Europe Archive

Greece to open borders for summer tourism

On June 15, flights to Athens and Thessaloniki airports will resume for countries with a good epidemiological profile. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis introduced “Restart Tourism,” Greece’s new campaign for the 2020 season, at Zappeion Hall on Thursday with a short promotional video targeting a foreign audience.

EU condemns violence in reaction to US protests

EU foreign affairs chief called the death of George Floyd an abuse of power and urged a de-escalation of tensions. The EU supports the right to peaceful protest, and it condemns violence and all forms of racism, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told

Britain to start trial of 5 new drugs for coronavirus

Sixty patients for each drug will need to be assessed over the next few months. Britain will start trials of five new drugs as part of efforts to fight the novel coronavirus, local media reported on Monday. Scientists in the country are looking to

Belgium enters in normalisation process

Belgian people are seen in the queue to enter a shopping centre while observing social distancing rules. On March 18, Belgium entered into the second phase of reopening the economy after the coronavirus lockdown. 9,334 HAVE DIED SO FAR Children have returned to schools,

Germany to lift travel warning for 31 countries

The country had issued the worldwide travel warning on March 17th – a step that is unprecedented to date – and extended it on April 29th. The German government wants to end a travel warning for tourist trips to 31 European countries from June

Spain reports 35 new deaths in last 24 hours

Fernando Simon, Spain’s chief epidemiologist, told a press conference on Monday this new way of reporting gives a more up-to-date and accurate picture of events. Under a new reporting system, Spain on Tuesday said that 35 deaths from coronavirus had been confirmed in the

EuroLeague season cancelled due to pandemic fear

The current EuroLeague and EuroCup clubs sealed their places for next season which will begin on Oct. 1 and Sept. 30, 2020, respectively. The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and EuroCup basketball tournaments Monday have become the latest major sports events canceled due to the coronavirus

Denmark to let separated cross-border couples to meet

The Danish police said couples would need to show shared text messages, private photos or personal information about their partner. Denmark eased its border controls with other Nordic countries and Germany on Monday, allowing cross-border couples separated by the coronavirus lockdown to meet again

UK death toll rises as Johnson signals reopening schools

Speaking to the reporters, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reaffirmed his plan that primary schools in England should open in a week. The United Kingdom’s death toll from confirmed cases of coronavirus rose by 118 to 36,793, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday.

Spain’s tourism season expected to start soon

Spanish Tourism Minister announced that foreign tourists can book holidays in Spain from July. Foreign tourists can book vacations in Spain from July as the two-week self-quarantine for overseas travellers is likely to be suspended by then, the tourism minister said on Monday. THE