Day: July 6, 2021

Malta

Malta: The Mediterraneans best kept secret

  The Mediterranean island of Malta is one of the major tourist destinations for many West-European countries and is gaining popularity outside of Europeas well.   About Malta Malta is a small island state, with a population of around 400,000. The country’s official languages are Maltese and also English, which is a language most Maltese […]

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Germany

Germany eases restrictions on European travelers

  Due to the introduction of the more infectious delta form of COVID-19, Germanysaid Tuesday that it is easing travel restrictions on the UnitedKingdom and four other European countries. Britain, Portugal, Russia, India, and Nepal have been reduced from the highest danger category of “regions of particular concern” to “high-incidence areas,” according to the Robert […]

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Spain

Spain: Anger over alleged hate crime against LGBT people

  On Monday evening, people gathered to the streets of Spain‘s major towns to voice their outrage over the murder of a man in a suspected homophobic attack over the weekend.   Activists marched along a main boulevard in Barcelona, screaming slogans and carrying banners and rainbow-colored flags, while crowds crowded a prominent Madrid area. […]

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Madeira Portugal

Portugal: Madeira accepts tourists vaccinated with any COVID-19 vaccines

  The popular Portuguese islands of Madeira said on Sunday that tourists carrying any of the COVID-19 vaccines available globally, not just those approved by Europe’s medicines authority, will be allowed entrance. Only four vaccines have been approved by the European Union, which launched its digital COVID certificate last week: Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and BioNTech […]

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France

France: Champagne only comes from Champagne

  ‘Champagne‘ is a term that may be used on sparkling wines from the namesake area in France, according to French Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie, despite attempts by other nations to claim the designation as their own.    Denormandie was reacting after Russia passed a legislation on Friday requiring international sparkling wine manufacturers to label […]

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Florence Italy

Italy: Uffizi director recommends tax on street-food sellers

  Eike Schmidt, director of the Uffizi Gallery, has proposed a levy on street-food sellers in Italy’s art towns, citing the high expense of cleaning up after such food is consumed. “It would be appropriate to levy an additional fee on street-food vendors or those who do not provide their clients with room or tables […]

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