(ANSA) - KIEV, 26 NOV - Ukraine has registered 15,331 new COVID-19 cases, the highest number since the beginning of the pandemic. According to information from the Kyiv Post, the total number of cases in the country reached 677,189. The previous daily record was 14,580 on November 21. 225 people died…
(ANSA-AFP) - BERLIN, 26 NOV - Germany will extend its current coronavirus restrictions through to early January unless there is a dramatic drop in infections -- something that is not expected, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday. Merkel said the measures introduced in early November, including limits…
(ANSA) - TRIESTE, 25 NOV - TRIESTE, NOVEMBER 25 - Tomorrow, at 5 pm, Munich, after the Luxembourg and Japanese stages, will virtually host 'Authentic Friulano,' an event organized by the tourism promotion agency of Friuli Venezia Giulia, PromoTurismoFvg, in collaboration with the Italian-German Chamber…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 25 NOV - In October 2020, the EU market for commercial vehicles contracted slightly, with the number of new registrations down 1.2% to 172,743 units, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) said today. "Demand for light commercial vehicles increased last month, but…
(ANSA-AFP) - BERLIN, 25 NOV - The German government on Wednesday agreed on September 26 next year for the general election to choose a successor to Chancellor Angela Merkel, a government spokeswoman said. Merkel has said she will not stand for a fifth term and will retire from politics next year after…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 25 NOV - Serbia registered 86,798 deaths between January and October 2020, 2,630 more (+3.1%) compared to the same period of 2019, the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia (RZS) said in a statement today. Between January and October 2019, the Balkan country reported 84,168…
(ANSA-AFP) - BERLIN, 25 NOV - German police said Wednesday they have detained a man who drove a car into the gate of the German chancellery in central Berlin on Wednesday, in what appeared to be a protest. "The car stands at the gate. We are looking at whether he knowingly steered it there," a police…
by Stefano Giantin (ANSA) - BELGRADE, 25 NOV - Poland, currently the country in Central- and Eastern Europe most hit by the virus, registered a fall in new coronavirus cases last week, but a 35% increase in new deaths, the latest data of the weekly epidemiological update of the World Health Organization…
(ANSA) - BOZEN, 24 NOV - Vienna does not like the idea of spending Christmas without holidays in the snow, proposed by Rome. Anyway, if Brussels imposes a ski ban, Austrian minister Austrian Finance Minister Gernot Bluemel and Tourism Minister Elisabeth Koestinger will ask for EU aid. "I cannot approve…
(ANSA-AFP) - WARSAW, 24 NOV - Cases of novel coronavirus have been found in mink farms in Poland for the first time, scientists said on Tuesday, following an outbreak in Denmark that led to a mass cull. Scientists at Gdansk Medical University said they had carried out tests for the SARS-CoV-2 virus…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 24 NOV - In the first half of 2020, average household electricity prices in the European Union decreased slightly compared with the first half of 2019 (€21.6 per 100 kWh), standing at €21.3 per 100 kW, Eurostat said today. Average gas prices in the EU were nearly stable and stood…
(ANSA) - TRIESTE, 24 NOV - BELGRADE, NOVEMBER 24 - With 59 deaths in the last 24 hours, Slovenia has recorded the record of deaths due to Coronavirus in a single day. Local media reported that since yesterday the Health system registered 1,302 infections out of 5,596 tests were carried out, with an…
(ANSA) - SARAJEVO, 24 NOV - Bosnian Security Minister Selmo Cikotic said the number of migrants in Bosnia "has gone down by half thanks to measures adopted by the authorities: there were 12,000 and now there are 6,100". Cikotic said the result is due to improved border controls as well as the fact that…
(ANSA) - BRUSSELS, NOVEMBER 24 - The group of S&D Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament asked the European People's Group to take "courageous measures against its political family; otherwise it would lose credibility." The S&D statement relates to the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban,…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 24 NOV - Sentiment among German managers has deteriorated, the ifo Institute said today, informing that the ifo Business Climate Index fell from 92.5 points in October to 90.7 points in November. "The drop was due above all to companies' considerably more pessimistic expectations,"…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 24 NOV - The German gross domestic product rose by 8.5% in the third quarter of 2020 compared with the second quarter of the year, the German Federal Statistical Office Destatis said today. The data suggest that "the German economy could offset a large part of the massive decline…
(ANSA-AFP) - KIEV, 23 NOV - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Monday he had recovered from Covid-19 and urged Ukrainians to observe virus measures as infections in the country spike. In a video published on his Facebook page, the smiling president said that he had returned to working from…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 23 NOV - New lockdown measures to curb the spread of the virus led to an accelerated decline in services activity across Germany in November, IHS Markit said today. The Flash Germany Composite Output Index fell to its lowest for five months in November. The Germany Manufacturing PMI…
(ANSA) - BERLINO, 23 NOV - The anti-Covid vaccine might be available already by the end of the year in Germany, Health Minister Jens Spahn told Redaktionsnetwerk Deutschland. "There is reason to be optimistic that the vaccine may be authorized as early as the end of December, and at that point, we can…
(ANSA) - BRUSSELS, 21 NOV - "NATO played a central role in making possible the Dayton agreement that ended the brutal war in Bosnia-Herzegovina & we continue our support. 25 years on, there's still work to do," the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Twitter today. " It's time to recommit…
(ANSA-AFP) - WARSAW, 21 NOV - Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Saturday warned Poles against any travel over the Christmas period, as he announced that most coronavirus restrictions would be extended but shops would re-open. "Please do not plan any trips," Morawiecki said at a press conference,…
(ANSA) - SARAJEVO, 21 NOV - The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell is in official visit in Sarajevo because the 25 years of Dayton agreement (Ohio, Usa). In Dayton was decided the end of Bosnia war (1992-1995). Borrell talk to a press conference…
(ANSA) - TRIESTE, 20 NOV - ROME, NOVEMBER 20 - 'The fight against Covid-19, which requires a common effort, has confirmed once more if needed, how deep the friendship between Italy and Albania is. In the darkest moments of the pandemic, in Italy, we welcomed the aid received from Albania with great…
(ANSA) - ROME, 20 NOV - Premier Giuseppe Conte had a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday focusing on coordinating the fight on the COVID pandemic, prospects for transatlantic relations and the most recent developments in the Mediterranean, the premier's office said. (ANSA).
(ANSA-AFP) - NUREMBERG, 20 NOV - On November 20, 1945, the first international trial in history opened in Nuremberg, Germany, forcing 21 senior Nazi officials to face justice for the first time. Adolf Hitler's designated successor Hermann Goering was one of the accused. The Allies had prepared to punish…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 20 NOV - "The Hungarian Government bills submitted to Parliament last week comprising proposals to amend the Constitution and other legislative instruments may have serious adverse effects on human rights in the country", said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja…
(ANSA-AFP) - BELGRADE, 20 NOV - Patriarch Irinej, the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, died of coronavirus on Friday, three weeks after his unofficial second-in-command also succumbed to Covid-19, the church said. The 90-year-old cleric was hospitalised on November 4 after testing positive and was…
(ANSA) - TRIESTE, 20 NOV - The prime ministers of Hungary and Poland were the first to speak on the EU budget 2021-2027 and the Recovery Fund after the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who holds the EU's rotating presidency, opened the videoconference…
(ANSA) - BRUSSEL, 19 NOV - 'The EU cannot afford to make compromises on the rule of law clause, which is the condition for the disbursement of funds from the 2021-2027 European Budget. The EU's survival as an open society faithful to its fundamental values depends on how the Union responds to the challenge…
(ANSA) - TRIESTE, 19 NOV - "Poland, Hungary, and Slovenia have too much to lose by blocking a procedure that is vital for the EU. I believe that we will reach a compromise." Italy's Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on "Radio Anch'io," answering a question about the Recovery Fund ahead of the European…