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Greek Daily News 07/10/2023

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ECONOMY

Greece’s trade deficit decreased by 16.8% during the eight months January-August 2023. The total value of exports in the period January-August decreased by 5.7%, according to Hellenic Statistical Authority-ELSTAT data.

POLITICS

Local elections are scheduled to be held in Greece on Sunday (Oct. 8) and, where a second round is required, on October 15, 2023. Voters will elect representatives to the country’s local authorities, comprising 13 regions and 332 municipalities.

LABOUR

Greece recorded a significant increase in occupational accidents to 4,498 in 2021 compared to 3,997 in 2020, up 12.1%, Eurostat data showed.

TRAVEL

-Athens International Airport saw passenger figures rise 16.3 % in September. Passengers totaled 3,006,870 last month, up 16.3% on an annual basis.

-Best practices and ways culture can be integrated into the tourism product topped the agenda of meetings during Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni’s recent visit to Paris for the IFTM Top Resa 2023, France’s major event for tourism professionals.