UK, Europe News Brief (Oct. 22)

The European parliament has awarded Belarus’s democratic opposition its annual human rights prize, or Sakharov prize.

Ruling and opposition parties in Germany demand parliament play a larger role in deciding emergency measures to contain the spread of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. They say the pandemic response needs more democratic legitimacy.

Spain’s health minister says drastic measures are needed to tackle a new wave of COVID-19, the disease the virus causes.