Economy of the European Union

Sending parcels from Greece just got cheaper

The Greek postal service, ELTA, on Tuesday announced substantial reductions to the cost of sending parcels.

It said that customers would now pay 1.50 euro to send a package weighing up to a kilo, and then 0.50 euro for each kilo above that.

Until now, the price started at 3.50 euros for up to a kilo, rising from there.

Police bans public gatherings in central Athens during visit of EU finance ministers

The police has banned public gatherings in central Athens from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, when the European Union’s finance ministers will be in the Greek capital for an informal Eurogroup and then an ECOFIN meeting.

Greece saw biggest rise in at-risk-of-poverty rate from 2011 to 2013, EC says

Greece saw the biggest rise in the European Union between 2011 and 2012 in terms of the proportion of its population that is at risk of poverty, according to the European Commission's latest Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review, which was published on Monday.

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