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Greece introduces new IDs to be issued from Sept 25

Greece’s new IDs will be issued from September 25, 2023. the new identity cards will be valid for ten years. Old IDs will be used still for the next two years, that is until 20245. The new IDs will not contain “any chips or cameras or listening devices,” Prime Minister …

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Greek and foreign tourists limit dine out during 2023 vacations

Greek and foreign tourists limited their dine out visits to restaurants during their vacations this summer, choosing more often to cook at the accommodation they were staying in or even turned to something ‘quick’ instead a proper meal at a tavern or restaurant. Although ELSTAT’s most recent figures for the …

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UK Police Officer found dead on Corfu island

A 22-year-old British tourist was found dead on a side street in the area of Kavos on the island of Corfu on Friday morning. The tourist was working as police officer in London, UK, and was on the island in the Ionian Sea for vacations together with a colleague. The …

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25 migrants rescued from burning Dadia forest

A group of twenty-five people, believed to be undocumented migrants, has been rescued from the burning forest of Dadia in Evros region, north-eastern Greece, where a wildfire has been raging for the 14th consecutive day. The group was reportedly located in a burning part of the forest between Dadia and …

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Psychiatric ward patient kills another patient in Corfu hospital

A patient at the psychiatric ward of the General Hospital of Corfu is accused of killing a fellow patient at the state-run facility, police said ον Friday, The 45-year-old assailant, who is said to be grappling with bipolar disorder and psychosis, allegedly assaulted the victim, a 63-year-old woman who was …

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Mitsotakis, Meloni focus on energy cooperation, migration

The deepening and expansion of the already strong Greek-Italian relations, particularly in the economy and bilateral energy cooperation, were discussed during the working dinner of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis with his Italian counterpart, Georgia Meloni, at the Maximos Mansion. During the working dinner, joint initiatives both bilaterally and within the …

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“Spartan” alone in Parliament is seeking for his MPs

Leader of far-right opposition party Spartiates – Spartans – Vassilis Stigas sat alone in the Parliament during the debate in the wildfires on Thursday. The leader of a party with 11 deputies is at odds with his own “army”, he lashed out at them speaking of “Greek Mafia” and “Don …

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High-ranking Police Officer in Chania in custody for extortion

A high-ranking officer of the Greek Police in Chania, Crete, was remanded in custody following his seven-hour testimony to an investigator and a prosecutor. The 53-year-old officer, a native of Chania has been charged with felony charges such as repeated extortion, bribery of an employee, and breach of duty. He …

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Athens military flyover mystery solved

Athenians looked up in the sky several times early Thursday afternoon due to the loud noise of fighter jets in low flight over the Greek capital from the north to the south and back. Many wondered what was going on and what was the purpose of the flyover as drills …

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Shipowner punches journalist; Greek gov’t condemns attack

The Greek government on Wednesday denounced an attack against a journalist by a ship-owner during a football match in Athens. Giorgos Papachristos, an opinion writer and adviser at the daily Ta Nea, was attacked on Tuesday evening after the end of the first half of the football match between Panathinaikos …

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