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The 19 euro zone finance ministers were due to convene over a video conference to try to find a compromise on a rescue package for states struggling to manage the economic impact of the pandemic

The 19 members of the euro zone hammered out a compromise on Thursday to aid states in need of funding to address the profound economic fallout from (...)

Eurogroup president Mario Centeno (centre) giving a press briefing at the end of a video meeting in Lisbon, Portugal. Photograph: Patricia de Melo Moreira/European Council/EPA

Euro zone finance ministers reached a compromise on Thursday to break days of stalemate over how to respond to an economic downturn that threatens to (...)

Mark Rutte:  his Dutch government  remain obstinate in their opposition to mutualised “corona bonds” to help aid  southern EU countries devastated by Covid-19. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

It may sound harsh, but right from the start of the fractious negotiations on aid for southern EU countries devastated by Covid-19, the Netherlands pu(...)

Prof Marc Van Ranst said the pandemic was exposing weaknesses in national healthcare systems.

The Covid-19 virus is “incredibly aggressive and spectacularly contagious”, according to leading coronavirus scientists. Virus numbers are three tim(...)

The Covid-19 Research Hub will be located at Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute. The Covid-19 Research Hub will be located at Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute.

Trinity College Dublin is to set up a Covid-19 research hub that will focus on the most urgent scientific breakthroughs needed to address the current (...)

Dutch prime minister   attends a debate in the House of Representatives on the developments surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic   in The Hague, the Netherlands. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

It took 16 hours of video conferencing for the finance ministers of the euro zone to find out that once again, they could not agree. As the ministers(...)

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte: “We are not demanding that Germany and Holland should pay our debts.” Photograph: EPA

Euro zone finance ministers gather again on Thursday to try to secure compromise on a rescue plan for economies that have been pummelled by the corona(...)

French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire checks his phone during a break in a videoconference meeting of the Eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers

The 19 finance ministers of the euro zone failed to reach agreement in marathon overnight talks on how to rescue the continent from a steep downturn e(...)

Medical staff wear protective gear in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

Governments around the world are engaged in cut-throat competition to secure scarce surgical masks, ventilators, test kits, protective clothing and me(...)

Ireland Women’s rugby coach Adam Griggs. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Adam Griggs is obliged to ignore the constraints and instead focus on how he can remotely manage the Ireland Women’s rugby team at a time when coronav(...)

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