ELECTRICITY RATES

The Greek government is worried about price hikes in a series of essential goods, with the Finance Ministry seeking ways to contain the problem through a number of interventions, the main one being in electricity rates, where consumers could see increases of up to 50% this month.

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Almost 6,500 health care workers and 500 ambulance service members have been suspended from their jobs over their failure to meet a deadline to vaccinate themselves against Covid-19, the health minister said on Friday.



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US Senator Bob Menendez will never see Turkish troops leave Cyprus, a spokesperson for Turkey’s ruling party AKP said. “Bob Menendez will not see Turkish soldiers leave Cyprus. He will not be able to see it. He’s dreaming wrong,” said Omer Celik, following a meeting of the central committee of the ruling AKP on Thursday.

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The creators of the giant puppet Little Amal, which is on a 5,000-mile journey from Turkey to Britain to highlight the plight of Syrian refugees and the stories of the millions of youngsters traveling alone, cancelled the procession of the figure through a central Athens neighbourhood on Friday after extreme-right protestors gathered in the area.

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An Athens first instance court on Friday issued a temporary ban on any moves to arrange the burial of Mikis Theodorakis, following a case taken by an associate of the late composer.





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