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Kidnapped victim of sex trafficking on trial

Τhe victim of sex trafficking was taken to court for “prostitution without having the appropriate paperwork.” The 19-year-old young woman was kidnapped and forced to prostitution by a police offer who kept her imprisoned  in an apartment in Ilioupolis suburb of south-eastern Athens. The case came to light when the …

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Greece ratifies participation in Red Sea operation with a frigate

Greece’s highest Council for National Security and Foreign Affairs (KYSEA) approved on Monday the country’s participation in the “Aspides” operation for the protection of free navigation in the Red Sea. Under the chairmanship of prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the KYSEA also gave the green light for frigate HYDRA to participate …

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90 passengers trapped in Kalavryta rack railway due to landslides

Ninety passengers on board of Kalavryta rack railway – Odontotos in Greek- were trapped on Monday after two landslides blocked the rail track due to bad weather affecting the area. Nobody was injured and all passengers were in good health, media reported. According to police and local media, buses were …

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“Ceasefire” in SYRIZA until the European elections

The four-day Congress of SYRIZA over the weekend turned up into a circus with dancing elephants and cheering clowns. At the end of the day, on Sunday, all inner-party fronts agreed to bury the tomahawk and proceed “united” to the European elections beginning of June. Until the agreement was reached, …

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Greece Weather Warning: Heavy rainfalls, storms, powerful winds

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued a weather warning of a deterioration with heavy rainfalls and storms in most parts of the country. The bad weather front is forecast to affect the Greece from the evening hours of Sunday, February 25, until the early morning hours of Tuesday, February 27, …

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Heraklio airport resumes operation after maintenance work concluded

Flights to and from the airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” in Heraklio on the island of  Crete, will resume operation as of  3:00 p.m. on Saturday. 24 February 24, 2024, the Greek Civil Aviation Authority HCAA announced on Friday. Cleaning works of the runway started on Friday, the HCAA added. Operation of …

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Coastal Zones: Environmental organizations call on Greek government to withdraw controversial provisions

Eight environmental organizations are calling on the Greek government to withdraw the controversial provisions in a law on coastal zones that was tabled in a parliamentary committee on Wednesday. The draft legislation erodes environmental protections and plan a national policy for climate resilience. The groups said the bill does not …

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Tsipras Mega-Bomb: He urges Kasselakis to seek a vote of confidence by SYRIZA members

Former prime minister Alexis Tsipras, the man who brought Stefanos Kasselakis to SYRIZA, dropped a mega-bomb just an hour before the party Congress commenced on Thursday evening. he urged him to seek a vote of confidence by party members. Practically, the former SYRIZA leader questions and challenges the current leader …

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Zakynthos: Man arrested for beating, forcefully terminating his partner pregnancy

Police arrested a 27-year-old man in Zakynthos, western Greece, on Wednesday for beating his 19-year-old pregnant partner and forcibly given her drugs to terminate her pregnancy. The young woman was two months pregnant. The unprecedented incident took place on Tuesday evening, when the 27-year-old perpetrator, an Albanian national, went to …

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Greece exceeds EU average in RES share of electricity consumption

Renewable energy sources (RES) made up 41.2% of gross electricity consumption in the EU in 2022, the Eurostat said on Wednesday. In Greece, the RES share in electricity consumption in 2022 exceeded the European Union average to reach nearly 43% That was 3.4 percentage points more than in 2021 (37.8%) …

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32.7 million tourists visit Greece in 2023; receipts reached €0.5 billion

More than 32.7 million tourists visited Greece in 2023, breaking another record. Receipts from tourism reached 20.5 billion euros. According to data from the Bank of Greece issued on Wednesday, February 21,  travel receipts showed an increase of 15.7% compared to 2022 and amounted to 20,459.5 billion euros. This development …

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“Reforms in national defense include focus on AI” says Minister Dendias

The national defense sector needs profound reforms and these will focus also on artificial intelligence (AI), National Defense Minister Nikos Dendias told the Greek parliament’s National Defense Committee on Tuesday during a briefing. He stressed that the structure of the Armed Forces must be reorganized and underlined that the ministry …

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Farmers came, honked and left. What’s next?

They came to Athens on Tuesday, they honked in front of the Parliament and left at noon on Wednesday. At least 6,600 farmers with over 160 tractors and agricultural machinery as well as 112 buses gathered at Syntagma Square demanding from the government to meet their demands for lower production …

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