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Tag: United Kingdom

Greece closes borders to all non-EU citizens

From 6am on Wednesday, March 18, Greece will close its borders to non-EU nationals, GTP Headlines reported. The decision was announced by Greek Deputy Minister of Civil Protection and Crisis Management, Nikos…

EU Commission slams Trump’s travel ban

In a joint statement issued on Thursday 12 March, the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and President Michel condemned the decision by US President Donald Trump to impose a European…

UK officially leaves the EU

After 47 years of membership and more than three years after it voted to do so in a referendum, the UK has officially left the European Union. The historic moment happened at…

Winter tourism heats up in Europe, except for Greece

According to the last figures issued by Eurostat, winter tourism in 25 of the 27 EU Member States with available data, except for Greece and Malta which saw a -8.3% and -3.5%…

Greece and UK discuss shipping ahead of impending Brexit

Greece’s Shipping Minister, Ioannis Plakiotakis and UK Minister for Maritime Affairs Nusrat Ghani met on Wednesday to discuss key aspects of maritime cooperation between Greece and the United Kingdom, in view of…

British Council celebrates 80 years in Greece

The British Council celebrated its 80th anniversary in Greece with a series of activities, as announced in a Wednesday press conference with the British ambassador to Greece, Kate Smith. As the UK’s…

Greece well prepared for Brexit fallout

Alternate Foreign Minister Sia Anagnostopoulou, declared on Tuesday that Greece was sufficiently prepared for the consequences of a possible disorderly UK Brexit. The minister made the comments at the end of Tuesday’s…

UK Greeks can’t vote in UK for EU elections

Greek citizens residing and working in the United Kingdom who wish to vote in the European elections will have to travel to neighbouring European Union countries in order to vote, the Greek…

Greek PM in Brussels for extraordinary European Summit on Brexit

Greece’s Prime Minister attended the extraordinary European Summit on Brexit, convened in Brussels on Sunday. The summit was held to approve the agreement for the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union…

Greek clinical researcher wins Papanikolaou Prize

The Hellenic Medical Society awarded this year’s Papanikolaou Prize to Greek clinical researcher, Myria Galazi who works at St. Bartholomew’s hospital in London. Galazi was awarded the 2018 Papanikolaou Prize in recognition…

Greece ranks 72nd in ease of doing business

The World Bank annual report «Doing Business 2019» gave Greece an overall ranking of 72nd place out of 190 countries, in terms of regulatory improvements and practices that afford businesses an efficient…

New study finds Greeks have huge internet addiction

A new study conducted by nine European universities in collaboration with the Hellenic Association for the Study of Internet Addiction Disorders (EEMDED) reports Greece ranks second in Europe after the United Kingdom…

Brexit and migration should dominate the next EU Summit

Migration should be the main topic on the agenda during the meeting of EU heads of state or government on 18 October, said Minister Juliane Bogner-Strauß, representing the Austrian Presidency of the…

A quarter of online sales in Greece made via mobile devices

According to a survey by Paypal and Ipsos, approximately 25% of all online purchases in Greece are made through mobile devices such as phones and tablets. Meanwhile leading the charge on online…