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Athens traffic restrictions for ex king’s funeral

Traffic restrictions are in place between 06:00 and 14:00 on Monday around the Athens Metropolitan Cathedral (‘Mitropoli’) near Syntagma Square because of the funeral of the former king of Greece Constantine, Hellenic Police headquarters said on Sunday. No cars will be allowed on Mitropoleos street, on Eolou str between Adrianou …

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Greece launches platform for consumers to submit complaints

Greece’s Development and Investment Ministry launched the digital platform kataggelies.mindev.gov.gr, where consumers can submit complaints, in order to more effectively control phenomena such as overcharging, fake discounts and other violations at the expense of consumers in the market. Complaints from consumers can be made on that platform concerning infringements within …

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Services of Athens Municipality now fully digitized

From January 1, 2023, citizens and professionals of Athens have the opportunity for fast and effective services during their transactions with the municipality of Athens after the completion of the digitization of the municipality’s agencies. The digitization of the total of the municipality’s agencies until the end of 2022 was …

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Census 2021: Greece’s population declines to 9,716,889

Greece’s population declined in the past decade. according to the official Census 2021 published by the Greek Statistics Authority on Friday. December 30, 2022. Permanent population is 10,432,481, down 3.5% or 383,805 since the previous count in 2011 (10,816,286). The “legal” population. i.e. citizens is 9,716,889, down about 1.9% or …

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Vegans stage protest at central meat market of Athens

Vegans staged a protest at the central meat market Varvakeio in downtown Athens on Saturday afternoon as people were doing their last purchases for the New Year’s festive table. Dressed in black and holding banners against the slaughter of animals, the group f some 15 people chanted slogans “I want …

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Woman arrested a gang member defrauding property buyers in Athens

Greek police arrested a 56-year-old woman in Athens who is believed to be a member of a criminal ring that committed fraud and forgeries against property owners and prospective buyers. The woman was arrested on Tuesday the moment she took pre-marked banknotes from a prospective buyer of a property, to …

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Hellenic Train fined €300K for stranding passengers, poor service

Rail operator Hellenic Train SA was fined 300,000 euros by Greece’s Railroad Regulatory Authority (RAS) for stranding 820 passengers in harsh weather conditions on January 24, when five trains were stuck on the major north-south train route of Greece. Following a months-long review of Hellenic Train, a subsidiary of Ferrovie …

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Armed robbery in Rolex store in downtown Athens; one injured

An armed robbery in the Rolex store in popular downtown Athens on Tuesday morning left a security guard injured. The four armed robbers fled the scene with a large number of expensive, luxury watches. The armed robbery took place in the popular Kolokotroni Street less than 400 meter away from …

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Austria investigates Greek suspected of spying for Russia

Authorities in Austria said on Monday they investigate a 39-year-old Greek citizen on espionage. The suspect is said to have worked as a spy for Russian military intelligence service GRU. The suspect, who faces up to five years in prison for “supporting a secret intelligence agency to the detriment of …

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