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Banks in Greece to freeze mortgage rates for one year

Banks in Greece are reportedly set to freeze mortgage rates for one year and will bear the cost of containing interest on loans to the level it was at end-March. Banks are stopping any further rises in mortgage rates, freezing interest rates at a date reportedly set for March 31. …

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Slightly over 63% of adults in Greece are fully vaccinated

Over 6 million Greeks have been vaccinated with at least one dose against Covid-19, or 57.3% of the general population, Primary Health Care Secretary General Marios Themistocleous said on Monday during a regular briefing. He added that 66.5% of the adult population has had at least one dose. Of those …

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Just 58% of Greek police officers has been vaccinated

Just 58% of police officers in the Hellenic Police (ELAS) have completed their vaccination against the coronavirus, according to updated data seen by Kathimerini. ELAS is the main body that has been tasked with enforcing the various health restrictions imposed by the government and its officers come in close contact …

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Greece’s gloomy birth rates statistics

Greece has the third-lowest birth rate in Europe (9/1,000) after Germany (8.4/1,000) and Portugal (8.5/1,000), the Hellenic Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology (HAGG) said on Tuesday on the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons on October 1. According to a HAGG study, by 2050 teenagers will make up …

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Greece EU elections wipe out 3 political parties – Final Results

The European elections in Greece not only pushed conservative New Democracy to win with a margin of 9% it also wiped out three political parties with presence in the Greek Parliament. With 99.29% of the votes counted, Greek voters send 21 people from six political parties to the European Parliament. …

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What vote percentage could give SYRIZA a majority government?

The win of left-wing SYRIZA seems to be a fact as it secures its lead towards Nea Dimokratia with more of 4% according to latest polls. But what percentage will SYRIZA need to form a majority government with 151 seats in a Parliament of 300 and avoid to have to …

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Greece elections 2014: Winners and Losers

By 98% of the polling stations counted, the results form the voting for the European Parliament are:     SYRIZA 26.58% – 6 MEPS (Glezos, Sakorafa, Papadimoulis, Kouneva, Katroygalos, Chrysogonos) ND           22.74%  –  5 MEPS (Kefaloyiannis, Spyraki, Zagorakis, Vozenberg, Kyrtsos) GOLDEN DAWN 9.39%  – 3 MEPS (Synadinos, Fountoulis, Epitideios) ELIA/PASOK …

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Unemployment in Greece gallops as usual: 27.4% in Sept 2013

Each and every month unemployment in Greece breaks a new record. According to Greek Statistics Authority (ELSTAT), the general unemployment reached 27.4% in September while the rate for youth unemployment was 51.9%. In September 2012 unemployment was at 26%. In real life numbers these rates mean that 1,376,463 people are …

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“My father committed suicide, Mr Samara…”: suicides in Greece rose 43% due to economic crisis

When did the economic crisis begin, how many people took their lives due to burdens and loads and loan they could not deal with? Suicides rose 43% between 2011 and 2007, which was the last year before the start of the economic crisis in Greece. The suicides rate between 2010 …

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Greece’s unemployment still breaks one record after the other – March 2013 rates

I love Greek statistics. Honestly. They pose a challenge to any math-dude and long-memory impaired person. Every month unemployment hits a new record but every month the new unemployment rate is lower than the rate of the previous month. How comes? Oh, the rates of the previous months are revised …

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