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Tsiodras: Without vaccination 8,400 more people would have died in Greece since pandemic started

Tsiodras: Without vaccination 8,400 more people would have died in Greece since pandemic started In a nationally televised briefing today, Professor of Epidemiology Sotiris Tsiodras presented the findings of a large-scale study that he conducted on the impact of the vaccination rollout in Greece on the number of COVID-19 deaths and ICU admissions and intubations. […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: Maintaining balances

Editorial Ta Nea: Maintaining balances The average number of students in each classroom in Greece may be among the lowest in Europe, yet the merging of classes in the current phase of the COVID-19 epidemic is simply wrong. The state must realise how delicate the balance is between public health measures and a diversion from […]

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Spectators embrace ‘All of Greece, One Culture’ program

Spectators embrace ‘All of Greece, One Culture’ program More than 11,000 spectators attended over 130 arts productions staged at 68 archaeological sites outside the greater Athens area between July 15 and September 27, under the Culture Ministry’s 2.23-million-euro “All of Greece, One Culture” program, according to data presented by Culture Minister Lina Mendoni Tuesday. She […]

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Tsiodras: Covid vaccines have prevented around 8,400 deaths in Greece

Tsiodras: Covid vaccines have prevented around 8,400 deaths in Greece Around 8,400 coronavirus-related deaths have been avoided in Greece since the national vaccine rollout late December last year, infectious disease expert and government adviser Sotiris Tsiodras said Wednesday. The latest estimates also indicate that 5,530 intensive care unit (ICU) admissions have been averted thanks to […]

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“Electroshock” with district heating in Ptolemaida

“Electroshock” with district heating in Ptolemaida With the harsh winter of Northern Greece just around the corner, the country’s largest energy center for more than 60 years, has already turned on the district heating switch. However, this year the έχει counter has gone crazy, causing an “electroshock” in the municipal company that manages it. This […]

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European Commission Report: Scathing criticism of Turkey on rule of law, EastMed, Cyprus, Greece

European Commission Report: Scathing criticism of Turkey on rule of law, EastMed, Cyprus, Greece By George Gilson The European Union’s 2021 report on candidate-country Turkey offers a devastating image of a country that has trampled over the rule of law at all levels of statecraft and is in substance an authoritarian state – with an […]

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Survey of CEOs in Greece – Economy improved from a year ago; risks from surging energy prices

Survey of CEOs in Greece – Economy improved from a year ago; risks from surging energy prices Seven out of 10 CEOs recently surveyed in Greece cite surging energy prices as harming business competitiveness, while six out of 10 believe the Greek economy will be threatened by those hikes as well as increases for basic […]

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Greece records 3,739 new Covid-19 infections and 29 fatalities on Tuesday

Greece records 3,739 new Covid-19 infections and 29 fatalities on Tuesday Greece confirmed 3,739 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 12 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Tuesday, according to ANA. There are also 29 fatalities recorded in the last 24 […]

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Covid-19 pandemic in Greece: 2,601 new cases on Tues.; 29 deaths, 356 intubated patients

Covid-19 pandemic in Greece: 2,601 new cases on Tues.; 29 deaths, 356 intubated patients Public health authorities in Greece on Tuesday confirmed 3,739 new Covid-19 infections over the last 24 hours, with 12 cases detected at border points. The figure brings the number of confirmed Covid-19 infections in the country, since the beginning of the […]

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Housing prices in Greece up, following global trend

Housing prices in Greece up, following global trend While most economic indexes fell in 2020 due to the effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic, one sector that appeared unaffected, according to the IMF, involved housing prices. Out of 60 countries included in the IMF’s Global Housing Watch, 52, including Greece, posted increases in home prices during […]

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AP from Athens: Greece vows to link Egypt’s energy grid to European Union

AP from Athens: Greece vows to link Egypt’s energy grid to European Union Αssociated Press reports from Athens that Greece pledged Tuesday to link Egypt to the European Union’s energy market with an undersea cable that would carry electricity across the Mediterranean. “(Egypt’s) link to Europe will be Greece,” Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis pointed […]

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New Covid-19 Cases in Greece Continue to Rise

New Covid-19 Cases in Greece Continue to Rise The recent spike in new Covid-19 infections continues in Greece. Credit: Greek Reporter Greece confirmed a recent high of 3,739 new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, with 12 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on […]

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Greece vows to link Egypt’s energy grid to European Union

Greece vows to link Egypt’s energy grid to European Union Greece pledged Tuesday to link Egypt to the European Union’s energy market with an undersea cable that would carry electricity across the Mediterranean. “(Egypt’s) link to Europe will be Greece,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said after talks in Athens with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. “We […]

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Greece Hands Over Olympic Flame to Beijing 2022 Organizers

Greece Hands Over Olympic Flame to Beijing 2022 Organizers Spyros Capralos, Head of the Hellenic Olympic Committee and member of the International Olympic Committee, hands over the Olympic Flame to the Beijing organizers. Credit: Hellenic Olympic Committee Greece handed the Olympic flame for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 to the organizers during a ceremony […]

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Greece, Cyprus, Egypt send stern message to Turkey at trilateral summit in Athens

Greece, Cyprus, Egypt send stern message to Turkey at trilateral summit in Athens A joint declaration after the ninth trilateral summit between Greece, Cyprus and Egypt sent a strong, unified message to Turkey. The leaders also emphasised that the electricity connection between the three countries can contribute to European energy security, but they also referred […]

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PM: Greece, Cyprus, Egypt unite in condemning Turkey’s actions in region

PM: Greece, Cyprus, Egypt unite in condemning Turkey’s actions in region Greece, Cyprus and Egypt are joined in condemning Turkey’s activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday, following the 9th Trilateral Summit held in Athens. “We agree in condemning Turkey’s provocative practices and aggressive rhetoric. Unfortunately, the leadership in Ankara does […]

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Greece, Egypt, Cyprus Warn Turkey Against Unilateral Actions

Greece, Egypt, Cyprus Warn Turkey Against Unilateral Actions Nicos Anastasiades, Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the Athens tripartite summit. Credit: AMNA Greece, Egypt and Cyprus have warned Turkey to stop unilateral actions in the eastern Mediterranean during a summit of their leaders in Athens on Tuesday. Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Egyptian President Abdel […]

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Mitsotakis, Sisi discuss cooperation in energy, defense in Athens

Mitsotakis, Sisi discuss cooperation in energy, defense in Athens Greece and Egypt discussed ways to extend their cooperation in energy and defense projects during a meeting between their respective leaders in Athens on Tuesday, according to government sources. Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis and President Abdel Fattah al Sisi agreed that developments in the wider region […]

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Pierrakakis – The Recovery Fund is a Marshall Plan for Greece

Pierrakakis – The Recovery Fund is a Marshall Plan for Greece “Digital governance in Greece is four things: State, telecommunications, digital economy and digital skills. In the last two, there is a large field of communication with the Commercial and Industrial Chamber of Athens, which is a catalyst for entrepreneurship “. This was stated by […]

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US Forces Prepare for Largest Ever Military Landing in Greece

US Forces Prepare for Largest Ever Military Landing in Greece US forces are preparing to land at the port of Alexandroupolis, Greece aboard a Spearhead-class transport vessel. Public Domain US forces are preparing for what is described as the largest ever military landing in Greece scheduled for November at Alexandroupolis. A large number of helicopters, […]

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Message to Ankara from Greece, Egypt and Cyprus – What will be discussed at the tripartite summit

Message to Ankara from Greece, Egypt and Cyprus – What will be discussed at the tripartite summit In the wake of Greece’s defense agreements with France and the United States, the 9th Greece-Egypt-Cyprus Tripartite Summit is taking place today, Tuesday, in Athens, at which key regional policy issues are on the table, focusing on developments […]

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Amazing Places In Greece That You Won’t Believe Are Real

Amazing Places In Greece That You Won’t Believe Are Real Melissani Cave (Kefalonia, Greece). Credit: Sanshiro KUBOTA/CC BY 2.0 Greece, a land of gods and nymphs, has a number of exquisitely beautiful places that appear to have come out of a fairy tale, being formed back in another time and almost in another world. Here […]

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Poverty risk remains high

Poverty risk remains high Greece has the European Union’s third highest rate of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion, according to the latest report on this key social index by Eurostat, released on Monday. The data, which concern last year’s estimates, show that roughly two in every seven Greeks (27.5% of the population) […]

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Previously sealed lignite mines in Greece reopened in order to face energy crunch, skyrocketing prices

Previously sealed lignite mines in Greece reopened in order to face energy crunch, skyrocketing prices The Greek government, domestic power providers and fuel vendors are continuing to focus on possible repercussions from the ongoing surge in global energy prices, especially natural gas. Heating oil prices, for instance, debuted this week in the east Mediterranean country […]

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Greece Mulls Tolls for Athens Center to Ease Traffic Congestion

Greece Mulls Tolls for Athens Center to Ease Traffic Congestion The Greek government says option to impose tolls for the Athens center is “on the table”. Credit: AMNA Greece is considering to impose tolls for vehicles in the center of Athens to combat traffic congestion, the minister responsible revealed on Monday. Authorities are particularly alarmed […]

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Greece confirms 3,164 new Covid-19 infections and 43 fatalities on Monday

Greece confirms 3,164 new Covid-19 infections and 43 fatalities on Monday Greece confirmed 3,164 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 15 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Monday, ANA reports. There are also 43 fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours, […]

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Migration Ministry says asylum seekers are properly fed in camps

Migration Ministry says asylum seekers are properly fed in camps All asylum seekers in Greece in accommodation facilities on the islands or the mainland are provided with “three meals and drinking water” every day, the Migration and Asylum Ministry said on Monday, rejecting complaints from 26 non-governmental organizations. Earlier on Monday, the 26 NGOs issued […]

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Elon Musk’s Starlink Internet Service Set for October Launch in Greece

Elon Musk’s Starlink Internet Service Set for October Launch in Greece Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet platform is being launched in Greece in October 2021. Credit: Official SpaceX Photos / Creative Commons / Public Domain Elon Musk‘s Starlink internet service’s official launch in Greece will take place before the end of the month. The Joint […]

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Poverty risk in Greece above EU average

Poverty risk in Greece above EU average The percentage of Greek at risk of poverty or social exclusion (27.5%) is well above the European Union average of 21.9%, according to Eurostat data for 2020 published on Monday. More specifically, Greece ranks third in the EU in terms of the percentage of the population at risk […]

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Extreme Weather Phenomena in Greece “Become More Intense”

Extreme Weather Phenomena in Greece “Become More Intense” The severe weather front called Ballos  affected Greece last week. Credit: AMNA Greece has seen extreme weather phenomena for the past 30 to 40 years, but their duration and intensity was nothing like what we are seeing today as part of climate change, weather expert and emeritus […]

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