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EDP Renewables inaugurates wind farm at Malesina

EDP Renewables inaugurates wind farm at Malesina EDP Renewables officially launched its first project in Greece, a 45-megawatt wind power park at Livadi, near Malesina, in Central Greece, on Thursday. The project is expected to reduce Greek emissions by some 48,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year, and the energy to be produced will be […]

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Hellenic Navy launches new support ship

Hellenic Navy launches new support ship The Hellenic Navy has launched the new General Support Ship AIAS (AJAX) during a ceremony held on Thursday at the Salamis Naval Base. The new vessel, a donation of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, will allow for the refueling of Hellenic Navy ships while they are out at sea. President […]

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NASA just launched a spacecraft that will crash into an asteroid

NASA just launched a spacecraft that will crash into an asteroid NASA on Wednesday launched a spacecraft with one simple mission: Smash into an asteroid at 15,000 mph. The mission, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, left Earth to test whether slamming a spacecraft into an asteroid can nudge it into a different trajectory. […]

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Manhunt launched after mob-style hit in Nikaia

Manhunt launched after mob-style hit in Nikaia A manhunt was launched on Tuesday night for an unknown number of suspects involved in a shooting incident shortly after 7 p.m. in the district of of Nikaia, southwest of Athens, which initial reports said left one man dead and another seriously injured. According to reports, unknown perpetrators […]

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Supreme Court prosecutor tackles domestic abuse

Supreme Court prosecutor tackles domestic abuse A Supreme Court prosecutor has launched a campaign to crack down on domestic abuse following a recent spike in heinous crimes against women and children. Vassilis Pliotas sent out a circular on Wednesday instructing the country’s prosecutors to fast-track the indictment of perpetrators of domestic and other forms of […]

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PPC’s book-building process oversubscribed

PPC’s book-building process oversubscribed A book-building process for a share capital increase launched by Greece’s power utility Public Power Corporation (PPC) covered the asked amount of 1.35 billion euros within the first hour of opening, company sources cited by the semi-official AMNA news agency said on Tuesday. The sources said that bids moved at the […]

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“Chaos” the First Greek 3,000 Horsepower “Ultra Car” Launched

“Chaos” the First Greek 3,000 Horsepower “Ultra Car” Launched The impressive ultra car Chaos is launched. Credit: Panopoulos Automotive The first “ultra Car,” which is called “Chaos” and is entirely made in Greece, was launched on Monday by designer and automotive engineer Spyros Panopoulos. Panopoulos not only to launched the first 100% Greek supercar, but also […]

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Permit website for low emission vehicles to enter Athens launched

Permit website for low emission vehicles to enter Athens launched The owners of low emission vehicles who wish to have unimpeded access to central Athens after the reimposition of anti-congestion controls will be able to apply online for a special pass. The zone, known as the Athens ring (daktylios), comes back into effect on October […]

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First Bitcoin ETF Has Officially Started Trading

First Bitcoin ETF Has Officially Started Trading Bitcoin has launched an exchange traded fund. Credit: Onov3065, CC BY-SA 4.0 The first Bictoin-linked exchange traded fund officially went live on Tuesday. The ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF has started trading at $40 a share when it opened on Tuesday, and was up 5% by the time the […]

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Investigation launched into shooting of golden eagle on Crete

Investigation launched into shooting of golden eagle on Crete Prosecutors on Crete are investing the shooting dead of a male golden eagle, a protected species, following the discovery of the dead bird by members of the Hellenic Ornithological Society. The killing of the bird is the fourth known such incident in involving protected birds of […]

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Spacecraft Sends First Mercury Images During Flyby

Spacecraft Sends First Mercury Images During Flyby The BepiColombo spacecraft, launched by the ESA has sent its first images of Mercury, during flyby. Credit: European Space Agency BepiColombo, a joint European-Japanese spacecraft got its first glimpse of Mercury as it swung by the solar system’s innermost planet while on a mission to deliver two probes […]

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Media campaign launched to stem Afghan migration

Media campaign launched to stem Afghan migration The Migration Ministry is putting together a media and social media blitz to discourage Afghan citizens from immigrating to Greece without knowing about the laws and rules for asylum seekers. The 73,532-euro campaign – bankrolled by local and European funds – will also reportedly outline the living conditions […]

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Inquiry launched into death of antivaxxer who refused intubation

Inquiry launched into death of antivaxxer who refused intubation A prosecutor in Athens launched a preliminary investigation on Friday into the death of a 54-year-old woman from coronavirus this week. The woman, who was against the Covid-19 vaccines, posted messages on social media while in hospital calling on strangers to help stop her intubation after […]

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Robots undertake the sorting procedures at Hellenic Post ELTA

Robots undertake the sorting procedures at Hellenic Post ELTA A new era is launched for ELTA as, at the Group’s facilities in Kryoneri, the new robotic and fully digital facility for sorting objects started operating. It is a system – the first of its kind in Europe – that utilizes Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to […]

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Monitoring the dolphins of the Thermaikos Gulf

Monitoring the dolphins of the Thermaikos Gulf A new project launched by iSea, an environmental organization based in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, aims to study the dolphins of the Thermaikos Gulf by registering each individual mammal. The Thermaikos Dolphin Project, which started at the end of spring with the support of Sani Resort, […]

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Dog shot after biting policeman in Galatsi

Dog shot after biting policeman in Galatsi The Hellenic Police (ELAS) launched an internal investigation on Thursday after an officer shot and killed a dog that bit him in an apartment building in the Athens district of Galatsi. According to reports, police received a complaint early Thursday morning about two dogs that were being kept […]

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Young man stabbed to death in Serres 

Young man stabbed to death in Serres  Police on Tuesday launched a manhunt for a 21-year-old who stabbed and killed a young man in a village of Serres, northern Greece.  The incident happened early Tuesday morning in Ano Kamila.  According to police sources which cited eye-witnesses, the suspect stabbed the victim because he was dating […]

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Thinking outside the black box

Thinking outside the black box “I think we got Huxley.” Since 2004, when he launched one of the first blogs in Greece, Manolis Andriotakis’ view of new media has only grown bleaker. Inquisitive, versatile and independent, he has systematically studied developments in the sphere of the internet and social media, and their impact on human […]

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Probe launched into ‘underperforming’ tax offices

Probe launched into ‘underperforming’ tax offices An undisclosed number of employees at a tax office (DOY) in Athens will appear before a disciplinary board at the order of Independent Public Revenue Authority head Giorgos Pitsilis after complaints were filed by members of the public about their alleged failure to perform their duties. More specifically, the […]

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Investigation launched into death of 32-year-old Chinese man

Investigation launched into death of 32-year-old Chinese man Police in Athens have launched an investigation into the death of a 32-year-old Chinese national who was dropped by an unidentified individual at a private hospital north of the city center in the early hours of Sunday. The man was pronounced dead of unknown causes on arrival […]

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Online platform for vulnerable indebted households opens

Online platform for vulnerable indebted households opens The Finance Ministry on Thursday launched an electronic platform that will allow vulnerable households to settle their debts through a series of favorable measures. These include settling the debt through an out-of-court mechanism in 240 tranches for arrears to the state and in 420 tranches in arrears to […]

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Citigroup: Upgraded its forecast for Greece’s GDP in 2021 to 5.3%

Citigroup: Upgraded its forecast for Greece’s GDP in 2021 to 5.3% Citigroup has launched its new monthly report on the global economy, upgrading its forecast for growth in Greece in 2021 to 5.3% (from 4.1% previously). However, it limited its forecast for GDP growth in 2022 to 5% (from 6.5% previously), . The new estimates […]

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Platform for prepaid card launched

Platform for prepaid card launched The online platform for vaccinated youngsters to submit their application for a prepaid card of 150 euros opened on Tuesday. Individuals can submit their applications on the gov.gr website, using their taxisnet codes. If they don’t have any, they will need to issue them at the Citizens Service Centers (KEP). […]

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Campaign launched to boost Greek wine tourism 

Campaign launched to boost Greek wine tourism  Targeting niche markets, the first digital portal focused on Greek wine tourism will be launched in the coming days and will initially present 90 wineries across the country that are ready to receive visitors.  As part of efforts to promote Greek wineries, the National Wine Tourism Council is […]

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Probe launched into ‘superspreader’ beach bar party

Probe launched into ‘superspreader’ beach bar party The public prosecutor’s office in Athens announced on Thursday the launch of a preliminary inquiry into a party organised at a beach bar in the southern suburb of Alimos on June 26, to determine whether organisers had violated measures for preventing the spread of the coronavirus. The party […]

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Manhunt launched after shooting in Halkidiki

Manhunt launched after shooting in Halkidiki Police have launched a manhunt after a 20-year-old man was shot in the leg with a pistol on Saturday night in Pefkochori, Halkidiki in northern Greece. The 20-year-old is being treated for a non-life-threatening injury at the hospital in Polygyros. The incident took place in a coffee bar in […]

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Piraeus Bank to offer its staff sabbaticals

Piraeus Bank to offer its staff sabbaticals Piraeus Bank launched a voluntary redundancy program on Wednesday that will be completed on July 19 and is anticipated to reduce the lender’s staff by 500 people. Besides the option of an immediate departure with a maximum severance pay of 180,000 euros, the program also offers the option […]

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Appeal launched for Lady of Karpathos to be displayed in Greece

Appeal launched for Lady of Karpathos to be displayed in Greece An online petition by the The Karpathos Lady website has been launched asking the British Museum and the Greek Ministry of Culture to negotiate the loan of a 6,000-year-old statue for exhibition in Greece. The statue, a female deity, was smuggled off the island […]

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Interactive digital map of real estate price zones launched in Greece

Interactive digital map of real estate price zones launched in Greece A new digital platform that provides an interactive map of the country’s real estate price zones was launched on Monday, as announced by the Finance Ministry, ANA reports. The online tool, www.valuemaps.gov.gr, enables citizens to see which zone their assets fall into, or get […]

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Online map of real estate value zones launched

Online map of real estate value zones launched A new digital platform which provides an interactive map of the country’s real estate value zones was launched on Monday, the Finance Ministry announced. The online tool, available at www.valuemaps.gov.gr, allows citizens to see in which zone their property assets lie. They can also use the site […]

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