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40 more beaches added to “Untrodden Beaches” in Greece

The number of protected so-called “untrodden” beaches in Greece – known as ‘Apatites Paralies’ – has been increased by 40 to reach a total of 238, the environment and energy ministry announced on Friday. The enlargement of the list was conducted in collaboration with the national economy and finance ministry, …

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Olive oil production higher – Prices gradually falling

Estimates about olive oil production in Greece are optimistic this year, although safer conclusions will be available after about a month. “At the moment we are in the flowering period and after about a month we will have the fruiting. All this under the condition that everything will develop normally,” …

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Rhodes: Two Swedish tourists sentenced for attempting to remove Greek flag

Two Swedish nationals were handed down suspended sentences for attempting to remove the Greek flag from a Police Security Directorate on the island of Rhodes. The First-instance Court on Tuesday handed down suspended sentences of six and seven months imprisonment, respectively, to two 19-year-old men who had attempted to remove …

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Diplomatic spat between Greece and North Macedonia over President’s oath

Τhe statement of North Macedonia president is “illegal and provocative” Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Monday, a day after Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova used the word “Macedonia” during her sworn-in ceremony instead “North Macedonia” as the constitutional name of the country is following the Prespa Agreement of 2018. A diplomatic …

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Marina Satti declares “Yawning” to be a resistance act?

Greece’s Marina Satti and “Zari” qualified for the Eurovision finals on upcoming Saturday, however, her behavior during the presser of the Israeli participant Eden Golan caused an uproar and divided especially the Greek public. The  37-year-old Greek singer was seen to be yawning and even pretending (?) to fall asleep or …

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UPDATE Body of baby found in landfill – Parents arrested

Police has arrested a couple of Nepalese nationals suspected of having disposed their newborn baby in a trash bin. While it remains unclear whether there was a birth or a miscarriage, whether the baby was dead or alive when disposed, its body was found in a landfill late Friday afternoon. …

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Mass food poisoning on St George Feast sends 37 to hospital

Mass food poisoning in a village of Andravidas-Kyllini, in Peloponnese sent 37 people to health centers and hospitals on Easter Monday after an outdoors  community meal organized every year by the church of Neapolis village on the day of St George feast. According to local media, the people showed symptoms …

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Access to Shipwreck on Zakynthos prohibited also in 2024

With a joint ministerial decision Greece has prohibited again in 2024 the access to famous  Shipwreck of Zakynthos (Navagio), both to the beach from the sea and from land, as well as to the edge of the so-called plateau. The decision was signed by the ministers of Citizen Protection, Maritime …

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Head of Greece’s air and rail safety agency resigns

The president of the National Organization for the Investigation of Aviation and Railway Accidents and Transport Safety (E.OD.A.S.A.A.M.), Athanassios Binis, has resigned, media reported on Wednesday afternoon. The resignation became known when a SYRIZA MP brought the issue to the Parliament during the debate for the Tempi train disaster. He …

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“Delimitation of maritime borders is the only difference with Turkey,” says Greek deputy FM

“Delimitation of maritime borders is the only difference that Greece has with Turkey,” Deputy Foreign Minister Alexandra Papadopoulou clarified during a discussion at the think tank ‘The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD)’ in Washington. Papadopoulou pointed out that the Greek prime minister has clearly indicated Greece’s readiness to refer …

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4-year-old boy intubated after brutally beaten by mother’s partner

A four-year-old boy is struggling for its life intubated in the ICU of an Athens hospital after it was brutally beaten by his mother’s partner. The boy was already in come when it was transferred to the Children’s Hospital early Wednesday evening. According to media information, the boy has multiple …

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Mitsotakis: “Unfortunate incident that won’t affect Greece-UK relations” (POLL)

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday described the abrupt cancellation of his planned meeting with UK counterpart Rishi Sunak in London as an “unfortunate incident.” Despite this, he expressed confidence that it would not have any impact on bilateral ties. “This unfortunate incident… will not affect Greek-British relations. It had …

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Traffic restrictions in downtown Athens until Nov 18

Extensive road traffic restrictions will come into effect ahead of the 50th Athens Polytechnic Uprising anniversary, to be commemorated with a mass rally across the city center on Friday, November 17, 2023. Road traffic will gradually be restricted until it is closed off entirely on the day, starting at 06:00 …

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EU Agriculture Commissioner visits flooded Thessaly (video)

European Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski on Thursday visited areas of Thessaly affected by the flooding caused by the destructive storms, Daniel and Elias. Following an invitation by Rural Development and Foods Minister Lefteris Avgenakis, Wojciechowski flew with a helicopter over the flooded areas in Thessaly, visited farms and talked …

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Severe floods in Central Greece ‘drown’ dozens of villages, evacuations still due (picts, vids)

Dozens of villages in the regions of Karditsa and Trikala in the plain of Thessaly in central Greece have been flooded with the water reaching a height of up to 3 meters. Hundreds of desperate people are on roof tops waiting for rescue that it currently seems impossible. Βούλιαξαν. Λάσπη …

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Austrian newly wed couple missing in Pilio floods

An Austrian newly wed couple has been missing in the floods of Pilio, central Greece. they have been missing since Tuesday afternoon after the holiday accommodation they were staying in was swept away. The pair, said to be from the city of Graz and aged in the mid 30’s, were …

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