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2019

Greek Chef Irene Giorgoudiou Wins Title of "European Young Chef" for 2019

Greek chef Irene Giorgoudiou won the "European Young Chef Award" for 2019 on Thursday, in a competition organized by the South Aegean Region authority on the island of Rhodes. The South Aegean has been designated as the ''Gastronomical Region of...

Greece's Tourism Revenues Up by 13.6% So Far in 2019

According to Bank of Greece data on the country's current account balance between January and August of 2019, revenues from tourism rose by an impressive 13.6 percent compared to the same period last year. There was also a 3.6 percent increase...

IMF Disagrees With Brussels; Sees Lower Greek Surpluses for 2019, 2020

Vitor Gaspar, the Head of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) presented the Fund's Fiscal Monitor on Wednesday, just before its annual autumn summit in Washington. With regard to the IMF's projections about Greece's economy, the data presented...

EU Report Finds Number of School Dropouts Decreases in Greece; Average Scores Drop

The annual EU Education and Training Monitor for 2019 was published by the European Commission on Thursday, revealing some very interesting results about the situation of education across the Union and of course in Greece. According to this year's report,...

Greece's Michalentzakis Wins Gold in World Para Swimming Championships

Greece's Paralympic swimmer Demosthenes (Dimos) Michalentzakis won the gold medal in the ''S8'' freestyle final on Monday evening during London's World Para Swimming Championships 2019. The 20-year old Greek Paralympic champion from Alexandroupolis managed to finish first with 57.69 seconds,...

Data Show 1,517 Fires Broke Out Across Greece in August

According to a study conducted by Andrianos Gourbatsis, which was published on Monday, a total of 1,517 fires broke out across Greece from August 1 to August 31, 2019. Gourbatsis is a a retired General of the Greek Fire...

Record-High August Passenger Traffic at Athens' International Airport

The month of August saw the highest passenger traffic ever in the history of Athens' Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, according to the latest figures released on Tuesday. More specifically, between August 1 and August 31, the international airport serving the Greek...

PM Mitsotakis Pledges to Make Greece ''Eurozone's Pleasant Surprise'' During Thessaloniki Fair

Greece will be the pleasant surprise of the Eurozone, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday during the PM's press conference at the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF). Mitsotakis did not agree with some pessimistic forecasts in regards to the...

Greece's National Team for Basketball World Cup Revealed

A final list of the twelve players from the Greek national basketball team which will play in this year's Basketball World Cup in China was revealed on Friday morning. The Greek squad will be comprised of the following players: Giannoulis Larentzakis Nick...

Top 12 Tourist Arrival Destinations in Greece, First Half of 2019

The latest data published by Greece's Civil Aviation Authority and the Institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation (INSETE Intelligence) reveal the top-12 destinations in Greece that received the largest numbers of arrivals from abroad at their airports between January...