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  1. Growth needed, not surpluses

    Achieving higher growth would be nearly twice as effective when it comes to reducing Greece’s debt as relying on very high budget primary surpluses, according to a study released on Thursday by credit rating agency Scope Ratings. 

  2. NGO Metadrasi wins prestigious humanitarian award

    Metadrasi, a Greek NGO helping with the reception and integration of refugees and migrants, has been awarded the prestigious US$2 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. Conrad N. Hilton Foundation president and CEO Peter Laugharn (pictured) hailed Metadrasi as “a remarkable example of a nimble organization that leads the charge in areas where essential services are lacking.” “Their belief that migrants and refugees are a valuable part of our shared future and our shared humanity embodies the spirit of the prize and the work of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation,” he said.

  3. Energy forum to take place in Thessaloniki

    The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and the Hellenic Association for Energy Economics are the co-organizers of the Southeast Europe Energy Forum that will take place at the Met Hotel in Thessaloniki on September 6, a day before the opening of the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair. 

  4. New boutique hotel opens in Rhodes

    Thomas Cook has just opened a new urban boutique hotel, Cook’s Club City Beach Rhodes, in the Old City of Rhodes. 

  5. Hospital staff attacked by food delivery workers

    The union representing workers at the Dromokaiteio psychiatric hospital in Athens said on Thursday that two employees had been hospitalized after being attacked by food delivery workers. 

  6. West Nile kills four people in last week

    Medical authorities have renewed their call to the general public, especially the elderly and those with chronic diseases, to take the necessary precautionary measures against West Nile virus, which is continuing to spread across the country. 

  7. Top court officials short-listed amid political clash

    Three top judicial officials – Iosif Tsalaganidis, Pinelopi Zontanou and Angeliki Aliferopoulou – were short-listed on Thursday for the position of Supreme Court president following a session by Parliament’s speaker and his deputies. 

  8. Blow dealt to major contraband racket

    The discovery on Thursday by police of new warehouses containing raw materials for the production of contraband cigarettes in Ritsona, central Greece, and Aspropyrgos, southwest Attica, dealt another blow to a major tobacco smuggling racket in the country, according to authorities. 

  9. Man dies after being hit by train

    Traffic police in Alexandroupoli, northern Greece, were on Thursday investigating the circumstances that led to the death of a young man who was hit by a train serving the Alexandroupoli-Ormenio route shortly before 10 a.m. 

  10. Sticks, carrots and tax evasion

    Once again, we are faced with the usual revelations of widespread tax evasion in popular summer destinations. It has been recorded in restaurants, clubs and even rented villas.

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