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Full Moon and Eclipse over Sounio, Athens and the Aegean (video, picts)

August 7, 2017:  Awesome and rare phenomenon for sky-gazers. Full moon and partial Lunar Eclipse. Fully visible in Greece. The eclipse affected 25% of the lunar disk Part of the moon was already a little darkened when the moon rose in the sky. The Moon rose is at 08:23 p.m. …

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ELSTAT: Greece’s GDP shrunk by 26% since 2010, public debt surged

Greece’s GDP shrunk by 61.6 billion euros (26 percent) since 2010, the time span when three bailout memorandums with institutional creditors were signed and implemented, figures showed this week. Additionally, general government revenues decreased by five billion euros, with public sector wages, pensions and welfare benefits cut by 19.13 billion …

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Greece to launch hydrocarbon tenders in Ionian Sea and Crete

Greece will soon launch two new international tenders for the concession of hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation rights in the Ionian Sea and Crete. The new tenders will be launched after applications submitted by the Total-ExxonMobil-Hellenic Petroleum consortium -which is interested for the sea regions southwest of Crete- and Energean Oil …

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Greece receives six expressions of interest for gas grid operator DESFA

Greece received six expressions of interest for the sale of a 66 percent stake in state natural gas grid operator DESFA, the country’s privatization agency (HRADF) said in a press release on Monday. The investor groups that responded to the tender are: -Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Ltd -A consortium …

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Greece helps Merkel win the elections, accepts asylum-seekers returns

Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas has confirmed that Germany will start returning newly-arrived asylum seekers to Greece, effectively ending a five-year suspension of such transfers due to the poor conditions in the debt-hit country. In an interview with German public television station ARD show “Report Mainz,” due to be aired on …

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Mobile Library: the project that makes refugees in Greece happy

While volunteering in refugee camps in Greece, Laura Samira Naude and Esther ten Zijthoff realised that the people they met needed more than food and shelter: they wanted to study, to work for their future and to find a sense of purpose.Naude and Zijthoff launched the project Mobile Library. A true …

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City of Athens opens A/C halls for vulnerable, appeals “Water for Strays” during heat wave

Prolonged heat wave: The Athens Municipality has opened six air-conditioned halls across the city especially for the vulnerable groups of the society who cannot afford to have an A/C or even a fan run in their homes. The halls will be open from 08:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m.  all thought …

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One Euro Levy for every Cruise Traveler to Santorini to be imposed as of…

Each passenger visiting the island of Santorini on a cruise ship will have to pay as of March 2018 a one-euro levy, according to plans announced by the island’s Port Authority. The one-euro charge will, according to Kathimerini daily, go into the modernization and upgrade of port and island infrastructure …

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