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EU COVID-19 Certificate is crucial to revive regional tourism but it must be non-discriminatory and respect high security standards

Regions and cities unanimously back the use of a common document to facilitate free movement in the EU during the pandemic and boost the tourism sector’s recovery towards new sustainable models The plenary of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) approved by unanimity a resolution promoted by all political groups which welcomes …

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Indian Covid variant: Hotspots travel ban ‘lockdowns by the backdoor’

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Ministers have been accused of introducing local Covid restrictions ‘by the backdoor’ after new advice against travelling in and out of eight areas in England was published without an announcement. The new guidance was shared online at Gov.uk …

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Brexit disruption saw UK goods trade with EU plunge by 23% in first quarter

The UK’s trade in goods with EU countries fell by 23 per cent in the first quarter of the year, with exports to Ireland particularly badly hit by Brexit-related disruption. Trade with non-EU countries was down by only 0.8 per cent, official figures show. The data was compared with 2018 because that was the last …

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Coronavirus news LIVE – Travel chaos as UK’s Indian variant hotspots suddenly restricted to ‘essential visits only’

THERE is travel confusion across the UK today after several areas were quietly slapped with ‘essential travel only’ restrictions. Eight Indian variant hotspots across Britain – including Blackburn with Darwen, Bolton, Leicester and the London borough of Hounslow – were added to a list of restricted areas on a government website last Friday. But there was …

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British Olympics chiefs say fully-vaccinated Team GB WILL go to Tokyo Games

British Olympics chiefs were today adamant Team GB would still attend the Tokyo Olympics despite US advice not to travel to Japan and growing calls to cancel the event as a fourth Covid wave ravages the country. The US State Department’s yesterday issued its highest Level 4 travel warning for Japan, which is in the …

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Apprenticeships and Covid-19 in Germany: ‘We were in the eye of the storm’

As a child, Oliver Sachsze dreamed of becoming an architect. When he got his high-school leaving certificate (Realschulabschluss) four years ago, he wanted to become a salesperson and then a dance teacher. Finding one’s career is not easy under normal circumstances, and the pandemic has only made things tougher for young people. Internships, career counselling …

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How WWII Italian POWs built Eden prison camp in Yorkshire… and NO ONE tried to escape

Smiling broadly as they pose for a group photo, 12 smartly-dressed men look as though they could be work colleagues.  But it is the huts behind them which betray who they really are: ‘happy’ Italian prisoners, captured in North Africa in the early years of the Second World War. The men were among more than 500,000 …

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UK Covid live: Labour urges government to withdraw ‘lockdowns by stealth’ of England hotspots | Politics

Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed the more transmissible variant found in India has led to the “bump in the road” which has caused a a surge in cases in Glasgow, East Renfrewshire and Clackmannanshire, and a slight rise in hospitalisations. In a coronavirus briefing on Tuesday, Scotland’s first minister said three more people had been admitted …

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The Covid-19 vaccination willingness rollercoaster

For the first time, in late July and early August last year, Ipsos, commissioned by the World Economic Forum, asked nearly 20,000 people in 27 countries whether they would be willing to receive the coronavirus vaccine and, if not, why not. This included Hungary, among other countries. Later surveys excluded Hungary, and in total, 15 …

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