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North Macedonia decides its future

Crucial elections are taking place in North Macedonia next week, following a three-month delay because of the pandemic. Relations between Athens and Skopje are much improved since the 2018 signing of the name deal. Still, the vote is important.

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Public to invest €26 mln by 2022

The Public group is aiming to consolidate itself as the online commerce leader in Greece by implementing significant investments and rapidly adjusting its structure. In the next two years the group intends to carry out a major investment plan of 26 million euros.

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ENFIA is the EU's highest property tax

NIKOS ROUSSANOGLOU

Greece continues to have the highest property ownership tax (ENFIA) in the European Union, while if one takes into account all repeated taxes associated with real estate, this country ranks second only to France – but is also behind former EU member Great Britain – according to Fredy Yatracou, a tax partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Greece.

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Transactions with KEP by teleconference

State Minister for Digital Governance Kyriakos Pierrakakis announced on Thursday that citizens will soon be able to carry out transactions online with employees at Citizens Service Centers (KEP) through video calls.

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Reluctance to spend on holidays

Spending on holidays and traveling is now second to health and safety due to the pandemic, according to an online survey that GlobalWebIndex (GWI) conducted across 14 countries.

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ATHEX: Banks lead bourse lower

The benchmark of the Greek stock market closed lower on Thursday for the fifth session in a row, with sales of stocks in the credit sector weighing on blue chips and the main index.

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North Macedonia decides its future

TOM ELLIS

Crucial elections are taking place in North Macedonia next week, following a three-month delay because of the pandemic. Relations between Athens and Skopje are much improved since the 2018 signing of the name deal. Still, the vote is important.

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Survey charts perceptions of 1821 Greek Revolution

The leader of the Greek Revolution in 1821, Theodoros Kolokotronis, is the most popular among its heroes, according to 92.7% of respondents in the first of three surveys being conducted by the Center for Liberal Studies - Markos Dragoumis.

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Present | Athens | To End-September

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) is hosting the open-air photography exhibition “Parontes” (Present), a stunning collection of 43 photojournalism projects capturing the unfolding drama of the coronavirus pandemic during the Greek lockdown.