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Daily Archives: September 6, 2017

Blue Star Patmos detached free a week after it ran aground off Ios (video)

The operation to detach passenger ferry Blue Star Patmos was successfully concluded on Wednesday, a week after it run aground off the island of Ios with 205 passengers and  87 crew members on board. Boats are towing the ferry  to the port of Ios, where is expected to unload the …

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Greek-Bulgarian agreement connects Danube River with the Aegean Sea

Greece and Bulgaria signed a memorandum of cooperation to build rail connections between ports in Bulgaria and northern Greece. The agreement refers to the interconnection of the Greek ports of Alexandroupolis, KAvala and Thessaloniki with the Bulgarian ports of Varna and Burgas at the Black Sea as wells as with …

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Workers in Greece’s asylum service launch a 2-day strike

Greek asylum service employees on short-term contracts have launched a two-day strike to protest what they say are months-long delays in their salary payments. Their union says they have not been paid for two or three months. A statement says several employees living in rented accommodation face the threat of …

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Four passengers injured as Sea Jet 2 collides with pier at the port of Sifnos

Two passengers were injured when high speed catamaran Sea Jet 2 collided with the pier while it was docking at the port of the island of Sifnos in central Aegean Sea. The accident occurred on Wednesday morning when Sea Jet 2 was trying to dock. According to the Greek Coast …

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“365-Day Destination” Video captures the magic moments of Greece

“Bustling cities, small traditional villages, breathtaking nature, rich culture, imposing archaeological sites, mesmerising islands, savoury culinary treats and recipes form a fascinating destination. Enjoy Greece all year round, as each season has something special to offer.” This is the message Greece sends to the world in an effort to extend …

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Greece prepares for Macron’s visit with security measures and hope for good deals

More than 2,000 policemen in uniform and hundreds in civilian clothes will be deployed in downtown Athens on Thursday and Friday, when French President Emmanuel Macron will pay his first official visit to Greece. The sound of police helicopters will accompany every step the French president will take – whether …

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