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Krawiec said that rather than let him go, the Germans placed him and hundreds of other Polish prisoners into a cattle car and transported them to Auschwitz. Three weeks later, Krawiec said, he and the other captured Poles were abruptly transported to the Buchenwald concentration camp, which was in Germany proper and where the factories needed workers. A few years later, Krawiec moved to the rival paper Dziennik Związkowy and was appointed editor-in-chief, a post he held until he retired in 1985. Joanna Marszałek, a Dziennik Związkowy reporter, said Krawiec was long gone by the time she joined the paper. On Fridays, he drove into Chicago from his apartment in the suburb of Evanston and bought copies of the Polish newspaper for himself and his shut-in friends.
Persons: Jan Krawiec, Yon, Dziennik, Chicago's, Krawiec, Amanda Friedeman, Friedeman, Sue Kowall, Uncle John, wasn't, couldn't, Dziennik Chicagowski, Richard Nixon, Joanna Marszałek, Marszałek, Krawiec's, Kowall Organizations: Gestapo, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Illinois Holocaust Museum, Education Center, Hoffman Estates, Allied, Canfield Beverage Co, Sears Locations: Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Chicago, Soviet, Skokie, Hoffman, Hoffman Estates , Illinois, Bachorce, Germany, Polish, Warsaw, Washington, Poland, Evanston, frosting
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A leading Hungarian opposition party joined calls on Sunday for Prime Minister Viktor Orban to sack the head of a state-funded museum for making extreme anti-Semitic comments likening U.S. financier George Soros to Adolf Hitler. Nationalist Orban has long vilified Soros, a Hungarian Jew who emigrated after World War Two, as part of a general campaign against immigration. Orban accuses Brussels of trying to force Hungary to accept migrants under the influence of Soros. “The Democratic Coalition expects from the government that Szilard Demeter should be unemployed by the end of today. Poland and Hungary have said they would block a new European Union budget and coronavirus recovery fund if rule-of-law conditions are attached.
Persons: Viktor Orban, George Soros, Adolf Hitler, Nationalist Orban, Soros, Orban, Szilard Demeter, , unforgivable, , Demeter, ” Soros Organizations: Federation of Hungarian, Communities, Democratic Coalition, European Union, Central European University Locations: BUDAPEST, Hungarian, Hungary, Europe, Poland, Vienna
(Reuters) - Dutch insurer Aegon said on Sunday it will sell its Central and Eastern European business to Vienna Insurance Group for 830 million euros as it seeks to raise cash to better cope with the fallout of the coronavirus crisis. Aegon has agreed to sell its insurance, pension and asset management business in Hungary, Poland, Romania and Turkey, it said in a statement. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2021.
Organizations: Reuters, Aegon, Vienna Insurance Group Locations: Eastern, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Turkey
Aegon to sell Central and Eastern European business to Vienna Insurance
  + stars: | 2020-11-29 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.91   time to read: +1 min
(Reuters) - Dutch insurer Aegon said on Sunday it would sell its Central and Eastern European business to Vienna Insurance Group for 830 million euros ($993 million) to raise cash to cope with the fallout from the coronavirus crisis. Aegon said it had agreed to sell its insurance, pension and asset management business in Hungary, Poland, Romania and Turkey. “This transaction will simplify Aegon’s footprint and strengthen our balance sheet,” Aegon Chief Executive Officer Lard Friese said in a statement. In October, Reuters reported that the Dutch insurer had put its Eastern European business up for sale and was working with JPMorgan on the process. Aegon provides life and general insurance in Hungary, where it began working in 1992 with the acquisition of former state-owned insurer Állami Biztosító.
Persons: Friese Organizations: Reuters, Aegon, Vienna Insurance Group, Eastern, JPMorgan, Állami Locations: Eastern, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Central, Eastern Europe, United States
(Reuters) - Vienna Insurance Group will buy Dutch insurer Aegon’s Central and Eastern European business for 830 million euros ($993 million), cementing Vienna’s regional lead and raising cash for Aegon to cope with the coronavirus crisis. In 2019, the assets generated a net profit of around 50 million euros with around 1,650 employees, it added. Aegon announced the deal, which is set to close in the second half of 2021, on Sunday. “The acquisition of the Central and Eastern European business of Aegon is an important step for our group to sustainably strengthen our leading position in CEE and to take advantage of new opportunities,” VIG Chief Executive Elisabeth Stadler said in a statement. “The portfolios of the companies included in the scope of the transaction perfectly complement our existing units and strengthen our diversification in these countries.
Persons: VIG, , Elisabeth Stadler, Friese Organizations: Reuters, Vienna Insurance, Aegon’s, Aegon, Central, ” Aegon, Eastern, JPMorgan Locations: Eastern, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Turkey, United States
A Hungarian government commissioner has been condemned after comparing billionaire George Soros, who is a Holocaust survivor, to Adolf Hitler. His comments have been condemned by the Jewish community in Hungary, the former Hungarian prime minster, and also the Israeli government. A Hungarian ministerial commissioner has been condemned after comparing billionaire George Soros, who is a Holocaust survivor, to Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. "Europe is George Soros' gas chamber," Demeter wrote, according to the AP. Soros, who was born into a Jewish family in Hungary and is a Holocaust survivor, has long been a campaigner for human rights.
Persons: George Soros, Adolf Hitler, Szilard Demeter, Soros, Demeter, Viktor Orban, Orban, Gordon Bajnai, Demeter isn't, Congregatio, tweeting, Investopedia, Yad Vashem Organizations: Union, Associated Press, Politico, Hungarian, Unified, Hungarian Arrow, Holocaust Locations: Europe, Hungary, Poland, Brussels, Hungarian, Budapest, Israel, Auschwitz, Yad, Jerusalem
Take Five: Dark December
  + stars: | 2020-11-27 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
Issues are Brexit and the risk that Poland and Hungary will scupper an EU stimulus spending plan. November is likely to be the seventh straight month of jobs gains, but expectations are that only 520,000 jobs were added. And while a COVID-19 vaccine may lift growth prospects, it may not do much for inflation -- inflation-adjusted bond yields remain deeply negative. The data will only reinforce the need for more stimulus and that will come in December, with the ECB seen expanding bond-buying and cheap loans for banks. - ECB’s Lane warns against tolerating low inflation as more stimulus loomsGraphic: No inflation relief for the ECB
Persons: Andrew Kelly, faithless, Yoshihide Suga’s, Philip Lane, ECB’s Lane Organizations: Wall, New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, European Central Bank, U.S, . Federal Reserve, ., OPEC, COVID, ECB Locations: Manhattan , New York City, U.S, EU, Poland, Hungary, OPEC, JAPAN, Japan
Polish PM confirms readiness to veto EU budget
  + stars: | 2020-11-27 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Slideshow ( 2 images )WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki confirmed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday that Poland was ready to veto the new European Union budget in a dispute over EU efforts to link the allocation of funds to respect for the rule of law. “I... reaffirmed our readiness to veto the new budget if we do not find a solution that is good for the EU as a whole, not just for some of its members,” Morawiecki wrote on his Facebook page. The European Union is currently investigating the nationalist governments of Poland and Hungary for undermining the independence of their judiciaries and media. Brussels has sought to attach conditions to the disbursement of EU cash. The two allies issued a joint declaration saying the EU could not attach rule-of-law conditions to funds unless the bloc changed its founding treaty.
Persons: Mateusz Morawiecki, Angela Merkel, , ” Morawiecki, Viktor Orban, Piotr Muller, Morawiecki, Ursula von der Leyen Organizations: Polish, European Union, EU, European, , Hungarian Locations: WARSAW, Poland, Hungary, Brussels, Budapest
Polish and Hungarian PMs stick to their guns on EU budget veto
  + stars: | 2020-11-27 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Slideshow ( 2 images )The two countries have said the EU cannot tie funds to the maintenance of democratic standards without changing its founding treaty, digging in their heels after vetoing the EU budget and recovery fund earlier this month. They are blocking about 1.8 trillion euros ($2.15 trillion) worth of EU funds, including hundreds of billions due to be disbursed soon to help pull the 27-country bloc out of a double-dip recession caused by a second wave of COVID-19. The European Union is currently investigating both nationalist governments for undermining the independence of their judiciaries and media. European Commission spokesman Eric Mamer confirmed von der Leyen, the EU’s chief executive, had received the letter, and he said the position of the Commission has not changed. An EU diplomat said after a discussion about the budget among EU ambassadors in Brussels that the situation was “difficult” and that nobody had expressed support for the Polish and Hungarian position.
Persons: , ” Morawiecki, Angela Merkel, Viktor Orban, Piotr Muller, Morawiecki, Ursula von der Leyen, Eric Mamer, von der Leyen, Organizations: European Union, EU, Hungarian, European, , European Council Locations: WARSAW, BUDAPEST, Poland, Hungary, Brussels, Polish, EU
Belarus opposition asks European prosecutors to probe torture accusations
  + stars: | 2020-11-27 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
VILNIUS (Reuters) - Supporters of exiled Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said on Friday they would lobby state prosecutors in several European countries to investigate accusations of torture by Belarusian authorities. Western countries have accused Belarusian security forces of using excessive force in their crackdown on the protesters and have imposed sanctions targeting specific officials. Tsikhanouskaya’s supporters now want European prosecutors to issue international arrest warrants for officials named in their petitions. Dobrovolski said similar requests would be sent to prosecutors in Poland, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, where other alleged victims of Belarusian police beatings now reside. Belarus denies torturing prisoners and says its police show restraint in dealing with protesters it has said are in league with hostile foreign powers.
Persons: Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Alexander Lukashenko, Tsikhanouskaya’s, , , Maksim Kharoshyn, Nikolai Karpenkov, Alexander Dobrovolski, Tsikhanouskaya, Dobrovolski Organizations: Reuters, Lithuanian, Deputy Interior Locations: VILNIUS, Belarusian, Belarus, Europe, Vilnius, Poland, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Lithuanian
LONDON/MILAN (Reuters Breakingviews) - Corona Capital is a column updated throughout the day by Breakingviews columnists around the world with short, sharp pandemic-related insights. LATEST- Scottish independence- EU budget standoff- Amazon’s Christmas bonusSCOTCH RISKY. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wants her country to be able to vote in a second independence referendum sometime next year. Poland and Hungary, which vetoed the EU budget and a coronavirus recovery fund earlier in November, issued a joint statement on Thursday insisting that rule-of-law conditions cannot be attached to the funds without changes to the bloc’s treaties. With Amazon under public scrutiny for its safety and tax practices, sharing a larger portion of its success seems a suitable Christmas present.
Persons: Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson, George Hay, Jeff Bezos, Lisa Jucca Organizations: Reuters, Corona, Saltire, Brexit, Scottish, Scottish National Party, Union, Amazon Locations: MILAN, Edinburgh, Scotland, Scottish, United Kingdom, Poland, Hungary, Netherlands, EU, Germany
MIĘDZYCHÓD, Poland—So many new doctors left Poland for better-paying jobs in Europe’s west that when Łukasz Rotnicki decided to stay behind he often found himself working 36-hour shifts, sleeping on the brown pullout sofa of a small-town hospital with too few staff. That was before Covid-19. On a recent Monday, the 36-year-old surgeon was...
Persons: Łukasz Rotnicki Locations: MIĘDZYCHÓD, Poland, Europe’s
“We’ve seen various stock market indices at all-time highs, so the dollar under pressure. At 1213 GMT, the dollar was down 0.1% on the day at 91.996, having reached its lowest since Sept. 1 earlier in the week. The Australian dollar - seen as a liquid proxy for risk - hit its highest in nearly three months in early London trading and was up 0.2% at 0.73735 at 1215 GMT. The Kiwi dollar, which is having its best month since late 2013, was up 0.1% on the day at 0.7015. China’s offshore yuan was on track for its first week of net losses versus the dollar this month.
Persons: Rick Wilking, Joe Biden’s, , Jane Foley, “ We’ve, Derek Halpenny, Joe Biden, Philip Lane, Rabobank’s Foley Organizations: REUTERS, AstraZeneca, Rabobank, U.S, Federal, ING, Analysts, Australian, Kiwi, Central Bank’s, ECB, EU Locations: Westminster , Colorado, London, British, United States, Europe, U.S, Victoria, Hungary, Poland
Stocks reach records; dollar settles lower
  + stars: | 2020-11-27 | by ( Marc Jones | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
“Risk sentiment is in reasonable nick because we’ve got vaccines and easy money,” said Societe Generale strategist Kit Juckes. Chinese shares still rose 0.1% after data there showed industrial profits surged at the fastest pace since early 2017. The European Central Bank’s chief economist highlighted these concerns, saying there were “some worrying signals” in financing conditions in Europe for small and medium-sized enterprises, which pushed European bond yields lower. In commodity markets, copper, a gauge of global economic sentiment because of its use in infrastructure, hit a near seven-and-a-month high. Oil, though up nearly 30% this month, dipped overnight on oversupply concerns, but Brent recovered in London to rise to $48 per barrel.
Persons: Joe Biden’s, Lucas Jackson, Sweden’s Riksbank, we’ve, , Kit Juckes, Boris Johnson, Michel Barnier, Juckes, Brent, Bitcoin Organizations: New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, European Central Bank, FTSE, Generale, Wine Estates, Japan’s Nikkei, ANZ Bank, European Union, Central Bank’s, Societe, Financial Times, Facebook Locations: Wall, New York City , New York, U.S, Poland, China, British, Britain, EU, London, COVID, England, Europe, steadied
A coalition of Amazon workers, unions, and activism groups began protesting against Amazon on Black Friday. The "Make Amazon Pay group" gave the company a list of demands that included raising workers' pay, putting an end to union-busting, and taking climate action. Amazon workers in Germany have downed tools and garment workers in Bangladesh are protesting outside a supplier. The organizations behind the coalition, which include the international UNI Global worker's union, Oxfam, and Greenpeace, gave a list of common demands. In Germany, Amazon workers in seven warehouses have gone on strike, while in Bangladesh garment workers protested outside an Amazon supplier facility in Dhaka.
Persons: Christy Hoffman, Bezos, Hoffman, Read Organizations: Amazon, UNI Global Union, UNI Global, Oxfam, Greenpeace, Business, Union, GMB Locations: Germany, Bangladesh, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Poland, India, Philippines, Australia, Dhaka
Weeks before the coronavirus pandemic swept across Europe in February, some of the first virus clusters on the continent appeared in ski resorts in the Alps, leading to cascading outbreaks as ski enthusiasts returned home. Yet with Austria and Switzerland vowing to reopen their resorts, a high-altitude rivalry is once again putting to the test attempts by European countries to coordinate their response to the pandemic when it comes to tourism. European nations have for months struggled to adopt a unified response, each imposing their own restrictions. And while many imposed new lockdowns this month, some, like France, are easing restrictions ahead of the holidays. Poland and Hungary also blocked a landmark agreement forged by the European Union to raise a 750 billion euro ($894 billion) relief fund.
Persons: Weeks Organizations: European Union Locations: Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary
European Parliament expresses solidarity with Poland abortion protests
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: People take part in a protest organized by the Strajk Kobiet (Women's Strike) movement, following a court ruling imposing a near-total abortion ban, in Warsaw, Poland, November 18, 2020. Kuba Atys/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERSWARSAW (Reuters) - The European Parliament on Thursday accused Poland’s nationalist government of improperly influencing a court that imposed a near total ban on abortion, which it said showed that the rule of law had collapsed in Poland. Since coming to power in 2015, Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has clashed with the European Union over judiciary reforms, which the bloc says violate democratic standards. Poland’s government has not yet published the court ruling, meaning it is not yet enforceable. On Wednesday, Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro criticised European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s proposal that Hungary and Poland go to the European Court of Justice over the EU budget, instead of blocking it with a veto.
Persons: Kuba, Poland’s, PiS, Zbigniew Ziobro, Ursula von der Organizations: Gazeta, REUTERS WARSAW, Justice, European Union, Tribunal, European, European Court of Justice, EU Locations: Warsaw, Poland, EU, Hungary
European Parliament says Polish government influenced abortion ruling
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: People take part in a protest organized by the Strajk Kobiet (Women's Strike) movement, following a court ruling imposing a near-total abortion ban, in Warsaw, Poland, November 18, 2020. Hundreds of thousands of Poles have taken to the streets since an Oct. 22 Constitutional Tribunal ruling that sharply limited Poland’s already restrictive abortion laws. The motion from members of European Parliament described the abortion ruling as “yet another example of the political takeover of the judiciary and the systemic collapse of the rule of law in Poland”. “The aforementioned ruling was pronounced by judges elected by and totally dependent on politicians from the PiS (Law and Justice)-led coalition,” it added. Poland’s government has not yet published the court ruling on abortion, meaning it is not yet enforceable.
Persons: Kuba, PiS, Julia Przylebska Organizations: Gazeta, REUTERS, Tribunal, Justice, European Union Locations: WARSAW, Poland, Warsaw, Brussels, Hungary
Lithuania finds its first coronavirus cases in mink
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: A man handles culled mink at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6, 2020. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen via REUTERSVILNIUS (Reuters) - Lithuania’s health agency said on Thursday it had found the first cases of coronavirus among its mink, as 22 dead mink on a farm in central Lithuania tested positive. The tests at the 60,000-strong mink farm started after minks began dying unexpectedly, and the farm now suspects the mink got the virus from an infected worker, its director told local media. Denmark said last week a new, mutated strain of the coronavirus stemming from mink farms in the country was “most likely” extinct. France and Poland have found the first cases of COVID-19 in their mink over the past week.
Persons: Henrik Nordgaard Hansen, Ann, Mona Kulsoe Larsen, Ritzau Scanpix, Mads Claus Rasmussen, minks Organizations: REUTERS VILNIUS, Reuters Locations: Naestved, Denmark, Lithuania, minks, France, Poland
UK delivery prices jump ahead of Brexit cliff edge as firms rush to stockpile
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
LONDON (Reuters) - British businesses are rushing to stockpile goods just five weeks before post-Brexit customs checks come into force on Jan. 1, driving up the cost of cross-border deliveries and cutting capacity, industry sources said. FILE PHOTO: Lorries are seen on a cross channel ferry arriving from France at the Port of Dover, in Dover, Britain September 24, 2020. Companies had stockpiled goods before previous Brexit deadlines but many are in a weaker financial position now after the pandemic hammered their cash flow. Sam Harris, operations manager at Freight UK, said it had become a full time job just to answer the phone to new customers. “Everyone is panicking.”“We had a farmer on the phone and he had no idea whatsoever about what needed to be done.”
Persons: Toby Melville, Jon Swallow, Jordon Freight, Swallow, Tony Shally, Sam Harris, , ” “ Organizations: REUTERS, Toby Melville Logistics, Reuters, Espace, European Union, Companies, Freight Locations: France, Dover, Britain, Poland, England
Companies had stockpiled goods before previous Brexit deadlines but many held off this time, weakened by the COVID-19 hit to cash flow. Along with the rush to bring in goods, companies are also having to prepare to deal with customs declarations. Sam Harris, operations manager at provider Freight UK, said it had become a full-time job just to answer the phone to new customers. The Road Haulage Association estimates that will require some 50,000 customs agents, compared with between 5,000 and 10,000 now. Bifa, the trade association representing UK freight providers, said some firms had recruited more staff and others were looking to outsource the work to India and elsewhere.
Persons: Toby Melville, Jon Swallow, Jordon Freight, Swallow, Tony Shally, Sam Harris, , ” “, Liam Smyth, Chris Goodfellow, Bifa Organizations: REUTERS, Logistics, Reuters, Espace, Companies, Freight, EU, Chambers of Commerce, BCC Locations: France, Dover, Britain, Poland, England, Northern France, India
EU seeks to reassure Poland, Hungary use of rule of law link to EU money
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.62   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: EU Commissioner for Budget Johannes Hahn addresses the EU Parliament during a plenary session, in Brussels, Belgium November 11, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Pool/File PhotoBRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union institutions are seeking to reassure Poland and Hungary on how they would apply the mechanism linking access to EU funds to respecting the rule of law so that the two countries would drop their veto to the EU’s 1.8 trillion financial plan, a senior EU official said. Warsaw and Budapest are under EU investigation for undermining the independence of courts, media and non-governmental organisations. “We are working on a compromise... giving a sound interpretation of how this mechanism would be applied,” European Budget Commissioner Johannes Hahn told the EconPol conference. “This should give everybody reassurance that there is no arbitrary element in this, but that it is a sound, objective procedure,” Hahn said.
Persons: Johannes Hahn, Yves Herman /, , ” Hahn Organizations: REUTERS, Union, EU, European Court of Justice Locations: Brussels, Belgium, BRUSSELS, Poland, Hungary, Warsaw, Budapest
European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen speaks during a debate on next EU council and last Brexit development during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium November 25, 2020. Olivier Hoslet/Pool via REUTERSBRUSSELS (Reuters) - Poland and Hungary should ask the European Union’s top court to assess the link between access to EU money and observing the rule of law, instead of blocking the EU’s 2021-2027 budget and recovery plan, the head of the European Commission said. Speaking to the European Parliament, Von der Leyen stressed that the EU’s rule that the bloc’s funds can only be sent to governments that observe the rule of law would be applied only to protect EU budget funds. “We are talking here about the violations of the rule of law that are threatening the EU budget and only that,” she said. They can go to the European Court of Justice and allow the new rules to be tested there,” von der Leyen said.
Persons: Ursula Von Der Leyen, Olivier Hoslet, Ursula von der Leyen, Von der Leyen, , ” von der Leyen Organizations: REUTERS BRUSSELS, European Commission, European Court of Justice, EU Locations: Brussels, Belgium, Poland, Hungary, Warsaw, Budapest, Europe
Tech giant IBM plans to cut around 1 in 5 jobs across Europe, sources close to the matter told Bloomberg on Wednesday. The UK and Germany will see the most job cuts, the sources said, and roles in its legacy managed-infrastructure IT services business are most at risk. The UK and Germany will see the most job cuts, but staff in Poland, Slovakia, Italy, and Belgium will also lose their job, they said. The jobs cuts will lower costs at IBM's services unit, which has seen sluggish growth, they added. The job cuts should be completed by the mid-2021, one of the sources told Bloomberg.
Persons: IBMers Organizations: Tech, IBM, Bloomberg Locations: Europe, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Italy, Belgium
The European region accounted for 44% of global new cases and 49% of global new deaths in the past week, according to the latest weekly WHO report, released Tuesday. According to the WHO report, the global acceleration in case incidence has slowed down over the past week, with around 4 million new cases recorded. However, death rates continued to increase, with more than 67,000 new deaths reported across the world. But despite this downward trend, "the European Region remains the largest contributor to new cases and new deaths in the past 7 days," the report said. There were also 15,362 new cases reported in the last day, bringing the total number of cases to 942,442.
Persons: Ursula von der Leyen, Von der Leyen, Robert Koch, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Dominique Michel, Alexander de Croo Organizations: CNN, World Health Organization, WHO, European, EU, European Commission, Moderna, Robert Koch Institute, Johns Hopkins University, The, Belgian National Crisis Centre Locations: Europe, France, United Kingdom, Brussels, Berlin, Germany, Region, Italy, Americas, United States, German, Poland, Covid, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Covent, London, ICUs, Belgian, Belgium, Belgium's
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