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Greece “will not allow revival of terrorism” says minister after bomb explosion

“We will not allow a revival of terrorism,” said Citizen Protection Minister Michalis Chryssochoidis after a bomb exploded in downtown Athens in the early morning hours of Saturday. Speaking to Skai TV, Chryssochoidis did not provide information on the bomb explosion opposite the Labor Ministry on Stadiou Avenue, one of …

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Police officers arrested for brutally beating citizen in central Athens (video)

Two Special Guards were arrested by the Internal Affairs Service of the Greek Police on Monday morning and a case was filed against them for torture and complicity in torture, respectively. The arrested Special Guards were identified as the police officers involved in an incident of a citizen abuse in …

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Femicide: Woman succumbs to her injuries after husband set her on fire

Another femicide in Greece, the second since the start of the year: A 45-year-old woman who was covered in flammable liquid by her husband and set on fire succumbed to her injuries. The woman was seriously injured and died after a week in hospital. The husband poured flammable oil over …

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Earthquake rattles with 4.8R Leonidio, east Peloponnese, felt in Athens

An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 on the Richter scale rattled Leonidio and the broader area in Argolida. eastern Peloponnese, and was felt in Athens as well. The earthquake was recorded at 7:20 on Tuesday morning. According to the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens, the epicenter of the …

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“Athens: The worst city for digital nomads”, survey finds

Athens, Thessalonki and Patras are not attractive to digital nomads. A recent survey showed these three Greek cities collected the lowest score among other European cities, with capital Athens to top the list of the “top ten worst European cities for remote working”. Technology supplier Brother UK has identified the …

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Bookstore of Homeless in Athens robbed: Over 8,000 books disappeared

Thousands of books were stolen from the Bookstore of Homeless in downtown Athens, with the owners to estimate that over 8,000 books were taken. The books come mainly from donations by citizens and publishing houses and the revenues go to support the homeless people in the Greek capital. The theft …

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Police dismantles pimping ring exploiting underage schoolgirls

Police arrested three people in different parts of Athens on Thursday on suspicion of involvement in a child prostitution ring. A 31-year-old woman and two men, aged 33 and 55, are suspected of pimping out children under the age of 15 and recording child sex abuse material, among other offenses. …

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Bank cards, smartphones to be used to board Athens public transport

A pilot application in public transport means in Athens will allow the use of bank cards and smartphones to board buses, trolley buses, the metro and the tram, in addition to tickets and passes. With the signing of a contract between OASA and the contractor of the project, a member …

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Epiphany Day: Traffic restrictions in Athens & Piraeus, Jan 6

Traffic will be restricted in the Kolonaki district of Athens and at the port of Piraeus over the celebration of Epiphany Day on Saturday, January 6, 2024. In Athens, traffic restrictions will affect the Kolonaki area (around the Greek Orthodox Church of Agios Dionyssios Areopagitis on Skoufa, and the Dexameni …

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Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport set new record in 2023

Passenger traffic at the Athens International Airport set a new all-time record in 2023, totaling 28,174,150 passengers, breaking the 28 million passengers barrier for the first time and leaving behind the previous record of 25.57 million of 2019. Passenger traffic in December was 1.86 million, up 17.1% from 2022 and …

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Athens New Year celebration: Shameful racist rand against little girl

The celebrations in downtown Athens on the New Year’s Eve triggered a racist rand against a 10-year-old girl and the waving of Palestinian flags by the audience. Exciting little girl on stage during the countdown The feast was organized by the new major of Greek capital Haris Doukas (PASOK) and …

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New mayor of Athens, Haris Doukas, sworn into office

The new mayor of Athens, Haris Doukas, was sworn into office on Thursday, alongside the members of the new municipal council. The ceremony held at the Kypseli municipal market to symbolize the “municipality’s return to neighborhoods,” aw the new mayor stressed. Doukas added that he will serve the citizens of …

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“Break the Pomegranate” event in Kypseli, Athens, Dec 29-31

A three-day festive event called “Break the Pomegranate”, organized by the City of Athens, will be held at the Kipseli Municipal Market cultural space on December 29-31, 2023. Organized by the ‘Booktopia’ team, the event includes interactive happenings, book stalls, children’s activities, DJ sets, gifts for attendees and plenty of …

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Christmas 2023: Stores opening hours in Athens

The Trade Association of Athens proposed the schedule and opening hours of stores in the Greek capital during the Christmas holidays 2023. Starting on December 12, the association proposes that stores stay open from 09:00 until 21:00 on week days and from 09:00 until 18:00 on Saturdays. Shops will be …

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Athens lawyers to abstain 5 days from all court-related duties

The Athens Bar Association on Thursday announced a five-day abstention from all court-related duties in protest to the government’s new taxation bill. The five-day abstention from court duties starts on Monday, November 27, and ends on Friday, December 1, 2023. Furthermore, the Asscociation has summoned National Economy & Finance Minister …

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Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in downtown Athens (video)

With 24,000 lights the impressive Christmas Tree of the City of Athens was illuminated at Syntagma square in opposite the Parliament early Thursday evening, November 23, 2023. Video:   The lighting ceremony was inaugurated by outgoing Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyiannis in front of hundreds of Athenians and tourists. The 17-metre-tall …

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