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New UK Labour Party leader Keir Starmer appoints fresh top team

LONDON — New U.K. Labour Party leader Keir Starmer on Sunday appointed Anneliese Dodds as his shadow chancellor of the exchequer along with other key positions in his shadow Cabinet.

The former shadow Brexit secretary, who replaced Jeremy Corbyn as party leader on Saturday, said in a statement he had also appointed leadership rival Lisa Nandy as his shadow foreign secretary. Dodds, who was a shadow junior Treasury minister under Corbyn, was formerly an MEP from 2014 to 2017.

Angela Rayner, who became deputy leader of the party on Saturday following a ballot of members, has been appointed chair of the Labour Party.

Jonathan Ashworth, who was first appointed as shadow health and social care secretary in October 2016 and served in the post under Corbyn, has kept his job. Nick Brown has been re-appointed chief whip.

Starmer has made Nick Thomas-Symonds his shadow home secretary and Rachel Reeves has been appointed shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster — traditionally a senior Cabinet role overseeing the running of U.K. Cabinet Office.

Europe’s coronavirus lockdown measures compared

Governments across the world have responded to the coronavirus pandemic by bringing in unprecedented measures to limit personal freedoms in an effort to restrict contact between people and hence the outbreak’s spread.

On March 17, EU leaders agreed to a 30-day ban on nonessential travel of non-EU citizens (or those of associated countries) into the bloc. But across Europe, the severity and timing of other measures has differed from country to country. Crucially, the point at which social distancing was enforced happened at different points on each country’s infection curve.

Here’s POLITICO’s guide to when the measures were brought in and how they differ from country to country:

Zia Weise, Carmen Paun, Louise Guillot, Lili Bayer, Paola Tamma, Charlie Duxbury, Max Fahler, Melissa Heikkilä, Cristina Gallardo, Laurenz Gehrke, Siegfried Mortkowitz, Nektaria Stamouli, Elisa Braun, Eline Schaart, Hanne Cokelaere, Zosia Wanat and Ivo Oliveira contributed reporting.

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