Day: April 7, 2021

Spain

Spain lifts restrictions on flights from UK

  The Spanish government announced that, taking into account the COVID-19 situation in the UK, it has lifted restrictions on flying from the United Kingdom to Spanish territory.  At the same time, Spain has restricted arrivals from Brazil and South Africa until April 13 to prevent a surge in infections due to Holy Week. ”The […]

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COVID19

Covid-19: A third of survivors suffer psychiatric disorders

  According to the largest study published so far on the psychological harm Covid has caused to survivors over a long period of time, two-thirds of people who overcome Covid-19 will suffer a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis six months later. The authors said that the study, published by The Lancet Psychiatry on Wednesday, proved that […]

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Portugal

Portugal: House price index up 8.4 per cent

  Housing prices in Portugal have increased by 8.4% in 2020, which is down from 9.6% in 2019. However, despite the “unfavorable environment” brought about by the pandemic, the “growth momentum” has been maintained.    According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (INE): “In 2020, despite the unfavorable background due to the restrictions […]

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Greece

Greece: Retail stores allowed to open despite COVID-19 surge

  Although the country is struggling to escape from a severe recession, retail stores in most parts of Greece are still allowed to reopen despite the continued rise in COVID-19 infections.    Stores in the Greater Athens area only open pickup services, but due to concerns about the surge in the number of infections, the […]

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Italy

Italy candidates the ”dying town” for Unesco world heritage

  Civita di Bagnoregio is a small charming village in the center of Italy. The village is located in the Calanchi Valley and is built on tuff, a very fragile rock that has collapsed over the years due to erosion caused by two streams surrounding the valley. Therefore, Civita di Bagnoregio is now connected to […]

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Cyprus halloumi

Cyprus: Halloumi cheese receives EU protection status

  Cyprus is protected for its precious halloumi, giving its producers the sole right to sell rubber cheese in the EU.    According to the Cyprus Ministry of Agriculture, later this month, the European Union will formally grant Hallomi (Turkish “hellim“) protected designation of origin (PDO) status, which will take effect from October.    George […]

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