Greece starts sponsoring foster families

By |2021-07-03T16:47:11+03:00July 3rd, 2021|Online news / Blog|

For the first time the Greek state sponsors foster families. In July 2021, 116 foster families received a “foster care allowance”. The allowance will be paid on a monthly basis, ranging from 325 to 375 euros for children with disabilities. Presenting the new legal framework, deputy minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Domna Michailidou, stressed [...]

Greece agrees to the new global tax reform

By |2021-07-02T08:06:40+03:00July 2nd, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece is among the 130 countries and jurisdictions that have agreed on reforming international taxation rules to ensure multinational enterprises ( MNEs) pay a fair share of tax wherever they operate. The initiative, under the auspices of OECD, will update key elements of the century-old international tax system, which is no longer fit for purpose [...]

Greece sponsors its youth to get vaccinated

By |2021-06-29T19:28:05+03:00June 29th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The Greek government has announced it will offer a 150 euro voucher to all young adults that decide to get vaccinated against Covid-19. The voucher, called “the freedom pass”,#Freedom_pass, will be available to citizens between the ages of 18 -25, after they receive a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. The “freedom pass” will not [...]

Stolen Picasso and Mondrian paintings recovered in Greece

By |2021-06-30T13:03:40+03:00June 29th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The Greek Police has managed to locate two stolen paintings of extreme importance, the “Head of a woman” by Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondrian’s “Mill”. The two paintings had been stolen on January 9, 2012 from the National Art Gallery of Greece. The artworks were stripped from their frames. Pablo Picasso's “Head of a woman” [...]

Greece stuck between Delta variant and German/French imposition

By |2021-06-28T11:57:47+03:00June 28th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece stuck between Delta variant and German/French imposition by Antonis D. Papagiannidis To be caught between a rock and a hard place sounds an unpleasant situation for anybody. The fact that the expression originated from the situation in which American mining workers found themselves in the heyday of the Industrial Revolution, in the early 1900s, [...]

Upgrading connectivity: Greece opens tender for ultra-fast broadband services

By |2021-06-24T19:52:31+03:00June 24th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece is moving ahead for the development of ultra-fast broadband (UFBB) services. The Ministry of Digital Governance has opened the tender process for one of the biggest public-private partnerships projects (PPP) in Europe with a total budget of 700 million euros. The UFBB project is accelerating deployment of broadband internet in Greece by developing next [...]

Amnesty International slams Greece for border policy

By |2021-06-23T13:29:17+03:00June 23rd, 2021|Online news / Blog|

It is a harsh worded report, entitled “Greece: Pushbacks and violence against refugees and migrants are de facto border policy”. Amnesty International (AI) has published a new research, according to which Greek authorities “brutally apprehend and detain people who are seeking safety in Greece, subjecting many to violence.” The report is based on conversations with [...]

Greece and Cyprus: “Moderate innovators” in Europe, but working on it

By |2021-06-23T12:30:32+03:00June 23rd, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Cyprus and Greece have recorded strong performance improvement in Innovation the past year. They are among the top five- best performance in the EU in improving innovation, according to the European Innovation Scoreboard 2021. Still, the two countries have a long way to go, as they are both described as “moderate innovators”, compared to other [...]

Down the road to the EU Summit

By |2021-06-22T11:18:04+03:00June 22nd, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Down the road to the EU Summit by Antonis D. Papagiannidis It has been a month of Summits. The G7 of Finance Ministers, deciding to go for a minimum tax rate on multinationals, wreaking havoc at hitherto idyllic tax havens; the G7 at Presidents-and-Prime Ministers level, with Queen Elisabeth quipping “Do we have to show [...]

Dior in Athens, fashion in archaeological sites, the cultural heritage in Greece

By |2021-06-19T01:38:05+03:00June 19th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The time: June, 17. The place: the iconic Panathenaic Stadium (Kalimarmaro) in Athens. The reason: the Dior cruise 2022 collection. The event: an unprecedented gala fashion show to “celebrate the magic and transmission of cultures”. The house of Dior picked the capital of Greece for the presentation of its cruise 2022 collection. On the [...]

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