Coronavirus

Europe put to the test by the pandemic
The European continent has become the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is testing the health systems and economies of EU member states, European solidarity and the functioning of the Schengen Area. It forces citizens to adopt new ways of living and working.
A healthcare worker uses a swab to collect a sample at a temporary testing centre for the novel coronavirus in Madrid on August 17, 2020. - Just seven weeks after bringing its first coronavirus wave under control, experts say Spain is once again in a "critical" situation with the worst infection rate in Western Europe. (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO / AFP)
A healthcare worker uses a swab to colle […]

Why is Spain once again on the frontline of the pandemic?

Despite a tight lockdown and the mandatory use of face masks, Spain is once again a hotspot for the COVID-19 pandemic. Why has the pandemic worsened in Spain?
A night train of the Osterreichische Bundesbahnen (OBB) Austrian railway company stands on a platform at the railway station in Gries am Brenner at the Austrian-Italian border, on February 23, 2020. Photo: Johann Groder / APA / AFP
A night train of the Osterreichische Bun […]

Back on track: Europe’s fading night trains win reprieve

Increasing awareness of the carbon footprint from air travel, coupled with shrinkage in the airline sector due to the coronavirus, mean that night trains may be in line for an unexpected renaissance
"Ausgleich zwischen Wald und Wild" bedeutet nichts anderes als "Wald vor Wild" - am liebsten einen Wald ohne Wild. Nutzung des Bildes ausschließlich mit Nennung des Fotografen und im Kontext mit diesem Beitrag. Weiterer Text über ots und www.presseportal.de/nr/133267 / Veröffentlichung bitte unter Quellenangabe: "obs/Wildtierschutz Deutschland e.V./Timo Litters, www.tnsm.de" Foto: Timo Litters, www.tnsm.de/Wildtierschutz Deutschland e.V./obs
"Ausgleich zwischen Wald und Wild" bedeu […]

EU grants emergency funds as pandemic weakens wildlife conservation

Six million euros of emergency EU funding will be made available to bolster conservation. The IUCN will manage the grants, together with the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States.
Honduran woman, Sonia Herrera, 52, pictured during an AFP interview at her home in Madrid on June 25, 2020. Photo: Javier Soriano / AFP
Honduran woman, Sonia Herrera, 52, pictu […]

Jobless and desperate: the post-lockdown reality for many

Many workers' lives have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic, as job losses in tourism, air travel, food and drink or other industries hit those both on fixed contracts and in the informal sector
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