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Disney+ releases trailer for “Rise,” based on story of Antetokounmpo family

Disney Plus has released the trailer for “Rise,” a film based on the real-life story of the Nigerian-Greek Antetokounmpo family that produced the first trio of brothers to become NBA champions in the history of the league – Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Laker …

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Minimum wage in Greece to rise by 2% as of 1.1.2022

The minimum wage for staff and laborers will rise by 2% as of January 1, 2022, Greece’s Labor Ministry said on Monday, following a decision by Labor & Social Affairs Minister Kostis Hatzidakis. The decision follows up on a cabinet approval in July. According to the ministry, the legal minimum …

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Coronavirus infections in Moria refugees camp rise to 17

health authorities have confirmed 17 coronavirus cases at the hotspot of Moria, Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis announced on Tuesday morning. In the last three days, teams from National Health Care Organization (EODY)have received samples from 2,000 refugees and asylum-seekers and so far the test results form 1,600 are …

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Greece weather: Temperature on the rise, reaching up to 29°-30° C

Temperatures in Greece are expected to rise in the last days of April, reaching 27-29 degrees Celsius in some areas and even climb to 30° C in the first days of May. According to weather forecast of the National Observatory of Athens, the following map shows the areas with the …

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Greece’s Weather: Sunshine, temperature rise by up to 14C and frost

Freezing cold goes, temperatures rise but frost remain. A barometric high is bringing significant weather improvement in large parts of Greece with temperatures expected to rise by even 14 degrees Celsius. Meteorologist, Giannis Kallianos, optimistically forecast temperature rise by up to 12-14° Celsius as of Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The …

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Unemployment in Greece on the rise in December 2019

Unemployment in Greece rose again in the month of December. According to Greek Manpower Organization (OAED) the number of registered unemployment totaled 1,064,526 in December 2019 from 1,018,503 in November (an increase of 4.52%) and 935,449 in December 2018 (an increase of 13.8%). OAED announced that a total of 500,049 …

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Greek banks: Business and households deposits rise in August

Greek private sector bank deposits rose in August for the sixth successive month, the Bank of Greece said in a press release on Thursday. Businesses and household deposits increased to 139.72 billion euros  from 138.64 billion in June. In August 2019, deposits placed by the general government decreased by €418 …

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Attiki Odos toll to rise twice on July 1 and January 1

Tolls on the Attiki Odos national highway will rise in two stages, on July 1 and on January 1, 2020, the company said on Friday. The decision triggered the anger of Transportation Ministry. All categories of vehicles will see rises. For cars in particular, current tolls of 2,80 euros will …

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Unemployment in Greece rises to 19.2% in first quarter of 2019

Greek unemployment rate fell to 19.2 pct of the workforce in the first quarter of 2019, from 21.2 pct in the same period last year, but rose from 18.7 pct in the fourth quarter of 2018, Hellenic Statistical Authority said in a report released on Thursday. The statistics service said …

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Finally Greek summer: Temperatures up to 37 C over the weekend

You know it’s summer when temperature in Athens at 8 o’ clock in the morning is above 24 degrees Celsius. The first quasi heat wave is striking Greece over the weekend with temperatures to reach up to 37° C in several regions across the country on Saturday, June 8, 2019. …

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Greece’s public debt rises to €334.9 billion in Q3 2018, says ELSTAT

Greece’s public debt increased to 334.988 billion euros at the end of the third quarter of 2018, Greece’s Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) revealed on Monday. On a yearly basis, the figure represented an increase of 21.493 billion euros from the same period of 2017. The public debt corresponded to 182.2 percent …

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June Solstice: The longest day of the year with 15 hours sunlight

June solstice on 21. June 2018. The longest day of the year with 15 hours sunlight.The June solstice is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. A solstice happens when the sun’s zenith is at its furthest point from the equator. On …

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Greek gov’t says to raise pensions as compensation for scrapping of poverty allowance

The Greek government plans to raise pensions to low-pensioners as a compensation for scrapping the poverty allowance (EKAS) to thousands of people as demanded by the country’s lenders. Speaking to Sto Kokkino FM, deputy minister for Social Security, Tasos Petropoulos, said that low-pensioners of less than 700 euro per month …

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Greece’s annual inflation rose 1.1% in November

Greece’s annual inflation rate rose to 1.1 pct in November this year, from 0.7 pct in October and -0.9 pct in November 2016, the Hellenic Statistical Authority ELSTAT said over the weekend. The statistics service, in a monthly report, attributed this development to an increase in the prices of tobacco, …

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Greece’s Bank deposits rise in September 2017

The Bank of Greece (BoG) announced that private sector deposits in the country increased by 52 million euros in September, compared to the previous month, reaching 1.047 billion euros in the country. The annual growth rate stood at 4.6 percent on a monthly basis, as capital controls remain in force …

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