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Defense Ministry signs contract for maritime surveillance

The Hellenic General Directorate for Defensive Investments and Armaments has signed a contract for the building of unmanned semi-fixed sea platforms for maritime surveillance (USSPS) with Greek company ETME, according to an announcement on Thursday. Launched in 2021, the Unmanned Semi-Fixed Sea Platforms for Maritime Surveillance Project is being developed …

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Greece must reform to protect tourism, ombudsman says

Greece needs to reduce rampant construction and protect water resources and coastal areas if it wants to maintain a healthy tourism industry across its mountainous mainland and beach-lined islands, the country’s ombudsman said in a report on Thursday. Some 33 million people visited Greece in 2023, 5 million more than …

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Greece plans early repayment of €8bn of bailout loans

Greece plans an early repayment of 8 billion euros of bailout loans to eurozone countries this year as the country’s economy rebounds from the previous decade’s debt crisis, two officials told Reuters on Wednesday. Greece regained its investment grade late last year after languishing for 13 years in the “junk” …

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Greece to undertake initiatives in the Middle East, says FM

Foreign Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis said Greece will undertake initiatives for “beneficial results in the Middle East.” Τhe Greek FM made these statements in Jordan during his participation in the International Emergency Humanitarian Response Conference for Gaza. “Greece can and is talking to all the parties involved and it is important …

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Tourist faints waiting to visit the Acropolis

Α tourist waiting in line to visit the Acropolis of Athens fainted on Tuesday morning when temperature began to rise over 37 degrees Celsius at the start of a heatwave. According to Action24 TV, it was short after 10 o’ clock in the morning and 33 degrees Celsius when the …

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EU elections Greece: Official results

Eight Greek political parties send 21 MEPs to the European Parliament. among them two TV personas, one actor, one meteorologist, a few journalists. Fredi Beleri, the jailed ethnic Greek mayor-elect of the southern Albanian municipality of Himara, has also been elected on a New Democracy ticket. Elections on Sunday showed …

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