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Workers at Athens Metro suspend work stoppage

A planned strike action on Metro Line 1 in Athens has been suspended due to the deadly train collision at Tempi, northern Greece, the STASY workers’ union announced on Wednesday morning. Trains resumed their normal operation after 10.30 a.m. “With deep sorrow in our hearts for today’s tragic accident, perhaps …

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Athens Metro workers on work stoppage on March 1

Workers at Metro Lines 2 and 3 as well as at urban train ISAP (Metro Line 1) will launch a work stoppage on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, thus causing troubles to commuters. The issue is particularly complicated to ordinary people as the work stoppage will last shorter than originally scheduled, …

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Greece’s Presidential Guards, the Evzones, go Syntagma Metro

Greece’s Presidential Guards, the famous Evzones, go to Metro exhibition at Syntagma square in downtown Athens. Photographer Dimitra Hatziadam exhibits photos under the title “EUZONES – The guardians of the invisible.” The exhibition runs from March 1 to 31, 2023. Photographer Hatziadam will present part of the photo exhibition inauguration …

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives in Athens

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Greece short after 17:30 on Monday, for a two-day official visit to Athens. With a post on Twitter, Blinken hailed his “first visit to the birthplace of democracy. Kalispera Greece! This is my first visit to the birthplace of democracy as Secretary …

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Parthenon marbles could be seen both in London and Athens, says British Museum

The UK is working on a new arrangement with Greece through which the Parthenon Sculptures could be seen both in London and in Athens, British Museum chair George Osborne said on Thursday, describing it as a win-win situation. Osborne, a former finance minister, reiterated that the museum was having constructive …

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Athens hotels’ 2022 performance strong, but lower than in 2019

Ηotels located in Athens and the Attica region recorded an average occupancy rate of 69.1% in 2022, up from 54% in 2021, but significantly lower compared with an average rate of 77.4% in 2019, the Hoteliers’ Association of Athens and Attica said in a report on Thursday. However, December figures …

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Tram workers on work stoppage, Metro Line 1 action suspended

Workers at the Tram and Metro Line 1 in Athens will hold work stoppages on Wednesday, February 15, 20223. Workers at Metro Line 1, the overground electric railway from Piraeus to Kifissia, have announced a warning work stoppage from 10 p.m. until the end of the shift on Wednesday. The …

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Athens taxi drivers on work stoppage, Feb 13

Taxi drivers in Athens will hold a work stoppage and a general meeting of their union SATA to discuss and promote financial and other demands on Monday, February 13, 2023. The work stoppage will take place between 12 o’ clock noon and 8 o’ clock in the evening. In an …

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12 injured when bus crashes on private car in downtown Athens

A traffic accident occurred between a public bus and a private vehicle injured twelve people in downtown Athens on Wednesday morning. The accident occurred around 8:15 a.m. at the junction of Vasilissis Sofias and Soutsou avenues in the center of Athens. According to the police, a bus on the Palaio …

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Athens Metro Line 1 on 3-hour work stoppage

A three-hour work stoppage will be held at the Athens Metro Line 1 on Thursday, February 2, 2023 the Athens Urban Rail Transport’s (STASY) union has announced. The stoppage will take place 12:00-15:00 due to the union’s extraordinary general assembly meeting. The work stoppage will affect the Piraeus-Kifissia urban train …

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“Turkish nationalists” send threatening e-mails to Athens Airport, hospitals, church

Greek police was set on alert on Friday morning after new threatening e-mails were sent again to Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” as well as several hospitals and one church in the Greek capital. The e-mails warned of the existence of explosive devices, i.e. “mines” at the airport and the …

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Bomb threat: F-16s escort Ryanair plane from Poland to Greece

Greek F-16 fighter jets took off on Sunday afternoon to escort a Ryanair civilian airplane Boeing 738 to International Airport Eleftherios BVenizelos in Athens after a bomb alert. In the last few moments, a Ryanair flight, FR6385, was escorted into Athens by F-16s following a bomb threat against the flight. …

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Thief of three masterpieces from National Gallery sentenced

A 50-year-old Greek painter/decorator was sentenced to a 6-year suspended prison sentence on Friday for stealing three artworks from the National Gallery in Athens ten years ago. Having remained elusive for years but eventually arrested in 2021, the man had then confessed he was the perpetrator of the theft of …

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Culture Ministry announces winner for new National Archaeological Museum

The winning entry for the New National Archaeological Museum is by the architectural offices of David Chipperfield Architects and Alexandros N. Tombazis & Associates SA, selected by an international committee convened by Culture & Sports Minister Lina Mendoni, the ministry announced on Monday.   The committee was set up in …

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