans to vaccinate much of the population next year.
Hungary and Poland’s opposition to Brussels’ oversight over the rule of law will be top of the EU summit agenda Thursday (19 November), sidelining efforts to tackle the coronavirus epidemic. EU member states had planned to share the lessons learned...
Spain will from 23 November demand a negative coronavirus test taken within 72 hours for air travellers arriving from countries with a high risk of contracting COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday (11 November).
One of the teams racing to develop a coronavirus vaccine announced Monday (9 November) its drug had shown 90% effectiveness, sending markets soaring and raising hopes of an end to the worst pandemic in a century.
EU leaders will hold a new video summit on 19 November to discuss responses to the coronavirus pandemic impacting their citizens' health and national economies, the European Council said Tuesday (3 November).
The French government promised on Sunday (1 November) to protect the nation's beloved independent shops that fear losing their business to international giants, such as Amazon, as it sought to quell opposition to a new coronavirus lockdown.
Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki appealed to abortion rights activists on Thursday (29 October) to halt mass protests, saying they would fuel more coronavirus infections and threaten the elderly.
The European Union will finance the transfer of patients across borders within the bloc to prevent hospitals from getting overwhelmed as COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations spike in the continent.
The leading association of intensive care professionals in Europe is launching a preparation course to train healthcare professionals in intensive care skills, helping to better prepare doctors and alleviate some of the stress during this intense period
EU leaders aim to make progress on common testing and vaccination strategies at a video conference on Thursday (29 October) and step up coordination in fighting the fast-expanding COVID-19 pandemic, officials said.
The European Central Bank is expected to resist pressure to unveil fresh stimulus measures on Thursday (29 October) but it will likely pave the way for action in December as fresh restrictions aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic fuel fears over a new recession.
European Council President Charles Michel on Tuesday (27 October) urged member states to adopt the quicker antigen coronavirus testing method, common rules on virus management and to avoid vaccine "chaos".
The United States, Russia, France and many other countries are setting records for coronavirus infections as a tidal wave of cases washes over parts of the Northern Hemisphere, forcing some countries to impose new curbs.
Italian officials faced a backlash on Monday (26 October) after imposing coronavirus restrictions aimed at "saving Christmas" as other hard-hit countries enforced curfews in a bid to avoid fresh national lockdowns.
Germany has issued travel warnings for popular ski regions in Austria, Italy and Switzerland, scrambling to contain the spread of the coronavirus as new infection numbers rose above 10,000 a day for the first time.
Over half the small and medium-sized companies which together provide jobs for two-thirds of European workers fear for their survival in the coming 12 months, according to a survey released by management consultancy McKinsey on Thursday (22 October).
As the second coronavirus wave bites, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán -- who shut the borders in September -- is holding back on tougher measures such as a lockdown, despite growing criticism of his response.
France on Wednesday (14 October) became the latest European country to toughen anti-coronavirus measures, imposing a curfew in Paris and eight other cities from Saturday, while Germany and Ireland also ramped up restrictions.
With coronavirus cases spreading like wildfire, the entire city of Madrid is to be put under partial lockdown, Spain's government said Wednesday (30 September) as it stepped up measures to fight the epidemic.