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Ursula von der Leyen says EU will not fund ‘barbed wire and walls’
European Commission president commits to keeping up pressure on Lukashenko regime after migrant deaths

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

22, Oct, 2021 @5:07 PM

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UK’s high Covid case rates buck trend as western Europe outperforms east
Slower vaccination rates in east lead to dramatic surge in cases, while UK remains outlier in west

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

11, Oct, 2021 @5:15 PM

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Covid has wiped out years of progress on life expectancy, finds study
Pandemic behind biggest fall in life expectancy in western Europe since second world war, say researchers

Ben Quinn

26, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Unsung hero: how ‘Mr Radio Philips’ helped thousands flee the Nazis
In June 1940, a Dutch salesman, acting as a consul in Lithuania, issued Jewish refugees with pseudo visas to escape Europe. His remarkable story is only now being told

Jennifer Rankin

26, Sep, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Sergei Kovalev obituary
Soviet dissident who sacrificed his scientific career and was imprisoned for denouncing the state’s abuse of human rights

Michael Bourdeaux

31, Aug, 2021 @4:39 PM

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China’s trade halt with Lithuania over Taiwan ties sends warning to Europe
Tough response to Baltic nation’s decision to exchange diplomatic offices with Taiwan puts under EU under pressure

Helen Davidson in Taipei

26, Aug, 2021 @12:00 AM

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Latvia and Lithuania act to counter migrants crossing Belarus border
Along with Poland, the two Baltic states accuse Alexander Lukashenko of ‘hybrid warfare’

Jon Henley, Andrew Roth in Moscow and Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

10, Aug, 2021 @3:39 PM

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China recalls Lithuania ambassador in Taiwan diplomatic office row
Plan for representative offices draws angry response from Beijing amid heightened tensions with Taipei

Helen Davidson in Taipei

10, Aug, 2021 @10:17 AM

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One in five people in parts of EU pay bribes for healthcare, survey finds
Corruption report says third of EU residents used personal connections to access care during Covid crisis

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

15, Jun, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Passengers tell of panic and fear after plane diverted by Belarus
One person aboard flight FR4978 says detained opposition journalist appeared ‘very much afraid’

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

24, May, 2021 @5:01 PM

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‘They will kill me’: Belarusian blogger’s descent into horror
Roman Protasevich had told friends he was being followed in Athens. Hours later he was escorted away at Minsk airport

Andrew Roth in Moscow and Helena Smith in Athens

24, May, 2021 @1:10 PM

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First-year EU students face £800 Brexit bill if not in UK before 2021
Visa and health fees likely to be levied on those who started UK courses overseas due to Covid

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

27, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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