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Friday, May 25, 2018

OECD Report reveals Greeks to be EU’s hardest workers

An OECD study covering 36 countries reveals that Greeks work 2,035 hours per year, the most in Europe


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Turkey pays GREEK Cypriot refugee who sought compensation

Turkey has paid the compensation and legal expenses awarded to a GREEK Cypriot refugee by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in a land ...


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Hull City and Fulham chasing Greek defender Dimitrios Chatziisaias

Hull City have been named as one of the clubs reportedly chasing PAOK defender Dimitrios Chatziisaias this summer. The defender enjoyed a fine season out on loan at Greek top flight club Atromitos Athens this season, and his performances in the capital are ...


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And the... 8th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism goes to Greece

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Zurab Pololikashvili the SecretaryGeneral of the World Tourism Organization UNWTOsigned an agreement about the hosting of the top to


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Greek Economy Among World’s Least Competitive

The Greek economy remains among the world’s least competitive, despite reforms and fiscal policy changes, according to the 2018 International Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitiveness Ranking published on Thursday. Greece ranked ...


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Greece: Moving towards the exit – ING

Greece will rush to implement reforms and negotiate debt relief over the next few weeks, as it prepares for the Eurogroup’s next meeting on 21 June, and the end of its third bailout programme in August, points out Paolo Pizzoli, Senior Economist at ING.


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Add Greece to Your Bucket List with Classic Escapes' GREEK Odyssey

Travelers have been flocking to Greece for centuries – from the magnificence of Athens' ancient GREEK architecture to the mythological aura of the ...


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Metropolitan Nathanael Blesses Chicago Greek Legal Clinic Hel.LAS at Two Year Celebration

CHICAGO – Before the founding of Hellenic Legal Assistance Services (Hel.LAS) clinic two years ago, low-income and older members of Chicago’s Greek community may not […] The post Metropolitan Nathanael Blesses Chicago Greek Legal Clinic Hel.LAS at Two Year Celebration appeared first on The National Herald.


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Greek Cop, Two More Suspects Charged in Thessaloniki Mayor Assault

A 44-year-old police officer who had been stripped of his weapon after failing a psychiatric exam – but allowed to stay on the force – […] The post Greek Cop, Two More Suspects Charged in Thessaloniki Mayor Assault appeared first on The National Herald.


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Under Police Guard, Greek Utility Approves Sale of Coal-Fired Plants

ATHENS – Needing police protection against workers furious Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras reneged on promises to stop the sale of state assets, the board of […] The post Under Police Guard, Greek Utility Approves Sale of Coal-Fired Plants appeared first on The National Herald.


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Wineries of Northern Greece Open to the Public this Weekend

The wineries of northern Greece will open their doors to the public for the 14th consecutive year to welcome the public with a series of […] The post Wineries of Northern Greece Open to the Public this Weekend appeared first on The National Herald.


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Turkey Furious Greek High Court Gives Turkish Solder Asylum

An irrevocable ruling by Greece’s highest court granting asylum to a Turkish soldier who fled a failed coup in July 2016 against President Recep Tayyip […] The post Turkey Furious Greek High Court Gives Turkish Solder Asylum appeared first on The National Herald.


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Greece, FYROM Seek to Solve Name Riddle in New York Talks

(L-R) Nikos Kotzias, Matthew Nimetz and Nikola Dimitrov before the UN-sponsored talks The foreign ministers of Greece and FYROM are meeting for a second day on Friday in New York to seek an agreement between the two countries over the name of the former ...


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Marriott Group Honors Ledra Hotels in GREECE with 'BMSC 2017 Global ELITE Award'

The Marriott Group recently honored the sales, marketing and corporate relations department of its commercial partner in GREECE, Ledra Hotels and ...


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GREECE: Population Movement

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action: In view of the large increase in arrivals of migrants in 2018, as well as the need to keep ...


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Debt relief talks mar Greek bailout exit

With the end of the bailout looming on 20 August, Greece and its creditors are trying to bring together the three elements for a "successful exit" - the mantra that was repeated by ministers and EU officials at a Eurogroup meeting in Brussels on Thursday ...


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Meet Europe’s new chief regulator of data privacy

Andrea Jelinek is charged with the almost impossible — making sure the Continent's new privacy standards run as smoothly as possible from Ireland to Greece.


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Greek Champions AEK Part Company with Spanish Coach Jimenez

Greek league champions AEK have parted company with their Spanish coach Manolo Jimenez despite his guiding the team to its first title in 24 years. According news reports, Jimenez had demanded a significant salary hike to sign a new contract, but the ...


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UPDATE 1-Greece's Public Power Corp prepares for sale of coal-fired units

ATHENS, May 25 (Reuters) - Greek electricity utility Public Power Corp (PPC) will invite investors to submit expressions of interest for the sale of two coal-fired units next week. Greece and its lenders have agreed that PPC will divest about 40 percent of ...


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Greek Mayor Attacked by Mob Hailed as ‘Symbol of Democracy’

Greek leader Alexis Tsipras (R) meets Thessaloniki mayor Yiannis Boutaris. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has described Thessaloniki mayor Yiannis Boutaris — victim of a shocking mob attack at a Pontic-Greek genocide commemoration last weekend — as a ...


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10 reasons to celebrate GREEK Pride Day

The GREEKS invented those dollar dollar bills ya'll. (Read: coins.) Without them, we'd probably still be trying to barter and swap goods. Trust us, trying to ...


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Experience: I found out that my aunt and uncle are my real parents

I felt shock at first. This woman suddenly wasn’t Mum any more. Then I felt deceived and angry I was 24 and had just finished my undergraduate degree when, out of the blue, my elderly Greek mother announced that she had something to tell me. “But you look busy, so I’ll tell you later…” I said, “Mum, if you’ve got something to say, tell me now.” She was nervous and asked me to sit down, but I refused. I thought she was going to tell me somebody was dying. Instead, she revealed that she was not my biological mother. Her brother, one of my many uncles, a man I’d never met, who lived in northern Greece, was my real father. I slumped against the wall in shock. By the end, I was splayed on the floor. Continue reading...


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Exhibits displayed at National Archaeological Museum in Athens, Greece

Picture taken on May 23, 2018 shows a man visiting the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, Greece. Located in the center of Athens, the National Archaeological Museum houses more than 20,000 exhibits, including the world's finest collection of Greek ...


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Greek Passports Sixth Most Powerful in World, But Easily Forged

Greece remained in sixth place, tied with Australia and Belgium, for the world’s most powerful passports, according to the Henley Passport Index. Japan, who moved […] The post Greek Passports Sixth Most Powerful in World, But Easily Forged appeared first on The National Herald.


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World Statistics Group Tells Greece: Stop Prosecuting Former ELSTAT Chief

The International Statistical Institute (ISI) has joined a chorus of support for Andreas Georgious, the former head of Greece’s statistics agency ELSTAT, whose acquittal on […] The post World Statistics Group Tells Greece: Stop Prosecuting Former ELSTAT Chief appeared first on The National Herald.


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The Tsipras Risky Gambit: Giving Away Macedonia’s Name

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is rolling the dice he can be the one end a 26-year-long dispute and solve a name dispute with the […] The post The Tsipras Risky Gambit: Giving Away Macedonia’s Name appeared first on The National Herald.


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Fulham and Hull tracking PAOK’s Greek star Dimitrios Chatziisaias

FULHAM and Hull City are tracking Greek star Dimitrios Chatziisaias. The defender was outstanding on loan at Atromitos from parent club PAOK last season and is regarded as one of the best defenders in the Greek top flight. Fulham and Hull are both tracking ...


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Event preview: Big history, big challenge – EKO Acropolis Rally tests ERC stars in Greece

For more than 60 years, the Acropolis Rally has made heroes and broken hearts. Throughout that time, its legendary status has remained undiminished with last season’s edition offering the usual mix of triumph – for winner Kajetan Kajetanowicz – and ...


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The dangers of resurgent nationalism in Greece

On 19 May, a mob assaulted the mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris, during a public ceremony for the Day of the Pontic Genocide. The incident began with shouts and insults: "Go away! We don't want you here! Leave! Dirty fag! Dirty Jew! You anti-Greek!


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59% of TAP route in Greece, Albania being reinstated

Around 59 percent of Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) route in Greece and Albania is being reinstated, TAP AG consortium said in a message. “Between Greece and Albania, more than 450 kilometers are being reinstated, or around 59 percent of our route (765 ...


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GREEK Airports See 6.4% Rise in Passenger Flow in January-April

According to HCAA, the total number of passengers traveling through GREEK airports during the January-April period reached 9,939,154, up by 6.4 ...


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US drones in GREECE “may upset Turkey”

The has United States for the first time begun operating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from a Greek airfield in a move that has the “potential to ...


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Buses and trolleys affected by work stoppage and strike in GREECE next week

Buses and trolleys will operate from 9am to 9pm on Wednesday as part of the general strike called by union groups in opposition to ongoing austerity ...


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Theresa May needs to quit as Prime Minister over 'Greek tragedy' Brexit talks, says major Conservative party donor

Theresa May needs to be quit as Prime Minister to because the Brexit talks "resemble a Greek tragedy and it only ends when everyone is dead", a leading Tory party donor says today. Jeremy Hosking, a City financier who has donated £375,000 to the party ...


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Tempi tunnels: A game changer for road safety in Greece

What do the Alps and Mount Olympus have in common apart from snowy peaks? Since 2017, tunnels have carved through the rock, slashing journey times and improving road safety. Greece’s project took a long time to happen but EU funding ultimately made it ...


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What is GDPR and How it Affects GREEK Businesses and Data Privacy

Earlier this month, GREEK Reporter covered a conference in Chicago addressed by GREEK-American data-privacy expert, Stephanie Balaouras.


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Annunciation GREEK Orthodox Church To Unveil New Icon Wall

Annunciation GREEK Orthodox Church To Unveil New Icon Wall ... The icon wall also includes a set of paintings all done by a GREEK artist.


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New GREEK stamp series celebrates bees and their importance in biodiversity

The GREEK post office (ELTA) have issued a new stamp to commemorate May 20, International Bee Day, according to ANA. The stamps were ...


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Police Officer Among Suspects of Mob Attack Against Greek Mayor

An off-duty police officer was identified and charged for the attack by a group of extreme nationalists against mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris last Saturday. The 44-year-old officer was identified by video footage of the assault that took place in ...


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Intercultural Choir of GREEK National Opera at Athens International Airport

Athens International Airport welcomes once again, for the fourth year in a row, in the framework of “Fly me to the Moon” programme, the Intercultural ...


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Alt Defense Minister Kouvelis: Nobody knows when GREEK soldiers will be released

GREEK Alternate Defense Minister Fotis Kouvelis is reluctant to specify when the two GREEK army officers currently held in a maximum security prison in ...


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Visiting the neighboring Aegean islands of GREECE

Why not combine a vacation this summer with a trip to GREECE on one of the many routes served from Turkey's popular holiday destinations along the ...


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Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Greece

Seizures and detentions of counterfeit goods continued to be significant in Greece in 2017. Following on from the imposition of special consumption taxes on alcohol, tobacco and petrol a couple of years ago, there has been a significant increase in ...


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GREEK President inaugurates Psychiko Municipal Glyptotheque

President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos inaugurated on Wednesday evening the outdoor Municipal Glyptotheque in Zongolopoulos ...


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Motorcyclist hurt in GREECE crash Thursday

GREECE, N.Y. – A motorcyclist is expected to recover after a crash on Dewey Avenue Thursday night. Police say the driver of another vehicle was ...


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Chinese investors plan big Disneyland-style theme park on Crete

Chinese investors reportedly want to create a big amusement theme park on the island of Crete, similar to Disneyland. According to local media, the investors have already contacted the Greek government on this issue and had a meeting with minister of state,  Alekos Flabouraris, on May 16. In a statement, the government confirmed the meeting … The post Chinese investors plan big Disneyland-style theme park on Crete appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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“Mediterranean Diet is dead” for children in Greece, Italy, Spain

For kids in Greece, Spain and Italy, the Mediterranean diet is dead, according to the World Health Organisation. Children in Sweden are more likely to eat fish, olive oil and tomatoes than those in southern Europe. In Cyprus, a phenomenal 43% of boys and girls aged nine are either overweight or obese. Greece, Spain and … The post “Mediterranean Diet is dead” for children in Greece, Italy, Spain appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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One dead, 3 injured as car crashes into bus stop in Athens

A man was killed and three people, including a 10-year-old girl, were injured when a car crashed at a bus station in Metamorfosi suburb of West Athens on Wednesday morning. The 78-year-old man died on the spot, after suffering fatal injuries and was trapped between the car and a power column. The man was not … The post One dead, 3 injured as car crashes into bus stop in Athens appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Policeman among 3 men identified to be involved in Boutaris attack

Three more men have been identified to have participated in the mass attack against the mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris, last Saturday, Greek police announced late on Thursday. The three men are aged 43, 44 and 67. They face charges for insult and disruption of public peace. They are to be taken to prosecutor. The … The post Policeman among 3 men identified to be involved in Boutaris attack appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Greek Fest Opens Early this year

Greek Fest is officially underway. Organizers decided to expand their hours to compensate for the wet weather we've been experiencing. So that means you can enjoy traditional Greek dinners, the Greek grocery and Hellenic dancing for an extra day.


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