Tag: coronavirus pandemic

Greece to boost its defence force amid tension with Turkey

Greece to boost its defence force amid tension with Turkey

Greece is facing two major external challenges- the coronavirus pandemic and Turkish provocativeness, government spokesperson Stelios Petsas said on Monday. He noted that a stabilisation in the number of daily cases is…

121 asylum seekers leave Greece for Germany

121 asylum seekers leave Greece for Germany

A group of 121 asylum seekers including 28 unaccompanied minors with medical needs who were living in migrant camps on the Greeks islands, arrived in Germany on Wednesday in order to be…

Thessaloniki unveils new bike lane 1

Thessaloniki unveils new bike lane

Thessaloniki’s bike lane is now open for cyclists to use. The new two-way bike lane flows along Karamanli Avenue. The project was completed in about two weeks, as part of an effort to…

Update: The official EU coronavirus ‘safe travel list’ 3

Update: The official EU coronavirus ‘safe travel list’

On Thursday, the European Council updated the list of safe countries from which the bloc will allow non-essential travel in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. From July 31, residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia,…

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Another 175 asylum seekers are leaving Greece for Germany

A group of 175 asylum seekers are leaving for Germany today, consisting of 85 unaccompanied minors and 90 families with children from migrant camps on the Greek islands, in order to be…

Street cleaning operation in Plaka 5

Street cleaning operation in Plaka

Crews from the Municipality of Athens’ sanitation department using five large sweepers and six street washing machines, cleaned and washed the streets in Plaka on Sunday. It is recalled that similar cleanups…

Fitch Credit Ratings says Greece's outlook is "stable" 6

Fitch Credit Ratings says Greece’s outlook is “stable”

Greece’s credit ratings is “stable” and reflects a degree of confidence in the sustainability of public finances, after the shock to public finances and economic growth from the COVID-19 pandemic this year,…

27 new illegal immigrants arrive in Lesvos, mostly Africans

58 illegal immigrants arrive in Lesvos

Two boats carrying 58 illegal immigrants arrived at the shores of the Aegean island of Lesvos on Saturday. One boat carrying 20 people came ashore close to the town of Molyvos, in…

THI Australia renews grant to Emfasis Foundation

THI Australia renews grant to Emfasis Foundation

The Hellenic Initiative (THI) Australia has renewed its support for Emfasis Foundation, to assist the homeless in Athens. The AU$35,000 grant renewal will support more than 2100 homeless and rough sleepers in…

Greek prison confirms first coronavirus case

Greek prison confirms first coronavirus case

Athens’ high-security Korydallos Prison has reported its first case of Covid-19. The inmate, a 33-year-old Greek-Armenian man, was transferred to Sotiria Hospital for treatment. A team of health workers from the National Organization of…

Greece travel figures drop 99%

Greece travel figures drop 99%

Strict movement restrictions around the world not only wiped out passenger travel demand, but also nearly wiped out all travel revenue for Greece in April, according to Bank of Greece figures. Provisional…