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Gov’t announces 6 measures for cheap housing

The Greek government announced on Thursday several measures for cheap housing as they were proclaimed by the Prime Minister at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) last Saturday. The so-called Social Housing Strategy benefits mostly young people up to 39 years old, but also homeowners who lease to young generations or …

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Mild measures against Covid-19 to continue in Sept, says Greece’s health minister

Health Minister Thanos Plevris said on that mild measures for Covid-19 will continue to be applied also in September. As “mild measures” the minister mentioned the use of masks in public transport, in hospitals etc Speaking to Skai TV on Thursday, Plevris said that the current epidemiological picture in the …

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Greek Gov’t should take focused support measures, says Parliament Budget Office

The Greek government should take focused support measures with a temporary duration, the Parliament’s Budget Office said in its quarterly report released on Thursday. The Budget Office said that these measures should be temporary, focused and funding by additional current revenue so that they do not burden the public debt. …

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Ηealth experts discuss further lifting of measures; daily coronavirus cases over 20,000

Greece’s epidemiologists’ committee is meeting on Wednesday to review the latest pandemic data considering further lifting of coronavirus protection measures following relevant requests by the government. One of them refers to abolish the Covid-Pass even short before Easter. Scientists are reportedly expected to have a fist discussion on the issue …

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Support measures: Subsidies with the dropper against soaring prices

Finance Minister Christos Staikouras announced the details of the four new support measures to households and businesses. The 3-month package with a total cost of 1.1 billion euros for some 3,200,000 includes a one-off allowance of 200 euros, subsidy for fuel and electricity bills. The package aims to strengthen mainly …

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PM Mitsotakis: Support “measures measured in the measure of reality”

Following the current trend of “sloppy chic” of Zelensky and Macron, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Wednesday afternoon a package of support measures worth 1.1 billion euros to relief low-incomers, farmers and small businesses heavily affected by the soaring energy prices. The measures will benefit 3,200,000 low-income household but …

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Teachers unions to protest insufficient gov’t pandemic measures in schools

Three of Greece’s biggest umbrella union federations of teachers are staging a joint protest gathering at 17:00 at Syntagma Square on Wednesday, January 19. In an announcement, the teachers’ unions say that the government’s management of the coronavirus pandemic in schools over the last two years has failed to adequately …

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Health Minister: Infections over 15,000 today, more Covid-measures possible before New Year

Greece’s Health Minister Thanos Plevris warned on Tuesday morning that the number of new coronavirus infections will be “over 15,000 today,” a day after infections broke an all times record with 9.284 cases on Monday. The minister revealed that the epidemiologists’ committee will meet tomorrow Wednesday to decided whether the …

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Greece to announce more measures against Covid-19 on Monday

Health Minister Thanos Plevris is expected to announce new, additional measures to contain the spread of the Omicron variant on Monday afternoon at 5 o’ clock. Speaking to broadcaster ANT1 on Monday morning, Plevris had left open the date for the implementation of the additional measures. He added, however, that …

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