Day: January 23, 2021

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Portugal: Presidential election in spite of pandemic

  Portuguese voters will go to the polls on Sunday to choose the president, and the dramatic background of the coronavirus lockdown has caused more headlines than the current President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa expected to be re-elected.    Given the disturbing figures, the traditional last round of political campaigns on Friday has been cancelled. […]

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UK sees record-high number of European applicants for Settelment Scheme

  The British authorities have urged European citizens to apply for the European Union settlement plan, and emphasized that by December 31, 2020, about 4.9 people have applied for the plan.    According to SchengenVisaInfo.com, even if the UK is officially outside the EU, the EU Settlement Program provides all EU, EEA and Swiss citizens […]

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World Bank: Slum children in Bangladesh to receive skills and education

  The government of Bangladesh today signed a US$6.5 million financing agreement with the World Bank to enable approximately 39,000 slum children to receive primary education and to provide pre-employment training for 8,500 dropout youths in Cox’s Bazar.    This additional funding for the “Second Out-of-School Children” program (ROSC II) will support poor children aged […]

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Italy: €325 million EU support to provide schools with high-speed broadband

  The European Commission has approved 325 million euros of public support under EU State Aid Rules to connect 12,000 schools in Italy to the ultra-high-speed internet.    According to the European Union’s broadband connectivity goals, schools that will benefit from this measure are located in areas with insufficient connectivity in Italy. The plan aims […]

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Italy: Mediaset won two legal actions over online piracy

  Italian broadcaster Mediaset said on Friday that it has won two legal actions involving online piracy against French and US portals.    The broadcaster said in a statement that an Italian court has ordered France’s Dailymotion to pay 22 million euros ($27 million) to illegally distribute 15,000 videos using Mediaset content.    The court […]

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