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EU Commission approves €800 million for Greece’s tourism sector affected by pandemic

The European Commission approved an 800-million-euro Greek program for the support of tourism businesses that have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved based on the temporary framework for the EU state members support, a European Commission’s announcement said on Tuesday. EU vice president Margrethe Vestager in …

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Greece sends pandemic aid to India’s struggling health system

Greece has prepared aid to send to India’s struggling health system, which has been hard hit by the pandemic, the Greek general secretariat for Civl Protection announced on Good Friday, April 30. According to the announcement, Greece is sending 90 oxygen cylinders with a total capacity of 440 litres and …

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Antetokounmpo distributes food packages to needy in Athens neighborhood

Giannis Antetokounmpo distributed food packages to the needy in the neighborhood where he grew up in Athens. Together with his mother and brothers, the Greek Freak went to the church of Agios Meletios in Sepolia to help people in one of the degraded districts of the Greek capital. He gave …

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Gov’t hazing to businesses: They’ll have to make public they received lockdown aid

The Greek government hazes self-employed, freelancers and sole proprietors receiving state aid for suspending business operation due to coronavirus. They will be obliged to post in front of their business or upload on their website a notice that they have received the state aid! This was decided with a Joint …

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EU Parliament approves €4.5mn aid to restore flood damages on West Crete

The European Parliament has approved an EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) aid worth 4.5 million euros for restoration of flood damages in western Crete last February. The idea was first proposed by Greek MEP Eva Kaili (PASOK)  and was ultimately passed by majority vote. Crete’s flash flooding from the winter storm …

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Pope Francis sends delegation and aid to Moria refugee camp

Pope Francis sent a cardinal to the refugee camp in Moria on the island of Lesvos on Thursday. The Vatican delegation was led by Cardinal Konrad Krajewski. According to catholic news service, the May 9 visit to the “unofficial” Moira camp, where more than 1,000 people live outside a government-established …

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Humanitarian aid from Trieste reaches people and animals in wildfires areas

With a truck loaded with goods for people and animals, volunteers from international charity organization Trieste United INGO Inc made it from North-East Italy to Mati and Rafina, the areas most affected by the deadly fires on  23. July 2018. It was the heartbreaking images from the the destroyed homes …

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IOCC Supporters Surpass $1 Million Challenge Gift to Aid Families in Greece

Supporters of International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) have donated more than $1.2 million under the Jaharis Family Foundation Inc.’s $1 million matching challenge gift to Orthodox humanitarian and development organization in order to help people in need in Greece.  The amazing amount was donated between October 2017 through February 2018. …

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Help for flash floods victims: Mandra Municipality appeals for food & other items, donations, volunteers

The Municipality of Mandra in West Attica has issued a call for help for the flood victims. Food, drinking water, medicine, clothing and footwear but also sleeping bags and blankets are needed for the thousands of families affected by the floods, exposed in cold and decreasing temperatures in houses and …

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Gov’t secures €5million in emergency fund for floods victims, Greece to ask for EU aid

Greece’s Economy Ministry announced on Friday announced that it has secured five million euros in emergency funding from Greece’s Public Investments Programme. The money will be allocated to  cover the immediate needs of flood and natural disaster victims in West Attica and elsewhere in Greece. It is not clear, how …

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EU Commission to give Greece €209mln to help refugees with rent, cash

The European Commission will give Greece 209 million euros ($245 million) in new emergency aid to help refugees stranded in the country rent homes and pay for basics with a cash card, the Commission said on Thursday. About 62,000 refugees and migrants, mainly Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis headed to northern …

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Greek gov’t relief measures: €600 for homes damaged by Kefalonia earthquake

Greek government announced a series of emergency measures to meet basic needs of residents of Kefalonia, hit by a powerful earthquake on Sunday. To start with, the government will disburse directly 100,000 euro to the municipality of Kefalonia and another 100,000 euro to municipality of Ithaki in order to cover …

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IMF & Co Give “Green Light” for 8b EUR to Greece

Greece’s lenders representatives in Athens, also known as the “Troika”, released their report on fiscal progress and gave the green light for the 8 billion EUR. The sixth bailout tranche would be released to Greece most likely in early November, after the Eurogroup & IMF approval of the progress report. Finance Minister …

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Greece Sends Drink Water to Libya

Two military transport airplanes C-130 left the military airport of Elefsis Tuesday morning carrying 24 tons of drink water to Libya. 48,000 bottles of water will help the residents of Tripoli to extinguish their thirst. According to a Greek Foreign Ministry announcement, thousands of inhabitants are facing serious water shortages. …

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