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Government blocks hikes in Attiki Odos toll fees due as of July 1

The outgoing Greek government issued a legislative order essentially forbidding a planned increase in the toll fees in the greater Athens area’s sole tollway Attiki Odos. The government order followed a a recommendation by Transportation Minister Christos Spirtzis. The government cited what it called “defense of public interests and the …

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EC plans toll fees of €13-€50 for travelers entering EU countries

The European Commission plans to impose an entrance free between 13 and 50 euros for those travelers entering the European Union member-states. According to a EC statement the so called “European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS)” will provide additional control over the external EU borders as it will determine …

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UPD2: Toll Fees Hikes as of Feb 1, 2012

UPDATE2: Toll fees prices will increase in all highways. exempted are the highways Corinth-Patras and Attiki Odos. Toll fees prices will be increased at the toll stations of Eleusis and Isthmos as of February 1, 2012, the road construction consortium Olympia Odos announced on Monday. The fees for passangers’ car …

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Toll hikes in Greece’s highways as of 1.1.2024

Higher toll fees at frontal and lateral toll stations, or major and auxiliary roads, increased on specific roads in Greece as of January 1, 2024, following earlier announcements by concessionaires. In relation to the Olympia Odos concession, the new fees implemented for vehicles affect the following highways: Patras-Athens, Antirrio-Ioannina, Corinth-Tripolis-Kalamata …

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Special consumption fees bring back Inflation

Special consumption fees imposed on fuel, coffee, tobacco products and telecommunications beginning of the year skyrocketed consumer prices and led to the inevitable: inflation. According to Greek Statistics Authority ELSTAT inflation reached 1.5% in January from 0.3% in December. ‘This is almost a five-year high and above market expectations that …

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Protesters set toll booth on fire – Oropos mayors detained

Greek police arrested the mayor and two deputy mayors of Oropos village north-west Athens, after protesters set a highway toll booth on fire in Malakasa junction on Sunday evening, to protest the tripling of  toll fees. According to Greek media, the protesters pushed out the employee out of the booth, …

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Taxi driver fined €14,000 for failing to pay highway tolls

A Greek court  fined a tax driver with 14,000 euro for failing to pay highway tolls. The tax driver crossed 73 times the toll posts of Rio, Zevgolatio and Elefsis for 1. July 2011 until 30. August 2012 without paying the toll fees. The consortium of Olympia Odos, the company …

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New charges against Sorras: Leader of criminal organization, fraud, money laundering and others

The self-proclaimed billionaire and now fugitive Artemis Sorras has been charged with fraud and running a criminal organization. The office of prosecutor in Athens published a long list of charges against Artemis Sorras and seven of his close associates on Tuesday. The list of charges reportedly contain “half of the …

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Corinth Canal reopens for traffic on June 1

The Corinth Canal will reopen to navigation on June 1, 2023 and for four months, that is until September 30,, the Canal’s managing company announced on Friday. The Corinth Canal company said that the final stages of restoration work on the canal will resume on October 1 and will continue …

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Greek consumers price index slows to 0.5% in Jan, despite increases in food

Greece’s annual EU-harmonised inflation rate slowed in January, statistics authority ELSTAT announced on Thursday. Inflation was at 0.5% in January 2019, despite the fact that prices in food and non-alcoholic beverages recorded an increase of 1.9% The data showed the headline consumer price index also decelerated to 0.4 percent year-on-year …

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Inflation: Greek consumer prices rise 1.7% in March due to hikes in food, fuel, transport

Greece’s inflation rate rose to 1.7 percent in March, Greek Statistics Authority ELSTAT said on Monday. The rise is due to the mass price increases in food, alcoholic drinks, tobacco, telecommunications, heating oil and transport due to special fee in fuel. In February inflation rose to 1.3% and in January …

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Pensions Reform brings tractors to the streets: eggs and teargas as farmers threaten to “cut Greece into two” (picts, videos)

Farmers, cattle breeders, fishermen, milk producers, winegrowers, the whole productive sector of Greece, they are all down to the streets to express their opposition to the planned pension reform. From the north-east end of Greece down to the south in Crete, and from Thessaly and Peloponnese to Epirus and Corfu,  …

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Troika’s Tsunami of 20 Additional Austerity Measures To Sweep Greeks

A real tsunami of austerity measures with massive layoffs, additional tax hikes, further  pensions, wages and social benefits cuts, dozens of painful interventions and structural reforms, is being prepared by Greece’s lenders in order to collect 13 billion euro in the period 2012-2015. According to economic news portal Capital.gr, these measures that will …

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Second VAT increase! Not angry yet?

  Second increase of VAT in 3 months! It’s 29°C outside….. The sun is shining… a  light brise blowing from NorthNorthWest…  That’s fairly pleasant for the season. So why do Greeks feel as if they live in a horrible heat wave? The answer is simple: Today, July 1st , hundreds of …

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