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Ancient Greeks used mercenaries from Northern Europe, DNA analysis finds

Ancient DNA research has shown that the ancient Greeks used mercenaries from Northern Europe. The ancient Greeks, at least in Greater Greece, used in their army from time to time mercenaries from very distant places. Wars and mercenaries played an important role in the large-scale movement of people in the …

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High mortality for Covid-19 patients outside the ICU, finds new study in Greece

Mortality among Covid-19 patients outside the Intensive Care Unit has been particularly high, a new study conducted in Greece has found. The majority of Covid-19 patients who did not have the opportunity to be admitted to ICU have died, a new study conducted by Assistant Professor of Public Health at …

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Tsiodras/Lytras study on intubated Covid-patients: Mortality at 87% if outside ICU, discrepancies in hospital regions, limits of health system

A study conducted by the members of the Epidemiologists Committee Sotiris Tsiodras and  Theodoros Lytras examined in-hospital mortality of intubated COVID-19 patients in Greece, in relation to total intubated patient load, intensive care unit (ICU) availability and hospital region. Apart from the medical aspect, the study has also political one …

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DNA study: Present-day Greeks are genetically similar to 2,000BCE Aegeans

Present-day Greeks are genetically similar to 2,000 BCE Aegeans from Northern Greece, a scientific study has found. According to the study, there is “Genomic homogeneity across the Aegean during the EBA despite distinct cultural backgrounds.”   EBA Aegeans have higher genetic similarity with present-day southern Europeans, particularly present-day Sardinians. In …

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42% of Greeks say that they get the Covid-19 vaccine

A study by Athens University of Economics and Business tracking the attitudes of the public to vaccines and their behavior after two lockdowns, showed that 42% said they will get the vaccination and that most are complying with restrictions. The study sampling 3,571 people of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds …

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Greek study: High temperatures may ‘put brakes’ on coronavirus spread

While the data so far has been conflicting about the impact of temperature on the spread of coronavirus, a new Greek study appears to show that transmission of the virus in countries with high temperatures is lower. The study is being conducted by the Pulmonary Clinic of the University of …

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Number of Greeks starting their own business is an increasing trend

More and more Greeks have started their own business in the last 1.5 years , a study has found. The easing of uncertainty and the economy’s improving growth prospects strengthened the number of new businesses in 2018, a trend that the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) believes has …

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Greece’s middle-class lost 6% annual income in the crisis years

A global study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), released on Wednesday, shows that middle-class incomes in crisis-battered Greece for households hover from nearly 8,000 euros to just more than 21,000 euros per year, a figure amongst the lowest for European OECD member-states. The study, entitled “Under …

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Preliminary Conclusions on Wildfires Tragedy by Athens University

The Department of Geology and Geo-Environment and the postgraduate program “Strategies for Management of the Environment, Disasters and Crises” of the University of Athens have published a report with scientific data and preliminary conclusions regarding the fires that affected Attica on July 23rd 2018. The data are presented in a …

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Greek parents spend €3billion annually on educational purposes

Free public education in Greece? Not really. Not in real Greek life. Greek family expenditures for educational purposes exceed 3 billion  euros annually, according to an annual report by the GSEE private sector employees federation published on Wednesday. GSEE’s Center of Educational Policy Development said that despite the availability of …

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Earthquake faults may have played key role in Ancient Greek sanctuaries

The Ancient Greeks may have built sacred or treasured sites deliberately on land previously affected by earthquake activity, according to a new study by the University of Plymouth. Professor of Geoscience Communication Iain Stewart MBE, Director of the University’s Sustainable Earth Institute, has presented several BBC documentaries about the power …

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Brutal father beats daughter almost to death: 9 out of 10 child abuse cases go unreported

A case of child abuse that was recently revealed shocked the Greek society. A video was showing a father brutally beating his 14-year-old daughter. Taping the abuse was made possible because the man has installed video cameras in and outside the family home. Although the footage is not clear, one …

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Tax evasion in Greece between €11bn-€16bn annually

Tax evasion in Greece is estimated to be between 11billion euros and 16 billion euros annually, a study has found. The study prepared by EY and commissioned by the DiaNEOsis think-tank was presented during an event hosted by the institute and the Federation of Hellenic Enterprises (SEV), Greece’s largest employers’ …

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