Europe’s hopes of vaccinating the bulk of its population by the end of the summer are fading amid vaccine production delays and procurement missteps, exasperating citizens.
The former head of the European Central Bank was formally tasked by Italy’s president with forming a government of national unity to steer the country out of its political, economic and health crises.
Mr. Draghi has been called to see Italy’s head of state, President Sergio Mattarella, on Wednesday and the expectation is that he will be asked to try to form a new government.
The French president chided tech companies and political correctness for allowing ideological extremism to flourish.
The European Union’s drug regulator recommended use of a Covid-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca, but the approval is unlikely to quell growing political furor over its effectiveness, production problems and availability.
Protesters took to the streets of Polish cities after the extensive ban on terminating pregnancies took effect, in a country with some of the most restrictive abortion laws in Europe.
The European Union demanded that AstraZeneca stick to a previously agreed schedule for delivering doses of its Covid-19 vaccine to the 27-nation bloc and, if necessary, supply the vaccine from factories in the U.K.
A third night of riots gripped several large Dutch cities after protests against a new curfew to curb the spread of coronavirus turned violent, further complicating the Covid-19 crisis management by a beleaguered government.
Giuseppe Conte stepped down as prime minister, ushering in a phase of political instability that could lead to a new government or elections this spring.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is set to resign on Tuesday, his office said, heightening political instability that could lead to snap elections in a country struggling to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
Delays in vaccine deliveries and uncertainties about yet-to-be-approved shots mean Europe is unlikely to have inoculated a substantial portion of its population by summer, raising the specter of many more months of lockdowns.
The City of London has voted to remove statues of two 18th-century merchants who profited from slavery, after the Black Lives Matter movement prompted growing scrutiny of the U.K.’s role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
A Vatican court found the former bank official guilty of embezzlement and money laundering during the pontificates of St. John Paul and Pope Benedict XVI.
Tension is rising between European authorities and Pfizer and BioNTech after officials said the companies had unexpectedly cut their deliveries of Covid-19 vaccines and put their immunization schedules at risk.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte fell short of an outright majority in the vote, weakening his government as it searches for a way to tame the Covid-19 pandemic and revive the economy.
Covid-19 infections and deaths remain stubbornly high across much of Europe while vaccination efforts are moving so slowly that widespread immunity is unlikely in the region before the fall, raising the prospect of a bleak 2021.
Switzerland’s government is urging voters to reject a proposal to ban burqas and other full-face coverings nationwide in a referendum set for March.
Authorities have reported 23 cases of elderly recipients suffering from serious medical conditions dying days after being inoculated.
France’s mass vaccination campaign is off to a glacial start, with only around 422,000 people receiving the vaccine in more than three weeks, as officials run up against deeply ingrained opposition.
As U.S. authorities debate whether to keep schools open, a consensus is emerging in Europe that children are a considerable factor in the spread of Covid-19—and more countries are shutting schools for the first time since spring.