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Thessaloniki floods: Mayor calls critics “mentally retarded”

Mayor of Thessalonik, Yannis Boutaris called “mentally retarded” critics who mocked the fact that the city was part of “Resilient city Program.” Water- and power outage remain in several parts of the city as locals try to return to normal life. Large parts of Thessaloniki remain without water and electricity …

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First cremations in Thessaloniki expected in the first half of….

The procedures for the construction and operation of the Cremation Center in Thessaloniki are proceeding as planned despite the bureaucratic hurdles. Mayor Yannis Boutaris said on Wednesday, he was optimistic that the first cremations could be conducted in the first half of 2019. While still several permission are to be …

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92-year-old Holocaust survivor leads the Remembrance March in Thessaloniki

Sitting in a wheelchair, 92-year-old Holocaust survivor Moshe Aelion defied the rain and led the march of painful Remembrance. The march of the Jews of  Thessaloniki, from Elefterias Square to the Old Railway Station, from where the first train left for the death camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau on 7. …

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Jewish Communities condemn desecration of Holocaust Memorial in Thessaloniki

The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece condemn the desecration of the Holocaust Memorial in Thessaloniki on Sunday and urge state authorities and the Church to do the same. On Sunday, unknown perpetrators used a spray to write the name and the logo of neo-nazi “Golden Dawn” on the …

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PM Tsipras determined to solve name dispute with FYROM, but partner Kammenos has reservations

As efforts intensify to resolve the decades-long name dispute between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Tsipras coalition partner and Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, dampened expectations. He said that he would never back a solution including the word “Macedonia” thus revealing cracks in the coalition government. The …

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Greece installs first photovoltaic virtual net-metering PV on school rooftop

Greece’s first virtual net-metering PV system is installed on the rooftop of a school in Thessaloniki, the country’s second biggest city. The system is funded by Greenpeace Greece but is not yet connected to the grid, as it is waiting for the ministry to pass a new law. Net-metering (or …

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Greece EP Elections 2014 – 24% counted: SYR 26.5% ND 23.1% GD 9.3%

The first wave of exit polls has been announced at 7 o’clock Sunday, May 25th 2014. The first wave of exit polls refer to European Parliament Elections and Attica Region. “The error margin is +/-2,” a pollster said to state NERIT TV. Live blogging continues below the exit poll results. …

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Municipality & Regional elections: Latest results in Athens, Attica, Piraeus

With 99,88% to 100% of the polling stations  counted, the results for Athens, Attica, Piraeus and Thessaloniki are the following, according to official results of the Greek Interior Ministry via Singular Issue: Attica Region: counted 6,482 out of 6,490 polling stations Rena Dourou SYRIZA     23,80% Yiannis Sgouros PASOK 22,10% Giorgos …

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Exit Polls surprise: SYRIZA candidates lead in Athens mayor and Attica prefecture

Ballot boxes closed at 7 p.m. on Sunday with a shock for coalition government of Nea Dimokratia and PASOK. The Exit polls show a precedence of SYRIZA candidates in Greece’s biggest municiaplity Athens and biggest prefecture Attica.  Exit polls overturn the results of recent public opinion polls. Exit polls: Athens …

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Thessaloniki: Political parties boycott National Day parade

Even the representative of Samaras’ coalition government party, he himself personally, the leader of PASOK, Evangelos Venizelos was absent from the traditional military parade to remember the OCHI-Day and commemorate, the No Greeks told the powers of Axis on 28th October 1940. There were some unconfirmed claims in the press …

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