Day: February 2, 2021

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Spain unemployment rate rose to 9% in January

  In January, the number of unemployed in Spain rose to 3.96 million (9%) for the fourth consecutive month, as restrictions on the outbreak of the new COVID-19 pandemic continued to restrict activities. Data released by the Labor Department on Tuesday showed that this was an increase of 1.96% from December.    According to adjusted […]

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Portugal: Bragança’s Carnival to be held online

  Due to the pandemic, Bragança’s Carnival will be held online in February this year, offering virtual courses for chefs and making masks. One can also order typical Butelo sausages.   In the past few years, the streets of the city of Bragança in northern Portugal and a tent in the Praça de Camões in […]

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Portugal resumes checks along borders with Spain

  Spain and Portugal have temporarily resumed checks along their common border until February 10, as the Lisbon authorities scrambled to control the surge in Covid-19 cases.    After voting to extend the state of emergency, Portugal proposed new measures on Sunday that only allow people to work and study across the border and visit […]

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Italy: Colosseum and Roman Forum reopen after three-month closure

  The Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill reopened to the public on Monday, February 1st, after nearly three months of closure, because Italy eased restrictions on covid-19 in the Lazio region.    To celebrate the reopening of the Colosseum, which has been closed since November 6, the students of the Cecilia Academy held a […]

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Spain: Investigations into oragnised attacks on migrants in Canary Islands

  On Monday, the prosecutor’s office in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain, announced an investigation into potential hate crimes committed by members of WhatsApp chat groups, which are trying to organize in ways to intimidate or beat immigrants.    News agency Efereported that prosecutors are looking at several pieces of information exchanged two […]

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Portugal: New bill passed to legalise euthanasia

  The Portuguese parliament, which recently re-elected the president, passed a law that allows euthanasia in the country.    The bill will authorize doctor-assisted suicide for Portuguese adults in the event of “extremely painful and irreparable loss”.  Those who would rather die can also choose to make “free and informed” decisions.   The draft was […]

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Italy: GDP contracted by 8.8% in 2020

  ISTAT said on Tuesday that, based on preliminary estimates from raw quarterly data, Italy’s GDP contracted by 8.8% in 2020 from the previous year.    The National Bureau of Statistics said that according to the calendar-adjusted estimate, the decline was 8.9%.    This figure is slightly better than that after the COVID-19 pandemic plunged […]

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Greece confirms its 1st case of South African virus variant

  The Greek authorities have confirmed that a mutation of the new coronavirus in South Africa has been detected in the country for the first time, prompting senior health officials to fly to the area where the virus was found to attend Sunday’s meeting.   The minister leading the government’s response to the pandemic and […]

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Spain: Tourism likely to resume this summer, says minitser

 Spain’s Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto hopes that tourists from this country can restart their travels on Easter.     “It is difficult to predict, but if the health protection conditions are met, at Easter, for us (the government)) may restart national travel.” She assured that the government is working to resume the tourism industry.    Internationally, […]

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Italy eases COVID-19 restrictions in 16 regions

  Many regions (16 out of 20) in Italy lowered the COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, and most of the country has now become yellow areas, which means that the risk of infection is considered medium.    In the country’s health risk classification, the regions including Lazio (Rome) and Lombardy (Milan) will change from orange to […]

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