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Fires are sweeping in SW Greece; one dead

A 55-year-old man has died while he was assisting firefighters to extinguish a wildfire in the village Myrtia, Peloponnese, one of the many in central and southern Greece on Friday. It is suggested that the man have died of strong smoke inhalation, an autopsy will determine the exact causes of …

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UPD Femicide: 81-year-old stabs wife to death, attempts suicide

One more femicide in Greece: An 81-year-old man murdered his 73-year-old wife with a screwdriver in Alexandroupolis, north-eastern Greece on Friday morning. Following the crime, he attempted to commit suicide by drinking bleach. According to local media, neighbors saw the man on the balcony shouting “I killed my wife!”  They …

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Justice Ministry tightens laws against domestic violence offenders

Greece’s Justice Minister Giorgos Floridis announced 13 of amendments and additional provisions aiming at tackling a rising social problems as the number of domestic violence incidents have been increasing on daily basis. The new laws do not increase sentences to offenders, however, it tightens provisions for the pre-trial period. 1,000 …

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Energean to sell its portfolio in Egypt, Italy and Croatia

Energean announced an agreement to sell its portfolio in Egypt, Italy and Croatia to Carlyle International Energy Partners for a price of up to 945 million dollars and not less than 820 million dolalrs. The price according to Energean is more than three times the cost of acquiring the specific …

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Extreme Fire Danger on June 21, Greece’s Civil Protection warns

Greece’s Civil Protection and Climate Crisis ministry issued a warning of Extreme Fire Danger for tomorrow, Friday, June 21, 2024. According to the Fire Risk Prediction Map there is Extreme Fire Danger – (Category 5) for the region of Attica and Very High Danger (Category 4) for several other regions. …

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“Greece-Turkey energy cooperation in the Aegean and S. Mediterranean”, says Greek CEO

Statements by the CEO of Enterprise Greece, Marinos Giannopoulos, on “Greece-Turkey energy cooperation in the Aegean and Southern Mediterranean” have raised question marks, reported diplomacy journalist Nikos Meletis on news website liberal.gr In an interview with Turkish news agency Anadolu, Galanopoulos presented investment opportunities in Greece and referred to pipelines …

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Train Workers Union warns of safety issues in Greece’s network

The Panhellenic Union of Railway Personnel sent two extrajudicial documents to a prosecutor and the Hellenic Train warning of the safety conditions in the country’s railway network. The first document is addressed to the Special Appellate Investigator of Larissa, central Greece. It makes known that there is recorded video material, …

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Europe must host Gaza children impacted by war, says Greek FM

Europe has a duty to host children hurt and traumatised by war in Gaza for as long as the conflict continues, Greek Foreign Minister George Gerapetritis told Reuters on Wednesday. Gerapetritis is seeking partners in what he hopes would be a project to temporarily bring the children to the European …

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