Day: March 30, 2021

Austria Vienna

Austria: Vienna to go into stricter lockdown during Easter

  As the Easter holiday approaches, many European countries facing what may be the worst third wave of COVID-19 have begun to tighten their lock-in measures in order to build “breakwater.”  Austrian Health Minister Rudolf Anschober pointed out that in Austria, the three eastern states will be locked down during the Easter holiday to curb […]

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Italy

Italy: Worst Easter poverty crisis in 20 years

  The agricultural organization Coldiretti presented a food solidarity plan to Prime Minister Mario Draghi at the Prime Minister’s Officein Rome.    The Easter poverty crisis in Italy will be the worst crisis since the beginning of this century. COVID-19 has caused 560 Millions of Italians fell into absolute poverty. Cordiretti said: “Never before so […]

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Finland

Finland has the largest nuclear power plant in Europe

  On Friday, March 26, the Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety (STUK) was approved to charge and refuel the Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) nuclear power plant in Eurajoki, southwestern Finland. By issuing a charging permit, STUK can verify that the reactor meets safety requirements.  ”In the use of nuclear energy, the most important thing is […]

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France

France: First prescription for therapeutic cannabis

  A doctor in France wrote the country’s first prescription for therapeutic cannabis last Friday and started a two-year trial involving 3,000 patients, which could lead to the legalization of cannabis.    In France, marijuana is banned even for medical purposes, but patient associations have been lobbying for years to eliminate marijuana to relieve pain.  […]

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Luxembourg

Luxembourg City inaugurates first bicycle streets

  On Friday, March 26, Mrs. Lydie Polfer, Mayor of Luxembourg City, unveiled the first bicycle lane in the city and on the territory of the country. As the municipality explained, the pilot project is the first project in the Grand Duchy and turned the capital into a national pioneer in promoting soft mobility.  At […]

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Italy

Italy will impose quarantine on EU arrivals

  The Minister of Health Roberto Speranza is preparing to sign an order to force people from another EU country to be tested for COVID-19 before they leave and to stay in quarantine for five days upon arrival, and then do another test.    People arriving in Italy from non-EU countries already have to go […]

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Spain

Covid-19: More than 2 million in Spain have had two jabs

  As of last weekend, a total of 2,505,842 members of the public in Spain had been vaccinated with both vaccines.  According to the Ministry of Health, a total of 1,066,350 doses of coronavirus vaccine, 672,750 doses of Pfizer/BioNTech and 393,600 doses of Moderna were distributed in Spain on Monday (March 29). The speed of […]

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Italy Portugal

Portugal: Italian Mafia boss arrested in Lisbon

  Francesco Pelle, the boss of Calabria’s Ndrangheta mafia, was arrested in Lisbon on Monday after 14 years of fleeing.  Pelle, 43 years old, was captured by Carabinieri in a clinic in the Portuguese capital, where he was treated for COVID-19. He had gone on the lam in 2007.   The Ndrangheta is a well-known […]

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