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Malta has the highest syphilis infection rate in Europe

  The Maltese Gay Rights Movement (MGRM) cited a report from the Mater Dei genitourinary (GU) Clinic, stating that the spread of syphilis among the public has increased.    ”We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought challenging times to all members of our community. As we work hard to establish connections, we need to […]

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France: Majority of people in favor of legalizing marijuana

  According to a recent parliamentary survey, most French people are in favor of legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Although France has the largest number of cannabis users in Europe, it also has some of the toughest drug laws. This survey involves a quarter of the population of over a million. It was conducted by […]

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Spain: Around 20% of population has reached COVID-19 immunity

  According to a study by the famous Spanish Institute of Epidemiology, Spain’s immunity to coronavirus has reached nearly 20% of the population.    According to statistics from the Spanish Society of Epidemiology (SEE), 19% of the population is immune to coronavirus, a total of 9.7 million people. This measure is based on a combination […]

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Pandemic pushed Italy extreme poverty to 15-year high

  ISTAT said on Thursday that according to preliminary data, the number of absolute poor in Italy reached the highest level since 2020 in 15 years.  According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the incidence of absolutely poor households has risen from 6.4% in 2019 to 7.7% in 2020, which means an increase of 335,000 […]

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Portugal: 17.2% of population at risk of poverty

  According to a study released today, in 2019, more than 12% of the Portuguese population was in poverty and 17.2% were at risk of poverty. Without the support of the state society, this proportion increased to more than 43%.  The data is included in the report “Portugal, Social Balance in 2020-Portrait of the Impact […]

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France: Elementary schools start Covid-19 saliva testing

  French elementary schools have begun to conduct saliva testing for Covid-19 infection in students seriously, and the government hopes to conduct 300,000 tests a week by mid-March.    Observers believe that the test is the last effort to avoid closing schools in one of the few countries to maintain the curriculum through the second […]

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Italy: First-time mothers are the oldest in Europe

  Eurostat  (European Statistical Office) said on Wednesday that Italy’s first-time mothers are the oldest in Europe.    The average age when they have their first child was 31.3 years in 2019, the highest in Europe, while the average age in the EU was 29.4 years.    Bulgaria and Romania have the youngest mothers, at […]

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Norway to expel foreigners failing to comply with testing obligations

  The Norwegian government has decided to take more stringent measures, such as expelling foreigners who fail to comply with testing and registration obligations in accordance with COVID-19 regulations and recommendations.    Passengers will be subject to stricter precautions, including registration before entry and testing at the border. Minister of Justice and Emergency Monica Mæland […]

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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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Portugal: Nearly 350 victims of human trafficking

  A United Nations report shows that between 2014 and 2018, more than 350 people in Portugal were victims of human trafficking, mainly men in forced labor.    The data is contained in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) “Global Human Trafficking Report 2020”.    In the case of Portugal, the data […]

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Netherlands sees sharp drop in asylum requests in 2020

  According to data released by the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND), by 2020, the number of people seeking international protection in the Netherlands has significantly decreased by 40%.    According to the latest IND report, nearly 14,000 people applied for asylum in the Netherlands for the first time last year. Syrian citizens are […]

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Spain: Investigations into oragnised attacks on migrants in Canary Islands

  On Monday, the prosecutor’s office in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain, announced an investigation into potential hate crimes committed by members of WhatsApp chat groups, which are trying to organize in ways to intimidate or beat immigrants.    News agency Efereported that prosecutors are looking at several pieces of information exchanged two […]

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