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Government heralds price reductions in hundreds of products but not in food

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis heralded price reductions in 1,500 products as tomorrow,  March 1. A little later, Development Minister spoke of 3,000 products. Consumers remain cautious saying they have heard such announcements before but did not see them on supermarket shelves. Speaking at the cabinet meeting on Thursday the Premier …

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1+1 month extension for cash register-integrated POS terminals

Greece’s Finance Ministry and the Public Revenue authority (AADE) announced an extension of 1+1 months for businesses to integrate their POS terminals with cash registers, so that it can be completed without technical problems. The decision announced on Thursday  was taken following the demands of POS and cash register suppliers, …

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Consumer groups, incl. from Greece, file privacy complaint against Meta

Consumer groups from eight countries in the European BEUC network, including from Greece, filed on Thursday complaints against Meta with their national data protection authorities, alleging Meta has failed to adhere to GDPR principles on the processing of personal data. The groups  asked their national data protection watchdogs to act …

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Greece Weather Warning: Heavy rainfalls and storms, powerful winds

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued a warning of a temporary weather deterioration with heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms accompanied by high frequency of lightning and possibly hail. The intense phenomena will start on Thursday night in the west, will extend on Friday further east and will affect the the rest …

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Archbishop investigates clergy’s rant against PASOK MP

Archbishop Ieronymos ordered on Tuesday an internal inquiry against the Archimandrite of the Ilioupolis in Athens, Seraphim Dimitriou, after the latter targeted an MP and his family for voting in favor of the same-sex marriage. Father Seraphim posted on social media pictures of the wife and new-born baby of MP …

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Protesting farmers empty manure at gov’t building (videos)

Angry farmers in western Greece dumped a truck loaded with manure and hay outside the building of the regional government in Messolonghi on Tuesday. Employees were inside the building as the action was taking place. The farmers of the regional unit of  Aitoloakarnania were apparently inspired by their Belgian colleagues …

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Dead fetus found in draining system in downtown Athens

Gruesome finding in a gutter in downtown Athens: a sewage worker found a dead fetus in a pipe of the draining system on Solonos Street on Monday evening. The worker located the fetus via a camera while he was working under the building where the NGO Doctors Without Borders. He …

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Mitsotakis: “No question of sending European NATO forces to Ukraine”

“There is no issue of sending European NATO forces into Ukraine,” Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said after the conference on the support of Ukraine in Paris on Monday and the proposal of French president Emmanuel Macron. I believe that we reaffirmed our unity and our determination to support Ukraine …

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