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More hurdles ahead for Helliniko privatization project in Athens

Greece’s Culture Minister has reportedly signed off on a decision by the influential Central Archaeology Council (KAS) designating 28 hectares of land at the former Athens airport as entailing “archaeological interest”. The disused Athens airport and adjoining tracts of land comprise the landmark Helleniko project, billed as the biggest real …

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Two weeks mid-season sales start Nov 1, shops open on Sunday

Mid-season sales aimed at boosting the flagging retail market will be starting in most parts of the country on Wednesday, November 1, and running for two weeks through Wednesday, November 15. According to legislation, regional authorities are allowed to determine when they want to hold the discounted shopping period, meaning …

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Olympic Flame handover ceremony – Live stream from Athens

The handover ceremony of the Olympic Flame is takiing place in the ancient Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens. Live Stream   The #OlympicFlame Handover Ceremony is HERE!!! 🇬🇷🔥🇰🇷 Watch it #LIVE🔴NOW https://t.co/RRDNxMUoku — Olympic Channel (@olympicchannel) October 31, 2017 The Olympic Flame will leave in the direction of PyeongChang where the …

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Tornado sweeps through Maleme beach on Crete (video)

A tornado swept through Maleme Beach in Platanias in the prefecture of Chania on the island of Crete causing damages to local businesses. Local media speak of an unprecedented phenomenon as an impressive waterspout was first formed in the sea, an unusual phenomenon in the area. “Typically a waterspout weaken …

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Greece’s Bank deposits rise in September 2017

The Bank of Greece (BoG) announced that private sector deposits in the country increased by 52 million euros in September, compared to the previous month, reaching 1.047 billion euros in the country. The annual growth rate stood at 4.6 percent on a monthly basis, as capital controls remain in force …

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Greece in spat with Spanish Ambassador over Catalonia

The Greek Foreign Ministry called on Spanish Ambassador in Athens, Enrique Viguera to revoke his statements that the Greek government was not supportive to the unity of Spain as it was the country’s main opposition party New Democracy and the President of the Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos.  The Spanish ambassador has …

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“Greece supports Spain’s territorial integrity” says the Foreign Ministry

The foreign ministry said on Sunday Greece rejects unilateral actions by Catalonia to undermine Spain’s territorial integrity, in the wake of the region’s parliamentary vote to declare independence from Spain. “Greece supports Spain’s territorial integrity and rejects unilateral actions that undermine the country’s unity and the immutability of borders,” the ministry …

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