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Corinth Canal closed to marine traffic after rockslide (video) UPD

Rocks detached from the walls of the Corinth Canal and forced the managing company and the Greek Coast Guard to temporarily close the water passage for ships and yachts on Thursday afternoon. So far the reason for the rock-slide is not known. For the time being it is also not …

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Samaria Gorge closed on Tue due to upcoming extreme weather

Samaria Gorge on the island of Crete will remain closed to public on Tuesday, October 22, 2018. This was the decision by the Forestry Department in Chania as meteorologists forecast extreme weather phenomena due to barometric low “Orestis.” When the weather conditions normalize and no damages have occurred, the Samaria …

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Radio & TV Council unplugs private MEGA TV, once the biggest in Greece

Greece’s National Radio And Television Council (ESR) uplugged private MEGA Channel TV, once the biggest private channel in the country. Abandoned by its own owners, the television channel has been broadcasting  a program full of repetitions and had no information content as its employees had not been paid for 16 …

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Corinth Canal closed to marine traffic after landslide (video)

Greece’s Shipping Ministry closed the Corinth Canal for marine traffic on Monday after torrential rains caused a big landslide and rocks fell in the middle of the canal passage making traffic impossible. The Canal will remain closed for about 15 days, the ministry said. Video footage from the area show …

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EU closes Excessive Deficit Procedure for Greece as finances stabilized

Following a recommendation by the European Commission, the Council of the European Union decided to close the excessive deficit procedure for Greece. It confirms that the  country’s deficit is now below 3% of GDP, the EU’s reference value for government deficits. Official statement On 25 September 2017, the Council repealed its …

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Tusk says EU determined to keep Balkan migrants routes closed

The European Union is determined to stick to a deal with Turkey to stem the flow of undocumented migrants into the bloc, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday. Tusk, who met Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev, welcomed Sofia’s efforts to boost security on its southeastern border with Turkey to …

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Athens: Metro station close to public due to demo Mar 11/2017

Metro station <Monastiraki> in downtown Athens will be closed to public as of 10:30 am Saturday, March 11th 2o17 due to demonstration. The metro will pass through the station, however it will not halt, the public will not be able neither to get on or off. Greek police took the …

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FYROM to keep borders to Greece & Serbia “closed” until Dec 31/2016

The Parliament of Former Yugoslavia Republic of Macedonia decided today, Monday, to keep its borders to Greece and Serbia closed until the end of the year, until December 31st 2016. Reason for extending this measure was the migration and refugee crisis and “the increased efforts by migrants to enter the …

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The 500km Walk: Refugees try to reach Greece’s borders to FYROM on foot

Families with children, pregnant women, fragile elderly, people with disabilities … They picked up their belongings and started to walk. A long march, a 500-km Walk along Greece’s national highway to the north, the borders with FYROM. Several hundreds refugees started to walk towards Greece’s borders to FYROM on Wednesday, …

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Athens: Metro & Urban train ISAP station to close Dec 11/2014

Metro and Urban Train ISAP station “Omonia” will be closed to public as of 5:30 pm today, Thursday, 11. December 2014. A protest meeting and a rally against “state violence” have been scheduled by demonstrators. The wagons will pass through but passengers will have not possibility to get off or …

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Athens: two metro stations to close due to Eurogroup officials / Apr 1 2014

Two metro stations in downtown Athens will be closed to public today, Tuesday, 1. April 2014. Greek police took this decision, in order to protect the Euro group finance ministers and high level officials moving between Zappeio and the new Acropolis Museum, where they will probably enjoy their dinner. Metro …

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Athens: several metro stations closed due to Polytechnic protest, Nov 17/2013

Several metro stations in downtown Athens will be closed to public on Sunday, November 17th 2013 due to protest march on the anniversary of Polytechnic school uprising. Specifically, metro strations <Syntagma>, <Panepistimio> and <Evaggelismos> will close as 1 o’clock noon time, while <Megaro Mousikis> and <Ambelokipoi> will close as of …

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Athens: Metro station closed on Mar 24-25/2013

Upon police order,  metro station <Syntagma> will be closed to public on March 24th and 25th 2013 due to students’ and military parades to mark Greece’s National Day. The measure is imposed as parades in previous years turned into mass anti-austerity protests and harassment of politicians. Metro wagons will pass …

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Greece’s Tax Officers on 48h Strike, Nov 29-30/2012

Greece’s tax officers and inspectors will launch a 48-hour strike on upcoming Thursday and Friday, November 29-30th 2012, follwoing  a decision taken by their union POE-DOY. Civil servants in Greece’s financial services react to “any plans for privatization, of tax office mergers without criteria, the abolition of tax offices on …

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