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Economic crisis experience key in battling Covid fallout, says EBRD official

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) stands ready to participate in bond issues and other investment initiatives by local business groups in Greece, with its total investment, after the implementation of initiatives in response to the coronavirus crisis, expected to exceed 4 billion euros.

Vaccinations down by 70 pct among Greek teens

Greece is among many countries around the world that has seen discontinuation of vaccinations during the coronavirus pandemic. 

According to estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO) based on sales data, the drop in many countries in March and April was to the tune of 30-50 percent for young children and up to 70 percent for teenagers.

African Dust Continues to Spread in the Coming Days in Europe

The continuing warming and transport of air masses from the Mediterranean to the interior of Europe has increased the concentration of fine dust from the deserts of North Africa. In Bulgaria the visibility is reduced in the western half, but this process is expected to continue to the east, according to forecasts from the University of Athens.

Greece should develop sectors other than tourism, experts say

The Greek economy needs to find new orientations, via sectors such as manufacturing, new technologies and renewable energy, in order to make up for the ground lost from tourism and related services due to the Covid-19 pandemic, experts told Xinhua in recent interviews, as Greece is facing the prospect of a deep recession this year.

Value of stolen university equipment estimated at 200,000

The value of the equipment stolen from the laboratories and offices of professors at the National Technical University of Athens and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens by two Albanian nationals with a prior criminal record has been estimated at 200,000 euros, according to police.