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Alexander the Great statue is erected in downtown Athens

First steps to erect the statue of Alexander the Great in downtown Athens are proceeding with a fast pace after workers placed its base on Tuesday. The statue erection follows a decision of Athens Municipality. The statue will be erected at the corner between Amalias and Vasilissis Olgas avenues, just …

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Tragedy in Athens: Mother throws child from 5th floor, jumps behind

A pair of child shoes, a few flowers, a couple of candles… Still in shock residents of Neos Kosmos paid a small tribute to the 4.5-year-old girl that was thrown down from the 5th floor of an apartment building by her own mother. 24 hours after the tragedy in a …

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UPD Athens International Airport on hijack alert after warning phone call

Athens International Airport Elefterios Venizelos in Athens was set on high alert Friday afternoon, after an unknown caller claimed that there would be a hijack on one of the airplanes arriving from London today. The call was made at one of the commercial stores of the airport, around 3 o …

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Environment Minister signs decision for cremation facility in Athens

Almost 13 years after cremations were legalized in Greece, Environment and Energy Minister Giorgos Stathakis signed a decision to allow the construction of the much anticipated cremation facilicity in Athens. The Minister’s decision determines the place and the conditions under which the facility will operate and as designed and proposed …

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Athens downtown turns into battlefield for the sake of a Hollywood film

Greeks were surprised to see clashes between protesters and riot police forces on Sunday morning. Garbage bins were set on fire and tear gas was fired when angry protesters armed with sticks attacked a group of police forces. What was odd, though, was that the clashes took place in an …

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187 books of Greek authors and poets at Athens Airport passengers’ lounge

187 books of important Greek writers and poets are waiting to be read at the passengers’ lounge of the International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos in Athens. The books to be read by passengers while waiting for their flight are in Greek and in English. The action “Athens as a Book” was …

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“Primary surpluses are too high,” says Moscovici, blames IMF, Greek gov’t

EU Commissioner, Pierre Moscovici, surprised Greeks when when he said that some of the primary surpluses demanded from the country were “too high.” The Commissioner for EU financial Affairs was addressing members of the Greek Parliament on Thursday when he said that some of the primary surpluses demanded from the …

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Pamela Anderson: Varoufakis inspires people across Europe

Pamela Anderson, former Baywatch star, has criticized Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for ignoring people’s will during the famous Greek referendum of 2015 and declared to be a fan of Yanis Varoufakis And she has learned a Greek word with a powerful meaning: OXI – No. “I admire the Greek people …

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First vending machine for Cannabis installed in downtown Athens

The first vending machine selling industrial cannabis has been installed in downtown Athens and is going in full operation this week. Just a couple of years, after the legalization of the sale and cultivation of hemp for industrial purposes in Greece, a company installed in Athens center the first distribution …

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Taxi Union in Athens on 4-hour work stoppage, Feb 26, 2019

The Taxi Owners’ Union in Athens will launch a four-hour work stoppage on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Aim of the action that will leave the Greek capital without taxis for several hours is the convention of the taxi union. The work stoppage will start at 02:00 p.m. and end at …

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Workers at Athens Urban Train ISAP to launch 3h work stoppage, Feb 21

Workers at Athens Urban Train ISAP will launch a 3-hour work stoppage on Thursday, February 21, 2019. With the strike, they want to draw attention to permanent problems like delays in the ticket issue, shortages in spare parts that leads to decrease of schedules. Furthermore, the want the signing of …

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Erdogan trades “Fethiye Mosque in Athens” with “reopening of Halki School”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed that he was willing to open the Orthodox Theological School of Halki if Greece opens to old Ottoman Fethiye Mosque in downtown Athens and thus with a “minaret reaching the sky.” Speaking at an event in Edirne, Erdogan said when Greek Prime Minister Alexis …

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Bad weather causes power problems in Athens, Evia & Peloponnese

Two short power outages in Athens set locals in a state of alert early Wednesday evening. lights in our neighborhood flickered for at least two times in a short period. Citizens report of current fluctuation or of “short but repeated power outages.” According to some media, the power problem has …

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Anti-Racism Campaign “ValtousX – X Them Out” – The Black Map of Athens

Campaign “Valtous X” “X Them Out” has been designed to identify undeclared crimes associated with racist attacks in the public places of the Greek capital Athens. Campaign Valtous X or The Black Map of Athens is a joint initiative by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Greece’s office, and the HumanRights360, a …

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One more house collapse. What’s wrong with old houses in Athens?

One more house collapsed in the historical center of Athens on Tuesday morning. The house built in 1886 was located under the Hill of Pnyx and the National Observatory in Athens. it is the second old house that collapses in less than 48 hours. No people were in the house …

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The World of Banksy: Exhibition with works of famous street artist in Athens

For the first time in Greece, all works of famous street artist Banksy are to be exhibited in Athens. The exhibition is scheduled from February 27h to March 26, 2019.  All exhibition profits will be donated to Amnesty International. Banksy is England-based street artist, vandal, political activist, and film director. …

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