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Surprise amendment extends postal vote to national elections

With a surprise amendment the Interior Ministry decided to extend the postal vote for Greeks living abroad also to national elections, just two days before the voting at the Parliament. The amendment triggered the outrage of the opposition parties who had consented to postal vote for the European Parliament elections …

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Amendment seeks additional US bases on Greek islands

An amendment to assess the potential for additional bases or an expanded US military presence specifically on Greek islands, has been passed at the US House of Representatives. This amendment comes in the context of the expanded defense cooperation agreement signed by the United States and Greece in October 2021, …

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Golden Visa: Athens municipalities where price doubles; law loopholes

Dozens of districts in Attica will become more expensive for foreign investors from third countries who wish to obtain a residence permit through the Golden Visa program. According to the amendment submitted to Parliament, the minimum investment limit to secure the coveted license will be doubled from 250,000 to 500,000 …

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Golden Visa rise to 500,000 euros in parts of Greece: Amendment

Τhe minimum value of property that must be acquired to grant eligibility for a Golden Visa will be increased to 500,000 euros in certain parts of Greece, according to an amendment tabled in Parliament by the Development and Investments Ministry on Wednesday.  The new minimum value at time of purchase …

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US lawmakers table amendment to block sale of F-16s to Turkey

A bipartisan group of US legislators have filed amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would prevent the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey if Ankara continues its territorial overflights and air space violations in the Aegean. The amendment was submitted to Congress at the initiative of …

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Greece freezes “adjustment clause” on electricity bills until July 2023

The “adjustment clause” on the electricity bills is frozen until summer 2023, according to an amendment tabled by the Environment & Energy Ministry late on Friday and in the context of a bill for the simplification of the licensing of energy providers. According to the amendment, the suspension of the …

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Greek PM to announce plan for electricity rates as first mass lawsuit filed

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will announce the national support plan aiming to relief households and businesses from exorbitant electricity rates. The televised message will be broadcast at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday. The new measures are scheduled to be presented in detail on Friday, May 6, by the finance and the …

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Gov’t submits “primary residence protection” law without agreement with creditors

The Greek government submitted on Tuesday night a legislative amendment with the new framework for the protection of debtor’s primary residence. For the first time, corporate loans are included in the law. The upper limit of the value of the protected primary residence is 250,000 euros. This affects private loans …

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Amendment allows Greek Pharmacies to turn into Primary Health Units

With a new legislation, pharmacies in Greece will be converted into Primary Health Units. Strong objections by the Medical Association of Athens that warns “public health is at risk.” With an amendment submitted to Parliament by Health Minister Andreas Xanthos, pharmacies in Greece will be allowed to perform primary health …

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Justice Minister makes last minute amendment as Romanos begins also “thirst-strike”(30th day “hunger-strike”)

After the dramatic but fruitless consultations between political parties in Greek Parliament on Tuesday night, prisoner Nikos Romanos, 21, began also a “thirst strike” on Wednesday morning, the 30th day of the “hunger-strike” he started on November 10th. With the crucial for Romanos case parliament voting on prisoners’ educational furloughts …

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