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Private sector deposits down in November

Deposits placed by the private sector decreased by 904 million euros in November 2023, after a decrease of 2,143 million in the previous month, with the annual growth rate stood at 2.4% compared with 2.5% in the previous month, the Bank of Greece said on Tuesday. More specifically, the central …

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Athens New Year celebration: Shameful racist rand against little girl

The celebrations in downtown Athens on the New Year’s Eve triggered a racist rand against a 10-year-old girl and the waving of Palestinian flags by the audience. Exciting little girl on stage during the countdown The feast was organized by the new major of Greek capital Haris Doukas (PASOK) and …

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Mandatory POS in farmers’ markets may lead to price increases

The implementation of Point of Sale (POS) machines for credit and debit card transactions in farmer’s markets will begin on Tuesday,  January 2, 2024, the Panhellenic Federation of Professional Sellers of Farmer’s Markets announced Saturday. This marks a new era for farmer’s markets, obligating the universal use of POS machines …

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Sharp increase of Covid-19 and cocaine in Attica over holidays

Testing on raw sewage in Athens showed a steep spike in Covid-19 infections and the use of cocaine over the holiday season. Nikos Thomaidis, Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens told state broadcaster ERT on Tuesday. “The reality is that in the last month …

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A better New Year 2024 for all of us

Year 2023 was difficult for many people privately, partly a disaster for Greece with the Tempi dead, the floods and the wildfires; a total catastrophe for Gaza and its people, with insecurity for the troubled whole world in general. Exchange wishes for the New Year is a nice tradition … …

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New Year’s Ever: Stores, supermarkets open until early evening; reopen Jan 3

Athens retailer stores will be open from 11:00 to 18:00 on Sunday, New Year’s Eve, according to a schedule published before Christmas. Supermarkets will be open from 11:00 to 20:00 the same day. Retail stores and supermarkets will be closed on Monday and Tuesday (January 1-2, 2024), reopening again on …

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Giant New Year’s cake “Vasilopita” with 200 lucky coins

Bakers in Peristeri, suburb of western Athens, created the largest New Year’s cake, Vasilopita: 78 meter long, 9 tons heavy and with 200 lucky coins! in a unique event, the Guild of Bakers of Athens, Suburbs & Surroundings (SAAPP) and the Municipality of Peristeri, created the biggest Vasilopita in the …

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Greece weekly report: Sharp increase in Covid-19, flu infections

There was a sharp increase in cases of Covid-19, flu or flu-like symptoms and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infections between 18-24 December, according to the weekly report by the National Organisation for Public Health released on Friday. There was an increased spread of the SARS-CoV2 virus in the community, while  …

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Karpathos: Patient waiting for airlift dies because of runway lights

A 65-year-old patient man died while he was waiting for an ambulance airlift from the island of Karpathos to the neighboring Rhodes. According to the man’s family, the transferred was delayed due to technical problems at Karpathos airport as well as some mismanagement of the airlift  from ambulance service and …

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