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DEPA delivers first LNG shipment to Floating Storage Unit in Alexandroupolis

The first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG), which will test the operation of the Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) terminal in Alexandroupolis, was delivered to the northeastern Greek city on Friday by Greece’s public gas corporation DEPA Commercial. DEPA said that its participation in the shareholders who manage FSRU …

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Newborn babies, dozens of patients evacuated from hospital due to fires

Eleven newborn babies were evacuated from the General Hospital in Alexandroupolis on Monday night due to the wildfires raging in the area. Ten babies were transferred in batches to the hospital in Kavala. One of the newborn babies had reportedly to be intubated and was transferred to the hospital in …

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Wildfire raging in NE Greece; Egnatia highway partly closed; evacuations (videos)

A wildfire is raging out of control in a forest area in Melia, Alexandroupolis North-East Greece.The fire broke out earlier on Saturday and has forced the evacuation of seven villages as well as the closure of parts of Egnatia highway as strong winds are pushing the flames to the south. …

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Menendez praises Alexandroupolis as “major defense and energy hub”

US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez called the East Mediterranean as a “promising region” during the 1st East Macedonia & Thrace Forum in Alexandroupoli, examining the role of the region in upgrading Greece’s geopolitical footprint. In a video message, he highlighted the prospects of the region despite the …

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Greece cancels privatization of Alexandroupolis port; Kavala next

The Greek government has cancelled the privatization of the port of Alexandroupolis in Northern Greece, a process that had started already in 2017. The conservative government has now announced that the port is too important to be entrusted to a private investor. On Thursday, the board of directors of the …

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Crucial port of Alexandroupolis to fall under American control

The port of Alexandroupolis in north-eastern Greece has grown in strategic importance as Washington strengthens military ties with the country. This has been to the detriment of America’s longtime ally, Turkey, as the authoritarian President Erdogan is increasingly distrusted by Western leaders. At the same time, the privatization of the …

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Port in a Storm: Enhancing US-Greece Cooperation at Alexandroupolis

“The USA and its NATO partners urgently need to capitalize on the opportunities offered by the port of Alexandroupolis and by Greece more generally,” says an analysis of the significant strategic role of Greece after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The analysis has been prepared by  the Jewish Institute for National …

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Unprecedented violation: Turkey’s fighter jets reach 2.5 miles off Alexandroupolis, NE Greece

An unprecedented violation of Greece’s national sovereignty by Turkish fighter jets on Friday: they reached 2.5 nautical miles off the port city of Alexandroupolis in north-eastern Greece. Angry reaction by the Greek Foreign Ministry that issued a statement condemning “the very clear escalation of Turkish provocations.” Foreign Ministry statement “We …

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“Robot dumpster” crushes and kills man in northern Greece (video)

Unprecedentedly tragic accident:: An automatic dumpster crushed the body of a man in the center of Alexandroupolis in northern Greece at Monday noon. The man was looking inside the dumpster when the compactor mechanism was activated and closed automatically thus trapping and crushing his body. Fire service staff and paramedics …

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Firefighter dies in floods during kindergarten evacuation in NE Greece

A fireman lost his life on duty on Monday, while he was participating in a mission to evacuate children from a kindergarten trapped by the floods in a village of Alexandroupolis in north-eastern Greece. The 46-year-old firefighter was drowned when the fire truck was swept away by rushing waters. Media …

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One nun dies, 24 others infected with Covid-19 in Monastery in NE Greece

One nun died and another 24 have been diagnosed with Covid-19 in a monastery in Alexandorupolis, north-eastern Greece. The Monastery of the Dormition of the Virgin Monastery in Makri was placed under quarantine. One of the nuns reportedly experienced a rapid deterioration of her health condition on Friday and died …

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Greece, Bulgaria sign cooperation in gas terminal project in Alexandroupolis

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borissov attended on Monday the signing ceremony for the participation of Bulgartransgaz to the liquefied gas terminal project in Alexandroupolis, northern Greece. The cooperation contract was signed by Bulgartransgaz EAD CEO Vladimir Malinov and Asimina-Eleni Kopeluzu, who is a major shareholder …

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Two Greek casinos shut down due to debts to social security fund

The Hellenic Gaming Commission (EEEP) shut down the casinos in Rio and Alexandroupolis due to debts to Social Security Fund EFKA. The casinos will remain closed for two months. According to an EFKA report, the Rio casino had overdue contributions arrears of €25 million euros, while the Alexandroupoli casino owed …

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6 migrants killed, 10 injured when smuggling car crashes in ditch (video)

Six migrants were killed and ten were injured when a smuggling jeep carrying them through northern Greece crashed into an irrigation ditch. The accident occurred on Monday evening outside the village of Loutra near the northeastern town of Alexandroupolis that is close to the Turkish border. According to local media, …

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Vandals desecrate Muslim cemetery with Golden Dawn symbols and flyers

Suspected members of far-right Golden Dawn have desecrated a Muslim cemetery in Alexandroupolis, Northern Greece, on Wednesday. they painted party symbols and left leaflets with nationalistic content. They painted symbols of the party and far-right organization ‘Stohos” on the graves. They also left flyers with Golden Dawn slogan reading “Greece …

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Turkish state TV crew detained in Northern Greece

A crew of Turkish state TRT broadcaster was briefly detained in the city of Alexandroupolis, Northern Greece, late Saturday. A cameraman, a reporter and a transportation officer were detained and held in a police station for three hours before they were released. The group had some test shootings in the …

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