Coronavirus is death knell for Scottish fishing industry
03 April 2020 | 12:35 pm
UK fishermen started the year in buoyant mood believing EU quotas would soon be scrapped. But coronavirus has dampened spirits. With Europe — their biggest market — in lockdown, the industry faces oblivion.
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The French porn industry is facing its moment of reckoning. A two-year police investigation has blown the lid off widespread abuse of vulnerable women. A Senate report is now aiming to improve conditions by bringing about stricter controls. In this show, we meet three women who are trying to change the way the adult film industry in France operates.
EU policymakers remain divided over how best to deal with the ongoing energy crisis. High prices are affecting households and businesses across the bloc, including Italy's storied textiles industry, as our correspondents report.
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