Greece has a new National Plan for Energy and Climate (NPEC) that was presented in December 2019 following a public consultation and a debate in the Greek Parliament. The NPEC is an ambitious plan in accordance with the UN Agenda 2030 and its 17 glo…

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Greeks living abroad did not have the right to vote in the Greek national elections from their place of residence until recently, when the Greek Parliament adopted a bill on voting rights for diaspora Greeks. The bill was passed on December 11 with…

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“Greek Public Diplomacy and its contribution to the country’s image abroad” is the title of a presentation by Mary Vaxevanidou, Head of the International Communication Directorate of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at a confe…

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On 7 November 2019, the Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament, Konstantinos Tasoulas, declared the commencement of the proceedings of the "Greece 2021" Committee and its cooperation with the Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democra…

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Refugee and migrant arrivals on the Eastern Mediterranean countries have considerably increased since the beginning of 2019 and a further expansion is expected as a result of the recent turmoil in the broader region of Syria. According to UNHCR data…

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The City of Athens recently launched a pilot initiative to preserve the street trees of the city, taken into consideration that the Municipality plants 600 new trees every year but, according to estimates, 10-40 percent of the newly planted trees dry…

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Greece had a strong presence at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit held at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 21-23 September 2019. The Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, addressed the main event on 23 September, presenting the country…

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Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced the complete lift of capital controls on Monday, during a debate in the parliament on a draft data privacy bill.

“Today I am announcing that yet another of our electoral platform pledges is bei…

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