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Doctors in Thessaloniki warn hospitals at breaking poinτ

A surge in coronavirus infections in Greece’s northern city of Thessaloniki is pushing the hospital system to its limits, doctors at a medical facility say, as the second wave of the pandemic takes a toll. Last week Greece ordered a nationwide three-week lockdown, its second this year, in a bid …

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Greeks disapprove Athens Metro decision to rename two stations (UPD)

The management of the Attiko Metro in Athens has decided to rename two metro stations. Line 3 station <Evaggelismos> will be renamed into <Pavlos Bakoyannis> and Line 2 station <Agios Dimitrios> into <Alekos Panagoulis>. The two metro station will no longer have a geographical specification but a reference to two …

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High Speed train “Silver Arrow” to connect Athens-Thessaloniki in just 3.5 hours

High speed train “Silver Arrow” will connect Athens – Thessaloniki in just 3.5 hours. The train arrived on Friday in Thessaloniki. However, it will still need some time to be in full operation between the Greek capital and the metropolis in the North of the country as the infrastructure has …

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Thessaloniki: Epic bus driver urges commuters to “befriend with deodorant”

High temperatures, fully packed buses at peak hours and the divorce some people have taken with personal hygiene and deodorants often create an unbearable situation. An epic driver in Thessaloniki found a way to get rid of the bad summer odors in they fully packed buses. As the driver could …

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Larissa: Three-day pilgrimage to Metropolit corpse in a freezer

Three-day public pilgrimage to a Metropolit corspe in a freezer. The corpse of  Metropolit of Larissa and Tyrnavos Ignatios was to be exposed to public pilgrimage for the locals in the Agios Achillios Church in Centrla Greece. However, the high summer temperatures threatened to cancel the pious action and break …

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Athens: 24h Taxi strike, work stoppages at Buses, Trolleys & Metro on June 14

A hell of a day for motorists and commuters in Greek capital Athens, due to work stoppages in public transport means and a new 24-hour strike of taxi drivers. Main roads in the city of more than 4 million inhabitants are fully packed, since the morning. The situation is expected …

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Amazing Mosaics have been discovered in Thessaloniki (videos)

Thousands of pebbles in blue, red, green and yellow, side by side, have been waiting for centuries for archaeologists to discover their beauty. However, in Thessaloniki, it was not the archaeologists but primarily the digging for the metro construction that revealed the amazing mosaics. The mosaic were discovered under the …

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Majority of Greeks reject “Macedonia” in FYROM name, as thousands flock to Thessaloniki rally

Despite the government optimism about a solution to the name dispute with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the majority of Greeks reject compromises that include the term ‘Macedonia’, thus increasing pressure on the left-wing/nationalist coalition on political and diplomatic level. In a public opinion poll conducted by Metron Analysis …

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Grigoropoulos’ killing: Commemoration rallies, metro stations closed –

More than 3,000 policemen have been deployed in Athens ahead of the commemoration rallies for the anniversary of the killing of teenager boy Alexandros Grigoropoulos by a policeman on December 6th 2008. High school and university students will hold commemoration gatherings at 12 o’ clock noon outside the Athens University …

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Anarchists interrupt Sunday mass in Thessaloniki, smash offices of SYRIZA-ANEL in Athens

A group of anarchists stormed the cathedral in Thessaloniki and interrupted the  mass on Sunday morning. They shouted insults, threw leaflets and quarreled with priests and members of the parish. The priest of the church came out to speak with the protesters who reportedly pushed him away with their hands. …

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Greece’s entire railway network fully restored by 2025

The Athens-Thessaloniki train route will resume its entire service as of December 15,2023, Infrastructure & Transport Minister Christos Staikouras said at the 7th Thessaloniki Summit on Monday. A segment of the train route had been recently damaged by storm ‘Daniel’ and has since been serviced by bus. Minister Staikouras said …

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Farmers determined to move their tractors to Athens

Farmers in Greece remain at the roadblocks they have set up and continuing their protest actions, sending a message of mobilization escalation to the government. Farmers from Halkidiki lined up their tractors along the national highway Moudanian – Thessaloniki, bound for Thessaloniki. They were planning to deliver a resolution with …

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US Embassy in Athens alerts US citizens about demonstrations

The US Embassy in Greece has alerted American citizens about the planned demonstrations in Athens and Thessaloniki on November 17, 2023 Demonstrations in the two above mentioned cities as well as in other cities and towns across the country take place in order to commemorate the Athens Polytechnic University studenta’ …

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Commuters in trouble due to work stoppages in public transport, Sept 21

Commuters in Greek capital Athens will face troubles on Thursday, due to the 24-hour strike called by several unions, as transport workers will also join the protest against the Labor Bill with strike and wort stoppages. One of the problems is that a court in Athens declared as “illegal” the …

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105 soccer fans ordered detained pending trial

All 105 soccer fans suspected of being involved in extensive clashes in the Greek capital that ended in the death of a 29-year-old AEK Athens supporter have been ordered to be detained pending their trial, authorities said Sunday. Three examining magistrates and two prosecutors questioned the detained fans in batches …

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UK’s Currys to sell its Greek retail arm Kotsovolos

UK’s electrical retailer Currys could offer up its Greek electronics retail arm Kotsovolos to potential buyers, with the FTSE 250 firm announcing a strategic review of the businesses. Kotsovolos is one of the leading electrical and electronics retailers in Greece, it has a network of over 90 stores including an …

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Greece 24h Strike: How public transport operates; ferries docked, no flights

For a second day within a week Greece will be paralyzed due to a 24-hour strike of the public and private sector unions demanding justice foe the train collision victims and safe transport in the country. Journalists are holding a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, March 15, in order to be …

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