Already, Ireland and the Czech Republic have imposed a return to full lockdown mode due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. At the same time, hospitals in major European cities — such as Paris and Madrid — are already sounding the alarm that new increases in patient loads are not sustainable.
On Wednesday (Nov. 4), ECB policymaker and Bank of Spain Chief Pablo Hernandez de Cos warned that Spain and other European economies could slow down — and even contract. Reuters reported that he told Spanish lawmakers: “The widespread implementation of new measures to contain the health crisis could lead to a significant slowdown in the expansion of activity, and even to a contraction, at least in some countries or sectors in the fourth quarter.”
China’s handling of its state reserves of raw materials such as cotton and sugar will be a key factor shaping the direction of agricultural commodities in 2017, according to a major lender to agribusinesses.
A report from the ministry showed that employers recruited 5.2 million workers through public employment service agencies in the first quarter, dropping 229,000, or 4.5 percent, from the previous year.
欧盟外交政策高级代表费代丽卡?莫盖里尼(Federica Mogherini)和欧盟扩大事务专员约翰内斯?哈恩(Johannes Hahn)也表明立场，批评埃尔多安提议的宪法改革及其最近的言辞。
Europe was successful at curbing the pandemic during its first coronavirus wave in the spring. However, the price was high, as the continent experienced its worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. According to a study by McKinsey, more than half of Europe’s small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are likely to go under within the next year if their revenues don’t improve markedly. Italian and Spanish SMBs were particularly hard-hit by the economic and public health crisis.