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Greek Delivery Giant Efood Faces Major Backlash Over Worker’s Rights

Efood, Greece's largest food delivery service, sent out a text message to 115 of their employees urging them to become freelancers, possibly accepting no benefits and less stable employment, or lose their jobs. For ten years, Efood has been the...

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...