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Greece’s economy sinks -11.7% in Q3 2020

Greek economy sank to -11.7% in the third quarter of 2020 and it looks as if the opening of tourism with restrictions did not pay off. The Greek Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) announced on Friday the Gross Domestic Product for the 3rdquarter of 2020. Q2 2020: -14.1% (pandemic lockdown) Q3 2020: …

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Greeks ask: How far can I go away from home for ‘exercise’ during lockdown?

Greeks are confused and keep asking: How far are we allowed to exercise away from home under lockdown restrictions? The question demanding urgent answer arose after published pictures and videos showed Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his wife biking and motocrossing in the forest of Mt Parnitha, some 25 km …

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Greek gov’t hopes stores will open “sometime before Christmas”

The Greek government hopes to reopen retail stores “sometime before the holidays,” government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Saturday. The decision will depend on the epidemiological data, he added. In an interview with Skai TV, Petsas said that the plan is to first open places without high coronavirus infection rates, …

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Greece considers possibilities to open economy ahead of Christmas

Greece examines the possibilities to open the economy again and gradually lift the lockdown at least in certain sectors ahead of Christmas season. the government is also considering the click away system for stores to avoid congestion during shopping. “We will open the economy with great caution,” Development and Investment …

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Greece’s state budget 2021 sees recession of 10.5% for 2020

The Greek economy is expected to contract by 10.5% in 2020 and to grow by 4.8% in 2021, according to provisions included in the new state budget tabled in Parliament by Finance Minister Christos Staikouras on Friday. The 2021 budget envisages that the primary deficit will reach 7.2 pct of …

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Supermarkets in Greece to close at 8:30 pm as of Nov 16

Supermarkets will close half an hour earlier, at 20:30 from next Monday, November 16, because of the night curfew, Deputy Development and Investment Minister Nikos Papathanasis told state broadcaster ERT on Thursday. He said also that the plan to open supermarkets on upcoming Sunday, Nov 15, has been cancelled. “At …

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Greece bans sale of durable goods at supermarkets during lockdown

Supermarkets are prohibited from selling durable goods likes books, toys, clothing, footwear, electric and electronic equipment for as long as restrictions on normal retail activity are in place, the Development Ministry said on Tuesday and Minister Adonis Georgiadis signed the relevant ministerial decision. The selling ban reportedly goes in force …

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Police breaks up illegal party in Athens hotel; present also 3 Olympiacos footballers

Police broke up a party that was being held in the roof garden of a hotel in blatant violation of the lockdown restrictions aiming to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The alleged party organizer was fined with 3,000 euros. Each of the participants was also fined with €300 unnecessary …

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Sweeping police checks and fines across Greece on first lockdown day

Greek Police conducted sweeping checks for compliance with the measures of the second lockdown in the country. In a statement on Sunday, Police said that there were 55,724 police checks to ensure compliance with Covid-19 control measures on Saturday, November 7, the first day of the lockdown. Checks led to …

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Thousands of Athenians left for villages before lockdown, sweeping police checks

Thousands of Athenians left the Greek capital just before the second lockdown kicked off and kept moving to the countryside also on Saturday. The majority left by land towards the North and the South, while some traveled to the islands for a short weekend escape. According to traffic police, from …

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Lockdown protesters clash with police in Thessaloniki

Protesters of lockdown restrictions clashed with police in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Friday night. police fired teargas and flash grenades and detained five people. Two policemen injured. Holding Greek flags in their hands a few dozen people gathered near the White Tower following a call on social media. Their aim …

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