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The top ten of philanthropists who gave to build up the Greek state

1. George Sinas (1783-1856) Greek entrepreneur and banker George Sinas’ greatest donation to Greece was the financing of the Athens National Observatory to Greece, designed by acclaimed Danish architect Theophil …

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43 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Greece, 36 of them tourists

On Monday 6 July the National Public Health Organisation (EODY) announced Greece has 43 new confirmed cases of coronavirus. As Greece prepares to welcome visitors for the summer, there are …

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Young Greek wins first place in world poetry competition

Young Dimosthenis Dimitrios Despotidis who hails from Andros has won Never Such Innocence foundation’s 2019/2020 ‘Impact of Conflict on Communities’ competition. The Never Such Innocence foundation in collaboration with The …

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Greece shuts border to Serbian nationals from 6 July

On Sunday the Greek government announced that it will be shutting its borders to Serbian nationals from 6 July until 15 July. After a surge of COVID-19 cases emerged in …

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John Macris’ murder trial to resume next week

The first day of the trial over the killing of notorious Sydney businessman John Macris took place at an Athens court on 1 July with the two Bulgarian brothers accused …

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Three new stops on the Athens Metro open to the public on 7 July

The Athens metro project is continuing to rejuvinate transport in the Greek capital, and will add three new metro stations to its sytem on 7 July. The Urban Rail Transport …

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Hellinikon Project is set to “make Greeks proud” and create 80,000 jobs

The Hellinikon Project has been a long time coming. The prime real estate where the old Greek airport used to be has for years sat empty, but on Friday, Lamda …

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Greece’s borders open but remain shut to passengers from UK and Sweden

Greece has restricted flights from Britain and Sweden until 15 July. The decision was made Monday, two days before Greek borders opened to international travellers. Other flights banned to Greece …

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Turkish media criticises Greek President Sakellaropoulou’s visit to Agathonisi: ‘It is Essek!’ they say

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou visited the remote Greek islands of Agathonissi and Lipsi. Her visit to the National Post on Agathonissi and meeting with the mayor, school of nine pupils …

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Greek airport authorities to target passengers for testing using ‘barcodes’

Greece had initially conducted random testing of incoming travellers according to ‘green’ and ‘red’ countries, however will now revert to targeted testing. Travellers will now receive barcodes after filling out …