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Three Greeks, one Cypriot on Forbes “30 Under 30” Europe list 2022

Τhree Greeks and one Cypriot are listed on the Forbes “30 Under 30”, a list of the most important people under 30 years old that includes professionals in all possible categories, from innovation and medicine to culture and fashion. The seventh annual Forbes Under 30 Europe list shows the power …

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Cyclades Chamber calls on Gov’t to add Syros, Naxos & Paros on priority vaccination list

The Cyclades Chamber of Commerce has called on the government to add three big Cyclades islands with population over 15,000 that is Syros, Naxos and Paros to its priority list for Covid-free islands. In a letter to Health Minister, the CCC welcomed reports conveying the government’s intention to vaccinate low-population …

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England removes 5 Greek islands from quarantine list

Five Greek islands have been added to the Government’s quarantine exemption list, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said. Arrivals in England from Lesvos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos and Zakynthos – also known as Zante – will no longer have to self-isolate for 14 days from 4am on Saturday, October 10, 2020, following a …

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UK excludes Greece from Quarantine Exception List

The UK has excluded Greece from a list of some 50+ countries to be exempted from a 14-day quarantine as of July 10, 2020. The decision has nothing to do with the epidemiological profile of the country in the European south. It is a tit-for-tat for Greece’s decision to ban …

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EU list of 15 countries allowed into the bloc; U.S., Russia off

The European Union released on Tuesday the list of countries outside the bloc and Schengen area Brussels considers as “safe”. Travelers from these 14+1 countries will be allowed into EU as of July 1, 2020. The list is compiled based on epideliological criteria similar to the EU average of even …

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Pressure mounts on Greek Gov’t to publish list of media funding

An scandalous issue that has recently shaken government, opposition parties and media in Greece may soon come to an end. State Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis said on Tuesday said that all the amounts concerning the allocation of 20 million euros in funds to the media will be probably made public this …

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Knossos, Royal Tombs of Vergina among 587 monuments Greece will privatize

The archaeological site of Knossos, the Archaeological Museum of Herakleio and the bastions of the Venetian Castle, the Castle of Chios, the Acropolis of Sparta, the Tomb of Leonidas, the island of Spinaloga, the White Tower of Thessaloniki, the Akrotiri on Santorini, the Byzantine Castle of Trikala , the Firka …

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Death toll in Athens wildfires rises to 93, victims list goes public

A 78-year-old victim of the Athens wildfires died in the Sismanogleio hospital in the Greek capital on Thursday morning, increasing the death toll to 93. The woman not in intensive care unit, however, she had serious health problems in addition to the fire injuries.The woman is the tenth victim to …

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With 519 “Blue Flag” Beaches Greece is second with the World in 2018

519 beaches and 15 marinas across Greece as well as one sustainable tourism boat have been  honored with the quality “Blue Flag” award for 2018. Greece is second in world ranking after Spain. Greece this year maintained its world ranking on the Blue Flag quality award list for beaches, marinas …

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Four Greeks total worth $9.6bn in Forbes World Billionaires List 2018

The Forbes world billionaires list 2018 includes also four Greeks altogether worth 9.6 billion US dollars. As in last year, the richest Greek is as last year, shipping & banking tycoon, Spiros Latsis. The world’s billionaires, 2,208 people, are altogether worth $9.1 trillion, a record up 18% form a year …

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Greece’s shadow economy is 21.5% of GDP, says German IAW

Some countries have much larger shadow or unofficial economies than others. Greece’s shadow economy is worth over a fifth of its total output, and Italy’s isn’t far behind, says a research by German IAW. However, the chart refers only to selected industrialized countries. And Germany is not doing much better… …

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