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Greece received another international tourist distinction in September, this time from the particularly important German market.
Specifically, our country was voted best travel destination of the year for luxury tourism at the "Inspire me Award", which was established for the first time this yearby the prestigious German professional online magazine "LuxusInsider".
Greece is "getting rid" of expensive debt, laying the groundwork for the early repayment of part of the bilateral loans from the first Memorandum of 2010 (2.7 billion euros per year) and the further repayment of IMF loans (1.9 billion euros). The signal was officially sent by the Minister of Finance Christos Staikouras and according to information, these moves will start in the near future.
Some 56% of Greece’s residents have been fully vaccinated
President Klaus Iohannis said on Monday that as Romania comes to face civilian emergencies, firefighters' missions will become increasingly difficult and stressed the importance of fostering a culture of prevention among the population.
Greece needs more EU help on migrant issues in order to be able to stop a potential wave of Afghan asylum-seekers fleeing Taliban rule, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday. "I will say it again: we cannot have European countries who believe that Greece should resolve this problem alone," he told a news conference.
Greece may issue its first green bond in the second half of 2022, an official from the Greek Ministry of Finance said on Monday, following the example of other European countries that have issued similar publications to finance projects with environmental benefits.
"It will have to incorporate mature projects before it is issued," the official told Reuters on condition of anonymity.
Prime Minister Florin Citu congratulated the firefighters and underscored "their dedication and professionalism" in carrying out their mission as rescuers, in a message sent on the occasion of the Firefighters' Day in Romania.
Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Sunday, speaking at a nationally television press conference from the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), underlined that the country can protect its sovereignty, while adding that it's positive that 2021 did not witness the tensions created by official Turkey in the previous year.
For resources of about 80 billion euros from the new NSRF, the Development Fund and other financial instruments, most of the resources we had at our disposal after the war and without leverage, will be at the disposal of the Greek economy according to Dimitris Skalkos, Secretary General Investment and NSRF, who spoke at the stand of OT.gr.
Greece is a key partner of America in building the diversification of energy sources and routes in Southeast Europe, said the US Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt, in an interview with the Athenian-Macedonian News Agency on the sidelines of Southeast Europe Forum, yesterday, organized in Thessaloniki by the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the American Embassy.
This is the largest privatisation that has taken place in Greece