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Triple Jumper Papachristou wins another Gold medal for Greece in Berlin

Paraskevi “Voula” Papachristou won Gold medal for her 14.60 meters in Triple Jump at the European Athletes championships 2018 late on Friday. 29-year-old Papachristou secured the third gold medal for Greece in the 24. European Track and Field Championships in Berlin. Greece's third gold medal in as many days at …

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Audit in Disease Control Center finds 90-million euro black hole

Audit in the Greek Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) has revealed a black hole of 90 million euros for the years 2007-2014. In a written statement the chairman of the Parliament Commission investigating scandals in the health sector, Antonis Balomenakis, said among others that independent auditors found “significant …

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“I feel the tragedy pain but …Greece exits the bailout agreement” says deputy

Deputy Defense Minister Fotis Koyvelis stunned Greeks and triggered also an outrage on social media with a controversial statement linking the deadly Athens wildfires with the exit from the bailout program. In an interview with state broadcaster ERT TV, Kouvelis said he is aware of the tragedy but this cannot …

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Demolition of 3,200 illegal constructions in Attica is imminent, says Tsipras

3,200 illegal buildings and constructions like fences will be immediately demolished, Prime minister Alexis Tsipras announced in the aftermath of the tragedy in Athens wildfires. Following a meeting on the subject on Tuesday, Tsipras said “the chaos of unchecked construction that threatens human lives is no longer acceptable.” He announced …

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Demolition of first 61 illegal buildings and constructions in Attica

The necessary funds for the demolitions of a total of 61 illegal buildings and constructions in six areas in the Attica Prefecture have been reportedly found. The illegal constructions are in forest and closed streams areas and along the coastline hindering access to the sea. The first demolitions are to …

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Up to 12 years to demolish illegal constructions on Greece’s coastline

Demolition of illegal constructions prohibiting access to the sea have started in Halkidiki, North Greece on Thursday morning. Short before 10 o’ clock municipality workers and representatives from local authorities moved to “Gatzoureika” settlement along the old land road Polychonoy-Chaniotis on the first leg of Halkidi peninsula in Kassandra. After …

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Mati video: Dozens trapped on rocky beach desperately waiting for help

Dozens of people are stranded on a rocky beach in Mati. Parents are holding tight their babies, children are crying in their mothers’ arms, elderly are sitting exhausted on the sharp rocks, young couples are hugging each other. Some have covered their heads with wet clothes to reduce exposure to …

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Attica Fires info: Found injured animals or birds?

Found an injured   bird or wild animal in the fires in East and West Attica? Please, call animal welfare association for Birds and Wild Animals “Anima” Injured or in trouble Telephone – Mobile: 697 266 4675 for turtles, foxes, hedgehog and others For horses, donkeys etc, call Greek Society for …

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Earth Hour: Lights switched off on Acropolis, other public buildings (VIDEO)

The lights on the Acropolis, the Presidential Mansion, the Parliament and other public buildings were switched off for one hour from 8:30 to 9:30 on Saturday evening to mark the global environment even Earth Hour. Video: Light off on the Acropolis via amna.gr Video: Lights go out at the building …

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IMF outlook for Greece: Praises and recommendations

Greece’s economic outlook has improved notably with real GDP expanding beyond its pre-pandemic trend level, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its staff concluding statement of the 2023 Article IV consultation mission in Athens. Greece’s economy is expected to expand by 2.5% this year due to strong domestic demand, …

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Storm ELIAS floods Evia, causes problems in other regions (videos)

Storm ELIAS is testing with floods the residents of the island of Evia since the early morning hours of Wednesday. The severe weather phenomena flooded whole villages mostly in the northern part of the island and sent people on roof tops. Bridges collapsed when rivers and streams overflowed, landslides blocked …

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DANIEL is sweeping across Greece with heavy rainfalls (vids)

Dangerous storm weather called DANIEL has started to sweep across Greece since early Monday with stormy winds, torrential rainfalls and hail.Coming from the North-West, DANIEL is forecast to pour tonnes of water, some 500 tonnes of rain per hectare expected to fall in Fthiotida, Magnesia, central Greece. Floods fear is …

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Greece’s gov’t decides immediate measures for Evros, Parnitha forests

Greece’s government has decided immediate measures in the Evros region, in the North-East of the country, as well as on Mount Parnitha, in North-West of Athens,  following extensive destruction by the forest fires that have been burning for almost two weeks. The government has declared that all areas burned in …

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