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Weather Warning: Rainstorms, Gale Winds, Haze Mar 10-13/2017

With a statement issued on Friday, Greece’s National Weather Service (EMY) warns of a weather deterioration with strong rain storms, gale winds and haze. Low Galateia will initially strike the north-west of the country with strong rain storms  that will be accompanied locally with gale winds and haze. Weather forecast …

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Athens: Cretan farmers out of control clash with riot police

Anger, brawl, smash, sticks, stones, tear gas, sound flares, injuries, detentions. This is the picture at Vathis Square in downtown Athens on Wednesday morning, after hundreds of angry farmers from Crete set out to protest taxation and social security contributions. First, the farmers first got angry because of  the presence …

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Athens is Top 4. among Best Destinations in Europe 2017

Athens is among the Best European destinations for a holiday or a city trip in 2017. Following an online voting, Athens holds Number 4 on the list of 20 selected destinations in Europe. Top is Porto in Portugal, followed by Milan in Italy and Gdansk in Poland. 4. Athens     …

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Jobless father of 3 to lose home due to €3.800 debt

Members of leftist political parties, solidarity groups and civic movement “I don’t pay” managed to block the eviction of a 5-member family. The activists chased the notaries out of the court room in Thessaloniki on Wednesday. The home of the family was to be auctioned as the owner had a …

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A shocking report: Greeks sink yet deeper in poverty

How can Greeks live on a monthly pension of just a little above 300 euros?  They cannot. Rent or property tax and utility bills swallow the meager income month in, month out. Hardly is a euro left for food or other items that cover daily needs. A food package from …

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Athens Metro, Tram, Urban Train on 24h strike, Feb23/17

Workers at the Athens Metro, the Tram and the Urban train ISAP will launch a 24-hour strike on Thursday, February 23rd 2017. Workers oppose the legislation according to which the commercial use of stations and spaces of the Urban Rail Transport SA (STA.SY) will be given to the Public Bus …

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Acropolis, archaeological sites closed due to guards’ 24h strike Feb 20/17

Hundreds of tourists from all over the world were deeply disappointed to see that the gate to Acropolis was closed on Monday. A 24-hour strike launched  by the state guards on February 20th 2017 has closed down the Acropolis and other archaeological sites across Greece. The guards called the strike …

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UPD “Carnivalists” attack SYRIZA HQ in Athens, one injured

Wearing carnival masks, a group of some thirty people hurled molotov cocktail bombs at the headquarters of Greece’s ruling party left-wing SYRIZA at Koumoundourou Square in downtown Athens on Sunday. One police officer was injured. According to police, the group threw to or three petrol bombs that caused damages  to …

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Weather: UK competes Greece with temperatures up to 17C

What? Whether in UK will be warmer than in Greece? Temperatures are set to hit highs of 17 degrees Celsius in UK, while they hardly reach 14-16 C in Greece? Temperatures in UK will reportedly be hotter than in Greece or even Dubai. Are we serious? Seriously! UK’s Meteorology Office …

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