Europe's Christmas dilemma: risk empty chairs next year?

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Socialist prime minister tells citizens to please leave a chair empty this year's family Christmas dinner as a precaution all face the possibility of having that chat empty forever the stock message reflects worries of a small a festive family gatherings as Europeans battle with containing the surging coded nineteen pandemic over the holiday season Alexander the crow argues the country's long running closely efforts should not be thrown away for the sake of a few warm and fuzzy house exchanging gifts on the a Christmas tree he says I would not want the progress of the possible weeks to be wasted because of four days Europe's nations are struggling to reconcile cold medical advice with a tradition the calls the big gatherings in often poorly ventilated rooms I'm Charles there this month

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