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Tesla Might Accept Bitcoin Again Says Elon Musk

Tesla Might Accept Bitcoin Again Says Elon Musk Elon Musk at a SpaceX demonstration. Credit: Public Domain Tesla founder Elon Musk tweeted on Sunday that the company would resume acceptance of Bitcoin when mining is done with clean energy. The electric car maker will allow bitcoin transactions again “when there’s confirmation of reasonable (~50 per […]

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PM Mitsotakis meets with Albanian PM Edi Rama

PM Mitsotakis meets with Albanian PM Edi Rama Greek-Albanian relations and the European course of the Western Balkans – for which Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated Greece’s steadfast support – were the focus of a meeting between the Greek premier and Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama before the start of NATO’s Summit in Brussels. The […]

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Gennimata: New labour law serves major private interests

Gennimata: New labour law serves major private interests Opposition Movement for Change (KINAL) leader Fofi Gennimata on Monday once more accused the government that its new labour bill serves only major private interests. Gennimata made the statement during a visit to Hellenic Aerospace Industry, where she was briefed by the management and talked with workers. […]

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Mitsotakis urges Johnson to lift travel restrictions for Greece

Mitsotakis urges Johnson to lift travel restrictions for Greece Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called on British counterpart Boris Johnson on Monday to revise the travel restrictions for Greece which has remained on the UK’s “amber list,” requiring travelers to quarantine for 10 days on return to the country and taking two pre-booked Covid-19 tests whilst […]

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EU Finalizes Vaccine Certificate, Addresses Regional Variant Concerns

EU Finalizes Vaccine Certificate, Addresses Regional Variant Concerns Credit: Greek Reporter The Presidents of the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission made the EU Digital vaccine certificate official, marking the end of the legislative process and ensuring that inter country travel on the continent would be made as effortless as […]

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Athens: 60 million euros have been invested by film productions this year

Athens: 60 million euros have been invested by film productions this year With the aim of developing film tourism in Athens, the Minister of Tourism Mr. Haris Theocharis and the Mayor of Athens Mr. Costas Bakogiannis signed today a memorandum of cooperation, inaugurating a series of joint actions, within the Athens Film Office of the […]

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Finance Ministry beats local authorities’ reluctance

Finance Ministry beats local authorities’ reluctance The agencies of the Finance Ministry beat the reluctance of local authorities and managed to obtain details about the market prices and zone details of numerous areas around the country so as to calculate the taxable rates, known as “objective values” and announced a week ago. The ministry’s system […]

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1987: The Year Greece Began Its Love Affair with Basketball

1987: The Year Greece Began Its Love Affair with Basketball Niko Galis lifts the European trophy in a magical night for Greek basketball on June 14, 1987 Up until 1987, basketball in Greece was as mediocre as Greek football usually is at a European level. Yet on June 14, 1987, something miraculous happened and Greeks […]

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Diagnostic centers are available to tourists through Visit Greece App

Diagnostic centers are available to tourists through Visit Greece App Tourists are now able to be informed, through a special section and an interactive map of the country, about the places where they can undergo a covid-19 diagnostic test, both during their stay in Greece and before returning to their homeland. This is feature on […]

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Malamatina consolidation plan was discussed in the Thessaloniki First Instance Court

Malamatina consolidation plan was discussed in the Thessaloniki First Instance Court After two postponments, the application for the ratification of the consolidation plan of the historic Malamatina winery, submitted by the Thessalian group of companies Mantis, was finally discussed today in the Multi-Member Court of First Instance of Thessaloniki. The court ruling is expected in […]

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Editorial To Vima: Beyond all expectation

Editorial To Vima: Beyond all expectation Last winter, the basic hypothesis of doctors, epidemiologists, virologists, and economists was that the COVID-19 pandemic would predominate and that economic, social, and political conditions would depend absolutely on the public health framework. That was understandable as the pandemic, following a relatively calm but quite active summer, had reappeared […]

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Von der Leyen visit confirmed for Thursday

Von der Leyen visit confirmed for Thursday The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, is to visit Greece this week following the evaluation of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan and the recovery fund, Commission spokesperson Dana Spinant has announced. Specifically, von der Leyen will visit Portugal and Spain on Wednesday, Greece […]

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Grieving Tsitsipas pulls out of Wimbledon warm-up in Halle

Grieving Tsitsipas pulls out of Wimbledon warm-up in Halle Stefanos Tsitsipas pulled out of the Wimbledon warm-up event in Halle, Germany, on Monday because of personal reasons after surrendering a two-set lead in his defeat against Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s French Open final. Tsitsipas outplayed the Serbian world number one for the first two sets […]

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One more moratorium is not enough

One more moratorium is not enough The Greek-Turkish summit coincides with the Biden-Erdogan meeting, which will also take place on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Brussels. When Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets with the Greek prime minister, he will be expected to have finalized his own answers to the clear strategic questions that President […]

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Mitsotakis: Greece a ‘pillar of stability’ in the East Med

Mitsotakis: Greece a ‘pillar of stability’ in the East Med Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis arrives for the NATO summit at the Alliance’s headquarters, in Brussels, Monday. Mitsotakis described Greece as a “pillar of stability” in the Eastern Mediterranean, adding that the summit was an opportunity to reconfirm the significance of the NATO bond which […]

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Setting bar too low will harm Greece

Setting bar too low will harm Greece The coming days will be crucial for Turkey’s international and regional role. The meeting between US President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will redetermine the US-Turkey equilibrium in all those key areas where Greece’s neighbor has sought a more prominent role (relations with Russia, Libya, […]

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Biden tells NATO allies: I want Europe to know the US is there

Biden tells NATO allies: I want Europe to know the US is there US President Joe Biden said on Monday that NATO is “critically important” for American interests and, speaking just before the start of a summit of the defence alliance in Brussels, added that he wanted Europe to know the United States was by […]

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No breakthroughs expected from first Biden-Erdogan meeting

No breakthroughs expected from first Biden-Erdogan meeting US President Joe Biden and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will discuss problematic bilateral ties on Monday including Ankara’s purchase of Russian S-400 missiles, but there is little hope they will resolve any of several disputes that divide NATO. The two leaders will hold their first face-to-face talks since […]

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Bar Associations: Demand for Ethics and Sanctions for Claims Management Companies

Bar Associations: Demand for Ethics and Sanctions for Claims Management Companies The plenary session of Bar Associations decided at its meeting to request that the Minister of Finance and the Governor of the Bank of Greece proceed to the immediate legislative enactment of an ethical regulation for the operation of receivables management companies and the […]

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Seanergy Maritime fleet reaches 18 capesize ships

Seanergy Maritime fleet reaches 18 capesize ships Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (the “Company” or “Seanergy”) (NASDAQ: SHIP) reported today the delivery of two previously-announced Capesize vessel acquisitions. The first vessel is a 181,709 dwt Capesize bulk carrier, built in 2010 by Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. in Japan, which was renamed M/V Patriotship, and the second […]

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Concern over the ‘hidden jobless’

Concern over the ‘hidden jobless’ Greece’s financially inactive population has posted a worrying increase of 220,000 people within a year according to Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) figures. This points to the pool of what the experts call “hidden unemployment” – people either out of the workforce because they have been on furlough for too long […]

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A new strategic approach

A new strategic approach Greek-Turkish relations are emerging from a period of deep crisis, perhaps the deepest in recent years. The day after in Greek-Turkish relations is not facilitated by Turkey’s aggressive policy, with the exploitation of the migration issue for political ends, the tension in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean, and the radical […]

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Greek coast guard units harassed off Lesvos over the weekend

Greek coast guard units harassed off Lesvos over the weekend Turkish patrol boats harassed Greek coast guard vessels in two separate incidents off the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos over the weekend, reports said Monday. On Saturday, a Turkish patrol boat made dangerous maneuvers in close proximity to a Greek coast guard vessel involved in […]

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Deputy Minister of Tourism: Optimistic messages for tourism

Deputy Minister of Tourism: Optimistic messages for tourism The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Sofia Zacharaki, focused on the markets that Greece targets for tourism, but also ον the need for vaccinations to proceed on the islands, speaking on MEGA tv. Despite the concern among tourism professionals about bookings or the reluctance of certain markets such […]

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Three new ships in the fleet of Navios Partners

Three new ships in the fleet of Navios Partners Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (“Navios Partners”) (NYSE: NMM), an international owner and operator of dry cargo vessels, announced today that it has taken delivery of the following three drybulk vessels: • Navios Amitie – a 2021-built, Kamsarmax vessel with 82,002 dwt, was delivered into Navios Partners’ […]

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Sakellaropoulou holds call with outgoing Israeli counterpart

Sakellaropoulou holds call with outgoing Israeli counterpart Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Monday held a telephone call with her outgoing Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin in which she thanked him for his contribution to the strengthening of bilateral relations. Sakellaropoulou also expressed her wish for the success of Israel’s new government. On Sunday, Israel’s parliament, the […]

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All-seeing eye on state bodies

All-seeing eye on state bodies The Finance Ministry is planning an online platform, as part of the projects co-funded by the Next Generation EU fund, that will monitor the finances of the central administration as well as those of all general government entities and their assets in real time. “Had we registered the cash available […]

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Thirteen seamen’s unions declare strike on Wed against labour bil

Thirteen seamen’s unions declare strike on Wed against labour bil Piraeus passenger ships association will have recourse to justice. Thirteen seamen’s unions have declared a 24-hour nationwide strike for all ship categories on Wednesday, June 16, from 00:01 until 24:00, against the new labour bill. According to sources, the Piraeus passenger ships association will have […]

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Debate on government’s labour law bill begins in Parliament

Debate on government’s labour law bill begins in Parliament Debate on the government’s draft bill on labour law began in the parliamentary plenum at 9:00 on Monday, with all sides expecting a heated discussion spanning all aspects of government policy and not confined to labour law alone. The parliamentary groups have relayed a request to […]

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Pierrakakis: Vaccinations so far at 6.8 million; platform for 18-24s opening soon

Pierrakakis: Vaccinations so far at 6.8 million; platform for 18-24s opening soon The vaccination platform for the 18-24 age group will open up in a few days, while the number of first and second doses of Covid-19 vaccinations given has reached 6.8 million, Digital Governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis said on Monday in an interview with […]

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