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Companies vulnerable to digital attacks, says report

Companies vulnerable to digital attacks, says report The measures taken by several Greek companies and employees to protect their organization’s files from malicious online attacks are not enough, according to a recent survey by Aboutpeople on behalf of Kaspersky. The report states that many Greek employees are unaware of key steps to achieve protection of […]

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Restrictions looming for island of Ios, says minister; Paros also at risk

Restrictions looming for island of Ios, says minister; Paros also at risk Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis issued a stern warning on Wednesday about the very real possibility of imposing restrictions on the Aegean island of Ios, after a surge of Covid-19 cases. Speaking to Skai radio, he said that more than 30 police officers […]

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Anastasiades points finger at UK, UN

Anastasiades points finger at UK, UN Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades says the “audacity” of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been fueled by Great Britain and the UN’s special envoy to Cyprus, with the Greek Cypriot leader suggesting during an interview this week that a veto on the EU’s positive agenda with Ankara has not […]

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Vaccination platform for 12-15 year olds will be ready by August, says health minister

Vaccination platform for 12-15 year olds will be ready by August, says health minister The health minister has issued a fresh appeal for young people, but also to the citizens over the age of 55, to get vaccinated, noting that the online platform for 12-15 year olds should be ready by August. Speaking to SKAI […]

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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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Merkel says not discouraged by setback in Turkey-Greece talks

Merkel says not discouraged by setback in Turkey-Greece talks German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday the most recent disagreement between Turkey and Greece over Cyprus had made the relationship more difficult and patience was required to settle differences. “This has been a setback but we should not be discouraged,” she told reporters when asked […]

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Transmission rate of delta variant ‘terrifying,’ says EODY head

Transmission rate of delta variant ‘terrifying,’ says EODY head The transmission rate of the Delta variant of the coronavirus in Greece is “terrifying,” the president of the country’s National Organization for Public Health (EODY) said on Thursday. “We will have an increase in cases this week and next, but we must look at the age […]

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Elon Musk Says Tesla May Start Accepting Bitcoin Again

Elon Musk Says Tesla May Start Accepting Bitcoin Again Elon Musk said that Tesla is likely to begin accepting Bitcoin as payment again. Credit: Public Domain Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and the Boring Company, said today that Tesla will likely return to accepting the cryptocurrency Bitcoin as payment. The CEO moved to […]

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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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Menendez says US must assume ‘assertive role’ toward Turkey

Menendez says US must assume ‘assertive role’ toward Turkey Senator Bob Menendez, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for saying that a peace accord between two sovereign states is the only viable option for Cyprus. Turkey’s strongman repeated the call for a “two-state solution” during a […]

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Turkey says part of Cyprus ghost town to reopen; EU, UK, US object

Turkey says part of Cyprus ghost town to reopen; EU, UK, US object Turkish Cypriot authorities announced on Tuesday a partial reopening of an abandoned town for potential resettlement, drawing a strong rebuke from rival Greek Cypriots of orchestrating a land grab by stealth. Varosha, an eerie collection of derelict high-rise hotels and residences in […]

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Cyprus talks can resume only on two-state basis, Erdogan says

Cyprus talks can resume only on two-state basis, Erdogan says Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday peace talks on the future of ethnically divided Cyprus can take place only between “the two states” on the Mediterranean island. In a speech in the divided Cypriot capital of Nicosia, Erdogan reiterated Turkey’s position in a dispute […]

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Erdogan says Taliban should end “occupation” in Afghanistan

Erdogan says Taliban should end “occupation” in Afghanistan Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that the Taliban should “end the occupation of their brothers’ soil”, and played down a warning from the militant group of consequences if Turkish troops remain in Afghanistan to run Kabul airport. Erdogan made the comments before leaving for a […]

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Budget revenue up in Jan-June, Bank of Greece report says

Budget revenue up in Jan-June, Bank of Greece report says Ordinary budget revenue grew to 19.7 billion euros in the first half of the year, up from 18.13 billion in the corresponding period in 2020, the Bank of Greece said on Monday. In a report, the central bank said that the central government cash balance […]

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About 2,500 travellers blocked in ferry checks in last three days, says minister

About 2,500 travellers blocked in ferry checks in last three days, says minister About 2,500 people were banned in the last three days alone from entering ferries departing for the Greek islands because they lacked the required documentation to biard the ships, Shipping Minister Giannis Plakiotakis said on Monday. The Coast Guard was put in […]

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Government failed to support scientists or set up track-and-trace, Tsipras says

Government failed to support scientists or set up track-and-trace, Tsipras says The government made “criminal mistakes” in its handling of the pandemic, main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance President Alexis Tsipras asserted during an interview with Crete TV on Friday, while predicting political fallout “very soon”. ΔΗΜΟΦΙΛΕΙΣ ΕΙΔΗΣΕΙΣ ΤΩΡΑ “The government did not take steps to strengthen […]

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Delta strain now accounting for 50% of Greece’s Covid-19 cases, expert says

Delta strain now accounting for 50% of Greece’s Covid-19 cases, expert says The Delta strain currently accounts for 50 percent of coronavirus cases in Greece, the president of the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Dimitris Thanos, said on Thursday.  Only four cases of the highly contagious variant had been detected in the […]

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New legislation to specify rules for unvaccinated, says gov’t spox 

New legislation to specify rules for unvaccinated, says gov’t spox  New legislation will be drawn out to clarify the framework surrounding  the mandatory vaccination of civil servants, Greek government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni said on Thursday. Peloni was responding to a question on an earlier statement by Interior Minister Makis Voridis who said that the existing […]

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PM says Greece will protect borders from ‘illegal entry’

PM says Greece will protect borders from ‘illegal entry’ Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday Greece will protect its borders from “illegal entry” of migrants,and called for “best possible coordination” with other European member-states on migration. “Greece is committed to protecting its borders, which are also the borders of the European Union. Greece fully […]

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Disciplinary action expected for unvaccinated civil servants, minister says

Disciplinary action expected for unvaccinated civil servants, minister says Civil servants who do not want to be vaccinated against Covid-19 will be referred to the disciplinary board, Interior Minister Makis Voridis said on Thursday. “Under current law, there is a legal obligation and, in some professions, employers and employees are required to meet certain health […]

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Amnesty says Greek police using pandemic to crush protests

Amnesty says Greek police using pandemic to crush protests Amnesty International accused Greek police of using the Covid-19 pandemic as an excuse to impose blanket bans on protests and apply excessive force to crush peaceful demonstrations. Street protests are common in Greece, and several have taken place in recent months on issues ranging from a […]

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Trade fairs to reopen as of Sept. 1, Dev’t Min. Georgiadis says

Trade fairs to reopen as of Sept. 1, Dev’t Min. Georgiadis says Trade fairs will reopen in Greece as of September 1, Development & Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis said during a visit to the defense trade fair DEFEA Athens at the Metropolitan Expo center. Greece, he said, “will reopen the expo sector as of September […]

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Education minister says schools, universities to open as usual in September

Education minister says schools, universities to open as usual in September Greece’s schools and universities will open as usual in September, providing in-person rather than remote schooling, Education Minister Niki Kerameus said on Wednesday. “We’re going back to regular operation at all educational structures in September, with open universities, schools, vocational training schools, etcetera,” Kerameus […]

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Greece Says Tourism Not Contributing to Surge of Covid Infections

Greece Says Tourism Not Contributing to Surge of Covid Infections Neither tourism nor tourist arrivals are to blame for the rise in novel coronavirus cases in Greece, Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis said. Read the full story on GreekReporter.com. Source : Tasos Kokkinidis Σύνδεσμος

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Tourism not contributing to surge of Covid-19 infections in Greece, says minister

Tourism not contributing to surge of Covid-19 infections in Greece, says minister Tourism is not to blame for a surge of Covid-19 infections in Greece, the tourism minister said on Wednesday after the government reintroduced restrictions aimed at saving the summer season. Greece, which relies on tourism for a fifth of its economy, kicked off […]

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Coronavirus appointments platform opens for ages 15-17 on Thursday, says health official

Coronavirus appointments platform opens for ages 15-17 on Thursday, says health official Teenagers aged from 15 to 17 will be able to book vaccination appointments as of Thursday, said Health Secretary General Marios Themistocleous during Monday’s regular live briefing on the coronavirus pandemic. Appointments can be set by their parents using their taxis.net credentials, and […]

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Erdogan Paid a Whopping $30.5 Million to Trump’s Allies, Report Says

Erdogan Paid a Whopping $30.5 Million to Trump’s Allies, Report Says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and former U.S. President Donald Trump during the former’s visit to the United States. Credit: The White House Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tried to influence former US President Donald Trump’s administration by reportedly paying lobbyists a whopping $30.5 […]

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PM Mitsotakis to announce decisions regarding mandatory vaccination by Tuesday, Peloni says

PM Mitsotakis to announce decisions regarding mandatory vaccination by Tuesday, Peloni says Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will by Tuesday announce the government’s decisions with respect to mandatory vaccination for specific sectors and the way that indoor places of hospitality and entertainment will operate after the end of this week, government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni said on […]

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Extra perks for vaccinated to be offered as incentives on public transport, Karamanlis says

Extra perks for vaccinated to be offered as incentives on public transport, Karamanlis says Additional perks and facilitations for vaccinated passengers will soon be announced as an incentive to persuade those using public transport to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, Infrastructure and Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlis announced on Monday, speaking on a ERT1 breakfast […]

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Greece one of most active EU member-states in defense activities, says EDA chief

Greece one of most active EU member-states in defense activities, says EDA chief Greece is one of the most active member-states in the European Union in many defense activities, including in the European Defense Agency (EDA) and the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), EDA Chief Executive Jiri Sedivy said in an exclusive statement to the Athens-Macedonian […]

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