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German Chancellor Angela Merkel waves as she arrives to attend a virtual discussion with students about the future of Europe at the Chancellery in Berlin on June 28. Photo: Markus Schreiber / AFP-Pool
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Key things to know about the German election

In the run-up to a vote that will mark a seismic shift for Europe's biggest economy, the race to replace German Chancellor Angela Merkel is wide open -- as is the question of what the next government will look like
Greece was the 'new destination' this year as Europeans began to venture abroad as Covid restrictions eased for the summer. Photo: Aris Messinis / AFP
Greece was the 'new destination' this ye... […]

European tourists boost sector, but can’t top Americans, Asians

European travellers helped plug a gap left by Asian and American tourists stranded at home by the pandemic, staving off a total washout this year for Europe's hospitality industry
An employee at a Nordisk Film cinema in Copenhagen checks the "Coronapas” of a customer as they come to watch a film on the first day that cinemas in the Danish capital reopened on May 6, 2021. Photo: Tom Little / AFP
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Picking up pace: Health passes in Europe

Health passes are increasingly being adopted by European countries and limit entry to certain public places to those who have been vaccinated, recovered from Covid-19 or tested negative
An activist of the "Declic" movement for women's rights holds a printed half face picture showing a victim of domestic violence during a protest in Bucharest. Photo: Daniel Mihailescu / AFP-File
An activist of the "Declic" movement for... […]

As pandemic eases, fatal gender violence worsens in Europe

As life returns to normal in Europe, there has been a resurgence of violence against women as abusers experience a "loss of the control" they enjoyed throughout the coronavirus lockdowns
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (L) meets President of the Eurogroup, Paschal Donohoe, during the G7 finance ministers meeting in London on June 5, 2021. Photo: Alberto Pezzali / Pool
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (L) m... […]

Global minimum tax still far from becoming reality

After the accolades, an agreement among the world's wealthiest countries to set a global minimum tax on the biggest companies now faces a long, bumpy road to implementation
The IATA reported last week that on average, people travelling at peak times now stay twice as long at airports -- three hours -- compared with 2019. Photo: Stephane De Sakutin / AFP
The IATA reported last week that on aver... […]

European lobby groups fear summer chaos at airports

A year after the pandemic emptied airports, air travel associations fear chaos during Europe's summer holiday season as travellers wait hours before boarding planes due to health checks
European Council chief Charles Michel said the bloc was ready to discuss a US offer to suspend patent protection on vaccines -- once the details are clear. Photo: Ishara S. Kodikara / AFP
European Council chief Charles Michel sa... […]

EU invites ‘concrete’ US plan on lifting vaccine patents

Europe has passed the ball back to Washington in a debate over Covid vaccine patents, pushing the US for a concrete proposal and a commitment to export much-needed jabs