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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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Rail track to connect Heraklio with new Kasteli airport on Crete

French multinational rolling stock manufacturer operating  in rail transport group Alstom is turning its attention to Heraklion, Crete. It brings back discussions about the construction of a fixed track network, which will connect the city of Heraklion with the new airport in Kasteli. According to news website hellasjournal, Managing Director …

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A flurry of bankruptcies for Greece’s Bakeries

Soaring energy inflation, accumulated debt, increases in raw materials and declining consumption are increasing bakeries shutdowns in Greece, with bakers not even being able to put… bread on their tables. In the last two months, more than 50 bakeries have shut down, increasing the number of “locks” to 260 within …

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West Nile Virus: 160 infections, 14 deaths in total (EODY weekly)

West Nile mosquito

Dozens of new infections with the West Nile virus within a week and 14 deaths in total were announced by Greece’s National Health Care Organization EODY. the majority of infections have been recorded in central and northern Greece According to EODY weekly bulletin, from the begin of 2022 until September …

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Greece-General Strike to paralyze public transport, sea and air traffic UPDs

Public transport, sea and air traffic will be heavily disrupted or just paralyzed on Wednesday, 6. April 2022, as several transport workers unions have declared to participate in the 24-hour general strike. For 24 hours, ferries will remain docked at the ports and airplanes will be grounded at the airports, …

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Greece to abolish Passenger Location Form (PLF) by mid-March

The condition to complete the Passenger Location Form (PLF) by those visiting Greece will be abolished by mid-March, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced on Thursday.The country also increase capacity for touristic buses and implements new health protocols for touristic accommodation. “Following the recommendation by the Experts’ Committee of the Health …

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Greece: 3586 new coronavirus cases, 51 deaths, 699 intubations

Greece’s health authorities announced on Tuesday,3,586 new coronavirus cases and 51 deaths in the past 24 hours. The number of Covid-19 patients in intubation has increased to 699. Death toll has reached 7,582. Total confirmed infections since the begin of the pandemic 242,347. Ιnteresting to note: Nov 12/2020: 3350 (lockdown …

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Greece’s rough roadmap for gradual lockdown lifting

The Committee of epidemiologists and other health experts advising the Greek government will hold an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday, March 17, to assess the epidemiological situation and to consider when and how the lockdown restrictions will be lifted. The prolonged lockdown, in the 4.5th month now, has increased citizens’ fatigue …

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