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COVID-MAP: Some improvement yet Greece’s mainland in “deep red”

There is a small improvement in the course of the pandemic in Greece as the recently updated official COVID-MAP shows. Updated on February 15, 2022, the Covid-Map shows that while the overwhelming majority of the mainland and the big islands remain in “deep red”, the highest pandemic level, while some …

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Salamina Municipality rejects tunnel connection to mainland

The Municipal Council of Salamina has come out strongly against a tunnel link between the island and mainland Attica. The Council has reportedly objecting the project citing safety, environmental, social and economic reasons. Τhe Council wants to postpone the approval of the study (ie the environmental licensing of the project) …

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Incentives to doctors to serve on the islands or remote mainland, says Health Minister

Greece’s Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced on Friday an incentives program to encourage National Health System doctors to serve on the Greek islands and remote areas on the mainland. The incentives program will include financial, tax and educational incentives for the doctors’ families if they serve in the specific areas, …

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11,000 of recognized refugees in Greece face eviction as of June 1

The Greek government is proceeding with its plan to stop hosting asylum-seekers with recognized refugee status in camps and EU subsidized apartments and hotels. Some 11,000 refugees will have to leave the facilities as of next Monday, June 1, 2020. As little has been done regarding the social integration of …

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Greece 3. phase of lockdown easing: Travel, stores, sports on May 18

Greece is proceeding with the third phase of easing the lockdown measures imposed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Greeks will be allowed to travel outside the prefecture of the residence on the mainland as well as to the the islands of Crete and Evia only. Students older than …

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Free travel to mainland & Crete May 18; rest islands possible May 25

Free movement to Greece’s mainland and Crete is possible as of May 18, 2020, Head of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias announced on Tuesday. Travel to the island of Crete was added as there are sufficient health facilities, he added. Hardalias said that movement to the remaining islands may take place …

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No COVID-19 cases in islands hotspots, no loss of life, says Migration Minister

No COVID-19 confirmed cases in the hotspots on the islands and not a single life has so far been lost to the novel coronavirus in accommodation facilities for refugees and migrants in Greece, Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Wednesday. Replying to a relevant question by former Migration …

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Greek Asylum Service in mainland & islands closed until April 10

The Greek Asylum Service of the Migration Ministry announced it will not receive applicants at its mainland and island offices and will not provide services to the public from today (March 13) until April 10, in order to protect public health and limit the further spread of coronavirus. All administrative …

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20,000 refugees to be relocated from islands to mainland by end of 2019

20,000 refugees will have been transferred from the islands to the mainland by the end of the year, Minister for Citizen Protection, Michalis Chrysochoidis, said on Thursday. Transferred will be families that will be hosted in hotels and accommodation facilities. The option to host them in military camps has been …

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3,000 migrants from overcrowded Moria to be relocated to mainland

After repeated appeals for asylum-seekers relocation from overcrowded Moria camp in the island of Lesvos, the European Commission reportedly plans to finally take take action. A total of 3,000 people are to be relocated to the Greek mainland. An EU source told New Europe that “the European Commission, having repeatedly alerted …

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Civil Protection warns of Very High Fire Risk in several regions across Greece

The Greek Civil Protection has issued a fire warning for Monday, July 23rd 2018, drawing citizens’ attention to the high risk of fire outbreak due to high temperatures. In the statement issued Sunday noon, the Civil Protection said: There is a Very High Risk (Level 4) for the Prefecture of …

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Electrification of four Cyclades islands to be inaugurated on Mar 19

Time has come: the linking of Cyclades islands to the mainland’s electricity network will be inaugurated on Monday, March 19, 2018. Syros, Paros, Mykonos and Tinos, four of  the largest islands of the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea will be supplied with power via an underwater cable. The inauguration  …

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National Meteo Service warns of “express” weather deterioration with rain, storms, hail

Greece’s National Meteorological Service (EMY) has issued a ‘weather deterioration’ report and warns of extreme rainfalls, storms, hail and very strong winds in several regions across the country. The EMY warning refers to today, Tuesday, and tomorrow, Wednesday, August 29-30 2017. The forecast predicts that the extreme weather deterioration will …

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Greece ranks 2nd in World 2017 Blue Flag Beaches – Check List

Greece ranked second place in the world on the 2017 Blue Flag quality award list for beaches and marinas, among 47 countries, the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPF) announced earlier this week. 486 beaches across the country received the 2017 Blue Flag beaches award. Spain came in …

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