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  1. Migrant facility overhaul afoot, says minister

    Of the 93 facilities currently hosting migrants on the Greek islands, 60 that are operating in hotels will be closed by year-end with residents to be transferred to other facilities, Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis said Thursday during a training seminar for the 32 governors that have been appointed to oversee facilities on the mainland. 

  2. E-commerce boosts turnover

    Digitally upgrading an enterprise can fetch up to 20% more sales compared to its rivals that have not created an online store or made other such moves toward an electronic transformation, according to a report by the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).

  3. Gov’t tailwind of €115 million

    The government on Thursday announced the allocation of 115 million euros to support the local airline industry, which Greek flag carrier Aegean Airlines considered positive but “too little in comparison with other European Union states.”

  4. Virus-free islands brace for visitors

    As the Covid-19 tidal wave sweeps across the planet, the Greek islands are riding out the storm like virus-free life rafts. We didn’t think that it was possible, but these little parcels of paradise have become even more irresistible. 

  5. ATHEX: Fifth straight day of gains for benchmark

    Early profit-taking at Athinon Avenue gave way to a fresh wave of buying later on Thursday – although banks appeared to have fallen out of favor – taking the benchmark higher for the fifth session in a row.

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  7. Quran verses to be recited at Hagia Sophia on Friday, Erdogan says

    Imams will recite verses of the Quran in Istanbul’s Byzantine-era cathedral Hagia Sophia during Friday’s prayers on the anniversary of the city’s 1453 conquest by Ottoman troops, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said according to reports Thursday.

  8. Georgian national kills himself in Alexandroupoli police cell

    A detainee at a police station in the northeastern Greek city of Alexandroupoli was found hanged on Thursday in his cell. 

  9. Reprehensible conservatism in education

    Whenever we received our report card from school back in my day, the last thing we cared about was the conduct grade of “excellence” we all received. We never knew anyone who received a grade of “decent.”

  10. Embassy reacts to US envoy's Russia remarks

    The Russian Embassy in Athens on Thursday reacted to comments by US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt who said that problems in bilateral relations between NATO allies Greece and Turkey would benefit Moscow.

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