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Crete: Strong rainstorms damage roads, cause landslides (pcts, video)

A strong rainstorm that hit the Chania prefecture in Western Crete on Friday night turned roads into rivers  and caused extensive damage to the road network. The heavy rainfalls triggered landslides across the rural and national roads. According to, the fire brigades received more than 25 calls to pump …

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Greek state takes over €112.3ml loans to Athens Concert Hall

The Greek state is to take over the ‘Megaron’ Athens Concert Hall Organisation’s unpaid debts to the European Investment Bank (EIB) for a 150-million-euro loan taken out in 2003. The loan was guaranteed by the Greek state. Based on a decision signed by Alternate Finance Minister George Chouliarakis and posted …

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EU relocation scheme failed: Less than 13,000 relocations in 2016

The relocation scheme of the European Union has blatantly failed. From the target of 6,000 relocations per month, less than 13,000 people have been relocated form Greece to other EU-member countries within the whole year 2016. According to data released by the Relocation Unit of the Asylum Service, the total …

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Greece evacuates 72,000 people after WWII bomb found under fuel station(picts, videos)

The biggest evacuation of civilians in peacetime is underway in the city of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, after authorities discovered  a 250-kilo unexploded bomb from the Second World War. More than 72,000 people are expected to leave the suburb of Kordelio and surrounding area and return to their homes after army …

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