Monday, June 29, 2009

Border bother for visitors to Italy - G8 Summit

"Tough luck for tourists as Italy tightens its borders. For the next two weeks, Italy is suspending the Schengen Agreement, which abolished border controls within mainland Europe. It is doing this to step up security ahead of the G8 summit in L’Aquila on July 15. It means anyone entering or leaving Italy will now need to show a passport."

Source: euronews

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Slovenia reports 1st case of swine flu -

"The Slovenian Health Ministry has confirmed the country's first case of swine flu in a young woman who recently visited New York.

The ministry says the woman felt symptoms Wednesday while on a plane from New York to Venice in neighboring Italy, from where she returned to Slovenia."