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VirtualDIVER: Innovative platform for underwater experience around Santorini

The innovative platform VirtualDIVER for virtual underwater experiences targeting the cultural and tourism industries has been developed in cooperation of Greek academics and private companies. VirtualDIVER will allow people to “travel” and “explore” the magical terrestrial and underwater environment of the island of Santorini, while they comfortably sit on their …

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30% of Greek pensioners receive less than 500 euros per month

One third of Greek pensioners receives a monthly pension of no more than 500 euros. According to data from the Helios database of the Greek Labor Ministry for August and September 2018, the average monthly pension was 724.18 euros. Supplementary pension was 172.32 euros per month, while dividend paid monthly …

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Greece a step closer to snap elections after Kammenos declaration

Leader of Independent Greeks (ANEL) and Tsipras coalition partner, Panos Kammenos, brought Greece’s coalition government a step closer to snap elections. His party will stay in the government until the Prespes Agreement comes to Greek Parliament for ratification. Speaking at national convention of ANEL in Thessaloniki, North Greece,on Sunday, Kammenos …

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Two police among eleven arrested members of a drug ring

Two police officers are among eleven people arrested on suspicion of a drug dealing ring supplying with cocaine and cannabis several cities across Greece. Next to the police officers arrested were also six more Greeks and three Albanian nationals. The ring leader is believed to be also Albanian and is …

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Turkey’s economy won’t affect Greece’s Clean Exit, says FinMin Tsakalotos

The Greek government is watching closely developments in neighboring Turkey, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said in statements to news website newpost.gr on Tuesday, but they are not affecting Greece’s upcoming completion of the adjustment program on August 20. Tsakalotos’ full statement as posted on newpost. gr is as follows: “The …

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Thessaloniki: Epic bus driver urges commuters to “befriend with deodorant”

High temperatures, fully packed buses at peak hours and the divorce some people have taken with personal hygiene and deodorants often create an unbearable situation. An epic driver in Thessaloniki found a way to get rid of the bad summer odors in they fully packed buses. As the driver could …

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Greek police arrests 13 Greeks, one Albanian on “terror funding” charges

In a large scale operation, the counter-terror department of the Greek police has arrested 14 people on charges of funding a terror organization and money laundering. The operation was launched in the early morning hours of Tuesday in Attica and in regions outside the Greek capital, although exact locations have …

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“Italy and Greece allow migrants slip to Europe,” claims Dutch Migration Minister

The Dutch government has accused Italy and Greece of allowing two-thirds of migrants arriving on their shores to slip into the Europe by failing to register them properly as the EU rift over the migrant crisis deepens. Dutch migration minister,  Mark Harbers, made his remarks as he sought to underline …

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Greece says 2018 privatizations target is ‘high but feasible’

Greece’s target of 2 billion euros in privatization revenues this year is high but can be met, the chairman of the country’s privatizations agency said on Friday. Greece’s third bailout ends in August and it has agreed with its international lenders to raise 3 billion euros ($3.7 billion) by 2019 …

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E-Ticket at selected Museums, archaeological sites as of 1. June

An e-ticket system offering admission to a number of Greek museums and archaeological sites is expected to go into effect on 1. June 2018, just at the beginning of the summer tourist season. Test runs will take place as of 1. May The e-ticket is set in June to allow …

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EU Commission threatens Greece, Cyprus and Malta over V.A.T. on yachts

 The European Commission has put Malta, Greece and Cyprus on notice of infringement proceedings for not levying the correct amount of Value Added Tax on the provision of yachts.  And some wonder why this when an identical system is used in France. This issue can generate major distortions of competition and …

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Audits on tax evaders lists brought to Greece little over 100million euros

Revenues for the Greek state from the so-called tax evaders’ lists of Lagarde and Borjens did not turned out as high as expected. According to official data submitted to Parliament by the General Secretariat of Public Revenues, controls on both lists with the names of Greeks with bank accounts in …

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Minister Toskas says Greek Police to recruit foreigners

Minister for Citizen Protection, Nikos Toskas, announced that Greek Police will recruit foreigners living in Greece. Citing the example of Scotland Yard, Toskas said “We are obliged to examine such an approach so that we can maintain order in the best possible way.” According to a report by daily Ta …

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