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  • Thursday, February 15th 2024 - 10:54 UTC

    A first-time traveler’s safety guide to a European holiday

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    Visiting Europe and the UK is an experience with few equals. The diversity between nations, with such proximity between them all, creates a melting pot of different cultures, histories, and languages, intertwined by geography. Visiting for the first time can be a little daunting, with so much to see and do. Being far from home, your goal is always going to be creating lasting memories but there are also considerations of safety that need to be taken into account. We’ve compiled some crucial tips to ensure a secure and enjoyable trip to the European continent.

  • Tuesday, October 3rd 2023 - 20:20 UTC

    Avian flu, France planning to vaccinate some 60 million ducks

    In Europe's only mass-vaccination campaign against avian influenza, the two-jab course is obligatory for ducklings, from as young as 10 days old

    Some 60 million ducks are to be vaccinated in France over the next year as the country embarks on a campaign to combat bird flu and put an end to mass culls, which cost the poultry industry millions every year.

  • Tuesday, August 29th 2023 - 09:20 UTC

    “Technical issue” in UK's air control system slows traffic and partly spreads to Europe

    “We are continuing to work hard to resolve the technical issue,” NATS wrote in an update to its initial statement on Monday

    UK's air traffic control service on Monday said that because of a “technical issue” it had been forced to slow takeoffs and landings across the UK. However, the National Air Traffic Service (NATS) also said that Britain's airspace was not closed, despite the disruptions.

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 2023 - 10:49 UTC

    Spanish Civil Guard seizes 700 kilos of cocaine headed to Europe via Canary Islands

    The Spanish Guardia Civil raided a suspicious Polish flagged vessel headed for Canary Islands and uncovered 700 kilograms of cocaine on it

    Europol has supported the Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) in dismantling a criminal organization smuggling large quantities of cocaine from South America to the European Union via the Canary Islands. The operation also involved law enforcement authorities from Croatia, Italy and Serbia. The investigation identified a significant threat; criminal organizations' increasing ability to collaborate closely and deploy members to different locations for longer periods to enable large-scale drug trafficking. The international cooperation of law enforcement authorities across the EU was therefore crucial for intercepting the suspects and halting their criminal activities.

  • Tuesday, July 18th 2023 - 10:38 UTC

    EU to invest € 45 billion in Latin America and Caribbean

    Europe “aspires to be the partner of choice for Latin America and the Caribbean,” Von der Leyen said

    European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced Monday an investment of € 45 billion over several years for Latin American and Caribbean economies through the Global Gateway program, the EU's response to massive Chinese undertakings in the region.

  • Thursday, July 6th 2023 - 11:13 UTC

    Brazilian syndicate flooding Europe with cocaine, in fruit shipments, busted in operation led by Europol

    This series of arrests follows the June 2022 seizure of 800 kilos of cocaine hidden in a container of frozen acai berries originating from Brazil, in Sines, Portugal.

    A number of actions have been carried out over recent months in Brazil, Spain and Portugal, with the support of Europol, to target the members of a Brazilian highly professional criminal syndicate flooding Europe with cocaine.

  • Thursday, November 24th 2022 - 13:18 UTC

    World tourism closing on pre-pandemic levels; Europe records strongest recovery

    Results were boosted by strong pent-up demand, improved confidence levels and the lifting of restrictions in an increasing number of destinations.

    An estimated 700 million tourists traveled internationally between January and September, more than double (+133%) the number recorded for the same period in 2021. This equates to 63% of 2019 levels and puts the sector on course to reach 65% of its pre-pandemic levels this year, in line with UNWTO scenarios. Results were boosted by strong pent-up demand, improved confidence levels and the lifting of restrictions in an increasing number of destinations.

  • Thursday, November 3rd 2022 - 10:23 UTC

    WMO warns temperatures in Europe rising twice as fast

    “Europe can play a decisive role in the emergence of a carbon-neutral society by mid-century, to meet the Paris Agreement,” said Taalas

    Temperatures in Europe have gone up at a pace of about 0.5 °C per decade between 1991 and 2021, according to the United Nations' World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the European climate change service Copernicus.

  • Wednesday, August 24th 2022 - 10:07 UTC

    Two thirds of Europe threatened by the worst drought in “at least 500 years”, EC climate report

    The reports says 47% of Europe is under warning conditions, with a clear deficit of soil moisture. A further 17% is in a state of alert, in which vegetation is affected

    The European Commission Joint Research Center has reported that two thirds of the European continent is threatened by drought, the worst “for at least 500 years”. European Commission spokesperson Johannes Bahrke said on Tuesday.

  • Monday, June 6th 2022 - 15:36 UTC

    Although still below 2019 levels, tourism arrivals picking up in Europe and the Americas

    WTO data shows that during the first quarter of 2022, Europe welcomed almost four times as many international arrivals (+280%) as in Q1 of 2021

    The World Tourism Organization is reporting that tourism continues to recover at a strong pace. Globally, destinations welcomed almost three times as many international arrivals in the first quarter of 2022 as in the same period of 2021, with Europe leading the sector’s rebound. Experts are also looking into the future with more optimism.