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Greece nears 13,000 deaths from COVID-19, over 200 hospital admissions in a day as epidemiological data spurs concerns

Greece nears 13,000 deaths from COVID-19, over 200 hospital admissions in a day as epidemiological data spurs concerns The National Public Health announced today that there have been 2,845 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, of which eight were detected at points of entry into the country. The mean age of newly […]

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Vaccines for Teens 12 and Over Now Available in Greece

Vaccines for Teens 12 and Over Now Available in Greece Vaccines for teens 12 and over are now available in Greece. Credit: Public Domain Greek health authorities announced that Covid-19 vaccines for teens 12 and over is now available in Greece, with the appointment platform for them going online as of Friday. All vaccine appointments […]

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Greece: Organized beaches to open in southeast coastal Athens over next 3 days due to heat wave

Greece: Organized beaches to open in southeast coastal Athens over next 3 days due to heat wave A state-owned real estate holding company on Friday announced that three well-known organized beaches in the greater Athens area – Vouliagmeni, Asteras Vouliagmeni and Voula – will not require an admission fee for the next three days. The […]

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Covid-19 vaccination appointment platform for children over 12 opens in Greece

Covid-19 vaccination appointment platform for children over 12 opens in Greece The Covid-19 vaccination appointment platform for children over 12 opens on Friday, ANA reports.The appointment for the vaccination of the children can be made from the platform emvolio.gov.gr with Taxisnet codes and the appointment can be made by any of the parents who belongs […]

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Covid-19 vaccination appointment platform for children over 12 opens

Covid-19 vaccination appointment platform for children over 12 opens The Covid-19 vaccination appointment platform for children over 12 opens on Friday. ΔΗΜΟΦΙΛΕΙΣ ΕΙΔΗΣΕΙΣ ΤΩΡΑ The appointment for the vaccination of the children can be made from the platform emvolio.gov.gr with Taxisnet codes and the appointment can be made by any of the parents who belongs […]

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Heat wave: temperatures to reach 44C on Friday

Heat wave: temperatures to reach 44C on Friday Extremely high temperatures are to be expected over the weekend, reading up to 45 degrees Celsius on Monday, according to National Meteorological Service (EMY) forecasts. On Friday, the maximum temperatures in many areas will exceed 40C, peaking in mainland some regions at 42-44 degrees, in the Ionian […]

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Dendias: ‘The days of the Ottoman Empire are over’

Dendias: ‘The days of the Ottoman Empire are over’ “The days of the Ottoman Empire are over,” Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Thursday, while urging Turkey to comply with international law. “Turkey must finally understand that it can no longer behave as if we are in the 18th or 19th century,” Dendias said […]

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EU health body warns against visiting popular Greek islands over Covid-19

EU health body warns against visiting popular Greek islands over Covid-19 Greece’s south Aegean islands were marked “dark red” on the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control’s Covid-19 map on Thursday after a rise in infections, meaning all but essential travel to and from the region is discouraged. The cluster of 13 islands includes […]

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Management consulting firms are optimistic over economy

Management consulting firms are optimistic over economy Greek management consulting firms are more optimistic over economic fundamentals in the second quarter of 2021 for the next 12 months, the Hellenic Association of Management Consulting Firms (SESMA) said in a report on Monday. SESMA said that its GRe+1 barometer rose to 52.9% from 38.3% at the […]

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Greece Refutes Turkey’s Claims in the UN over Status in the Aegean

Greece Refutes Turkey’s Claims in the UN over Status in the Aegean Greek flags flying over the island of Symi, only a few miles from the Turkish coast. – Public Domain Greece sent a detailed letter to the United Nations in response to a similar move made by Turkey earlier in July in regard to […]

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Popular actor in pre-trial custody over rape charges

Popular actor in pre-trial custody over rape charges An Athens court ordered the pre-trial detention of popular actor Petros Filippidis Tuesday for one count of rape and two counts of attempted rape. According to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, the actor, who reportedly gave testimony under strict secrecy, denied the charges. He has been accused by […]

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Budget stays on course on revenues

Budget stays on course on revenues The marginal increase in state revenues over the first half of the year sufficed to keep the state budget within target, according to the figures published by the State General Accounting Office on Monday. Compared to last year, takings were significantly higher, with value-added tax recording a growth of […]

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Coronavirus Cases Spike to Over 3,500 in Greece on Tuesday

Coronavirus Cases Spike to Over 3,500 in Greece on Tuesday Credit: Greek Reporter Greece recorded a rise in the number of daily coronavirus in the country on Tuesday, as 3,593 total cases were recorded across the country. This is the highest number of coronavirus cases recorded in a single day in Greece since April. The […]

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Public broadcaster ERT fires journalist over racist comment

Public broadcaster ERT fires journalist over racist comment Greek public broadcaster ERT has said it has terminated the contract of a presenter after he made racist comments about Korean table tennis players on a morning sports programme. The journalist, Demosthenis Karmoiris, had asked on the show how Koreans could play the sport given the “slitty” […]

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Management consulting firms more optimistic over economic developments in Greece

Management consulting firms more optimistic over economic developments in Greece Greek management consulting firms were more optimistic over economic fundamentals in the second quarter of 2021 for the next 12 months, the Hellenic Association of Management Consulting Firms (SESMA) said in a report on Monday, ANA reports. SESMA noted that its barometer GRe+1 index rose […]

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The Myth of Daphne, Who Chose Eternal Silence Over Sexual Assault

The Myth of Daphne, Who Chose Eternal Silence Over Sexual Assault “Apollo and Daphne,” created between 1622 and 1625. Credit: Wikipedia/Alvesgaspar/CC-BY-SA-4.0 This ancient myth of Daphne, in which the nymph transforms herself into a tree to escape the lustful attention of the god Apollo, has inspired countless retellings in art. Its themes resonate today.  By […]

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Weather forecast: Fair on Sunday (25/7/2021)

Weather forecast: Fair on Sunday (25/7/2021) Overcast with sporadic rains over eastern and southern regions with some rain over the island of Crete, but fair everywhere else. Northerly winds registering 5-6 on the Beaufort scale at eastern and southern mountainous regions, while winds in the Aegean will reach 6-7 and even 8 on the Beaufort […]

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UNSC labors over Varosha statement

UNSC labors over Varosha statement The lack of common ground among the permanent members of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on the content of the statement to be issued regarding the announcements of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about Cyprus this week led to protracted and inconclusive consultations as Kathimerini English Edition went to print […]

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Merkel praises Turkey over refugees but does not see it joining EU

Merkel praises Turkey over refugees but does not see it joining EU German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday praised Turkey for hosting large numbers of Syrian refugees as part of an agreement with the European Union and said she wanted close relations with Ankara but did not anticipate Turkish membership of the EU. “Turkey is […]

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Athens calls for action over Cyprus

Athens calls for action over Cyprus Athens is demanding the immediate intervention of the international community after Turkey announced plans on Tuesday to partially open Varosha, the southern part of Famagusta that has been fenced off and abandoned since Turkey invaded the north of Cyprus in 1974. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that Turkey’s attempts […]

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Folegandros murder suspect hospitalized after attempted suicide

Folegandros murder suspect hospitalized after attempted suicide A man arrested over the killing his 26-year-old girlfriend on the Aegean island of Folegandros was rushed to a hospital on the island of Naxos on Wednesday afternoon for attempted suicide, Greek media reported.  According to the reports, the suspect tried to hang himself using a bed sheet […]

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Biden committed to maintaining Turkey sanctions over S-400

Biden committed to maintaining Turkey sanctions over S-400 US President Joe Biden is committed to maintaining sanctions on Turkey under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) for buying Russian S-400 missile defenses and would impose further sanctions if Ankara bought additional major arms systems from Moscow, a senior US diplomat said on Wednesday. […]

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PM says 120,000 adolescents have applied for prepaid card

PM says 120,000 adolescents have applied for prepaid card Over 120,000 young people aged 18 to 25 have applied for a prepaid card of 150 euros issued to adolescents who have gotten at least one dose of a vaccine against the coronavirus, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday. The card, dubbed “freedom-pass” by the […]

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Cyprus appeals to UN Security Council over Varosha moves

Cyprus appeals to UN Security Council over Varosha moves Cyprus has appealed to the United Nations Security Council over the transfer of part of an abandoned coastal town on the ethnically-split island to Turkish Cypriot control, its foreign minister said on Wednesday. Turkish Cypriot authorities and Turkey said on Tuesday that a small part of […]

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Schinias park board quits over forest destruction

Schinias park board quits over forest destruction The Management Board of Schinias National Park has submitted its resignation over interventions at the behest of the Civil Protection Ministry that have resulted in the destruction of large areas of naturally regenerated forest.  The seven-member board said the interventions that started on June 23 in the protected […]

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Athens reacts to Turkish plans over Famagusta

Athens reacts to Turkish plans over Famagusta The Greek Foreign Ministry has issued a statement condemning plans to reopen part of Famagusta in Turkish-occupied Cyprus announced on Tuesday by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar. The ministry said the latest announcement is in violation of UN Security Council resolutions, as […]

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OAED programs for over 100,000 jobs

OAED programs for over 100,000 jobs The Manpower Organization (OAED) is about to unveil a new batch of policies for employment, aimed at the creation of more than 100,000 jobs, as the government tries to bring jobless numbers down. The main instrument in this effort will be the Recovery and Resilience Fund from the Next […]

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It’s getting hotter in city at night, study shows

It’s getting hotter in city at night, study shows Over a period of 40 years, from 1975 to 2015, Athens added 60 more hot nights, where the minimum temperature does not drop below 26 Celsius, a study by four researchers at the Athens Observatory shows. Very high minimum temperatures mean that “humans cannot shed the […]

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Over 80% of Covid-19 Cases on Crete From Delta Variant

Over 80% of Covid-19 Cases on Crete From Delta Variant A total 1,834 cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Greece on Monday. Credit: Greek Reporter The daily cases of Covid-19 in Greece remained elevated on Monday, as 1,834 total cases were recorded across the country, as the Delta variant spreads across the nation. The current […]

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Greek island of Mykonos under curfew to Monday over rise in Covid-19 cases

Greek island of Mykonos under curfew to Monday over rise in Covid-19 cases Greek authorities clamped down on popular Mykonos island with curfew and additional restrictions due to a sudden rise in coronavirus infections in the last few days, showing up in multiple chain infections and in clusters, ANA reports. As of Saturday (July 17), […]

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