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Tokyo Olympics: Greece’s Petrounias Wins Bronze in Rings Finals

Tokyo Olympics: Greece’s Petrounias Wins Bronze in Rings Finals Eleftherios Petrounias in Tokyo. Credit: Eleftherios Petrounias / Facebook Eleftherios Petrounias, the Greek “Lord of the Rings,” won a bronze medal for Greece on Monday after a great performance in the men’s finals of rings for the Tokyo Olympics. Petrounias received 15,200 points and made history […]

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Petrounias wins bronze in men’s rings

Petrounias wins bronze in men’s rings Greece’s Eleftherios Petrounias, winner of the ring gold at the 2016 Rio Games, took the bronze in the men’s gymnastics rings event final at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday. Liu Yang led a China one-two, claiming a slim victory over compatriot You Hao. Yang’s clinical performance and flawless dismount […]

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Greece’s Tentoglou Wins Men’s Long Jump Gold at Tokyo Olympics

Greece’s Tentoglou Wins Men’s Long Jump Gold at Tokyo Olympics Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Credit: Hellenic Olympic Committee / Facebook Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece, competing in the men’s long jump, won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. The long jumper of the Greek Olympic Team stunned […]

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Three systemic banks’ core capital at or below 8%

Three systemic banks’ core capital at or below 8% Three out of Greece’s four main banks showed core capital ratios falling to 8% or lower under an adverse scenario in the European Central Bank’s latest health check of second-tier banks, according to the results that were issued on Friday. National Bank showed a Common Equity […]

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Prominent shipowner Andreas Potamianos dies

Prominent shipowner Andreas Potamianos dies Andreas Potamianos, one of Greece’s most prominent shipowners, passed away on Friday at the age of 88.  The former chairman of the Greek Shipowners’ Association for Passenger Ships (SEEN) was born in 1933 in Piraeus to a family of shipowners. He studied law at the University of Athens and did […]

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Greece raises 1 bln euros from T-bill auction

Greece raises 1 bln euros from T-bill auction Greece’s Public Debt Management Agency collected a total of 1 billion euros from the issue of 26-week treasury bills on Wednesday at a negative interest rate of 0.39%, matching that of the previous such auction on June 30.  The settlement date is on Friday. Source : Newsroom […]

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Brussels approves Greek ESPA

Brussels approves Greek ESPA The European Commission approved on Thursday Greece’s Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027, known in this country as ESPA, which provides for an increase in the resources handled by regional authorities 2.2 billion euros. Greece was the first European Union member-state to have its ESPA program approved by Brussels, which “will allow us […]

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More people must get to work

More people must get to work The answer to the economic effects of Greece’s demographic problem lies in the increased use of the country’s human resources, given that less than three in four people of working age are actually employed.  According to the findings of a recent study, the country has a particularly low share […]

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Aegean isles on shaky ground as Covid cases rise

Aegean isles on shaky ground as Covid cases rise As Greece’s south Aegean islands became marked in “dark red” on the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control’s Covid-19 map Thursday, with non-essential travel discouraged, Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias stressed that popular destinations such as Ios and Mykonos in particular are on the […]

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Ntouskos wins Greece’s first gold at Tokyo Olympics

Ntouskos wins Greece’s first gold at Tokyo Olympics Stefanos Ntouskos of Greece won the men’s single sculls to claim the country’s first medal of the Tokyo Games. Ntouskos posted an Olympic best time to win the gold on Friday, as the final day of Olympic rowing got off to a roaring start at Tokyo’s Sea […]

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Greece’s Stefanos Ntouskos Wins Gold; Breaks Record in Rowing at Tokyo Olympics

Greece’s Stefanos Ntouskos Wins Gold; Breaks Record in Rowing at Tokyo Olympics Stefanos Ntouskos wins gold at the Tokyo Olympics. Credit: Hellenic Olympic Committee/Facebook Greek athlete Stefanos Ntouskos won the gold medal at men’s single sculls in rowing at the Tokyo Olympics. Ntouskos had also competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, […]

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Greece’s Stefanos Ntouskos Wins Gold; Breaks Record in Rowing

Greece’s Stefanos Ntouskos Wins Gold; Breaks Record in Rowing Stefanos Ntouskos wins gold at the Tokyo Olympics. Credit: Hellenic Olympic Committee/Facebook Greek athlete Stefanos Ntouskos won the gold medal at men’s single sculls in rowing at the Tokyo Olympics. Ntouskos had also competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, in the men’s […]

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Greece’s Stefanos Ntouskos Wins Gold; Breaks World Record in Rowing at Tokyo Olympics

Greece’s Stefanos Ntouskos Wins Gold; Breaks World Record in Rowing at Tokyo Olympics Stefanos Ntouskos wins gold at the Tokyo Olympics. Credit: Reuters / Piroschka Van De Wouw Greek athlete Stefanos Ntouskos won the gold medal at Men’s single sculls in rowing at the Tokyo Olympics. Ntouskos had also competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics […]

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Greece’s Coast Guard Sends Bill to Rescued Couple

Greece’s Coast Guard Sends Bill to Rescued Couple The Greek Coast Guard sent a bill to a rescued couple after they capsized off Crete this week. Credit: Copyright ©2007 K. Krallis, SV1XV /CC BY-SA 3.0 After rescuing a couple from the sea off Kalo Limenes, Crete, last weekend, the Greek Coast Guard sent a bill for […]

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Greece expects big money in attracting the elderly for wellness tourism

Greece expects big money in attracting the elderly for wellness tourism Part of Greece’s plans to diversify tourism beyond sun, sand and islands and the summer months is attracting big-spending older tourists, especially in wellness programs, which could bring as much as 21.8 billion euros ($25.88 billion) annually. This was the finding in a survey […]

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Four Greek regions at ‘very high’ risk of fire on Thursday

Four Greek regions at ‘very high’ risk of fire on Thursday Four out of Greece’s 13 administrative regions are at “very high risk” of fire on Thursday, according to the Wildfire Hazard map issued by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection during the summer season. The regions placed in “orange” (category 4) are Attica — […]

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We can’t afford to waste any more time

We can’t afford to waste any more time The political clash around Greece’s education system is, in fact, a clash between two different world views. It is not a new conflict, in fact, as it is something Greek society went through four decades ago. Conflicts of this sort tend to go through several stages. One […]

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Access for all

Access for all Greece’s Covid-19 vaccination program has proved to be an efficient one. That said, bureaucratic obstacles still exclude from the inoculation procedure a small number of people who live, work or have moved back here. Authorities must take further steps to simplify access to the vaccination platform so that none of those willing […]

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Athens hosts trilateral meeting

Athens hosts trilateral meeting Jordan’s King Abdullah II (l), Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (c), and Cyprus’ President Nikos Anastasiades pose for a group photo ahead of their meeting in Athens, on Wednesday. Greece hosts a one-day trilateral meeting of the three leaders. [Yorgos Karahalis/AP] Source : Newsroom Σύνδεσμος

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Greece’s Tsitsipas Cruises to Round of 16 After Beating Tiafoe in Tokyo

Greece’s Tsitsipas Cruises to Round of 16 After Beating Tiafoe in Tokyo Stefanos Tsitsipas in Tokyo. Credit: Australian Open / Twitter Stefanos Tsitsipas beat the US’ Frances Tiafoe in their second tennis match of the Men’s Singles for the Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan on Tuesday. This match came only a month after the unexpected […]

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National Vaccination Committee greenlights vaccinations for 12-15 year olds

National Vaccination Committee greenlights vaccinations for 12-15 year olds Greece’s National Vaccination Committee has greenlighted the inoculation of children aged between 12 and 15 years old. “The decision was based on epidemiological evidence, the swift spread of the Delta variant and the availability of safe vaccines,” the head of the committee, Maria Theodoridou, said.  “The […]

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Tax base to drop to levels last seen in early 2000s

Tax base to drop to levels last seen in early 2000s The sum of the declared incomes of Greece’s 8.9 million taxpayers is expected to fall even below 72-73 billion euros this year, which is probably the lowest level since the country entered the eurozone and also means a reduction in state revenues. The figures […]

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Greece’s COVID-19 unvaccinated people won’t be barred from retail stores

Greece’s COVID-19 unvaccinated people won’t be barred from retail stores After planning to offer access benefits to those who are vaccinated against COVID-19, Greece’s New Democracy will let those who refuse mix with them in retail stores and shopping sites. Deputy Interior Minister Stelios Petsas defended the decision, insisting that what’s left of health measures […]

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‘We had to treat it like a military campaign,’ says the designer of Greece’s vaccination program

‘We had to treat it like a military campaign,’ says the designer of Greece’s vaccination program The first question I ask Marios Themistokleous as we sit down for our interview is how he decided to get involved in the toughest operation being run by the Greek state right now. The Health Ministry’s general secretary of […]

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Greek T-bill auction on Wednesday

Greek T-bill auction on Wednesday Greece’s Public Debt Management Agency announced on Friday that it will auction 625 million euro’s worth of 26-week treasury bills, in book entry form, next week. The paper will mature on January 28, 2022, it said. The auction will take place on Wednesday with a settlement date on Friday, July […]

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Petrounias through to final in show of strength and grace

Petrounias through to final in show of strength and grace Among Greece’s main medal hopes at the Tokyo Games, reigning 2016 Olympic champion Lefteris Petrounias booked a place in Saturday’s rings final with 15.333 points in the qualifier on Saturday morning. China’s Liu Yang got a score of 15,300 and showed, as expected, that he […]

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Greece extends condolences to victims, families of victims in India’s deadly floods

Greece extends condolences to victims, families of victims in India’s deadly floods Greece’s Foreign Ministry expressed on Saturday its “heartfelt condolences” to the families of the victims of the deadly floods and landslides in western India. “At this difficult time, our thoughts go out to the missing, the injured and the rescue crews. We extend […]

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Greece’s Petrounias Breezes to Tokyo Olympics Rings Finals

Greece’s Petrounias Breezes to Tokyo Olympics Rings Finals Eleftherios Pentrounias. Credit: Fernando Frazao/Agencia Brazil/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 3.0 br Eleftherios Petrounias, the Greek “Lord of the Rings,” qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games finals on Saturday after a majestic performance in the qualifying round. Petrounias got 15,333 points and is ready to fight for a medal […]

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Meet All of the Athletes Representing Greece at the Tokyo Olympics

Meet All of the Athletes Representing Greece at the Tokyo Olympics Greece’s Olympic team. Credit: Hellenic Olympic Committee It is no surprise that Greece, the originator of the ancient Olympic Games, will have a strong presence at the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo. In total, the country is sending over 80 athletes to Japan to compete […]

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Privatization agency announces total bids of 4.24 mln€ for 4 properties around Greece

Privatization agency announces total bids of 4.24 mln€ for 4 properties around Greece Greece’s privatization agency, the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF), on Friday announced that an e-auction process for four properties around the country was concluded, with total bids exceeding 4.24 million euros. The process included the right of counter-offer via a relevant online […]

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