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E-mails scandal: Dozens of expats and Diaspora Greeks seek compensation

Dozens of expats and diaspora Greeks have filed lawsuits against the Greek interior ministry, seeking compensation after the data protection scandal where a MEP used e-mail lists without authorization after she illegally obtained them. Each one of the 30 in total – and so far – plaintiffs seek a compensation …

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+++F-16 crashes in North Aegean Sea. Pilot rescued

An F-16 fighter jet of the Greek Air Force crashed into the sea area south of Halkidiki in the northern Aegean Sea early Wednesday afternoon. Big Search And Rescue operation underway. According to initial media information, there is serious evidence that the pilot managed to abandon the aircraft as eyewitnesses …

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Landmine from Ukraine washed up on Rhodes beach

A landmine from Ukraine has been washed up off the island of Rhodes in south-eastern Greece. The landmine was spotted by a swimmer in the Soroni area who saw the object and removed it not knowing what it was. A winter swimmer in Rhodes could not believe his eyes when …

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Hellenic Train denies disinvestment rumors

Τhe Hellenic Train, the Italian state-owned operator of Greece’s railway, has denied reports that it is planning to divest from Greece. “Following a rumor that circulated in recent days in a section of the press, Hellenic Train categorically denies any disinvestment from Greece,” the company said in a statement. Τhe …

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Costumes for Olympic Flame ceremony divide Greeks (POLL)

The new costumes to be worn at the lighting ceremony the Olympic Flame were presented at an event last week. They will be worn by priestesses and the High Priestess. The costumes were designed by internationally renowned Greek designer Mary Katratzou and reportedly inspired by the Ionian capitals of the …

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Greece’s new 3-tier price scheme for Golden Visa

The Greek government is about to submit the new scheme for Golden Visa to the Parliament next week. The new 3-tier price scheme will depend on the geographical location of a property and will also have special incentives to investors from non-EU countries who will purchase “conservation” properties. The final …

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Naval Flare kills Carnivalist in eastern Crete

A 33-year-old man was killed in eastern Crete on Sunday when a marine distress flare he set off exploded. Together with two friends, the man was participating in the Canrival celebrations in Agios Nikolaos on Sunday. Τhe man was rushed to the hospital with a severely bleeding wound in the …

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Erdogan: “The whole Cyprus would be entirely Turkish today”

In a speech to Turkish military personnel, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that “if Turkish forces had pushed further south in 1974, then all of Cyprus would be entirely Turkish today.” He alleged that the “Turkish Cypriots were on the brink of genocide just half a century ago. In the …

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E-mails scandal ousts a ND MEP, the head of Diaspora Greeks and a Secretary General

The scandal of data protection violations regarding Greek voters living abroad triggered a domino of political developments in the country. MEP  of New Democracy Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou has been forced to abstain from the list of candidates for the upcoming European elections, the general secretary of the Interior Ministry  Michalis Stavrianoudakis …

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Police officer transferred 100 kg of cannabis in service car

A police officer in western Greece transported more than 100 kg of  rsaw cannabis in an official vehicle. Three arrests A serious drug case involving two police officers and one civilian is being investigated by the Thesprotia Police Department. It all started with a tip-off  at the local Narcotics Enforcement …

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