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12/02/24
« on: Monday, 12 February, 2024 @ 03:08:24 »
Today’s bank rates:   
1 €UR = £ 0.8818 GBP   £1 GBP = 1.1340 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.1141 USD   $1 USD = 0.8975 €UR
1 €UR = $ 1.7088 AUD   $1 AUD = 0.5852 €UR
   
Based on Alpha Bank exchange rates, these are widely used by exchange agencies in Greece.    
Other banks likely to offer a different rate which may be marginally higher or lower.    
Banks and foreign exchange offices normally charge standard 2% commission.   
You may get a better rate changing your holiday money in advance at e.g. the
Post Office.   
NB: some f-ex agencies advertise "No Commission".    
Invariably, they deduct commission before they (don't) advertise the rate.   
Foreign exchange offices are businesses, not charities.
   
   
Ten day weather forecast for Kefalonia:   
This is an overall forecast, due to the mountainous terrain the weather can be very localised.   
Updated forecast @
weather.com   
   
Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast   
Mon 12/02   15°/10°   16 km/h   84%   Thunderstorms probable   
Tue 13/02   16°/09°   19 km/h   11%   Sun & cloud    
Wed 14/02   16°/08°   19 km/h   23%   Sun & cloud    
Thu 15/02   16°/08°   14 km/h   03%   Sunny    
Fri 16/02   16°/09°   10 km/h   03%   Mostly sunny    
Sat 17/02   16°/11°   15 km/h   32%   Showers possible   
Sun 18/02   15°/09°   18 km/h   55%   Showers probable   
Mon 19/02   15°/09°   17 km/h   47%   Showers possible   
Tue 20/02   15°/09°   17 km/h   42%   Showers possible   
Wed 21/02   15°/09°   23 km/h   49%   Showers possible   
   

National Bank of Greece f/x rates used


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Re: 12/02/24
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 12 February, 2024 @ 03:22:15 »
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Kyriakos Mitsotakis writes in The Economist about Greek politics and populism

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greece’s Prime Minister wrote an article for the internationally respected magazine The Economist on how to escape the grip of populism.

The full published article:
https://greekcitytimes.com/2024/02/12/kyriakos-mitsotakis-writes-in-the-economist-about-greek-politics-and-populism/

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Re: 12/02/24
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 12 February, 2024 @ 03:25:51 »
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Water company bosses could see bonuses stopped over sewage spills

Executives at water companies could lose their bonuses in future if the firm they run causes environmental damage, like letting illegal sewage spills pollute a beach or river.

Environment Secretary Stephen Barclay said it was time water company bosses "took responsibility".
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-68270068

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Re: 12/02/24
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 12 February, 2024 @ 03:31:20 »
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More than 11 million Britons have less than £1,000 in savings
Resolution Foundation calls for auto-enrolment into saving schemes, as millions have no ‘rainy day’ fund

More than 11 million working-age people in Britain don’t have basic “rainy day” savings of at least £1,000, according to a report that warns that the poorest households are struggling to build up financial resilience amid the cost of living crisis.
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2024/feb/12/more-than-11-million-britons-have-less-than-1000-in-savings

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Re: 12/02/24
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 12 February, 2024 @ 13:29:49 »
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Gunman kills three, commits suicide at Greek shipping company

Four people died during a shooting incident at a Greek shipping company in the southern Athens suburb of Glyfada on Monday, according to reports.

The gunman, allegedly a former employee of the company, entered the building and opened fire on employees, resulting in the deaths of three individuals – two men and a woman – before turning the gun on himself.

The perpetrator has been identified as a 70-year-old Egyptian national. Some reports suggest that he had been terminated from his position at the firm.

While police have not officially disclosed the name of the company involved, reports have identified it as European Navigation.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1231458/gunman-kills-two-commits-suicide-at-greek-shipping-company/

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Re: 12/02/24
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 12 February, 2024 @ 13:33:03 »
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Interactive map of all properties to be up soon

The National Property Registry, also known as the Cadastre, has taken over 30 years to be prepared. Now, the government says it is confident that the project will be completed by 2026.

Starting in March, an interactive online map will show all properties entered into the registry so far, with data on each of them. For data protection purposes, the names of the owners will not be available.

The database will be accessible to all, says Kostas Kyranakis, the deputy minister of digital governance in charge of the registry’s completion. He said that, starting in March, all property owners can declare their properties and change data without having to trudge to state agencies with supporting documents to do these things.

The deadline for registering one’s property has passed but officials are hopeful the online map will act as an incentive to register, hopefully by November 30.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1231369/interactive-map-of-all-properties-to-be-up-soon/

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Re: 12/02/24
« Reply #6 on: Monday, 12 February, 2024 @ 13:50:35 »
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Michael Gove to detail plans to boost housebuilding on empty office blocks and commercial sites

Tens of thousands more homes will be built under plans to regenerate inner-city brownfield sites, Michael Gove has said.

The Housing Secretary is set to detail measures next week that will allow developers to convert empty office blocks, department stores and commercial buildings through streamlined planning processes.

In a speech last year, Mr Gove said an “inner-city renaissance” was the most important component of the Government’s long-term plan to tackle the UK’s housing crisis, with a focus on urban regeneration instead of “swallowing up virgin land”.
https://www.itv.com/news/2024-02-10/michael-gove-to-detail-plans-to-boost-housebuilding-on-urban-brownfield-sites

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Re: 12/02/24
« Reply #7 on: Monday, 12 February, 2024 @ 15:58:58 »
Mains water supply cut off between 08:30-12:00 tomorrow in Kontogenada, Paliki, due to maintenance works on the pipeline.