Coronavirus: EU chief proposes Europe-wide unemployment guarantee | AFP

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announces that the EU will propose a bloc-wide guarantee that could raise 100 billion euros ($109 billion) to aid strained national unemployment schemes as millions of jobs are hit by efforts to slow the coronavirus outbreak.

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Forest fire rages in eastern Spain | AFP

A forest fire in Spain raged out of control on Thursday amid a Europe-wide heatwave, devouring land despite the efforts of hundreds of firefighters who worked through the night, local authorities said IMAGES

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UK govt plans to give £10mn for ‘network of NGOs’ to combat Russia – Integrity Initiative leaks

British NGO, the Integrity Initiative, has been trying to create a Europe-wide network to counter so-called Russian propaganda, new leaks reveal. They also apparently reveal the UK government-funded project has been sending spies abroad to test the capabilities of potential agents & then report that data to the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. READ MORE:


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German strike plunges Ryanair into fresh turmoil

German pilots and cabin crew for budget Irish carrier Ryanair walk off the job, disrupting travel for thousands of passengers in the latest flare-up of a bitter Europe-wide battle for better pay and conditions. The Irish budget carrier said it was cancelling 150 out of 400 scheduled flights to and from Germany because of the walkout, which it slammed as “unacceptable” and “unnecessary”.

Luxembourg, Belgian, French, Dutch leaders meet for talks on EU

Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel welcomes Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, and French President Emmanuel Macron to hold talks after a Europe-wide consultation on the future of the European Union. IMAGES

Thousands Blockade European Central Bank in Frankfurt 523953 #Blocupy

The entrance of the ECB is blocked by over 3,000 ‘Blockupy’ protesters in a march against austerity. ‘Blockupy’ has announced the coalition has “reached its first goal” of the day.

Anti-capitalist protesters have taken to the streets of the financial heart of Frankfurt a day ahead of Europe-wide gatherings planned for June 1 to protest leaders handling of the three-year euro debt crisis.

“We call up everyone to join our protests.”



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