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Adoptions in Greece record a 77% increase in 2017

Adoptions in Greece recorded a 77 percent increase in 2017 when compared to 2016, the Greek Statistics Authority (ELSTAT) announced on Thursday. The increase is attributed to remarriages rather to the new adoptions law that was introduced at the end of 2017, beginning of 2018. Of the 393 adoptions, 198 …

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Greece’s primary budget surplus in 2017 at 4.14% of GDP

Greece’s primary budget surplus reached 4.14 percent of gross domestic product last year, based on the terms of the country’s economic adjustment program, according to Finance Ministry officials. Earlier, the Hellenic Statistical Authority said in a report that the Greek general government recorded a primary surplus of 3.9 pct of …

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Greece’s general gov’t records primary surplus at 4% of GDP

The Greek general government recorded a primary surplus of 4.0 pct of GDP, far beyond  expectations. According to Greek Statistics Authority, ELSTAT, the general government primary surplus is at 4.0 pct of GDP  or 7.080 billion euros, in 2017, up from a surplus of 3.9 pct or 6.709 billion euros …

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Greek tax offices seize more than 1.72million bank accounts in 2017

Greek tax offices have seized more than than 1.72 million bank accounts in 2017, that is 12 percent more than 2016, the Independent Public Revenues Authority AADE said  in a statement on Monday. The average must have been 700 seizures per working day…. in a country with a population of …

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Unemployment in Greece at 21.2% in Q4 of 2017, higher when compared to Q3

Greece’s unemployment rate fell to 21.2 pct in the fourth quarter of 2017 from 23.6 pct in the same period in 2016, but grew from 20.2 pct in the third quarter of 2017, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said on Thursday. The statistics service, in a quarterly report, said that the …

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Growth is Greece at 1.4% in 2017, says ELSTAT

Greece's economy grew for a fourth straight quarter in October-December, driven by stronger investment spending, but the pace was slower than in the previous quarter, the statistics service ELSTAT said on Monday. Seasonally adjusted data showed gross domestic product rose 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, the expansion …

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Greece’s Asylum Service report: 58,661 asylum applications submitted in 2017

Greece’s Asylum Service has published its report for the work in 2017. The Asylum Service registered 58,661 asylum applications, of which 26,668 were submitted on the five Aegean islands where Reception and Identification Centers (“hotspots”) are located. The detailed report gives information about countries of origin, approved and rejected application …

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Record temperature and number of tornadoes hit Greece in 2017

Greek meteorologists published the list of the most extreme weather phenomena recorded in Greece in 2017. These data includes the highest and the lowest temperature, the strongest wind intensity but also the number of waterspouts. The highest temperature was recorded in Moires by Herakleio, Crete: 45.8 C on 1. July …

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Eldorado Gold reports in-line 2017 gold production incl projects in Greece

Shares in Eldorado Gold were slightly up on Tuesday after the company announced full-year production that came in line with production guidance, but suspended its semi-annual dividend payment “pending the results of the technical reports and potential subsequent capital requirements.” In a press release, the Vancouver-based miner revealed that, including …

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Greece sees big dive in cruise ship arrivals in 2017

During the last season Greece saw a big dive in cruise ship arrivals and passenger visits compared to 2016. Reports blame the drop in visits on political instability and geopolitical developments in surrounding destinations of the eastern Mediterranean region. According to tourism officials, the overall climate of instability sharply reduced cruise …

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Christmas Tree lighting brings festive mood in Athens

Greek capital Athens is officially in Christmas mood. Mayor Giorgos Kaminis lit the Christmas tree in Syntagma Square in the center of the city, at 7 o’ clock on December 12th 2017. Sixteen meters long, more than 4,000 Christmas lights. “Christmas and New Year days are days of joy, hope …

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35. Athens Marathon 2017 registers record participation of Runners and Volunteers

A record number of more than 51,000 runners will compete in various running events on Sunday when the 35. Athens Marathon 2017 is taking place. 18,500 of registered participants will run the classic marathon distance of 42,195 meters, from Marathon to Athens. In addition to the classic marathon race, there …

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Over 23,000 hectares of Greece’s forest razed in fires, 80 fires in Zakynthos

Greece’s fires burnt 23,500 hectares of forest this so-called “fire season”, that is between May and September 2017. On the island of Zakynthos alone, more than 80 wildfires took place. The number of burned hectares is slightly lower than the annual average of 27,500 over the past decade, according to …

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Pole Vault champion Katerina Stefanidi named European Female Athlete of 2017

Greece’s Golden Girl, world pole vault champion Aikaterini Stefanidi was named 2017 European Athletes of the Year at the Golden Tracks award ceremony in Vilnius, Lithuania on Saturday  evening. Stefanidi is the first Greek athlete to lift the accolade. Stefanidi in Rio Reigning European and Olympic champion Stefanidi, 27, asserted …

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