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6,011 insurance claims in the aftermath of storm “Daniel”

Insurance claims in the aftermath of storm ‘Daniel’ amount to 6,011, according to the first record, the Hellenic Association of Insurance Companies of Greece said on Thursday. Of these, 4,307 losses related to property insurance (1,714 residences, 2,032 businesses, 69 industrial facilities, 116 technical projects and 376 photovoltaic systems). The …

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Covid-19 infections increase, 39 deaths in Sept 11-17

New cases of Covid-19 increased in the week of September 11-17, 2023 compared to the previous week, according to the weekly report by the National Public Health Organisation (EODY), published on Thursday. Most of the new infections were caused by the ‘Eris’ coronavirus strain, while 5 cases were confirmed to …

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Olive oil price increases bring Greek salad & vegetable dishes to tears

Olive oil turns into a luxury item in Greece and we may soon find ourselves to use it as an expensive perfume applying just one drop behind our ear, leaving behind thousands of mourning tomatoes and vegetables crying over an oil-less, tasteless existence. As the prices increase week in, week …

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Hoteliers, Airbnb owners want clarifications regarding VAT, accommodation fee

Representatives of the short-term rentals sector as well as of the hotel sector, are in favor of the measures recently announced by the government regarding the imposition of VAT and accommodation fee. However, as they argue, there are some issues regarding the specific measures that have not yet been clarified, …

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No Metro service in Athens; buses operate as usual, Sept 21

There is no metro service in Athens on the strike day Thursday, September 21, after workers decided to ignore a court order ruling their strike was “illegal”, while metro workers unions argued they had only declared “work stoppage” not a “strike.” In this sense Metro Line 1 -urban train ISAP …

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Mitsotakis – Erdogan agree on a road map for dialogue

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday in New York, on the sidelines of the 78th UN General Assembly meeting. A statement by the PM’s office said both leaders confirmed the positive climate in Greek-Turkish relations and the strong commitment to maintaining it. …

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Greece’s Air Traffic Controllers strike cancelled per court order

The union of Greece’s Air Traffic Controllers will not be able to hold an announced 24-hour strike on Thursday, September 21, 2023. A First Instance Court in Athens ruled on Wednesday evening that  the strike was “illegal.” Therefore, flights are expected to operate as usually. To be sure about potential …

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Commuters in trouble due to work stoppages in public transport, Sept 21

Commuters in Greek capital Athens will face troubles on Thursday, due to the 24-hour strike called by several unions, as transport workers will also join the protest against the Labor Bill with strike and wort stoppages. One of the problems is that a court in Athens declared as “illegal” the …

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