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Greece: Country in southeastern Europe
Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, known also as Hellas, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population is approximately 10.7 million as of 2018; Athens, the nation's capital, is its largest city, followed by Thessaloniki.

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Plan to scrap quarantine for some holidays abroad [Video]

Plan to scrap quarantine for some holidays abroad

Foreign holidays have been given the green light after ministers confirmed the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days upon returning to the UK will be scrapped for a slew of popular destinations.Trips..

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Turkey's growing war of words with Greece and Cyprus over Mediterranean drilling [Video]

Turkey's growing war of words with Greece and Cyprus over Mediterranean drilling

Turkey's growing war of words with Greece and Cyprus over Mediterranean drilling

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Keeping rooms full and tourists safe, how Greek hotels survive as visitors arrive [Video]

Keeping rooms full and tourists safe, how Greek hotels survive as visitors arrive

Keeping rooms full and tourists safe, how Greek hotels survive as visitors arrive

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Greece COVID-19 fight prompts Athens to free public space of cars [Video]

Greece COVID-19 fight prompts Athens to free public space of cars

The COVID-19 outbreak has accelerated Greece's plans to offer tourists a grand tour one step at a time.

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Greek island dreams: Summer tourist season opens [Video]

Greek island dreams: Summer tourist season opens

Greece has officially opened its doors to international visitors after three months of lockdown.

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Thousands of migrants face eviction in Greece sparking fears over homelessness [Video]

Thousands of migrants face eviction in Greece sparking fears over homelessness

Thousands of migrants face eviction in Greece sparking fears over homelessness

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Greece reopens to tourists, with coronavirus tests on arrival [Video]

Greece reopens to tourists, with coronavirus tests on arrival

Greece reopens to tourists, with coronavirus tests on arrival

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Greece and Spain get ready for tourists again [Video]

Greece and Spain get ready for tourists again

Spain will relax its border controls on July 1st and Greece is getting ready to do the same, a long-awaited moment for two of Europe's biggest vacation spots. Emer McCarthy reports.

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The Acropolis re-opens as Greece relaxes lockdown [Video]

The Acropolis re-opens as Greece relaxes lockdown

Greek archaeological sites including the Acropolis re-opened on Monday after two months of lockdown due to the measures taken to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus: As shops reopen in Greece, owners fear second wave – and second lockdown [Video]

Coronavirus: As shops reopen in Greece, owners fear second wave – and second lockdown

In Greece, most shops can now reopen and retailers are eager to welcome customers after nearly two months of lockdown. But there's a warning: if there is a second lockdown, many businesses would never..

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Coronavirus live: France takes first steps out of lockdown, other countries ease constraints [Video]

Coronavirus live: France takes first steps out of lockdown, other countries ease constraints

Spain, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Norway, Switzerland and Ukraine are also lifting some restrictions from Monday - but constraints remain in the UK for now. View on euronews

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Coronavirus: Greek restaurateurs' empty chairs protest over social distancing plan [Video]

Coronavirus: Greek restaurateurs' empty chairs protest over social distancing plan

Coronavirus: Greek restaurateurs' empty chairs protest over social distancing plan

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A rare sight as Santorini Island eerily empty [Video]

A rare sight as Santorini Island eerily empty

Rarely is Santorini Island in Greece, with its picture postcard views, not spilling over with millions of tourists. But now its cobblestone streets, once overflowing, lie empty, its layers of..

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'Can we go on Summer holidays this year?' Greece and Croatia float solutions for sunseekers [Video]

'Can we go on Summer holidays this year?' Greece and Croatia float solutions for sunseekers

'Can we go on Summer holidays this year?' Greece and Croatia float solutions for sunseekers

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Euro zone set for record recession [Video]

Euro zone set for record recession

Business activity across Europe almost ground to a halt last month as government-imposed lockdowns to stop the spread of the coronavirus forced factories, shops and restaurants to close and many..

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UK PM's father criticised for lockdown trip to Greece

Stanley Johnson shared pictures on Instagram showing him arriving in Athens on Wednesday.
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Boris Johnson's father Stanley flies to Greece despite travel restrictions and says trip 'essential' to ready second home as holiday let

Stanley Johnson also urges PM to get air bridges between counties up 'as soon as possible'
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Many European countries set to be exempt from quarantine

The UK looks set to exempt France, Italy, Spain, Greece, and several other European countries.
BBC News - Published

EU Foreign Chief Will Visit Tense Greece-Turkey Border, Cyprus

eu foreign chief will visit tense greece-turkey border, cyprus
BRUSSELS -- The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, is due to go to the border between Greece and Turkey along the Evros River, closed since Turkey tried to..
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Bali will open its borders to visitors from September

bali will open its borders to visitors from september
So far Greece, Portugal and Italy have all starting welcoming tourists again ahead of peak July and August holiday season. But if you fancy holding out for a more adventurous, further-flung getaway,..
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Mitsotakis Tells Employers COVID-19 Undermined Recovery, Sees Comeback

mitsotakis tells employers covid-19 undermined recovery, sees comeback
ATHENS – The sudden onslaught of the deadly COVID-19 came just as Greece was beginning to speed out of a near decade-long economic and austerity crisis but has only “interrupted” it, Prime..
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Bulgarians complain of long border queues after Greece eases lockdown

Hundreds of trucks and cars from Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia waited in long queues at the border with Greece on Wednesday after Athens eased coronavirus restrictions to try to salvage the summer..
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Greek delegation leaves Israel

greek delegation leaves israel
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis left Israel on Wednesday afternoon after a day-and-a-half visit. Mitsotakis visited Yad Vashem and met with Foreign...
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Israel’s Mediterranean Ties Go Beyond a Pipeline

israel’s mediterranean ties go beyond a pipeline
Opinion Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attend the signing of a deal by Cypriot Energy Minister Yiorgos..
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Refugees, Migrants Moved Out of Makeshift Camps in Athens' Center

refugees, migrants moved out of makeshift camps in athens' center
ATHENS – Greek police evicted migrants who had set up camps in central squares in the Greek capital after they'd gone there when they were previously booted from other shelters to make way for new..
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Greek PM visits Israel, hoping to restore tourism and warning on Turkey

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited Israel on Tuesday in a show of confidence in the countries' anti-coronavirus measures which Athens hopes can be translated into a resumption of tourism.
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EU borders reopening as Greece and Belgium prepare to welcome tourists

European Commission launches website to navigate a patchwork of reopenings across Schengen area
Independent - Published

Greece welcomes foreign visitors, restarts summer tourism

Greece reopened its main airports to more international flights on Monday, hoping to kick-start its vital tourism sector after three months in lockdown.
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Rayshard Brooks, Greek islands to reopen, MLB labor dispute: 5 things to know Monday

A "March on Georgia," Greece is reopening to tourists and more news you need to know Monday.
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Greece is ready for tourists to return this week despite coronavirus, Prime Minister says

The popular tourist destination will be reopening its borders to travellers from about 30 countries from this week.
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Coronavirus: Island isolation over as Greece lets tourists back

The idyllic islands of Mykonos and Santorini reopen for tourists, but not everyone is happy.
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Greece to officially launch its tourism season

Heavily reliant on tourism, Greece officially opens to foreign arrivals Monday. (June 13)  
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Greece ready to open to tourists, PM says safety is top priority

The safety of tourists is a top priority for Greece as it opens its airports to foreign visitors, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday on a visit to the popular holiday island of..
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U.S. ruling over ancient bronze horse a 'huge victory' for Greece: minister

Greece’s culture minister has hailed a U.S. court ruling over a disputed ancient horse figurine as a major victory that may help Athens and others fighting to reclaim antiquities.
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Greece, Italy sign accord on maritime zones in Ionian Sea

Greece and Italy signed an agreement on maritime boundaries on Tuesday, establishing an exclusive economic zone between the two countries and resolving longstanding issues over fishing rights in the..
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Erdogan Says Deal Made With Trump Over Libya, Greece Unsaid

erdogan says deal made with trump over libya, greece unsaid
ANKARA -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he and US President Donald Trump have reached agreements over Libya but it wasn't said if that is over a Turkey-Libya maritime deal diving the seas..
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Greece, Italy to sign deal on maritime zones: foreign affairs ministry

Greece and Italy will sign an agreement on maritime zones on Tuesday, the country's foreign affairs ministry said.
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Refugee camp in northern Greece quarantined after Covid-19 infection

refugee camp in northern greece quarantined after covid-19 infection
A refugee camp in Nea Kavala was quarantined by health authorities on Thursday after a pregnant woman tested positive for Covid-19, according to reports in local media....
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Greece to introduce controlled tourists' visits

Greece is ready to welcome tourists from all over the world this summer but will be adhering to the advice of health experts to ensure it remains a safe destination in terms of the risk of coronavirus..
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EU Urges, But Won't Push, Turkey to Stop Provoking Greece

eu urges, but won't push, turkey to stop provoking greece
BRUSSELS - Reluctant to impose tough sanctions or confront President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for fear he will unleash more refugees and migrants on the bloc, the European Union's foreign chief Joseph..
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US embassy cancels annual Independence Day events in Athens, Thessaloniki

us embassy cancels annual independence day events in athens, thessaloniki
The US embassy in Athens will not be hosting its annual Independence Day celebration in July, in line with Greek regulations enacted to counter the spread of Covid-19, Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt said on..
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Greek hotels reopen to an uncertain future

Greece allowed year-round hotels to open on Monday, restarting its vital tourism sector hobbled by weeks of lockdown, although business remained quiet with international flights from its main airports..
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Coronavirus: Greece to open up in two weeks, but not to the UK

Tourists from 29 countries will be able to visit Greece from 15 June, but not travellers from the UK.
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Turkey says may begin oil exploration under Libya deal in three-four months

Turkey may begin oil exploration in the eastern Mediterranean within three or four months under a deal it signed with Libya that was condemned by others in the region including Greece, Energy Minister..
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Greece to open to tourists from 29 countries from June 15

Greece said on Friday it will open to visitors from 29 countries from June 15, days before its peak tourism season begins.
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PM Mitsotakis Highlights the Milestones for the Development of High Technology in Greece

pm mitsotakis highlights the milestones for the development of high technology in greece
ATHENS - Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday had a discussion via video conference with the founders of Greek technology companies that succeeding in attracting foreign investment during the..
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PM Mitsotakis: Greece Secured €32 Billion as a Result of the Government's Consistent Work

pm mitsotakis: greece secured €32 billion as a result of the government's consistent work
ATHENS - The fact that Greece has secured 32 billion euros from the Recovery Fund is "the result of the government's unobtrusive but productive and consistent work at a European level," Prime Minister..
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Greece, Turkey Swap Shots Over Migrant Treatment, Tension Soars

greece, turkey swap shots over migrant treatment, tension soars
As the United States tried to ramp down tension, Greece and Turkey fired accusations at each other over the treatment of refugees and migrants trying to get into Greece to seek asylum as the COVID-19..
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Greece to welcome Germans, Cypriots, Israelis in first wave of visitors

Greece will allow travellers from around two dozen countries including Germany, Cyprus and Israel to visit from mid-June without having to be quarantined, government officials said, part of a gradual..
Reuters - Published

Greece restarts ferry services, opens restaurants

Greece restarted regular ferry services to its islands Monday, and cafes and restaurants were also back open for business as the country accelerated efforts to salvage its tourism season. (May 25)  
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Greece reopens cafes, restaurants as summer season nears

Greece allowed cafes and restaurants to reopen on Monday as part of a gradual lifting of its coronavirus restrictions to reboot its tourism-dependent economy and help draw in foreign visitors ahead of..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus outbreak: Five ways Europe is easing lockdown

Jogging in a Madrid park, having a Czech beer, taking a Greek ferry - Europe is opening up more.
BBC News - Published

Coronavirus news you may have missed overnight as Tory MPs turn on Cummings and schools to reopen despite serious concern

UK focuses on prime minister's senior aide, while Japan and Greece announce easing of some lockdown measures
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No Invasion, But Greece Says Turkey Seized Evros River Border Patch

no invasion, but greece says turkey seized evros river border patch
ATHENS - While ready to lodge a complaint against its claim that Turkish forces have unlawfully occupied a disputed area along the Evros River northern land border between the countries, Greece’s..
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Coronavirus travel: Airport tests and hotel quarantine for Greece arrivals

Greece's tourist season begins in June - but how easy will it be for travellers to get into the country?
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Andre Bent murder trial: Vasilios Ofogeli jailed for murder

"Remorseless" Vasilios Ofogeli, then aged 16, fled to Greece within hours of the murder.
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Coronavirus: Greece to reopen tourism season in June, PM says

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis says his country has shown that it is a "passport of safety".
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Greek medical students get hands on virus training

Greece's main hospital for COVID-19 patients is also the focus of a hands-on training program for dozens of medical students who volunteered to relieve hard-pressed doctors from simpler duties. (May..
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Cafes and churches open in Italy and Greece; Spain eyes summer reboot

Italian shops, restaurants and churches reopened their doors to spring sunshine on Monday, Greece welcomed visitors back to the Acropolis - and Spain hoped for tourists to return in summer in cautious..
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Acropolis sparkles in the sun as Greek tourist spots reopen

Greece reopened the Acropolis, museums and other major tourist attractions as the coronavirus lockdown eased in bright sunshine in Athens on Monday.
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Coronavirus: Global death toll passes 311,000 as countries gradually ease lockdowns

coronavirus: global death toll passes 311,000 as countries gradually ease lockdowns
Coronavirus has infected more than 4.6 million people across the world and killed more than 311,000, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. Many countries are starting gradual easing of..
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Coronavirus World Live Coverage: Greece, Italy, China, Netherlands

The movement of schoolchildren back to their home villages raises virus fears in Nigeria. Japanese men are helping more around the house. And Narendra Modi’s popularity surges.
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Two more migrants quarantined on Lesbos test positive for COVID-19

Two asylum seekers recently arrived on Greece's Lesbos island, the site of the country's biggest migrant camp, have tested positive for the coronavirus, migration ministry sources said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

EU Lawmakers Want Probe of Migrant Death on Greece-Turkey Border

eu lawmakers want probe of migrant death on greece-turkey border
While Greek authorities have repeatedly denied a migrant shot dead on the border with Turkey was killed by Greek fire, more than 100 Members of the European Parliament called for a formal..
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