Across the Mediterranean and its alluring beaches, a heatwave has hit countries just as they cautiously ease COVID-19 lockdowns, stoking hopes the new season will help fight the virus
Northern Europeans may not be able to decamp to Mediterranean beaches this summer because of the coronavirus, but will their governments support the devastated tourism sector?
Some 50 unaccompanied refugee children have been flown to Germany from Greece despite COVID-19 concerns. This is the second group to make such a journey out of Greece.
Around 116,000 refugees and migrants are currently living in Greece. Among them are an estimated 5,500 unaccompanied minors.
From calling in the army to requisitioning hospital beds, European nations are drawing up emergency plans should the coronavirus outbreak reach pandemic proportions