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Greece’s Public transport means strike & work stoppage schedule, May 8/2016

Below you see the Public transport means strike & work stoppages schedule for Sunday, May 8th 2016 Buses, Trolley buses will operate between 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Metro will operate after 9 a.m. – however up to <Doukissis Plakentias> station and not to/from Athens Airport due to Proastiakos strike …

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Thessaloniki: Teargas against austerity protesters outside SYRIZA offices

Greek riot police fired teargas against austerity protesters when they gathered outside the offices of governing party SYRIZA in Thessaloniki at Friday noon. Unionists and members of leftist parties gathered outside the SYRIZA office holding banners and chanting slogans. At one point, protesters tried to enter the offices and riot …

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upd FOUND! Amber Alert Greece: 3.5-year-old girl went missing on Easter Sunday, May 1/2016

Maria-Eirini Printezi, 3.5, went missing on Easter Sunday, May 1st 2016, from Skaramargas area in western Attika. The girl is 100cm tall and weights 22 kg. She has brown eyes and hair. During her disappearance Sunday noon, she was wearing a pink blouse, pink pants and pink sports shoes. According …

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Greek Orthodox customs to honor the dead on Good Friday

I find it always deeply touching how Greeks honor their dead before major holidays like Christmas and Easter. On Good Friday, the peak of the Passion Week, Greeks go to the cemeteries with the arms full of flowers to lay on the graves of their beloved ones. After washing the …

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Strike: Greek Easter Sunday without trains, Proastiakos, Metro and urban train ISAP, May 1/2016

After workers at TRAINOSE, also workers at Athens Metro and Urban train ISAP decided to go on 24-hour strike on Easter Sunday, May 1st 2016. They protest the Pension Reforms and want the signing of collective bargains. TRAINOSE & Proastiakos strike starts Saturday, April 30th 2016, at 6 p.m. and …

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How to exchange Easter Wishes in Greek!

When in Greece… exchange Easter wishes like a Greek! Easter wishes are a bit complicated and depend on whether they are exchanged before of after Jesus Resurrection. In the average Greeks wish Καλό Πάσχα! Kalo Pascha! Happy Easter! from Palm Sunday until Good Wednesday or Good Thursday. From Good Thursday …

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Lesvos: Police teargases refugees in Moria camp, after they throw water bottles at Migration Minister

Greek police fired teargas against refugees and migrants in Moria camp on the island of Lesvos on Tuesday. According to local media, tension started when Migration Minister Yannis Mouzalas visited the camp and the refugees and migrants protested the living conditions by throwing plastic water bottles at the minister. the …

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Greece’s Trains & Proastiakos on strike over Easter weekend April 30 – May 2/2016

Workers at TRAINOSE will launch a strike over the Easter weekend thus disrupting holiday travelers. The Strike will start at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 30th 2016, and will end at 10 a.m. Monday, May 2nd 2016. Neither the trains nor the Proastiakos will be in operation. As the Metro Line …

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UPD Unbelievable! Docked Ferry-Boat is sinking inside the port of Piraeus (picts, rescue operation video)

Never seen this before: a docked ferry sinks inside the port. The ferry boat “Panagia Tinou” started to sink inside the port of Piraeus on Tuesday morning. The ferry of Ventouris Sea Lines had been docked at Gate E4 when it started to lean on its right side after sea …

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Taste & Design OLYMP AWARDS 2016 Competition – Submit your application, if you’re interested

Are you part of Greece’s agroalimentary food chain? Do you think the honey, the pasta, the rusks, the olive oil, the herbs, ouzo or what ever the product you produce is of excellent quality and should be awarded? Or are you a designer involved in packaging? The Olymp Awards 2016 …

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35 migrants to be deported to Turkey on Tuesday, April 26/2016

Thirty-five migrants will have to see their European dream ending forever. Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 26th 2016 they will be deported from the Greek island of Lesvos back to Turkey within the framework of the EU Deal with Turkey. According to local media, lesvosnews.net, the majority of these 35 migrants asked …

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