Month: December 2020

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Portugal: Parliament to light up marking the EU presidency

The Portuguese Parliament will mark the beginning of Portugal’s presidency of the European Union at 00:00 on January 1, 2021, and will light up the main facade with blue and yellow EU Union colors.    Parliamentary sources told Lusa that the flagpoles of the 27 EU member states will also be placed in front of […]

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Mayor: Athens to become attractive for investors

The Mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis, said at an online conference organized by the Greek Tourism Federation (SETE) and Marketing Greece to make Athens an attractive place for investors, tourists and residents.    Speaking of the lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic, Bakoyannis affirmed that adaptability is the key to moving forward and mentioned the […]

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Italy: 2020 box office falls 93%

  The sales counter Cinetel said on Wednesday that movie box office revenues in Italy have fallen by 93% since the COVID-19 closure began in March.    According to Cinetel it dropped by 460 million. Total revenue this year exceeded 182.5 million euros. About 28 million tickets were sold. A year-on-year decrease of 71.3%. The […]

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Covid-19: Grave Effects on Tourism Industry in Portugal

Rita Marques, Minister of Tourism of Portugal, told a national newspaper that Portugal’s tourism industry has been regressed for 10 years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.    An interview by Expresso showed that Portugal’s tourism industry has lost a huge amount of 7.7 billion euros in revenue. In terms of capital income, the country has […]

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Pfizer COVID vaccine arrived in Italy

The new Pfizer COVID vaccine arrived in Italy on Wednesday. Nine DHL aircraft delivered the first 470,000 vaccine doses to Milan Malpensa, Bergamo Orio al Serio, Ancona Falconara, Bologna, Rome Ciampino, Naples, Pisa, Venice and Bari airports .      The police will accompany the refrigerated truck to transport the vials to 203 management points […]

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Portugal: 356 homeless people living in Lisbon

According to a note from the parliamentarian’s office in charge of social rights, the latest statistics of Manuel Grilo, an entity involved in the response to the homeless population in the city of Lisbon, show that “there are 356 homeless People (living on the street)”.    Most homeless people are men, 309 and 46 are […]

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Murcia: 2020 may be second hottest year on record

There are still nearly two weeks to 2020, but the national meteorological agency Aemet has predicted that the end of the year will be the second hottest year in Murcia since the first comparable record was compiled 80 years ago.    During the year, the average temperature in the area was 17.5 degrees, which was […]

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Portuguese Population Grows 0.19 Percent

  According to data from the Regional Statistical Yearbooks, with statistical information on a regional and municipal scale for 2019, of the seven NUTS II (Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistical Purposes), four showed an increase in the respective resident population, namely the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon (+0.59 percent), the Autonomous Region of Madeira (+0.12 […]

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French fashion designer Pierre Cardin passes away

French fashion designer Pierre Cardin is one of the highest fashions of the 20th century. He died on Tuesday at the age of 98.    pierrecardin.com Cardin was born near Treviso on July 2, 1922. His name is Pietro Costante Cardin, he is a descendant of a wealthy agricultural family who fell into poverty after […]

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Italy: Occupancy rate hotels falls in 9 months

ISTAT said on Tuesday that due to COVID-19, the occupancy rate of tourist hotels in Italy from January to September was halved compared to the same period last year.    According to the Bureau of Statistics, this number is 50.9% lower than in 2019, and a drop of nearly 192 million. It said that this […]

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Barcelona public transport fares to be frozen in 2021

 As the Metropolitan Transport Agency (ATM) announced on Monday, public transport fares in the Barcelona area will be frozen in 2021.    The agency’s board of directors also agreed to extend the validity period of tickets sold this year to December 31, 2021. T-Usual and T-Casual were launched this year, and new tickets in a […]

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Greece starts officially the vaccination against COVID-19

According to official reports: On Sunday, December 27, 2020, Greece and the entire European Union received the first coronavirus vaccine.    A new and brighter chapter gradually begins, bringing a glimmer of hope to all those suffering from this terrible situation. Vaccination against COVID-19 started in Evangelismos, Sotiria, Attikon, Thriasio and Asklipiio Voulas hospitals in […]

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