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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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Municipality of Athens: 14 new electronic services available to citizens

The total number of digital services of the Municipality of Athens now stands at 118 after the addition of 14 new ones, which are available as of today ...

Start School of Business in Serafio-Free digital education in 45 companies in Athens

A total of 45 small and medium enterprises operating within the borders of the Municipality of Athens have the opportunity to participate for free in the Start School of Business, ...

The face of the University changes with plane trees and marbles

The planters, the benches and the palm trees on Panepistimiou Street will be a thing of the past in a few days as the Municipal Council "turned on" the green light ...

In Pagrati the first public Japanese Garden in Greece

The Municipality of Athens created the first public Japanese Garden in Greece in the Nereid Park in Pagrati, just behind the building of the National Gallery ....

The 8th "pocket" park in Patisia is ready

Athens acquires another upgraded green space, this time in Patissia. Expanding the network of "pocket" parks in the neighborhoods of the capital, the Municipality ...

In a short time, the leaders of the SPD, the Greens and the Free Democrats are announcing their agreement to form a coalition government in Germany. In the meantime, according to all estimates, the Ministry of Finance will be taken over by FDP leader Christian Lindner, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by the co-chair of the Greens, Analena Berbok, and the enlarged Ministry of Economy and Climate Policy by the other co-chair of the Greens, Robbe , who will most likely be the new Vice Chancellor. The aim of the new coalition is to make it possible for Olaf Solz to be sworn in as Chancellor, having previously been elected by the Bundestag, in the week of December 6-10.

The "green light" for the release of an amount of 767 million euros to Greece, from the Eurogroup, is given by the Commission, based on the 12th post-memorandum enhanced monitoring report, in which it finds progress in the implementation of reforms. The amount of 767 million euros concerns the return of profits from Greek bonds held by the central banks of the eurozone. The report of the institutions is generally positive and concludes that the implementation of the reforms has progressed satisfactorily in a wide range of specific commitments, in accordance with the agreed timetables. ", Spoke the Minister of Finance, Christos Staikouras.

On the "front" of the coronavirus, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control is sounding the alarm for Europe, calling on EU members to take urgent action against the resurgence of the epidemic and the risk of a very high health burden in December and December. At the same time, he proposes a change in the protocol for the third dose, noting that it should be considered for all adults, with priority given to those over 40 years of age. In the meantime, a vaccination certificate within the EU for those over 60 only with the realization of the 3rd dose of the vaccine, proposes the Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, in a letter to the President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.

Ανακο France announces new restrictive measures to stop the pandemic tomorrow. According to information, they will include the use of a mask indoors and outdoors, strengthening the rules of social distancing, more diagnostic tests and a new impetus to the vaccination program. New measures are announced by the Netherlands on Friday. It is also noted that tomorrow the European Medicines Agency will hold an extraordinary meeting to consider the administration of the Pfizer vaccine to children aged 5 to 11 years. In Russia, President Vladimir Putin today took part in a trial of a nasal vaccine against COVID-19, a day after he was re-vaccinated with the Russian Sputnik Light vaccine.

Back in our country, Arta, Grevena and Etoloakarnania enter the "deep red". The best epidemiological picture is shown by Messinia, which falls from the deep red to the red, and Thesprotia, which shifts from the red to the orange.

In other news: Without summoning ministers, the list of witnesses of the commission of inquiry that will investigate possible manipulation of polls and media of the so-called "Petsa list" was finally decided, as the majority rejected the proposal of all opposition parties to ministers associated with the coronavirus campaign. "Mr. Mitsotakis decided to hide behind his majority in Parliament, lest he protect his ministers", commented the President of SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, concluding: "he is afraid, hiding and humiliating the Constitution. Dangerous not only for the society but also for the Democracy ".

The Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, announced a five-year National Plan for the protection of children from sexual abuse and exploitation at a special event of the Parliament. Mr. Mitsotakis spoke about a national priority, emphasizing that its basic condition is zero tolerance for sexual violence against children.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women tomorrow and Athens 9.84 says no to gender-based violence, dedicating tomorrow's program to this end. The city station has created and will present 13 podcasts on violence against women and girls. The President of the Republic, people who pioneered the Greek #metoo, politicians and scientists, representatives of women's organizations and artists, speak about the conditions that incite abusive behavior, violence, crimes and murders, and suggest ways to break this vicious circle.

The results for the transfers of 2021 were announced by the Ministry of Education. Applications in all categories amounted to 7.036 and 4.621 were accepted.

There will be a water cut in the Municipality of Megara from Thursday night until Friday morning, as announced by EYDAP.

In the international news… A shocking information is conveyed by the media of Northern Macedonia about the traffic shock with the 46 dead on the bus, in Bulgaria. They report, in particular, that there was an oil tank in the front that worked and, in addition, 30.000 crackers were illegally transported in a hidden area, which means that the speed of the fire spread.

The Turkish pound has partially recovered from yesterday's "bleeding", gaining more than 5%, thus putting a "brake" on its largest series of losses in more than two decades. It is noted that the Turkish pound sank again yesterday after the statements of Recep Tayyip Erdogan for lower interest rates, statements that caused great concern for sharp fluctuations of the currency, but also protests against it.

Weather: Transient clouds, tomorrow, in Attica. Winds north northeast to 6 Beaufort temporarily in the morning in the east of the prefecture. The temperature will range from 10 to 16 degrees Celsius - 14 degrees, at this time, in Technopolis, here in Gazi.

Next week the WHO will review the data for the booster dose

The WHO Vaccine Committee of Experts will meet next week to review data on booster ...

Christmas shopping at the Shop of the Industrial Gas Museum

Find original Christmas items and exquisite gifts at the Store stand at "The Christmas Factory" and at the e-shop of the Ho ho ho museum! The most ...

Traders and craftsmen: Risk of further income decline

The risk of further dramatic squeezing of incomes even after the wave of price increases, pointed out the representatives of the unions and small and medium-sized traders and craftsmen, ...

Denmark: Absolute Covid-19 case record

Denmark today recorded a record number of new Covid-19 cases, with 5.120 infections in a 24-hour period, a few days after the implementation of new restrictions that ...

News bulletin at 18:00

6.196 new cases were recently announced by EODY. 75 patients ended up, while 690 are treated by intubation, after 360.685 tests, with the percentage ...

To Reese Ahmed the BIFAs honorary distinction

Reese Ahmed is set to receive the British Independent Film Awards, the Richard Harris Award, at this year's ceremony. With the award, which ...

With a molecular and not rapid test of the disease certificate, the Committee of Experts suggests

New measures are proposed by the committee of experts, after a teleconference held today. Specifically, the committee recommends the issuance of a disease certificate to those who have not been vaccinated ...

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Christmas shopping at the Shop of the Industrial Gas Museum

Find original Christmas items and exquisite gifts at the Store stand at "The Christmas Factory" and at the e-shop of the Ho ho ho museum! The most ...

POEDIN: Concentration and march to the Ministry of Health

Gathering in Mavili Square and march to the Ministry of Health with intermediate stops at Megaro Maximou. The gathered people decorated a Christmas tree in the general ...

Suburbia: Electronic music in a Museum of Athens 

With the motto "We travel to the past, with our eyes fixed on the future", the organizers of the Suburbia edition: Museum, invite the Athenians on Sunday, December 5, 2021 ...

Tree planting in Rematia on Sunday, December 5

The first after years of tree planting in Rematia is organized by the Association for Environmental Protection and Rematia Penteli - Halandri, in collaboration with the Associations of Polydrosos ...

The first 35 days of the new ring - What drivers and citizens say

The strict restrictions of the new ring, for the entry of vehicles in the center of the capital, bring back to the surface the basic request of the people for ...