The government has started the week by focussing on what it hopes will be an imminent de-escalation of the Covid-19 crisis, relieving pressure on the national health system and the ruling New Democracy party.
The Greek public sphere witnessed last week a rare incident for the country’s political scene - a debate through articles and statements by the two prime ministers who governed Greece between 1996 and 2009 on their views regarding foreign policy regarding Turkey.
Building permits increased by 6.4 percent year-on-year (YoY) in January after a drop of 0.7 percent seen in December, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data released on Monday showed.
Aegean Airlines reported a 68.3 percent plunge in revenue in 2020 compared to the year before as the Coronavirus pandemic curtailed air travel.
Bulgaria’s vaccination program can only be deemed a fiasco. It can be attributed to a number of factors — poor organization, incompetence, and potential conflict of interest. In turn, the drama, which unravels now, is not surprising. Bulgaria is second in the EU in deaths per capita on a seven-day rolling basis and last in the EU by number of administered vaccines per capita.
As opposition criticism mounts on all fronts, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has offered a defence of his government’s handling of the pandemic and the economy, while seeking one more time to dispel rumours of early elections.
Greece’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell by 1.6 percent year-on-year in March, following a drop of 1.3 percent in February and a decline of 2 percent in January, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) figures showed on Friday.
Greece has been singled out for its poor performance in the global rankings of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2021 Global Gender Gap Report.
Favoritism, weak strategy and poor communication with the public were the features of the first months of vaccination and they are the reasons that Croatia is currently at the bottom of the EU scale in terms of percentage of vaccinated population. As the third wave of the pandemic rages, the citizens are frustrated to see healthy middle-aged people already vaccinated in some cities, while elsewhere those over 70 are still waiting for a call.