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Greece must reform to protect tourism, ombudsman says

Greece needs to reduce rampant construction and protect water resources and coastal areas if it wants to maintain a healthy tourism industry across its mountainous mainland and beach-lined islands, the country’s ombudsman said in a report on Thursday. Some 33 million people visited Greece in 2023, 5 million more than …

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New lawsuit filed against ND ministers for Tempi train tragedy

A new lawsuit filed against former transport minister Kostas Karamanlis and his deputy Michalis Papadopoulos over the deadly train collision at Tempi in 2023 has been forwarded to Parliament. The lawsuit, filed jointly by the partner and parents of a victim accuses the former New Democracy ministers of dereliction of …

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Heatwave with over 43°C and Sahara dust paralyze Greece

Extreme heatwave with temperatures up to and over 43 degrees Celsius, Sahara dust and high humidity create a very unpleasant atmosphere in large parts of Greece on Thursday, June 13, 2024. At the same time, the risk of wildfires is very high in at least  regions with the state mechanism …

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Greece plans early repayment of €8bn of bailout loans

Greece plans an early repayment of 8 billion euros of bailout loans to eurozone countries this year as the country’s economy rebounds from the previous decade’s debt crisis, two officials told Reuters on Wednesday. Greece regained its investment grade late last year after languishing for 13 years in the “junk” …

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Parents bring fans from home to schools amid heatwave

Parents of high school students in Thessaloniki were seen carrying fans from home to school on Wednesday  so that their children could participate at the university entrance exams in a ‘comfortable’ environment due to the heat wave sweeping across the county. Many public schools have neither Air Conditioning or fans …

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How could a convicted child rapist walk around free?

How could the rapist of a minor convicted to nine years in prison walk around free? This is the major question regarding the 37-year-old man who stabbed to death 11-year-old girl Vassiliki when she resisted to his attempt to rape her on Sunday. The man was convicted to nine years …

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Greece to undertake initiatives in the Middle East, says FM

Foreign Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis said Greece will undertake initiatives for “beneficial results in the Middle East.” Τhe Greek FM made these statements in Jordan during his participation in the International Emergency Humanitarian Response Conference for Gaza. “Greece can and is talking to all the parties involved and it is important …

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Acropolis of Athens temporary closed due to heatwave, June 12

The Culture Ministry announced on Wednesday morning that the Acropolis of Athens will be closed to visitors during the peak hours of the heatwave. The Acropolis will be closed form 12 o’ clock noon until 5 o’ clock in the afternoon on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Those who already have …

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