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Greece may benefit from Brexit as shipping companies leave London

Greece is unlikely to suffer significant losses amid Brexit but could instead benefit from shipping and service companies looking for alternative post-Brexit locations, Vassilios Korkidis, the president of the Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ESEE), told Russia’s Sputnik. The Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union …

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Nut-size hail falls after the heat wave in Evros (videos)

Extreme weather and extreme weather change. From heat wave to …rainstorm and hail. Hail in the size of walnut fell in the north of Evros Prefecture  in north-east Greece near the borders to Turkey. Speaking to Athens News Agency, the president of the Federation of Rural Associations of Evros, Giannis …

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Be a rower on ancient trireme Olympias with the Greek Navy

Do you want to be a rower on a ancient Greek trireme? The Hellenic Navy offers exactly this opportunity to the public, to anyone who wants to fulfill a hidden dream. Following the successful trips of the Trireme OLYMPIAS in summer 2016, the Greek Navy invites citizens to join voyages …

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Greece needs more prior actions before tranche disbursement possible

A delay is expected in the disbursement of the bailout tranche from Greece’s creditors. Reason for the delay is allegedly that some of the prior actions required have yet to be fulfilled. Speaking to daily Kathimerini, sources say that instead of the decision that was to be made on Thursday, …

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Budget airline Scoot travels directly from Singapore to Athens

Here’s good news for seat sale hunters: a budget airline is finally flying direct to Europe from Southeast Asia. Scoot, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, recently launched its first flight to Athens, Greece. The 11.5-hour flight on Scoot’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner takes off from Singapore every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and …

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Museums, archaeological sites in Attica closed Thursday morning due to guards walkout

Archaeological sites in Attica are to be closed from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 6th 2017, because guards will stage a work stoppage. Guards at archaeological sites say the protest is over a pay dispute and to demand better working conditions. In a statement, the union representing …

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Gov’t to write off debts of uninsured patients to Greece’s public hospitals

Health Minister Andreas Xanthos announced a legislation in order to facilitate the write off of uninsured patients’ debts to public hospitals and therefore to the tax office. Speaking to Sto Kokkino FM, Xanthos said that there have been confirmed debts amounting 28,000,000 euros for treatment of uninsured patients until 2015. …

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