The Greek economy moved better than the estimates of both the government and the institutions in 2020. According to the data of ELSTAT, the recession was 8,2% and in the fourth quarter 7,9% with the GDP falling to 168,5 , 183,6 billion euros from 2019 billion euros in XNUMX.
"Despite the great dependence on tourism, the GDP data released today show that the Greek economy has shown greater resilience than many expected in 2020. Together with the management of the coronavirus pandemic crisis, we are breaking stereotypes. "Greece is on the road to success and will succeed", commented the Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, via Twitter.
The Minister of Development and Investment, Adonis Georgiadis, announced an extraordinary subsidy for the retail sector in areas such as West Attica, which were in strict quarantine at Christmas time. 3.000 euros will be given for each retail business and 1.000 euros for each employee. Meanwhile, the Panhellenic Federation of Restaurants and Related Professions is appealing to Justice, seeking compensation for the incalculable losses suffered by the industry from the prolonged lockdown lasting 17 weeks.
On Monday, the conclusion of the scientists is expected to be ready for the 5,9 Richter earthquake that occurred last night in Elassona, which followed the 6,3 Richter earthquake on Wednesday, as reported by the Governor of Thessaly, Costas Agorastos. In the meantime, the Municipality of Tyrnavos, the Municipality of Potamias of the Municipality of Elassona and the Municipality of Farkadona were declared in a state of emergency for 6 months. The amount of 5.000 euros will support the earthquake victims of Elassona, with a decision of the Executive Committee of ADEDY.
The Metro station in Syntagma is closed from 4:30, due to a new rally of solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas, at 6:00 in the afternoon. Meanwhile, the health of the 17 N polyisovite, who is being treated in the ICU of Lamia Hospital, deteriorated, as he developed acute renal failure, as a result of the prolonged refusal to take food and fluids. According to the medical announcement, the medical staff proceeded with all the necessary actions to deal with it.
At the same time, 47 SYRIZA MPs, headed by Euclides Tsakalotos, are complaining about the phenomenon of precautionary censorship on Facebook posts concerning Koufontina with a question submitted to the Parliament.
The "battle" with the measures and vaccinations against the coronavirus in order not to lose the European and Greek summer was proposed by the Vice President of the Commission, Margaritis Schoinas, speaking to the Committee on European Affairs of the Parliament, while making special reference to the proposal of Kyriakos Mitsotakis vaccination certificate. During his meeting with the Prime Minister, Mr. Margaritis stated that the European Commission will present a relevant proposal on March 17, he was deeply impressed by "Prometheus", the large vaccination center in Maroussi, and referred to the Recovery Fund, saying that Greek draft by common confession is a model for many others ".
"The question now is how we can accelerate so that we can build the wall of immunity," said Mr. Mitsotakis, adding that "we expect the European Commission to put pressure on all pharmaceutical companies to meet their delivery schedules." of vaccine doses in the second quarter of 2021 ”.
Tsipras fierce attack on the government, from Thriasio hospital: The President of SYRIZA said, among other things, that “after the failed lockdown, the situation is dramatic again, the private clinics remain covid free, while patients suffer because surgeries are canceled.
On the international coronavirus front, the WHO team investigating the origin of the virus plans to withdraw the findings of its recent visit to China, as tensions rise between Beijing and Washington over the conduct of the investigation. , at the same time, an international team of scientists is calling for new research. In particular, in their open letter the 26 emphasize that the WHO team did not have sufficient access to premises and data to investigate the origin of the virus, including the possibility of leakage from a laboratory.
In the international media… A provisional decision against the designation of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) as a "suspicious case" for right-wing extremism and, therefore, against its surveillance by the secret services, was issued by the Administrative Court of Cologne, case leaked prematurely to the press under the responsibility of the Service.
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Weather: A few clouds tomorrow, in Attica, with a chance of light rain in the morning. Winds west and north up to 5 Beaufort. The temperature will range from 10 to 19 degrees Celsius - 17 degrees, at this time, in Technopolis, here in Gazi.