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Free entrance to Acropolis Museum on national holiday March 25

Entrance to the Acropolis Museum will be free of charge for all visitors from 09:00 until 18:00 on March 25, a national holiday that commemorates the start of the Greek Revolution against Ottoman rule in 1821. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in tours of the Museum’s galleries that …

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EU-Turkey Deal leading to short-sighted and dangerous migration policies

The European Union’s deal with Turkey to return “irregular” migrants has led to policies and practices in Greece that are short-sighted, ineffective and dangerous, 25 organizations including Oxfam said on Thursday, ahead of the deal’s third anniversary on Monday. In an open letter to European leaders, they said that as …

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Archaeological Council revokes decision on 9-story hotel by Acropolis

Greece’s Central Archaeological Council rescinded its decision approving the construction of a nine-story building in the south of Acropolis. The approval was issued on 25 September 2018, however, a strong protest by local residents forced the CAC to rethink it. In a statement, the Archaeological Council said it conducted an …

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EU Parliament calls for freeze on Turkey’s membership talks

The European Union should formally suspend Turkey’s negotiations to join the bloc, EU lawmakers said on Wednesday in a symbolic rebuke of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who Western governments accuse of widespread abuses of human rights. “Sitting in a cell for 17 months without knowing what you are being accused …

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Changes of Greece’s Penal Code trigger outrage

Government plans to change the Penal Code have triggered an outrage for a series of proposed penalties set to be lowered.penalties proposed. The storm of protests came not only from conservative New Democracy and communist party KKE but but also from the youth branch of ruling party SYRIZA as well …

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Ferry services resume after winds in open seas weaken

Ferry services around Greece resumed normal operation after strong winds started to abate on Wednesday. Ships were banned from sailing on Wednesday morning due to powerful winds reaching up to 9 and even 10 Beaufort. The Aghia Marina-Nea Styra and Kavala-Prinos ferry links were not running still at 2 p.m. …

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“Greece is among the best performers in eurozone,” says IMF

Greece has entered a period of economic growth that puts it “among the best performers in the eurozone.” This rather striking judgement comes from the International Monetary Fund in a new report on the Greek economy. A senior IMF official said there were a lot of positive developments to point …

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Ferries remain docked at several Greek ports due to powerful winds

Ferries and ships remain docked at the ports of Rafina and Lavrio in Attica and other ports across Greece on Wednesday, due to strong winds blowing with intensity of up to 9 Beaufort and locally up to 10 B. Ferry links Aghia Marina-Nea Styra, Kavala-Prinos, Kavala-Thassos, Kyllini-Zakynthos and Kyllini-Kefalonia are …

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Strongest hiring outlook for Greece after 11 years

Employers in Greece reported the strongest hiring outlook in 11 years in the country, according to the latest survey by the Greek branch of staffing firm Manpower Group, which was released on Tuesday. Employment outlook for the second quarter of this year rose to 21 percent, up from 18 percent …

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