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19/12/20
« on: Saturday, 19 December, 2020 @ 05:15:24 »
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Lorry drivers heading to EU face ham sandwich ban

Lorry drivers will be banned from taking a ham and cheese sandwich or other meat and dairy products from the UK into the EU from 1 January, even if it is just to eat while driving, UK government officials have said.

Personal imports of certain products of animal origin will be prohibited from 11pm on 31 December, a ban which will also apply to tourists travelling to the EU.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/dec/18/lorry-drivers-heading-to-eu-face-ham-sandwich-ban

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« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 19 December, 2020 @ 16:45:45 »
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Greece's largest wildlife refuge appeals for funding

ANIMA, the country’s largest wildlife rescue center, will be faced with a battle for its survival in 2021, unless a way is found to finance its activities.

The Athens-based organization has treated more than 45,000 animals over the past 15 years. And despite being hard hit by financial problems since the beginning of the year, it continues to operate seven days a week.

ANIMA founder Maria Ganoti says the flow of injured animals has not stopped during the pandemic.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/260457/article/ekathimerini/news/greeces-largest-wildlife-refuge-appeals-for-funding

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« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 19 December, 2020 @ 16:54:14 »
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Turkeys ‘kicked hundreds of times and left wounded at farms supplying Sainsbury and Asda’
Exclusive: One man suspended and official investigation launched after witnesses said birds suffered bloody injuries from overcrowding
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/turkey-christmas-sainsbury-asda-bird-supermarket-b1776255.html

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Re: 19/12/20
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 19 December, 2020 @ 20:11:38 »
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Greece Wants Him in Prison. Instead, He’s in the E.U. Parliament.
Leaders of the neo-fascist Golden Dawn party were convicted of running a criminal group. But one is living free in Brussels, immune from extradition as a European Parliament member.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/19/world/europe/Greece-Golden-Dawn-Lagos.html

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Re: 19/12/20
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 19 December, 2020 @ 20:22:17 »
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Covid-19: Christmas rules tightened for England, Scotland and Wales

The planned relaxation of Covid rules for Christmas has been scrapped for large parts of south-east England and cut to just Christmas Day for the rest of England, Scotland and Wales.

From midnight, a new tier four will be introduced in areas including London, Kent, Essex and Bedfordshire.

Elsewhere in England, Scotland and Wales, relaxed indoor mixing rules are cut from five days to Christmas Day.

Those in tier four cannot mix indoors with anyone not from their household.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55379220

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« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 19 December, 2020 @ 20:28:08 »
Meanwhile, in Greece:

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Mass testing to ward off third wave

With a view to preventing the possibility of a third wave of the pandemic, health authorities are resorting to mass nationwide random sampling as of next Monday, December 28, to monitor the spread of the coronavirus.

Accordingly, Gkikas Magiorkinis, an assistant professor of medicine of Athens University and member of the government’s Committee of Experts, presented the testing.gov.gr platform on Friday, through which citizens will be able to apply for a rapid test as of Monday evening. Interested parties must fill in their details, while the application will be registered with a verification code that will be sent to their mobile phone.

Those that are selected randomly will be informed by SMS about the time window and location where they will be tested. The first group will be notified on December 26, and the first appointments will take place on December 28.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/260461/article/ekathimerini/news/mass-testing-to-ward-off-third-wave