A Citizens’ Register which will allow people to obtain official documents online was presented to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis Tuesday via teleconference by Digital Governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis.
The Municipality of Athens has given the green light for electric vehicles, cars and scooters to enter the planned pedestrianized networks in the so-called Commercial Triangle of Athens and the iconic area of Plaka, where the use of private cars will be prohibited – with exceptions.
As education authorities mull the reopening of primary schools, with a decision expected on Monday, Kathimerini understands that a plan for the reopening of state kindergartens and creches could involve the installation of prefabricated buildings in school grounds to guard against overcrowding in classrooms from September.
The mayors of coastal municipalities in Attica welcomed the government’s decision on Wednesday to allow organized beaches to open this weekend, when temperatures are forecast to soar, but also expressed concerns about whether bathers will observe safety guidelines.
Bars and restaurants will have more outdoor space on sidewalks according to a bill that will be submitted to Parliament on Monday that also slashes municipal fees for catering business but also introduces strict fines.
Remote working for civil servants, which has effectively undergone a trial run during the Covid-19 pandemic, could be extended indefinitely after the end of the public lockdown, which the government gradually started easing this week, Kathimerini understands.
As the civil service strives to return to normal functioning, the country’s Interior Ministry has issued guidelines that will come into force today for safeguarding workers and members of the public who have business with the public sector.
As daytime temperatures start to rise and lockdown fatigue sets in, the government and local officials at seaside Attica municipalities are seeking ways to discourage citizens from flocking to the capital’s beaches and coastal promenades for their daily constitutionals.
Greeks go to the polls on Sunday for a second round of local and regional authority elections for seven regions and 217 municipalities, with conservative New Democracy hoping to build on its significant victory in European Parliament polls a week ago ahead of a snap general election next month.