GREEK NEWS

European Commission: Greece among EU’s laggards in adopting digital economy

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Greece ranked third lowest among the EU28 countries for its performance in the digital economy and society, based on the European Union’s 2017 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) published by the European Commission on Friday.

The index revealed a continuing large gap between the more technologically advanced countries and those with lower...

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Alt Defence Minister Vitsas: Greece not considering purchase of stealth aircraft

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Greece is not currently considering the purchase of stealth aircraft for the Hellenic Air Force since the cost would be excessively high, Alternate Defence Minister Dimitris Vitsas clarified on Friday, talking to Skai radio.

The minister noted that a single stealth aircraft cost 100 million euros, while this amount had to be multiplied by five to...

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2,500 children refugees are going to Greek schools

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2,500 children refugees and migrants are going to Greek schools under the Education Ministry’s programme financed by the European Union.

The International Migration Organisation is responsible for the transport of the children from the hosting centers to the schools which also offers the school supplies. 61 school buses carry every day...

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Bank of Greece: Interest rate between loan and deposit spread up in January

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The interest rate spread between loan and deposit rates increased to 4.54 percentage points in January, against 4.50 points in the previous month, as the overall weighted average interest rate on new deposits remained unchanged, while the average interest rate on new loans increased, the Bank of Greece said on Friday.

The central bank, in a monthly...

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C. Michalos: Growth will come only through forces of the Greek society

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“Growth and jobs, immediately needed in the country, will not come from a defaulted state. They will not come if we established a few more public agencies and organizations. They will come through forces of the Greek society, through the talents and abilities of Greeks,” president of the Commercial and Industrial Chamber of Athens Constantinos Mic...

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