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03/02/20
« on: Tuesday, 04 February, 2020 @ 00:34:12 »
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Greece 6th country in share of in-work persons at-risk-of-poverty

That latest figures* from Eurostat revealed that one in ten employed persons aged 18 years or over in the EU, were found to be at risk of poverty, with Greece ranking 6th on the list.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/02/03/greece-6th-country-in-share-of-in-work-persons-at-risk-of-poverty/

UK in 5th place.

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Re: 03/02/20
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 04 February, 2020 @ 00:36:28 »
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Earthquake-resistance building inspections lagging

Fewer than 22 percent of 88,000 public buildings in Greece have been inspected for earthquake resistance since the introduction of a nationwide program in 2000 and, at this rate, it would take about another 60 years to complete the program.

On the upside, most of the 17,000-18,000 buildings that have been inspected lie in quake-prone areas and typically draw larger numbers of visitors.

Greece’s modern anti-seismic building regulations were first instituted in 1985, before receiving a serious upgrade in 2000 following the 1999 Athens earthquake that killed 143 people.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/249107/article/ekathimerini/news/earthquake-resistance-building-inspections-lagging

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Re: 03/02/20
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 04 February, 2020 @ 00:47:12 »
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Greece has more students but fewer graduates

Greece may have a large number of registered university students as a percentage of its population but it lags drastically behind other European countries when it comes to the ratio of graduates to the total number of students.

...the Greek percentage is being dragged downwards by the “eternal” students, a concept alien in other European countries.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/249101/article/ekathimerini/news/greece-has-more-students-but-fewer-graduates

I'm sure the plan a few years back was to abolish 'eternal students'  :dunno:

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Re: 03/02/20
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 04 February, 2020 @ 00:50:58 »
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Greece Prepares to Build 20 New Refugee Centers

The Greek government plans to build 20 new refugee and migrant centers with a capacity of between 500 and 2000 people each, Real news reports.

These centers are intended to function in a different way than previously known. They will house asylum seekers and fall under the so-called "controlled" sites.

The new centers are planned to be built in Peloponnese, Crete, central and northern Greece, and Epirus.
https://www.novinite.com/articles/202989/Greece+Prepares+to+Build+20+New+Refugee+Centers

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Re: 03/02/20
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 04 February, 2020 @ 00:56:45 »
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Surgeons at Corfu General Hospital carry out first artificial iris-glaucoma operation in Greece

Surgeons at the Ophthalmological Clinic of the General Hospital of Corfu have successfully combined the implantation of an artificial iris with a glaucoma operation in the eye of a patient suffering from post-trauma defects for the first time in Greece.
https://www.amna.gr/en/article/427665/Surgeons-at-Corfu-General-Hospital-carry-out-first-artificial-iris-glaucoma-operation-in-Greece