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EU advises further relaxing of Covid travel rules for foreigners

European Union member countries agreed Tuesday that they should further facilitate tourist travel into the 27-nation bloc for people who are vaccinated against the coronavirus or have recovered from Covid-19. The European Council is recommending that EU nations next month lift all testing and quarantine requirements for people who received …

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EU countries aim to lift Covid restrictions by mid-March, says Greece’s Minister

All the countries at the EU Health Ministers Council meeting said that they aim to lift remaining restrictions to control the transmission of the coronavirus by mid-March, depending on the pressure facing individual countries’ health system,” Greece’s Health Minister Thanos Plevris said on Thursday. Speaking to Skai TV, Plevris said …

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Greece lifts some restrictions in restaurants and entertainment venues

Greece is relaxing some of the restrictions against Covid-19 due to the recent decrease of daily infections. Health Minister Thanos Plevris announced on Thursday evening that the closure of restaurants and other venues at midnight will be lifted and so the ban of music that now will be allowed again …

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Greek politicians request lifting status of protected witnesses on Novartis scandal

Six Greek politicians have submitted a request to judicial authorities to remove the whistleblowers’ identity protection who have implicated them into the Novartis scandal. The request was submitted to the judicial council of the Special Court on Thursday. The whistleblowers, “code-named ‘Kelesi’ and ‘Maximos Sarafis‘ had alleged that the high-profile …

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Father carries son up to Acropolis due to damaged wheelchair lift

It needed the tears of a 12-year-old school boy to draw attention to a problem that again sheds bad light to Greece: The platform lift for the transfer of wheelchairs up to the Acropolis has been out of order for several months. The wheel-chair-bound school boy was shocked to realize …

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Congressmen table bill to lift US arms embargo on Cyprus

Democrats and Republican US Congressmen tabled a bill to US Congress introducing the lifting of arms embargo on Cyprus. The arms embargo was imposed in 1987. Congressmen Ted Deutch and David Cicilline from the Democrats and Gus M. Bilirakis from the Republicans introduced on Wednesday the bipartisan, bicameral Eastern Mediterranean …

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Capital controls: Greece to lift cash withdrawal cap, says Tsakalotos

Greece plans to further loosen capital controls and to lift restrictions with regards to cash withdrawals and opening bank accounts. This is what Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said in an interview on Saturday. “We will have new easing [of capital controls] very soon,” Tsakalotos told newspaper Naftemporiki , however, he …

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Parliament lifts immunity of Deputy FM and one SYRIZA MP

The Greek Parliament voted in favor to lift the immunity of deputy Foreign Minister, Giorgos Katrougalos, and of Giannis Stefos, lawmaker from the ruling party SYRIZA. The Palriament voted against the lifting of immunity of one lawmaker of New Democracy and one from PASOK. Katrougalos 174 Yes, 7 No Stefos …

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Capital controls in Greece to be lifted by end of 2015? Economists don’t think so

Every once in a while we hear about it: that capital controls will soon be lifted, that is when the banks recapitalization concludes. I have no idea who circulates these news but such the option ‘to lift the capital control by -let’s say – end of the year’ seems rather …

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