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Volos: Father shoots dead his daughter’s rapist

A 50-year-old man in Volos, central Greece, voluntarily surrendered to police on Tuesday afternoon confessing that he killed brother-in-law. The 33-year-old victim had allegedly sexually abused the perpetrator’s daughter for almost a decade. The suspect, an Albanian national, claimed responsibility for the murder after discovering that his brother-in-law from his …

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Greece scraps fines to elderly who didn’t get Covid-vaccine

The fines imposed to elderly who were not vaccinated against COVID-19 in 2022 will be written off, Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis said at a press conference on Wednesday. “We have recommended the withdrawal of the fines imposed on the elderly who were not vaccinated during the pandemic period,” the minister …

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Lesvos: 3 dead, unknown number of missing as migrants boat crashed into rocks

The bodies of three people have been recovered so far after a boat carrying around 36 refugees and migrants crashed into rocks on the Greek island of Lesvos in the early hours of Wednesday. The boat had launched from the Turkish coast, while gale-force northern winds were blowing with intensity …

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Greece adopts EU directive on minimum tax rate on multinationals

The Greek government on Tuesday presented a draft law to integrate into national legislation a European directive on implementing a minimum tax rate on multinational enterprises and large-scale domestic groups which could lead to a supplementary tax of up to 15% on profits. The Pillar II directive (EU 2022/2523) is …

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First snow on Mt. Parnitha, NW Athens; cold weather sweeps across Greece

The first snow of 2024 started falling on the Mt. Parnitha over 900 meters on Tuesday afternoon, forcing authorities to shut down to traffic the avenue of the same name in north-western Athens. Police announced the closure of the avenue citing snowfall and ice conditions. Snowplows have been deployed out …

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6-month-old baby boy beaten and strangulated by his mother

A 6.5-month-old baby with serious injuries was rushed by its grandparents to the hospital of Veria early Tuesday afternoon. The infant succumbed to its injuries before doctors could help it. Police arrested the mother for the death of the baby boy. According to local media, when the grandparents realized what …

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Food prices up 25% in two years; minister blames …government

Greece’s Development Minister Kostas Skrekas appeared almost proud that food prices went up only 25% in two years. He claimed that prices “is not a minister’s but a government’s issue.” In an interview with ANT1 TV, Skrekas who is in this position since summer 2023, described himself as a “minister …

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Commissioner Johansson: Greece has made key progress on migration issue

Greece has made noteworthy steps toward a contemporary management of the migration issue, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson said in Athens on Monday, during a migration event at the related Greek ministry. Johansson had met with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the ministry earlier in the day. In …

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SYRIZA: One more MP resigns leaving party with 35 in Parliament

Main opposition party SYRIZA lost one more seat in the Parliament after Magnisia MP Katerina Papanatsiou resigned from the party on Monday. The party has now 35 seats in a Parliament of 300 in total. She justified her decision citing disagreements with the party’s new leadership. Decrying SYRIZA’s “gradual mutation” …

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MyAuto: Drivers can access vehicle information through gov.gr Wallet

Greek drivers can now access all information about their cars on the Gov.gr Wallet application without having to pay a visit to a physical office, the Ministries of Infrastructure & Transporation, Digital Governance, and National Economy & Finance said on Monday. ‘MyAuto’ serves as an e-file for cars, with owners …

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Femicide: Body of missing pregnant woman; partner & friend arrested

The body of a 41-year-old pregnant woman missing since the New Year’s Day has been found inside a trunk among bushes in a remote forest area in Halkidiki, northern Greece. The woman’s partner and a friend of his have been arrested. The first victim of femicide in Greece in 2024. …

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Lanthimos’ ‘Poor Things’ wins Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture

Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Poor Things,” an off-key Victorian-era riff on “Frankenstein,” pulled off an upset victory over “Barbie” to triumph in the best comedy or musical category at the 81st Golden Globes. Poor Things is taking home the award for Best Picture – Musical/Comedy! ✨Congratulations! #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/PJ0mYEOtaB — Golden Globe Awards …

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