|Sunday, 9 August 2020|
The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 09-06-22
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 Measures on Recreational BoatsNews
The Finance Minister unveiled a package of measures to combat the widespread tax evasion in the sector of recreational boats. Drawing a distinction between the private boats and those for professional use and granting a tax registration number to boats under foreign flags that dock in Greek ports are among the measures.
The goal is to upgrade the existing institutional framework and tackle the conditions that favour tax evasion and operate at the expense of the market and competition in the sector.
"It's a sector that that is malfunctioning and the current provisions are not being followed" said Papathanassiou. The measures will include a new corporate legal status to encourage the owners to sail under the Greek flag.
The measures will not affect sailboats up to 12 meters and pleasure boats up to 10 meters in length.
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 Papoulias-Karamanlis MeetingGreek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis briefed Monday President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias on the outcome of the Brussels Summit. In their short dialogue before the cameras, the two men touched on the opening of the New Acropolis Museum and on the illegal immigration. ‚The most important of all is that the European Council ruled that illegal immigration is a major EU affair,‚ commented the Prime Minister.
Touching on the Summit, the Prime Minister said the 27 EU leaders decided to have border inspection boosted, burdens equally distributed. They also agreed on signing agreements for the readmission of immigrants to their countries of origin.
Source: ANA/MPA, NET
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 The First Visitors to the ‚Shrine‚ of Ancient GreeceNews
Following the official opening, which was marked by the claim for the return of the Parthenon Marbles, the New Acropolis Museum opened Sunday morning its doors to the public. Brandishing their tickets for a journey through time and place, Greek and foreign visitors enter the New Acropolis Museum to marvel at the unique exhibits. Symmetry and austerity, as well as the deafening silences of the statues make visitors feel enthusiasm and awe.
The tickets for the first three days were sold out in just a few hours, while their distribution took place through the e-ticketing service of the museum. There will be free touring in the first three days.
As of Wednesday 24 June, visitors can buy their tickets both online and from the museum's box office. The museum will be open to visitors from 8am to 8pm, except Mondays.
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 Nimetz' Holds Talks on Name DisputeUN special envoy Matthew Nimetz is meeting Monday with the representatives of Greece and FYROM, ambassadors Adamantios Vassilakis and Zoran Jolevski at the UN headquarters in Geneva. Nimetz will continue the negotiating process with talks in Skopke, on 6 and 7b July, and then in Athens on 7 and 8 July.
Nimetz's last meeting with the representatives of the two countries took place in New York in February. It was then that they decided to continue the negotiations on the name row after the presidential elections in FYROM in April and the European elections in Greece.
News item: 23923
 51 H1N1 Cases in GreeceYet another three people were tested positive to the swine flu, raising the number of H1N1 cases in Greece to 51. Of those infected, 18 people have been fully cured. Almost all cases relate to people who arrived in Greece from the USA, Canada, Argentina and Australia.
The three new patients include a woman, 25, who came from Argentina, a 9-year-old boy who came from Australia and a 7-year-old girl who arrived from the USA.
The Greek Health Ministry has stressed that everything is under control, with the symptoms developed being mild.
News item: 23921