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Parks to protect the emblematic deer of Rhodes to be established

Greece’s Environment ministry and the local government have decided to establish parks for the protection of the deer on the island of Rhodes. According to data by the University of Thessaloniki deer on Rhodes amounts to 6,284, locals speak of a much higher but unspecified number. According to a joint …

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MyAuto: Drivers can access vehicle information through gov.gr Wallet

Greek drivers can now access all information about their cars on the Gov.gr Wallet application without having to pay a visit to a physical office, the Ministries of Infrastructure & Transporation, Digital Governance, and National Economy & Finance said on Monday. ‘MyAuto’ serves as an e-file for cars, with owners …

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Renowned physicist and author Giorgos Grammatikakis passes away at 84

Giorgos Grammatikakis, renowned Greek physicist, writer and former member of the European Parliament, passed away at the age of 84 on Wednesday morning. He was briefly hospitalized and receiving medical care in the intensive care unit of the University General Hospital of Iraklio in Crete due to respiratory failure. Grammatikakis …

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Greek state appeals Mati fire compensation for victims

The state has lodged an appeal against the only, so far, court decision awarding compensation to relatives of victims of the deadly fire in Mati, East Attica, in 2018. In December 2022, the court awarded 300,000 euros to five relatives of a 77-year-old woman from Neos Voutzas who burned to …

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Court rules compensation to relatives of Mati disaster victim

An Athens court has ruled that the state must pay 300,000 euros in emotional distress damages to the relatives of a 77-year-old woman who died in the eastern Attica wildfires of Mati on 23 July 2018. Five relatives of the victim, who died after leaving her home in the settlement …

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Diplomatic incident with Greek FM Dendias in Libya

A serious diplomatic incident took place in Libya on Thursday morning with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias to have cancelled his visit to Tripoli right after his plane had landed at the local airport. The FM, the delegation and journalists did not even got off the plane that continued to …

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Shipwreck with 95 migrants off Kythera: Dramatic rescue operation

A shipwreck with 95 migrants occurred off the island of Kythera, south Peloponnese late on Wednesday. There are reports of at least 5 dead people, some 15 people are stranded on the rocks. According to latest information, 30 people have been rescued, so far. Under difficult weather conditions, with strong …

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Emblematic director of Acropolis Museum, Dimitris Pandermalis, passes away

The president of the board of directors of the new Acropolis Museum and Archaeology Professor Dimitris Pandermalis, has died at the age of 82. He died in Thessaloniki following a few days of hospitalization. “History can make us wiser,” the emblematic archaeology professor said once about people’s relationship with the …

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Russian FM spox: Greece and Russia expected to normalize diplomatic relations over time

Common sense should prevail over time and diplomatic activity between Russia and Greece in Moscow and Athens become normalized, Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova noted at a press briefing of Russian and international journalists on Wednesday. Zakharova’s statements come two days after Russia decided to expel 8 Greek …

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Thessaloniki: Dramatic epilogue of a family tragedy

A family tragedy is behind the two passengers of a car that jumped into the sea in Neoi Epivates fishers’ port in Thessaloniki, northern Greece. The 72-year-old mother and her 50-year-old son decided to put an end to their lives on Monday noon.   It was a swimmer who saw …

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Diplomatic incident between Greek MPs and Turkish Defense Minister at NATO meeting

Τones went high and tension between the Turkish Defense Minister and Greek MPs prevailed with the Minister to leave  the NATO meeting fuming. The serious diplomatic incident took place during the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Committee in Istanbul on Tuesday. “Demilitarize the islands” the MoD said. “You have no right to …

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Niarchos Foundation cancels €4million grant to Culture Ministry over “systematic delays”

Greece’s prominent Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) announced on Friday the cancellation of a 4-million-euro grant to the Culture Ministry aiming protect archaeological findings due to “constant and systematic delays” in the project. The SNF grant sought to help protect and showcase the archaeological findings in the Faliro Delta area which …

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Medea of Patras remanded custody; investigation orders exhumation of child, ex landlord

The 33-year-old mother charged with the premeditated murder of one of her three daughters was remanded custody and was taken back to prison after she testified for over nine hours before the investigating magistrate and the prosecutor on Monday. Investigation continues at multiple levels including the deaths of the two …

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Pharmacology professor Kouvelas on trial for spreading misinformation on Covid vaccines

Dimitris Kouvelas, professor of clinical pharmacology at the Aristotle University and a vocal critic of the vaccines against Covid-19 and the coronavirus containment measures, went on trial in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Tuesday for disseminating misinformation regarding the Covid-19 vaccine. Kouvelas was put under investigation and indicted last year after …

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Hundreds of Dalmatian pelicans die of bird flu in Prespa Lakes, N. Greece

An operation to collect hundreds of dead Dalmatian pelicans killed by avian flu was underway in northern Greece on Saturday, around the Prespa Lakes, as well as Lake Heimaditida, Kastoria, and Zazari. The operation to remove the dead birds, many of them in their nests, is taken place under stringent …

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