Greece

  • Greek PM scheduled to have slew of meetings in NY

    Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis arrived in New York on Wednesday to attend the 76th United Nations General Assembly with the broader aim to enhance Greece’s presence on the international stage on the geopolitical, business and diaspora levels. “With his international contacts and [Mitsotakis’] continuous effort he has managed to upgrade the political and geostrategic role…

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  • Greek Community of Melbourne welcomes talks on double taxation treaty

    The Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) has welcomed planned talks between Australia and Greece on a double tax agreement (DTA) between the two countries. In a statement Wednesday, the organization said it had received confirmation from Australia’s Assistant Treasury Minister Michael Sukkar that Australia and Greece will enter into bilateral tax treaty negotiations next year.…

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  • Partnerships between Greek, US universities

    “Have faith in your stars.” This is the motto chosen for an Education Ministry program to fund individual scientists as well as research consortiums over a three-year period on the basis of academic excellence. Meanwhile, more reforms are in the pipeline that officials say will be guided by criteria of excellence, extroversion, independence and accountability.…

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  • Acropolis Museum upgrades services with new, interactive website

    The Acropolis Museum has launched an upgraded website, www.theacropolismuseum.gr, it said on Wednesday. It was created by designers Generation Y in the context of the ‘Creation of the Digital Acropolis Museum’ project, which offers the international community full online access to all the collections of the museum’s exhibits. The design of the website allows visitors…

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  • Greece confirms 3,040 new coronavirus infections, 42 deaths on Tuesday; 333 on ventilators

    Greece confirmed 3,040 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 8 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Tuesday. Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 636,596 infections (daily change: +0.6 pct). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 134 infections…

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  • Greece: No tolerance for parents who violate school rules

    The government will not show any tolerance for parents who demand that their children attend classes at school without tests and masks to contain the spread of the coronavirus, its spokesperson Yiannis Oikonomou insisted on Tuesday. “The government and the educational community cannot tolerate such behavior. There are specific laws, provisions and instructions that are…

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  • Significant rise in Greek exports

    Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis referred to a significant rise in Greek exports, at the presentation of the National Strategic Extroversion Plan at Hellenic World Cultural Center in Athens on Tuesday. This fact “is the best proof that export rates serve as the mirror of a competitive economy,” especially taking into account the ongoing coronavirus pandemic,…

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  • Greece: Housing out of reach for young people

    The lack of an organized housing policy, the dearth of regulations in the real estate market, as well as poor or precarious working conditions, are among the reasons cited by experts to explain young people’s increasing difficulty finding a decent home with affordable rent in Greece’s larger urban centers. “The leasing sector is limited and…

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  • Greece: Covid cases rise to 2,126

    Greek health authorities announced 2,126 new coronavirus infections for the 24-hour period ending 3 p.m. Monday, as well as 39 deaths. The number of patients on ventilators was 342 on Monday from 348 on Sunday afternoon. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 632,908 confirmed coronavirus cases, with 14,505 fatalities. Source: ekathimerini.com

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  • Moody’s upgrades long-term deposit ratings of four Greek systemic banks

    Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) on Monday upgraded the long-term deposit ratings of National Bank of Greece S.A., Eurobank S.A. and Alpha Bank S.A. to B2 from Caa1, and Piraeus Bank S.A.’s long-term deposit rating to B3 from Caa2. The outlook on the deposit ratings for all four banks is positive. The rating agency has also…

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