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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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Police cracks down gang pickpocketing tourists on Athens Metro & ISAP

A police crackdown on a gang of pickpockets working in Greek capital has led to 31 arrests so far and the resolving of  764 cases of reported thefts. In an official statement on Monday, Greek Police said that 31 people, mostly of Albanian nationality were arrested, while another 18 suspects …

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Metropolis of Santorini to legally chase US Rapper Rick Ross for filming inside a church (video)

The Holy Metropolis of Thira, Amorgos & the Islands is furious at US rapper Rick Ross for having filmed inside a Church on the island of Santorini for the purpose of a video clip thus without permission. Not that the Metropolis would have given permission for such a video clip …

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Santorini Mayor appeals to local residents “Adopt a teacher!”

Mayors in Greece’s top touristic destinations on the islands appeal at locals to adopt a teacher even if temporary. A big accommodation problem emerged on islands like Mykonos and Santorini, when part-time teachers in primary and secondary education were assigned end of August the islands considered to be top tourist …

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Absurd overtaxation: Low-incomers, unemployed taxed 3 times their income

Thousands of unemployed taxpayers with no income at all or very low one have been called to pay disproportionately high taxes between 2,000-4,500 euro. Why this? Blame the so-called deemed income criteria that calculate a fictitious tax according to living conditions and not real income. The absurdity of this taxation …

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Eldorado Gold miners raid and occupy Development Ministry (videos)

A group of ten workers at the Eldorado Gold mines managed to bypass police and entered the Development and Environment Ministry in Athens on Wednesday morning. Miners clashed with riot police when a larger group attempted to enter the ministry. Police made limited use of teargas. The 150 workers had …

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UPD Strikes and work stoppages in Athens Public Transport Sept 12-15/2017

Workers at Athens Public Transport Means will stage several work stoppages during the week, September 12 – 15, 2017. Strike & Work Stoppage schedule: Tues, Sept 12: Urban train ISPA will operate until 9 p.m. Wed, Sept 13: Buses and Trolleys  will operate from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thu, …

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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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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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