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BC-EU--Europe Coverage Advisory, EU

BC-EU--Europe Coverage Advisory, EU

Here's a look at stories The Associated Press plans to cover in Europe on Monday, July 20. You can direct any questions about coverage plans or stories to EurDesk@ap.org.

GREECE-BAILOUT -- Greeks woke up Monday morning to a new era: banks were finally open after being closed down for three weeks but new taxes meant coffee, tea and even condoms all cost more. Greece also must pay a 4.2 billion euro debt to the European Central Bank, which it should be able to do thanks to interim financing from the European Union. SENT: 500 words, photos.

RUSSIA-BELEAGUERED SCIENTISTS -- Artur Bilsky's Institute of Thermophysics recently sought to buy equipment from a Japanese company that was a routine purchase a few years ago -- and was turned down "categorically." Hundreds of other Russian scientists are reporting similar experiences, and the reason, they believe, is a combination of sanctions against Russia and rising hostility to Russia in the West seeping into the scientific community. By Nataliya Vasilyeva. UPCOMING: 1,200 words by 0800 GMT, photos.

BRITAIN-HAWKING -- Scientists Stephen Hawking and Yuri Milner announce a major scientific initiative. UPCOMING: 130 words by 1300 GMT, 500 words by 1600 GMT; photos, video.

BRUSSELS -- EU foreign and interior ministers hold separate meetings Monday that could lead to important decisions in areas like sharing the burden of dealing with arriving migrants and helping Arab countries fight terrorism and Islamic radicalization. Foreign ministers meeting starts at 0730 GMT, interior ministers at 1300 GMT.

FIFA INVESTIGATION -- FIFA's executive committee meets. Sepp Blatter and Jerome Valcke will hold a press conference afterward.


Updated : 2021-09-27 03:29 GMT+08:00