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A nurse takes care of a Covid-19 patient in the intensive care unit of the Centre Hospitalier Privé de l'Europe in Port-Marly, France, on March 25, 2021. Photo: Martin Bureau / AFP
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Pandemic upsurge hits Europe recovery hopes

An upsurge in new coronavirus cases is forcing governments across Europe into new, damaging lockdowns that threaten to delay a much hoped-for return to growth, economists say
Musicians of the Sofia Opera orchestra prepare their instruments prior to performing La Traviata by Verdi at the Sofia Opera on February 18, 2021. Photo: Nikolay Doychinov / AFP
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As third wave rages, show goes on at Sofia opera

With an orchestra spread out across the parterre, limited audiences and no breaks but plenty of disinfectant, the Sofia Opera is one of the few music venues still hosting live performances in Europe
Former ECB head Mario Draghi leaves the Quirinale palace in Rome after a meeting with the Italian president on February 3, 2021. Photo: Andreas Solaro / AFP
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The economic challenges facing Italy’s ‘Super Mario’

Political instability and the worst recession since World War II -- Mario Draghi, the former European Central Bank chief brought in to rescue his native Italy, has some major challenges ahead
FILED - A health worker holds a Biontech and Pfizer coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine vial during a vaccination campaign. Photo: Sven Hoppe/dpa/dpa-tmn
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German firms pledge vaccine boosts as Merkel holds emergency talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has discussed the improvements to the country's and the European Union's Covid-19 vaccination programme with the premiers of the 16 federal states in a so called "vaccine summit".
Italian specialist and director of infectious diseases department of Amedeo di Savoia Hospital, Giovanni Di Perri, gets vaccinated against Covid-19 at the hospital in Turin, northern Italy, on December 27, 2020. Photo: Marco Bertorello / AFP
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High hopes but slow start: Europe’s Covid vaccine drive

Despite high hopes and ambitious goals, most vaccination campaigns in Europe are off to a slow start, hampered by limited stocks of doses and logistical constraints
Combination of pictures created on January 12, 2021 shows a file photo taken on October 2, 2020 of Italian PM Giuseppe Conte at The European Council Building in Brussels (L) and then former Italian PM, Matteo Renzi, on March 5, 2018 at the PD headquarters in Rome.
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Virus-hit Italy faces political crisis over EU recovery plan

Italy is facing a fresh political crisis after weeks of turmoil in the coalition government came to head in a row over how to spend billions of euros in EU coronavirus recovery funds
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