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EU Commission warns Greece over waste management on Corfu

The European Commission has sent a stern warning to Greece claiming it is violating European Union environmental laws with regard to waste management on the Ionian island of Corfu. “The Commission is calling on Greece to ensure that EU waste legislation is implemented on the ground in Corfu Island,” the …

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Corfu is top destination for British tourists but also an expensive one

Corfu is the most popular holiday destination in Europe in 2019 for Britons but also an expensive one, a survey by the Post Office Travel Money has found. The survey is based on the prices of 8 major products purchased by British tourists in the holiday destination.That is the total …

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Peace Boat for Nuclear-Free World arrives at Corfu

The Peace Boat for a Nuclear-Free World docked at the port of the island of Corfu in the Ionian Sea on October 1. Among the 1,000 passengers are also survivors from the Holocaust in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They are bringing a message of world peace. The ship and its passengers …

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Corfu court clears man who poured petrol on dog, scraps €30K fine

The three-member Misdemeanor Court on the island of Corfu found that the man who poured petrol oil on a dog was innocent and therefore scrapped also the 30,000 euros administrative fine imposed by police. The 62-year-old man appeared in court on Friday with “good intentions” and provided a paper by …

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Corfu police fines man with €30K for pouring petroleum oil on dog

Police on the island of Corfu confirmed it has imposed an administrative fine of 30,000 euros to a man who poured petroleum oil on a dog, tied him at a power column and left the animal under the sun for several hours. The 62-year-old man claimed he poured the fuel …

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Corfu wildfire partially under control, village evacuated

The wildfire on the island of Corfu was partially taken under control on Thursday evening. Fire Service and volunteers keep fighting against the flames as there are revivals. Some 110 people from the village Rahtades were earlier evacuated as a preventive measure. The fire broke out in a difficult to …

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Tourists stranded on Diapontia islands off Corfu after ferryboat mechanical failure

Greek and foreign tourists have been stranded on the small islands North off Corfu in the Ionian Sea since Saturday.  A mechanical failure of the small ferry boat that connect the islands Mavraki, Erikoussa and Othoni with Corfu has halted the service. By Tuesday, locals are also desperate as they …

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British tourist found dead next to garbage bins in North Corfu

A British tourist found dead next to garbage bins on the land road Sidari-Karysades near the Ai Giannis village in the north part of the island of Corfu on Wednesday morning. According to preliminary media reports, the man is believed to be a British tourist aged between 40 and 45 …

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Explosion on sailing boat injures UK family of tourists on Corfu

A 9-year-old girl reportedly suffered serious injuries after the engine of a sailing boat exploded earlier on Friday near the island of Corfu in the Ionian Sea. The girl’s parents were injured as well even though much slighter than the girl. The 9-year-old is being hospitalized with serious burning injuries …

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Greek Police arrests Pakistani for stabbing British Expat in Corfu

Greek police has arrested a 36-year-old Pakistani national on Monday for the stabbing of a British expat living on the island of Corfu on Saturday. The perpetrator had stabbed the 51-year-old expat allegedly suspecting he had an affair with his former girl friend. He had beaten the woman before stabbing …

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UPD British father dies when rainstorm sweeps away family car in Corfu

A 57-year-old British tourist lost his life when rushing waters swept away the car he was driving during a thunderstorm. The tragedy occurred during the time a thunderstorm with torrential rains was striking the island of Corfu in the Northern Ionian Sea on Saturday evening.  In the car were also …

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Greece publishes maps for hydrocarbon research in Ionian Sea and off Crete

The Greek Environment and Energy  Ministry published the maps for hydrocarbon research and exploitation rights. The areas are located in the Ionian Sea and off the island of Crete. The map were published on the Government Gazette on Wednesday. The areas affected are: Ionian Sea: One plot north of the …

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