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Number of wildfires in Greece 22% higher since start of 2024

Greece experienced 3,543 wildfires between January 1 and May 1, a rise of 22% compared to last year’s 2,907 blazes, according to the Fire Service, which is bracing for a very difficult fire season. What is causing particular alarm is that “some of these fires displayed characteristics similar to blazes …

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Greece raises minimum wage to €830 from €780

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday announced an increase in the minimum wage to 830 euros per month as of April 1, 2024. The prime minister made the announcement during a cabinet meeting. The increase is 6.4% and effectively 50 euros gross per month with the minimum wage to increase …

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“Golden Visa threshold to increase significantly,” says Greece’s PM

“We are looking for a further significant increase in the threshold for Golden Visa investments that will affect all areas under pressure and in urban areas and islands,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told the Parliament on Friday morning. “The threshold can go to 800,000 euros,” in such areas, he announced …

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Greece Weekly: Deaths of Covid-19 patients rise to 103

There is an increase in weekly deaths from COVID-19 in Greece, according to the epidemiological report of the National Health Care Organization EODY for the period January 8-14, 2024. All other indicators showed a decrease, the report stressed.. The most common sub-variant is JN.1 (44%). According to EODY, flu positivity …

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Greece weekly: Covid-19 infections in further increase Dec 25-31

Viral infections of the respiratory system (SARS-CoV-2, influenza viruses and respiratory syncytial virus – RSV) show a further increase, according to the epidemiological report of EODY for the period 25-31 December, 2023. 1,818 Covid-patients are hospitalized in simple beds, 57 deaths, 70 intubated Covid-19 is widely dispersed in the community, …

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Sharp increase of Covid-19 and cocaine in Attica over holidays

Testing on raw sewage in Athens showed a steep spike in Covid-19 infections and the use of cocaine over the holiday season. Nikos Thomaidis, Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens told state broadcaster ERT on Tuesday. “The reality is that in the last month …

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Tax changes for Airbnb owners; accommodation fee increase

Property owners who operate three or more Airbnb-type properties will be called to have closer contacts with Greece’s tax office, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Saturday. At the same time the PM announced also an increase in the accommodation fee in order to cover up costs for damages caused …

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Athens districts and Piraeus in the short-term rental spotlight

The districts of Athens Koukaki and Neos Kosmos as well as Piraeus appear to be the most popular areas for hosting short-term rental accommodation, judging by the strong upward trend of supply in these places, both in relation to last year and in comparison to 2019. According to the data …

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Fees for electricity distribution rise by 752.7%, collected retroactive

Greece’s Energy Regulator Authority (RAE) increases charges in the electricity distribution network as of May 1 and thus retroactive. The charge increases reaching over 7 euros will be collected by the Greek Electricity Distribution Network Operator (DEDDIE) and is reportedly “intended for investments and other [undefined!]expenses of the company.” With …

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Greece raises minimum wage to €780 from April 1

The minimum wage will be set at 780 euros gross from April 1, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced οn Friday. This corresponds to an increase of 9.4 percent. Monthly minimum wage is currently 713 euros gross. With the increase from April 1, and the rise to €780, the net income …

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Inflation down to 6.1% but food jumped 14.8%

Greece’s annual inflation rate slowed further to 6.1% in February from 7% in January and 7.2% in February 2022, the Greek Statistical Authority ELSTAT said on Monday. However, this development is attributed solely to a drop in electricity prices while the consumer price index in foods and food items jumped …

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