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Historic Athens cinemas saved after public outcry

The historic cinemas “Ideal” and “Astor” in downtown Athens have been  designated as ‘preserved in use’ by the Environment & Energy Ministry’s Central Architectural Council, it was announced on Thursday. Maintaining their use as theaters contributes to highlighting these landmarks, which are inextricably linked to the historical, architectural and cultural …

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Greece’s Health Minister falls victim of yogurt attack

Greece’s Health Minister Thanos Plevris was attacked with yogurt, while he was having lunch with his wife and children in a tavern of Petralona district of Athens at Sunday noon. In a post on Twitter, minister Plevris uploaded two pictures and blamed “brazen leftists” for the attack adding that also …

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Labor Day: Athens buses and trolley buses on work stoppages

Buses and trolleys buses in Athens will take part in the mobilizations marking the Labor Day with work stoppages at the start and end of the day’s shifts. According to their unions’ announcements, buses and trolleys will not be running on Monday, May 1, from the start of the shift …

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Flower show of Kifissia opens its gates in northern Athens

The annual flower show in Kifissia suburb of northern Athens opened its gates on Thursday, April 27, 2023. The 69th show focuses on Greek gardens. More than 2,000 species of Greek and foreign flora will be on display in 86 stands in the Dimitris Zomopoulos Park until May 14th. Opening …

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Greek, Finnish, Romanian evacuees from Sudan land in Athens

A C-27J Spartan transport aircraft carrier of the Hellenic Air Force landed at the Tanagra air base northern Athens short after 4 o’ clock on Wednesday afternoon. On board were 16 Greek nationals, 1 Greek-Cypriot woman, 9 Romanians and 8 Finnish who were evacuated from Sudan. Among the evacuees who …

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Suspicious package outside the Russian embassy in Athens

Bomb squads of the Greek Police were called to examine a suspicious package found at the Russian Embassy in the northern suburb of Neo Psychiko in Athens early Monday afternoon. Citing police sources, Skai TV reported that a man on a taxi tried to deliver a package to the embassy …

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Hydrogen bus tested under real traffic conditions in downtown Athens

The first Greek urban bus running on hydrogen was tested on regular schedules on Wednesday by OSY SA, which runs the buses and trolleys for the Transport for Athens (OASA Group). “The bus has been operating in the center of Athens for around a month on the cyclical route of …

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Athens trolley buses on 5h work stoppage on April 20

Trolley buses in Athens will not run for five hours on Thursday, April 20, 2023, their union said in a statement. The work stoppage will be between 11:00 a.m. and 04:00 p.m. Trolley buses will start withdrawing from operation as of 10:00 a.m., while they are expected to have fully …

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Athens buses, trolley buses on work stoppage, April 11

Workers at buses and trolley buses in Athens will launch one more work stoppage on Holy Tuesday, April 11, 2023 demanding safe public transport. The work stoppage on buses and trolleys will be in two phases: from start of morning shift until 8:30 a.m. and from 10:00 p.m. until the …

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Athens buses, trolley buses on work stoppage, April 7

Buses and trolley buses workers in Athens will launch another work stoppage on Friday, April 7, 2023, the fifth one since the start of the week. The work stoppage will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m. The last buses to carry out their schedules will leave depots as …

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Athens buses, trolley buses on new work stoppage, April 6

Buses and trolley buses workers will launch a new work stoppage on Thursday, April 6, 2023, the fourth in this week. workers demand safe and quality public transport. The work stoppage on Thursday will be launched from 11:00 a.m. to 04.:00 p.m. The last buses to carry out their schedules …

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