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Greece doubles its territorial waters in the Ionian Sea

A decree doubling Greece’s territorial waters on its western coast facing Italy and Crete from six to 12 nautical miles has been approved by the nation’s supreme court. The decree …

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The pandemic could be contained if half of Greece’s population gets vaccinated, expert says

A current two-month lockdown for Greece officially ended on Thursday, but government officials say many restrictions will be extended to allow for a successful rollout of the coronavirus vaccine. While …

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Lockdown in Greece extended but schools open as 721 cases are recorded

Greece confirmed 721 new COVID-19 cases and 49 deaths in 24 hours on Friday, reported the National Public Health Organization (EODY) on Friday. There have been 5,195 coronavirus-related deaths in …

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Permit allows Onassis’ Skorpios island to be developed into exclusive resort

Once Aristotle Onassis’s private island on the Ionian Sea, the island of Skorpios is set to become a VIP resort following approval from the Greek government. The permit allowing the …

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Red-Whites take all the honours in Athens derby against AEK

Olympiacos‘ Moroccan striker El Arrabi played a pivotal role in Sunday’s Super League clash against AEK Athens, netting two of the goals in a 3-0 victory. The North African forward …

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Greek government criticises Church call to allow worshippers to attend Epiphany services

A Church of Greece statement criticizing a nationwide ban on open churches that prevents worshippers from taking a direct part in the Blessing of the Waters ceremony on Wednesday has …

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Greek government reshuffle doubles women and appoints openly gay minister

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reshuffled his cabinet on Monday in an attempt to give a boost to his conservative government. In July 2019, Mr Mitsotakis had come under fire …

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Olympiacos joins list of clubs eager to sign Sokratis in January

Olympiacos is the latest club to express an interest in Arsenal’s out-of-favour centre back Sokratis Papastathopoulos according to English football website Football London. The Greek champions, who have long admired …

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Greece announced tighter one-week safety restrictions

Coronavirus safety restrictions will be tightened for a week as of Sunday, in view of opening schools nationwide on Monday January 11, announced government spokesperson Stelios Petsas on Saturday. The …

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A foreign will may not be applicable in Greece

Many Greeks living abroad or even non-Greeks, who own assets in Greece, make their Will, to direct where they wish to leave their property. With regards to property they own …

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