Day: February 11, 2021

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Portugal: Nearly quarter of Algarve’s unemployed are foreigners

  According to the latest December data from the Institute of Employment and Vocational Training (IEFP), more than a quarter (27.8%) of the unemployed registered in the Algarve Employment Center are foreigners.    By the end of 2020, of the 31,313 unemployed registered in the Algarve, 8,712 were unborn in Portugal. Brazilians, Indians, Nepalese and […]

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European countries start allowing vaccinated travelers

  Some European countries have begun to allow vaccinated travelers to bypass the usual entry requirements, such as 14-day quarantine.    According to the “Washington Post” report, the Estonian government does not allow passengers traveling in the United States due to EU regulations. Entry restrictions were recently announced that it will allow individuals in low-risk […]

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UN exhorts EU to stop violence against asylum seekers

  A UN agency says Europe needs to stop violence against asylum seekers. Eugenio Ambrosi of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in a statement on Wednesday (February 10): “The use of excessive force and violence against civilians is unreasonable.”    Ambrosi said that the EU and its member states need to take urgent […]

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Spain: Dramatic decline in GDP

  The government’s Central Statistics Department confirmed that Spain’s GDP has fallen by 11% in 2020. This is the case in the first six weeks of 2021.    Any immediate improvement seems unlikely to be the final improvement. Since reliable data was first compiled, Spain’s economic activity has never slowed down like it is now […]

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Spain extends border closure with Portugal

  The Spanish government announced that due to the current coronavirus situation, border controls between Spain and Portugal will be extended until at least March 1.    According to SchengenVisaInfo.com, until March 1, only authorized persons can cross the border. The land border inspection between Spain and Portugal, which was originally closed on January 29, […]

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Greece: Oia named one of top romantic destinations for Valentine’s Day

  According to the European Best Destinations (EBD) organisation, the city of Oia on Santorini is one of the most romantic destinations for Valentine’s Day in Europe.    EBD is headquartered in Brussels and aims to promote culture and tourism in Europe. Before the global celebration of Valentine’s Day on February 14, the organisation released […]

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Spain: Animal rights group offers €250,000 to cancel bull-running festival

  An American animal rights organisation provides cash to permanently ban Pamplona’s famous bull running.   Due to the Covid crisis, the Spanish city of Pamplona in Navarre was forced last week to cancel its bull run for the second year in a row.    PETA organisation seized the opportunity to call for a permanent […]

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Italy starts rolling out AstraZeneca vaccine

  Italy started using the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in the central Lazio region around Rome on Thursday, the first to rolling out jabs.    The Ministry of Health recommends that AstraZeneca, added to Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, must be given to the 18-55 age group in good health.    Regional Health Commissioner Alessio D’Amato pointed […]

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