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EU approves Coronavirus aid package

The European Union has adopted measures to quickly release funding from the bloc’s budget to help tackle the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus...

COVID-19: Mental health must be a priority

The measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 such as physical distancing and the closure of schools and workplaces may have a negative...

Living under Lockdown in the UK

On Monday 23rd March, Boris Johnson announced sweeping new restrictions to daily life. These restrictions are an attempt to curtail the UK’s outbreak of...

Schengen Area: an anniversary marked by closed borders

On 26 March 2020, the European Union marks the 25th anniversary of the Schengen agreement coming into force in seven European Union countries. Border...

UNRIC donates its stock of surgical masks to health facilities in Belgium

Between March 19 and 23, our office distributed 3,100 surgical masks to health professionals working in several institutions in Flanders and the Brussels region. UNRIC...

Be Smurfs, Stay Home and Wash your Hands

New week, same goals: stay positive, wash your hands regularly with soap, and stay at home. That is the mantra. The Smurfs have come to...

COVID-19 : Europeans are no longer “walking alone”

Across Europ​e, people are ​showing unprecedented solidarity in the face of the COVID-19 Coronavirus both in words and deeds since the continent became ​the...

COVID-19: “We are at war with a virus”– UN Secretary-General

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged the world’s nations to unite in their battle against the COVID-19 virus on Thursday (March 19). “Our world faces...

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