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COUNCIL OF EUROPE

Europe’s leading human rights body warned Tuesday that threats to democratic rights and personal freedoms have worsened during the pandemic, with some governments using health restrictions as a pretext to advance undemocratic political agendas.


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NEWS

Digital transformation is a central development strategy for eight out of every 10 companies active in research and development in Greece, while six in 10 plan to continue using telework after the pandemic, according to a survey.


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NEWS

There is a much higher risk of brain blood clots from Covid-19 infection than there is from vaccines against the disease, British researchers said on Thursday, after the rollout of inoculations was disrupted by reports of rare clots. AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson have both seen very rare reports of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) […]

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NEWS

The pandemic led 27.2% of smokers to smoke more while 7% said that they had picked up the habit again after having quit in the pre-Covid era, according to a nationwide survey conducted by the Marc polling company in March 2021.


[InTime News]
CORONAVIRUS

Three out of five Greeks (60%) say that the quality of life is worse now than a year ago before restrictions were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by Focus Bari.



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EDUCATION

Around one in four university graduates, even those who have completed postgraduate degrees, are enrolling at vocational training institutes (IEKs), according to a study conducted by the General Confederation of Greek Workers’ Center for the Development of Educational Policy (KANEP-GSEE), reflecting the fact their academic degrees did not secure them the job they had hoped for.


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ECONOMY

Greeks ranked lowest among 24 countries in Europe for the second time in terms of their ability to pay their bills in 2020, according to the annual European Payment Report published by Intrum, which also found that nearly half saw their incomes drop as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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CRIME

Vandalism and other attacks against sites of religious significance in Greece decreased in 2019 compared to 2018, according to the annual “Report on Incidents Against Places of Religious Importance in Greece,” published recently by the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs. 

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NEWS

Ministries, courts and town planning offices continue to cause the greatest inconveniences to businesses when dealing with the state.