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Over 15,000 lightning bolts cause 62 wildfires on Thursday

A total of 62 fires broke out in the last 24 hours, most of them due to lightning during the powerful weather front raging in Greece on Thursday, the Fire Brigade said. Οver 15,000 lightning bolts fell within nine hours across the country. 1,200 of them stroke Athens and Attica …

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Greek PM congratulates Keir Starmer on landslide victory

Greece’s conservative prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis congratulated Keir Starmer after the Labour party achieved a landslide victory in the UK’s general election, ending 14 years of the conservative Tory government. “Congratulations to Keir Starmer on winning the UK general election. The Greek government is ready to work together to further …

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Covid-19 infections, deaths and intubations up in Greece

Covid-19 infections continue to rise in Greece and the rising number include deaths and intubations, the weekly report of the National Public Health Organization (EODY) for the week June 24-30, 2024, announced on Thursday. ISO 26/2024 🇬🇷 (24 – 30 June 2024) Infections & Reinfections: 9,361 (+1,577)⚠️ Deaths: 39,094 (+22)⚠️ …

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Olympic Festival Paris 2024 in south Athens, July 26-Aug 11

The Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) in cooperation with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) and under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), The French Embassy and the French Institute in Athens are organizing the Olympic Festival Paris 2024. The events are scheduled from July 26 to August …

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Drone operator fined and arrested for the wildfire in NE Attica

Α 35-year-old man, the operator of a drone, was arrested  and has been accused of causing the wildfire in Glyka Nera village in North-East Attica on Wednesday. According to an announcement by the Fire Service received an administrative fine of 4,675 euros and will appear before an Athens prosecutor later …

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Hiring of 10,000 teachers of all school levels, says Education Ministry

The Greek Ministry of Education announced on Thursday it will hire 10,000 teachers of all specialties at all levels of school education before the start of the 2024-2025 school year, aiming at upgrading the quality of public education and enhancing inclusive education. The 4,451 appointments will cover vacancies due to …

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Weather Alert in Athens & Attica; Updated warning my EMY

Millions of residents of Athens and Attica as well as tourists received weather alerts at noon on Thursday warning them of upcoming heavy rainfalls and storms as of the afternoon. The sms was sent via the Emergency line <112> by the Civil Protection. It is worth noting that many Greeks …

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First private tour in Acropolis: Russian couple pays €5,000

A Russian couple were the first tourists to enjoy the first private tour in the Acropolis of Athens. For this exclusive service they paid of 5,000 euros. The first private tour of the Acropolis took place on Saturday night, June 29, media reported. A Russian couple reportedly made the first …

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