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Municipalities get more funding for animal shelters

A program of the Interior Ministry will allocate 2.9 million euros to 18 municipalities of Greece for stray cat and dog facilities, it was announced on Tuesday. The “Argos” program will gradually provide a total of 40 million euros to meet their new obligations, which include taking care of stray …

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EU Commissioner tells Greece: Stop “violent” migrants’ deportations or risk losing funds

The European Union’s top migration official told Greece on Thursday to stop “violent” deportations of migrants or risk losing funds. After becoming one of the main destination points during the migration crisis of 2015, Athens has hardened its policy in the past year by increasing land and sea patrols, extending …

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EU Commission approves €100mn to boost Greece’s health system

Τhe European Commission has approved an additional 100 million euros for Greece in the business program for Reforming the Public Sector 2014-2020, which forms part of the Partnership Agreement for the Development Framework. According to the proposal by the Greek Development and Investments Ministry, these new funds will be used …

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Marinakis’ media group returns “Stay Home” campaign funds to the state

Media group Alter Ego of ship-, media and football clubs owner Vaggelis Marinakis has returned to the government the funds it received for the anti-coronavirus campaign ‘Stay Home.” almost one million euros. In a statement released on Wednesday, the media group said that the money was returned to the state …

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“Stay Home” Campaign: Gov’t supportive media get lion’s share, opposition just 1%

The Greek government finally published on Monday a detailed a detailed account on the expenditures of its “We Stay Home” campaign during the coronavirus lockdown. The list has been published following immense pressure by opposition parties and persistent demand on social media, especially after some media complained that they received …

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Pressure mounts on Greek Gov’t to publish list of media funding

An scandalous issue that has recently shaken government, opposition parties and media in Greece may soon come to an end. State Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis said on Tuesday said that all the amounts concerning the allocation of 20 million euros in funds to the media will be probably made public this …

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AP: Greek Migration Minister backs new funds for Turkey

Greece’s migration minister Giorgos Koumutsakos urged the incoming European Commission to renew a funding commitment to Turkey to stop migrants reaching the European Union. Koumoutsakos told The Associated Press in an interview on Friday that Athens would also welcome an enhanced NATO presence and tougher international patrolling off Greek islands …

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Chemotherapy treatment “postponed” in big Athens hospital due to lack of funds

Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy in Attiko Hospital in Athens were shocked to be informed that their treatment is postponed on indefinite time. The patients were informed by phone on Thursday. Hospital workers president and doctor at Attiko ICU, Mihalis Rizos, told news outlet documentonews.gr, that hospital employees learned form the …

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Gov’t secures €5million in emergency fund for floods victims, Greece to ask for EU aid

Greece’s Economy Ministry announced on Friday announced that it has secured five million euros in emergency funding from Greece’s Public Investments Programme. The money will be allocated to  cover the immediate needs of flood and natural disaster victims in West Attica and elsewhere in Greece. It is not clear, how …

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UPS Schaeuble wants to allow EZ South to tap ESM for investment

German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was always against a common European debt, against Eurobonds and new support programs for the European South. He seems to have made a U-turn. As expected not without strict measures and concessions. According to German daily BILD, Schaeuble is working on a proposal that would …

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Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Israel sign East Med Gas Pipeline project

Energy ministers from Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Israel signed an agreement on natural gas pipeline in Tel Aviv on Monday. The proposed 2,000 kilometer subsea pipeline would connect gas fields offshore of Israel and Cyprus with Greece and possibly Italy. Aiming to transform the Eastern Mediterranean into a regional energy …

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Regling: Greece may need less than originally planned ESM funds

As the government in Athens used only €32 billion from the €86 billion prepared by the European Stability Mechanism, with less than half the program until the end it is clear the final figure will be smaller than the maximum, said Klaus Regling, the facility’s managing director. German daily Bild quoted him …

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