Insurmountable barriers to daily travel for people with disabilities

Despite undeniable progress regarding the social inclusion of those with disabilities, much still remains to be done in the public transport sector, as evidenced...

Provocative incursion by Turkish navy vessel into the waters off Imia

At 14.30 on 17 January 2018, the Turkish navy vessel ‘Koycegiz’, which had illegally entered within Greek territorial waters, literally came into contact with...

Critical shortage of teachers at the Greek schools in Palestine

One of the major problems faced by the Patriarchate of Jerusalem is the very real danger that the Greek schools in Palestine (for which...

Attacks by settlers and Turkish control over the occupied territories

The attack on the offices of the newspaper ‘Afrika’ in occupied Cyprus and its aftermath prove once again the danger of the continued illegal...

Frontex funding for Hellenic coast guard services

In 2015, Frontex announced additional funding of EUR 32 million for Hellenic coast guard services, following bilateral communication between the Ministry of Shipping and...

Increased VAT rate in the coming year for 32 Greek islands

Starting 1 January 2018, increases in the VAT rate are expected for 32 islands in the north-eastern Aegean and the Dodecanese. These islands include Lesvos...

Fishing wars underway once again around Imia

Every year, particularly during the sea bream fishing season, Turkey intensifies its provocative actions in the waters around the islets of Imia. Turkey’s provocations...

Absorption of Community funds by Greece

In 2016, Greece was in the last position among EU Member States in terms of absorbing agricultural resources. The use of such resources in...

Thousands of self-employed professionals going out of business

As indicated by data from the Ministry of Labour, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity, in the last 19 months, 111 212 receipt-based service providers,...
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