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Greece's Supreme Court has overwhelmingly ruled that some 70,000 people who had taken out loans in Swiss francs will have to repay them at the current exchange rate and not that at the time they were issued by the banks.
Due to a currency appreciation of the Swiss franc, many borrowers have seen the cost of their loan increase despite having paid regular installments in repayments.
The death toll from the flu virus in Greece since last October has risen to 141, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO).
Citing the latest data in its weekly report on Thursday, KEELPNO said that six patients who had contracted the virus died last week, noting that another two patients had been admitted to intensive care units at Greek hospitals.
As just as Greek claims may be regarding German reparations and the repayment of the "occupation loan" which the Nazi took out from the Bank of Greece and even started to service, one is obliged to address the issue carefully and with an understanding of the legal and political complexities.
It is not an issue to be exploited for electoral gain or for cultivating false hopes.
The Greek Police (ELAS) on Thursday launched a tender to create a new electronic system that will issue new, more secure identity cards in Greece that will meet the standards and technical specifications of the European Union.
Apart from the new IDs, the Integrated Information System for Security Documents will also provide new secure driving licenses and upgrade existing passports.
Public dialogue in Greece often looks like some kind of theater of the absurd. On the one hand we complain about the vulgar political squabbling that is so prevalent - especially on television - and, on the other, we applaud conflict for conflict's sake, political bias, absolutism and aggressive rhetoric.
Inflation in Bulgaria is again gaining momentum in March, and our country ranks fourth in the European Union to raise prices, according to data from the European Statistical Office.
In the third month of the year, prices rose by 2.8 percent over the same period last year. As of February 2019, the consumer basket is 0.2 percent more expensive.
A statue of the ancient Greek warrior-king Alexander the Great will be officially unveiled on Friday in central Athens. The statue, which is a work by prominent 20th century sculptor Yiannis Pappas (1913-2005), was positioned on Wednesday on the corner of Amalias and Vasilissis Olgas avenues in central Athens.