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Greece takes actions to attract Digital Nomads

Greece is quickly evolving into a remote work destination with authorities taking actions to facilitate the move of digital nomads, according to the conclusions of the 1st Work from Greece Summit organized by Marketing Greece on Tuesday. Government officials, company executives and digital nomads attended the event and exchanged ideas …

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Gov’t announces 6 measures for cheap housing

The Greek government announced on Thursday several measures for cheap housing as they were proclaimed by the Prime Minister at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) last Saturday. The so-called Social Housing Strategy benefits mostly young people up to 39 years old, but also homeowners who lease to young generations or …

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Gov’t support: Heating subsidy, one-off allowance, subsidy for farmers, breeders

Two days after Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced  at the International Fair of Thessaloniki a series of support measures for the society and some professional sectors amid the energy crisis, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras specified the measures on Monday morning. Top on the agenda of government support and the society …

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Wiretapping scandal: SYRIZA MP’s phone infected with Predator spyware

The wiretapping scandal in Greece reached a new level on Friday, when SYRIZA MP and former Citizen Protection Minister Christos Spirtzis (SYRIZA) filed a lawsuit at the country Supreme Court. His phone was wiretapped with spyware Predator, in the same period as of PASOK leader Nikos Androulakis and journalist Thanassis …

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Outcry forces gov’t spokesman to half-apologize for targeting Politico correspondent

Greece’s government spokesman Giannis Oikonomou spoke out a halfhearted apology for having targeted and discredited the POLITICO correspondent in Greece, Nektaria Stamouli, who is also the president of the Foreign Press Association in the country. Oikonomou could not help but to correct his previous statements after an outcry by local …

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Greek FinMin to table supplementary budget to cover extra aid to households & businesses

Finance Minister Christos Staikouras announced on Thursday he will present a supplementary budget to cover the cost of additional aid for households and businesses hit by high energy costs. Speaking to state boradcaster ERT, the finance minister cited “satisfactory” fiscal data. Staikouras said the performance of tourism and revenues from …

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SYRIZA blames Gov’t for soaring prices, high toll of Covid-deaths outside ICU

Main opposition party SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance blames the government for soaring prices and the high toll of Covid-related deaths outside the ICUs. In a spot, the main opposition party urges for a series of measures for the benefit of the society. In a spot SYRIZA demands decrease of the special tax …

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Greece’s epidemiologists consider lifting more Covid-restrictions

Greece’s epidemiologists are called this week to satisfy if not all at least some of the requests of the government for liftiing several restrictions aiming to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the country. At least for vaccinated citizens the government has reportedly requested the epidemiologists’ committee to give …

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Censure motion “rejected” with the majority votes of Greece’s ruling party

The censure motion against the Greek government was rejected with 156 votes in a Parliament of 300 late on Sunday night. In favor of the motion tabled by main opposition party, left-wing SYRIZA, voted all opposition parties, a total of 142 MPs from SYRIZA, KINAL, KKE, Greek Solution and MeRA25. …

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Greek PM claims ICUs for intubated Covid-patients “unnecessary”; seeks booster shot in 4 months

Greek Prime Minister and obviously wanna-be-medical-doctor Kyriakos Mitsotakis surprised medical staff at hospitals on Wednesday when he claimed that “ICUs are in fact “unnecessary” as there is no medical “study that there are more deaths of intubated Covid-patients outside ICU than inside.” “Yes, there are intubated [Covid-patients] outside the ICUs. …

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