Wednesday , December 2 2020

Greece

Esther Cohen, the oldest Greek survivor of Auschwitz, passes away at 96

Esther Cohen, the oldest Greek survivor of Auschwitz passed away in her hometown Ioannina at the age of 96. Cohen had managed to survive the hell of Auschwitz-Birkenau and returned to her home town in Epirus, western Greece, after the collapse of the Nazi regime. Cohen carried the number of …

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FRONTEX Chief urged to resign over pushbacks following EP hearing

European Union lawmakers lashed out Tuesday at the head of Frontex Fabrice Leggeri over allegations that the border and coast guard agency helped illegally stop migrants or refugees entering Europe, calling for his resignation and demanding an independent inquiry. The lawmakers grilled Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri over an investigation in …

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111 more deaths in 24 hours, 2199 new coronavirus cases in Greece

Greece’s health authorities announced on Tuesday 111 deaths in past 24 hours and 2,199 new coronavirus cases. The number of Covid-19 patients intubated in hospital ICUs stands at 596. Among the latest fatalities is a 50-year-old policeman in northern Greece. The man had no underlying health issues and passed away …

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Egyptian, Greek Naval Forces in joint drill in Mediterranean Sea

Egyptian and Greek naval forces conducted joint military training in the northern Mediterranean Sea, in efforts to reinforce the exchange of expertise with the armed forces of friendly countries. The drill was conducted as the Egyptian naval units were on their way back from another training “Friendship Bridge-3″ with the …

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Greece’s Prime Minister under fire for violating his own Lockdown rules

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has come under fire after pictures and videos showing him and his wife violating covornavirus and lockdown measures were leaked to opposition press. On one picture, the Prime Minister is standing in the middle of a group of motorbikers he accidentally met in the forest of …

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Teenager boy with disabilities dies in apartment fire in Thessaloniki

Α teenager boy with physical disabilities found a horrible death in a fire in an apartment in Thessaloniki on Tuesday. Firefighters recovered the body of the 16-year-old boy with disabilities that prevented him from leaving the room and escape the fire. According to initial investigations, firefighters suspect that the fire …

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Shipping Minister Plakiotakis in Covid-19 ICU for “preventive reasons”

Shipping Minister Giannis Plakiotakis was transferred to an ICU bed for precautionary reasons on Tuesday morning. The Minister was tested positive on Covid-19 a week ago and has been hospitalized in Evangelismos Hospital in Athens since last Saturday. According to media, Plakiotakis developed fever and his oxygen levels dropped at …

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E-commerce turnover tripled to 15 billion euros in 2020

E-commerce turnover is expected to triple totaling 15 billion euros in 2020, helped by the pandemic crisis, but this growth is not equally distributed, the Institute for Small- and Medium-Sized enterprises of the Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship said in a survey released on Monday. The survey, conducted on …

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Intubated Covid-19 patients treated outside ICU in Kilkis

Unacceptable conditions of hospitalization for Covid-19 patients. They are intubated in normal wards, in beds outside the Intensive Care Units as the health protocols prescribe. Hospital workers union POEDIN denounced in a statement the conditions in the general hospital of Kilkis in north-eastern Greece an published pictures of the situation. …

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Prosecutor orders investigation into “inaccurate Covid-19 reports” by EODY

The head of the Prosecutor’s Office in Athens ordered on Monday a preliminary investigation into media reports claiming that there are mistakes in the way the National Health Organisation (EODY) published and kept data on the coronavirus. According to reports published in newspapers To Vima and Demokratia on Sunday, EODY …

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