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Civil Protection urges citizens to be careful ahead of severe weather phenomena

Greece’s Civil Protection is advising citizens to be particularly careful, to follow authorities instructions and to take measures to protect themselves from risks arising from severe weather phenomena that started on Monday, September 4, 2023. On Sunday, an urgent teleconference was held for the imminent change of weather and the …

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New bill with tax reductions and income support measures

Greece’s finance ministry will unveil a new draft law that includes tax reductions and income support measures for public consultation on Tuesday at noon. The bill is expected to be voted on before the closing of the Parliament for the summer holidays. Finance Minister Kostis Hatzidakis will make the announcements …

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Greece joins EU efforts to evacuate civilians from Sudan, incl. 150 Greeks

The Greek government is actively engaged to evacuate Greek citizens from Sudan, however, the current circumstances in the country in the bring of civil war are grim. Nonetheless, there joint European Union efforts to evacuate some 1,000  European citizens once the conditions allow it. “If a safe way out is …

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Greece launches platform for consumers to submit complaints

Greece’s Development and Investment Ministry launched the digital platform kataggelies.mindev.gov.gr, where consumers can submit complaints, in order to more effectively control phenomena such as overcharging, fake discounts and other violations at the expense of consumers in the market. Complaints from consumers can be made on that platform concerning infringements within …

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Turkish citizen arrested in Thessaloniki over phone fraud in Germany

A Turkish citizen was arrested in Thessaloniki, in execution of a European warrant issued by German judicial authorities, on charges of participating in telephone fraud in Germany. Sources said the suspect is a 22-year-old man who has already been taken to the Appeals Prosecutor’s Office of Thessaloniki to initiate procedures …

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Greece’s Gov’t mulls new support plan as anger over energy prices grows

Alerted by the citizens’ anger over the energy prices and the increasing cost of living the conservative government is promising to come up with a new national support plan for the benefit of households and businesses. The plan is expected to be implemented in June. The national plan will be …

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Greece’s Forum on Refugees receives a barrage of requests by Ukrainian citizens

The Greek Forum of Refugees said on Wednesday that it is getting phone calls every five minutes from Ukrainian citizens seeking help for themselves or their families, who have been impacted by the war in Ukraine. They ask for information about how a Ukrainian can ask for asylum in Greece, …

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EU advises further relaxing of Covid travel rules for foreigners

European Union member countries agreed Tuesday that they should further facilitate tourist travel into the 27-nation bloc for people who are vaccinated against the coronavirus or have recovered from Covid-19. The European Council is recommending that EU nations next month lift all testing and quarantine requirements for people who received …

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Greece is mulling “more freedoms” for vaccinated citizens

Greece is mulling a package of measures allowing more “freedoms” for fully vaccinated citizens and consequently more restrictions for the unvaccinated ones. Health Minister Thanos Plevris revealed that the Ministry and the epidemiologists’ committee are currently working in this direction. Speaking to Skai TV on Monday, Plevris stressed that 90% …

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Greece determined to proceed with privileges for inoculated citizens and “compulsory vaccination”

The Greek government is reportedly determined to proceed with privileges for inoculated citizens and “compulsory vaccination” for specific professionals. The government has reportedly already prepared the necessary legislation and is waiting for the recommendations from the National Bioethics committee before proceeds with its implementation expected in the beginning of July. …

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Civil Protection warns of extreme weather esp. Greek islands, urges people to stay indoors

Greece’s Civil Protection issued a warning of extreme weather phenomena and urgently advised citizens in affected areas to be especially cautious and avoid going outdoors when the phenomena are intense. Following an emergency meeting on Sunday, Secretary-General for Civil Defence, Vassilis Papageorgiou strongly urged those resident in areas affected by …

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Civil Protection calls on citizens of 12 Greek regions to avoid risks during extreme weather

The Greek Civil Protection has issued an issued an emergency announcement ahead of extreme weather phenomena forecast as of Monday afternoon. The Civil Protection calls the citizens of several regions to be specially careful and to follow basic instructions. The warning addresses citizens of: Attica, Macedonia, Thrace, the Ionian islands, …

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