Greece has among the highest per capita private spending on pharmaceuticals in the European Union, ranking fifth among the 22 member-states for which there are available figures.
The data, concerning 2016, showed that each Greek spent an average of 171 euros per year on drugs, vaccines, bandages etc, compared to an EU mean rate of 135 euros/year.
Main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis Monday pledged to dampen the fallout from a controversial name deal between Greece and North Macedonia should his New Democracy party win elections later this year.
In an interview with Alpha TV, Mitsotakis accused leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of making unacceptable concessions on the issues of language and identity.
There was a time when Modern Greek Studies at universities around the world were a top priority for every incoming Greek education minister.
Just after the turn of the millennium Modern Greek Studies Chairs were thriving at many universities internationally due to the trend of seeking out the sources of Greek culture.
Bulgaria was the top destination for Greeks in 2018, according to data released by the Bank of Greece, as there were 2.37 million trips recorded, protothema.grreports.
Turkey followed with 967,000 trips, while from European Union countries Germany had the lion's share with 499,000 trips, followed by Italy with 405,000 trips.