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Police bans ultra-conservatives’ film protest rally in Thessaloniki

Police in Thessaloniki has banned public gatherings on Tuesday amid concerns about a rally organized by ultra-conservatives to protest “Aδέσποτα Σώματα” – Stray Bodies – a documentary to be screening tonight in Thessaloniki. “Αδέσποτα Σώματα” – “Stray Bodies”  in English – is a documentary by Elina Psykou that explores the …

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Ferries, ships back to normal schedules; some sailing restrictions remain, though

Ferries and ships returned to normal schedules as of midday on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, following restrictions due to gale-force winds since Monday night. Ferries sailed from the port of Piraeus to the Cycladic Islands, Crete, and the Dodecanese Islands after the winds dropped in instensty. However, sailing restrictions are …

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Sailing ban of ferries to be gradually lifted as of Monday afternoon

The ban on ferries sailing from the port of Piraeus will be gradually lifted on Monday afternoon as according to the National Meteorological Service’s forecast the strong northern winds will gradually fade from the north, media report. However, ferries will remain docked at the ports of Rafina and Lavrio in …

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Ferries, ships in parts of Greece docked due to gale-force winds

Ferries and ships remain docked in several parts of Greece on Saturday, November 4, due to gale-force southern winds and the sailing ban imposed by the Maritime Ministry. Departure of ferries from the port of Piraeus is allowed, with the exception of the “Champion Jet” on Piraeus-Santorini route. Prohibited has …

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Italian Neo-fascists detained at Athens airport

Twenty-one Italian Neo-fascists were detained at the Athens airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” and were taken to Police headquarters late on Tuesday. They were denied entry to Greece for “reasons of national security.” They had flown to Athens to participate to events marking the anniversary of the killing of two neo-Nazi Golden …

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Supreme Court Vice resigns in legal dispute over far-right party ban

The vice-president of the Supreme Court resigned on Monday in legal dispute with the conservative Mitsotakis government over the ban on far-right party ahead of the upcoming general elections on May 21. Vice president Christos Tzanerikos was going to preside over the A1 Section of the courts that will judge …

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Greek far-right party seeks to defy election ban

 A retired senior prosecutor in Greece was named Friday as the new leader of a far-right party as it seeks to sidestep a ban on its participation in an upcoming general election. Participation of the Greeks Party could potentially change the outcome of the May 21 parliamentary election as poll …

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Famous “Shipwreck of Zakynthos” to be closed due to landslides risk

The famous shipwreck, the Navagio of Zakynthos will be closed fro safety reasons and for a long period of time, following a recent evaluation of landslides and the seismic activity, the head of Greek Earthquake Planning and Protection (OASP) announced on Thursday. Local authorities react to the decision – What …

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UPDATE Ferries, ships to islands and Crete docked due to gale-force winds

Greece’s Shipping Ministry issued on Monday a ban on sailing of ships and ferries due to gale-force winds in the Aegean Sea reaching up to 9 Beaufort. Ships will not be sailing from the ports of Piraeus, Rafina, and Lavrio to the islands of Cyclades, the Dodecanese and Crete. Ferries …

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Greece to ban sale of spyware amid wiretapping scandal

Greece will soon ban the sale of spyware, the government said on Monday, after a newspaper report that more than 30 people, including ministers and business people, had been under state surveillance via phone malware. A list of persons whose phones were allegedly infected with the Predator malware was published …

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Turkey detains Regional Governor Tzitzikostas in Izmir, denies him entry

Turkish authorities did not allow regional governor of Central Macedonia, Apostolos Tzitzikostas,to enter the country via the port of Izmir on Saturday. They detained for six hours and ultimately he was forced to return to Greece. The Foreign Ministry in Athens issued a furious statement calling on Turkey to give …

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Greece among countries pushing for lifting Russian oil ban with EU-owned tankers

The European Union plans to abandon the proposal banning EU-owned ships from carrying Russian oil to third countries. Among the EU member states that pushed for the lifting if the export ban is Greece. According to a report, Bloomberg has learned and with those familiar with the matter, the proposal …

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Greece Civil Aviation issues 3-month ban of civilian flights using Ukraine FIR

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority CAA has issues a three-month ban on civilian aircraft using Ukraine-controlled airspace. In a statement issued on Thursday, the CAA cites the relevant decision of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), also issued on February 24, 2022. According to CAA, the ban of flights using …

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