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Prosecutor on Mati fires: “Lack of coordination, ineffective cooperation, incompetence, criminal mistakes”

A prosecutor investigating the causes of the deadly wildfire in Mati and eastern Attica in July 2018 proposed on Tuesday that a total of 27 people should stand trial for criminal negligence and omissions of state mechanisms and local authorities that led to the deaths of more than 100 people …

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149 people drowned in Greece Jan 1- July 24, 2019

A total of 149 people drowned in Greece between January 1 and July 24, according to data released by the Greek Coast Guard. The data were released on Saturday in the wake of warnings by health experts for people to show greater caution when swimming amid reports of 413 deaths …

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Passengers who flew to Greece in 2018 can claim compensation

Thousands of passengers who flew to Greece in 2018 can claim compensation from airline companies for flight delays. More than 87,300 passengers who traveled to Greece between 15 June and 15 September 2018 can claim compensation from airline companies in accordance with the European Regulation EC261 on passenger rights for …

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Cash reserves of Greek state up in 2018

The Greek state’s cash reserves grew by 25.871 billion euros in 2018, totaling 26.819 billion euros from 948 million euros a year earlier, the finance ministry said in a report released on Wednesday. Central government debt was 358.948 billion euros at the end of 2018, from 328.703 billion in 2017. …

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299 children went missing in Greece in 2018, says Greek Police

Some 299 children went missing in Greece in 2018, according to data presented on Monday for International Missing Children’s Day by the Hellenic Police, which said that 257 of them had been eventually found. The data was presented on the occasion of the International Missing Children’s Day on May 25 …

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Greece’s debt climbed to 181.1% of GDP in 2018, says Eurostat

Greece’s debt climbed to 181.1 percent of GDP in 2018, the largest ratio in the euro zone, EU’s statistics authority Eurostat said on Tuesday. Public debt in Greece and Italy, the two most indebted countries of the euro zone, grew last year while the bloc as a whole recorded an …

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Greece’s budget records a primary surplus 4.4% of GDP in 2018

The Greek economy recorded a primary surplus of 4.4 pct of GDP, or 8.149 billion euros, in 2018, Hellenic Statistical Authority said in a report sent to Eurostat in the framework of the excessive deficit procedure. The statistics service confirmed that the government exceeded its goals for a primary budget …

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Greece’s heavy industry Tourism: 33mln tourists, €16bln revenues in 2018

33 million tourists visited Greece in 2018 creating 16 billion revenues, the Bank of Greece said in its report published on Wednesday. The report includes detailed data on balance of travel services, travel receipts, inbound traveller flows, overnight stays, cruises and travel services by region. Five regions accounted for the …

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Greece Sotheby’s real estate records significant growth in 2018

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC announced the highest annual return in history in 2018, with its partners reaching a total sales volume exceeding over 112 billion dollars. Greece Sotheby’s experienced one of the highest growth rates worldwide, greatly consolidating its leading position in the local market. Record number of transactions …

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6:10 Greek families declared annual income of less than €10,000

A total of 8,907,722 Greek taxpayers paid 8.328 billion euros in taxes in 2018 on declared income of 73.612 billion euros, official figures showed on Thursday. The figures, released by the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE), showed that from the total declared income of 73.612 billion euros, 60.403 billion …

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Number of asylum-seekers in Greece rose to 73,000, says Migration Minister

There are about 15,000 immigrants living in the Greek islands, Migration Minister Dimitris Vitsas said on Monday. He pointed out at the overpopulation of the hot spots on Samos and Moria on Lesvos. And he stressed that the majority of migrants arriving in Greece nowadays are from Afghanistan and countries …

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Greece breaks historical record with 33million tourists in 2018

The year 2018 ended with a new historical record for Greek tourism, with 33 million international arrivals and revenues of more than 16 billion euros, Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said  in an interview with Alpha TV. € The minister stressed the enormous contribution of tourism as a whole to the …

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Greece’s public debt rises to €334.9 billion in Q3 2018, says ELSTAT

Greece’s public debt increased to 334.988 billion euros at the end of the third quarter of 2018, Greece’s Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) revealed on Monday. On a yearly basis, the figure represented an increase of 21.493 billion euros from the same period of 2017. The public debt corresponded to 182.2 percent …

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107 tornadoes and waterspouts recorded in Greece in 2018

A total of 107 vortices (whirlwinds and waterspouts) have been recorded in Greece in 2018, with three of them to have caused significant damage in Halkidiki and Crete, the weather service meteo of the National Observatory in Athens revealed on Friday. Meteo reported eight whirlwinds (a vortex on the land) …

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Strict security measures for Students’ Uprising Anniversary close also Metro stations

Greek police is on alert for the commemoration celebrations of the 45. Anniversary of the Students’ Uprising on 17. November 1973. Due to increased attacks by anarchists against police officers and stations, all police stations have been equipped with additional fire extinguishers. Flash grenades, helmets and shields have been additionally …

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More than 11,000 properties auctioned due to debts since Feb 2018

More than eleven thousand properties have come under hammer since the electronic platform for e-auctions went in operation in February 2018. A total of 11,159 debtors’ properties have were auctioned, another 3,776 are expected to be auctions until the end of the year. The list includes 601 houses, 12 hotel …

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Brits choose Greece as best holiday destination for families

Greece has been awarded the Star Family Holidays Destination award for 2018 from the British magazine Travel Bulletin. In a ceremony held in London on Monday night, Greece took the award after a vote by some 7,500 reader-professionals of the magazine. Wnners were thrilled and finalists deeply honoured for the …

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Unemployment rises to 22.29% in July despite seasonal work places

Registered unemployed recorded an increase of 2.81 percent in the month of July when compared to the previous month June. The data released by the Greek Employment Agency (OAED) come as surprise because normally unemployment figures drop in summer due to seasonal works and jobs in the tourism industry. More …

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Apartment prices in Greece climb by 0.8% in second quarter of 2018

Apartment prices increased on an average by 0.8 percent based on year-to-year comparisons in the second quarter of 2018, the Bank of Greece said on Thursday. According to a Bank of Greece statement and based on data collected from credit institutions,(1) apartment prices (in nominal terms) are estimated to have …

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