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Greece Bans Gatherings, Demonstrations of Over 100 People

Greece announced on Monday it is banning large gatherings in public and private places in order to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. The ban, which became effective as of 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning, will be in effect...

EU Counties Ban UK Flights Over New Variant of Coronavirus

Several European countries placed new restrictions on travel to and from the United Kingdom on Sunday due to concern over a new strain of the coronavirus that is spreading rapidly there. The Netherlands banned passenger flights from the UK until...

Banning Protests in the Birthplace of Democracy

The Greek government's decision to ban protests and rallies during the anniversary celebrations of the Polytechnic uprising has raised questions about the state of Democracy in its birthplace. Opposition political parties and human rights groups have blasted the decision, claiming...

Greece Aims to Ban Single-Use Plastics by July 2021

The Greek government is drafting a bill that aims to ban all single-use plastics in the country by July 2021. The draft law to reduce the impact of certain plastics on the environment, with the incorporation of the relevant EU...

Greece Looks to Ban Plastic Bottles, Bags, Packaging in 2021

Greece will look to end the use of single-use plastics by July 1, 2021, according to Environment and Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis. Hatzidakis made the announcement on Saturday while attending an event announcing the partnership between the Ministry and AC...

Inspections Show High Compliance With New Greek Smoking Law

According to a new study conducted in the last several days by the Greek organization ''National Transparency,'' Greek society looks like it has turned a corner and begun to comply to a great extent with the new smoking ban...

Thinking of Smoking in Public Places in Greece? Better Think Again

A Joint Ministerial Decision published in Greece's Government Gazette on Friday enforces new, much tougher fines for those who violate the smoking ban in public places in Greece. The new fines came to effect on Monday, November 18, as the...

Greek Government Directs Local Authorities to Enforce Ban on Smoking

Greece's Health Ministry sent detailed instructions to local authorities throughout the country on Monday regarding the strict implementation of a smoking ban in public places. The ban has been largely flouted ever since its passage by Parliament in 2008, but...

Greece's Mayor of Ithaca Bans Plastic Bags, Distributes Free Textile Ones

The Mayoral authorities of the Greek island of Ithaca decided to ban plastic bags recently and they will replace them with fabrice bags, the Mayor said on Wednesday. The new, environmentally-friendly bags will be distributed to residents free of charge. Ithaca...

Greek MPs Banned From Owning Offshore Companies

Greek Parliament held a vote on the amendment to a recently passed omnibus bill that allowed politicians to own shares in firms based abroad. The blanket ban on any form of ownership by MPs in offshore companies was passed...