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Greece sets clock in daylight saving time on Sunday

Clocks in Greece will be set forward by one hour from 3 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Sunday morning, March 26, 2023 as daylight saving begins, the Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday. European Summer Time has been observed from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October …

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Chicken ban in village yards ahead of tourism season

Chicken, goats, sheep and rabbit in your picturesque home yard in the village? Forget it! The Greek government issued a decision to ban domestic animals in cities and villages yards especially in those with touristic interest. To start with, the ban will be implemented first on the island of Crete …

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Sea water leaks into Piraeus Metro; prosecutor intervenes

Sea water leaked in the Metro in Piraeus, stagnant water, in addition to the stench, soon began to cause intense oxidation to various metal elements of the Metro railway infrastructure, just months after its inauguration in November       2022. This was reported by a group of independent journalists over the weekend …

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The impressive portable, ancient sundial in Philippi Museum

The impressive portable ancient sundial is being presented at the Archaeological Museum of Philippi in Kavala, northern Greece. The horological device is dated 250-350 AD and it is highlighted by the Culture Ministry as “the exhibit of the week.” The sundial is the earliest type of timekeeping device, which indicates …

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Stournaras: Greek banks’ exposure to Credit Suisse “almost zero”

The exposure of Greek banks to Credit Suisse is “almost zero,” Greek central bank chief Yannis Stournaras told Reuters on Monday. “They (the Greek banks) are not exposed to Credit Suisse’s Additional Tier 1,” Stournaras, who also sits on the ECB’s 26-member Governing Council, said. He added that Greek banks …

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Memorial march for Thessaloniki Jews murdered in Auschwitz

President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Sunday attended the silent memorial march held in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki each year to commemorate the Jews that fell victim to the Nazis in WWII. This year’s march marked the 80th anniversary since the departure of the first train …

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