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Pilgrimage to Mount Athos banned until mid-April due to outbreak

The deputy governor of the Mount Athos monastic community in northern Greece, Aristos Kasmiroglou, has extended a suspension of pilgrimages to the peninsula until April 15, the foreign ministry announced on Wednesday. Additionally, anyone wishing to enter the all-male community must undergo precautionary checks at the ports of entry. On …

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Mount Athos Monasteries exempted from pending Property Tax

Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas approved on Friday an amendment that exempts Mount Athos monasteries from paying any pending property tax. The amendment, also signed by SYRIZA MPs Panos Skouroliakos, Giorgos Lazaridis and Centrist’s Union MP Giannis Saridis, exempts the monasteries from paying their pending Large Property Tax (FMAP) and …

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Vatopedi Scandal: State to Probe 5 ex Ministers

Thumbnail – photo: Greek Parliament  voted  to hold  a preliminary judicial inquiry into the Real Estate scandal of Vatopedi Monastery and Vistonida Lake. Greek lawmakers agreed also to probe 5 former Ministers and Deputy Ministers of  right Nea Dimokratia, governing party 2004-2009. Former ministers Giorgos Voulgarakis, Theodoros Roussopoulos,  Evaggelos …

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