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  1. Sales of electrical and electronic goods rise

    Sales of electrical appliances and electronic devices continued rising in the second quarter, to 481 million euros, up 2.4 percent on the same period last year, thanks to a big rise in gaming devices and, to a lesser extent, in cookers and washing machines, which offset a drop in TV and cellphone sales. 

  2. Tourism income up 15.3 pct in H1 2019

    A significant increase in tourism revenue in the first half of the year has helped narrow Greece’s current account deficit, more than offsetting a rise in imports, data published by the Bank of Greece show. 

  3. Parliament votes on debt settlement scheme for healthcare providers

    A bill recently voted by the Greek Parliament gives pharmaceutical firms and other healthcare providers that owe money to state healthcare provider EOPYY the facility to settle their debts in 120 monthly installments, just like other debtors to public bodies, such as social security funds. 

  4. Cyprus welcomes American support over Turkish drilling

    Cypriot government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou has welcomed calls by the US State Department late Monday for Turkey’s Yavuz drillship to cease its activities off Cyprus’ northeastern coast and its removal from the island’s territorial waters.

  5. Mitsotakis prepares for Paris visit

    Ahead of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ arrival in Paris on Thursday for talks with President Emmanuel Macron, Greek and French officials were on Tuesday hammering out the details of his visit’s agenda.

  6. Smoking ban inspections tripled this year, data show

    he number of inspections carried out by the Athens municipal police on establishments to determine whether they are enforcing a ban on smoking in public places tripled in the first half of this year compared to last year, figures showed on Tuesday. 

  7. Three killed in Greek helicopter crash near island of Poros

    A private helicopter crashed near a Greek island resort Tuesday, killing two Russian passengers and the Greek pilot and causing power outages after electricity lines were damaged in the crash.

  8. Joblessness rises in July, reversing downward trend; two-thirds are women

    The number of officially unemployed people in Greece increased by 31,389 in July, interrupting a downward trend, the state employment agency OAED announced Tuesday.

  9. Meeting focuses on Greek-US ties

    US Ambassador in Athens Geoffrey Pyatt and Deputy Foreign Minister Antonis Diamataris on Tuesday highlighted the strategic importance of Greek-US relations, the ties between the two nations and the issues concerning the Greek diaspora in the US. 

  10. Arsonists target bakery in Elliniko

    Police in Attica on Tuesday were seeking the perpetrators behind an attempted arson attack Monday night on a bakery on Vouliagmenis Avenue in Elliniko, southern Athens. 

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