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European Commission releases data on Funds to Greece to deal with Migration

The European Commission has published a list of recipients of funds to Greece to deal with the migration crisis. An amount totaling 1.6 billion euros has been allocated to non-governmental organizations, international organizations and Greek authorities, even though only half of it has been disbursed. The Commission released €650 million …

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Folli Follie “cooked books” for ten years, says prosecutor

A prosecutor in Athens referred to indications of fraud in the balance sheets of 18 Folli Follie subsidiaries dating back to 2007, in requesting the freezing of bank accounts and safe deposit boxes belonging to the embattled company’s principal owners, the Koutsolioutsos family, and board members. According to naftemporiki, economic …

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Pregnant dog shot in Chania – Businessman offers €2,000 reward

World Animal Day sadly reminds of the challenge Greece face in terms of animal abuse. It was just on the even of this special day, when somebody fatally shot a pregnant dog. The dog did not particularly belonged to anyone, was rather a stray in the village of Pantelari, Chania …

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Maintenance works on KTG.com

Due to maintenance works on KeepTalkingGreece.com some readers may currently see an oldest version of the Home Page and miss latest articles of today, 4. Oct 2018. You can avoid this problem by checking with the latest posts on our social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook. Just click on …

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New regulations in Greece’s telecommunications incl €150 monthly cap

Greece’s telecommunications watchdog EETT has issued new regulations with regards to contracts of landlines and mobile phones connections. They regulations aim to protect consumers from hidden charges and lack of transparency in contracts with telecommunication providers. According to the new regulations, consumers will be able to exit a contract earlier …

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TEI Professor arrested for bribery & other “favors” to have students pass exams

Police has arrested a professor at a Technological Education Institute, a higher education public facility in Northern Greece for blackmailing students in order to pass the lessons he was teaching and so with receive their diploma. The 59-year-old man would either ask for either a special fee under the hand …

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Crete: Thugs put dog and 9 puppies in furnace, start fire (video)

An animal abuse of unbelievable brutality in Gergeri, Crete: One or several thugs put a dog mom and her nine puppies in a furnace,  placed pine trees needles inside, sealed the entrance with stones and started a fire to have the dog family burned alive. It was pure luck a …

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Efforts to extinguish the fire continue, as ferry leans to one side

Efforts to extinguish the fire in the passenger ferry Eleftherios Venizelos are in full power at the port of Piraeus still at 3 o’ clock Wednesday afternoon. With water and foam firefighters try to get the fire under control. However, conditions are difficult due as the garage in fully loaded …

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Flooded cities as powerful rainstorms strike Greece (videos)

It came as the Greek National Meteorological Service has forecast in its weather warning: rain, thunderstorm, hail, gusty  winds… The skies opened in several regions mainly in Western Greece on Monday and turned roads to rivers, swept away vehicles, brought down trees but also rocks from the mountains. The Fire …

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Greece’s market regulator fines Folli Follie with 4million euros

Greece’s securities regulator Capital Market Commission a 4 million euro ($4.64 million) fine on luxury jewelry maker Folli Follie on Thursday. The fines stem from violations dealing with market manipulation and failure to provide requested financial data for 2017, the commission said according to media. The fines were imposed on …

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Weather deterioration with rainfalls and thunderstorms, warns EMY

Greece’s National Meteorological Service (EMY) warns of weather deterioration with rainfalls and thunderstorms locally very powerful that may be accompanied by hale fall and very strong wind. The bad weather front will come from the North and slowly expand to Central and Southern Greece as of Saturday, July 7th 2018. …

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Extreme Windstorm strikes Trikala Imathias in N. Greece (videos)

It wasn’t just the usual summer rainfall but a powerful windstorm that hit the village of Trikala in Imathia prefecture in Macedonia, Northern Greece on Wednesday afternoon. Trees were uprooted, roof tiles and hangars were ripped out and electricity columns slanted. Main roads of the village were blocked with fallen …

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Merkel & Seehofer agree on “migrants’ transit centers” in the borders with Austria

Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and her rebellious interior minister from Bavarian CSU, Horst Seehofer, reached a compromise on migration at almost literally the eleventh hour Monday, averting a government crisis for the time being. Mr. Seehofer, who threatened to resign the previous day, will stay in office. The two agreed …

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Low “Nefeli” floods Kavala, sets thousands of acres of agricultural land under water

More than 120,000 acres of agricultural land are estimated to be under water in the broader area of Kavala in North-Eastern Greece. Torrential rains flooded homes and business place and left behind the people in devastation. Rivers and streams were flooded, landslides occurred and even parts of the national roads …

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Garbage collection on Corfu under strong police presence due to locals’ protests

Riot police squads are accompanying garbage trucks top the landfill of Levkimmi in the south of the island of Corfu in an effort to hinder protests by locals. The operation started on Tuesday morning, after trucks started to collect tonnes of garbage from streets and squares, laying there for over …

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