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Tibet activists arrested in Athens, Olympia protesting against Beijing Olympics 2022

Activists from Tibet protested against the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Greece, hanging a banner at the Acropolis and disrupting the torch lighting ceremony at the ancient Olympia site. A total of six people have been arrested. Two people were arrested in Athens on Sunday as they attempted to …

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850,000 poor quality face masks seized at Athens airport

Greece’s Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) has confiscated 850,000 poor quality face masks at Athens’ International Airport, the head of the Independent Authority for Public Revenue announced on Monday. Speaking at the airport’s customs, Giorgos Pitsilis said the masks did not meet the necessary specifications and lacked international markings. Most came …

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China donates 50,000 masks to Greece’s National Health System

China has donated 50,000 masks for the needs of the Greek national Health system on Wednesday, while another, a bigger load is expected to arrive on upcoming Saturday. “The crisis lies before us.is ahead of us. The next few days, weeks and months will be difficult and we all need …

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Corona Virus: Greece’s authorities on high alert, checks at Athens airport

Organized tours from China to Greece have been stopped and local authorities are on alert due to the corona virus. The Greek Education Ministry is preparing instructions for the protection of students and the health authorities at the Athens International Airport are on alert. The Greek National Health Organization is …

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Chinese president Xi express full support for Return of Parthenon Marbles

“Not only do I agree with the return of the Parthenon Sculptures but you will also have our support,” Chinese President Xi Jingping said during an one-hour visit to the Acropolis Museum on Tuesday morning. Accompanied by the Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, the Chinese President was toured through the Museum …

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Xi Jinping in Athens: Greece & China to sign 16 cooperation agreements

Chinese President Xi Jinping touched down in Athens on Sunday evening, for a three-day official visit looking at “a deeper cooperation with Greece in all sectors.” It is the first visit by a Chinese head of state to the European nation in 11 years. Following laying a wreath at the …

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“Greece’s intention is to bridge three continents,” says PM Mitsotakis

Greece-China relations have entered a new era, characterized by a dynamic cultural and economic collaboration, said Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to Xinhua News Agency on Saturday. “The cornerstone of the two countries’ relationship is summed up in just two words: mutual respect, which is derived from a great historical heritage …

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Greece seeks to have Chinese banks set up in the country

Greece is keen to expand its commercial relations with China further and for this purpose looks to have Chinese banks established in the country. “We want to find ways to enable Chinese banks to have branches in Athens and help the development of Greek business,” Development and Investment Minister, Adonis …

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Greece joins 16+1 Cooperation CEEC for regional trade with China

“Greece confirmed today its leadership role in the greater region of the Balkans, and in East and Central Europe, and restored its reputation” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said at the summit of the Cooperation of Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) and China, an initiative long known as 16+1, held …

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Greece to create no-flight zones for drones around its airports

Chinese drone maker creates no-fly zones around airports in 32 European countries, also in Greece. The Chinese drone company DJI will roll out a new system to protect airports from drones this month. The upgraded security system will be applied to 32 countries in Europe. It comes after drones disrupted …

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Golden Visa: Authorities in Greece and China investigate illegal POS transactions

Greek and Chinese authorities investigate illegal payment transactions between a Greek real estate company and Chinese investors who have been targeting residence permission in an EU country via the Golden Visa program. According to Greek media reports on Wednesday, the vice chairman of Greece’s biggest retailer “Jumbo” is investigated for …

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Chinese investors line up to take advantage of cheap Greek real estate

Chinese investors are lining up to take advantage of cheap real estate in Greece where prices hit bottom during the economic crisis. For Chinese buying property in Greece is of high interest due to the Golden Visa program that grants them a 5-year residence permit for them and their family. …

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EU to ban 10 single-use plastic items, incl straws, cutlery, cotton buds, bottles, fishing gear

The European Union is proposing a total ban on ten single-use plastic products and fishing gear that account for 70% of litter in EU waters. Single-use plastic items such as straws, cutlery, plates, bottles,  cotton buds, drink stirrers, balloon sticks  in a bid to clean up the oceans. 500,000 tonnes …

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Golden Visa and Online Property Auctions attract Russian and Chinese interest

The misfortune of one is the fortuity for the other. Russian and Chinese investors show a great interest in acquiring properties in Greece especially now that Greek banks are getting rid of their nonperforming loans with online auctions of properties. There is a high demand for the Golden Visa program …

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