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ELSTAT – 1% reduction in the strength of the Greek merchant fleet in August

ELSTAT – 1% reduction in the strength of the Greek merchant fleet in August The strength of the Greek fleet showed a slight decrease in August, according to ELSTAT. In particular, the Force of the Greek Merchant Fleet in August 2021, compared to the corresponding Force of August 2020, showed a decrease of 1.0%. A […]

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Athenian Brewery – Price increases on the way – What’s up with barley

Athenian Brewery – Price increases on the way – What’s up with barley Greek consumers and to a smaller extent tourists saved the lot this year in terms of the beer market, however the good performance, which even exceeded expectations, have not yet managed to reach 2019 figures. Nevertheless, Mr. Alexandros Daniilidis, CEO of Athenian […]

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Battle of Navarino: A Milestone in the Greek War of Independence

Battle of Navarino: A Milestone in the Greek War of Independence “The Battle of Navarino” by Ambroise Louis Garneray. Credit: Public Domain The Battle of Navarino, one of the most important battles in Greece’s War of Independence, took place 194 years ago today, on October 20, 1827. It was on this date that a coalition […]

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ATHEX – Betting on 900 points

ATHEX – Betting on 900 points The Greek stock market is currently trying to assimilate the zone of 900 units in a difficult environment, but having raised its trading rates in order to keep the levels it had not seen in the last month. In particular, the general index recorded gains of 0.08% rising to […]

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International interest in Greek bus procurement tender

International interest in Greek bus procurement tender The Transport Ministry’s international online tender for the procurement of 770 buses has attracted the interest of major European companies plus two groups from China, Kathimerini understands. The tender concerns 350 electric vehicles, 300 compressed natural gas buses and 120 hybrid ones, with a total estimated budget of […]

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Magnitude 4.3 earthquake jolts island of Crete

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake jolts island of Crete A moderate earthquake jolted the Greek island of Crete on Wednesday, the latest in a series of temblors in the area following a 5.8-magnitude quake that struck on September 27. The Geodynamic Institute in Athens said the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 and occurred at 5.44 […]

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Averoff Museum in Northern Greek city of Metsovo opens accessible building

Averoff Museum in Northern Greek city of Metsovo opens accessible building On October 23, the Evangelos Averoff-Tossizza Foundation will open an exhibition entitled “New Acquisitions 2008-2021” at the Averoff Museum in Metsovo, Greece. A roundtable discussion on “Supporting Art Today” the same day will bring together key representatives from the field, including ARTWORKS, which was […]

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Greek passport requirements upgrade under review by Council of State top court

Greek passport requirements upgrade under review by Council of State top court A draft presidential decree which outlines updated requirements for issuing and renewing Greek passports was submitted to the Council of State for legislative review on Monday, ANA reports. Specifically, citizens may not be granted a new or renewed passport if they have ever […]

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Αγώνας δρόμου για τα Greek Viper: Από το 005 flight test στο 619, εν αναμονή των εξονυχιστικών έλεγχων για την 2η φάση

Αγώνας δρόμου για τα Greek Viper: Από το 005 flight test στο 619, εν αναμονή των εξονυχιστικών έλεγχων για την 2η φάση Το μεγάλο στοίχημα για την ΕΑΒ είναι να καταφέρει να παραμείνει εντός χρονοδιαγραμμάτων που έχει θέσει η Πολεμική Αεροπορία για την αναβάθμιση του στόλου των F-16. Πηγή εικόνας: Πολεμική Αεροπορία ΡΕΠΟΡΤΑΖ Γ.Σ, HELLAS […]

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Greek Chef is Hollywood Star Scarlett Johansson’s Confidant

Greek Chef is Hollywood Star Scarlett Johansson’s Confidant Dimitris Sassiaridis, Scarlett’s ex-husband Romain Dauriac and Scarlett Johannson. Credit: Dimitris Siasiaridis / Facebook Greek chefs are celebrated around the world, so it’s no surprise that one of them is friends  with actress Scarlett Johansson. Dimitris Siasiaridis, a successful owner of four Paris restaurants, has become the occasional […]

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Calabrian Greek, a Language on the Brink of Extinction

Calabrian Greek, a Language on the Brink of Extinction Members of the Griko cultural group, from Salento, Italy. Source: Wikipedia/Jebwalwhales/CC BY-SA 3.0 There are two minority Greek languages officially recognized in Italy’s south. Greko and Griko — both spoken by the “Calabrian Greeks” — are both timeless testaments to the ancient Greeks’ colonization of southern […]

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New coronavirus cases continue to rise with 3,739 reported on Tuesday

New coronavirus cases continue to rise with 3,739 reported on Tuesday Greek health authorities announced a recent high of 3,739 new cases on Tuesday, with only 12 being identified by testing conducted at the Greek border. The report by the National Organization for Public Health also announced 29 deaths and revealed that 356 patients are […]

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Dendias to visit Oman on Oct. 20 to sign deals

Dendias to visit Oman on Oct. 20 to sign deals Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will visit Oman on October 20 where he is to meet his Omani counterpart Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Al Βusaid, the foreign ministry announced on Tuesday. The talks are expected to focus on the strengthening of bilateral relations […]

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ATHEX – Nervousness and marginal rise

ATHEX – Nervousness and marginal rise The Greek stock market is currently doing balance exercises around 890 points, which is unable to change level as the majority of portfolios remain on hold. In particular, the general index is moving with gains of 0.25% at 893., 66 points. All eyes today are on the general meeting […]

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Olympic flame changes hands in front of the Parthenon

Olympic flame changes hands in front of the Parthenon Greek torch bearer Ioannis Melissanidis, left, Olympic gold medalist in Gymnastics, passes the flame to Christos Volikakis, world Champion in Cycling, in front of ancient Parthenon temple atop of the Acropolis Hill in Athens, on Tuesday. The flame will be transported by torch relay to Beijing, […]

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Quake off Greece’s Karpathos shakes eastern Mediterranean

Quake off Greece’s Karpathos shakes eastern Mediterranean An earthquake struck off the Greek island of Karpathos early on Tuesday, shaking towns and cities across the eastern Mediterranean, witnesses and media said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage, however. “Really felt that one… Lasted for 30 seconds,” a witness in Lindos, Rhodes, […]

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Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Shakes Greek Island of Karpathos

Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Shakes Greek Island of Karpathos A 6.1 earthquake hit the sea area south of Karpathos on Tuesday. A strong earthquake of 6.1 Richter magnitude hit in the sea area south of the Greek island of Karpathos on Tuesday morning. According to the automatic solution of the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory […]

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Greek books at the 72nd Frankfurt International Book Fair

Greek books at the 72nd Frankfurt International Book Fair With more than 800 book titles, 14 publishers, 6 events, 4 authors, professional and literary meetings, Greece participates in the 72nd Frankfurt International Book Fair which takes place this year with a physical presence at the Frankfurt Messe Exhibition Center, from 20 to 24 October 2021 […]

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Greece-Cyprus-Egypt summit held in Athens on Tuesday

Greece-Cyprus-Egypt summit held in Athens on Tuesday Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis will participate in the 9th Greece-Cyprus-Egypt Trilateral Summit in Athens on Tuesday. The three state leaders participating in the summit — Mitsotakis, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al Sisi and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades — will make joint statements to the press at 1 p.m., […]

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Ancient Greek Mathematician Apollonius Has Own Crater on Moon

Ancient Greek Mathematician Apollonius Has Own Crater on Moon Apollonius Crater on Mars. The Greek mathematician’s brilliance in the realm of geometry was so appreciated by NASA that this Moon feature was named for him. Credit: NASA/Public Domain Apollonius of Perga (Greek: Ἀπολλώνιος ὁ Περγαῖος) who lived from 240 BC to c. 190 BC, was a brilliant […]

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Milestones for ECB liquidity

Milestones for ECB liquidity Officials in the Greek government, the European Commission and the European Central Bank are examining the conditions under which Greece could enter the conventional ECB liquidity program once the extraordinary bond-buying program (PEPP) expires. A decision to that effect is expected at the meeting of central banks on December 16. Sources […]

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A Greek Vacation Dilemma: The Ionian Islands or the Cyclades?

A Greek Vacation Dilemma: The Ionian Islands or the Cyclades? The village of Oia on Santorini has been named one of the most beautiful in the world. “Should I visit the islands of the Ionian Sea or the Aegean” is one of the most pleasant dilemmas of vacation planning. Credit: Giuseppe Milo. CC BY-SA 2.0 […]

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Greek passport requirements upgrade under review by Council of State

Greek passport requirements upgrade under review by Council of State A draft presidential decree which outlines updated requirements for issuing and renewing Greek passports was submitted to the Council of State for legislative review on Monday. Specifically, citizens may not be granted a new or renewed passport if they have ever been convicted of having […]

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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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Greek government won’t extend mandatory COVID-19 vaccine shots for now

Greek government won’t extend mandatory COVID-19 vaccine shots for now Despite worry from health officials as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the New Democracy government won’t make shots mandatory for more categories of workers or others. The General Secretary of Primary Healthcare, Marios Themistokleous, told Mega TV that could change at any moment as the New […]

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Greek Prime Minister: Dealing with the pandemic is a government priority

Greek Prime Minister: Dealing with the pandemic is a government priority “The government is giving priority to dealing with the pandemic. We are still battling to persuade our fellow citizens to get vaccinated. I have three meetings a week with the health policy team,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in Parliament on Monday, in response […]

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Greek PM: Demographic decline a major challenge now facing nation

Greek PM: Demographic decline a major challenge now facing nation Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis unveiled the latest “blueprint” for the coming decades, this time called “Greece 2040”, complete with what he called “6+1” axes for the future. The pro-reform and pro-business Greek premier revisited his government’s pledge to reduce the country’s dependence on fossil […]

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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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23rd Marine Money Greek Ship Finance Forum

23rd Marine Money Greek Ship Finance Forum The 23rd Marine Money Greek Ship Finance Forum will take place at the Grand Hyatt Athens Hotel on Wednesday. All delegates must produce proof of full vaccination (EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate or equivalent) in accordance with government protocols. For more information and registration, go to marinemoney.com. Source : […]

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Authorities announce 3,164 new coronavirus cases, 43 deaths

Authorities announce 3,164 new coronavirus cases, 43 deaths Greek health authorities announced on Monday that 3,164 new coronavirus cases had been identified in the preceding 24 hours. The report by the National Organization of Public Health (EODY) also recorded 43 deaths and revealed that 347 patients are currently intubated in Greece’s ICUs. The new cases […]

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