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UPD Greek Mirage 2000 fighter jet crashes off Skyros island, pilot missing

A Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet of the Greek Air Force crashed in the sea area 9 nautical miles north-east of the island of Skyros in the Aegean Sea short at 12:15 Thursday noon. The pilot is missing. According to preliminary information, the Mirage 2000 was returning to the air base …

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Tsipras warns Turkey in the Aegean, says the issue of Greek soldiers will be raised by EU in Varna

The issue of the two Greek soldiers will be raised in the meeting  between EU top officials with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Varna on March 26, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday in Brussels. According to media, EU President Donald Tusk and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have …

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Sailing ban from Port of Piraeus due to powerful winds in the Aegean

Piraeus port authorities have banned the sailing of ferry boats towards the islands of the Aegean Sea due to the powerful winds blowing in intensity up to 9 Beaufort. The sailing ban affects ferry boats from the Port of Piraeus and is valid from 12 noon until at least 6 …

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Tsipras to broach Turkey’s aggression, Greek soldiers issue at EU Summit

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, in concert with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, intends to raise the issue of Turkey’s provocative actions in the Aegean and Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) during the European leaders’ summit meetings in Brussels on Thursday and Friday, government sources said on Wednesday.  According to AthensNewsAgency, the …

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Five Aegean islands seek to cancel “geographic restrictions for refugees and migrants”

The geographical restriction imposed on refugees and migrants who arrived in Greece after the EU-Turkey Statement on the islands of the northern Aegean, violates the principle of human dignity, the alleged need to apply it is not substantiated, representatives of the Bar Associations in Chios, Lesvos, Rhodes, Kos and Samos, …

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Tsipras speaks on the phone with Merkel about Turkey’s aggression in the Aegean & FYROM name issue

  Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday spoke on the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. They discussed developments relating to the negotiations on the FYROM name issue, the provocative Turkish activity in the Aegean, Turkey’s relations with the European Union and its obstruction of exploratory drilling for fossil fuels …

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Tension in Imia: Turkish Coast Guard rams patrol boat of Greek Coast Guard

A vessel of the Turkish Coast Guard has rammed a Greek Coast Guard patrol boat in the sea area of Imia. The Greek vessel suffered significant damages. The unprecedented incident occurred a quarter before Monday midnight. According to military affairs website millitaire.gr, Turkish Coast Guard vessel UMUT rammed the Greek …

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Ferries, ships remain docked due to gale winds in the Aegean Sea

Gale winds blowing with intensity of up to 9 Beaufort have disrupted sea traffic on Thursday morning with the effect that authorities decided to keep ferries and ships docked at the ports. Ferries and ships are not allowed to depart for the Aegean Sea from the ports of Piraeus, Rafina …

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Greek Navy sends medical staff to islands of North & Eastern Aegean Sea

The General Staff of the Hellenic Navy has announced the schedule the interdisciplinary medical group that will conduct preventive medical checks to the residents of the islands of the north and eastern Aegean Sea. The interdisciplinary Group consists of medical and nursing staff of various specialists incl. general practitioner, cardiologist, …

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Earthquake faults may have played key role in Ancient Greek sanctuaries

The Ancient Greeks may have built sacred or treasured sites deliberately on land previously affected by earthquake activity, according to a new study by the University of Plymouth. Professor of Geoscience Communication Iain Stewart MBE, Director of the University’s Sustainable Earth Institute, has presented several BBC documentaries about the power …

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Greek-Bulgarian agreement connects Danube River with the Aegean Sea

Greece and Bulgaria signed a memorandum of cooperation to build rail connections between ports in Bulgaria and northern Greece. The agreement refers to the interconnection of the Greek ports of Alexandroupolis, KAvala and Thessaloniki with the Bulgarian ports of Varna and Burgas at the Black Sea as wells as with …

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National Meteo Service warns of “express” weather deterioration with rain, storms, hail

Greece’s National Meteorological Service (EMY) has issued a ‘weather deterioration’ report and warns of extreme rainfalls, storms, hail and very strong winds in several regions across the country. The EMY warning refers to today, Tuesday, and tomorrow, Wednesday, August 29-30 2017. The forecast predicts that the extreme weather deterioration will …

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Yassou, Hugh Jackman! Hollywood sails the Aegean Sea

All the way from Australia to Greece and from Sydney to Delos. The tiny island in the Aegean Sea, the mythological birthplace of Apollo, the island with one of the most important archaeological sites of Greece. Right next to cosmopolitan Mykonos. Movie star Hugh Jackman is on holidays in Greece, …

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Greece Weather forecast with rainstorms, hail and strong winds

Greece’s National Meteorology Service EMY issued a new weather warning on Wednesday. The warning is issued for Wednesday, Tuesday and Friday, May 24-26 2017. It forecast rainstorms, hail falls and strong winds up to 7 Beaufort locally. However, temperatures remain high according to seasonal levels. A rainstorm hit the area …

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Weather warning: Rain, storm, hail and wind up to 7 Beaufort

A quick deterioration of weather after the heat wave over the last weekend. Rainfalls, storms, hail, north winds up to 7 Beaufort and temperature drop. The bad weather front is expected to set initially in Central Macedonia and later across the country. The Greek National Meteorological Service has issued a …

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