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Bill on diaspora Greeks’ vote rejected in Parliament

The bill on the vote of diaspora Greeks in national elections was defeated in Parliament late on Wednesday, as it did not manage to collect the required number of votes in a plenary session. Officially titled “Lifting of restrictions for the registration of voters abroad on special voting lists,” the …

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Gov’t to lift eligibility restrictions for Diaspora Greeks elections vote

The conservative Greek government plans to lift some crucial restrictions regarding the eligibility criteria allowing Diaspora Greeks to exercise their right to vote in parliamentary elections. The changes are planned despite the fact that New Democracy passed the relevant legislation a year ago. Government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni said Monday noon …

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Operation SECRETO: Greek-led criminal network stole $12 million from US-based banks

A Greek-led criminal network that used shell companies to steal over $12million from 50 US-based banks has been dismantled following a cross-border operation led by the Spanish National Police, the Europol and the US Secret Service. Operation SECRETO resulted in the arrest of 105 suspects and the freezing of 87 …

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Half of Greeks unable to cope with bills due to pandemic, survey finds

Greeks ranked lowest among 24 countries in Europe for the second time in terms of their ability to pay their bills in 2020, according to the annual European Payment Report published by Intrum. The survey also found that nearly half saw their incomes drop as a result of the coronavirus …

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42% of Greeks say that they get the Covid-19 vaccine

A study by Athens University of Economics and Business tracking the attitudes of the public to vaccines and their behavior after two lockdowns, showed that 42% said they will get the vaccination and that most are complying with restrictions. The study sampling 3,571 people of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds …

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Greek gov’t hopes stores will open “sometime before Christmas”

The Greek government hopes to reopen retail stores “sometime before the holidays,” government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Saturday. The decision will depend on the epidemiological data, he added. In an interview with Skai TV, Petsas said that the plan is to first open places without high coronavirus infection rates, …

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One Greek killed, another injured in fire on freighter “Faneromeni”

A 55-year-old Greek sailor was killed and a 26-year-old Greek colleague was injured in a fire that broke out on the Greek-flagged freighter “Faneromeni” on early Wednesday morning. Both Greeks were engineers. The freighter was sailing in the Arabian Sea, wben the fire broke out at approximately 04:00 (Athens time), …

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One Greek dies, five others injured in Beirut explosion; Foreign Ministry instructions

One Greek woman died and five other members of the Greek community in Beirut were injured during the devastating explosion on Tuesday evening. The initial reports were confirmed by the President of the Greek community Panagiotis Andriotis to state broadcaster ERT TV early Wednesday afternoon. According to ERT, two of …

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44% of Greeks will skip vacation this summer, finds survey

The coronavirus pandemic seems to have affected the habits of Greeks and their willingness to travel, as 44 percent will not go on vacation this summer, a survey by the Association of Business and Retail Sales of Greece (HRBA) reveals. According to the survey’s findings, only 14 percent of consumers said …

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New measures at land borders: PLF form also for Greeks’ short trips

Greece has taken additional measures at its land borders with neighboring countries in the North with the aim to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The measures do not only affect seasonal workers but also Greek citizens who cross the border for cheap shopping in the neighboring countries, Bulgaria, North …

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Greeks chant “Christ is Risen” again 40 days after Easter

Holding their white Easter candles, faithful Greeks flocked to the churches on Tuesday night to join the service for Jesus Resurrection, forty days after Easter. They were deeply touched to be allowed to receive the Holy Fire and chant “Christ is Risen” again in or outside a place of worship. …

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