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Birth rate in Greece drops by 10.3% in 2022

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) announces data on the evolution of demographic indicators in Greece for 2022. Data refer to vital events such as births, deaths, marriages, and registered partnerships of the population residing in the Greek Territory, during 2022. In this publication, for the first time, statistical data on …

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Over 27.8 million tourists visited Greece in 2022

Over 27.8 million tourists visited Greece in 2022. Travel receipts reached 17.6 billion euros. Average expenditure per trip was 618 euros from 702.4 euros in 2021, data of the Bank of Greece showed. Which countries did most tourists come from? Inbound travel traffic to Greece in 2022 amounted to 27.8 …

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FinMIn: “2022 will be a record year for foreign direct investment in Greece and exports

“The year 2022 will be one of historic records for both foreign direct investment in Greece and for exports,” Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said on Tuesday. Staikouras was speaking  t the “Naftemporiki” conference entitled “Greek Economy & Entrepreneurship: Challenges and Opportunities in an Unpredictable Future!” Referring to the performance of …

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Tourism revenues already exceed 18 bln euros, says Minister

Revenues from Greek tourism have already exceeded 18 billion euros this year, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias told reporters on Friday, on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the presidents of the Hellenic Hoteliers’ Federation held in Thessaloniki on the occasion of the 37th Philoxenia exhibition. “The Bank of Greece …

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Thousands of hectares burned in Dadia Natural Park, on Lesvos

Over 2,528 hectares have been burnt in the Dadia National Park in North-Eastern Greece following a fire raging since July 21, according to maps of Greece’s National Observatory of Forest Fires (NOFFi) released on Monday. NOFFi, which provides a semi-automatic burned area mapping service (NOFFi-OBAM), also said that over 1,709 …

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Corinth Canal operates normally since July 4, says managing company

The Corinth Canal has been operating normally since Monday, July 4, 2022, while the first crossings have already taken place, the managing company said Tuesday noon, dismissing media reports of the previous day about a temporary closure. The Corinth Canal Corporation (AEDIK) said in an announcement that the Canal operates …

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Three Greeks, one Cypriot on Forbes “30 Under 30” Europe list 2022

Τhree Greeks and one Cypriot are listed on the Forbes “30 Under 30”, a list of the most important people under 30 years old that includes professionals in all possible categories, from innovation and medicine to culture and fashion. The seventh annual Forbes Under 30 Europe list shows the power …

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Inflation in Greece hits record 7.2% in February; Gas up 78.5%, electricity 71.4%

Greece’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose further to 7.2% in February 2022, the Greek Statistics Authority said on Thursday. Media speak of the highest inflation rate in the last 16 years. Data showed the surge resulted from a 78.5% rise in natural gas, 71.4% in electricity, 41.5% in heating oil, …

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Omicron set to be Europe’s dominant variant by early 2022, says ECDC

There is a “very high” risk the Omicron variant of Covid-19 will become dominant in Europe by early next year and lead to a growing number of hospital admissions and deaths, the European Union’s public health body said on Wednesday. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said …

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EU Commission sees Greece’s growth rates at 4.1% in 2021 and 6% in 2022

The European Commission revised its forecasts for Greek economic growth upwards on Wednesday, projecting growth rates of 4.1% in 2021 and 6% in 2022. In its report on spring economic forecasts, the EU’s executive body said that the coronavirus pandemic and all related restrictive measures led the Greek economy to …

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