TRAVEL WARNINGS | Austria Warns Against Travel To Non – EU Western Balkan Countries

VIENNA – Austria has issued travel warnings for Western Balkan countries outside the European Union (E.U) due to a rise in coronavirus infections here, Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg said on Wednesday. The move by Austria, which has close ties to the region, is a particular blow for Serbia and Montenegro, which the EU on Tuesday … Continue reading TRAVEL WARNINGS | Austria Warns Against Travel To Non – EU Western Balkan Countries

TRAVEL | Greece To Welcome Germans, Cypriots, Israelis In First Wave Of Visitors

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Greece will allow travellers from around two dozen countries including Germany, Cyprus and Israel to visit from mid-June without having to be quarantined, government officials said, part of gradual easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions. ‘Travel will be some 20-25 countries whose nationals will be allowed to come’, a government source said, … Continue reading TRAVEL | Greece To Welcome Germans, Cypriots, Israelis In First Wave Of Visitors

BUSINESS NEWS | Macron Wants France To Be Europe’s Top Clean Car Producer

PARIS | FRANCE – President Emmanuel Macron announced an 8 billion euro plan on Tuesday to make France the top producer of clean vehicles in Europe and urge French carmakers to make vehicles in their own country. French car plants are only just starting to rev up production after the coronavirus lockdown, which hit the … Continue reading BUSINESS NEWS | Macron Wants France To Be Europe’s Top Clean Car Producer

ROMANIA | 70% Of Employees Want To Keep Working From Home

BUCHAREST| ROMANIA – Seven in ten employees in Romania want to continue working mostly from home even after Romania emerges from the state of emergency and relaxes restrictions, a survey by Colliers International Showed Monday. Of these, 60% think remote work would be helpful at least one or two days a week and 10% would … Continue reading ROMANIA | 70% Of Employees Want To Keep Working From Home

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | As Italy ends lockdown, Milan mayor rebukes crowds socializing outside

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – The mayor of Milan issued a furious threat on Friday to close down popular open spaces in the city after television footage showed crowed socializing and apparently ignoring public health rules aimed at preventing a resurgence of the coronavirus. Italy loosened some of the toughest lockdown restrictions in Europe on Monday, … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | As Italy ends lockdown, Milan mayor rebukes crowds socializing outside

EUROPE | Romanian Schools, Universities To Stay Shut Until September

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Schools, kindergartens and universities will remain closed in Romania for the rest of the academic year because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, President Klaus Iohannis said Monday, with a re-opening planner for September. ‘We gave up on the idea of reopening schools. It would be impossible, for example, for students to … Continue reading EUROPE | Romanian Schools, Universities To Stay Shut Until September

NEWS | Romania Makes Millions From Handing Out Coronavirus Fines

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Romania has made millions in handing out strict fines over the past month to people who failed to comply with coronavirus restrictions. Citizens of the southeastern European country must fill out an official form before they leave home explaining why they have gone out, which has to be presented with an … Continue reading NEWS | Romania Makes Millions From Handing Out Coronavirus Fines

NEWS | Over 4,000 New Coronavirus Cases In Russia, 44 Deaths

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Russia’s coronavirus crisis centre announced on Monday 4,268 new coronavirus infections over the past day, bringing the tally to 47,121, Russian news agency, TASS, reported. The centre said that 44 new patients have died of coronavirus, bringing the total to 405. Russia has registered a rise in coronavirus cases to 47, … Continue reading NEWS | Over 4,000 New Coronavirus Cases In Russia, 44 Deaths

ROYALS | Princess Beatrice Reviewing Royal Wedding Plans In May Due To Coronavirus Pandemic, Spokesperson Says

After multiple pushbacks, Princess Beatrice and her fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzia are still reviewing their royal wedding plans. The eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, both 60, Beatrice, 31, was scheduled to tie the know with the 37-year-old property developer on May 29 at St. James Palace in London, with a lavish reception … Continue reading ROYALS | Princess Beatrice Reviewing Royal Wedding Plans In May Due To Coronavirus Pandemic, Spokesperson Says

BUSINESS | Italy’s Fashion Leaders Urge Rome To Lift Restrictions On Industry

MILAN | ITALY – Italy’s fashion leaders called on the government on Thursday to loosen restrictions imposed in response to the coronavirus crisis to allow them to resume some production, warning that a prolonged lockdown risked irreparably damaging the sector. ‘Fashion is a seasonal industry, and certain dates are nor compressible. Not reopening shortly would … Continue reading BUSINESS | Italy’s Fashion Leaders Urge Rome To Lift Restrictions On Industry