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Vaccine mandates, fines, gym bans: how Europe hopes to persuade unjabbed
Several countries are ramping up pressure amid Omicron wave, but sceptics say mandates will be hard to police

Jon Henley, and Philip Oltermann in Berlin

06, Jan, 2022 @3:56 PM

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Why does Austria stay silent over dual national’s arrest six years ago in Iran?
Iranian-Austrian Kamran Ghaderi is serving a 10-year sentence for spying and his family are still waiting for answers

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

01, Jan, 2022 @5:00 AM

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German optimism over Omicron as Europe dampens new year revelry
Covid expert hopeful for ‘relatively normal’ winter 2022-23 but prevalence limits celebrations across continent

Philip Oltermann in Berlin and Jon Henley in Paris

31, Dec, 2021 @4:04 PM

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Bambi: cute, lovable, vulnerable ... or a dark parable of antisemitic terror?
A new translation of Felix Salten’s 1923 novel reasserts its original message that warns of Jewish persecution

Donna Ferguson

25, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Selfridges sold as part of £4bn deal
Deal with Thai and Austrian firms includes the four UK stores and raises hopes for Oxford Street redevelopment

Sarah Butler

24, Dec, 2021 @12:57 AM

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Travellers to Austria will need proof of booster vaccine to enter country
With the winter season starting, and Omicron spreading rapidly, Austria is the latest country to tighten its entry requirements

Nazia Parveen

22, Dec, 2021 @3:57 PM

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‘I don’t like mandates’: Germans and Austrians on new Covid measures
People give their views on compulsory jabs and restrictions on those have not been vaccinated

Jedidajah Otte

04, Dec, 2021 @11:09 AM

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‘Neither saint nor criminal’: Austria’s former chancellor Kurz quits politics
Sebastian Kurz dominated domestic politics for five years before being placed under corruption investigation

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

02, Dec, 2021 @12:45 PM

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Germany’s chancellor-to-be Olaf Scholz ‘backs mandatory Covid jabs’
Social Democrat reportedly in favour of mandatory vaccines, with Austria poised to take step in February

Philip Oltermann

30, Nov, 2021 @3:50 PM

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Germany ‘at crossroads’ as Covid cases surge across Europe
Urgent measures needed to avoid ‘chaos’, warns expert, as Spain, Portugal and Netherlands tighten rules

Kate Connolly in Berlin and Sam Jones in Madrid

26, Nov, 2021 @3:28 PM

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People in Austria, Germany and Switzerland: share your views on compulsory vaccines
We’d like to hear what people think of plans for vaccine mandates and other Covid restrictions in these countries

Guardian community team

24, Nov, 2021 @11:53 AM

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Covid live: UK records 44,917 new cases; strict restrictions for unvaccinated come into effect in Greece
UK also reports 45 further Covid-related deaths; from today Greeks barred from all enclosed public spaces if they are unvaccinated

Miranda Bryant (now); Sarah Marsh, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

23, Nov, 2021 @12:33 AM

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