EU could see first Covid-19 jabs in "early 2021"

The first vaccinations in the European Union against Covid-19 could happen in the first three months of 2021 under an optimistic scenario, the EU health agency chief told AFP on Wednesday. “I think optimistically first quarter next year, but I can’t be more…

Europe faces 100% increase in covid-19 cases in two weeks

The European continent is currently responsible for 22% of the total cases of Covid-19 in the world. The new cases of Covid-19 in Europe doubled in the space of five weeks, surpassing, this Sunday, the mark of 10 million total infections, according to data of…

Travel restrictions in Europe impacting tourism in Africa

European countries’ travel restrictions related to the covid-19 pandemic could cause the African continent to lose 17.4 million jobs and 102 billion euros by the end of the year, according to a report by the Tony Blair Institute. The report estimates the economic…

Von der Leyen starts first official visit to Portugal

Ursula Von der Leyen arrives with the promise that Portugal will be an “important beneficiary” of the recovery fund. Ursula von der Leyen lands this Monday in Lisbon, for an official visit, to the Council of State, the first time that this organ again has face-to-face…

Europe sells tons of banned pesticides to poor countries

A Greenpeace investigation finds that more than 81,600 tonnes of banned agricultural chemicals in Europe were shipped to developing countries in 2018. A new Greenpeace investigation, based on an analysis of 400 European company reports, concludes that Europe sold more…

Italy starts serological tests from May 4

Extraordinary commissioner appointed for the emergency said that these tests will be carried out in a sample of 150 thousand people throughout the Italian territory.