This week was just another where COVID-19 dominated the headlines, with confirmed cases of the virus currently passing 3.2 million.
But that does not mean additional news has ceased. Beneath, Euronews brings you five tales you might have missed this past week.
Kosovo’s prime minister ruled out the notion of a land swap with Serbia, a movement that could open the door to EU membership into both neighboring nations.
Talking to Euronews Albania, Albin Kurti said his nation”endured a lot” and endured”lots of losses of individuals and land”.
Genoa bridge renovation completed almost two decades after the fatal collapse
Italy finished the reconstruction of this Morandi bridge at the northwestern city of Genoa, following its collapse killed 43 people in August 2018.
Autostrade, the firm that manages many of Italy’s motorway system, is now under judicial review, standing accused of neglecting to take out adequate upkeep on the bridge and falsifying reports.
Human Rights Watch cautioned Poland it ought to scrap plans to get an all-postal presidential ballot next month, asserting that it might undermine democracy in the nation.
“Given the unprecedented nature of these high tech mail-in voting in Poland, and also the brief period, it seems very unlikely if not impossible — which the procedure will guarantee equity and transparency,” it stated
The presidential campaign was paused in March amid the COVID-19 pandemic however, the nation’s ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) has endorsed keeping the May 10 election.
The invoice was endorsed by parliament’s lower house and has moved on into the Senate.
New protests broke out in Lebanon regardless of the nation’s pandemic lockdown.
Protests against mismanagement and corruption started in October amid a severe financial crisis that was deepened from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Over the last weekend, the pound hit a record low, with 4,000 pounds to the dollar on the black market while the official cost remained at 1,507 lbs.
The new underwater tube between Germany and Denmark accepted
Denmark accepted the building of an 18km underwater tube that will decrease travel time between the nation and Germany to only a couple of minutes.
The tunnel — called the Fehmarnbelt connection — is set to start in mid-2029, the Ministry of Transport stated. Transport Minister Benny Engelbrecht hailed the MPs arrangement as a”historical decision”, describing the tube as”a brand new gateway to Europe”.
The new tunnel will connect northern Germany to Denmark through the Danish island of Lolland. Both countries are divided from the Fehmarn Belt, a strait at the western portion of the Baltic Sea.