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Ministries to review building permissions of multi-story hotels close to Acropolis

The residents’ strong reactions to the construction of two multi-story hotel buildings at the foot of Acropolis forced two Greek Culture Ministry to take action and review the building permissions of these two investment projects. The Ministries of Culture & Sport and Environment & Energy will cooperate in order to …

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Environment Ministry closes down Wildlife Care Center (EKPAZ) on Aegina

The Environment Ministry suspended the  operation of the Greek Wildlife Care Center (EKPAZ) on the island of Aegina on Wednesday. In its decision, the ministry cited “significant deficiencies” in the care of wildlife. Prior to the decision, several complains were submitted by wildlife NGOs about the center and two control …

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Energy Ministry to abolish two fees on electricity production

Energy producers and suppliers will benefit from the abolition of two fees imposed on electricity, Environment and Energy Minister Giorgos Stathakis told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Monday. Stathakis said that the move will also benefit consumers and the Public Power Corporation (PPC). PPC stands to gain at least 200-250 …

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Eldorado Gold miners raid and occupy Development Ministry (videos)

A group of ten workers at the Eldorado Gold mines managed to bypass police and entered the Development and Environment Ministry in Athens on Wednesday morning. Miners clashed with riot police when a larger group attempted to enter the ministry. Police made limited use of teargas. The 150 workers had …

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Athens: PPC Unionists Occupy Environment Minister Office

A riot police squad was called at the 6th floor of the Environment Ministry on Wednesday afternoon, as the PPC-unionists who had locked George Papaconstantinou in his office did not show a sign of surrender. A large group of unionists form GENOP-DEH, the Greek Public Power Company, had “occupied” the office …

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