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Athens graffiti and posters removal initiative underway

The Municipality of Athens published the results on Monday of an ambitious initiative seeking to restore the natural view of buildings located in the historical centre of the city. The plan has already carried out the progressive removal of graffiti and posters stickied on the walls and facades of most residential and commercial properties by…

Scooter anarchy on city streets

The electric scooters that have appeared in the country since the beginning of the year seem to have taken streets in central Athens and Thessaloniki by storm.

City breaks, winter destinations ‘hot’ in February for Greeks

Αthens, Thessaloniki and Arahova welcomed the most Greek visitors in February, followed by the coastal towns of Nafplion and Loutraki, according to recent data released by SETE Intelligence, the research department of the Greek Tourism…

Cash that could have softened austerity

In the fall of 2013, an International Monetary Fund official stunned a number of Greek officials from state entities and ministries in central Athens by telling them that, according to his calculations, the general government must have had…

Increases to taxes and contributions hurt incomes

The 2016 tax hikes and the method of calculating social security contributions according to the Katrougalos law that was introduced in the same year have changed the taxable income situation in the Greek economy, wiping out many incomes of…