Day: January 11, 2021

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Greece: Number of migrants crossings down in 2020

 According to the latest data from Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard, the number of immigration crossing points entering Greece in 2020 has fallen by 76% compared to 2019.    By 2020, a total of 19,681 migrants have crossed Evros from Turkey into the Greek Aegean Islands and the land border.    Frontex said […]

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Europe: 2010-2020 was the warmest decade in history

  The Copernicus annual report concluded that 2010-2020 is the hottest decade in history, and that by the end of 2020 it has increased by 0.4 degrees Celsius compared to 2019.    The report also shows that in the past year, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere continued to rise at a rate […]

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Italy: Almost all regions in yellow zones

Most regions of Italy reverted to “yellow zones” on Monday, because the country has restored a hierarchical restriction system based on the level of COVID-19 infection risk in each area after most of the Christmas holidays have been locked.    However, five regions of Calabria, Emilia Romagna, Lombardy, Sicily and Veneto were classified as orange […]

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Greece: Government to double the country’s territorial waters

  The Greek government has submitted a bill to parliament that doubles the country’s territorial waters along its western border, allowing it to develop untapped energy reserves and thereby boost its troubled economy.    Greece also hopes to extend its borders along its eastern border in the Aegean Sea, but neighboring Turkey rejected the move, […]

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Portugal: All regions in yellow zones until Wednesday

According to the country’s meteorological agency IPMA, due to the continued low minimum temperature, all areas of the Portuguese mainland have been in a yellow warning state from Monday to Wednesday. The yellow notification will be valid until 12 pm. on Wednesday.    On Monday, the minimum temperature will fluctuate between -3 degrees Celsius in […]

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Spain: Most trains and flights have resumed operations after snow storm

Schools in Madrid have been closed, and some supermarkets have run out of fresh produce or closed on Monday, but after a heavy snowstorm hit the Spanish capital and several other areas over the weekend, most trains and flights have resumed operations.    Although many people enjoy the rare snowfall, skiing in the middle of […]

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Greece: Schools resume in-person learning

After more than two months of distance learning, Greek schools reopened on Monday, as the digital platform for vaccinating citizens over 85 years old is also open today.    Special measures will be applied to elementary schools, kindergartens and special education schools, such as wearing masks and using multiple entrances and exits.    However, for […]

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Italian president: Recovery plan approval before political confrontation

A political source told Reuters on Monday that the Italian head of state Sergio Mattarella hopes that both the cabinet and the parliament will approve the EU’s recovery plan before any political showdown between the ruling parties.    Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte faces confrontation with his coalition partner and former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (Matteo […]

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