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ECDC and EMA recommend 2nd booster shot in summer 2022

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) have updated public health recommendations on the use of additional booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines this summer and in the upcoming autumn and winter seasons. The updated recommendations come amid increasing rates of COVID-19 reporting …

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Omicron set to be Europe’s dominant variant by early 2022, says ECDC

There is a “very high” risk the Omicron variant of Covid-19 will become dominant in Europe by early next year and lead to a growing number of hospital admissions and deaths, the European Union’s public health body said on Wednesday. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said …

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Europe recorded its warmest summer this year, says EU’s Copernicus Service

Europe had its warmest summer on record this year, though only by a small margin over two previous highest temperatures for June-August, European Union scientists said on Tuesday. The EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service said the average surface air temperature in June-August was close to 1.0C above the 1991-2020 average, …

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Patmos and Halkidiki among top “10 secret beaches” in Europe

Patmos and Halkidiki are among the “10 secret beaches” the magazine Travel & Leisure proposes to its millions of readers. These these secluded beaches in Europe offer all of the beautiful views and none of the crowds, the magazine notes. Beach “Psili Ammos” on the island of Patmos is on …

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Biggest Nativity scene in Europe is set up in Thessaloniki (video)

A big Nativity scene has been set up in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, a construction claiming to be the biggest in Europe. Its facade is 15 meters long and it covers an area of 50 square meters. The Nativity scenery does not include only the Holy Family, the angels, the Three …

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Athens among “10 Friendliest Cities in Europe” says CNT

Condé Nast Traveller (CNT) has placed Athens among the 10 Friendliest Cities in Europe with the most smiling, welcoming people, based on the results of its Readers’ Choice Awards for 2020. “While Europe’s best cities are often judged on their ancient history, intricate architecture, unrivalled art scene or amazing restaurants, …

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Four places in Greece among “15 paradisiacal destinations in Europe”

Travel website European Best Destinations has selected the “most paradisiacal destinations in Europe.” Αmong the 15 heavenly places on European earth are also four located in Greece. Below are the Greek paradisiacal destinations with a very brief description and the rank they have achieved on the list of 15. 3. …

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Sweden lifts non-essential travel restriction for Greece, 9 other European countries

Sweden will lift its advice against non-essential travel to 10 European countries from June 30, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday. The countries are Greece, Croatia, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, France, Iceland, Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg. For other European countries the advice against non-essential travel will still apply. A recommendation …

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Erdogan opened gates to refugees and migrants to Greece, EU (videos)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has played his long-standing blackmail card: he opened the gates to refugees and migrants to Greece and Europe.Turkish television channels have been broadcasting footage showing Syrian refugees and migrants from other countries walking towards Greece and Europe, after the Turkish Gendarmerie opened the Syrian gates …

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Mitsotakis: Europe is treating “Greece as convenient ‘storage’ for refugees & migrants

“Europe is treating first arrival countries like Greece as convenient ‘storage’ for refugees and migrants. Is this European solidarity?” Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in an interview with German daily Handelsblatt on Tuesday. At the same time, he announced the hiring of additional personnel to better manage refugees and …

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Erdogan: “Turkey could release ISIS militants, send them to Europe”

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Europeans that “Turkey could release all the ISIS  prisoners and send them to Europe, together with millions of refugees and migrants.” Erdogan’s threats are Turkey’s response to the EU sanctions over Cyprus. Speaking to reporters before his visit to the United States, Erdogan also said …

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Turkey to send ISIS terrorists back to their European countries of origin

Turkey will send all 1,200 ISIS terrorists of foreign origin arrested during the Syria operation back to their countries, Ankara said on Monday. “Turkey will send all detained foreign Daesh terrorists to their countries of origin even if their citizenship have been revoked, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu announced. Reiterating Turkey’s …

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Erdogan to EU: “Bombs will explode on your streets, terrorists will use their guns, vandals will ravage”

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has claimed that European countries support terrorists and threatened “The terrorist snake you are breeding with your hands will one day turn against you and bite you. You will understand the mistake you commit when bombs will explode on your streets, terrorists will use their guns …

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Greek authorities on high alert for jihadists escaping from Syrian prisons

Greek security officials have been placed on high alert due to concerns that Islamic State jihadists who have escaped from North Syrian prison may seek their repatriation in Europe, using Greece as a bridge. In cooperation with the Europol, the Greeks will try to tighten security in the country’s land …

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Erdogan threatens to flood Europe with 3.6 million Syrian refugees

Defending Europe’s condemnation of Turkey’s offensive in Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to open the door for 3.6 million Syrian refugees, currently in Turkey, and send them to Europe. Claiming that his critics “are not honest”, Erdogan told a meeting of his AK Party on Thursday that he would …

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Erdogan reloaded: He threatens Europe with 5.5mn Syrian refugees

For a third consecutive time in just a couple of days, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to flood the European Union with 5.5 million Syrian refugees. “If they [EU] don’t help us in this struggle of ours, we will not be able to hinder the 3.5 million refugees in …

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