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Greece blocks access to 38 websites offering free download of films & TV series

Greeks have no longer access to some of the most famous websites where one could download films and TV series, including subtitles. Greece’s Commission for Internet Infringement & Intellectual Property has ordered internet service providers to cut access to specific domain names. A total of 38 sites have been so …

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Greek Education Ministry bans mobile phones in schools

Greece’s Education Ministry bans mobile phones in primary and secondary education schools and the operation of security cameras during school working hours. According to a circular issued by Education Minister, Kostas, Gavroglou, teachers will be allow to carry mobile phones only for teaching purposes. The ministry prohibits the use of …

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Sikinos is the first Greek island to go “Plastic Straw Free”

The island of  Sikinos will be the first in Greece to abandon plastic straws and replace them with reusable an/or biodegradable one. Local authorities, businesses and residents have agreed to joint the program “Sea Change” by the Caterina Laskaridis Foundation that will provide them with the alternatives to the plastic …

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US lawmakers seek to freeze sale of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey

US lawmakers have introduced a new bipartisan bill seeking to ban F-35 deliveries to an “increasingly hostile and authoritarian” Turkey, partly because of Ankara’s decision to purchase Russia’s missile defense systems. Seeking to pressure Turkey into behaving in a manner worthy of NATO “standards,” and to limit sharing of the alliance’s assets …

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PAOK owner banned 3 years, FC docked points over gun & violence incident

The owner of Greek soccer club PAOK Thessaloniki has been banned for three years for his part in violence that occurred during a match against AEK FC, including running onto the field with a holstered pistol on his hip. PAOK FC owner Ivan Savvidis, a powerful Russian-Greek businessman, was also …

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E-cigarettes banned in public spaces, transportation means and ads

Electronic cigarettes fall under the same restrictions as cigarette smoking, the Council of State plenary ruled on Monday, including a ban on their use in public spaces, transportation and in advertisements. Law 4410/2016 and related ministerial decisions on conventional smoking also affect e-cigarettes, Greece’s highest administrative court said in its …

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Greek football league to resume over weekend, officials say

Greece’s top-flight football will resume on Saturday after being suspended for nearly three weeks after a pistol-wearing club owner challenged a referee, officials told Greek media on Monday. The 16 members of board of directors of Greece’s Super League unanimously accepted the terms and conditions of Deputy Sports Minister, Giorgos …

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Kebab and Gyros narrowly escape “death sentence” at European Parliament vote

Kebab and Gyros narrowly escaped the “death sentence”  in European Parliament earlier on Wednesday, when MEPs  were called to vote thumb up or thump down to a proposed ban on phosphate, an additive substance that can be of health risk for human consumption. According to Deutsche Welle, the vote needed an …

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Will the EU dare ban our Gyros and Kebab? #Free_Gyros

Hardly had the news that the European Union will ban Kebab and Gyros for food safety reasons, the hashtag #Free_Gryos became trendy in Greek Twitter where hundreds of Greeks added their own tzatziki sauce on the upcaming real or fake news ban. Εχουν βάλει συντηρητικά παντού, μολύνουν το περιβάλλον, βομβαρδίζουν …

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Ankara lifts ban on Turkish-flagged ships sailing to Greece

A ban on Turkish-flagged passenger ships and ferries sailing to Greece from Turkey has been abolished as of today, Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan said during a visit to Athens last week. Speaking after his meeting with Greek Maritime Minister Panagiyotis Kouroumplis on Oct. 12, Arslan said a delegation from Greece …

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UPD Greek Coast Guard lifts ban on departure of ferries and ships due to stormy winds 9B

The Greek Coast Guard has banned departure of ferries and ships from several Greek ports due to severe weather conditions in the Aegean Sea with north winds blowing with intensity of up to 9 Beaufort locally. UPDATE   6 p.m. GR time, Sept 29/2017 The GCG lifted the ban as the …

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UPD Health Ministry bans Swimming in along beaches of Athens Riviera due to Oil Spill

With decision of minister Andreas Xanthos, Greece’s Health Ministry forbids swimming in the following beaches in Piraeus, Athens Riviera and Salamina due to the pollution caused by the oil spill. Piraeus from the beach near the Naval Academy (Themistokleous 334) and the beach of Freatida. Beach “Votsalakia” Athens Riviera all …

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