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European values must prevail, even in a state of public emergency like Covid-19

The European Parliament voted a resolution last month, urging that the European values of democracy must prevail even in a state of public emergency like Covid-19. The EP warned against “abuse of power” and called on the EUropean Commission to step up its efforts by taking legal action where necessary. …

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Emergency landing at Corfu airport after British passenger runs amok (UPD)

An aircraft flying the route Istanbul-Manchester made an emergency landing at the airport of the island of Corfu on Wednesday evening after a passenger ran amok. Due to an “emergency” situation, the aircraft was exceptionally allowed to land at the airport I. Kapodistrias as Greek airports are closed to flights …

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Greece requested emergency meeting of EU Foreign Affairs Council over Turkey’s aggression

Greece has requested that an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers be held on the subject of Turkey’s expanding provocations and illegal activity, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Tuesday. This request comes at a time of clear threat on the part of Turkey against peace and security …

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Coronavirus ALERT: Emergency measures in Achaia, Zakynthos, Ilia

Greece’s Health authorities announced on Wednesday evening preventive emergency measures against the coronavirus for the prefectures of Achaia and Ilia, in Peloponnese, as well as for the island of Zakynthos. The measures are considered as preventing and are implemented following the latest coronavirus case confirmed earlier today. According to National …

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Emergency landing for Egypt Air airplane in Athens airport

An airplane of Egypt Air was forced to an emergency landing in Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” short before 10 o’ clock on Friday morning. The airplane sent a danger signal while it was flying in FIR Athens and over the island of Chios in the Eastern Aegean Sea. Reason …

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€180 million EU emergency support for refugees in Greece

The European Commission has announced on Tuesday new funding of €180 million for aid projects in Greece, including to scale up the flagship ‘Emergency Support to Integration & Accommodation’ (ESTIA) programme which helps get refugees into urban accommodation and out of camps and provides them with regular cash assistance. The funding …

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Greek Public Hospitals Illegally Collected Fees from ER Patients

It took the Greek Health Ministry almost  a year to find out that public hospitals managers were illegally raising a levy of €5 from each patient seeking the accident and emergency departments. The relevant law  provided that a fee of €5 would be paid only by people seeking the outpatient clinics at …

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Greek Greek Taxpayers Apply for Legal Measures Over Property Tax

 With an appeal to the Supreme Administrative Court/Council of State “Greek Taxpayers’ Association”, one private person and the “Lawyers’ Association of Athens” request the annulment of the decision for the emergency property tax to be paid via the electricity company bills. It is the first filed application against the temporary …

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