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Jobless rate falls to 13.9% in August

Jobless rate falls to 13.9% in August The unemployment rate posted a remarkable three-percentage point annual drop in August to 13.9%, according to figures published on Wednesday by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). It also posted a marginal decline of 0.1 percentage point from July’s rate, though this year the third wave of the pandemic […]

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Season’s first snow falls in Western Macedonia

Season’s first snow falls in Western Macedonia The first snowfall of the autumn season made its appearance in the highlands of Western Macedonia in northern Greece on Thursday. According to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA), the town of Nymphaio had received 15cm by midday after the snow started falling in the early hours of Thursday. […]

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UNESCO’s Appeal for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles Falls on Deaf Ears

UNESCO’s Appeal for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles Falls on Deaf Ears The recent decision by UNESCO on the Parthenon Marbles was rejected by the British Museum. Credit: Public Domain The recent decision by UNESCO which opens the door for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece was dismissed by the British Museum, […]

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Sakkari falls, 6-2, 7-5, at Ostrava Open final

Sakkari falls, 6-2, 7-5, at Ostrava Open final Anett Kontaveit sealed a second title of the season as she overcame Maria Sakkari in straight sets at the Ostrava Open. The unseeded Estonian, who is ranked 30th in the world, saw off fourth seed Sakkari 6-2 7-5 to claim the trophy in the Czech Republic. Kontaveit […]

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Population falls in a rapidly aging country

Population falls in a rapidly aging country A decade has now passed since Greece started recording more deaths than births annually and, if anything, the problem has gotten worse. In 2011, a year after a heavily indebted Greece signed the first austerity program with its creditors, deaths exceeded births for the first time in decades […]

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Men’s volleyball team falls short at the European Championship

Men’s volleyball team falls short at the European Championship The Greek men’s national team failed to make the cut for the last 16 of the European Championship, as it lost 3-1 to Portugal on Wednesday in Poland for its fifth loss in as many group games. The players of coach Dimitris Andreopoulos went into the […]

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Firefighters continue to battle blazes as night falls

Firefighters continue to battle blazes as night falls A total of 81 fires broke out in Greece in the last 24 hours and firefighters are still battling 40 active fronts, Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias told a public briefing late on Tuesday. The largest and most dangerous of the blazes continued to burn in […]

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Hammer falls hard on ‘Greek mafia’ thugs

Hammer falls hard on ‘Greek mafia’ thugs In what is being seen as a resounding message to the so-called “Greek mafia,” a court this week handed heavy sentence to organized crime enforcers after a trial that lasted more than two years.  The trial, which ended late on Wednesday, concerned an investigation conducted in 2015 into […]

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Romanian pilgrim dies on Mount Athos after tractor falls off cliff

Romanian pilgrim dies on Mount Athos after tractor falls off cliff A 44-year-old Romanian pilgrim has died on Mount Athos after a tractor he was on fell off a cliff. According to the Police, the man had tried to start a tractor. Then, likely due to an error, the tractor drove off a cliff. Police […]

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Canada Border Opens to Vaccinated Americans on August 9

Canada Border Opens to Vaccinated Americans on August 9 The US-Canada border at Niagara Falls. Credit: Saffron Blaze /CC BY-SA 3.0 Canada announced that it will finally reopen its borders to Americans beginning August 9, and continuing to reopen to those from the EU in September. The longest land border in the entire world has been […]

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Pending pension applications falls again in April

Pending pension applications falls again in April The number of pending pension applications fell for the seventh month in a row in April, despite the fact that new applications almost doubled that month, according to data from the Single Social Security Entity (EFKA) released on Thursday. Data from EFKA’s Atlas system showed that a total […]

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Total capacity of Greek merchant fleet falls 3.4% y-o-y

Total capacity of Greek merchant fleet falls 3.4% y-o-y The Greek merchant shipping fleet fell 0.9% in numbers, totaling 1,839 ships in April, compared with the same month last year, after a 1% decline recorded in the same months in 2020 and 2019, the Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Wednesday. The statistics service, in a […]

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Tsitsipas falls to Djokovic, 3-2, in French Open final

Tsitsipas falls to Djokovic, 3-2, in French Open final Novak Djokovic has won his second French Open championship and his 19th Grand Slam title by rallying past Stefanos Tsitsipas in a seesaw final at Roland Garros. The score was 6-7 (6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. Djokovic also erased a two-set deficit to win in the […]

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Number of intubated patients falls below 600

Number of intubated patients falls below 600 Greek authorities announced 1,505 new cases of coronavirus and 37 fatalities in the past 24 hours Saturday. Greece’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases is now 388,929, with 11,737 dead. A total of 586 patients remain intubated in intensive care units while 2,342 have left ICU. Source : […]

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Trust in EU governments falls amid pandemic, steady in EU as a bloc

Trust in EU governments falls amid pandemic, steady in EU as a bloc European Union citizens’ support for their national governments has fallen sharply since the Covid-19 pandemic began, although the supranational bloc itself has maintained trust, a survey by an EU agency published on Thursday showed. The survey by Eurofound, the EU agency for […]

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