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Commission calls on Greece to apply EU directives properly

The European Commission has called on Greece to include in its national legislation directives on fighting children’s sexual abuse on the conditions of reception of asylum applicants, it said on Thursday, among other directives the country needs to implement. The Commission is also referring Greece and another five EU member …

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First medical cannabis plant inaugurated in Greece

Greece’s first-ever pharmaceutical cannabis production plant was inaugurated at Examilia, in Corinth, on Thursday. The investment by Tikun Europe, subsidiary of Israel-based Tikun Olam, exceeded 40 million euros in a privately owned area of 6 hectares (60 stremmas), which includes an area of 21,000 sq.m. with state-of-the-art hybrid greenhouses, as …

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Greece’s parliament honors memory of Holocaust victims

Greek Parliament honored the memory of the victims of the Holocaust ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday evening by displaying the slogan “We remember” on its facade. The logo displayed a photograph of prisoners in a Nazi concentration camp. January 27 marks the 78th anniversary of the liberation …

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Greece weekly: 168 coronavirus deaths, lower infection rates

Infection rates for Covid-19, along with hospitalizations and intensive care dropped during the week of January 16-22, National Public Health Organization. EODY said on it weekly report issued on Thursday. The rate of influenza infections did not present a great change, EODY added. The weekly report presents information on viral …

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Greece’s power rates among Europe’s highest

Greece remained among the most expensive wholesale electricity markets in Europe in 2022, a year when the average price of electricity increased by 141% compared to 2021. In the same year, the cost of natural gas imports more than doubled compared to 2021, while it almost quintupled compared to 2018. …

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Wiretapping scandal: Tsipras tables censure motion against government

Main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras tabled a motion of censure against the conservative government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday afternoon. Tsipras tabled the motion “in defense of democracy, transparency and justice” one day after he received an official response regarding the confirmed wiretapping of six people – politicians …

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Weather warning sent to residents of Zakynthos, Achaia

Residents on the island of Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea and the Achaia prefecture in western Peloponnese were alerted of upcoming dangerous weather phenomena with an emergency warning sms via <112>. The message urged them to minimize travel and take protective measures due to strong rain and gale-force winds. The …

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Earthquake rattles with 5.9R Rhodes, Aegean islands

Greece’s Geodynamics Institute of the National Observatory of Athens corrected the magnitude of the earthquake off the island of Rhodes to 5.9 on the richter scale, from 5.7R initially. The earthquake recorded at 14:37 in the sea southeast of Lindos on Rhodes raised concern among the residents but no damages …

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Turkey postpones indefinitely NATO talks with Sweden, Finland

NATO has indefinitely postponed talks with  Finland and Sweden at Turkey’s request. The talks were scheduled for February. Their applications have already been approved by 28 alliance countries, but Hungary and Turkey have not ratified them. NATO membership negotiations between Turkey, Sweden and Finland have been postponed indefinitely at Ankara’s …

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