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A person wearing a protective face mask walks by the EU Commission building bearing a banner that reads "Coronavirus Global Response" in Brussels on May 6, 2020, as the country is under lockdown to stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / POOL / AFP)
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Europe’s ‘historic’ recession threatens eurozone survival

The EU has forecast that the eurozone economy will contract by a staggering 7.7 percent in 2020, warning the wreckage from the coronavirus outbreak could endanger the single currency
A woman takes a picture of the empty Palma Beach in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, on April 4, 2020, during a national lockdown to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease. Photo: Jaime Reina / AFP
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Tourism collapse threatens second virus blow to Mediterranean

Northern Europeans may not be able to decamp to Mediterranean beaches this summer because of the coronavirus, but will their governments support the devastated tourism sector?
A policeman stands in a passage of the Vienna Hofburg in Vienna, Austria on March 15, 2020. - Austria on March 15, 2020 banned gatherings of more than five people and told residents to go out only if necessary, in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus. Police would enforce new restrictions on public life, the government said, threatening fines for non-compliance. The tougher measures were decided at an extraordinary session of parliament, during which Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called on the population to self-isolate and limit contacts to "the people they live with". (Photo by ALEX HALADA / AFP)
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Easing European COVID-19 measures a test for officials

As some European countries plan to start easing coronavirus lockdowns, resuming economic and social life is likely to be a delicate operation
Ein Junge sitzt in Decken eingewickelt am Strand des Dorfes Skala Sikamias, nachdem er mit einem Beiboot die Ägäis von der Türkei aus überquert hat. Bis zu 1500 Kinder aus den Flüchtlingslagern auf den griechischen Ägäis-Inseln sollen in den kommenden Wochen in anderen europäischen Staaten aufgenommen werden.
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EU to rehouse up to 1,500 refugee children living in Greek camps

Around 116,000 refugees and migrants are currently living in Greece. Among them are an estimated 5,500 unaccompanied minors.
An Italian soldier wearing a protective mask checks transit to and from a restricted area at a check-point near the small town of Castiglione d'Adda, southeast of Milan, on February 27, 2020 amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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Coronavirus: Europe readies plans for worst-case scenario

From calling in the army to requisitioning hospital beds, European nations are drawing up emergency plans should the coronavirus outbreak reach pandemic proportions
Inhabitants hold a banner reading "Patriotic Movement of Pieria" outside the town hall in Makrygialos, some 460km north of Athens, during a protest on February 17, 2020 against the creation of a migrant hosting centre.
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On Greek mainland, locals stonewall migrant relocations

The village of Makrygialos is one of many areas in mainland Greece where the government is locked in a tug of war with local communities over the housing of migrants