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Anti-skid chains mandatory in Attica or €80 fine

Greek police conducted intensive checks in cars in the northern suburbs of Athens on Monday morning to confirm that drivers are supplied with anti-skid chains due to upcoming snowfalls at night. Anti-skid chains are in fact mandatory from 10 o’ clock Monday night, January 29, 2024, following a decision by …

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MyAuto: Drivers can access vehicle information through gov.gr Wallet

Greek drivers can now access all information about their cars on the Gov.gr Wallet application without having to pay a visit to a physical office, the Ministries of Infrastructure & Transporation, Digital Governance, and National Economy & Finance said on Monday. ‘MyAuto’ serves as an e-file for cars, with owners …

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Tourist bus collides with parked vehicles in Thessaloniki

A tourist bus, under unspecified circumstances, veered off its path and collided with parked vehicles in the center of Thessaloniki in northern Greece on Wednesday morning. No injuries were reported. The incident occurred on Egnatia Street, heading westbound, near the ceremony hall of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki at 7.20 …

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Greece opens subsidy program platform for purchase of e-vehicles

The Greek government will launch a program to subsidize the purchase of e-vehicles such as electric cars as well as electric two-wheelers, three-wheelers and e-bicycles in the framework of a strategy to promote the use of electric cars in the country. Environment and Energy Minister Costas Skrekas announced that the …

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Greece’s authorities increase number of passengers in private cars, taxis, rentals

Greece’s authorities announced on Monday the increase of the number of passengers in vehicles and taxis in addition to the driver from May 24, 2021. According to a joint ministerial decision, the number of passengers in addition to the driver increases to three (3) in taxis, special rental vehicles, as …

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Electric car manufacturer to open factory in Greece

A German/Dutch company plans to invest in Greece and set up a factory to produce electric cars in the country, media report on Wednesday. Electric car manufacturer Next.e.GO Mobile SE is reportedly expected to announce a 100-million-euro investment in Greece, According to the reports, CEO Ulrich Hermann will sign a …

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Outcry after Gov’t bans cars from downtown Athens, fines 150 euros

The government shocked Athenians on Friday morning with a joint ministerial decision banning cars traffic in a large part of downtown Athens, including main avenues. Restrictions will be valid from mid-June and for a period of 3+3 months. Violators are threatened with a fine of 150 euros. Officially, reason for …

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Instructions for commuters and public transport passengers as of May 4

Here are some instructions for commuters and public transport passengers should follow when Greece starts the gradual lifting of lockdown restrictions on May 4, 2020. Key points are: Avoid unnecessary use of public transportation, wear a face mask during all transits, and practice diligent social distancing Citizens are also being …

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Riot police withdraws from Lesvos & Chios after raging against locals and cars (videos)

Eight riot police squads departed from the island of Lesvos on Thursday morning after an unprecedented use of violence against people and …parked cars. The squads embarked ferry “Nisos Rodos” at 9 o’ clock in the morning. Loaded were also police buses, machinery and equipment that was transferred to the …

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Arsonists target 20 cars in Athens for third consecutive night

For the third consecutive night, arsonists targeted private cars in several suburbs of Athens, destroying a total of twenty vehicles. The series of attacks started in Maroussi, Polygono, Agia Paraskevi, Ymittos in the North-East and ended at the Philipappou Hill near Acropolis. Twelve cars were set on fire alone in …

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Health Ministry: Heavy fines of up to €3,000 for smoking drivers

A fine of 1,500 euros and withdrawal of license for one month are threatening bus and taxi drivers as well as public drivers if they’re caught smoking, the Greek Health Ministry said in a circular. Fines will be much higher, in fact will double to 3,000 euros, if a child …

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Unknown perpetrators set two Turkish diplomatic cars on fire

Unknown perpetrators have set on fire two cars belonging to members of the Turkish diplomatic mission in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece. The two attacks took place in neighboring areas the early morning hours of Monday and damaged also four other vehicles parked next to the targeted ones with Turkish diplomatic plates. …

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Kavala: Part of central bridge collapses in Northern Greece (pictures)

A part of the central bridge in the city of Kavala, Northern Greece, collapsed short after 4 o’ clock on Friday afternoon. Motorists moving on Nuremberg Avenue in front of the old hospital were shocked when they felt that the ground under their wheels was collapsing. At the point of …

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Insurance claims for Athens wildfires amount €33.7 million at least

The total of initial insurance payouts for the deadly fires in Attica on July 23 amount to 33.7 million euros at least, the Association of Insurance Companies of Greece (EAEE) announced on Tuesday. According to data provided by member insurance companies, EAEE said that compensation on property claims (homes and …

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Lesvos: Customs Authorities seize several cars operated by NGOs

Several vehicles operated by international non-governmental organizations on the island of Lesvos have been seized by the Greek customs authorities. According to Athens News Agency, the vehicles had been violating Greek and European laws, according to which license plates should be changed if a vehicle operates for more than six …

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Athens: Arsonists target cars of former Greek Minister Papantoniou

Two private cars belonging to former finance and defence minister Yiannos Papantoniou became the target of arsonists in the early morning hours of Friday. According to Greek media, shortly after 3:30 a.m. devices consisting of gas canisters exploded, destroying completely the two cars and causing some damages to Papantoniou’s residence.  more pictures …

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