EU summit, British “red list” and a tasteless draw for the Blues

Flags in front of the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels. – REVERT BERNAL / ISOPIX / SIPA

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The European Union will once again speak “Covid-19” this Thursday from 1 p.m., during a summit by videoconference. As part of the discussions planned over two days but which could be cut short, the Twenty-Seven will address the difficulties of vaccine supply. EU members will also be joined at 8.45 p.m. by Joe Biden, with the aim of reviving transatlantic relations.

While the French government on Wednesday added three departments to the sixteen subject to measures to curb the expansion of the Covid-19, London is threatening Paris to tighten travel restrictions. The United Kingdom could indeed soon place France on its “red list” because of the risks posed by the new variants of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday. Travelers from countries on this list cannot enter UK territory unless they are UK nationals or Irish nationals or have resident status.

This was to be the inaugural summit of the Blues’ qualifying campaign for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. But Wednesday night in Saint-Denis, the French world champions stumbled against Ukraine (1-1). Antoine Griezmann may well have put his team into orbit early with a sublime wound shot (19th), the “Zbirna” did not let go and equalized on an “against his camp” of the unfortunate Presnel Kimpembe (57th). A hitch that will have to be erased from Sunday in Kazakhstan.

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