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Athens anticipates grants of at least 8-10 billion euros from French-German recovery plan

The government is expecting a growth boost to the tune of 1.5-2% of gross domestic product for the next three years through the EU Recovery Fund, if it is approved, based on a proposal the European Commission will submit on Wednesday.

Diving clubs express confusion, ask to be allowed to reopen

Greece's Association of Diving Centers issued a statement on Friday calling for clarity as to when the country's clubs will be allowed to reopen amid the continued easing of restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, warning that they face financial ruin if the protracted closure does not end soon.

The surprising dynamic of Greek-Israeli ties

During 2019, in the good old pre-coronavirus times, more than 700,000 Israelis visited Greece. They were dining in tavernas in the Peloponnese, walking in Vikos, singing along in one of Athens' bouzouki clubs, buying summer homes on Crete and Lefkada, or visiting Greek industrial partners. Greek and Israeli military forces were holding joint exercises. All that in the friendliest atmosphere.

Mitsotakis announces recovery package, opens resorts 15 June, international travel 1 July

The government's plan for the economic repercussions of the coronavirus epidemic will focus on retaining jobs, reducing taxes and supporting businesses, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said during a televised address on Wednesday.

The price tag of state measures to shore up the economy will total 24 billion euros, the prime minister said.

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