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Greek economy set to shrink but due for recovery in 2021

Greek economy set to shrink but due for recovery in 2021

In its latest report submitted to Greek Parliament on Monday, the Bank of Greece estimates that the country’s economy is set to contract by 4.4% to 9.4% this year. According to its…

Syriza to rename its party in June 3

Syriza to rename its party in June

In June, Syriza will apparently get its new name as part of the party’s enlargement plan. At the meeting of the Syriza Political Council – Progressive Alliance, the restart of the party…

Kremastinos

Former Health Minister Kremastinos, passes away aged 78

Former Health Minister and professor of cardiology, Dimitris Kremastinos, who had been hospitalised with Covid-19, passed away on Friday aged 78. Kremastinos had been admitted into Athens’ Evangelismos hospital with medical complications…

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How will Greece gradually reopen after the pandemic?

“The heroes are each and every one of you. Thank you for setting an example for our country around the world.” Greece is preparing for a cautious and gradual reopening after the…

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One law at a time for Greece

In an attempt to comply with public health and safety measures as the country struggles to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Greek lawmakers on Wednesday voted on new procedural measures. The…

Notis Mitarachi

24-hour turnaround for asylum applications

Greece’s Migration and Asylum Minister, Notis Mitarachi announced that asylum applications will be processed within 24 hours. Mitarachi made the claim during a media interview on Saturday clarifying that according to the…

US MILITARY IN GREECE

Greece ratifies major military expansion with US

Greece’s parliament has ratified an agreement with the United States for a major expansion of military cooperation as tension with Turkey escalates. Members of parliament voted 175-33 to ratify the Mutual Defense…

Cyber attack

Greek Governement Websites Hacked

Websites of several Greek Governmental bodies, including the website of the National Intelligence agency, were targeted in a cyberattack by a group of Turkish hackers, according to reports on Friday. The cyberattack…

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New ‘Business Visa’ tabled in Parliament

An amendment in the Brexit bill to institute a new form of business invitation, the so-called ‘business visa’ was submitted to Parliament by Alternate Foreign Minister, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis. The ‘business visa’ amendment concerns third-country…

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Greece prepares for new President

Greek Parliament is set to elect a new President for the Republic, as the five year term of current President Prokopis Pavlopoulos expires in 2020. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday confirmed…

Takis Theodorikakos

Diaspora can now register online to vote in Greek elections

Following the historic vote on Wednesday in Greek parliament which allowed diaspora Greek to exercise their voting rights from their place of residence, Interior Minister Takis Theodorikakos said on Thursday, that all…

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Greek Parliament approves historic diaspora voting rights

Greek Parliament on Wednesday approved the proposed New Democracy bill to allow diaspora Greeks to exercise their voting rights from their place of residence. The bill was approved with a broad majority…