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Every year Greek enterprises and households pay the state taxes and social security contributions amounting to 41.5% of the country's annual gross domestic product, according to Eurostat data for 2018. This amounts to a sum of 76 billion euros. Greece's rate puts it among the countries with the highest burden.
Greece is at a critical crossroad.
The dilemma "economy or public health" has returned to the forefront in a dramatic fashion as not only did the "invisible enemy" not retreat over the summer but rather it returned with even greater force as if it is seeking vengeance for its defeat in the first phase of the pandemic.
The closing auctions added to the losses most stocks endured over the course of Friday's session at Athinon Avenue, with the benchmark seeing its weekly advance contained and several blue chips swayed by their own corporate news instead of the overall direction. The improved turnover was largely thanks to Friday's September triple witching.
Despite the resurgence of the coronavirus in Europe and the start of the school year, a significant number of Europeans are still going on holidays and many are opting for Greece. This country appears to be the top choice of German tourists currently picking their destinations for last-minute bookings, a conference of German tour operators heard in Thessaloniki.
Giannis Antetokounmpo's historic year earned him a historic awards sweep. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Milwaukee forward is the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the league is not announcing the award until Friday afternoon.
The cyclone dubbed Ianos left floods, power outages and extensive damage in its wake on Friday after its passage through the Ionian, western Greece and central parts of the country. Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (DEDDIE) crews labored in dire conditions to repair power networks damaged on Cephalonia, Zakynthos and Ithaca.
Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned Greece's ambassador to lodge a formal complaint over a Greek newspaper's offensive language against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The envoy was summoned to answer for a "despicable headline," Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency quoted Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu as saying.