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Valery Giscard d’Estaing: Greece’s staunchest ally…and the one to thank for Syngrou Avenue!

"It was on his plane that democracy returned to our country and with his support that it joined the European family. With gratitude and emotion, Greece bids farewell to its great friend, Valery Giscard d' Estaing," Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said, paying tribute to the memory of the former French President, Valery Giscard d'Estain...

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What you need to know to fly in and out of Greece in November 2020

New guidelines in place from Monday, November 9. This is what you need to know: Domestic Flights: According to the new regulations, as of Monday, November 9, travelling to domestic destinations and outside the boundaries of each prefecture is allowed to passengers for business purposes, for imperative family reasons, in order to return to permane...

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New measures from 15 to 30 September

Masks compulsory at almost all outdoor venues and tables at cafes, restaurants and bars restricted to 6 at a table. All you need to know about the new measures, effective today. What you need to know: A maximum of 6 people per table permitted at bars, restaurants, and cafes. All live music venues will remain closed till e...

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The spectre of the 40-year Olympic curse

Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso has a bit of a reputation as the ‘king of gaffes’, so when he declared that the Olympics were ‘cursed,’ few noticed. But it drew attention to the jinxed pattern that seems to repeat itself every 40 years. Tokyo’s hosting of the 1940 Olympics, which would have followed Berlin in 1936, was cancelled du...

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