Donohoe argues sustainability requires ‘timely, temporary and targeted’ fiscal measures

Donohoe argues sustainability requires ‘timely, temporary and targeted’ fiscal measures

The Eurogroup has issued a statement (15 March) on the eurozone’s continuing fiscal response to the COVID-19 crisis, committing to what Eurogroup President Paschal Donohoe described as timely, temporary and targeted measures that would be key to longer-term fiscal sustainability. European Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni underlined his agreement with the Eurogroup statement, saying: “We will not repeat the same mistakes of the last crisis.” Pointing to the growing consensus in Europe and internationally, he said pulling back too quickly would be a policy mistake, and argued that the best way to…

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Scientists probe new theories on whether AstraZeneca shot linked to blood clots

Scientists probe new theories on whether AstraZeneca shot linked to blood clots

Scientists are exploring several possibilities that might explain at least 18 reports of extremely rare blood clots in the brain that occurred in individuals in the days and weeks after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, writes Julie Steenhuysen. European investigators have put forward one theory that the vaccine triggers an unusual antibody in some rare cases; others are trying to understand whether the cases are linked with birth control pills. But many scientists say there is no definitive evidence and it is not clear whether or why AstraZeneca’s vaccine would…

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