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Multinational PepsiCo-Ivi closes its soft drinks factory in Attica

Multinational Pepsico-Ivi announced on Monday that it closes its factory in Oinofyta in eastern Attica. Reasons for the factory closure are allegedly the political instability, the tax hikes, the sharp market decline and the “the lack of communication on the part of the Greek government.” The Director General of Central …

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111 refugees left Greece for Finland, yet EU relocation target falls extremely short

One hundred ten Syrian refugees among them also 36 unaccompanied minors left Greece for Finland on Monday in the context of the relocation scheme. Families, individual persons and unaccompanied minors boarded on a plane from Athens international airport Eleftherios Venizelos on Monday morning. According to Asylum Office, the group consisted …

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Anti-authoritarians clash with Golden Dawn supporters and riot police

Anti-authoritarians clashed with Golden Dawn supporters and riot police in Ambelokipoi district in Athens on Monday morning. According to media reports, the anti-authoritarians attacked a group of GD supporters on their way to attend the Golden Dawn trial where major witnesses are expected to testify about the murder of left-rapper …

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Top Minister visited Venezuela together with off-shore lawyer

Conservative daily Eleftheros Typos reveals on Monday that the minister involved in the TV licenses visited Venezuela together with a Cypriot off-shore lawyer whose name was mentioned in the Panama Papers. The visit took place back in 2013, that is 116 months before SYRIZA won the elections and came into …

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Thessaloniki from the cockpit of an F-16 during OXI Day airshow (video)

Haven’t you always wanted to know how the city of Thessaloniki looks like from the cockpit of an F-16 fighter jet? The video below has been released by the Greek Air Force and features the impressive flight of F-16 from Zeus Airshow Team performed by pilot Sotiris Stralis on the …

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Time for “Winter Time”: Clocks one hour back Oct 30/ 2016

The good news: one hour more sleep on Sunday, October 30th 2016. The bad news: earlier sunset and longer nights.  In the night from Saturday to Sunday, clocks will be set one hour back: the change is supposed to take place at 04:00 am – the clocks will show 03:00 …

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Celebrating OXI Day – 28 October 1940 – Historical pictures

Oxi Day on October 28 commemorates the anniversary when former military general and Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas said, “No” to an ultimatum made by Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini to allow Italian forces to occupy strategic locations in Greece or otherwise face war. Metaxas’ OXI (No) led to Greek counterattack …

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Agrinio: Hungry pupil, 7, faints in classroom

Going hungry in a family with no means of support. Going to school without a meal for two consecutive days. In Greece, in European Union in the seventh year of Loan Agreements and deadly austerity. A 7-year-old boy fainted during a class break on of the elementary schools in Agrinio …

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NATO turns down Turkey’s request to end refugee mission in the Aegean Sea

Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik was clear: Ankara does not wish to continue the operation any longer. The European Union should finally comply with the terms of EU Turkey Deal instead. In what it seemed to be an awkward move, Turkey tried to block the continuation of the NATO mission …

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