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First-Time Asylum Applicants in Greece Increase 339% in 2016
17/03/2017 00:02
There was a percentage increase of 339% in the number of first-time asylum applicants in Greece in 2016, which rose to 49,875 in 2016 from 11,370 in 2015, according to figures released by Eurostat on...
Parcel Bomb Sent to IMF Also Mailed From Greece, Says Minister
16/03/2017 22:48
The parcel bomb sent to the offices of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Paris which wounded one woman was sent from Greece and the sender cited on the package was New Democracy spokesman Vasi...
EU-Turkey Agreement on Migration Must Remain in Force, Avramopoulos Says
16/03/2017 21:22
The current tense climate must not be allowed to affect the EU-Turkey Statement on migration, which must remain in force, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and citizenship Dimitris Av...
Greek Actor Giorgos Kimoulis Resigns From Head of SNFCC Board
16/03/2017 21:14
Greek actor Giorgos Kimoulis has resigned after serving as chairman of the board for Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNFCC) Cultural Center, for less than a month. Mr. Kimoulis penned a letter in which ...
Greek Government: ‘We are Officially in the Fake News Era’
16/03/2017 17:51
“We are officially in the era of fake news. This time, with the signature of Reuters. It is a pity,” the press office of the prime minister said on Thursday. It stressed that we are in the...
Cruise Holiday Bookings by Greeks Increased 52% in 2016
16/03/2017 15:57
Internationally speaking, Greeks may not account for much of the traffic during the summer holiday season at sea on cruise ships, but it does appear that they are increasingly opting for a cruise holi...
Property Tax in Greece Went Up Sevenfold in 7 Years
16/03/2017 15:51
In 2016, Greeks were called to pay seven times more in property taxes compared to 2009, even though they had to deal with a 25 percent drop in GDP and similar unemployment percentages. According to fi...
How Rich Greeks Once Paid Taxes…Back in Ancient Times
16/03/2017 15:49
Hard to imagine, but back in the days of the Ancient Greece, the richest of the rich competed to pay the most taxes, while the poor were treated to festivals and shows from the money taken from the ta...
Wine Tourism to be Included in Greece’s Travel Packages
16/03/2017 15:48
The Federation of Tourist and Travel Agencies in Greece, FedHATTA, and the National Interprofessional Organisation of Vine and Wine held an event for the prospects of wine tourism in Greece and its c...
Youth in Greece’s Migrant Camps Turning to Drugs, Suicide Attempts, Save the Children Says
16/03/2017 15:40
The NPO Save the Children has released statements on Thursday saying that the conditions under which the children in migrant reception centers in Greece are living is driving them to self-inflicting h...

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