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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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Initiative for digital nomads

Initiative for digital nomads Greece is launching a new initiative to support digital nomads by facilitating their working conditions, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced at the Next is Now conference on Wednesday. “We are starting the implementation of an initiative in cooperation with the private sector – firstly with Wind – and I believe that […]

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Greek tourism ministry launching initiative to support digital nomads

Greek tourism ministry launching initiative to support digital nomads Greece is launching a new initiative to support ‘digital nomads’ by facilitating their working conditions, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced during the Next is Now conference, in an interview with the publisher and director of Real News, Nikos Hatzinikolaou, according to ANA.“We are starting the implementation […]

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Tourism ministry launching initiative to support digital nomads, Kikilias says

Tourism ministry launching initiative to support digital nomads, Kikilias says Greece is launching a new initiative to support ‘digital nomads’ by facilitating their working conditions, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced during the Next is Now conference, in an interview with the publisher and director of Real News, Nikos Hatzinikolaou. “We are starting the implementation of […]

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FinMin – New support to households if energy prices increase further

FinMin – New support to households if energy prices increase further Further support to households in case of further increase in energy prices was announced by the Minister of Finance, Christos Staikouras. “If prices remain high or prices rise further, the government may be forced – and rightly so, to intervene even more this year,” […]

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‘Twin crisis’ limiting fiscal space for additional support, FinMin says

‘Twin crisis’ limiting fiscal space for additional support, FinMin says The state budget, to be submitted to Parliament on Friday, does not include additional support measures for any sector of the economy, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said on Wednesday. In comments to Skai TV, Staikouras said that the restaurant and related businesses sector has has […]

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U.S. Embassy Showcases Greece’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

U.S. Embassy Showcases Greece’s Entrepreneurial Spirit The U.S. Embassy launches a program in support of entrepreneurship in Greece. Credit: Facebook/US Embassy, Athens The U.S. Embassy in Athens is showcasing activities in support of entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic growth throughout Greece in the context of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt  said that supporting Greece’s long-term […]

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Government to announce further support for electricity consumers on Wednesday, sources say

Government to announce further support for electricity consumers on Wednesday, sources say A significant increase in the amount budgeted for subsidising electricity consumption is to be announced by Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas later on Wednesday, according to government sources. The total amount, which currently stands at 500 million euros, is expected to be […]

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Gov’t announces additional subsidies and measures to support electricity consumers

Gov’t announces additional subsidies and measures to support electricity consumers Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas on Wednesday officially announced a generous increase in support measures for households and businesses in the face of skyrocketing electricity prices, with the subsidy more than doubling to 39 euros a month. For industries using the medium voltage grid […]

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IWG support for startups

IWG support for startups International Workplace Group (IWG) on Tuesday announced its partnership agreement with MIT Enterprise Forum Greece aimed at supporting startups in the field of technology and research. The agreement provides for a package of services and benefits from the office spaces that IWG operates in Athens and Thessaloniki through its Regus and […]

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Accommodations and Support for the Disabled in Ancient Greece

Accommodations and Support for the Disabled in Ancient Greece A digital rendering of the fourth-century B.C. Temple of Asklepios at Epidaurus (right). Notice the ramp on the temple’s east side allowing easy access for the disabled in ancient Greece. (Image credit: ©2019 J. Goodinson; Scientific advisor J. Svolos; © Antiquity Publications Ltd, 2020) As difficult […]

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Greek man dies in custody in Germany

Greek man dies in custody in Germany The Greek Embassy and Consulate in Germany are providing support to the family of a 24-year-old man who died in police custody after being arrested in the German city of Wuppertal last week. German authorities have indicated that his death may be drug-related. German media reported Giorgos Zantiotis’ […]

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More support with energy costs

More support with energy costs The government is planning an increase in subsidies for households’ and enterprises’ electricity bills and the suspension of certain payments for larger enterprises using the medium-voltage grid. These moves are among a package of measures for businesses and households to cope with higher energy costs, government sources noted on Monday. […]

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Mitsotakis: Sustainable investment funds needed to support green transition

Mitsotakis: Sustainable investment funds needed to support green transition Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis says sustainable investment funds need to be scaled up to support a successful transition to a green economy. In an op-ed published in Politico on Wednesday in light of the ongoing COP26 climate talks in Glasgow, Mitsotakis says that achieving such […]

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Acid attack victim thanks public for support as trial concludes

Acid attack victim thanks public for support as trial concludes A woman who suffered debilitating internal injuries, massive scarring to her face and body and emotional trauma in an acid attack in May 2020 has expressed her satisfaction that her attacker was found guilty of attempted murder. Ioanna Paliospyrou addressed the media after the conclusion […]

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Erdogan Expels European, US Ambassadors Over Kavala Support

Erdogan Expels European, US Ambassadors Over Kavala Support Erdogan sparks diplomatic spat with 10 countries over Kavala, pictured here in 2015. Credit: Janbazian,  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared 10 foreign ambassadors – including seven from Europe – as persona non grata after they called for the release of Osman Kavala. […]

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Mitsotakis: Support for households during energy crisis will continue

Mitsotakis: Support for households during energy crisis will continue The government has taken significant measures to reduce consumer power bills after the rise in electricity and natural gas prices, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday in Brussels, where EU leaders are meeting to debate their response to soaring energy prices. “We will continue to […]

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Rural support ‘immediately, fairly and swiftly’

Rural support ‘immediately, fairly and swiftly’ Rural Development Minister Spilios Livanos promised support to all farmers who have suffered from the adverse weather conditions recently. “We have a complete picture of the problems that have arisen and we will address them as in other cases in the country in recent months, immediately, fairly and swiftly […]

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ATHEX – Banks supporting

ATHEX – Banks supporting With support from the banking sector, the Greek stock market is currently trying to remain at the level of 895 points, although earlier it caught a whiff of 900 points, which scared it back down. At the moment, the general index is moving with small gains of 0.01% at 894.84 points. […]

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Is it time for the US to support the EU’s defense ambitions?

Is it time for the US to support the EU’s defense ambitions? Last week US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said that President Biden was truly willing to support greater European military and defense capabilities, a key point in the joint statement with Macron aimed at smoothing over the AUKUS dispute. But Sullivan said it […]

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Tourism minister – 320 million euros from the European Recovery Fund to support tourism

Tourism minister – 320 million euros from the European Recovery Fund to support tourism “Our goal is to invest in tourism to create better jobs, increase income and lead to the prosperity of the average Greek family,” said Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias in an interview with Real FM radio station. “From the family business in […]

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Microsoft – Collaboration with Marathon VC to support Greek startups

Microsoft – Collaboration with Marathon VC to support Greek startups Microsoft Greece, Cyprus and Malta is launching a new partnership with Marathon Venture Capital, with the aim of further developing advanced start-ups, which have secured significant funding and are active in the B2B Enterprise sector. Specifically, as part of the partnership, Microsoft will include in […]

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Handelsblatt – Support for small and medium enterprises in Greece

Handelsblatt – Support for small and medium enterprises in Greece An article in the German newspaper Handelsblatt mentions the incentives that the Greek government wants to give to small businesses to increase competitiveness. The newspaper writes: “No other economy in the EU has as many small businesses as Greece. With tax breaks for mergers and […]

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PM: Entrepreneurship should fully support workers and wages

PM: Entrepreneurship should fully support workers and wages Reduced taxes and lower insurance contributions over the last two years have facilitated Greek entrepreneurship, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told an event organized by the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE) in Athens on Friday. This has improved liquidity, and the government has also provided political […]

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US call for de-escalation of tensions in Eastern Mediterranean

US call for de-escalation of tensions in Eastern Mediterranean The United States reiterated their support for efforts to de-escalate tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, including the continuation of talks between Greece and Turkey, following the harassment of Greek Cypriot research vessel off the coast of Turkey. A State Department spokesman said the US “encourages all […]

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US president reiterates support for comprehensive Cyprus solution, report says

US president reiterates support for comprehensive Cyprus solution, report says US President Joe Biden has reportedly sent a letter to his Cypriot counterpart, Nikos Anastasiades, expressing Washington’s continued support for a comprehensive solution to the Cyprus issue. According to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, Biden heralded the strengthening of bilateral relations over the next year and […]

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Puppet makes cross-Europe trek to support child refugees

Puppet makes cross-Europe trek to support child refugees A 3.5-metre (11.5 ft)-tall puppet depicting a Syrian refugee girl arrived in Geneva on Tuesday as part of an 8,000-km (4,970-mile) walk across Europe to raise awareness of the plight of young refugees. “Little Amal” – which means ‘hope’ in Arabic – started her journey on July […]

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Greek PM Mitsotakis Sets Growth, Support Plan

Greek PM Mitsotakis Sets Growth, Support Plan Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis addressing the public at the Thessaloniki International Fair. Credit: Greek Government Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Saturday set new growth targets, focused on support plan for young Greeks and changes in energy market at the Thessaloniki International Fair. Mitsotakis addressed the nation […]

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Hatzitheodosiou to OT.gr – Support to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and measures to curb the price increases

Hatzitheodosiou to OT.gr – Support to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and measures to curb the price increases The interventions that the Prime Minister intends to announce in order to stop the price increases that affect the companies, were quoted by Giannis Hatzitheodosiou, president of the Professional Chamber of Athens, speaking at the stand of […]

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EU ministers want bloc’s budget rules to support investment, realistic debt cuts

EU ministers want bloc’s budget rules to support investment, realistic debt cuts European Union finance ministers said on Friday that changes to EU budget rules, now under review, should support investment in the post-pandemic economy and allow for a more realistic path in cutting some countries’ huge public debts. Finance ministers from the 27-nation bloc […]

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