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Beautiful Flamingos taking a rest in Agios Mamas, Chalkidiki (video)

A flock of impressive Flamingos is taking a rest in the wetland of Agios Mamas in Chalkidiki, in Northern Greece.  They are on their way to warmer climates before the cold winter breaks in. The Flamingos have already started their migration journey from the north countries of Europe seeking warmer …

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33 Turkish nationals asked for political asylum after landing on the island of Oinousses

33 Turkish nationals have reportedly asked for political asylum after their boat reached the small island of Oinousses, North-East of Chios in Aegean Sea on Thursday evening. According to local media reports, there are academics, teachers, doctors and a family with four little children. They all said they fled Turkey …

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Greek Railways manager, employees among the arrested for illegally selling scrap to gang

Employees at the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) are among the 19 people the Greek Police arrested for having formed a gang that was stealing railway equipment estimated worth of 7 million euros. Eight OSE workers – a manager and several employees  but also an employee at the Greek Public Power …

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Labour Minister announces €400 one-off Christmas bonus to young jobless

Labor Minister Efi Ahtsiglou announces a 400-euro one-off Christmas bonus to young unemployed aged 18-24 who are normally not  eligible to unemployment allowance. The bonus is described as “youth solidarity” allowance and is expected to be distributed by the end of the month. Eligible are unemployed aged 18-24 who are …

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Privatization of Thessaloniki Port postponed as Russian guarantor bank gets bailout

Greece has had to postpone the signing of a deal to sell a majority stake in its second-biggest port after the Russian guarantor bank, Promsvyazbank, was placed under temporary administration and was practically nationalized by the Centrla Bank of Russia. Odd that the US Ambassador to Athens had criticized the …

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Weather for every taste: Snow and thunderstorms, stormy south winds and sunshine

A gradual weather deterioration is expected from the North-West, with rain- and thunderstorms and snow, but also strong south winds with mud-rain. The weather deterioration will affect almost the entire country until late Saturday evening and large parts on Sunday. Forecast Saturday, Dec 16 2017 The weather phenomena will be …

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Is Juncker trying to establish an EU “deep state”?

With Brexit bickering on hold at this week’s EU summit as leaders prepare for a second phase of talks, the drama will be provided instead by national capitals’ efforts to rein in what some see as a brazen attempt at overreach by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. European leaders worry …

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