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Greece suspends new residence permits for Russian investors

Greece has suspended issuance and renewal of residence permits to wealthy Russian citizens investing in Greece “until further notice,” the Migration & Asylum Ministry said on Monday. The suspension applies to both permit requests under consideration and new requests. “New requests will not be accepted and no applications for the …

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Sports Minister suspends funding to Greek Sailing Federation amid probes

Deputy Minister of Sports Lefteris Avgenakis announced on Tuesday that he was suspending all funding to the Greek Sailing Federation and ordering an audit of its board members’ assets, as part of an investigation into allegations of sexual assault, mismanagement and corruption by senior officials. The suspension will last until …

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Greece ‘s Tourism Ministry closes hotels until end of April – Exceptions

The Greek Tourism Ministry announced on Thursday the closure of hotels operating all around the year. The measure aims to protect the staff from the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry said in a statement. The decision is effective as of midnight March 22 to March 23 and until the end of …

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Airtickets.gr suspends operation. What will happen with the acquired tickets

Greek online travel agency Airtickets.gr suspends their operation after years of successful presence in the online travel industry. Tripsta S.A., the parent company  that controls “Airtickets” and “Travelplanet24” announced the suspension on Thursday, adding however, that acquired tickets will be served. The suspended operation leaves 180 without work and triggers …

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Famous Nammos loses beach contract over blocking public access

The Public Assets Department of the Greek Finance Ministry suspended the permission of beach use by famous Nammos restaurant and nightclub on the island of Mykonos. Reason for the suspension was that Nammos owners built a platform and a ramp for a concert in late August thus preventing public access …

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Municipality workers suspend strike, to start collecting garbage asap

Municipality workers union POE-OTA decided to suspend the garbage strike for reasons of “public health” as the heat wave is already in Greece. The union said that garbage trucks may go out tonight or early Friday morning. They have warned that they will continue their mobilization to secure jobs for …

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Mercy Corps suspends two employees over alleged migrant abuse and corruption

US-based international aid agency Mercy Corps suspended two employees until an investigation conducted by Greek authorities concludes. The investigation follows claims that workers at the NGO had sexually harassed migrants in Greece’s reception centers and had misused funds aiming to the welfare of refugees and migrants. “Mercy Corps is investigating …

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Laiki: Open-air market vendors suspend strike, May 7/2014

“Freeeeesh lettuce!”, “Here are the good strawberries!”, “Apples! Apples!”, “Sweet oooooranges!”, “Catch of the day! Fresh fish!” Open-air market vendors will start praise their fruits, vegetables and fish on Wednesday, May 7th 2014, as they decided to suspend their strike. Reason to halt the 9-day strike was the intervention of …

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Greek pharmacists suspend strike, work stoppage in Attica/Apr 1 2014

Greek Pharmacists’ Association decided to suspend their open-end strike that was launched end March. Pharmacies across the country opened their door today on April 1st 2014. However pharmacists in Attica will stage a work stoppage between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in order to join the protests in downtown Athens …

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Journalists to suspend strike at 6 pm due to Greek leaders meeting

Journalists union decided to suspend strike at 6 pm on Monday to follow the crucial Samaras-Venizelos-Kouvelis meeting and inform the public about the outcome. The suspension is planned for 24 hours. Greece’s journalists have been on rolling 24-hour strike since Tuesday, June 11th 2013, when Prime Minister Samaras ordered the …

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Petition: Cambridge to suspend Modern Greek Language Dept due to financial reasons

University of Cambridge plans to suspend the teaching of Modern Greek language as of October 2013 due to financial reasons. Sign the petition, please, and stop the action that will put an end to a 75-year-old tradition. “Professor Simon Franklin, Head of School of Arts and Humanities: Save the Modern …

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Halyvourgia Steel Plant Workers To Return to Work After 272 Days of Strike

After 272 days of strike, workers at Halyvourgia steel plant decided to suspend the strike and return to work. Upon a recommendation of the Halyvourgia workers’ union, 107 voted in favour of strike suspension, 14 against, while 29 refrained from voting, in a secret-ballot process that took place on Saturday …

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