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Leipsoi: High occupancy this summer

Leipsoi: High occupancy this summer Leipsoi made a dynamic “entrance” this summer, with the estimated data of the tourist traffic exceeding in some cases even the numbers of 2019. According to the Municipality of Leipsoi and professionals of the island, June “closed” with an average occupancy of 50%, while during the three days of the […]

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Why Greece can be a powerful ally

Why Greece can be a powerful ally This summer, Americans are flocking to Greece. President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken should take the hint and consider making a trip of their own. It would be as good for America as it would be for Greece. Two centuries after Greece declared its independence […]

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Greece set for another heatwave

Greece set for another heatwave Greece is set for another heatwave this week, with the temperature headed for the 40s, the National Meteorological Service (EMY) has warned in an emergency bulletin. According to the EMY, a mass of warm air moving from North Africa will cause a significant rise in temperature from Tuesday. The high […]

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Lycabettus Hill: This is how it will be after the regeneration

Lycabettus Hill: This is how it will be after the regeneration Lycabettus is reborn. And the first phase of the plan of important interventions is already in progress (as it started a few weeks ago). The project budget of around € 1,500,000 is funded by the European Investment Bank and includes: Application of innovative, mild, elegant […]

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Heatwave returns this week

Heatwave returns this week After a pleasant few days of cooling northerly winds, a new heatwave is rolling into Greece this week and is expected to be hotter and longer than previous spells of unseasonably warm temperatures, meteorologists have warned. According to the National Hellenic Meteorological Service, temperatures will start inching up on Monday on […]

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Antetokounmpo invited to Presidential Palace

Antetokounmpo invited to Presidential Palace Greek forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, who earlier this week led the Milwaukee Bucks to their first NBA championship in 50 years, has been invited to attend Saturday’s event at the Presidential Palace marking the anniversary of the restoration of Greece’s democracy on July 24, 1974, Kathimerini understands. It has not been […]

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Title rewards Antetokounmpo’s decision to commit to Bucks

Title rewards Antetokounmpo’s decision to commit to Bucks This could have been the offseason in which Giannis Antetokounmpo entered the free-agent market and perhaps teamed up with another superstar to try winning multiple NBA titles together. Antetokounmpo instead will spend the summer celebrating a championship he won with the team that picked him. Leading the […]

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The conference of the German Travel Association in Greece for the first time

The conference of the German Travel Association in Greece for the first time For the first time this year, Greece will host the annual meeting of the German tourism industry DRV. The meeting will take place from October 28 to 31 in Costa Navarino, Messinia. The conference is jointly organized by EOT and the Association […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: Proud

Editorial Ta Nea: Proud The game was enthralling and justly the whole planet bowed before this incredible player. His words after winning the title were deeply moving. He spoke about his family, his childhood years, his great journey from the Athens suburb of Sepolia to Milwaukee, his beloved team, and the hard work that took […]

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Greek-Italian “tourism conflict”

Greek-Italian “tourism conflict” There seems a “tourist conflict” is evolving this summer. With a special recommendation and letter, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs addressed a travel agent, who has organized a trip of 400 high school students from Ancona to Corfu and Athens. The Crisis Management Unit of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs […]

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Can AI grade your next test?

Can AI grade your next test? This spring, Philips Pham was among the more than 12,000 people in 148 countries who took an online class called Code in Place. Run by Stanford University, the course taught the fundamentals of computer programming. Four weeks in, Pham, a 23-year-old student living at the southern tip of Sweden, […]

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Skylakakis: A general lockdown is not on the table

Skylakakis: A general lockdown is not on the table “Revenues are very important this year because it is a year that the budget has been injured due to the coronavirus”, stressed the Deputy Minister of Finance, Theodoros Skylakakis, speaking on the ANT1 show “Summer Together”. At the same time, Mr. Skylakakis stressed that “the good […]

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Aerostats to monitor borders

Aerostats to monitor borders Greece this week took the first steps toward implementing a plan by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) for the surveillance of its borders with the use of aerostats. The first of the two blimps that are expected to be deployed is already at the airport of Alexandroupoli in […]

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IMF puts 2021 growth at 3.3%

IMF puts 2021 growth at 3.3% The Greek economy is projected to grow by 3.3% this year and 5.4% in 2022, the International Monetary Fund said in its staff report released on Friday. The IMF said that simulations of the macroeconomic impact of Greek government fiscal support measures indicate that government measures would help contain […]

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This insect drinks your milkshake

This insect drinks your milkshake A meadow froghopper urinates so much that it could drown itself. Luckily, the insect Philaenus spumarius, which is approximately the size of a Tic Tac, has a butt catapult that regularly flicks its globules of liquid waste into the air and safely away from its body. “At this tiny, tiny […]

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SELPE study: 46% Greeks say they will not go on vacation this year

SELPE study: 46% Greeks say they will not go on vacation this year Eight in ten consumers believe that the financial crisis from the coronavirus pandemic will last through 2022, according to a study of the Association of Business and Retail Sales of Greece (SELPE) on consumer trends. In terms of vacation away from home, […]

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Sacred duty

Sacred duty The sirens of obscurantism are not insignificant inside the Greek Church.  This is evident in the issue of vaccinations, where a small number of bishops and priests unfortunately identify with the followers of irrationality.  The Church, however, has shown that it can meet the challenges of the times and protect society as a […]

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Growth targets are feasible, agree gov’t and ESM

Growth targets are feasible, agree gov’t and ESM A goal of 3.6% growth this year and 6% in 2022 is realistic, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras and the managing director the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), Klaus Regling, said on Thursday. Addressing a Economist conference in Athens, the Greek minister said a 3.6% growth rate this year […]

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Mesmerizing 1926 Photo Portrays Coffee Culture in Athens

Mesmerizing 1926 Photo Portrays Coffee Culture in Athens This 1926 photo was colorized by Greek photographer Christos Kaplanis. A striking image in at Athens’ Syntagma Square, apparently taken during the late morning in the summer of 1926, has recently resurfaced in glorious color. The photograph, which has been retouched to add color by Greek artist […]

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State to hire almost 12,000 permanent teachers this summer

State to hire almost 12,000 permanent teachers this summer The state will hire 11,700 permanent teachers this summer, more than double the number it had committed for 2021, the education minister has announced. Niki Kerameos said the teacher hirings will be “the first in 12 years,” adding that the government had originally planned to fill […]

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Think tank sees Greek economy rebounding 5.0%-5.5% this year

Think tank sees Greek economy rebounding 5.0%-5.5% this year The country’s economy is seen rebounding by 5.0% to 5.5% this year under a baseline scenario after an 8.2% slump last year, an influential think tank said on Tuesday, raising its previous 3.5% to 4.0% growth forecast made in April. “Greece’s economy can take advantage of […]

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Turkish price rises seen continuing this summer

Turkish price rises seen continuing this summer Turkey’s annual inflation soared to 17.53% in June, mainly driven by rising prices in transportation and household goods, according to official data published on Monday. The country’s monthly inflation increased by 1.94% in the same month, the Turkish Statistical Institute revealed. The highest annual price rise was reported […]

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Editorial: Defences

Editorial: Defences Climate change, and its repercussions, is an urgent issue of grave concern. This is not a neutral concept or cause for analysis without a way out. It is the current global and local condition that affects our lives. Heat waves, wildfires, natural disasters and everything expected to occur in autumn and winter, such […]

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Webinar to examine Greece’s role as int’l freight center

Webinar to examine Greece’s role as int’l freight center This Thursday Capital Link and Ernst & Young (EY) are organizing a 90-minute webinar titled “Greece: An International Freight Center,” starting at 5 p.m. EY will present the second edition of its report that examines the role of Greece as a competitive intermodal corridor for European […]

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Massive drop in corporate tax takings

Massive drop in corporate tax takings Most enterprises will pay reduced tax this year, compared to what they paid in 2020 for their 2019 incomes, according to data from the first declarations submitted and processed, while many more will register losses for the first year of the pandemic. The health crisis and the extended lockdowns […]

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The last straw?

The last straw? If you wake up this morning and try to get a plastic straw for your coffee, you will find out plastic straws have vanished. But that is not the only unpleasant surprise the day has in store for you: You will not be able to find Q-tips and you will be searching […]

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Turkish cenbanker says inflation may exceed expectations this month and next, sources say

Turkish cenbanker says inflation may exceed expectations this month and next, sources say Turkish Central Bank Governor Sahap Kavcioglu said on Friday inflation could rise higher than expected this month and next, but that monthly moves do not affect its year-end forecast, according to two sources who participated in an investors meeting. Kavcioglu said the […]

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The dynamic presence of Greece at Cannes

The dynamic presence of Greece at Cannes This year, Greece is traveling to the Cannes International Film Festival with its forces united. The Hellenic Cinema Center (EKK) and the National Center for Audiovisual Media and Communication (EKOME) are coordinating their activities at the National Pavilion, which will operate at the Festival from 6 to 17 […]

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George Pelecanos Produces New HBO Series ‘We Own This City’

George Pelecanos Produces New HBO Series ‘We Own This City’ George Pelecanos at Quai du Polar Festival/Credit: Wikimedia Commons – Biokill (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0) Writer and producer George Pelecanos is helming a new limited series for HBO titled “We Own This City.” The HBO Series’ Story The Greek-American creator, who previously brought audiences the […]

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The Best Swimming Pools at Santorini Hotels

The Best Swimming Pools at Santorini Hotels Swimming pools in Santorini, such as this one at Old Castle Oia, offer some of the most jaw-dropping views in the entire world. Photo Courtesy of Old Castle Oia. The island of Santorini in Greece has some of the best swimming pools the world over to offer as […]

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