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Last Roma settlement quarantine lifted by Slovakia

BRATISLAVA (Europe) – Slovakia lifted a quarantine on the last of five Roma settlements that were closed off in April to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, a member of the European Parliament and the country’s permanent crisis committee said. “I would like to thank you for enduring this and for being patient and […]
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Migrants quarantined in Lesbos test positive for COVID-19

ATHENS (Europe) – Two asylum seekers recently arrived on Greece’s Lesbos island, the site of the country’s biggest migrant camp, have tested positive for the coronavirus, migration ministry sources said on Friday. The cases, doubling the island’s COVID-19 infection tally on to four, were among 70 arrivals there so far during May. Since March 1, […]
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One billion euros to be granted by Finland to support companies

HELSINKI (Europe) – Finland’s government will grant crisis support worth nearly a billion euros to companies hit by the economic blow from the coronavirus outbreak, Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintila said on Thursday. Previously the Finnish government had backed loans and granted mostly investment funding to companies, but the new amount will be direct