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EU Commission urges Greece to implement smoking ban

The number of smokers in Greece has decreased over the last five years, however, the non-implementation of a smoking ban in enclosed public places has irritated the public, which calls it “cultural degradation,” writes European affairs website euractiv.com. The European Commission  generally advises Greece to implement the smoking ban which …

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Germans, French among the 16 arrested during riots in Athens

Sixteen rioters arrested on Friday night in Exarchia district of  Athens are to be brought to the prosecutor on Saturday. According to a statement by Greek Police the nationalities of the arrested are: Nine Greeks aged 18-32 Two French, 22 and 26 years old Two German 30 and 37 One …

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Kalelei wins 35. Athens Marathon, two Greeks among the top 10

Kenya’s Samuel Kalalei finished in the first place at the 35th Athens Marathon at Panathenaikon stadium in Athens, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. Kalalei has won the Athens Marathon, beating compatriot Milton Rotich by just over two minutes. Samuel Kalalei broke away from the pre-race favorite Rotich after the 35-kilometer mark …

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Government to distribute to poor Greeks €1billion in ‘social dividends’

Greece’s government plans to offer handouts worth 1 billion euros to poor Greeks who have suffered during the seven-year debt crisis after beating its budget targets this year. Greece expects to return to nearly 2 percent growth this year and achieve a primary surplus – which excludes debt servicing costs …

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Shocking data show that Drowning is summer plague No1

A 70-yeart-old British tourist died while he was swimming in Fournoti beach, west of Agia Roumeli in the southwest of the island of Crete on Tuesday morning. The man reportedly became unconscious while he was swimming. Other swimmers rushed to help him. They brought the man ashore, a private boat …

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UPD Greek mother, her two children among the injured in Barcelona van attack

A Greek mother and her two children are among the injured in Barcelona terror attack. The father is in good health, Greek media report citing the Greek Consulate in Barcelona. According to state broadcaster ERT TV, the children are slightly injured. No further details have been leaked, so far. Later, …

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