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Victory of nationalist VMRO in North Macedonia could pose a risk to Prespa Agreement

Results of  parliamentary and presidential elections in North Macedonia on Wednesday, where the right-wing nationalist party VMRO prevailed with a large majority, is causing concern to Greece’s political leadership as well as the Foreign Ministry with regards to the historic Prespa Agreement of 2018.. The election result enables the majority …

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British teenager on Crete holiday files “rape” complaint to police

A 16-year-old British teenager has filed a complaint that she was raped by a 28-year-old Pakistani national in the toilet of a bar in Malia on the island of  Crete. The teenager was spending vacations in the area with her parents and it was in fact her mother who filed …

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Tourism season in Greece starts with 80,000 job vacancies

Τourism season 2024 has started in Greece with around 80,000 job vacancies in hotels, bars and restaurants triggering serious concern among employers who fear decrease on service they can offer. Αnd thus in a year where bookings predict a new tourism record in the country. The tourism and food industry …

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Red Arrows aerobatic team to perform in south Athens, May 18

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, will perform at noon on Saturday, May 18, above Flisvos in Paleo Faliro, on the coast of Athens. The impressive show will start at 12 o’ clock noon. The British aerobatic team will also perform in a show on May 21 …

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Athens is an emerging center of wealth

Athens is among the rising centers of wealth, according to this year’s edition of the World’s Wealthiest Cities study by Henley & Partners, a consultancy on high-income immigration issues. According to the research data, 22,600 millionaires (having at least $1 million) live in Athens today, with their population having increased …

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EU Court: European Parliament must provide access to information on convicted MEP Lagos

The Court of Justice of the European Union on Wednesday annulled a European Parliament decision to deny access to documents relating to funds the latter provided to Ioannis Lagos. Lagos, who has been jailed for participation in the criminal organization Golden Dawn, was elected to the European Parliament under that …

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Greek filed lawsuit against AstraZeneca for two blood clots

A 35-year-old Greek man has filed a lawsuit against AstraZeneca and the Greek State, for having suffered two blood clots after being vaccinated against the coronavirus with the company’s vaccine. “Proceedings have been filed against Astrazeneca and the Greek State. My vaccination created two clots, one was in the left …

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Access to Shipwreck on Zakynthos prohibited also in 2024

With a joint ministerial decision Greece has prohibited again in 2024 the access to famous  Shipwreck of Zakynthos (Navagio), both to the beach from the sea and from land, as well as to the edge of the so-called plateau. The decision was signed by the ministers of Citizen Protection, Maritime …

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Number of wildfires in Greece 22% higher since start of 2024

Greece experienced 3,543 wildfires between January 1 and May 1, a rise of 22% compared to last year’s 2,907 blazes, according to the Fire Service, which is bracing for a very difficult fire season. What is causing particular alarm is that “some of these fires displayed characteristics similar to blazes …

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Court of Appeals to review Mati fire disaster sentences

The Court of Appeals in Athens has initiated a review of the sentences for the deadly Mati fire disaster case, following an outrage of victims’ relatives and an appeal against the controversial ruling. On April 29 and after an 18-month trial, the court convicted only six of the 21 defendants …

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Piano in Athens: 100 concerts in public & private spaces, May 16-20

Piano City Athens: 100 piano concerts in public and private spaces, special events and house concerts will take place in Greek capital Athens between May 16 and 20, 2024. It is the second piano festival of this kind in Athens and the entrance is free of charge. According to organizers, …

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