Monday , July 22 2024

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Summer storms and temperature drop in the coming days

Temperatures are forecast to decrease as of Tuesday, July 23, and for a few days, before they rise again. At the same time, summer storms are underway in many parts of Greece. According to director of National Meteorology Service EMY, Thodoris Kolydas, locally heavy rainstorms are forecast for central and …

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Blog: How do we cope with the prolonged heatwaves? (POLL)

It has been more than two weeks – or two months or two years, I kinda lost control of time – since extremely high temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius in the average are plaguing Greeks and visitors alike with heatwaves following each other. Even during the night, temperature° does not …

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Greece launches probe into banks rates on deposits

With two years delay and several complaints right from the beginning, Greece’s  Competition Commission is launching an investigation into whether there are concerted practices in the banking industry regarding deposit rates. The European Central Bank proceeded with successive increases in the deposit acceptance facility rate from July 2022 to September …

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Over 400 hackers’ attacks targeted Greece’s Land Registry

Over 400 hackers’ attacks were recorded on the information systems of the Land Registry this week, however, although an attempt was made, the intrusion of a malicious user into the Database failed. This is stated in the announcement of the Ministry of Digital Governance on Friday. As indicated by the …

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Greece’s National Meteo updates Heatwave Warning

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY updated on Friday its heatwave warning saying that high temperatures over 40 degrees Celsius will prevail in many parts of the country until Monday, July 22, 2024. From Tuesday, July 23, onward there will be a gradual decline in temperature, both in terms of maximum …

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Turkish Defense Ministry threatens Cyprus on 50. invasion anniversary

Turkey’s Defense Ministry posted a message on social media on Friday to mark the 50th anniversary of the country’s invasion of Cyprus, which included a bellicose warning: “[We] may come unexpectedly one night.” Bu kadar yürekten çağırma beni, Bir gece ansızın gelebilirim… 🇹🇷 Mutlu Barış Harekâtı’nın 50’nci yılında, Kıbrıs’taki Türk …

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Greece largely unaffected by global digital outage; Flight delays

Greece largely remains unaffected by the global digital outage, although there are flight delays and long queues at the big airports of the country. While flights could land, they could not leave as they are part of the system affected by the digital black out of the Microsoft systems. Flights …

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Tourist rescued from Samaria Gorge; had ignored heatwave warning

A 45-year-old German tourist, who was stranded in an inaccessible mountainous area in the Samaria gorge, in Chania, was taken to the Chania hospital by a rescue helicopter at Friday noon. The man had reportedly ignored all warnings for a hiking amid soaring temperatures The tourist started hiking on Thursday …

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Covid-19 Greece: Rise in infections, deaths, intubations, admissions

Positivity rates for Covid-19 in Greece are on the rise, accompanied by increases in hospitalizations, ventilator use and deaths, the weekly report by the National Public Health Organization EODY said on Thursday. From July 8 to 14, 2024 a total of 669 new COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospitals, indicating …

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