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Coronavirus: EU rebuffed Beijing’s attempt to water down report critical of China, diplomat says

  • Josep Borrell admits Chinese pressure over a report criticising the country’s role in promoting disinformation about the pandemic, but says it was unsuccessful
  • Several members of the European Parliament say answers from the bloc’s top diplomat fail to address their concerns

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/3082394/coronavirus-eu-rebuffed-attempt-water-down-report-critical-china

European Slump Is Worst Since World War II, Reports Show

The European Central Bank will pay banks to lend money after the economy shrank the most in decades. The worst is yet to come, the eurozone’s top central banker warned.

EU’s Ursula von der Leyen wants billions for COVID-19 vaccine, meds

A global fundraiser should secure €7.5 billion and this is “just the start,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told DW. She said the eventual treatment should be sold at a “fair and affordable price.”

https://www.dw.com/en/eus-ursula-von-der-leyen-wants-billions-for-covid-19-vaccine-meds/a-53306732

China pressured EU on coronavirus report, Borrell admits

https://euobserver.com/foreign/148236

EU’s Ursula von der Leyen wants billions for COVID-19 vaccine, meds

A global fundraiser should secure €7.5 billion and this is “just the start,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told DW. She said the eventual treatment should be sold at a “fair and affordable price.”

https://www.dw.com/en/eus-ursula-von-der-leyen-wants-billions-for-covid-19-vaccine-meds/a-53306732

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