News archive of September 2020

PAOK fails once again to make Champions League groups

PAOK lost to Krasnodar for the second time in eight days with a 2-1 score to miss out once again on the lucrative Champions League group stage, where it has never managed to qualify to.

On Wednesday PAOK needed a 1-0 win to overturn its 2-1 loss in Russia on September 22, but lost by the same score again for an aggregate triumph of 4-2 for the Russian club.

How foreign retirees can pay tax in Greece

The government formally issued a call on Wednesday to pensioners from abroad wishing to relocate to Greece and become taxpayers in this country, with a number of foreigners having already contacted the competent authorities in Athens with questions about the process.

Benaki eyes expansion, trust fund

The Benaki Museum is seeking to establish a permanent presence in Australia and the United States, while also creating a trust fund and building on the progress of recent years to increase revenues, the respected organization's chief executive officer told Kathimerini in an interview, describing its five-year sustainability plan.

Concerns over virus outbreak at Athens retirement home

Amid continuing concerns about the rise in coronavirus infections, health authorities were on alert on Wednesday after 35 residents of a retirement home in Agios Panteleimonas tested positive for the virus. 

ATHEX: Bourse index sheds 1.53% in September

The Greek bourse benchmark ended September with a monthly drop of 1.53%, although the latter half of Wednesday's session at Athinon Avenue saw the reversal of earlier losses, containing the decline recorded since the start of the month.

2020 Rule of Law Report: The Level of Perceived Judicial Independence in Bulgaria Remains Low

The European Commission has today published the first EU-wide report on the rule of law. Today's report includes input from every Member State and covers both positive and negative developments across the EU. It shows that many Member States have high rule of law standards, but important challenges to the rule of law exist in the EU.

UPDATE Orban: We called on emergency committees to be more seriously involved in implementing anti-COVID-19 measures

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Wednesday that he called on the county committees for emergency situations to be more seriously involved in implementing the legal measures adopted by the authorities, control actions and communication with citizens to comply with the health protection measures in the context of the epidemic of the new coronavirus.

Allies and fantasies

Some Greeks have this persisting fantasy that Orthodox Russia will always be on Greece's side. It is a very convenient fantasy that is exclusively based on the two countries' shared religious tradition. It is, of course, a fallacy.