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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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Greek Gov’t sees tourism traffic 2021 at 50% of 2019 levels

Greece expects tourist arrivals this year to reach half the levels seen in 2019, a government spokeswoman said on Friday, after the coronavirus pandemic led to the country’s worst tourism season in decades in 2020. Greece, which relies on tourism for a fifth of its economy, saw just 7 million …

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Gov’t spokesman Tarantilis resigns less than 2 months from appointment

Government spokesman and Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister Christos Tarantilis announced his resignation  Sunday noon. According to a letter he submitted to Prime Minister, he said that he resigns for “family reasons.” He said further that he will continue his work as a member of New Democracy parliamentary group. …

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KINAL on pandemic measures: “Gov’t behaves like a wandering theater troupe”

Opposition party Movement for Change (KINAL)/PASOK  accused the government of “inconsistency and improvisations that generate more insecurity for the citizens.” Ia a statement issued on Tuesday ahead of a “hard lockdown” in Attica, KINAL said that the restriction measures the government has imposed are problematic. KINAL that the government should …

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Gov’t tells Church: “Law cannot be applied as needed, sidestepped by those who disagree”

“The law cannot be applied as needed so that anyone who disagrees can sidestep it,” the government said in a response statement to the Church of Greece late on Monday. “Beyond a mere obligation, the implementation of preventive measures is also an act of social solidarity and responsibility, by all …

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Gov’t reshuffle to be announced at 12 noon

Prime Minister Kyrakios Mitsotakis has decided to proceed with a government reshuffle on Monday, the first working day of the new year. There is little information about how extensive the reshuffle that will be announced at 12 o’ clock noon will be. According to media speculation, key ministers like the …

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Opposition parties slam Greek Gov’t for “imposing restrictions without plan”

One after the other, Greece’s opposition parties slammed the government on Saturday after it announced stricter lockdown measures again, following a relative relaxation it had permitted over Christmas and New Year. “Restrictive measures imposed without a plan and without financially supporting the society are doomed to fail,” said main opposition …

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Syriza accuses government of “criminal negligence” over pandemic dealing

The “eight-month complacency” shown by the prime minister and his government over the pandemic constitutes “criminal negligence”, main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance said in an announcement on Thursday, short  after Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced a three-week nationwide lockdown starting on Saturday. “When all the scientists worldwide were talking of a …

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Ex PM Tsipras criticizes Gov’t for lack of ICUs, doctors amid the pandemic

Despite the government’s recent claims that there is no need for new ICU beds, the national health system is already under tremendous pressure, said SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras in a Monday statement on television. The main opposition party leader added that the government failed to make the best use …

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