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Inflation in Greece rises to 3.2%; food prices up 5.3%

Inflation in Greece rose to 3.2% in the month of March from 2.9% in february and 3.1% in January. At the same time, food prices went up to 5.3% despite some measures imposed by the government. Based on the data by the Hellenic Statistical Authority ELSTAT, prices in food and …

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Greece weekly report: COVID-19 deaths rise to 93

Deaths due to Covid-19 rose to 93 and new intubations increased in the week January 1-7, 2024, the weekly epidemiological report of Greece’s National Health Care Organization EODY said on Thursday. The hard indicators of Covid-19 that is deaths, hospital admissions and intubations, show an increase, the reported underlined. Positivity …

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Greek “summer” in the heart of October, temperatures up to 31°C

“Summer” in the heart of autumn with temperatures up to 6 degrees Celsius above the seasonal average are forecast in Greece for the next couple of days. The transport of warm air masses from Africa to the Balkans and the south-eastern Mediterranean in the coming days will result in a …

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Plans to raise highway tolls by 12% as of Sept 1

The Ministry of Infrastructure and the concessionaires of the highway tolls are in a head-on collision after the latter announced toll increases of 12% as of September 1, 2023. It was the ministry that revealed on Tuesday that the concessionaires -with exception of Attika Road will proceed from September 1st …

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Temperatures in Greece forecast to rise to 37° Celsius

Temperatures in Greece will gradually rise up to 37 degrees Celsius in some regions, some 4° C above the seasonal average, meteorologists forecast. According to the meteo service of the National Observatory of Athens, the rise is forecast to reach its peak of 36° and 37° on Friday and Saturday, …

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Rise in coronavirus infections; 52 Covid-deaths May 1-7

New cases of coronavirus went up slightly over the week of May 1-7, 2023 while those of influenza (flu) decreased, according to the weekly report by the National Public Health Organization (EODY). Hospital admissions for coronavirus also dropped last week, dropping 13% overall compared to the average weekly for admissions …

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Unemployment in Greece rises to 11.4% in February

Greece’s jobless rate stood at 11.4% in February, up from a downwardly revised 10.3% in January, data from statistics service ELSTAT showed on Friday. Seasonally adjusted data showed 526,742 people were officially unemployed, with those under the age of 24 the hardest hit. Unemployment was more widely spread among women …

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Greece weekly: Coronavirus deaths rise by 16%

Deaths due to Covid-19 rose by 16% in the week January 6-15, 2023 when compared to the previous week, Greece’s National Public Health Organization (EODY) said in its weekly coronavirus statistics report on Thursday. At the same time increase are also intubations and hospital admissions, EODY said, even though it …

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Temperatures in Greece on the rise again in January

Temperatures in Greece will rise significantly between Tuesday and Thursday, January 17-19, the weather service of the National Observatory of Athens meteo.gr forecast on Monday. Maximum temperatures will exceeding 20 degrees Celsius locally. Forecast Temperature Jan 17-19, 2023 South winds and Sahara dust Southern winds blowing with intensity of up …

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Pension rise of over over 7% goes in effect as of Jan 1

The 7.75% raise in basic pension checks as of January 1, 2023 was signed as a joint ministerial decision (KYA) on Wednesday by Labor & Social Affairs Minister Kostis Hatzidakis and Alternate Finance Minister Theodoros Skylakakis. The raise had been announced on several occasions by the government, including by the …

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Greece Weather: Temperature rise, Sahara dust

Temperature will rise and dust from the Sahara due to strong southern winds are forecast in Greece over the weekend, September 9-11, 2022..  the warm weather started already on Friday, where temperatures rose by 2°-4° C in North & Central Greece and by 4°-6° C in south central, east Peloponnese …

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Unemployment in Greece rise amid peak of tourism season

The number of unemployed in Greece rose in July compared to June, despite the tourism season entering its peak period, data released by the Public Employment Agency show. In July, the registered unemployed actively seeking jobs stood at 948,930, 27,283 more than in June. Of those, 67.21% (637,836) are women, …

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Climate Change: Temperatures in Greece expected to rise by up 5° Celsius

Temperatures in Greece are expected to rise by up to 5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, scientists warn basing their studies on climate models projections. “The climate models tell us that depending on the measures we take, we will have an increase in temperature that will reach …

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Greece to abolish “solidarity levy”, allow pensions to rise again

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Wednesday that the so-called “solidarity levy,” an extra surcharge tax on incomes, will be abolished from January 2023 and that pensions frozen since 2010 will be allowed to increase again. “It is a double resounding signal that the country’s growth must benefit everyone without …

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Rising rents and galloping inflation makes it difficult for many Greeks to make ends meet

Rising rents are one more factor weighing in on Greek city dwellers’ finances, alongside galloping inflation, especially in energy prices. According to a cross-country survey of just over 1,000 respondents by research and communications firm About People, nearly half (47.8%) of individual tenants either have difficulty paying the rent or …

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