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European Authorities and legislators Encouraged to help cocoa farmers as Costs continue to Drop in West Africa

The drop in price comes after the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, which produce two-thirds of the world’s cocoa, implemented a Living Income Differential (LID) of $400 per tonne on all cocoa purchased from farmers from October 2020. Fairtrade said the LID is intended as a step toward a living income for cocoa farmers,…

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European stocks rise after Fed vows continued support for Retrieval

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Everli, the European marketplace for online grocery shopping, bags $100M Series C

Everli, the European marketplace for online grocery shopping that started in Italy but now also operates in Poland, Czech Republic and France, has raised a $100 million in Series C funding. The round is led by Verlinvest, with participation from new investors Luxor, DN Capital, C4 Ventures, and Convivialité Ventures. FITEC (part of Fondo Italiano…

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European countries tighten virus curbs, France ‘critical’

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain France, Belgium and Poland on Saturday tightened curbs as coronavirus cases surged in Europe while the Philippines prepared for a giant lockdown and Chile confined over 80 percent of its population. France has admitted that the situation is “critical” and added three more departments to the 16 already under tight restrictions.…

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European leaders call for EU-wide vaccine passport as’a matter of urgency’

European leaders have agreed to push ahead with plans for an EU-wide Digital Green Certificate as “a matter of urgency”.  The certificate will provide digital proof that a person has either been vaccinated, received a negative test result or recovered from COVID-19.  A statement of members of the European Council, issued after yesterday’s EU summit,…

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European Commission proposes EU4Health programme in response to COVID-19

The European Parliament and the Council has agreed on a provisional political agreement to launch a new COVID-19 recovery response programme called EU4Health. The programme aims to make contributions to the recovery response by strengthening the resilience of health systems and promoting medical innovation and digital transformation in the sector. It will also aim to…

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Why European medicine suspensions could have unintended consequences

Europe’s difficult rollout of covid-19 shots took another blow over the weekend, as several countries halted deployment of the AstraZeneca vaccine amid worries it could cause blood clots. On Monday Germany, Spain, Italy, and France were among those to suspend deployment of the vaccine, following similar moves made last week by Denmark, Norway, Ireland, and…

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More European Union Members Suspend AstraZeneca Vaccine

Ireland and northern Italy on Sunday joined a growing list of about a dozen regions in Europe moving to suspend AstraZeneca Plc’s Covid-19 vaccine over concerns about possible side effects from two batches. Meanwhile in the U.S., Anthony Fauci, director of th…

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More European Countries suspend use of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

More European countries have suspended the use of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and University of Oxford following reports of several suspected deaths from clotting after inoculation

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European Forests Have Become More Vulnerable to Insect Outbreaks

Climate change may be playing a role as higher heat makes trees less resilient to pests — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com