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Greek govt agrees to back farmers, stockbreeders as protests continue
Athens, Nov 6 (IANS) The Greek government has announced support measures for farmers and stockbreeders, in response to protests staged in Athens.
2021-11-06
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Tennis ace Naomi Osaka shares stunning pictures of Greek vacation
Athens, Oct 18 (IANS) Japanese tennis ace and four-time major winner, Naomi Osaka, has shared stunning pictures of her vacationing in Mykonos in Greece, as she celebrates her 24th birthday with her family and friends in the island paradise.
2021-10-18
Category: International, Greece,Sports,Tennis
Greece hit by torrential rain, dozens evacuated
Athens, Oct 15 (IANS) Dozens of people have been evacuated in Greece as torrential rain lashed the country.
2021-10-15
Category: International, Greece,Environment/Wildlife
Greek Parliament ratifies defence pact with France
Athens, Oct 8 (IANS) The Greek Parliament has ratified an agreement with France on the establishment of a strategic partnership for cooperation in defence and security.
2021-10-08
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Greece eases curbs, calls for more vaccinations
Athens, Oct 7 (IANS) The Greek government has announced to end some preventive measures against Covid-19, including local lockdowns, night curfews and a ban on music in entertainment venues in the country, while also reiterating a call to citizens to get vaccinated to facilitate the full return to normalcy.
2021-10-07
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Greek govt eases Covid restrictions, calls for more vaccinations
Athens, Oct 7 (IANS) Greek government has announced to end some preventive measures against Covid-19, including local lockdowns, night curfews or ban on music in entertainment venues in the country.
2021-10-07
Category: International, Greece,Health/Medicine
Greek govt projects 6.1% GDP growth this year, 4.5% in 2022
Athens, Oct 5 (IANS) Greece's gross domestic product (GDP) is projected to expand 6.1 per cent in 2021 and 4.5 per cent next year after contracting 8.2 per cent in 2020, according to the government's 2022 draft budget that was tabled in Parliament.
2021-10-05
Category: International, Greece,Politics
1 dead, 12 injured in Greece earthquake
Athens, Sep 28 (IANS) A state of emergency has been declared in the Heraklion region of the Greek island of Crete after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake left one person dead, 12 others injured and hundreds without shelter, the country's Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Minister Christos Stylianides said.
2021-09-28
Category: International, Greece,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Greece launches enclosed camp for asylum seekers
Athens, Sep 20 (IANS) Greece has inaugurated a new type of enclosed controlled reception and identification camp for asylum seekers on the outskirts of Vathy town on Samos island aimed to improve conditions for refugees, migrants and local communities.
2021-09-20
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Mediterranean EU countries call for stronger cooperation to face shared challenges
Athens, Sep 18 (IANS) Leaders of nine Mediterranean European Union member states (EUMED 9) have held talks here, calling for closer cooperation to face various common challenges.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Greece,International
Greek PM unveils updated economic policy
Athens, Sep 12 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has unveiled the government's updated economic policy for the next few months, promising a new model of development that will be beneficial for all.
2021-09-12
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Legendary Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis passes away at 96
Athens, Sep 3 (IANS) 'Serpico' and 'Zorba the Greek' music composer Mikis Theodorakis has died at 96. The beloved Greek composer's rousing music and life of political defiance won acclaim abroad and inspired millions at home.
2021-09-03
Category: International, Greece,Cinema/Showbiz
Greece suspends thousands of unvaccinated health workers
Athens, Sep 3 (IANS) Approximately 10,000 health workers across Greece who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 will be suspended from work without payment as part of measures aimed at curbing the spread of the virus as the country faces the fourth wave of the pandemic.
2021-09-03
Category: International, Greece,Politics
'Greece won't become gateway to Europe for irregular migration flows'
Athens, Aug 28 (IANS) Greece will not become a gateway to Europe for irregular migration flows, like it happened in the 2015-2019 period,the country's Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarachi told Parliament, pointing to recent developments in Afghanistan.
2021-08-28
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Greece tightens Covid measures for non-vaccinated people
Athens, Aug 25 (IANS) The Greek government has announced a package of stricter measures and restrictions for people who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 as part of efforts to contain the fourth wave of the pandemic.
2021-08-25
Category: International, Greece,Politics
EU should support countries close to Afghanistan: Greek PM
Athens, Aug 24 (IANS) The European Union (EU) should support the countries close to Afghanistan to ensure that there will be no additional refugee and migration flows to Europe, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Monday.
2021-08-24
Category: International, Greece,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
18 people rescued after tourist boat capsizes in Greece
Athens, Aug 13 (IANS) A total of 18 people, including three children, were rescued after a 30-metre British flagged tourist boat capsized off Greece's Milos island, according to local media reports.
2021-08-13
Category: International, Greece,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Greek wildfires biggest ecological disaster of last few decades: PM
Athens, Aug 13 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the massive wildfires that erupted across the country in recent days were the biggest ecological disaster of the last few decades.
2021-08-13
Category: International, Greece,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Greece wildfires continue to rage, toll reaches 2
Athens, Aug 10 (IANS) The death toll from the raging wildfires in Greece has increased to two as devastating blazes continue to wreak havoc across the country.
2021-08-10
Category: International, Greece,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
3 arrested for suspected arson as wildfires rage in Greece
Athens, Aug 7 (IANS) Greek authorities said that three people have been arrested for suspected arson as devastating wildfires continue to scorch thousands of hectares of forest land across the country.
2021-08-07
Category: International, Greece,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
One dead, over 40 injured in wildfires near Athens
Athens, Aug 7 (IANS) A 38-year-old man assisting in dousing a raging wildfire in the north of Athens has died, while over 40 others have been injured as devastating fires have continued to spread across Greece.
2021-08-07
Category: International, Greece,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Wildfire in Greece injures 16 people
Athens, Aug 2 (IANS) At least 16 people were injured and dozens of houses destroyed as a forest fire ripped through Greece's Achaea region, according to authorities.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Greece,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Intense heatwave to scorch Greece in coming days
Athens, July 30 (IANS) Greek meteorologists have warned that the country will experience an intense and prolonged heatwave in the next 10 days.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Greece,Environment/Wildlife
'Economic prospects bright for Europe, Greece'
Athens, July 24 (IANS) Eurogroup President Paschal Donohoe said that he was optimistic about the "positive" and "bright" prospects of the post-Covid-19 economic recovery of Greece and Europe as a whole.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Night curfew re-imposed in Greece's Mykonos island
Athens, July 18 (IANS) The Greek government has announced that a night curfew will be re-imposed on Mykonos island after a surge in Covid-19 infections.
2021-07-18
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Surge in Covid cases in Greece not related to tourism: Minister
Athens, July 15 (IANS) The recent surge in Covid-19 in Greece is not linked to the reopening of the country to international visitors in mid-May, Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said here.
2021-07-15
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Greece reintroduces restrictions on entertainment venues
Athens, July 7 (IANS) Greek authorities have announced the reintroduction of restrictions on entertainment venues following a recent spike in new Covid-19 infections.
2021-07-07
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Greek recovery plan endorsed by EU
Athens, June 18 (IANS) The economic recovery plan of Greece which will "supercharge investment, reform and growth throughout the country" has been endorsed by the European Union (EU).
2021-06-18
Category: International, Greece,Politics
'Greece benefits from healthy bond with China under BRI cooperation'
Athens, June 16 (IANS) Greece enjoys the benefits of its healthy relationship with China in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and will continue cooperation on this path, Spiros Lambridis, Greece's permanent representative to NATO, has said.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Greece starts Covid vaccination campaign at migrant facilities
Athens, June 4 (IANS) The Greek government has started a Covid-19 vacccination campaign at facilities housing asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants across the country.
2021-06-04
Category: International, Greece,Health/Medicine
Greece, Turkey to cooperate on resolving bilateral issues
Athens, June 1 (IANS) Greece and Turkey have agreed to continue cooperation on a positive agenda to resolve pending bilateral issues, Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu said.
2021-06-01
Category: International, Greece,Politics
'Pace of Covid recovery depends on speed of vaccination'
Athens, May 15 (IANS) The global economic outlook has improved in recent months, but uncertainty remains very high, Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), told a forum here.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Greece reopens to vaccinated int'l tourists
Athens, May 14 (IANS) Greece will reopen to international tourists who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 starting from Friday, Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Greeks celebrate Easter under Covid lockdown
Athens, May 3 (IANS) People across Greece celebrated the Christian Orthodox Easter on Sunday under a Covid-19 lockdown for a second year in a row, gathering with family and friends in small groups and expressing hope for the post-pandemic era.
2021-05-03
Category: International, Greece,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Covid-19 lockdowns give reading a boost across Europe
Athens, April 24 (IANS) The world has been in pandemic mode for way over a year now, forcing businesses and entertainment venues to close and prompting people stuck in quarantine to revisit old hobbies.
2021-04-24
Category: International, Greece,Health/Medicine
Greek PM presents 'roadmap' for recovery
Athens, April 22 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis presented a "roadmap" for the further reopening of his country's economy in May amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Greece lifts Covid quarantine rules for travellers from EU, others
Athens, April 20 (IANS) Greece has lifted the self-quarantine requirement for travellers arriving in the country from the European Union (EU), the UK, the US, the United Arab Emirates, Serbia and Israel, Greece's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Monday.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Greece,Health/Medicine,Politics
Greece to open up tourism from May 14
Athens, April 12 (IANS) Greek Vice-Minister of Tourism Sofia Zacharaki announced on Monday that holidaymakers from European Union (EU) nations will be able to travel Athens without having to quarantine from May 14 onwards.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Greece,Politics
New lighting system of historic Panathenaic stadium unveiled
Athens, March 31 (IANS) A new lighting system installed at Athens' Panathenaic stadium has been unveiled. The marble main venue of the first modern Olympic Games of 1896 is now illuminated with thousands of LED bulbs to reduce light pollution and save energy.
2021-03-31
Category: International, Greece,Sports,Other Sports
Greece mobilises private doctors in battle against Covid-19
Athens, March 23 (IANS) The Greek government announced the mobilisation of private doctors to support the public healthcare system in the battle against Covid-19.
2021-03-23
Category: International, Greece,Health/Medicine
EU nations urge solidarity over irregular migration flow
Athens, March 21 (IANS) Five southern European Union (EU) countries on the frontline of irregular migration flows in recent years urged their EU partners to show more solidarity in addressing the challenge.
2021-03-21
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Greek healthcare system reaching its limits
Athens, March 14 (IANS) The Greek public healthcare system is reaching its limits in the ongoing battle against the Covid-19 pandemic, as the numbers of new cases and hospitalisations were constantly increasing, officials and doctors warned.
2021-03-14
Category: International, Greece,Health/Medicine
Athens to host 138th IOC Session in 2025
Athens, March 12 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced Athens as the host of its 138th Session in 2025 after the Greek capital could not stage the current meeting due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-03-12
Category: International, Greece,Sports,Other Sports
Athens to host 138th IOC Session in 2025
Athens, March 12 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced Athens as the host of its 138th Session in 2025 after the Greek capital could not stage the current meeting due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-03-12
Category: International, Greece,Sports,Other Sports
Greece aiming to restart tourism on May 14
Athens, March 10 (IANS) The Greek government is aiming to restart tourism on May 14, as long as the Covid-19 epidemiological situation allows it, Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said.
2021-03-10
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Greek economy contracts by 8.2% in 2020: Report
Athens, March 6 (IANS) The Greek economy contracted by 8.2 per cent on an annual basis in 2020, according to the first estimate the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) released.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Greece,Business/Economy
Greece administers over 1 mn Covid-19 vaccine doses
Athens, March 5 (IANS) Greece has already administered over one million Covid-19 vaccine doses, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said, urging citizens to remain patient during the lockdown.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Greece,Health/Medicine
Covid cases rise in Greece again
Athens, March 4 (IANS) Greek officials activated an emergency plan to support the healthcare system in the country -- and in the Attica region particularly -- in response to a steep spike in confirmed Covid-19 cases.
2021-03-04
Category: International, Greece,Health/Medicine
Quarantine fatigue big challenge in Greece a year after 1st case
Athens, Feb 27 (IANS) Quarantine fatigue is one of the most significant challenges in Greece a year after the first Covid-19 case was detected in the country, Greek experts and pollsters said on Friday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Greece,Health/Medicine
Child dies in Greek migrant camp fire
Athens, Feb 24 (IANS) A 7-year-old child died in a fire at a migrant camp near the Greek capital, Greek national news agency AMNA reported on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Greece,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics