Day: February 4, 2021

Economics Politics Social issues

Portugal’s economy down 7.6% in 2020

Portugal’s economy shrank by 7.6% last year, the biggest annual decline since 1936, and the government warned that the prospects for recovery are worsening because the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened.    The decline includes the unprecedented decline in tourism revenue, but it is far less serious than the 8.5% previously predicted by the government.    […]

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Spaghetti Carbonara: A delicious dish of the Roman tradition

  Carbonara is a Roman Italian pasta made with eggs, hard cheese, marinated pork and black pepper. This dish appeared under its modern name (current name) in the middle of the 20th century. Cheese is usually Pecorino Romano, Parmigiano-Reggiano or a combination of the two.    Spaghetti is the most common pasta, but fettuccine, rigatoni, […]

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France bans unnecessary visits from outside the EU

  From the first minute of Sunday, January 31, France has banned anyone who attempts to enter its territory from outside the EU for purposes that the French authorities consider not absolutely necessary.    French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced the decision from the Elysée Palace on Friday, January 29, after the meeting was held […]

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Greece tightens restrictions on restaurants and cafes

  Greece has tightened restrictions on restaurants and cafes that offer takeout and delivery options. The new measures published in the official gazette on Tuesday state that customers are not allowed to live inside or outside these facilities.    Those who fail to comply with the new regulations will be fined 3,000 euros and 300 […]

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Portugal: Seven municipalities at higher risk from Covid-19

  There are now seven cities in the Algarve that are at a high risk of Covid-19 infection. Among the 308 municipalities in the country, 234 are at the highest risk level. In other words, three of the four counties are at extremely high risk of infection. In the Algarve, most of the extremely high-risk […]

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France: Government to legalise eating at desk

  The French government has decided to legalize eating at desks-French law currently prohibits this practice-to help companies comply with Covid regulations.   France is a country that takes lunch seriously, and swallowing a sandwich in front of a computer is something that people generally think French will avoid. However, according to French media reports, […]

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Spain will get up to 6.7M more COVID-19 vaccine doses

  Spain will receive 6.7 million Covid-19 vaccines by March, but retains its judgment on the use of elderly AstraZeneca prods.    Secretary of Health Carolina Darias informed lawmakers at the regional council meeting on Wednesday, February 3, that there will be 6.7 million Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca stabs in the next two months.    […]

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Greece to allow visits for Israeli vaccinated tourists

  Israel and Greece have been negotiating an arrangement under which Israelis who have received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine will be able to visit Greece in the coming months.    It is expected that Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will visit Israel on Monday and meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Greek […]

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Italy: Iconic Sanremo Song Festival to go without live audiences

  The Italian public broadcasting station RAI said that the Ariston Theatre in the Ligurian Riviera will not allow audiences in the historical event of this year’s Sanremo Song Festival.    RAI stated in a security agreement that outdoor activities and programs related to the annual event will also cease, and the agreement was sent […]

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Spain: Multi-million credit card fraudsters gang dismantled

  Authorities said on Wednesday that Spanish police cooperating with the U.S. Secret Service had shut down a criminal network that had stolen more than 12 million euros in more than 15 countries through credit card fraud.    The police statement said that the entire network covers more than three US states and 15 European […]

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