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Following outcry, Gov’t increases schedules in Athens public transport means

Greece’s Transport Ministry on Friday widely cancelled the summer holiday leave of workers at public transport means in Athens in order to increase the frequency of services and avoid the phenomena of overcrowding that have recently been observed.The decision follows also an outcry by passengers who complained about the reduced …

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TUI increases UK flights to Greece due to Spain quarantine

Tour operator TUI has extended the suspension of holidays to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands for UK customers until August 4, and will increase flights to Greece and Turkey this weekend to enable more affected customers to switch their destinations. Britons were less inclined to consider Spanish destinations after …

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31 new coronavirus cases in Greece, total infections spike to 3,803

Greece’s health authorities announced 31new confirmed coronavirus cases with 7 of them detected among travelers to the country. Alert in Kozani, West Macedonia, and Attica as well as in a children’s summer camp in Halkidiki. According to the Health Ministry statement on Sunday evening, the total infections increased to 3,803 …

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Coronavirus Greece: Sharp increase with 55 new cases; death toll at 187

Coronavirus infections recorded a sharp increase in the last 24 hours, with Greece’s health authorities to announce 55 new confirmed cases and two more deaths on Wednesday evening. The number of total infections stands 3,203 and the death toll at 187. The overwhelming majority of the new cases have been …

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Greece increases capacity for travel with ferries and ships

Greece’s Shipping Ministry announced on Wednesday the increase of capacity for travel with ferries and ships. ferries. The loosening of the restriction is attributed to the limited infection rates from coronavirus in the country. The maximum passenger capacity allowed on ferries increases to 60% – from 50% currently- for  ships …

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Domestic violence reports quadrupled during Greece’s lockdown

Domestic violence in Greece sharply increased during the 43 days of lockdown in March and April and victims did not hesitate to call the SOS hotline 15900 to seek help. According to data collected from the General Secretariat for Family Policy and Gender Equality, calls to the SOS hotline quadrupled …

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Greek ferry companies increase tickets by 6% due to IMO sulfur regulation

Some of the biggest Greek ferries companies increased the prices of the tickets by 6% on Wednesday, January 8, claiming that they are trying to cope with the rising transportation cost due to the new fuels regulation that limit sulfur content. According to the ferry companies, the new regulation by …

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“Ghost” of rising unemployment returns to Greece

The “ghost” of rising unemployment and layoffs has returned to Greece in the last three months with the dismissals to surpass the hiring of labor forces. In November alone, 30,559 jobs disappeared. Unemployment has increased in September, October and November, data from the Ergani system of the Labor Ministry show. …

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Greece desperately seeking to halt refugees and migrants flows

Greece is desperately seeking to halt the refugees and migrants flows and intensifies its contacts with Turkey and the European Union. Migration Policy Minister, Giorgos Koumoutsakos, is meeting with the Turkish Interior Minister and high ranking officials of the Foreign Ministry in Ankara on Thursday. A delegation of the EU …

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Souvlaki saved! Competition Commission stops price increase

The Greek souvlaki is saved. Greece’s Competition Commission has reportedly intervene in order to stop the price increases that were apparently due as of May 1, 2019. Responding to press reports that Greeks’ favorite fast food, the Souvlaki, will be sold at 3 euros from €2.2 currently, the Competition Commission …

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Apartment prices in Greece record a 2.5% increase in 2018

Data collected from credit institutions show that nominal apartment prices are estimated to have increased on average by 2.5% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2018, the Bank of Greece said in a press released issued on March 5.  The average annual increase in apartment prices was 1.5% in 2018, …

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Reports of physical and sexual abuse of minors on the rise in Greece,

There is an increase in the number of cases involving physical and sexual harassment of minors recorded in Greece, as well as the number of such cases reported to authorities, as both parents and children are better informed and more aware of these issues. It is estimated that one in …

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Number of registered unemployed in Greece increased by 2% in Jan

The number of unemployed in Greece increased by 2% in January 2019. It should be noted that in the same month the increase of the minimum wage was introduced. One in two registered unemployed (486,019 persons, 50.76%) are on the lists of the Greek Manpower Employment Organization OAED for a …

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Greece remains top in shipping asset value

“Greece showed the second biggest increase in value for any of the top shipping nations reviewed by the research company as of January, 2019 and puts in top spot. The total asset value of the Greek owned fleet was over $100 bill.” According to the annual research undertaken by VesselsValue, …

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Tsipras announces 10.9% increase of minimum wage, to €650 from €586

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced on Monday the much anticipated increase of minimum wage. During a cabinet meeting that was live broadcast, Tsipras said that the minimum wage will be increased from 586 euros gross to 650. He added that the sub-minimum wage for those up to 25 years old, …

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