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Greece: Restaurants not to open on New Year’s Eve

  The General Secretariat of Commerce and Consumer Protection under the Ministry of Development said that hotel restaurants cannot be opened on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.    The announcement stated that the hotel will only be allowed to provide room service to guests in its rooms. It added that the relevant ministerial-level […]

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Portugal: Albufeira to improve Aveiros and Maria Luísa beaches

The Albufeira Commission is improving the pedestrian access to the beaches of Aveiros and Maria Luísa.    The project cost about 140,000 euros and is expected to be completed by the end of February. Mayor José Carlos Rolo said the initiative aims to make it easier for everyone to access the beach.    Albufeira is […]

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Portuguese police visited over 3000 elderly people during Christmas

Lusa News Agency reported that the Portuguese police force visited more than 3,100 elderly people on Christmas Day alone to reduce their social isolation during the pandemic.      The GNR police said in a statement that it visited the elderly between December 18th and 24th and hoped to be there especially on December 24th, […]

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Spain: The updated list of Covid-19 high-risk countries

The Spanish government has updated its list of high-risk countries/regions, from which travelers need to undergo a negative PCR test to enter Spain between December 28 and January 10.    Starting from November 23, passengers travelling to Spain by air or sea from certain areas where Covid-19 is prevalent must provide evidence of a negative […]

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Greek Cuisine: The New Year’s Cake Vasilopita Recipe

  This is a traditional recipe for making favorite New Year’s Greek cake, also known as Vasilopita.  Ingredients: 400gr all purpose flour, 300gr butter, 255 grams of sugar 4 eggs, 90ml milk, ¼ tablespoon vanilla, ¼ baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon orange zest, Powdered sugar. Lucky charm (usually a coin wrapped in aluminum foil) * Add […]

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Austria: Ski stations reopen despite lockdown

Austria allowed more than 400 ski stations to open two days before it entered the country’s third coronavirus lockdown. Earlier this month, the Austrian government announced that it would allow the opening of the ski station on December 24.    The government said that as an outdoor sport, skiing can be safely carried out if […]

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Italy: COVID-19 increased the economic vulnerability

The exchange regulator CONSOB said in a new investigation last week that COVID-19 has increased the economic vulnerability of Italianfamilies.    Approximately 30% of respondents said that they would not be able to face the unexpected expenditure of 1,000 Euros.    A little more than 30% said that their income has decreased in the past […]

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Potrtugal: Tavira celebrated its Mediterranean culinary traditions

The Mayor of Tavira Ana Paula Martins said: “Mediterranean cuisine is rooted in the habits of Tavirenses, which reflects developments in certain areas, namely gastronomy, tourism, culture, sports and education. ”    Second only to Fado, the Mediterranean diet was the second Portuguese project to be included in the Intangible Heritage List of the United […]

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