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Pandemic: Europe avoids the implosion
The agreement wrested by France and Germany prevents the break-up of the EU. But the divisions remain. © REUTERS / Benoit Tessier With 75,011 deaths recorded on April 12, the continent remains the hardest hit by the health crisis. This is coupled with an institutional, economic and political crisis. Financing the consequences of the epidemic, strategies of deconfinement, reopening of borders: new reasons for dissension are constantly appearing.
Coronavirus : Will EU members share the economic burden? The EU countries agree on the need for a large recovery fund but have so far failed to agree whether or not the loans should be conditioned on "It's a big challenge to the existence of Europe and to the history of Europe," Conte told the BBC.
Prospects for a European Union deal on a package to support its coronavirus -battered economies brightened on Thursday as Germany put its foot down to For weeks, the 27 EU member states have failed miserably to show the bloc’s supposed solidarity in the face of perhaps its greatest challenge
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-EUROGROUPE-NETHERLANDS: Coronavirus: Rutte promises to contribute to the success of discussions in the Eurogroup
EUROGROUP DISCUSSION AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch Prime Minister ruled that an agreement was possible during Thursday's Eurogroup on the 500 billion euro support plan proposed for deal with the economic consequences of the coronavirus crisis in the euro area.
"We are trying to do our best to contribute to the success of the negotiations," said Mark Rutte, speaking to the press in The Hague shortly before the start of the videoconference of the finance ministers of the euro area.
After 16 hours of discussions, Tuesday and Wednesday, the ministers failed to agree on the common mechanisms to be implemented to overcome the economic crisis due to the coronavirus.
The discussions, which oppose certain northern European countries led by the Netherlands, hostile to any pooling of debts or any credit without strict conditions, to others like Italy, more indebted and more severely hit by the epidemic, were to resume this Thursday at 15:00 GMT.
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Coronavirus: No new deaths reported in mainland China .
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-CHINA: Coronavirus: No new deaths reported in mainland China © Reuters / THOMAS PETER CORONAVIRUS: NO NEW DEATHS REPORTED IN CONTINENTAL CHINA BEIJING (Reuters) - Authorities Chinese health officials said Friday they had confirmed the previous day 26 new cases of contamination with coronavirus in mainland China, a daily number decreasing, and specified that 15 of these cases concerned people who had arrived from abroad.
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