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Sale of OTE’s Romanian arm gets approval

Sale of OTE’s Romanian arm gets approval EU antitrust regulators on Wednesday gave conditional approval to French telecoms provider Orange to buy 54% of Telekom Romania Communications from Deutsche Telekom’s Greek unit OTE. France’s biggest telecoms group announced the deal, which gave the Romanian company an enterprise value of 497 million euros, in November last […]

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MPs vote to lift immunity of ultranationalist party leader

MPs vote to lift immunity of ultranationalist party leader Parliament on Wednesday voted to lift the immunity of the leader of the ultranationalist Greek Solution party. MPs paved the way for Kyriakos Velopoulos to be prosecuted for comments last year in support of gun possession so that victims of robberies can, he said, defend themselves from […]

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UK Abolishes Quarantine for EU, US Travelers as of August 2

UK Abolishes Quarantine for EU, US Travelers as of August 2 The UK decided on Wednesday to abolish quarantine as of August 2. Credit: Wikimedia Commons Travelers from the EU and the United States who are fully vaccinated may now enter Breat Britain without having to self-isolate as of August 2 as UK officials abolished […]

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Large Fire Breaks Out in Achaia, Residents Evacuated

Large Fire Breaks Out in Achaia, Residents Evacuated A fire broke out in Achaia on Wednesday. A large fire has broken out in the agricultural and heavily-forested region of Elekistira, in Achaia, near Patras on Wednesday. Due to the strength and rapid spread of the fire, firefighters in the region have advised that residents of […]

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Greece-Cyprus-Jordan summit at Zappeion Megaron of Athens on Wednesday

Greece-Cyprus-Jordan summit at Zappeion Megaron of Athens on Wednesday The Greece-Cyprus-Jordan tripartite summit will be held at Zappeion Megaron in Athens on July 28, ANA reports. Talks are expected to focus on developments in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean, on energy issues, on migration, and on efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism […]

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Greek T-bill auction on Wednesday

Greek T-bill auction on Wednesday Greece’s Public Debt Management Agency announced on Friday that it will auction 625 million euro’s worth of 26-week treasury bills, in book entry form, next week. The paper will mature on January 28, 2022, it said. The auction will take place on Wednesday with a settlement date on Friday, July […]

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NBG selects DoValue-led consortium as preferred bidder

NBG selects DoValue-led consortium as preferred bidder DoValue said on Wednesday that a consortium of the financial company, Bain Capital and Fortress has been chosen by National Bank of Greece (NBG) as the preferred bidder in relation to Project Frontier for a short period of talks. NBG, Greece’s second-largest lender by assets, is looking to […]

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Greece sixth for most expensive gas in Europe, survey finds

Greece sixth for most expensive gas in Europe, survey finds Greece emerged on Wednesday as the sixth most expensive country for gasoline in Europe with an average rate of 1.67 euros per liter, according to international car comparison site EnjoyTravel.com that has released its official Cheapest and Most Expensive Fuel Prices in Europe list. The […]

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Possible health system gaps fuel concern

Possible health system gaps fuel concern With the submission on Wednesday of the legislative amendment introducing compulsory vaccination for health and care workers, the reaction of public hospital employees is considered an extremely critical parameter for the national health system’s efficiency at this crucial juncture of the pandemic. Given the increased pressure that the health […]

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Greece records 2,972 new Covid-19 infections and three fatalities on Wednesday

Greece records 2,972 new Covid-19 infections and three fatalities on Wednesday Greece confirmed 2,972 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 19 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Wednesday, according to ANA. There are also three fatalities recorded in the last 24 […]

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Dassault delivers first Rafale to Greece

Dassault delivers first Rafale to Greece French planemaker Dassault Aviation on Wednesday delivered the first Rafale fighter jet to the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) in a ceremony at the company’s flight test center in Istres, southern France. The event was attended by Greek Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos and General Konstantinos Floros, Chief of the Hellenic […]

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France calls Turkish-Cypriot move on ghost town a ‘provocation’

France calls Turkish-Cypriot move on ghost town a ‘provocation’ France on Wednesday criticized a move by Turkish Cypriot authorities to partially reopen an abandoned town in Cyprus for potential resettlement, calling it a “provocation.” Turkish Cypriots said on Tuesday that part of Varosha would come under civilian control and people would be able to reclaim […]

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House vote opens way for minister’s prosecution

House vote opens way for minister’s prosecution A plenary session of Parliament voted on Wednesday in favor of a proposal by a House investigative committee for the prosecution of former minister of digital policy, telecommunications and media Nikos Pappas over his handling of the television licensing process in 2016. As a result of Wednesday’s vote, […]

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Greece confirms 2,938 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, 7 deaths; 135 in ICUs

Greece confirms 2,938 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, 7 deaths; 135 in ICUs Greece confirmed 2,938 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 7 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) reported on Wednesday. Greece has confirmed 447,718 infections from the start of the pandemic […]

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2,938 new coronavirus infections confirmed

2,938 new coronavirus infections confirmed Greece confirmed 2,938 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday with seven of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said. Greece has confirmed 447,718 infections from the start of the pandemic (daily change: +0.7 pct). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, […]

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Parliament to decide whether to prosecute ex-minister Pappas on Wednesday

Parliament to decide whether to prosecute ex-minister Pappas on Wednesday Parliament is to vote on whether to accept a proposal by a preliminary parliamentary investigative committee for the prosecution of former minister Nikos Pappas over the television licences process of 2016 in a plenary session on Wednesday. The session began on Wednesday and is expected […]

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Marina Tower plan unveiled (images & video)

Marina Tower plan unveiled (images & video) Lamda Development presented on Wednesday its Marina Tower project for Elliniko, a luxury 200-apartment high-rise set to dominate the skyline of the old Athens airport plot. The project has already attracted interest from executives and major shareholders of listed companies, entrepreneurs and various domestic and foreign investors. This […]

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Cretan producers achieve PGI designation for olive oil

Cretan producers achieve PGI designation for olive oil The Agricultural Ministry approved on Wednesday the registration of the name “Crete” as a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI), a designation for the geographical origin of its olive oil. The request had been submitted by four agricultural federations from the island of Crete. [ANA-MPA] Source : Newsroom Σύνδεσμος

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Wildfire breaks out in Hasia, in the Attica municipality of Fyli

Wildfire breaks out in Hasia, in the Attica municipality of Fyli A wildfire broke out on Wednesday afternoon in forested land with low vegetation in Hasia, in the municipality of Fyli in Attica. According to the fire brigade, the fire has started just above the Fyli municipality stadium and is not near residential areas, while […]

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Coronavirus Cases Continue to Rise in Greece on Wednesday

Coronavirus Cases Continue to Rise in Greece on Wednesday Credit: Wikimedia Commons/ Public domain Greece recorded 1,820 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, which marks 23 more instances of the virus than the 1,797 cases that had been recorded on Tuesday. Just eight of Wednesday’s total cases was identified during routine Covid-19 testing of tourists […]

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President of Haiti Assassinated at Private Residence

President of Haiti Assassinated at Private Residence Jovenel Moise was assassinated on Wednesday. Credit:Fournisearch , CC BY-SA 4.0/Wikipedia The President of Haiti Jovenel Moise has been assassinated in an attack on his home in the nation’s capital on Wednesday, according to the country’s interim prime minister. At around 1am on Wednesday July 7, a group […]

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No midterm fatigue for Mitsotakis

No midterm fatigue for Mitsotakis On Wednesday, the second anniversary of the last general election, the ruling conservative New Democracy party will reach the midpoint of its term. But for Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the anniversary is a reminder of things still to be done. “I want to maintain for the next two years this […]

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PDMA to hold T-bill sale on Wednesday

PDMA to hold T-bill sale on Wednesday The Public Debt Management Agency announced on Friday it will auction 13-week treasury bills this Wednesday to the amount of 625 million euros, maturing on October 8, 2021. The settlement date will be this Friday. Source : Newsroom Σύνδεσμος

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Speedboat injures tourist in Zakynthos

Speedboat injures tourist in Zakynthos A tourist was injured in Zakynthos on Wednesday when a speedboat hit him while swimming, the Coast Guard said on Thursday. The 51-year-old man, whose nationality was not revealed, was swimming at the popular Lagana beach when the accident happened. The boat that hit him was driven by a 36-year-old […]

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Greece records 633 new Covid-19 infections and 11 fatalities on Wednesday

Greece records 633 new Covid-19 infections and 11 fatalities on Wednesday Greece recorded 633 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 1 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) reported on Wednesday, according to ANA. There are also 11 fatalities recorded in the last 24 […]

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EU approves 8-mln-euro plan to support film distributors, cinemas

EU approves 8-mln-euro plan to support film distributors, cinemas The European Commission on Wednesday approved an 8-million-euro Greek program for the support of movie distributors and cinemas hit by the pandemic and the restrictive measures imposed by the Greek government to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus.  The program was approved on the basis […]

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French woman missing in Crete since June 24

French woman missing in Crete since June 24 Greek authorities in Crete on Wednesday launched a search operation on Tuesday to find a French national who went missing in southwestern Crete earlier this month. The 29-year-old woman was holidaying on the island when she disappeared some time around June 24, when she last spoke to […]

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More Covid-19 infections, fewer deaths reported on Wednesday

More Covid-19 infections, fewer deaths reported on Wednesday Greece announced 633 new SARS-CoV-2 infections and 11 deaths on Wednesday, based on the daily data issued by the National Organization of Public Health (EODY). Of these new cases, 315 were recorded in Attica (from 325 on Tuesday) and 31 in Thessaloniki (from 31 the day before). […]

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European shares fall on inflation, pandemic woes

European shares fall on inflation, pandemic woes European shares fell on Wednesday as worries about rising inflation and the Delta variant of the novel coronavirus hit economically sensitive sectors, even as technology stocks tracked an overnight surge in their US peers. The pan-European STOXX 600 was down 0.2%, with banks, energy and mining shares falling […]

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Gov’t condemns gas canister attack on journalist’s home

Gov’t condemns gas canister attack on journalist’s home The government has condemned an early Wednesday attack with gas canisters outside the home of prominent journalist Ioannis Pretenderis. No injuries were reported in the attack which took place at 4.10 a.m. in the Athens suburb of Neo Psychiko. “Freedom of speech and pluralism are fundamental elements […]

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