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Market Pass platform open Sept 15 for new beneficiaries

The online platform for submitting ‘Market Pass’ applications has opened on Friday, September 15, 2023. This applies for new beneficiaries as citizens who have received the previous ‘Market Pass’ will be automatically included in the process. Citizens can apply for financial aid to cover part of the increased household costs …

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Storm Daniel forces gov’t to cut on planned benefits

The government will table a supplementary budget of nearly 600 million euros over the massive cost to the economy caused by the storm Daniel, National Economy and Finance Minister Kostis Hatzidakis told ANT 1 TV on Wednesday. Hatzidakis said that 450 million euros of the total would be earmarked for …

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Alternative Route to Athens-Thessaloniki as highway parts still closed

Athens-Thessaloniki highway remains closed at the height of flooded Thessaly in Central Greece also on Thursday, September 14, 2023, due to flood water and mud. Authorities suggest the highway may open to traffic on upcoming Saturday or maybe on Sunday, September 16-17. Essentially, Greece is cut in two, since the …

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People in flooded areas diagnosed with infections; where water not safe

A total of 48 people in the regions of Larissa, Magnissia, Trikala, and Karditsa that experienced severe flooding were diagnosed with gastroenteritis and 65 with respiratory infections on Wednesday, according to a daily health report. The diagnoses were made at the 26 National Health System centers in the above regions, …

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Head of Greece’s National Health Org EODY resigns

Head of Greece’s National Organization for Public Health (EODY), Theoklis Zaoutis, resigned on Wednesday,and thus amid a situation of high health concern in flooded areas. The Professor for Children Epidemiology was EODY head since October 20212. He was forced to resign, media reported. His successor is Professor of Health and …

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Man arrested for illegally hoarding ancient artifacts in his garden

A 62-year-old man was arrested in the northern town of Drama on Wednesday for the illegal hoarding of ancient artifacts in his garden. Police found in the man’s garden fragments of an associated sarcophagus cover, likely dating back to the Roman period, twelve built-in sections of inscribed Muslim sepulchral stele, …

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