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Missing shepherd found dead, no sign from senior couple 4 days after Medicane

A 73-year-old shepherd was found dead at a height of 1,500 m on the mountain of Almyros by Volos in central Greece on Wednesday. The man was missing since Saturday afternoon when he went up to the mountain to bring his free-ranging cows into safety due to severe weather conditions …

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Juncker Plan funds more major transport and environment projects in Greece

Three major transport and environment project are to be inaugurated this week with EU funds totaling 1.3 billion euros, the European Commission said on Wednesday. In addition, 121 million euros investment has been adopted for the motorway connecting the Aktio Peninsula with the Ionian highway . The Commission said in …

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Russia hints it may veto Prespes Agreement at UN Security Council

Russia hints it may veto the Prespes Agreement between Greece and FYROM at the United Nations after the referendum on Sunday did not bring the necessary voters’ participation. As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, Russia can submit a veto should the Agreement be considers at the Council …

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TEI Professor arrested for bribery & other “favors” to have students pass exams

Police has arrested a professor at a Technological Education Institute, a higher education public facility in Northern Greece for blackmailing students in order to pass the lessons he was teaching and so with receive their diploma. The 59-year-old man would either ask for either a special fee under the hand …

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Athens Stocks Exchange under pressure, Greek banks in sell off

The Athens Stock Exchange is currently under pressure, as banking stocks are under a strong sell off, with Piraeus Bank to be even moving within the limit down, Greek media report short after 12 o’ clock noon on Wednesday. In particular, the General Index recorded losses of 3.45% at 657.66 …

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“Greece wants to repay loans to ECB and IMF before maturity,” Tsakalotos says

Greece wants to repay loans to the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank before they mature, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said on Tuesday. The aim is to reduce debt serving cost, he added. The ECB holds Greek debt worth around 12 billion euros with an average maturity of …

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Head of EP information office in Athens suspended amid anti-fraud probe

The head of European Parliament information office in Athens has been suspended from duty amid an anti-fraud probe by the EU Anti-Fraud office OLAF. Together with Leonidas Andrikopoulos, suspended were reportedly also two other employees whose names and nationalities were not made public. The case was confirmed by Marjory van …

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Tax inspectors go cyclone-hit Skiathos to catch tax evaders

Tax inspectors arrived on Skiathos on Monday, a day after the island was declared in a state of emergency due to the floods and infrastructure damages caused by the Mediterranean Cyclone, Medicane Zorbas. The audits aimed to catch tax evaders were obviously scheduled long ago, but didn’t they know that …

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Peace Boat for Nuclear-Free World arrives at Corfu

The Peace Boat for a Nuclear-Free World docked at the port of the island of Corfu in the Ionian Sea on October 1. Among the 1,000 passengers are also survivors from the Holocaust in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They are bringing a message of world peace. The ship and its passengers …

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First Animal Rights March in Athens, October 6 2018

Marches for animal rights are been organized every year in many cities across the globe. This year’s march in Athens is scheduled on October 6th 2018. Below is a press release and a video we received by the organizers, the Ethos & Empathy organization: For the last couple of years, …

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Greece to launch e-registry for leisure boats under Greek and foreign flags

Greece will finally launch an e-registry for leisure boats via an amendment to modernize the relevant legal framework. The amendment is to be submitted to the Parliament on Thursday and will be attached to a bill on central depositories. Legislation establishing an e-registry was originally passed in early 2014 but …

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Primera Air collapses, more than 400 tourists stranded in Chania, Crete

Budget airline Primera Air ceased operation over night leaving thousands of stranded holiday makers in twenty countries around the globe. Four hundred tourists have stranded at the airport of Chania on the island of Crete, local media report. Nordic budget airline Primera Air has become the latest European carrier to …

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