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  1. Bill foresees big handout for every baby born

    The Labor Ministry will bring a bill to Parliament by the end of the year that will introduce the birth benefit for every baby born, adjust the residence permit criteria for non-European Union citizens who also qualify for child and housing benefits, and exempt the benefit for low-income households in mountainous and disadvantaged areas from taxes while also protecting it from confiscation.

  2. Great surge in issue of Golden Visas

    The number of residence permits issued to non-European Union citizens who invest at least 250,000 euros in Greek properties (known as Golden Visas) recorded a major increase in the first 11 months of 2019.

  3. Growth now likely to top 2 pct this year

    The average growth rate in the year’s first nine months has unexpectedly soared to 2.2 percent, not only because the third quarter of the year produced a very good performance of 2.3 percent, according to figures released on Thursday.

  4. Greek tax hike biggest in OECD

    Greece has shifted from being one of the OECD countries with the smallest tax burden in 1965 to one of the countries with the heaviest taxation during the financial crisis, and so it continues.

  5. ATHEX: Banks lead stock market price decline

    Bank stocks came under increased pressure on Thursday at the Greek bourse, with sellers dominating.

  6. Cyprus petitions The Hague to safeguard offshore rights

    Cyprus has petitioned the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to safeguard its offshore mineral rights, its president said on Thursday, upping the ante with neighbor Turkey which disputes its claims.

  7. British lab confirms diphtheria in 8-year-old’s death in Athens

    A laboratory in the United Kingdom has confirmed Greek concerns that an 8-year-old boy who died last week at the Athens General Children’s Hospital had contracted diphtheria.

  8. Details emerge in kidnap of crew members from Greek tanker

    Pirates have kidnapped 19 crew members from a crude oil tanker off Nigeria in an area where acts of piracy are on the rise, an official with the ship’s operator said on Thursday. 

  9. Turkish parliament backs contentious deal with Libya

    Turkey’s parliament on Thursday endorsed a controversial deal on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean reached between Turkey and Libya's UN-supported government.

  10. PTSD diagnosis racket dismantled on Lesvos

    Police on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos have dismantled a racket that had been issuing fake PTSD diagnoses to migrants and refugees seeking asylum in Greece, it was announced on Thursday.

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