BUSINESS NEWS | Macron Wants France To Be Europe’s Top Clean Car Producer

PARIS | FRANCE – President Emmanuel Macron announced an 8 billion euro plan on Tuesday to make France the top producer of clean vehicles in Europe and urge French carmakers to make vehicles in their own country. French car plants are only just starting to rev up production after the coronavirus lockdown, which hit the … More BUSINESS NEWS | Macron Wants France To Be Europe’s Top Clean Car Producer

ROMANIA | 70% Of Employees Want To Keep Working From Home

BUCHAREST| ROMANIA – Seven in ten employees in Romania want to continue working mostly from home even after Romania emerges from the state of emergency and relaxes restrictions, a survey by Colliers International Showed Monday. Of these, 60% think remote work would be helpful at least one or two days a week and 10% would … More ROMANIA | 70% Of Employees Want To Keep Working From Home

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | As Italy ends lockdown, Milan mayor rebukes crowds socializing outside

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – The mayor of Milan issued a furious threat on Friday to close down popular open spaces in the city after television footage showed crowed socializing and apparently ignoring public health rules aimed at preventing a resurgence of the coronavirus. Italy loosened some of the toughest lockdown restrictions in Europe on Monday, … More CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | As Italy ends lockdown, Milan mayor rebukes crowds socializing outside

EUROPE | Romanian Schools, Universities To Stay Shut Until September

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Schools, kindergartens and universities will remain closed in Romania for the rest of the academic year because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, President Klaus Iohannis said Monday, with a re-opening planner for September. ‘We gave up on the idea of reopening schools. It would be impossible, for example, for students to … More EUROPE | Romanian Schools, Universities To Stay Shut Until September

NEWS | Romania Makes Millions From Handing Out Coronavirus Fines

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Romania has made millions in handing out strict fines over the past month to people who failed to comply with coronavirus restrictions. Citizens of the southeastern European country must fill out an official form before they leave home explaining why they have gone out, which has to be presented with an … More NEWS | Romania Makes Millions From Handing Out Coronavirus Fines

NEWS | Over 4,000 New Coronavirus Cases In Russia, 44 Deaths

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Russia’s coronavirus crisis centre announced on Monday 4,268 new coronavirus infections over the past day, bringing the tally to 47,121, Russian news agency, TASS, reported. The centre said that 44 new patients have died of coronavirus, bringing the total to 405. Russia has registered a rise in coronavirus cases to 47, … More NEWS | Over 4,000 New Coronavirus Cases In Russia, 44 Deaths

ROYALS | Princess Beatrice Reviewing Royal Wedding Plans In May Due To Coronavirus Pandemic, Spokesperson Says

After multiple pushbacks, Princess Beatrice and her fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzia are still reviewing their royal wedding plans. The eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, both 60, Beatrice, 31, was scheduled to tie the know with the 37-year-old property developer on May 29 at St. James Palace in London, with a lavish reception … More ROYALS | Princess Beatrice Reviewing Royal Wedding Plans In May Due To Coronavirus Pandemic, Spokesperson Says

BUSINESS | Italy’s Fashion Leaders Urge Rome To Lift Restrictions On Industry

MILAN | ITALY – Italy’s fashion leaders called on the government on Thursday to loosen restrictions imposed in response to the coronavirus crisis to allow them to resume some production, warning that a prolonged lockdown risked irreparably damaging the sector. ‘Fashion is a seasonal industry, and certain dates are nor compressible. Not reopening shortly would … More BUSINESS | Italy’s Fashion Leaders Urge Rome To Lift Restrictions On Industry

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Cannes Film Festival Won’t Take Place In June, But Continues To Explore Options

The Cannes Film Festival won’t take place in June, after all, due to the coronavirus pandemic, but organizers continue to explore different options for 2020. ‘Following the French President’s statement, on Monday, April 13th, we acknowledged that the postponement of the 73rd International Cannes Film Festival, initially considered for the end of June to the … More ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Cannes Film Festival Won’t Take Place In June, But Continues To Explore Options

MUSIC FOR HOPE | How Andrea Bocelli’s Easter Live – Stream Became An Unexpected Global Blockbuster

When Andrea Bocelli’s Easter performance at Duomo di Milan was first conceived, it was being thought of primarily as a local event – or localized to Italy, at least. The live-stream’s instigator, the mayor of Milan, came up with the idea the intention of uplifting his home country, the one hardest hit in some of … More MUSIC FOR HOPE | How Andrea Bocelli’s Easter Live – Stream Became An Unexpected Global Blockbuster