Euro 2020 prepares for the matches with fans

Euro 2020 prepares for the matches with fans

The Euro 2020 which was delayed to this Summer is preparing for games with spectators. So far, eight of the twelve host cities have guaranteed their matches will be attended by spectators. Philipp Lahm, head of the organising committee, said on Sunday that the German Foootball Federation (DFB) hopes to be able to host Euro 2020 matches billed for Munich in an Allianz Arena filled to half capacity. “There are different scenarios,” the former Bayern Munich and national team captain, said on Antenne Bayern radio. “I don’t think 100% capacity…

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UK on verge of beer shortage as brewers struggle to keep up with demand

UK on verge of beer shortage as brewers struggle to keep up with demand

Pub and restaurant terraces have reopened across the whole of the UK, and in combination with sunny weather and the expanding of people’s social bubble, this has led to pubs and brewers struggling to keep up with the demand for beer. After three months of closed doors, pubs in England hit record sales of beer, wine, and sparkling wine, which were 113% higher on 12 April, when they opened up their terraces, than on the same day in 2019, the last comparable date before the pandemic took hold. Ahead of…

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Belgium could vaccinate 16-17-year-olds during summer holidays

Belgium could vaccinate 16-17-year-olds during summer holidays

People aged 16 and 17 could potentially receive their coronavirus vaccination during the summer holidays, according to a proposal by the Vaccination Task Force. This scenario is currently being discussed by the task force, which is preparing an opinion on the Covid-19 vaccines for children and adolescents, De Morgen reported on Monday. “That minors who want to be vaccinated should be able to do so has been obvious for a long time,” says Pierre Van Damme of the University of Antwerp, a vaccinologist and member of the Task Force. “In…

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Vestager accuses Apple of abusing its role as gatekeeper in music streaming market

Vestager accuses Apple of abusing its role as gatekeeper in music streaming market

The European Commission accuses Apple of abusing their position as a gatekeeper in the music streaming market. In its ‘statement of objections’ the Commission says music streaming app developers who want to reach Apple device users (iPhone, iPad) have to use Apple store and are charged a 30% commission fee on all subscriptions. They are also obliged to follow Apple’s ‘anti-steering provisions’, which limit developers from informing consumers of alternative purchasing possibilities outside of apps. Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Our preliminary finding is…

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