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Greece Weather Red Alert: Heavy rainfalls, storms, wind up to 10 Beaufort

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY has issued a red alert on extreme weather phenomena with gale force winds reaching up to 10 Beaufort, rainfalls, thunderstorms and snow. The country is forecast to be hit by two weather fronts: one coming from the North, affecting the central and northern parts of …

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“Migration Crisis” Made in Turkey: : More than 500 people arrive on Aegean islands

Migration Crisis Made in Turkey: More than 500 people have arrived on the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos by Sunday noon, while more are reportedly on the way to Greece. The plastic boats started leaving from six different locations in west coast of Turkey since the early morning hours …

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Islanders respond to police violence with general strike; Lawsuit for environment disaster

The Regional government of the North Aegean Region, the municipality on Lesvos and the local Workers’ Center have called for a general strike on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The decision comes amid clashes between locals and riot police deployed from Athens over the new closed migration centers. An announcement issued …

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Finance Ministry extends reduced V.A.T. for 5 islands in the Aegean

The Finance Ministry has extended the implementation of reduced Value Added Tax V.A.T. for five islands in the Aegean Sea for another six months. The five islands are these that have been receiving the largest migrants inflows. According to the Finance Ministry decision the reduced V.A.T. will be valid for …

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From Sounio to Santorini with kayaks against Sea Pollution

Eight days, ten islands, 160 nautical miles and one message: We love life-We protect the sea. With this slogan Angelos Christofidis, founder and rower of South Evian Gulf team and the volunteer rower Constantinos Diliakos will attempt to cross the Aegean Sea with their kayaks. “This year’s rowing endeavour will …

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Turkey claims Greece should demilitarize the Aegean islands

Greece violates international law by arming Aegean islands, claimed Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Saturday, in an another provocative challenge to neighboring Greece. Speaking to Turkish state-run news agency Anadolu, Akar also called on his Greek counterpart to take necessary steps with regards to demilitarization of the Aegean …

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Turkish military rejects Greek accusations dolphins death linked to naval drill (video)

The Turkish Armed Forces defended itself against accusations from Greek Marine Conservation Institute Archipelagos that its naval exercises have been behind a recent spike in the number of dolphin deaths. On Tuesday, the military posted on Twitter a video and photographs of dolphins happily accompanying vessels during naval exercises. Extremely …

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Turkey claims airspace violations in the Aegean are “legal”

Turkey has claimed that airspace violations in the Aegean are “legal” and “no threat to Greece.” Calling Turkish flights over Aegean “a threat” is incompatible to good neighborly ties, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in response to a Greek Foreign Ministry statement. This is the latest “war of words” between …

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Stormy winds up to 10-11 Beaufort force ferries to dock at Greek ports

Stormy winds up to 10 and locally up to 11 Beaufort have forced authorities to order ferries to remain docked at the ports of Piraaeus, Rafina and Lavrio on Tuesday, Jan 15th 2019. Schedules to the Cyclades and the Dodecanese islands and Crete have been cancelled since early Tuesday morning. …

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Greece’s wineries open cellars on European Wine Tourism Day, Nov 11

The wineries of the “Wine routes of Greece” along with hundreds of other European wineries will take part in the European Day of Wine Tourism on Sunday, November 11. The visitors of the Greek wineries will tour the vineyards, meet Greek wine producers, admire the landscape, tour the facilities and …

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“Turkey is a violator of International Law,” says Greece’s Foreign Ministry

Greece has rebuked Turkey after its Defense Minister Hulusi Akar claimed more or less that the sea area off South-East Crete belonged to Turkey’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Ever since 1996 Turkey has been claiming that also the island of Gavdos is part of what it calls “grey zones” in …

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