Amazon is unquestionably the world’s most essential retailer, hiring 100,000 extra staff to manage its quarantine-related demand surge. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP via Getty Images

Contact apps that trace where we have been and who we have touched; software that tells bosses how hard we’re working from home; face masks that light(...)

People sit in a cafe in Zagreb, Croatia. On Monday the country allowed the reopening of cafe bars, restaurants and hotels, a well as transportation between cities. Photograph: Antonio Bat/EPA

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will create a shared “travel bubble” on Friday to allow people to move between them without going into quarantine, in a (...)

 EU Commission Vice-President Margrethe Vestager outlines EU guidelines on tourism and transport in 2020. Photograph: EPA

Goodbye to food and drinks on board, and hello to wearing face masks: these are among the guidelines set out by the European Commission to help member(...)

A letter will be sent to all EU states to “ensure respect of passenger rights”, and to outline suggestions to make vouchers more attractive if airlines want more passengers to accept them instead of refunds. Photograph: Getty Images

Airlines have reacted with fury to the European Commission’s fresh demand that passengers must be given cash refunds for cancelled flights, and cannot(...)

A sign tells commuters that they need to wear a face covering, or mask, and observe social distancing as a precautionary measure against Covid-19, at Westminster underground station in central London. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/ AFP via Getty Images

The European Commission has a plan to allow me to go on holidays again, has it? Well, sort of. It has just published a comprehensive “package on touri(...)

Protective covers on the engines of a  plane operated by Air France-KLM at Blagnac Airport in Toulouse, France. Photograph: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

Air France-KLM has won EU approval for a €7 billion French state aid package that finance minister Bruno Le Maire said would lead to cutbacks in domes(...)

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Brussels wants more power to audit how tech companies harvest and use consumer data, as the EU prepares to launch a consultation on its flagship digit(...)

Michael O’Leary expects Ryanair  flights to reach about 40 per cent of the usual schedule in the month they resume, most likely late June or early July, increasing to 60 per cent by September. Photograph: Getty

Ryanair told Europe’s top competition official that it may go to court to stop France and other countries from “selectively gifting billions of euros (...)

Combining with Bombardier Transportation would make Alstom the clear No 2 in rail equipment and help it counter the industry leader, China’s CRRC. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/File Photo/Reuters

French train maker Alstom agreed to buy the rail unit of Bombardier for as much as €6.2 billion to almost double in size, as the Canadian firm offload(...)

Mark Zuckerberg. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg for the first time said he supports efforts to create a global digital tax, something Minister for Finance Pa(...)

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