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Europe scrambles to impose Covid-19 restrictions
Residents at a care home in Belgium receive the Covid vaccine
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Europe scrambles to impose Covid-19 restrictions

France introduces curfew as Germany considers tougher measures after deaths hit record high
15 Jan 2021
Germany ‘violates’ EU joint vaccine scheme by buying 30 million extra doses
Angela Merkel pictured wearing a white face mask.
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Germany ‘violates’ EU joint vaccine scheme by buying 30 million extra doses

Berlin had promoted pact that no members of the bloc would strike separate deals to secure jabs
11 Jan 2021
Is Germany’s response stuttering?
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Is Germany’s response stuttering?

Southern state introduces tighter restrictions as infection rates tick up across the country
9 Dec 2020
France vs. Germany negotiating rift revealed
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier (centre)
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France vs. Germany negotiating rift revealed

Conflict between EU power brokers triggered during Michel Barnier’s Covid isolation
8 Dec 2020
Johnny Rotten bitten on penis by a flea
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Johnny Rotten bitten on penis by a flea

And other stories from the stranger side of life
2 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: coronavirus is putting ‘democracy at stake’
A man attends an anti-lockdown protest outside Westminster
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Instant Opinion: coronavirus is putting ‘democracy at stake’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 20 November
20 Nov 2020
How European countries are faring with second waves of Covid
People stroll down Bordeaux's main shopping street Sainte-Catherine
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How European countries are faring with second waves of Covid

Italy and Spain have recorded highest daily death tolls since spring
18 Nov 2020

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Coronavirus: should the UK have trusted its expert’s advice?
Boris Johnson and Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty leave a Downing Street press briefing
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Coronavirus: should the UK have trusted its expert’s advice?

Germany and Sweden followed their scientists to the letter - with very different outcomes
14 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: Johnson should ‘hug Starmer close’
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Instant Opinion: Johnson should ‘hug Starmer close’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 14 October
14 Oct 2020
Four things we know about the EU’s new migrant plan
Migrants
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Four things we know about the EU’s new migrant plan

Member states are split over new pact aimed at ending migration disputes
24 Sep 2020
German expert says UK can curb Covid spikes without lockdown
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German expert says UK can curb Covid spikes without lockdown

Leading expert calls for end to ‘alarmism’ as death rates fall despite spikes in infections
22 Sep 2020
How other countries are extending or ending furlough
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How other countries are extending or ending furlough

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is under pressure to follow lead of nations such as Germany to support workers
16 Sep 2020
Polish anger triggered by German diplomat’s Nazi father
Andrzej Duda
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Polish anger triggered by German diplomat’s Nazi father

German officials suspect dispute is ‘politically motivated’ following fraught election campaign
27 Aug 2020
How Germany is preparing for a second wave
Angela Merkel
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How Germany is preparing for a second wave

Spike in cases prompts Angela Merkel to reel back easing of lockdown measures
20 Aug 2020
The Week Unwrapped: Sovereign citizens, troops and suits
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The Week Unwrapped: Sovereign citizens, troops and suits

Could we all opt out of the legal system? Why does Germany want to keep its US troops? And why are we all giving up on the suit?
7 Aug 2020
Reaction: rising EU infections mean ‘all travel a risk’
Coronavirus airport
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Reaction: rising EU infections mean ‘all travel a risk’

Belgium mulling lockdown reintroduction as France and Germany see cases increase
28 Jul 2020
What Britain can learn from Japan and Germany’s social care
Elderly people
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What Britain can learn from Japan and Germany’s social care

In both countries new taxes were introduced to pay for comprehensive care
27 Jul 2020
Which countries are the ‘most admired in the world’?
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Which countries are the ‘most admired in the world’?

Annual poll puts Germany in top spot ahead of US and China
27 Jul 2020
Explained: is it safe to book a holiday in Europe?
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Explained: is it safe to book a holiday in Europe?

Government accused of creating ‘sense of panic’ with sudden change in travel advice
27 Jul 2020
The government holiday quarantine list: where is next?
Paris coronavirus
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The government holiday quarantine list: where is next?

France and Germany rumoured to be next for removal from safe-to-fly list
27 Jul 2020
Declassified tapes give insight into workings of the Stasi
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Declassified tapes give insight into workings of the Stasi

Trove of classified recordings includes interrogations by communist secret police
16 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: Covid rulebreakers ‘out of control’
UK lockdown coronavirus
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Instant Opinion: Covid rulebreakers ‘out of control’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 7 July
7 Jul 2020
Is second wave of rave sparking Europe-wide Covid outbreaks?
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Is second wave of rave sparking Europe-wide Covid outbreaks?

Authorities struggling to close down illegal parties in London and other cities around the continent
29 Jun 2020
What is Wirecard and why has the scandal-hit firm collapsed?
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What is Wirecard and why has the scandal-hit firm collapsed?

Payment processing giant becomes first Dax-listed company to fail amid €1.9bn accounting scandal
26 Jun 2020
Quiz of The Week: 20 - 26 June
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Quiz of The Week: 20 - 26 June

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
26 Jun 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘poor lives matter whatever their colour’
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Instant Opinion: ‘poor lives matter whatever their colour’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 25 June
25 Jun 2020
Coronavirus R rate rockets in Germany after factory outbreak
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Coronavirus R rate rockets in Germany after factory outbreak

Infection rate rises from 1.79 to 2.88 overnight as more than 6,000 meat plant workers are quarantined
22 Jun 2020
Germany accuses Russia of assassination of Chechen rebel
Berlin shooting
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Germany accuses Russia of assassination of Chechen rebel

Berlin warns of potential sanctions over the assassination in German capital
19 Jun 2020
Privacy-smart Germany unveils ‘world-best’ Covid-tracing app
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Privacy-smart Germany unveils ‘world-best’ Covid-tracing app

Berlin has put the new system through stringent tests to guard against potential cybersecurity failings
17 Jun 2020
EU commission president cleared in ‘contract scandal’
Ursula von der Leyen
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EU commission president cleared in ‘contract scandal’

The German politician has admitted ‘mistakes’ were made by her officials
10 Jun 2020
Madeleine McCann investigation was flawed from the start
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Madeleine McCann investigation was flawed from the start

An ex-detective who worked on the investigation explains why the search was doomed to failure
8 Jun 2020
Reaction: German police reveal new Madeleine McCann suspect
Madeleine McCann
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Reaction: German police reveal new Madeleine McCann suspect

Convicted paedophile Christian Brücker named in police investigation
5 Jun 2020
German prosecutors says Madeleine McCann is ‘assumed dead’
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German prosecutors says Madeleine McCann is ‘assumed dead’

New suspect identified in the case is a convicted German sex offender
4 Jun 2020
How contact tracing helped Germany out of lockdown
A Berlin restaurant reopens after the coronavirus lockdown
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How contact tracing helped Germany out of lockdown

Britain racing to recruit an army of virus-trackers as Germany begins reopening its economy
26 May 2020
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