Every year Greek enterprises and households pay the state taxes and social security contributions amounting to 41.5% of the country’s annual gross domestic product, according to Eurostat data for 2018.
The European Commission president’s annual “State of the EU” speech usually exaggerates past achievements and promises whatever is most pleasing to as many of the European Parliament’s political groupings as possible.
The August data of the Manpower Organization (OAED) showed that the number of unemployed people in Greece continued to rise this summer, with the number of registered jobless at 1,090,11 – up by 128,384 or 13.35% from the same month last year.
The closing auctions added to the losses most stocks endured over the course of Friday’s session at Athinon Avenue, with the benchmark seeing its weekly advance contained and several blue chips swayed by their own corporate news instead of the overall direction.
Greece appears to be the top choice of German tourists currently picking their destinations for last-minute bookings, a conference of German tour operators heard in Thessaloniki.
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s historic year earned him a historic awards sweep. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Milwaukee forward is the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the league is not announcing the award until Friday afternoon.
Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Friday appealed to his European counterparts for the creation of a list of potential sanctions to be imposed on Turkey if necessary.
The cyclone dubbed Ianos left floods, power outages and extensive damage in its wake on Friday after its passage through the Ionian, western Greece and central parts of the country. Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (DEDDIE) crews labored in dire conditions to repair power networks damaged on Cephalonia, Zakynthos and Ithaca. DEDDIE has issued a warning to the public not to touch cables or other elements of the power network on the ground, which may be live. Flash floods also impacted Fthiotida in central Greece later in the day while traffic was disrupted on the Lamia-Karpenisi highway. In Lamia people were trapped in their homes and cars. Authorities remain on alert on Friday as it seems that a new front is expected to detach from it and move toward Attica. [Panagis Kavallieratos/InTime News]
The Turkish navy issued three new navigational telexes on Friday reserving areas of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea.
Now that the situation on Lesvos appears to be settling down, it is time for the next decisive step.