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Greek Daily News 13/05/2024

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ECONOMY

-Investments in Greece from non-EU countries reached 1.48 billion euros, up 17.4% on an annual basis, Bank of Greece data showed. A total of €2.13 billion flowed into the Greek real estate market, constituting a historic high (from €1.97 billion in 2022).

-Unemployment in Greece has remained at a double-digit rate for 14 years. It edged down to 10.2% in March 2024, compared to February’s 10.8%, but it remained above the 10% barrier.

SHIPPING

-For security reasons, electric and hybrid cars cannot travel on ferries with a charge of more than 40% and can never go unaccompanied, while those that consume gas fuel cannot have their tanks more than 50% full, according to the Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy.

-A presidential decree that will pave the way for the extension of the 6th pier at Thessaloniki Port is expected in the last quarter of the year, Thessaloniki Port Authority (ThPA) President Thanos Liagos said at the annual general assembly meeting on Friday. The decree will allow the docking at the port of major lines’ ships.

Thessaloniki Port
Thessaloniki Port (Credit: Thanasis Papazacharias/Pixabay)

TRANSPORT

Construction of a new Metro Line in Athens, Line 4, is currently underway and is expected to be completed in 2029. The Line will consist of 15 new stations, connecting to covering approximately 13 kilometers of tunnels across wider Athens area and will connect to both of the other metro lines.

TOURISM

-Zakynthos’s most iconic site, the Navagio (Shipwreck) Beach, will remain closed for another year, according to a joint ministerial decision signed on May 2 by the Citizens Protection, Island Policy, and Tourism Ministers, AMNA reported.

-Greece establishes experimental school for specialized training in tourism. It is located in the educational hotel Xenia-Helios in Peraia, Thessaloniki.