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Millions lost to global phone scams

Millions lost to global phone scams Hundreds of unsuspecting Greeks and thousands of people around the world have been conned over the phone by international rings that persuaded them to invest money in phony schemes. The calls come from call centers in Albania and Ukraine or from cell phone numbers from financial districts like London […]

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UNWTO: Tourism sector grows 4% in 2021 but remains far below pre-pandemic levels

UNWTO: Tourism sector grows 4% in 2021 but remains far below pre-pandemic levels Global tourism experienced a 4% upturn in 2021, compared to 2020 (415 million versus 400 million). However, international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) were still 72% below the pre-pandemic year of 2019, according to preliminary estimates by UNWTO. This follows on from 2020, […]

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Global Initiative Launched to Replant Ancient Olympia’s Olive Trees

Global Initiative Launched to Replant Ancient Olympia’s Olive Trees Ancient Olympia was devastated by the catastrophic fires of 2021. Credit: Olympia Trees A new global initiative was recently launched to help restore the birthplace of the Olympic Games at Ancient Olympia, where 450,000 olive trees were destroyed by the catastrophic fires of last summer. By Stacy […]

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Future global center of Pontian Hellenism unveiled

Future global center of Pontian Hellenism unveiled A global center for Pontian Hellenism, to be built on the site of the former airport at Elliniko, southern Athens, was unveiled this week at an event in the Greek capital held at the Mikis Theodorakis Cultural and Conference Center. The construction of the “Hall for the Global […]

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Global Center of Pontian Hellenism Unveiled in Athens

Global Center of Pontian Hellenism Unveiled in Athens An artist’s impression of the main entrance to the Pontian Hellenism Center at Hellinikon. Credit: Pontian Greeks of Sourmena The global center for Pontian Hellenism to be built at the Hellinikon former airport was unveiled at an event in Athens on Tuesday. The center will become a […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: Phenomenon

Editorial Ta Nea: Phenomenon The global community for the last two years has been making a concerted effort to exit the pandemic. After two years of scientific research, we now know with certainty that vaccines are the most important defence against COVID-19. What we are still learning is the profile of anti-vaxxers, those who have […]

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Books hit by supply chain woes

Books hit by supply chain woes Problems in the global supply chain due to Covid-19, combined with a paper shortage, are affecting book publishers and readers risk paying the price – also in Greece. It is not yet clear if the trend will drive up sales of e-books or simply hit new publications. [Shutterstock] Source […]

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Carlson Wagonlit Travel: Eight lessons for the events industry from a global pandemic

Carlson Wagonlit Travel: Eight lessons for the events industry from a global pandemic Carlson Wagonlit Travel published the following eight lessons from a global pandemic for the events industry: The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact across the events industry. Almost all live meetings and events were canceled or postponed in 2020 and 2021. […]

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Global bonds – The worst year since 1999

Global bonds – The worst year since 1999 The global bond markets recorded their worst year since 1999, according to the Financial Times, strongly influenced by the global rise in inflation. Indicatively, shortly before 2021 ends, the Barclays aggregate bond index, which monitors government and corporate bonds worth 68 trillion dollars, shows a negative return […]

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NFT – The new investment craze

NFT – The new investment craze The global market for the Non-Fungible Tokens reached $22 billion in just one year, as the new investment craze converted NFTs – certificates (in electronic form) proving the authenticity of digital objects – in significant assets. Veterans in the economy, however, treat NFT with caution, just like cryuptocurrencies. And […]

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UNWTO global tourism plastics initiative releases first progress report

UNWTO global tourism plastics initiative releases first progress report The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative has welcomed a further 21 signatories, taking the total number past 110. The new signatories have been announced alongside the launch of a first annual report, which makes clear the significant progress made in tackling plastics pollution in tourism over the […]

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More foreign banks come to Athens

More foreign banks come to Athens Big global banks are planning to open branches in Athens next year, while other lenders are expanding their existing banking activity in Greece as the investment prospects of the local economy, given the Next Generation EU fund and Brexit, have rekindled the international credit sector’s interest in the country. […]

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WHO: Omicron poses ‘very high’ global risk but data on severity limited

WHO: Omicron poses ‘very high’ global risk but data on severity limited The Omicron coronavirus variant, reported in more than 60 countries, poses a “very high” global risk, with some evidence that it evades vaccine protection but clinical data on its severity is limited, the World Health Organization says. Considerable uncertainties surround Omicron, first detected […]

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Tourism industry monitors global trends

Tourism industry monitors global trends The successful course of Greek tourism toward 2030 requires a transition from spontaneous to targeted development via substantial and integrated planning, in a context of sustainability, taking into account available resources, targets and emerging trends, according to a study drafted for the Institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation (INSETE). The […]

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International Human Rights Day Marks Global Struggle for Dignity

International Human Rights Day Marks Global Struggle for Dignity First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt approving the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was drawn up in 1948. Credit: FDR Library/ CC BY 2.0 The tenth of December every year marks International Human Rights Day, a day set apart to honor the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption […]

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Greece voted as Top Tourism Destination in Global Traveler’s Reader Awards

Greece voted as Top Tourism Destination in Global Traveler’s Reader Awards Greece was voted last week as the top tourism destination by readers of Global Traveler Magazine, the ultimate source for news, reviews, and travel guides for luxury business travelers, according to greekreporter.com. Greece was honored as the Best Tourism Destination in Global Traveler’s 18th […]

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Greece Top Tourism Destination in Global Traveler’s Reader Awards

Greece Top Tourism Destination in Global Traveler’s Reader Awards Magical Santorini helps Greece claim the top spot in tourism awards. Credit: Greek Reporter Greece was voted last week top tourism destination by readers of Global Traveler Magazine, the ultimate source for news, reviews, and travel guides for luxury business travelers. Greece was honored as the […]

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Greece clinches top award as the best global destination for the US market

Greece clinches top award as the best global destination for the US market Greece was awarded one more top tourism distinction in the USA in 2021, a fact that confirms the dynamics of Greek tourism in the very demanding American tourism market, protothema.gr reports. Specifically, Greece emerged as the Best Tourism Destination internationally (Best Tourism […]

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Op-ed: ‘It’s the economy, stupid’

Op-ed: ‘It’s the economy, stupid’ By Yannis Kartalis We are in a period of international tumult as global geopolitical balances have not settled after the end of the bipolar world. At a time when there is a predominance of authoritarian leaders, untrammelled populism, and dangerous military moves, the overarching question for Greece in terms of […]

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Greece and ‘Global’ Britain must meet again

Greece and ‘Global’ Britain must meet again In a recent poll, Greeks were asked to identify which country they view as friendly to their interests and which they would prefer to invest in Greece. Among other big powers, Great Britain garnered only 7.6% and 9.6% of the participants’ votes, respectively. It is true that these […]

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Fragmented reactions hinder global fight against Omicron variant

Fragmented reactions hinder global fight against Omicron variant ROME — In a wrenchingly familiar cycle of tracking first cases, pointing fingers and banning travel, nations worldwide reacted Monday to the omicron variant of the coronavirus in the piecemeal fashion that has defined — and hobbled — the pandemic response all along. As here-we-go-again fear and […]

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Turning Greece into a global digital innovation hub

Turning Greece into a global digital innovation hub Greece can evolve into an innovation center of global reach if it turns to high-technology investments related in general to the green transition, the health sector and defense-cybersecurity, according to a study by Accenture for the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV). The study, titled “Destination Greece: Attracting […]

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Amid global alarm over COVID-19 Omicron variant, government says there will be no lockdown

Amid global alarm over COVID-19 Omicron variant, government says there will be no lockdown In his first briefing since some information has been gathered about the COVID-19 Omicron variant, government spokesman Yannis Economou (photo) again declared that there will be no lockdown whatsoever, but that the government will be closely monitoring international developments as the […]

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WHO: Omicron poses ‘very high’ global risk, countries must prepare

WHO: Omicron poses ‘very high’ global risk, countries must prepare The Omicron variant is likely to spread internationally, posing a “very high” global risk where Covid-19 surges could have “severe consequences” in some areas, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday. The UN agency, in technical advice to its 194 member states, urged them […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch honored for 30 years of global service

Ecumenical Patriarch honored for 30 years of global service Visiting Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios was the honoree at an event held at the Athens Concert Hall on Wednesday that included addresses by Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The event was held by the association Panagia Pammakaristos, including all official title holders bestowed […]

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North Macedonia’s political crisis

North Macedonia’s political crisis We need to pay careful attention to global and regional developments so we can soberly and calmly identify the changes, opportunities and strategic quandaries that arise. The defeat of the United States in Afghanistan created the impression among many leaders in our region that they can express their revisionist tendencies with […]

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Agreement on climate change

Agreement on climate change U.N. climate talks in Scotland ended with a global agreement that aimed at least to keep alive hopes of capping global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius, and so maintain a realistic chance of saving the world from catastrophic climate change. Alok Sharma, the conference chairman, banged down his gavel to signal […]

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U.S Embassy in Athens commemorates Global Entrepreneurship Week

U.S Embassy in Athens commemorates Global Entrepreneurship Week From November 8-14, 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Athens will commemorate Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) by showcasing activities in support of entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic growth throughout Greece. Supporting Greece’s long-term economic stability is a key objective of the U.S. Mission to Greece, and we are proud to promote Greece’s entrepreneurial growth […]

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Greece eyes role as global sustainable tourism leader

Greece eyes role as global sustainable tourism leader Greece aspires to lead global efforts toward sustainability, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said after a meeting in London with World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili at the Greek pavilion of the World Travel Market. They discussed the challenge of sustainable tourism ahead of the UNWTO general […]

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FIRST Global Challenge: Χρυσό, αργυρό και χάλκινο μετάλλιο για τα Ελληνόπουλα στην Ολυμπιάδα Ρομποτικής

FIRST Global Challenge: Χρυσό, αργυρό και χάλκινο μετάλλιο για τα Ελληνόπουλα στην Ολυμπιάδα Ρομποτικής Η Ελληνική Εθνική Ομάδας Ρομποτικής “FIRST Global Challenge Team Greece” εκπροσώπησε την Ελλάδα στην Ολυμπιάδα Ρομποτικής FIRST GLOBAL Challenge “Discover and Recover 2021” που πραγματοποιήθηκε εξ αποστάσεως από τις 27 Ιουνίου 2021 έως 25 Σεπτεμβρίου 2021 και κατάφερε να φέρει το […]

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