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Athens air quality “moderate,” says EU Environment Agency that evaluated 344 cities

Air quality in Athens is only “moderate,” according to air pollution data published on Monday by the European Environment Agency (EEA). More than 340 European cities are included in the map based on data collected from measuring stations across the bloc. Athens ranks 227th in the list. Moderate is for …

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“Far West” in Athens: 3 dead, 2 policemen and 1 criminal injured (videos)

Three suspects were killed, two police officers and one criminal were injured in an incident that unfolded suburbs of western Athens late on Saturday. Scenes from a wild Far West film unfolded in Athens when criminals of rival groups exchanged fire among themselves and with police later on. The incident …

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Buses and trolley buses in Athens on 24h strike, June 29

Workers union of blue buses and trolley buses staff in Athens will launch a 24-hour strike, tomorrow, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Workers union at OASA decided to launch the 24-hour strike in order to protest the extension of OASA with intercity buses KTEL for one more year. The amendment was …

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Speedboats collide during “Big Fat Greek Wedding 3” shooting in Athens; one injured UPDATE

One person was slightly injured as 8 people found themselves in the water, when two speedboats collided during the shooting of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3.”and one of them capsized. The accident occurred around 10 o’ clock Friday morning, in the sea area off ​​Palaia Fokia in south-east Attica. …

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Striking hikes in taxi fares, Union SATA in Athens announced UPDATE

Striking hikes in taxi fares are underway, due to the explosive increase in fuel prices, the Taxi Union SATA announced on Friday, following a meeting with the leadership of the Transport Ministry. Τhe Union had sent a memorandum to the Ministry complaining that “taxi drivers are suffocating due to the …

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Minor in serious condition after fire breaks out in Athens refugee facility

A 14-year-old boy is being hospitalized in serious condition after a fire broke out at the refugee facility of Elaionas in Athens early on Wednesday. According to the Health Ministry, the minor is suffering from burns and respiratory problems and has been intubated at the Aghia Sophia Children Hospital.   …

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Wildfire rages in SE Athens: Residents evacuated, one firefighter in hospital, houses burnt (videos)

At least one house has been reportedly burnt , one firefighter was taken to hospital due to respiratory problems and residents of Panorama Voula, South Athens, and neighboring areas were urged to evacuate their homes due to the wildfire on Saturday afternoon. Two bed-ridden elderly have been reportedly taken to …

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Posidonia International Shipping Expo kicks off in Athens on June 6

Posidonia International Shipping Exhibition will be held at the Athens’ Metropolitan Exhibition Centre on June 6-10, organizers Posidonia Exhibitions SA said on Thursday. A total of 1,929 companies from 88 countries exhibit their products and services, while the expo will include 24 national pavilions from Europe, North America and Asia, …

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Express port bus X80 “Piraeus-Acropolis-Syntagma” resumes operation

After two years of Covid, a message of return to normalcy: express touristic bus line X80 linking toe port of Piraeus to Acropolis and Syntagma in downtown Athens is resuming its operation. The line addressed mainly cruise ship passengers. The itineraries started on Saturday, May 28, 2022. The line, which …

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Half-naked man with rifle arrested in front of Greek Parliament

Police in Greece have arrested a 37-year-old man carrying a hunting rifle in front of the Parliament building and the Monument of Unknown Soldier in Athens early morning Tuesday. The half-naked man approached around short before 3 o’ clock in the morning, he was holding a rifle and a board …

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Niarchos Foundation cancels €4million grant to Culture Ministry over “systematic delays”

Greece’s prominent Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) announced on Friday the cancellation of a 4-million-euro grant to the Culture Ministry aiming protect archaeological findings due to “constant and systematic delays” in the project. The SNF grant sought to help protect and showcase the archaeological findings in the Faliro Delta area which …

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Sorin Oprescu: Former Bucharest mayor arrested in Athens

The former mayor of Bucharest convicted of corruption has been arrested in Athens on an international warrant. Sorin Oprescu, 70, who served as mayor in the Romanian capital from 2008 and 2015, was found guilty by the Romanian courts of bribery, setting up a criminal organization and abuse of power. …

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Death of 14-year-old: Suicide after bullying or victim of “Blackout Challenge”?

The mysterious death of a 14-year-old boy in his family home on Friday night, just hours before participating in a competition sports game, has set authorities on alert and the prosecutor ordered an urgent investigation on Monday. The boy was found hanging from the ceiling of his room with a …

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