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German SPD chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz leaves the Elysee presidential Palace in Paris after meeting French President on September 6, 2021. Photo: Ludovic Marin / AFP
German SPD chancellor candidate Olaf Sch... […]

Macron stirs German campaign with pre-poll invites

By hosting two contenders to succeed Merkel as chancellor, President Macron has shown how anxiously France is eyeing the outcome of Germany's election and its effect on a crucial EU partnership
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
An employee at a Nordisk Film cinema in ... […]

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 employee checks a visitors' health pass at the entrance to the Puy du Fou theme park in Les Epesses, western France on July 21. Photo: Sebastien Salom-Gomis / AFP
An employee checks a visitors' health pa... […]

France launches controversial vaccine pass as fourth wave hits

French cinemas, museums and sports venues have begun asking visitors for proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative test as the country rolls out a vaccine passport system