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Five arrested in pro-Palestinian protest in Samos refugees structure (vids)

Greek police arrested five people in the closed migrants structure on the island of Samos around Tuesday midnight after a big crowd of migrants and refugees gathered to protest the attack at the Gaza hospital that killed over 500 people patients, medical and nursing personnel but also people who had sought …

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Bedbugs discovered in Attica hotel; French tourists blamed

The ‘epidemic” of bedbugs have arrived in Greece too and forced the closure of a wing in a seaside hotel in capital Athens. The bedbugs were recently discovered by hotel cleaners. The news was revealed by Giorgos Hotzoglou, the president of the food and tourism workers on Wednesday. Speaking to …

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Greek PM cancels visit to Israel due to security concerns

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis cancelled his visit to Israel due to security concerns, following the attack at Al Awda Hospital in Gaza on Tuesday night. The Premier was planning to travel to Tel Aviv, tomorrow, Thursday. However, Mitsotakis will attend the International Summit on the Palestinian Developments in Egypt …

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Middle East crisis could lead Eurozone into stagflation, says BoG governor

The war between Israel and Hamas could lead the Eurozone into stagflation, Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras said on Wednesday. Speaking to newspaper “Financial Times”, the Greek central banker said that the war could create new challenges for the European economy, from a turbulence in the energy market to …

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Greece ‘s PM Mitsotakis to visit Israel and Egypt in the next days

Greece ‘s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will visit Israel in the next few days, a State Minister announced on Tuesday. He will also attend the International Summit on the Palestinian Developvemtns in Egypt on Saturday. Speaking to state broadcaster ERT, minister Akis Skertsos who announced the Premier’s visit to Israel …

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Police seizes 60 kg cocaine in container; ex footballer among three arrested

Greek Police have arrested three Greeks after a large amount of cocaine was found in a container at the port of Piraeus. Among the arrestees is a former well-known football player whom authorities suspect to have been the leader of the gang in the country. The vessels had departed from …

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24 municipalities in Attica ordered to clean Kifissos river due to flood risk

Twenty-four municipalities in the Region of Attica have been ordered to proceed immediately with the cleaning of the waterways of Kifissos river and two of its tributaries, Podoniftis and Eschatia, in view of the risk of flooding. The Civil Protection Ministry has declared municipalities in western and north Athens to …

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Greece’s Meteo Service issues Weather Warning Alert

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued a weather emergency bulletin  on Tuesday, October 17, warning of weather deterioration with intense phenomena locally. Heavy rainfalls and storms accompanied with a high frequency of lightning and hail-falls locally. 📌ΕΠΗΡΕΑΖΟΝΤΑΙ α. από μεσημέρι Κέρκυρα-Παξοί,Ήπειρος. β. από νωρίς το απόγευμα υπόλοιπο Ιόνιο, η δυτ. …

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Νatural gas consumption in Greece down by 15.38% in Jan-Sep

Natural gas consumption fell 15.38% in the January-September period this year compared with the corresponding period in 2022, the National Natural Gas System Operator DESFA said in a report released on Tuesday. The Revythousa terminal station in Attica remained the main gate for natural gas imports in the country, followed …

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Demographic collapse becomes existential bet for Greece’s future, says PM

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has warned that the demographic collapse is becoming an existential bet for the future of Greece. Addressing the conference “Demographics 2023, Time for Action” on Tuesday, the PM pointed out that the Hellenic Statistical Authority had recently sounded perhaps the loudest alarm about the demographic trends …

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Taxmen shut beach bar after “panic button” found

A well-known beach bar has been ordered to close for four days after it was found to be operating software designed to trick tax inspectors. Officials from the Independent Public Revenue Authority (AADE) found that the business, located in Kavouri, Vouliagmeni, in southwest Athens, was using a so-called “panic button.” …

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Weather deterioration with rainfalls & strong thunderstorms

The warm, sunny October days are to make place to clouds, rainfalls and thunderstorms as meteorologists forecast a weather deterioration in Greece in the next few days. The bad weather front is expected to hit Greece with rainfalls, locally strong thunderstorms and temperature drop from Tuesday, October 17, however, the …

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