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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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Greece improves score in Soft Power 30 Index Global Ranking 2018

Greece has improves its score score in the Soft Power 30 Index 2018, although it maintains the same position as in the previous years. The results of the fourth annual Soft Power 30 Index have been launched by Portland, the strategic communications consultancy, in partnership with the University of Southern …

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DiscoverEU: 15,000 free interrail tickets for 18-year-olds, applications June 12-26

The European initiative, DiscoverEU, is offering 15,000 European 18-year-olds, including 315 Greeks, tickets to travel to up to four European countries of their choice this summer. Applications can be submitted from Tuesday, June 12 (12:00 CET) until June 26 (12:00 CET). Young people born between 2 July 1999 and 1 …

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Greece expects record high 32 million tourists in 2018, says PM Tsipras

Greece’s tourism industry is expected to draw 32 million visitors in 2018, in what will be a record year for the sector, said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday. Speaking at a general meeting of the Greek Tourism Federation (SETE), Tsipras said that data indicates that tourism revenues this year …

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With 519 “Blue Flag” Beaches Greece is second with the World in 2018

519 beaches and 15 marinas across Greece as well as one sustainable tourism boat have been  honored with the quality “Blue Flag” award for 2018. Greece is second in world ranking after Spain. Greece this year maintained its world ranking on the Blue Flag quality award list for beaches, marinas …

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Healthy eaters in US turn to Greece’s flavors and food in 2018

2018 is witnessing an influx of new flavors invigorate the taste buds as imaginative chefs, aspirational start-ups, and a competitive established market vies for your attention. But consumers aren’t just wary of cost, our appetites increasingly whet by originality, convenience and, importantly, a more health-conscious approach to our diets. That’s …

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Greek Easter 2018: The spectacular rocket war on Chios (video)

Every Easter in the Greek island of Chios, two churches in the village of Vrontados go into a full rouketopolemos, rocket war. It is the local alternative to the Greek custom to celebrate Jesus Resurrection with fireworks. Thousands of home-made rockets are being fired against the target which is the …

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Greece says 2018 privatizations target is ‘high but feasible’

Greece’s target of 2 billion euros in privatization revenues this year is high but can be met, the chairman of the country’s privatizations agency said on Friday. Greece’s third bailout ends in August and it has agreed with its international lenders to raise 3 billion euros ($3.7 billion) by 2019 …

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Easter 2018: Extended shop hours in Athens & Thessaloniki

Retail shops in Athens will operate in extended opening hours due to the Easter Holidays. The extended working hours start Thursday, March 29th 2018 and end on Holy Saturday, April 7th. On Palm Sunday, April 1st, retail shops will be open. The general plan is as follows: On weekdays, Monday …

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