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August in Athens? Organized and free beaches for a cool swim

In Athens mid-August? Longing for a refreshing swim at a beach nearby? There are plenty of beaches along the Athens Riviera, along the whole regional unit of Attica, some of them organized and some free for all. Free beaches have no sunbeds but some like in Glyfada (Blue Flag)  and …

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Striking hikes in taxi fares, Union SATA in Athens announced UPDATE

Striking hikes in taxi fares are underway, due to the explosive increase in fuel prices, the Taxi Union SATA announced on Friday, following a meeting with the leadership of the Transport Ministry. Τhe Union had sent a memorandum to the Ministry complaining that “taxi drivers are suffocating due to the …

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Nightmare for motorists: Fuel prices reach new high; more increases

Fuel prices have turned into a nightmare for motorists as it climbed to €2.267 on Sunday and reached €2.50 and shocking €2.70 on the Greek islands. Fuel traders forecast more increases during the week, fearing it will strike 2.50 euros and even 3 euros per liter. Nikos Papageorgiou, President of …

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Greece’s ferries raise ticket and car prices to cope with energy crisis

Some ferry lines in Greece have already increased their ticket prices for passengers and vehicles transport due to the soaring energy prices. The raise ranging approximately 10% to 12% is in order to meet the growing operating cost due to the increase in international oil prices due to the war …

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SYRIZA blames Gov’t for soaring prices, high toll of Covid-deaths outside ICU

Main opposition party SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance blames the government for soaring prices and the high toll of Covid-related deaths outside the ICUs. In a spot, the main opposition party urges for a series of measures for the benefit of the society. In a spot SYRIZA demands decrease of the special tax …

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EU countries split over joint response to energy price spike

European Union countries failed to agree on a bloc-wide response to surging energy prices in an emergency meeting of government ministers on Tuesday, with some countries seeking a regulatory overhaul and others firmly opposed. European gas prices have hit record highs this autumn and remain at lofty levels, prompting most …

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2.7 million European Union workers can’t afford heat, study finds

Almost 3 million European Union workers can’t afford to heat their homes amid a rise in energy prices, according to a labor organization’s study released Wednesday. The European Trade Union Confederation, which represents 45 million members, said that 15% of the EU’s working poor – the equivalent of 2,713,578 people …

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Greece’s new prices for PCR and Rapid Tests at private laboratories

The new significant lower prices for molecular PCR tests and Rapid tests at private laboratories lasted less than week after the Development Ministry announced them. The Ministry quickly bowed to the strong reactions of the sector that threatened to stop carry out such tests. 10 euros were added to the …

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Prices for fruits and vegetables in Greece up by 200%

The pandemic has skyrocketed prices for fruits and vegetables in Greece and the hikes reach sometimes up to 200 percent. According to data from the Athens Central Market (OKAA), from Thursday, April 2, to Tuesday, April 7, wholesale prices increased by 50% in tomatoes (from 0.50 to 0.75 euros per …

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