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Commission to soon recommend end of excessive deficit procedure for Greece

The European Commission will recommend that Greece is removed from the excessive deficit procedure (EDP), European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici said on Wednesday. Moscovici, amongst Athens’ most vocal supporters on the European stage, referred to impressive efforts to keep deficits down and post memorandum-mandated primary budget …

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Austrian tourist suffers serious injuries in shocking kite surf accident on Naxos

A shocking accident on the island of Naxos. A 29-year-old Austrian tourist was seriously injured when strong winds swept away her kite surf. Carried away uncontrollably, she crashed on sun umbrellas, the roof of a restaurant and the wall of a beach hotel. Having suffered life-threatening injuries she tourist received …

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Summer solstice: The longest day of the year when the sun stands still

Summer solstice, the longest day of the year. A whole 888 minutes with the sunlight. Astronomically the summer begins today, June 21 2017. As of tomorrow, days will steadily start to become shorter again, one minute per day – until the winter solstice in December. The term ‘solstice’ derives from …

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The earthquake moved Lesvos 4.4cm away from Chios, seismologists say

Measurements of two geodetic stations installed on the two islands showed that the distance between Lesvos and Chios increased by 4.4 cm because of the 6.3 (6.1R) earthquake of June 12 2017. This is what Thanassis Ganas, geologist-seismologist and research director at the National Observatory in Athens claims. Speaking to …

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