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Father of Digital Minister appointed president of nationalized OASTH

Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis announced on Wednesday the appointment of the economist Stelios Pappas, the father of Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas, as the new president of the Thessaloniki Urban Transport Organization (OASTH). The company was nationalized beginning of July. In a statement, Spirtzis said Pappas’s appointment was part of …

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Popular singer and song-writer Arleta passes away at 72

Popular Greek singer, song-writer, music composer, and illustrator Arleta passed away at the hospital of Evangelismos on Tuesday. She was 72. Unique presence with ballads, authentic voice, a creative personality. Her songs marked the Greek music scene for more than 50 years. Their is no Greek who did not sing …

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Greece asks Return of Parthenon Marbles as part of Brexit deal

Greece is pushing that the return of the stolen Parthenon Marbles becomes part of the Brexit talks deal. MEP Stelios Kouloglou, from ruling SYRIZA, is demanding that negotiators bring up the issue as part of the discussions. Kouloglou has written twice to the European Commission to ask them to play a …

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Athens seeks Protected Destination of Origin for ‘Greek yoghurt’ in EU

The Greek ministry of Agriculture will push for a geographical protection for “Greek yogurt” considering the rising consumer demand as well as the recent dispute with Prague. Greek yoghurt is ‘Greek’, European Commission technocrats told Czechs last year. They wanted a ‘Greek-style yoghurt’ made in the Czech Republic. The product …

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2/3 of TAP gas pipeline cleared in Greece and Albania

More than 500 kilometers out of 765 kilometers of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline’s (TAP) route has been cleared in Greece and Albania, which is 2/3 of the pipeline’s length in those two countries, TAP AG consortium said. At the same time, welding and trenching work continues as part of TAP’s …

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Inspectors find tax evasion conducted by foreign-registered yachts

The Greek Coast Guard in cooperation with the newly established independent authority for public revenues, has reportedly stepped up checks of yachts and tourist vessels this summer in an attempt to net undeclared charter revenues and foreign-registered vessels that illegally carry out excursions exclusively in Greek waters. Inspections initially check …

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ELSTAT suspends quarterly flash estimates on GDP; media speculate

Greece’s statistics service ELSTAT has suspended until further notice the release of flash quarterly estimates on the country’s gross domestic product because of divergences with provisional estimates, a statement issued by ELSTAT said on Monday. The move means that flash data will not be issued on Aug. 14. Nationwide quarterly …

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