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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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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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