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Media Blackout Continues in Greece as Unions Extend Strike

Journalists, producers and technical staff decided on Wednesday to continue their strike for another 24 hours in protest against planned changes to the press laws in Greece. State-run and most private-run media in the country have halted all news dissemination...

Public Sector Strike Slows Down Greece Amidst Lockdown

Metro services in Athens will be affected on Thursday, due to the participation of workers in the 24-hour strike, which has been announced by trade unions. ADEDY, the public service union, is also carrying out a nationwide strike, demanding, among...

Greek Company Receives License to Produce Medical Cannabis in Europe

The Greek company Kalacan Hellas S.A. recently announced that it had received its medical cannabis installation license, allowing the company to establish manufacturing facilities in Europe to produce cannabis. The company plans on building its large-scale greenhouses on a 77,258...

SNF Donates $7,500,000 to Greek Doctors and Nurses for Covid-19 Efforts

As a sign of their deep appreciation for their life-saving efforts this past Spring, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation will be paying a total 6.6 million euros ($7.5 million) to doctors and nurses working during the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement came...

EU Report Notes Disturbing Trends in Greek Demographics

According to a European Commission report just released in Brussels, recent demographic changes in Greece may indicate problematic social and macroeconomic imbalances for the country in the future. The report itself presents long-term demographic trends across Europe, including their social...

Hellenikon Demolition Paves Way for New Development

The demolition of five buildings at the abandoned Hellenikon International Airport signals the first steps in the gigantic 8-billion euro ($9 billion) redevelopment project near the Greek capital. Perfectly situated along the coast just outside Athens, initial plans to reconstruct...

At Least 1.2 Million Greeks Could Work From Home

Some 1.2 million Greeks could soon be able to work from home, a Greek government agency reported this week. On Monday, the Center of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE) reported that 32.8% of the workforce, amounting to 1,263,000 workers, could...

Greek Trade Unions Defy Coronavirus Scare to Mark Labor Day

Greek trade unionists marked their annual Labor Day with a rally in central Athens on Friday but were careful to keep a safe distance from each other, according to the guidelines instituted to fight the coronavirus epidemic. Rally organizers gathered...

Greek Labor Market Records 19-Year Low in March Due to Coronavirus Lockdown

According to Ergane, the Information department of the Greek Ministry of Labor, the Greek labor market recorded extremely negative numbers for employment in March of 2020. According to Ergane's data, the Greek labor market recorded a total of 41,903 fewer jobs...

Supermarket Chains in Greece Announce Generous Bonuses for Their Staff

During these difficult times for all of us, doctors, nurses and carers have been at the forefront of the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic, receiving very well-deserved accolades and praise for their unstinting work in tough conditions. However, another...