Greece

  • Photo of Greece gets ever more competitive

    Greece gets ever more competitive

    Greece further improved its ranking last year in the global competitiveness chart drafted by the Institute for Management Development (IMD), climbing to 46th in the world in terms of its policies and the course of the country in 2020. Greece rose three spots among 64 countries from 49th in the previous chart, which concerned 2019.…

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  • Photo of Egypt, Greece expand cooperation, agree on regional security issues

    Egypt, Greece expand cooperation, agree on regional security issues

    Greece and Egypt will expand cooperation in sectors such as energy and security, the leaders of the two countries said Monday in Cairo. “In recent years, cooperation at economic and military level, either bilateral or multilateral, along with Cyprus, has deepened,” Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said after his meeting with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.…

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  • Photo of Mitsotakis visits Egypt Monday

    Mitsotakis visits Egypt Monday

    Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will visit Egypt Monday, where he will meet President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and members of the Greek community in Cairo and Alexandria. According to the official schedule, Mitsotakis will meet el-Sisi at noon and, after their talks, the two men will make statements to the press. Mitsotakis…

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  • Photo of Greece: Heatwave expected by mid-week

    Greece: Heatwave expected by mid-week

    Summertime officially starts Monday, the day with the longest daylight hours, and the year’s first heatwave will follow closely. According to meteorologists, temperatures will start rising Monday and, between Tuesday and Friday, maximums will hover between 38 and 41 Celsius in a large part of mainland Greece. Maximums in seaside locations and islands will be…

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  • Photo of Greece: Labor reform bills passes with 158 votes in 300-seat House

    Greece: Labor reform bills passes with 158 votes in 300-seat House

    A contentious labor reform bill that has sparked nationwide protests and strikes was carried through Parliament on Wednesday by the center-right government’s majority, with 158 votes in the 300-seat House. The bill’s ratification came after three days of acrimonious debate that culminated in a heated exchange between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and leftist opposition chief…

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  • Photo of Greek olive oil exports up a whopping 225% in 2002-2020, report

    Greek olive oil exports up a whopping 225% in 2002-2020, report

    Exports of standardised Greek olive oil to EU countries and non-EU countries grew a spectacular 225% in the 2002-2020 period, totaling 52,735 tons, from 14,851 tons in 2002, SEVITEL (the Association of Olive Oil Producers) said in a report on Tuesday. The report, based on data collected by the DG Trade of the European Commission,…

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  • Photo of Greece: Ministers announce mammoth fire prevention plan, aircraft upgrade

    Greece: Ministers announce mammoth fire prevention plan, aircraft upgrade

    A fire protection program budgeted at 1.76 billion euros will replace old water-dropping airplanes and allow the hire of of 3,000 permanent firefighters, Citizen Protection Minister Michalis Chrisochoidis and Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias announced on Tuesday. At a press conference in the northern suburb of Maroussi, the ministers detailed the fire-prevention program named…

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  • Photo of Greece: Most young adults live with their parents

    Greece: Most young adults live with their parents

    Two-thirds of Greeks aged 18-34 live with their parents, according to Eurostat data, which puts Greece in sixth place among 35 European countries. More specifically, according to a recent survey by the European statistical office, drawing on data mostly from 2019, close to 50% of people aged between 18 and 34 in European Union countries…

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  • Photo of Victoria on track to ease restrictions as state records zero local COVID-19 cases

    Victoria on track to ease restrictions as state records zero local COVID-19 cases

    Victoria has recorded no new local cases of coronavirus, paving the way for restrictions to be eased as planned later this week. The Health Department confirmed there were no locally acquired cases of COVID-19 recorded in the 24 hours to Tuesday morning, though there were three cases in hotel quarantine. Some 15,067 Victorians were tested…

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  • Photo of Greece – No more AstraZeneca shots for under-60s

    Greece – No more AstraZeneca shots for under-60s

    The National Vaccination Committee has recommended that the AstraZeneca vaccine should not be administered to people under the age of 60 and that they should be given the opportunity to choose one of the other three vaccines. As for people who have already received the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and already have an…

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