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Tinos candidate for European Excellency Destination

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Tinos is candidate for the “European Destination of Excellency” following National Tourism Organsation’s (GNTO) proposals, Tinos municipality announced on Thursday.

Tinos, motherland of many modern Greek artists as sculptors Giannoulis Halepas, painters Gyzis and Lytras is entitled to participate in this action. The island’s exceptional role at c...

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Patmos bets on the sports tourism to boost its tourism trend

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The island of Patmos bets on the sports tourism to boost its tourism trend.

In this context it organises the Patmos Revelation that will take place on the island between 30 June and 2 July.

According to the announcement, athletes from all over Greece and abroad have already confirmed their participation.

The municipality of Patmos in cooperation with...

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Weather forecast: Mostly fair on Friday

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Mostly fair weather and northerly winds are forecast for Friday.

Wind velocity will reach 6 on the Beaufort scale. Partly cloudy in the northern parts of the country with temperatures ranging from 17C-29C. Mostly fair in the western and eastern parts with temperatures between 17C and 31C. Scattered clouds over the Aegean islands and Crete,...

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Labour ministry tables amendment postponing pension increases until 2023

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The Labour ministry tabled an amendment in parliament on Thursday which freezes pension increases until 2023 to free up funds to support other social spending in which Greece is lagging behind, the ministry said.

The increases in main pensions were initially scheduled for 2022. According to the ministry, postponing the increases by one year will...

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Tsakalotos, Achtsioglou brief SYRIZA MPs on remaining prior actions

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Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and Labour Minister Efi Achtsioglou briefed SYRIZA lawmakers on Thursday about the remaining prior actions which will be voted in a parliament session on Friday, a parliamentary group source said.

The legislation of the 5 amendments that include the prior actions will close all pending issues of the second program...

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Foreign ministry slams ‘organized attack’ over alleged pushbacks of refugees

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The Greek foreign ministry slammed media reports claiming the ministry was involved in alleged pushbacks of refugees and issues of border protection, saying they are part of an “organized and immoral attack”.

“The ministry and the Minister of Foreign Affairs personally has become the target of an organized and immoral attack by those who are well a...

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Kammenos and Pyatt mark 70th anniversary of defence cooperation office

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Defence Minister Panos Kammenos and U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt celebrated the 70th anniversary of the operation of the Greek-American Office of Defence Cooperation (ODC) during an event at the Club of armed forces officers on Thursday, noting the need for a deepening of bilateral relations.

“Greece looks forward to deepening ties with...

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Lagarde and French FinMin discuss June 15 Eurogroup

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France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Thursday had a meeting with International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde focusing on international economic affairs and the upcoming Eurogroup meeting on June 15 – where the issue of debt relief for Greece is expected to dominate.

“I had the great pleasure of meeting Christine Lagarde once a...

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