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Covid clinics reopening to cope with rising cases

Covid clinics reopening to cope with rising cases Exclusive Covid clinics, which had been closed earlier this year, are to reopen at Greece’s public hospitals to deal with rising admissions, according to the president of the Athens and Piraeus hospital doctors’ association (EINAP), Matina Pagoni. Hospital admissions have risen “from five to 45 in seven […]

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Did the Ancient Greeks See Blue Like We Do?

Did the Ancient Greeks See Blue Like We Do? Ancient Greeks had an interesting relationship with the color blue. Credit: Zde / Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 4.0 Although Greece is full of many shades of blue — iconic blue roofs found across the islands, rich sapphire seas, and bright blue skies — linguists and experts in […]

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NCL’s cruises return with extra emphasis on Greece

NCL’s cruises return with extra emphasis on Greece Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) marked its highly-anticipated cruise comeback with a double debut on Sunday: Norwegian Jade was not only the first of its 17-ship fleet to welcome guests after 500 days, she also made NCL history as the first vessel to homeport in Piraeus. “We are […]

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Creating a Virtual Community of Greeks in Japan

Creating a Virtual Community of Greeks in Japan Tokyo with Mt. Fuji in the background. Credit: Morio/Wikimedia Commons/ CC BY-SA 3.0 Japan is one of the most population countries in the world, with a population numbering over 126 million. Increasingly, immigrants have flocked to Japan, including many Greeks. Forming a new life and community in […]

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AHEPA’s 99th Anniversary Convention commences with thanks and welcomes in Athens

AHEPA’s 99th Anniversary Convention commences with thanks and welcomes in Athens Hundreds of enthusiastic visitors from the United States and around the world – reminded when necessary to mask and properly social distance, Greece fighting the 4th wave of COVID – filled the Ballroom of the renowned Grand Bretagne hotel in Athens for The AHEPA […]

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Skeptics fueling pressure on public health system

Skeptics fueling pressure on public health system A staggering 95% of people with Covid-19 and 99% of patients at hospital intensive care units are unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated, according to latest data compiled by Greek health authorities. The figures demonstrate that vaccinated people are much less likely to become infected, infect others, display symptoms […]

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Man (70) remanded for rape of woman (34) with disabilities

Man (70) remanded for rape of woman (34) with disabilities A 70-year-old man on Lesvos accused of raping a 34-year-old woman with a disability has been remanded in custody pending trial. The accused was arrested on July 17 on foot of a complaint from the woman. He was subsequently charged with rape and sexual abuse. […]

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Lockdown: Which tourist destinations are under the scrutiny of the health authorities

Lockdown: Which tourist destinations are under the scrutiny of the health authorities Islands with high tourist demand and viral loads are in threat of entering a grid of suffocating control. The rise in cases across the country in recent days, combined with the growing number of hospital admissions due to the Delta mutation, has alarmed […]

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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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Sakkari celebrates birthday with emphatic second-round win

Sakkari celebrates birthday with emphatic second-round win After a serving of cake with her teammates, Greece’s Maria Sakkari celebrated her 26th birthday with an emphatic 6-1 6-2 win over Nina Stojanovic of Serbia in the second round of the Tokyo Games on Monday. Sakkari, born on July 25, said the win was one of the […]

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A strong naval power with deterrence capability

A strong naval power with deterrence capability History has proved that Greece must always be a strong naval power. Geography and geopolitics make it a strategic necessity for the country to have a navy that can, at the same time, defend every island and islet in the Aegean and have a presence in the Eastern, […]

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Delphi Archaeological Museum digitally accessible for people with disabilities

Delphi Archaeological Museum digitally accessible for people with disabilities The Archaeological Museum of Delphi is becoming accessible for people with hearing and vision problems, through digital virtual tour, as stated in an announcement by the Ministry of Culture and Sports. “Its implementation has already begun, not only with printed material in Braille and signs, but […]

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Greek Police Clash with Anti-Mandatory Vaccination Protesters in Athens

Greek Police Clash with Anti-Mandatory Vaccination Protesters in Athens Anti-mandatory vaccination and anti-vaccination protesters in Athens earlier in July. Credit: Greek Reporter Greek police clashed with protesters in Athens on Saturday evening following a demonstration against the mandatory vaccination of certain professional groups as well as the division of Greek citizens to vaccinated and unvaccinated […]

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Anastasiades in Athens on Tuesday for talks with PM

Anastasiades in Athens on Tuesday for talks with PM In the wake of the international outcry and the condemnation by the United Nations Security Council of Turkey’s intention to partially open the town of Varosha in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus, the island nation’s President Nicos Anastasiades will meet in Athens on Tuesday with Greek Prime Minister […]

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COVID-19 Hospitalizations Rise is Greece as Struggle with Delta Variant Continues

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Rise is Greece as Struggle with Delta Variant Continues Credit: Greek Reporter The newly recorded COVID-19 cases in Greece remained high on Saturday, as the country tries to cope with the spread of the Delta variant. A total of 2,472 new cases were announced by EODY, the Greek Public Health Organization, down from […]

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Tool to cut realty red tape

Tool to cut realty red tape The procedure for property transactions is being radically overhauled, with owners and buyers needing just a few minutes to complete the transfer without having to procure any documents, certificates, etc. from various agencies. This is thanks to the new online platform that is under creation on the state’s gov.gr […]

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Syvota: the Greek Paradise with Crystal Clear Waters and Secret Coves

Syvota: the Greek Paradise with Crystal Clear Waters and Secret Coves The beautiful waters of Syvota. Credit: Chris Makrozahopoulos/Wikimedia commons Facing the southern tip of Corfu, Syvota is considered to be one of the most fascinating finds for tourists in Greece. Syvota is a tiny village of roughly 3,000 people, and one of the best […]

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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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Mitsotakis hosts meeting with Eurogroup president

Mitsotakis hosts meeting with Eurogroup president Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met on Friday at his office in the Maximos Mansion with the president of the Eurogroup and finance minister of Ireland, Paschal Donohoe. Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras also attended the meeting, where the discussion focused on the eurozone’s recovery from the pandemic crisis. “For […]

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The Olympics Kick Off in Tokyo with Opening Ceremony

The Olympics Kick Off in Tokyo with Opening Ceremony Fireworks in Tokyo for the opening ceremony. Credit: olympics.com The Tokyo Olympics, postponed last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, kicked off on Friday with the opening ceremony.  As Japan continues to report record Covid-19 cases, spectators are banned at Tokyo venues, and athletes paraded in […]

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Nicosia okay with latest UNSC draft on Varosha

Nicosia okay with latest UNSC draft on Varosha Nicosia appeared to be at ease after a draft statement on Varosha, expected to be adopted by UN Security Council members on Friday afternoon, was said to “condemn” recent announcements by Turkish and Turkish Cypriot leaders regarding the island’s ghost town. According to the Cyprus News Agency, […]

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Should vaccinated people mask up with Covid-19 cases rising?

Should vaccinated people mask up with Covid-19 cases rising? Should vaccinated people mask up with Covid-19 cases rising? It depends on your situation, but masking in public can provide another layer of protection and help prevent the virus from spreading to others who aren’t protected. An easing of safety precautions and the large number of […]

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Milwaukee Bucks’ fans celebrate NBA championship with parade

Milwaukee Bucks’ fans celebrate NBA championship with parade Thousands of fans lined downtown Milwaukee streets on Thursday to catch a glimpse of their beloved Bucks in a parade to celebrate the city’s first NBA championship in half a century. Six police officers on horseback clopped past cheering fans at the head of a procession that […]

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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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Magnitude 4.6 earthquake rattles island of Tilos

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake rattles island of Tilos An earthquake with preliminary magnitude 4.6 struck off the eastern Aegean island of Tilos on Thursday, Greek authorities said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury. The Athens Geodynamic Institute said the undersea quake occurred at 5.16 p.m. local time, 19 kilometers off the island’s southwestern […]

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Economic diplomacy in the new era

Economic diplomacy in the new era Economic diplomacy is a domain concerned with utilizing both diplomatic skills and economic instruments to promote a county’s strategic, economic and political growth. Economic diplomacy is a vital part of any nation’s foreign policy and has the potential to greatly boost its growth if properly implemented. It goes far […]

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Erdogan provokes with “illegal and unacceptable” plan to reopen part of Varosha

Erdogan provokes with “illegal and unacceptable” plan to reopen part of Varosha Vassilis Nedos, Kathimerini’s diplomatic and defense editor, joins The Greek Current to analyze Turkey’s latest provocative decision to reopen a part of the fenced off town of Varosha – in violation of UN Security Council Resolutions – in the occupied part of Cyprus.  […]

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Aegina International Music Festival returns with 8 music filled nights

Aegina International Music Festival returns with 8 music filled nights After last year’s postponement, due to the pandemic, the 15th International Music Festival of Aegina returns this August, with eight musical nights in the Courtyard of the Church of the Savior and the Beach of Aura. From the 8th to the 28th of August, Greek […]

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Billionaire Space Race: Symbol of Capitalism’s Obsession with Growth

Billionaire Space Race: Symbol of Capitalism’s Obsession with Growth Jeff Bezos with his crew on the first Blue Origin flight into space. Credit: Facebook/Blue Origin A handful of billionaires are now engaged in what is called a space race, trying to persuade us that the future is not here on Earth but in space, says […]

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National Bank in talks with Bain Capital, Fortress, doValue on NPL portfolio

National Bank in talks with Bain Capital, Fortress, doValue on NPL portfolio Greece’s National Bank (NBG) this week announced that it is in exclusive talks with a consortium comprised of Bain Capital, Fortress and doValue for the sale of a securitized red loan package, called Frontier, a transaction valued at 6.1 billion euros. Discussions with […]

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