Day: November 23, 2021

Italy

For first time, Italy allows assisted suicide

The ethics committee of the Marche regional health authority has authorized the practice of assisted suicide in Italy for the first time, Right-to-death activistsannounced Tuesday. Enjoyed this post? Never miss out on future posts by following us. The case involved a quadriplegic man who was bedridden after being paralyzed from shoulder to toe in a car accident 11 years […]

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Portugal

Portugal among top 10 Thanksgiving destinations for North Americans

According to data from ForwardKeys, Portugal is among the 10 most popular international destinations where North Americans spend a few days over Thanksgiving. The list is led by El Salvador, a destination that is up 51% year-on-year in 2019 (tickets confirmed November 5, 2021 for travel from the United States November 18-24 compared to November […]

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Hungary

COVID-19: Long queues for vaccines in Hungary

  People line up to get a shot of COVID19 outside major hospitals in Budapest on Monday as Hungary first offered a vaccine without pre-registration amid a surge in new infections. Europe is once again the epicenter of the pandemic, accounting for half of the world’s cases and deaths, and protests turned violent in the […]

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New Zealand

New Zealand joins Digital COVID-19 Certificate system

  After meeting all the requirements to be part of the main system used for travel to Europe, the European Commission has announced that New Zealand has officially joined the EU’s COVID19 digital certificate. “We are now accepting COVID19 certificates issued by New Zealand! And New Zealand recognizes our #EUCovidCertificate”, revealed the European Commission on […]

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Greece

Greece: Significant increase in passenger volumes compared to last year

  Greek tourism marked another successful month, as the number of passengers welcomed and flights operated in October increased further, authorities said.  According to data provided by the Greek Aviation Authority (CAA), in the first 10 months of 2021, the country welcomed 32,057,627 passengers and 339,187 flights were operated, of which 200,843 were international. Enjoyed this […]

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Italy

Italy fines Apple and Amazon €200m for alleged collusion

  Italy’s competition watchdog imposed fines totaling more than 200 million euros ($225 million) against Amazon and Apple on Tuesday in the latest action against US tech giants in Europe for their business activities. The watchdog ordered Apple to pay 134.5 million euros and e-commerce company Amazon 68.7 million euros for violating EU law through restrictions […]

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