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Protests and road blockades in Bulgaria trap dozens drivers in Greece

Thousands of Bulgarians have blocked major highways and roads on Sunday protesting fuel prices and rising cost of living. The blockades have the effect that dozens of truck drivers and private motorists are trapped not only inside Bulgaria but also in neighboring Greece and Turkey. The protests have spread across …

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90-year-old guard opens the doors of Allied Cemetery on Armistice Day

90-year-old Djordge Mihailovic could not be absent from the ceremony marking 100 years from the end of World War I. Serbian Djordge Mihailovic is the keeper of the Serbian cemetery Zeitenlik Allied Cemetery in Thessaloniki, the biggest military cemetery in the Balkans. Dressed in military uniform, the guardian of the …

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Do My Tama: Greek-Orthodox e-shop for oblations to Saints from afar

Technology in the service of Greek Orthodoxy. This must be the ideal e-shop for the Greek Orthodox Christians around the world. Startup Do My Tama offers the possibility that they fulfill their oblation to a saint even if they are far away. Using a user-friendly interface, the Greek Orthodox Christian …

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Ecumenical Patriarch concerned about the Tsipras-Ieronymos agreement

For two hours Educations and Religious Affairs Minister Costas Gavroglou was briefing Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Istanbul about the recent agreement between the government and the Greek Orthodox Church of Greece. I twas the second time within two days, the Ecumenical Patriarch was receiving a briefing by Greek officials on …

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Inflation in Greece rises to 1.8% in October from 1.1% in September

Annual inflation rate in Greece accelerated to 1.8 percent in October from 1.1 percent a month earlier, Greek Statistics Authority ELSTAT said on Friday. The data showed that consumer price index rose to 1.8 percent year-on-year. In September the rate was 1.1 percent. The evolution of the Consumer Price Index …

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Metro direct connection to/from Athens Airport resume on Nov 10

Athens Metro Line 3 will resume direct connection to/from Athens International Airport on Saturday, November 10th 2018, Athens Urban Rail Transport Organization (STASY) announced on Friday. Passengers on Metro Line 3 <Agia Marina> to/from <Athens International Airport> will not need to change at <Doukissis Plakentias> station. Schedule from <Agia Marina> …

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Norwegian Frigate ignored multiple collision warnings by oil tanker

The crew on board of the Norwegian frigate KNM Helge Ingstad  have ignored multiple warnings sent not only by the Greek-owned tanker Sola but also by maritime traffic authorities based at nearby Fedje, local media report. The frigate responded at least once to the warnings, claiming they “had control.” They …

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