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Daily Archives: September 20, 2017

Turkish Coast Guard vessels harass Greek vessel rescuing migrants off Lesvos

The rescue operation of a migrants boat turned into a serious incident between the Greek and the Turkish Coast Guard and set lives at risk, as the latter sailed closed to the port of Mytilene without permission. According to local media from the island of Lesvos, a Greek Coast Guard …

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Greece wins 1st WTO Prize for tourism video “A 365-Day Destination”

Greece won the first prize of the World Tourism Organization for the tourism promotion video “Greece A 365-Day Destination.” Below the official announcement by the Greek government website “The first prize was won by Greece for the ESO video “Greece- A 365-DayDestination» passed by the World Tourism Organization as “Best …

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US, Russia seek extradition of Russian held in Greece over Bitcoin laundering

Moscow has requested the extradition of a Russian national also wanted in the United States for laundering billions of dollars through a Bitcoin exchange he operated, a judicial source said Tuesday. Alexander Vinnik, who headed BTC-e, an exchange he operated for the Bitcoin crypto-currency, was indicted by a US court …

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Workers at Athens Buses & Trolley Buses on Work Stoppage, Sept 21/2017

Workers at buses and trolley buses in Athens will launch a work stoppage on Thursday, September 21st 2017. Drivers will walk out between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. They also plan a demonstration at 1 p.m. outside the Transportation Ministry. The work stoppage aims to protest the “deterioration of public …

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UPD Tanker pumping fuel from Agia Zoni II seized, two arrests for fuel smuggling

The Port Authorities of Piraeus have seized the tanker “Lassaia” (Lassea) that was pumping fuel from the sunken tanker Agia Zoni II and arrested the captain and the chief engineer on suspicion of illegal fuel trade on Tuesday afternoon. According to a statement issued by the Greek Coast Guard, the …

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Is Greece’s crisis over? The Good Signs & the Bad Signs…

‎Is the Greek economic crisis over? Below some observations by Project Manager/Business Analyst at Zacks Investment Research, Harry Kougias, A Greek expat in US, who spent 4 months in Greece this year. The Good Signs for Greece In July 2017, Greece held its first successful bond sale in 3 years, …

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