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Civil marriage licenses in Greece now available and issued online

Civil marriage licenses can now be requested online at the municipal authorities in Greece, at the government’s public services platform, it was announced on Wednesday. According to a joint decision by the ministers of Digital Governance na dof Interior,  either spouse can request the license, using one’s TaxisNet or e-banking …

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Fraudster arrested in Thessaloniki on Austrian & Hungarian warrants

Police in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, have arrested a 26-year-old suspect for hacking and online scamming activities. The woman was wanted on two European arrest warrants issued by the Austrian and Hungarian authorities for allegations of fraud, forgery and money laundering between 2016 and 2021. Police are hunting for an unspecified …

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Greece’s tax authorities use algorithm in delivery platforms to catch hidden income

Greece’s Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) has said it has identified 14 restaurants and cafes around the country that failed to issue receipts for 449,000 orders with a total value of €5.15 million. In addition to hiding their income, the businesses collected €592,000 in Value Added Tax from their …

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Platform for official translations service is online from Sept 1, says Greek Foreign Ministry

The Greek Foreign Affairs Ministry’s abolished translation services for the public have now moved online, the ministry announced on Wednesday. Individuals and businesses who need official translations can now apply online in a simplified system (https://metafraseis.services.gov.gr) and choose a translator. The available professionals will have registered on the same platform. …

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Greece celebrates International Museums Day with free entrance, online events

Entrance to museums and open-air archaeological sites is free on Wednesday, May 18, as Greece celebrates the International Museums Day. The Greek Department of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) that established the special day dedicated to museums has also initiated a series of events to be held online in …

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Greece launches online platform for free randomized Covid-19 testing

Greece will launch an online platform to allow citizens register for “randomized coronavirus testing in the community,” professor for infectious diseases Gkikas Majorkinis announced at the pandemic live briefing on Friday evening. The platform will go online on Monday night, December 21, 2020. Majorkinis said that the tool will allow …

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Online Christmas Deco workshops for children by Hellenic American Union

The Hellenic American Union and the Museum of Greek Children’s Art are joining forces to hold two online hands-on creative workshops this coming weekend, inviting primary school children to make Christmas tree decorations and cards for friends and family. Markers, crayons, colorful papers, gold dust and ribbons are only some …

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Benaki Museum to auction online art works, raise funds for its survival

The Benaki Museum in Athens is fighting for its survival due to the imposed closure s part of the measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic in Greece had led to a monthly loss of revenue totaling about 400,000 euros. To respond to the crisis, The Benaki Museum Fundraising & Development …

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Full version of Greek language learning tool “staellinika” launched online

The full version of the Greek language e-learning platform “StaEllinika” was launched on October 6, 2020. The program teaches  Greek language, mythology, culture and history. The final version was presented on Tuesday by the Secretary General for Public Diplomacy & Greeks Abroad of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ioannis Chrysoulakis. …

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Greece reconsiders tax hike for online gambling

The Greek government has reconsidered its plans to introduce double taxation on online gambling in the country. Earlier in the month, the country’s Ministry of Development and Investment revealed its plans to introduce tax hikes for the online gambling industry in the country. In the said proposal the cost of …

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Residence permit applications possible via online platform

Citizens of third countries will be able to submit their applications for residence permit through an online platform, the Greek Migration Ministry said on Friday. Modernizing the services to foreigners living and working in Greece, the Ministry also announced the digitization of appointments with authorities as well as the authenticity …

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Online platform for adoption and fostering receives 450 applications in 2 weeks

A new online platform regulating and streamlining the adoption and fostering process in Greece received some 450 applications within just two weeks of going into operation, Alternate Social Solidarity Minister Theano Fotiou said beginning of May. Speaking in a radio interview, Fotiou hailed the platform’s success, saying that of the …

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Spiritual reflections during the Great Lent journey published by IOCC

With the season of Great Lent upon the Orthodox Christians, the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has published a printed booklet of weekly reflections on the theme of service as a vocation. There is a printed booklet but also a digital version where reflections are shared as well as special …

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Nia Vardalos, John Stamos join forces with THI to rebuild wildfires-ridden Orphanage

Actors Nia Vardalos and John Stamos have joined forces with The Hellenic Initiative to help rebuild the Lyreio Orphanage that was largely destroyed during the Athens wildfires in July. Funds raised through the online campaign will be funneled directly to the orphanage that does not receive subsidies and is funded …

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Police & army officers among far-right group harassing Lesvos journalist Balaskas

Three policemen and one army officer are among the far-right group that has launched a coordinated online attack against  journalist Stratis Balaskas who covers Lesvos for Greece’s state news agency ANA-MPA and news website lesvosnews.net. Two of the policemen has been detained. Balaskas came under coordinated online and verbal threats …

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