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25/06/20
« on: Thursday, 25 June, 2020 @ 04:04:38 »
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Living costs in Greece compared to rest of the EU

Above EU27 average costs:

    Communications prices (internet, postal) in Greece are 65.9% higher than the EU27 average.
    Food prices in Greece are 2.5% higher than the EU27 average.
    Alcoholic beverages and tobacco prices in Greece are 0.6% higher than the EU27 average.

Below EU 27 average costs:

    Clothing and footwear prices in Greece are 4.2% lower than the EU27 average.
    Housing costs prices in Greece are 35.1% lower than the EU27 average.
    Furniture and carpets prices in Greece are 6.9% lower than the EU27 average.
    Personal transport equipment prices in Greece are 7.7% lower than the EU27 average.
    Transport services prices in Greece are 17.1% lower than the EU27 average.
    Recreation and culture prices in Greece are 14.8% lower than the EU27 average.
    Restaurants and hotels prices in Greece are 12.5% lower than the EU27 average.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/06/25/living-costs-in-greece-compared-to-the-rest-of-the-eu/

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Re: 25/06/20
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 25 June, 2020 @ 04:05:34 »
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Olympus quits camera business after 84 years

Olympus, once one of the world's biggest camera brands, is selling off that part of its business after 84 years.

The firm said that despite its best efforts, the "extremely severe digital camera market" was no longer profitable.

The arrival of smartphones, which had shrunk the market for separate cameras, was one major factor, it said.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-53165293

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Re: 25/06/20
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 25 June, 2020 @ 04:16:28 »
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Majority of Britons oppose weakening of food standards under UK-US trade deal

The majority of British consumers are against imports of lower standard food as part of any future UK-US trade deal, a survey has suggested.

In a poll of more than 2,000 people carried out for consumer group Which?, 86% were worried that a weakening of standards under a post-Brexit free trade agreement could lead to currently banned products appearing in the UK.

Which? said this could include chlorinated chicken and hormone-treated beef being served up in schools, hospitals and restaurants, where people may have little information or choice about what they eat.
https://www.itv.com/news/2020-06-25/majority-of-britons-oppose-weakening-of-food-standards-under-uk-us-trade-deal/

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Re: 25/06/20
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 25 June, 2020 @ 12:31:32 »
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Living costs in Greece compared to rest of the EU

Above EU27 average costs:

    Communications prices (internet, postal) in Greece are 65.9% higher than the EU27 average.
    Food prices in Greece are 2.5% higher than the EU27 average.
    Alcoholic beverages and tobacco prices in Greece are 0.6% higher than the EU27 average.

Below EU 27 average costs:

    Clothing and footwear prices in Greece are 4.2% lower than the EU27 average.
    Housing costs prices in Greece are 35.1% lower than the EU27 average.
    Furniture and carpets prices in Greece are 6.9% lower than the EU27 average.
    Personal transport equipment prices in Greece are 7.7% lower than the EU27 average.
    Transport services prices in Greece are 17.1% lower than the EU27 average.
    Recreation and culture prices in Greece are 14.8% lower than the EU27 average.
    Restaurants and hotels prices in Greece are 12.5% lower than the EU27 average.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/06/25/living-costs-in-greece-compared-to-the-rest-of-the-eu/

It would be nice if it also indicated how much lower the average wage in Greece is than the average for the EU27...  That would indicate what a hugely expensive country Greece has become to live in.  When I first came to live in Greece in 1984 as a student, I rented a flat in Thessaloniki for 5000 drachmas a month (the equivalent of €14.67).  :blink: :blink: :blink:

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Re: 25/06/20
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 25 June, 2020 @ 15:33:13 »
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Covid-19 Passenger Information Form for Travel to Greece

Passengers arriving to Greece from specific countries are required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Information Form.

The form must be filled out by passengers arriving from Albania, Belgium, France, Italy, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. Travelers from other non-EU countries will also have to fill out the form.
https://news.gtp.gr/2020/06/24/covid-19-passenger-information-form-travel-greece

Form available for .pdf download from gtp.gr

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Re: 25/06/20
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 25 June, 2020 @ 15:41:16 »
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Holidays to Spain and Greece 'allowed from next week' with air bridges
The plan for a handful of countries, which could include Portugal, will reportedly be announced at the weekend

Air bridges will be available from next week to allow Britons to take holidays in other countries without quarantining for 14 days, it has been reported.
https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/holidays-spain-greece-allowed-next-18483686

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Re: 25/06/20
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 25 June, 2020 @ 15:49:19 »
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Waitrose will never stock chlorinated chicken, says boss

The new boss of supermarket chain Waitrose has backed calls to stop imports of chlorinated chicken and hormone-injected beef.

James Bailey said Waitrose would not stock such products.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53179588

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Re: 25/06/20
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 25 June, 2020 @ 15:54:09 »
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Supercar wrecked in motorway crash 20 minutes into first trip

The owner of a brand new Lamborghini has been left counting the cost after the supercar was wrecked in a motorway crash.

Police in West Yorkshire posted pictures of the remains of the sports car on social media after the shunt on the M1 near Wakefield on Wednesday.

Officers said the Lamborghini driver stopped in the outside lane due to some kind of mechanical breakdown and was hit by a van from behind.

And they said it was only 20 minutes old.

The dark grey supercar is estimated to have cost just over £200,000 – a sum which could buy you a detached house in that part of West Yorkshire.
https://www.itv.com/news/2020-06-25/supercar-wrecked-in-motorway-crash-20-minutes-into-first-trip/


Pic in link

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