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Mini lockdown in 4 regions as Greece lifts restrictions in others (Covid-Map UPD)

Greece’s Civil Protection imposed a mini lockdown to the regional units of Kavala, Imathia, Pieria and Pella in northern Greece with the aim to contain the spread of the coronavirus. At the same time, they extended the restrictions in the regional units of Evrytania in Epirus and Argolida in eastern …

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Civil Protection lifts lockdown restrictions for the island of Kalymnos

The Greek Civil Protection said on Saturday that the special restrictions status for the island of Kalymnos will be lifted at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 24, 2021. The special restrictions were imposed on May 5 due to an outbreak on the island in the eastern Aegean Sea, the second …

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Turnover drops by 80% in taverns, by 60% in cafes despite restrictions lifting

One in four restaurants and night entertainment facilities such as bars across Greece did not opened again in the first week of restrictions lifting. The majority of restaurants, taverns and bars that remain close are on the islands. At the same time, prices remain at the previous level, despite the …

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Parliament lifts immunity of ex SYRIZA deputy Health Minister Polakis

The Greek Parliament lifted the parliamentary immunity of former SYRIZA Deputy Health Minister, Pavlos Polakis for two cases he is to be prosecuted. The voting took place following a prosecutor’s request as well as one by the Justice Ministry. The first case refers to the alleged illegal recording of a …

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Bank of Greece to recommend fully lifting of capital controls

The governor of Bank of Greece, Yannis Stournaras, revealed on Friday that he intends to recommend a complete lifting of capital controls. Stournaras made the statement after a meeting Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. During their meeting on Friday, the prime minister and central banker discussed broader developments in the Greek …

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Greece lifts cash withdrawal cap after 3.5 years of Capital Controls

After three years and three months, Greece lifted the cap on cash withdrawals on 1. October 2018. It herewith completes the so-called “second pillar” of Capital Controls imposed in the country on end June 2015. The Finance Ministry has issued the relevant decision on Thursday, Sept 27th 2018, the decision …

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Ankara lifts ban on Turkish-flagged ships sailing to Greece

A ban on Turkish-flagged passenger ships and ferries sailing to Greece from Turkey has been abolished as of today, Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan said during a visit to Athens last week. Speaking after his meeting with Greek Maritime Minister Panagiyotis Kouroumplis on Oct. 12, Arslan said a delegation from Greece …

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Restrictions in more than 130 ‘closed’ professions to be lifted, Jul 2

Looking at the list of the 130 professions that will soon be open I couldn’t by say: WOW! So many professions were ‘closed’? The finance ministry announced the automatic abolition of all restrictions regarding the access and operation of a long list of professions, valid as of July 2, 2011. The …

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