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Further easing of restrictions to be announced Wed evening

Greece’s officials are scheduled to announce a further easing of lockdown restrictions later on Wednesday, following a meeting of the country’s epidemiologists’ committee. Measures still in force include the night curfew between 12.30 a.m. and 5 a.m., a restricted number of guests during weddings, baptisms and funerals. Music is banned …

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Easing of more lockdown restrictions possible at the end of next week

Greece plans the easing of more lockdown restrictions but apparently the epidemiologists’ committee has not decided yet to give the green light for the lifting of the night curfew, the ban of music and to increase the number of people in events like weddings. “I believe that by the end …

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Easing lockdown has not exacerbated epidemiological indicators, says Greece

Two weeks after the first phase of easing lockdown restrictions and the data in Greece show that although the population movement has significantly increased, the epidemiological indicators have not exacerbated, government spokesman, Stelios Petsas said on Monday. “The first two weeks of the gradual lifting of the restrictive measures have …

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More retail stores, services open on May 11 as Greece further eases lockdown

With the opening of the remaining retail stores and services, Greece proceeds with the second stage of lockdown easing on Monday, May 11, 2020. Stores selling shoes, clothes, home appliances and cosmetics are among those to open again. Retail stores reopening on Monday, May 11, include those selling the following …

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Greeks celebrate lockdown easing with open parties and take-away drinks

It is difficult to tame Greeks, especially the younger generations. The lockdown has been gradually lifted on Monday, however, restrictions such as gatherings and crowding and parties remain and bars are closed. Closed? On the first night of the lockdown easing, sneaky businessmen and eager customers found ways to come …

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Lockdown easing: Greeks return to “new normalcy” with masks and gloves

After 43 days of lockdown, Greeks returned to normalcy at 6 o’ clock Monday morning without having to hold a movement permit to leave their homes. However, the lockdown easing has new rules and that is the mandatory use of mask in several occasions. And this is Greeks’ new normalcy. …

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Capital controls: Greece considers to raise withdrawal cap, measures for businesses

Greece is considering further easing of capital controls with the increase of  the cap for cash withdrawing and limiting restrictions to businesses.  The new measures could be implemented as soon as 1. June, that is on the third year the restrictions were imposed. According to media reports, the new measures …

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Greece eases Capital Controls restrictions as of Mar 1st – All the changes

Greece has taken further steps to ease the capital control restrictions as of 1. March 2018. Euclid Tsakalotos has approved a series of measures that ease the restrictions, the decision has been already published in the official gazette. The measures raise among others the monthly withdrawal limit and allow the …

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Capital controls: Finance Ministry publishes road map for further easing

The Greek Finance Ministry revealed the next steps it plans to take in order to proceed with further easing of the capital controls that have been imposed since end of June 2015. According to the finance ministry road map the next steps will include: increase of withdrawal limit to 500 …

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ECB approves easing of Capital Controls – Details

The European Central Bank gave the “green light” to Greece to further ease the capital controls imposed in June 2015. The ECB decision follows a request submitted by governor of Bank of Greece, Yiannis Stournaras, last week. The ECB decision was made public by the governor of BoG, who, however, …

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Greece to lift capital controls for those who bring money back to banks

The Greek authorities will try everything to get back to the banks what depositors withdrew before the capital controls were imposed on June 29th 2015. The financial ministry and its high-ranking state officials and interim government ministers are determined and will try everything to get the money back to the …

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