Month: November 2020

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Murcia: Only 5 Cities Will Be Banned From Opening Due To Covid-19

  Due to the high rate of coronavirus, only 5 cities will be banned from opening in the Region of Murcia. The five unfortunate people are: Yecla, Totana, Los Alcázares, Torre Pacheco and San Javier. The bars are allowed to open their terrace so that they reaches 100% of its capacity, and observes the basic […]

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Portuguese presidential election: Nearly 1 million euros must be spent on masks

  The Portuguese presidential election will compete with it at this time: nearly one million euros must be spent to provide masks, gloves, sun visors and alcohol gel to polling staff and the public.    Before the general election on January 24, the government newspaper Diário da República announced a fee of 439,000 euros and […]

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Greece: First Locally Produced Rapid Covid-19 Test

  Greece announced on Monday the first locally produced rapid antigen test for the novel coronavirus, which was hailed as a “major success” by the Ministry of Development.    The test is part of a 2.9 million euro research project funded by the Ministry of Education. The test can detect whether someone is a carrier […]

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Rome: Tom Cruise filming last scenes of “Mission Impossible 7”

  Rome’s iconic Piazza Venezia was blocked on Sunday morning, and Tom Cruise filmed the mission of the latest scene: an impossible franchise in the Italian capital.    Last week, Cruise shot a car in Via dei Fori Imperiali across the Roman Forums. Mission: Impossible 7 has many scenes in Italy, including Venice, which Cruise […]

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Algarve Ranked Rop World’s Leading Beach Destination

After being voted as the best beach destination in Europe for the seventh time a few weeks ago, the Algarve has now been chosen as “the world’s leading beach destination” in the 2020 World Travel Awards, ahead of Miami Beach, Gala Pagos Islands and Cancun. The winners of the awards announced last Friday that Portugal […]

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Italian inflation rate maintained negative growth

 According to ISTAT, the Italian inflation rate maintained negative growth for the seventh consecutive year in November. The consumer price index in November fell by 0.2%, while in October it fell by 0.3%. Decrease by 0.1% per month. Except for energy and fresh food, the composite index of inflation rate in 2020 is -0.2%, and […]

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Greece: National Opera Streaming Madama Butterfly Online

  With the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the National Opera of Greece unveiled its online digital service, starting to stream Giacomo Puccini‘s landmark work “Madama Butterfly”.    GNO’s groundbreaking work in 2013 was directed by Hugo De Ana of Argentina, who also designed stunning sets and costumes for the work, starring Ermonela Jaho […]

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Spain: Decreased purchase of houses by non-Spaniards

  According to figures provided by Spanish notaries, the number of houses purchased by non-Spaniards in the first half of 2020 decreased by 32.395% compared with the same period last year, a decrease of 37.4%, which is the lowest level in six months since 2013, while that of British buyers decreased 41.1%, to 3917 people.  […]

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Portugal: Algarve Hotels suffer occupancy drop for the next two weekends

  Due to the latest municipal travel restrictions announced by the Portuguese government, the Algarve Hotel’s “low bookings” activities for the next two long weekends have been cancelled.   João Soares of the Portuguese Hotel Industry Association (AHP) and the owner of a hotel in Quarteira told Global Travel Agency, “People were surprised and had […]

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Greek museum Benaki will hold online art auction

According to a press release, the historic Greek museum Benaki will hold an online art auction from November 30 to December 7.    Auctions will be used as a way to support museum finances, because after the coronavirus pandemic, most museums and cultural organizations in Greece and all other cultural institutions around the world are […]

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Greek is the fifth most seductive world language

  According to research conducted by online learning platform Preply, which connects its users with tutors in more than 27 languages. Greek is the fifth most sexy language after Russian, French, Portuguese, and Italian. The latter is considered The sexiest language in the world.    In this study, the heart rates of participants from different […]

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Portugal: Traffic forbidden between cities

  The traffic between cities in mainland Portugal is forbidden between 11:00 pm on Friday November 27th and 5:00 am on Wednesday, December 2nd.   Due to the pandemic of State of Emergency Covid-19, the measures stipulated in the state of emergency by decree, will have some exceptions. According to the government decree that came […]

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