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Remember your beautiful interview with a Ukrainian couple, where the woman fled to Greece and the husband stayed behind? And a new lawsuit suggests the founders of a notorious crypto project that once held $800 million live there, too. Leaked org charts show Oracle's cloud leaders after major organizational changes at the company. The chart features the people who report up to Larry Ellison as well as Don Johnson, Oracle's cloud and AI leader. Plus, for more of our latest coverage of Oracle:This week's quote:"There are certain things that I would probably not do again.
Persons: Matt Turner, Rebeca Ibarra, Dave Smith, Matt Weinberger, It's, Dave, let's, Anna Kim, Marcus, Mark Zuckerberg, Alex Wong, Vicky Leta, tony, Jayson Liang, OlympusDAO, , Larry Ellison, Justin Sullivan, Don Johnson, Paul Manafort, Jordan Parker Erb, Sarah Belle Lin, Lisa Ryan Organizations: Apple, Accenture, Facebook, Workers, Oracle, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Ukrainian, Greece, Marcus, Austin , Texas, tony Weston , Connecticut
Jason Poole is a Nashville, Tenn.-based travel agent, who specializes in cruises and European travel. My travel agent always told me she thought I would be great at it and after turning her down many times, I joined her team. Now people are searching for great travel agents – especially those with authorityWhen I started out, I often had to convince people of the benefits of using a travel agent. I'd tell people at cocktail parties that I was a travel agent, and always get the same response: 'They're still around?' People thought since they could book things on the internet, they didn't need a travel agent.
Persons: Jason Poole, Jason Poole's, Jamie Killin, I've, I'm, It's Organizations: Service, Cruise Planners Locations: Nashville, Tenn, I've, Europe, Santorini, Greece
So much so, the European Union is regularly checking devices. Investigations into spyware should now “involve a check of the phones of all politicians and top level officials,” Sophie in ’t Veld, the chairwoman of the European Parliament’s special committee on spyware, wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. “To get a full picture of the spying activity by governments.”Greece has now vaulted to the top of the worry list. Allies of Mr. Mitsotakis, a staunch defender of Ukraine, have argued that the scandal is not just a threat to Greek stability, but to the common cause against Russia. While he stressed he was not blaming Russia for the hacking, he added that Russia had exerted influence in Greece before, “So if they did it in the past.
Persons: ” Sophie, , Mitsotakis, Putin, , Adonis Georgiadis Organizations: European Union, Twitter, Democracy Locations: Europe, , Greece, Ukraine, Russia, Turkey
A view shows burning trees, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11, 2022. REUTERS/Stephane MaheSAINT-MAGNE, France, Aug 11 (Reuters) - High temperatures and a worsening drought brought a high risk of new fires breaking out in southwestern France, officials said on Friday, even after an overnight reprieve held a monster wildfire that has been raging for days in check. The risk of new fires is "very severe" considering the weather conditions, the Gironde prefecture said. Temperatures as high as 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) were expected in the southwest, with high temperatures also expected across much of France, France's official weather forecast Meteo France said. The heatwave - officially France's third this summer - was set to ebb on Saturday and end on Sunday with storms, it said.
Persons: Stephane Mahe, MAGNE, Ronan Leaustic, Serra, Pascal Martin, Myriam, Manuel Ausloos, Geert de Clercq, Farouq Suleiman, Andrei Khalip, Michael Hogan, Ingrid Melander, Alison Williams Organizations: REUTERS, Stephane Mahe SAINT, Estrela, Europe, Thomson Locations: Gironde, France, Germany, Romania, Greece, Bordeaux, Brittany, Europe, Portugal, England, French, Jura
Air Canada passengers say they slept on the floor of Toronto Airport after their flights were canceled. Passengers told CBC they were given yoga mats to sleep on instead of hotel beds. Staff told passengers they couldn't offer compensation, food vouchers, or hotel accommodation, according to Sherefa. Yumin said that Air Canada only provided yoga mats after she asked airline staff whether it could provide beds for stranded passengers. His flight was ultimately canceled and Air Canada told him no hotels were available, he said.
Persons: Fatima Sherefa, Sherefa, Julie Yumin, Yumin, Silvino Braga, Bryce Kuharski, Toronto Pearson, TUI Organizations: Air, Airport, Passengers, CBC, Service, Air Canada, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Staff, Sherefa, Winnipeg, Sunday, Toronto Pearson's Locations: Toronto, Winnipeg, Geraldton, Australia, Scotland, Greece
A woman says a stranger drove her family from Seattle to Vancouver after their flight was canceled. In an interview with Canadian news outlet Daily Hive Urbanized, Smith said: "The lineup at the airport was just all the way down the aisle. An Air Canada spokesperson told Daily Hive Urbanized that the flight was canceled because the third-party provider that operates the airline's flights from Seattle didn't have enough staff. Air Canada did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment made outside of normal working hours. One passenger told Insider that Air Canada lost her dress when she flew to Greece for sister's wedding and then delayed her return home by more than 24 hours.
Persons: Chelsea Smith, Smith, Annie Nguyen, Nguyen Organizations: Seattle, Service, Air Canada, Tacoma Airport, Air, An Air Canada, Daily Locations: Seattle, Vancouver, Air Canada, Washington, Greece
Europe is racing to set up floating units to handle imports of liquefied natural gas, as it tries to resolve an energy crisis. Offshore LNG units are headed to Finland and Italy in 2022, among the 25 due to arrive in Europe in coming years. The situation has sent European prices for natural gas soaring, and Dutch TTF natural gas futures have risen over 600% in a year, according to ICE Exchange data. Italy plans four floating gas import terminals in total, while Greece is aiming for five, according to S&P Global. Read more: This map shows where Europe gets its natural gas - and why economic disaster is looming if Russia cuts off its fuel supply
Persons: , Goldman Sachs, wean, Steven Kobos, Golar, isn't, Stefano Venier, they're Organizations: Offshore, Service, New York Times, ICE Exchange, P, Excelerate Energy, Europe Locations: Europe, Russia, Finland, Italy, Estonia, Ukraine, Argentina, Greece, Germany
The Liberian-flagged oil tanker Ice Energy transfers crude oil from the Iranian-flagged oil tanker Lana (former Pegas), off the shore of Karystos, on the Island of Evia, Greece, May 26, 2022. REUTERS/Costas Baltas/File PhotoATHENS, Aug 12 (Reuters) - An Iranian-flagged tanker is reloading oil that was confiscated by the United States earlier this year after Greek authorities approved the release of the cargo, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. The case has strained relations between Athens and Tehran amid growing tensions between Iran and the United States after Washington hired a tanker in April to impound the oil onboard the Lana tanker, which had been anchored off Greece. The removal of oil from the Lana, formerly the Pegas, prompted Iranian forces in May to seize two Greek tankers in the Middle East Gulf, which have not yet been released. "Instead, this decision by the Greek courts tells Iran that there are no repercussions for its hijacking of tankers," Jungman told Reuters.
Persons: Costas Baltas, Lana, Washington, Claire Jungman, Jungman, Renee Maltezou, Jonathan Saul, Mark Potter Organizations: Liberian, Ice Energy, REUTERS, United, Washington, U.S . State Department, Nuclear, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Karystos, Evia, Greece, ATHENS, Iranian, United States, Athens, Tehran, Iran, East Gulf, Piraeus, U.S, Nuclear Iran
Rising global food prices and shortages of grain and fertilizer stemming from the war in Ukraine could create further economic turmoil, risk analysts said. Still, risk analysts say they are keeping a close eye on global food prices. Fertilizer prices have reached record highs, with far-reaching consequences for farmers, agricultural yields and food prices. Newsletter Sign-up WSJ | Risk and Compliance Journal Our Morning Risk Report features insights and news on governance, risk and compliance. “I do think the circumstances in the short term will be extremely difficult.”Mr. Robson added that in the longer term—12 to 18 months—steps could be taken to increase global food production and improve the situation.
Persons: , Srdjan Todorovic, Nick Robson, McLennan Cos, , Jimena Blanco, WSJ’s Patrick Thomas, Ryan, Marsh, Mr, Robson, Verisk, Ms, Blanco, Allianz’s Mr, Todorovic, Laura Burns, Richard Vanderford Organizations: Allianz Global Corporate, Specialty, Allianz, Marsh, United, Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations Locations: Ukraine, Germany, London, Marsh, United Nations, Americas, Peru, Greece, Sri, Sri Lanka, Russia, North Africa, Asia, Turkey, Brazil
Food and fertilizer shortages, which are still stinging nearly six months after Russia invaded Ukraine, could drive countries already facing economic trouble into civil unrest, experts said. Fertilizer prices have reached record highs, with far-reaching consequences for farmers, agricultural yields and food prices. Newsletter Sign-up WSJ | Risk and Compliance Journal Our Morning Risk Report features insights and news on governance, risk and compliance. “I do think the circumstances in the short term will be extremely difficult.”Mr. Robson added that in the longer term—12 to 18 months—steps could be taken to increase global food production and improve the situation. Businesses are increasingly using technology to examine their supply chains to determine how unrest might impact their operations, said Verisk Maplecroft’s Ms. Blanco.
Persons: , Srdjan Todorovic, , Jimena Blanco, WSJ’s Patrick Thomas, Ryan, Gotabaya, Marsh, Nick Robson, Mr, Robson, Verisk, Ms, Blanco, Allianz’s Mr, Todorovic, Laura Burns, Richard Vanderford Organizations: Allianz Global Corporate, Specialty, United, Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations, World Bank ., Sri, Locations: Russia, Ukraine, United Nations, East, North Africa, Americas, Belarus, Peru, Greece, Sri, Asia, Turkey, Brazil, London, Marsh
Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register"It's an ogre, a monster," said Gregory Allione from the French firefighters body FNSPF said. Heatwaves, floods and crumbling glaciers in recent weeks have heightened concerns over climate change and the increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather across the globe. CLIMATE CHANGE RISKSWith successive heatwaves baking Europe this summer, bringing record temperatures and unprecedented droughts, renewed focus has been placed on climate change risks to farming, industry and livelihoods. In Spain, electrical storms triggered new wildfires and hundreds of people were evacuated from the path of one blaze in the province of Caceres. Macron's office said extra fire-fighting aircraft were arriving from Greece and Sweden, while Germany, Austria, Romania and Poland were all deploying firefighters to help tackle wildfires in France.
Persons: Stephane Mahe, Emmanuel Macron, Gregory Allione, FNSPF, Josef Aschbacher, Aschbacher, Gaetano Russo, Russo, Serra, Macron, Firefighters, We're, we're, Jean, Louis Dartiailh, Richard Lough Organizations: REUTERS, France ESA, European Space Agency, European Union, Reuters, Estrela, Radio Classique, Thomson Locations: Hostens, Gironde, France, HOSTENS, Spain, Portugal, Europe, Britain, Russia, Ukraine, Swiss, Germany, Palermo, Sicily, England, Wales, Caceres, Greece, Sweden, Austria, Romania, Poland, Belin
The Chinese national flag is seen in Beijing, China April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File PhotoVILNIUS, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Latvia and Estonia have withdrawn from a cooperation framework between China and over a dozen Central and Eastern European countries on Thursday, following in the footsteps of Lithuania which withdrew last May. The move comes during Western criticism towards China for escalating military pressure on Taiwan, a democratically-ruled island that China claims as its own territory. The Chinese embassies in Riga, Latvia and Tallinn, Estonia did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The European Union regards China as a strategic rival in some areas, but seeks to encourage Beijing to reform trade rules at the World Trade Organization.
Persons: Thomas Peter, Latvia's, Augustas Stankevicius, Terje Solvik, Joanna Plucinska, Josie Kao Organizations: REUTERS, Foreign Ministry, Reuters, Reuters.com, China, World Trade Organization, Beijing, Thomson Locations: Beijing, China, VILNIUS, Latvia, Estonia, Eastern, Lithuania, Taiwan, Baltic, Central, Riga, Tallinn, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia
Zverev targets Davis Cup and hopes to play in U.S Open
  + stars: | 2022-08-11 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register"Every day it really gets better. That's why I don't want to say that I'm not playing the U.S Open yet." Germany face France, Belgium and Australia in Group C of the Davis Cup in Zverev's home city of Hamburg from Sept. 13-18. If they progress from the group phase they wll play in the knockout stage of the finals in Malaga in November. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Tommy Lund in Gdansk; Editing by Ken FerrisOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Germany's Alexander Zverev, Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas, Carlos Perez, Gallardo, Alexander Zverev, Rafael Nadal, Zverev, Tommy Lund, Ken Ferris Organizations: Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas REUTERS, Germany, U.S, Davis, Thomson Locations: Acapulco, Mexico, Germany, France, Belgium, Australia, Zverev's, Hamburg, Malaga, Gdansk
Greek president calls for investigation of wiretapping scandal
  + stars: | 2022-08-10 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com   time to read: +1 min
Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou called on Tuesday for an investigation into the tapping of a political leader’s phone by the intelligence service (EYP). The scandal broke last week amid growing concern in the European Union about the use of spyware software and sparked uproar at home, with opposition parties labelling the revelations Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s personal Watergate. In a statement, Sakellaropoulou said that protecting the right to privacy was “a fundamental condition of a democratic and liberal society” and that the respect of democracy transcends politics. “It requires the immediate and full clarification of the wiretapping case,” she said. Earlier that day, EYP’s chief and Mitsotakis’s chief of staff were sacked.
Persons: Katerina Sakellaropoulou, Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s, Sakellaropoulou, , Greece’s, Nikos Androulakis, EYP Organizations: European Union, Greece’s Socialist PASOK Locations: European
ATHENS, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Greece will exit the European Union's so-called enhanced surveillance framework on August 20, its finance minister said on Wednesday, a move that will allow the country greater freedom in making economic policy. "After 12 years ... a difficult chapter for our country comes to a close," said the minister, Christos Staikouras. "Greece returns to a European normality and will no longer be an exception in the euro zone." Greece's emergence from enhanced surveillance will mean more degrees of freedom in implementing economic policy and will bring closer the country's goal to regain the "investment grade" status, Staikouras said. The surveillance framework had been intended to ensure the continued adoption of measures to tackle potential sources of economic difficulty and structural reforms to support sustainable economic growth.
Persons: Christos Staikouras, Valdis Dombrovskis, Paolo Gentiloni, Staikouras, George Georgiopoulos, Clarence Fernandez Organizations: European Union, Reuters.com Register, EU, Thomson Locations: ATHENS, Greece, Athens, Reuters.com Register Athens
ATHENS, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Dozens of migrants are reported missing from a sunken boat after Greece's coastguard rescued 29 in the Aegean Sea on Wednesday. The rescued migrants said their boat had set out from Antalya, Turkey, heading towards Italy with 60 to 80 people aboard, according to a coastguard spokesperson. It had capsized and sunk off the island of Karpathos in the southern Aegean, spokesperson Nikos Kokkalas told state television. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterThe rescued migrants were Afghans, Iranians and Iraqis, another coastguard official said on condition of anonymity. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Angeliki Koutantou; Editing by Bradley PerrettOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Nikos Kokkalas, Angeliki Koutantou, Bradley Perrett Organizations: Greece's coastguard, coastguard, Thomson Locations: ATHENS, Antalya, Turkey, Italy, Karpathos, Greece, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan
HOSTENS, France, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Wildfires tore through the Gironde region of southwestern France on Wednesday, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of 10,000 residents, some of whom had clambered onto rooftops as the flames got closer. Dozens of wildfires are ablaze across the country, including at least eight major ones. Even so, some Hostens residents were reluctant to abandon their homes. The Gironde was hit by major wildfires in July which destroyed more than 20,000 hectares of forest and temporarily forced almost 40,000 people from their homes. In the Maine et Loire department in western France, more than 1,200 hectares have been scorched by another fire.
Persons: Beliet, Camille Delay, Allisson Horan, I'm, Martin Guespereau, Gerald Darmanin, Stephane Mahe, Benoit Van Overstraeten, Richard Lough, Ingrid Melander, Jane Merriman, Alexandra Hudson, Mark Heinrich Our Organizations: Reuters.com Register France, Facebook, Firefighters, Sdis33, REUTERS Read, Thomson Locations: HOSTENS, France, Gironde, Landes, Europe, Belin, Hostens, Sweden, Italy, Portugal, Lisbon, Spain, Greece, Lozere, Aveyron, Maine, Loire, Paris
According to travel agency Squaremouth, the average travel insurance premium is currently $293, up from $283 last week. Travel insurance weekly rates at a glance:Average premium: $292.77Average trip cost: $5,930.69Average trip length: 16 daysAverage cost of travel insurance by tripThe more you spend on your hotels, flights, and pre-booked activities, and the longer you're traveling, the more you'll spend on travel insurance. According to the US Travel Insurance Association, travel insurance generally costs from 4% to 8% of the total trip. We calculated the average cost of travel insurance for both domestic and international travel using the lower and upper ends of that range. When calculating your travel insurance premium, travel insurance providers consider the likelihood of a medical emergency.
Persons: We're, Alpha, Z, X Organizations: Squaremouth, US Travel Insurance Association, SquareMouth, Boomers, Chase Sapphire Locations: Italy, Mexico, Canada, France, Israel, Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Greece, AAA
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan gets briefed onboard Turkey's new drill ship Abdulhamid Han at Tasucu port during a ceremony in the Mediterranean city of Mersin, Turkey August 9, 2022. Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERSISTANBUL, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Turkey resumed its hydrocarbon drilling operations in the eastern Mediterranean on Tuesday after a two year hiatus, though President Tayyip Erdogan said its new drill ship would operate outside waters also claimed by Cyprus. The Abdulhamid Han, Turkey's fourth drill ship, will operate 55 kilometres off the Gazipasa region in the southern coastal province of Antalya, Erdogan said. We do not need to receive permission or consent from anyone for this," he said, speaking at a ceremony to launch the ship in Turkey's coastal Mersin province. Turkey has not sent a drill ship to the eastern Mediterranean since the withdrawal of the Yavuz drill ship from contested waters in September 2020.
Persons: Tayyip Erdogan, Han, Erdogan, We've, Giannis Oikonomou, Yavuz, Ali Kucukgocmen, Ezgi, Angeliki Koutantou, Louise Heavens, Jane Merriman Organizations: Presidential Press, REUTERS, Thomson Locations: Mersin, Turkey, REUTERS ISTANBUL, Cyprus, Antalya, Greece, Athens, Europe, Ankara, Fatih
Brokers in France, Portugal, Italy, and Greece are seeing jumps in interest from overseas buyers. Demand from international homebuyers has increased across Europe, brokers said in an August 3 market report from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. France, Italy, Greece, and Portugal are capturing the most attention from US buyers, according to a 2022 report from Sotheby's International Realty. Sotheby's told Bloomberg that Americans were responsible for 12% of the brokerage's Italian real-estate purchases in the first quarter. Greece and Portugal, for example, make it fairly easy for Americans — or residents of any nation — to settle into the country via its "golden-visa" programs.
Persons: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Marcus Benussi, Stephanie Synclair, Synclair, Sotheby's, Ugo Bagration, Berkshire, Spain —, Knight Frank, Knight Frank's, Paulo Fernandes Organizations: Service, Berkshire Hathaway, Sotheby's International, Brokers, Bloomberg, Paris Ouest Sotheby's Locations: France, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Europe, Berkshire, COVID, Rome, Lake Como, Atlanta, Georgia, Mussomeli, Italian, Marbella, Spain, Paris, Provence
Leaders of 15 low-lying Pacific island nations declared climate change their "single greatest existential threat" at a mid-July summit in Fiji's capital, Suva. REUTERS/Loren ElliottBRUSSELS, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Tensions are mounting ahead of this year's U.N. climate summit, as vulnerable countries ramp up demands for rich countries to pay compensation for losses inflicted on the world’s poorest people by climate change. But now rich countries are being affected as well," said Saleemul Huq, an adviser to the Climate Vulnerable Forum group of 55 countries. Wealthy countries also failed to deliver a promise for $100 billion a year by 2020 to help poor countries lower emissions and prepare for climate change. It means put your hand in your pocket and bring out a dollar, a euro, a yen and put it on the table for the victims of climate change," Huq said.
Persons: Loren Elliott BRUSSELS, Sharm El Sheikh, That's, Saleemul Huq, Huq, , Matthew Samuda, COP26, Everything's, Alex Scott, Madeleine Diouf Sarr, Annalena Baerbock, Kate Abnett, Mark John, Katy Daigle, Josie Kao Organizations: REUTERS, Finance, HOPE, Thomson Locations: Veivatuloa Village, Fiji, Fiji's, Suva, Sharm El, Egypt, Morocco, Greece, Canada, Gambia, China, We've, Bonn, Germany, Ukraine, United States, U.N, Pacific, Palau
The public hasn't always been in favor of the project. "When it started it faced a lot of criticism because big deals in Greece, especially before the [debt] crisis, were criticized that something suspicious was behind it," Athanasiou told Insider. Xinhua News Agency/Getty ImagesIn late 2014, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras renegotiated Lamda's contract to require more public open space in the development, the Greek Reporter said. The project also faced political backlash and concerns over potential archeological finds at the site. "It took many years for things to develop because of the Greek public administration," he told Insider in July, adding that he thinks public opinion has come around.
Persons: Athanasiou, Alexis Tsipras Organizations: Hellinikon Airport, Xinhua News Agency, Reporter Locations: Greece
STATE RESPONSESIn 2022, responses to rising food, oil and utility prices in the United States, Europe and emerging markets are all rooted in the same millennia-old traditions. In every case, shortages of food and energy have a price as well as a physical component. If food and energy are unaffordable for ordinary households and businesses, it doesn't matter if they are still physically available. RATIONING AND SUBSIDYPrices and market mechanisms will almost always ensure food and energy remain available for households and businesses with sufficient financial resources to pay. For reasons of social equity as well as political stability, governments usually seek to modify the price-based distribution of food and fuel.
Persons: Todd Korol, Jones, Geoffrey Rickman, Rickman, Wong, Hatcher, Levy, Payton, Smith, Qing, John Kemp, David Evans Organizations: REUTERS, U.S . Strategic Petroleum Reserve, International Energy, White House, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Edmonton , Alberta, Canada, Athens, Greece, Rome, Eurasia, London, England, The City, U.S, China's, United States, Europe
Wildfires in Europe burn second-biggest area on record
  + stars: | 2022-08-04 | by ( Kate Abnett | ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
A dozen European countries have suffered major blazes this year, forcing thousands to evacuate and destroying homes and businesses. Wildfires have burned 600,731 hectares in EU countries this year so far, the data showed. Climate change is exacerbating fires, by increasing the hot and dry conditions that help them spread faster, burn longer and rage more intensely. The JRC data covers wildfires bigger than 30 hectares, so if smaller fires were included the total burned would be even higher. But without steep cuts to the greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change, scientists concur that heatwaves, wildfires and other climate impacts will worsen significantly.
Persons: Victor Resco de, Kate Abnett, John Chalmers, Janet Lawrence Organizations: REUTERS, European Union's, Research, Spain's Lleida University, Southern, Thomson Locations: Bushat, Shkoder, Albania, BRUSSELS, Europe, Italy, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Victor Resco de Dios, Portugal, Greece, Germany, Slovenia, Czech Republic
Spain is putting temperature limits on public air conditioning this summer. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez last week urged office workers to remove their ties to save energy on air conditioning, The Guardian reported. Summers in Spain can be hot, with temperatures typically over 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius). Last month, the city of Pamplona in northern Spain reported a record-breaking 108.14 degrees Fahrenheit (42.3 degrees Celsius) during a continent-wide heat wave. Similarly, Greece has also implemented measures that include setting air conditioners to a minimum of 81 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer, and using more window shields in public buildings, Bloomberg reported.
Persons: , Euronews, Pedro Sánchez, I'm, I've, Summers, Vasilis Kikilias, Germany's Organizations: Service, Spanish, Guardian, Gazprom, Bloomberg Locations: Spain, Spanish, Pamplona, Russia, Europe, Ukraine, Poland, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hanover, France, Greece
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