Greece confirmed 33,590 new SARS-CoV-2 cases in the week of September 5-11, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said in its weekly statistics report on Tuesday.
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"We are ready for any event, even the worst possible scenario. The Greek borders on land, air and sea are effectively protected thanks to the impenetrable wall erected by our Armed Forces and Security Forces," Deputy National Defence Minister Nikos Hardalias said on Tuesday in an interview with the newspaper "Karfitsa".
Greece is becoming a pole of attraction for foreign students, researchers and members of the academic community, through the “Study in Greece” action, which attracts students from all over the world by opening the doors of all Greek universities for international study programs in a wide range of sciences .
The president of the Council of Economic Experts, Michalis Argyrou, expressed his belief that Greece meets "all the criteria to be the pleasant exporting surprise of Europe."
The number of beneficiaries of the heating allowance is expanding, after the increase of the total amount to 300 million euros from 174 million euros in the last period, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said on Monday in an interview with public broadcaster ERT1. According to the minister, the income criteria for eligibility have increased to 16,000 euros per year from 14,000 euros for those that are single and to 24,000 euros from 20,000 euros for couples, increased by 3,000 euros for each child.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis effectively launched the 86th Thessaloniki International Fair (Sep.10-18) with his speech at the 'Ioannis Vellidis' Congress Centre on Saturday night.
The US ambassador, George Tsunis, spoke about the relations between Greece and the USA and the importance of investments in the country from the stage of the conference "The Second Thessaloniki Metropolitan Summit", organized by the Economist and powergame.gr.
The construction of the three new AERO Highspeed of the Attica Group is the first step of a process of gradual renewal and energy improvement of its fleet. The official inauguration of the ships' new routes took place yesterday afternoon.
A moderate quake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale was recorded at roughly 10.36 (07.36 GMT), with an epicenter 57 southwest of the Ionian Sea island of Cephalonia.
The '15th International Rhodes Festival' and the 'Festival European Polyphony' will be held under the auspices of the Greek National Tourist Organisation (GNTO) on the island of Rhodes in September and October, respectively, while the organisation also financially supports the 1st International Music Festival on the island of Halki.
The growth of the Greek economy in the second quarter of the year was 7.7%, according to the data announced by Hellenic Statistical Authority-ELSTAT
Citizen Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos on Tuesday sent a strong message of national determination against "those who unfortunately insist on the instrumentalisation of unfortunate people" and of the unity of Greek men and women in the defence of the country's borders, of international law and human life.