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Greek Gov’t should take focused support measures, says Parliament Budget Office

The Greek government should take focused support measures with a temporary duration, the Parliament’s Budget Office said in its quarterly report released on Thursday. The Budget Office said that these measures should be temporary, focused and funding by additional current revenue so that they do not burden the public debt. …

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“Operation Thermostat”: Greece’s plan to reduce energy consumption

With incentives like increased funding to public buildings Greece’s government presented a plan aiming to reduce energy consumption. The plan called “Operation Thermostat” sets the guidelines for the energy consumption reduction and offers incentives in cash to state entities that cut back on energy use. Environment and Energy Minister Kostas …

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Ηealth experts discuss further lifting of measures; daily coronavirus cases over 20,000

Greece’s epidemiologists’ committee is meeting on Wednesday to review the latest pandemic data considering further lifting of coronavirus protection measures following relevant requests by the government. One of them refers to abolish the Covid-Pass even short before Easter. Scientists are reportedly expected to have a fist discussion on the issue …

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Health experts warn of new mutations, up to 30K daily infections; updated COVID-MAP

While the debate on relaxation of protection measures has started, some epidemiologists in Greece do not seem to be particularly optimistic about the course of the pandemic for the next couple of weeks. Experts fear new mutations of the Covid-19 virus. At the same time, some warn of even 30,000 …

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Support measures: Subsidies with the dropper against soaring prices

Finance Minister Christos Staikouras announced the details of the four new support measures to households and businesses. The 3-month package with a total cost of 1.1 billion euros for some 3,200,000 includes a one-off allowance of 200 euros, subsidy for fuel and electricity bills. The package aims to strengthen mainly …

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PM Mitsotakis: Support “measures measured in the measure of reality”

Following the current trend of “sloppy chic” of Zelensky and Macron, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Wednesday afternoon a package of support measures worth 1.1 billion euros to relief low-incomers, farmers and small businesses heavily affected by the soaring energy prices. The measures will benefit 3,200,000 low-income household but …

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Teachers unions to protest insufficient gov’t pandemic measures in schools

Three of Greece’s biggest umbrella union federations of teachers are staging a joint protest gathering at 17:00 at Syntagma Square on Wednesday, January 19. In an announcement, the teachers’ unions say that the government’s management of the coronavirus pandemic in schools over the last two years has failed to adequately …

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Health Minister: Infections over 15,000 today, more Covid-measures possible before New Year

Greece’s Health Minister Thanos Plevris warned on Tuesday morning that the number of new coronavirus infections will be “over 15,000 today,” a day after infections broke an all times record with 9.284 cases on Monday. The minister revealed that the epidemiologists’ committee will meet tomorrow Wednesday to decided whether the …

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