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Greece Ranks First in EU in Smartphone Recycling

Greece leads the European Union in smartphone recycling, boasting an almost 18 percent recycling rate, as per Eurostat data. This surpasses the EU average, where only 10 percent of Europeans recycle their old mobile phones. Eurostat findings highlight Greece, Austria...

Greece Tops EU in Subjective Poverty for Low-Educated People

Greece ranked highest among EU nations in terms of individuals with a low level of education who are also considered poor. The data was recently revealed by Eurostat. The subjective poverty rate for this group in Greece is 81.6 percent,...

EU Talks with Greece and Cyprus for ‘Humanitarian Coalition’ in Gaza

President of France Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that talks were being held within the EU with Cyprus and Greece to build up a “humanitarian coalition” regarding Gaza. Speaking after a European Union summit in Brussels, Macron said: “Cyprus could...

Europe’s First Center for Aquatic Animal Welfare to Open in Crete, Greece

The island of Crete in Greece has been chosen as the location for the opening of the first European Aquatic Animal Protection Center. The decision was announced after discussions between Greek Agriculture Minister Lefteris Avgenakis and EU Commissioner for Health...

The EU Offers Greece €2.25 Billion to Recover From Deadly Floods

Greece will receive up to €2.25 billion ($2.4 billion) in EU funds in an effort to recover from last week’s devastating floods and the deadly fires in Evros, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Tuesday. “I am...

Greeks Among the Oldest Young Adults to Leave Parental Home

Greece is in third place in Eurostat's European ranking of the age at which young people start living independently. According to recent data, on average, Greeks leave their parents' home at 30.7 years old. As of 2022, on average, Europeans...

Wildfire in Evros, Greece Burning for 12th Day

The wildfire in Evros in northeastern Greece showed no signs of abating Wednesday despite the efforts of a multinational firefighting force. Now in its twelfth day, the blaze that began near the port city of Alexandroupolis on Aug. 19 joined...

EU Fills 90% of Gas Storages Ahead of Schedule

Stocks of natural gas in the EU have reached a historic high. By August 17th, the storage facilities of the EU member states were 90.12 percent full. This was reported by Politico in reference to data from the Gas...

Turkey Backs Sweden Joining NATO, Alliance Chief Says

Jens Stoltenberg, the secretary general of NATO has claimed that Turkey has given the green light for Sweden to join the alliance after months of diplomatic wrangling over the issue. According to Stoltenberg, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will now...

EU Reaches ‘Historic’ Migration Deal

EU home affairs ministers reached a migration deal described as historic by officials that would see EU states pay €20,000 for each migrant they refuse to host. Swedish immigration minister Maria Malmer Stenergard, who chaired the talks in Luxembourg on...