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Actors, theater workers on 48-hour strike

Actors and theater workers have called a 48-hour strike on Wednesday and Thursday in protest at a draft government bill on pay in the sector. Strikers extend their mobilization to daily TV series sets where cameras will be off for the same two days. The strike is been joined also …

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Head of Greece’s Meteo EMY trolls “heavy snow” predictions

Head of National Meteorological Service Thodoris Kolidas painted “dragons in the clouds” and trolled Greek meteorologists and weather presenters for their claims of “heavy snow weather.” The snow weather “controversy” erupted already last week, the moment the heavy rain weather was over and some meteorologists immediately started heralding an upcoming …

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Inflation in Greece to fall to 7.2% in January, Eurostat says

Greek annual inflation rate is projected to slow to 7.2% in January from 7.6% in December 2022, with the inflation rate in the Eurozone projected to fall to 8.5% from 9.2%, over the same months respectively, Eurostat said in its flash estimate report. The report said that energy will continue …

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Second F-4 pilot confirmed dead; Crash scenarios

The pilot of the F-4 Phantom has died after the fighter jet crashed in the Ionian Sea in western Greece, the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) confirmed early Wednesday afternoon. According to a HAF statement, analysis of evidence from the crash site confirmed that Captain Efstathios Tsitlakidis, 31, died in the …

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SYRIZA to abstain from Parliament voting, demands elections date

Greece’s main opposition party SYRIZA announced on Tuesdaythat will no longer participate in Parliament voting with only one exception. At a press conference, leader Alexis Tsipras demanded the dissolution of the Parliament and immediate declaration of elections date, accusing the conservative New Democracy government of being “morally and politically compromised.” …

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Greece heavily cuts down electricity subsidy in February

State subsidy on household electricity tariffs for February, for 90% of consumption up to 500 KWh per month was set at 4 cents per kilowatt hour or 40 euros per megawatt hour,  Greece’s Energy Minister announced on Tuesday. For higher consumption over 500 Kwh, the subsidy is linked to energy …

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Greece and Japan sign Joint Statement of Strategic Cooperation

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida at the prime minister’s residence in Tokyo, where they signed a Joint Statement of Strategic Cooperation between Greece and Japan. “With this statement, our countries significantly upgrade their strategic relations and we inaugurate a field of close cooperation over a …

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Kolumbo volcano: New magma chamber discovered in Santorini

A new magma chamber discovered beneath the Kolumbo underwater volcano, near the Greek island of Santorini, is a sleeping menace, a study found, even thought eruption is not expected immediately. The new magma chamber was announced in a recent paper published in the journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems by a team …

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Athens Metro Line 1 on 3-hour work stoppage

A three-hour work stoppage will be held at the Athens Metro Line 1 on Thursday, February 2, 2023 the Athens Urban Rail Transport’s (STASY) union has announced. The stoppage will take place 12:00-15:00 due to the union’s extraordinary general assembly meeting. The work stoppage will affect the Piraeus-Kifissia urban train …

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