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Three interventions to improve households’ income

Finance Minister Christos Staikouras proudly announced on Monday three government interventions aiming to improve the income of most households plagued by the inflation. These three interventions concern the increase of pensions by 7.75%, something that will be visible next week in February’s payments, the increase of the minimum wage from …

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Bomb threat: F-16s escort Ryanair plane from Poland to Greece

Greek F-16 fighter jets took off on Sunday afternoon to escort a Ryanair civilian airplane Boeing 738 to International Airport Eleftherios BVenizelos in Athens after a bomb alert. In the last few moments, a Ryanair flight, FR6385, was escorted into Athens by F-16s following a bomb threat against the flight. …

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Significant reduction in power bills coming in February

Significant reductions in electricity bills for household consumers in February were announced by the Public Power Corporation (PPC) and other power providers on Saturday. In the announcement, it was noted that the final consumer price depends on the amount of the electricity consumption subsidy announced every month by the Ministry …

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Thief of three masterpieces from National Gallery sentenced

A 50-year-old Greek painter/decorator was sentenced to a 6-year suspended prison sentence on Friday for stealing three artworks from the National Gallery in Athens ten years ago. Having remained elusive for years but eventually arrested in 2021, the man had then confessed he was the perpetrator of the theft of …

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Femicide: Husband kills wife in their home in Piraeus

A 50-year-old man killed his 54-year-old wife in their family home in Nikaia suburb of Piraeus in the early morning hours of Sunday. It is the first case of femicide in Greece in the year 2023. In a state of intoxication, the man called the police short before 5:30 in …

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Economist: Turkey could be on “brink of dictatorship”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, or rather his shadow, has made the cover of this week’s issue of the Economist in a decidedly unflattering way, as a leader that has taken his country “to the brink of disaster.” As the introduction to the financial paper’s report on the state of …

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Greek & German “quack doctors” charged for MS patients’ deaths

A bogus doctor in Greece and his accomplice, a doctor in Germany, have been tricking patients with Multiple Sclerosis convincing them to stop their medication for his alleged “groundbreaking” treatment with fake stem cells injections that were consisting of pure water. Five patients have died. The criminal duet has collected …

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2023 Elevsis European Capital of Culture program in English

The “2023 Elevsis European Capital of Culture” program kicks off with a weekend of special opening events, at the coastal front of Elefsina, west Attica, on Saturday, February 4. The opening events will he held throughout the weekend with a program of exhibitions, concerts, DJ parties and side events across …

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Brussels court confirms Eva Kaili remains in prison

The court in Brussels confirmed Thursday evening that Eva Kaili remains in prison in pre-trial detention after she appeared before judicial council earlier. In an official announcement the council said that Kaili can appeal the decision within 24 hours, but she will have to appear before the Indictment Chamber at …

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Greek Chambers urge for lower energy bills

A decline in energy cost must be rapidly reflected on Greek households’ and enterprises’ energy bills, Yiannis Masoutis, president of the Union of Hellenic Chambers said on Thursday. “It is a top priority that needs to become reality, without any delay, to rapidly reflect a decline in energy cost (electricity …

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Greece weekly: Coronavirus deaths rise by 16%

Deaths due to Covid-19 rose by 16% in the week January 6-15, 2023 when compared to the previous week, Greece’s National Public Health Organization (EODY) said in its weekly coronavirus statistics report on Thursday. At the same time increase are also intubations and hospital admissions, EODY said, even though it …

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