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Rising sea levels in Panama, a waste scandal in Tunisia and Covid-safe hugs in Italy

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In our show "Correspondence", we explore how the world is coping with the twists and turns of 2021, amid the consequences of Covid-19 and beyond. FRANCE 24 brings you a selection of original reports from our correspondents and teams around the globe.

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  • Illegal waste shipments from Italy still rotting in Tunisia

    In Tunisia, containers full of Italian household waste have been languishing for months and local NGOs are pushing for authorities to send the waste back to Italy. In May and June 2020, an Italian company brought the rubbish to Tunisia from southern Italy. It was declared to customs as plastic trash which would be recycled by a Tunisian company before being re-exported. But in truth, the waste was mostly household waste, making the transaction a flagrant violation of several international treaties. Since December, 26 people, including the former environment minister, have been arrested in connection to the scandal. Our correspondents report.

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  • COVID in Europe: Italy, France concerned over rising cases, Portugal plans to loosen restrictions

    Italy will tighten its restrictions and the French government is concerned about ICU COVID-19 patients reaching 95% in Paris.

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  • Solidarity in Lebanon: Local initiatives respond to rising poverty levels

    Thousands of Lebanese people are struggling to survive amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic and the country’s deepening economic crisis. Inflation, coupled with insufficient state support, has made daily living a challenge for much of the population.

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  • Elevated benches across Denmark provide reminder of rising sea levels

    In Copenhagen and in other Danish cities, intriguing elevated benches have been installed to raise awareness about climate change. "In large parts of the country we will see flooding as an everyday occurrence, so we try to illustrate that with the elevated bench to get people to talk about climate change," explains Kasper Adsbøll, a senior brand manager at television channel TV2, which initiated the project.

    06/05/2022 - AFP EN
  • Italy and Greece relax some COVID restrictions ahead of tourist season

    Greece has lifted COVID rules for international and domestic flights while Italy has done away with its health pass.

    01/05/2022 - Euronews EN
  • Incendie meurtrier près de Perpignan: une marche blanche réunit 2.000 personnes

    Plus de 2.000 personnes ont participé dimanche à une marche blanche pour exprimer leur "solidarité" aux victimes de l'incendie meurtrier qui a dévasté le 14 février trois immeubles à Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque, près de Perpignan, tuant huit personnes.

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