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Greek Daily News 17/04/2024

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POLITICS

Greeks’ interest in the upcoming European Parliament elections which will take place between June 6 and 9 has surged compared to the last vote five years ago, a Eurobarometer survey released on Wednesday showed. According to the survey, public health, poverty and jobs emerged as a top concerns.

(Source: Eurobarometer)

ECONOMY

-The average expectations for inflation in Greece over the next 12 months stood at 10% in February 2024, while falling in the Eurozone at 3.1%, according to the Bank of Greece’s “Inflation Monitor.” Greek households appear more pessimistic compared with households in the rest of the common currency bloc.

-Around 150 private isles and islets are available for sale in Greece at present. These islets are located in both the Ionian and Aegean Seas, To Vima reported.

GENERAL

-An accident involving a tourist bus and a trolley bus injured six tourists on a sight-seeing tour in Athens on Tuesday. The tourists were slightly injured after a cable fell on the roof of the double-decker, daily Ethnos reported. Ambulances rushed to the scene to provide first aid to the injured.

-The region of Attica will be without Metro and Tram service on Wednesday (April 17), as workers have decided to participate in the 24-hour strike called by the General Confederation of Workers of Greece (GSEE), AMNA reported. “We cannot live with dignity” is the central message of the GSEE protest. OASA public buses in Athens will operate on an limited schedule from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Trains and the suburban Proastiakos, operated by the Hellenic Trains, will operate with emergency staff and cancel or change several route schedules. The strike is also expected to impact marine traffic as ferries and ships will remain docked for 24 hours.