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Ferries, ship to remain docked as Seamen’s union joins 24h strike

Ships and ferries throughout Greece will remain docked at the country’s port on Wednesday, April 17 following a decision by the Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation to join the 24-hour nationwide strike called by the Confederation of Employees of Greece (ADEDY). Central demands of the strike are action to deal with inflation …

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Data Protection Authority fines Greece’s Migration Ministry with €175K

Greece’s Data Protection Authority has fined the Migration 8 Asylum Ministry with of €175,000 for the systems “Kentavros” and “Iperion” for the surveillance of  asylum seekers. The DPA found violation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (which things don’t seem to be going too well with lately). The fine …

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Greece approves purchase of 35 Blackhawk helicopters from US

Greece has approved the purchase of 35 UH-60M Blackhawk helicopters from U.S defence contractor Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N), opens new tab in an effort to modernize its armed forces, two people with knowledge of the deal told Reuters. “The deal passed by the parliament’s committee is to buy 35 helicopters …

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Corfu: High-school student stabs two students, a passer-by

Three people, among them two minors, were stabbed in Saroko area on the island of Corfu in broader daylight early Wednesday afternoon. The bloody incident between minor students took place in front of passers-by in Saroko Square around 2 o’ clock, local media reported. The incident started with an argument …

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54 whooping cough cases incl. 2 deaths recorded in Greece

54 cases of whooping cough (pertussis) including two fatalities have been recorded  in Greece since the beginning of 2024. According to data from the National Public Health Organization (EODY), infected have been 32 children among them 11 infants under the age of one, and 22 adolescents. Recorded have been also …

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Public sector union ADEDY to launch a 24h nationwide strike

Τhe federation of public sector employees ADEDY has announced a 24-hour nationwide strike on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. According to the announcement, ADEDY demands: – A horizontal increase of 10% in the salaries of public-sector employees. – A return of the two additional salaries in the public sector. – Collective …

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Athens Epidaurus Festival 2024 starts June 1; program in ENG

The 2024 Athens Epidaurus Festival opens on June 1, with 93 productions over 85 days and the participation of 2,500 performers and creators from around the world, including a diverse program with outstanding global performers and new creators as well. Events will include dance performances, concert, performances, screenings, discussions, educational …

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