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A protester wearing a protective face mask takes part in a rally by health workers outside the Greek Ministry of Health in central Athens, Thursday, demanding the government increase the number of medical workers in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. [Petros Giannakouris/AP]

Europe took delivery of, and administered, nearly 17 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines last week, according to a regular monitoring report that showed that a total of 116 million shots had been given as the region’s campaign picks up. A total of 134 million doses have been sent to countries in the European Union and […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Greek News | Read More »

Health workers stage rally in Athens

A protester wearing a protective face mask takes part in a rally by health workers outside the Greek Ministry of Health in central Athens, Thursday, demanding the government increase the number of medical workers in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. www.ekathimerini.gr

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Greek News | Read More »

Dendias says Greece seeks common ground with Turkey

Greece seeks common ground with Turkey but this needs “to be…based on international law and the Law of the Sea,” Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias told Euronews TV on Thursday. To solve any problems, “we must follow the same clear rules set by the international community, which Turkey does not seem to accept,” he said. Responding […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Greek News | Read More »

PM announces reductions in tax, social security contributions

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday announced a series of reductions in tax and social security contributions during a teleconference on rebooting the economy. He said the measures were designed to help businesses that were hammered by the coronavirus pandemic and provide liquidity in the economy, also by attracting foreign investment. Corporate tax is […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Greek News | Read More »

PM Mitsotakis: Vaccination for those over 30 starts on Holy Week

The Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced in his message on Wednesday afternoon the expansion of the vaccination program to the citizens over 30 years of age from Holy Week. The Prime Minister presented the roadmap for the exit from the lockdown and announced that the restaurant will reopen from Easter Monday, on May 10 elementary […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Greek News | Read More »

Covid-19 vaccination to open on April 27 for 30-39 age group

The platform for vaccination appointments for the 30-39 age group will open on April 27, ahead of schedule, Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias said on Wednesday, according to Athens News Agency. “They will sign up one day and be vaccinated the next,” Kikilias explained, adding that if there is high demand, vaccinations could be administered by private-sector […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Greek News | Read More »

School year extended until June 25

The school year for kindergarten and primary schools will be extended until June 25, will junior and senior high schools will be open until June 11, as the Minister of Education Niki Kerameos said on Thursday. The Minister said that end-of-year graduation and promotion exams would be suspended for the year. The Panhellenic exams will […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Greek News | Read More »

ELSTAT revises surplus down – Deficit at 9.7% in 2020

Despite the unprecedented global recession, the General Government deficit in 2020 was kept in the single digits. According to the Hellenic Statistical Authority, the public debt jumped to 341 billion euros. Based on the provisional data announced by ELSTAT: The General Government deficit for the year 2020 is estimated at -16.1 billion euros or -9.7% […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Greek News | Read More »

“Iniohos 21”: Fighter planes flew over the Acropolis

The Athenians enjoyed an impressive spectacle at noon on Thursday, when fighter jets, which participated in the “Iniohos 21” multinational exercise, flew over the Acropolis. The exercise which is organized every year by the Hellenic Air Force and ends today, takes place across the Athens FIR range with the participation of Rafale and Mirage 2000D […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Greek News | Read More »

Coronavirus Greece: 2,759 new cases, 822 intubated, 75 fatalities

The new laboratory-confirmed cases of the disease recorded in the last 24 hours are 2,759, of which 2 were identified after checks at the country’s borders. The total number of cases amounts to 326,395 (daily change +0.9%), of which 51.3% are men. Based on the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 55 are considered […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Greek News | Read More »