News archive of July 2020
The Public Debt Management Agency announced on Friday it is planning to auction 13-week treasury bills on Wednesday, August 5, with a maturity date of November 6.
The amount to be auctioned is 625 million euros and the settlement date will be next Friday.
Only Primary Dealers are allowed to participate, according to their operation regulations.
More than 100 kilos of contraband hookah tobacco was found on Friday in a container at the port of Piraeus that was reportedly bound for a well-known nightclub on the popular holiday island of Mykonos.
The tobacco was located by Piraeus customs authorities in cooperation with inspectors from Greece's Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE).
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs that the Italian authorities have extended by ten days the measures saying people coming from Romania must self-isolate, which measure was supposed to expire on July 31.
Divers removed half a ton of abandoned fishing gear covering a British submarine that sank off the Greek island of Kefalonia in 1941 as well as other wrecks in an effort to protect the area's loggerhead sea turtles, dolphins and monk seals.
Lost fishing nets - known as "ghost nets" - wrapped around shipwrecks often turn into death traps for marine life.
Greece will make face masks compulsory in all public indoor spaces to avoid further spread of the coronavirus.
The measure, which will go into effect on Saturday, was announced during an emergency briefing by Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias on Friday.
The mask requirement also applies to churches, he said.
The Council of Ministers approved an additional transfer in the amount of BGN 50 million from the budget of the Sofia Municipality for 2020 for construction, furnishing and equipment of kindergartens and nurseries, as well as for the purchase of land and properties for the needs of new places in children's institutions on the territory of the municipality.