The radical infrastructure overhaul of Faliro Bay on Athens’ southern coast being carried out by construction firm Aktor for the Attica Regional Authority has been granted an extension from end-2020 to end-January 2021.
Transport Minister Kostas A. Karamanlis said Monday that last week’s decision to increase the frequency of public transport services in the capital, which involved revoking the holiday leave of staff, has already improved conditions for commuters who had complained about overcrowding that could compromise the physical distancing required to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
A total of 80 foreign nationals were arrested between July 27 and August 2 at the international airport of Iraklio on Crete and charged with using forged travel documents.
Aware of the very negative effects of the pandemic on tourism, Greece’s main industry, the government plans to inject a further 4.5 billion euros into the economy in the fall.
Greek health authorities on Monday announced 77 new coronavirus cases – 8 of them from international arrivals – and 2 deaths over the past 24 hours.
Two cricketers on the Ionian island of Corfu have tested positive for the new coronavirus.
A new overhaul of Greece’s pensions system is being prepared, in which first-tier, or main pensions, will be higher and second-tier, or auxiliary, pensions will be invested, providing an element of risk.
Greece is open to a dialogue with Turkey but not under threats, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Monday, adding that any talks must take place “in the framework of international law, the international law of the sea and good neighborly ties.”
After seeking to offer incentives for European pensioners looking to retire to sunnier climes by moving their tax base to Greece, the government is also exploring ways to make the purchase of a home here more attractive.