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Heavy snowfalls, powerful winds disrupt Greece’s sea-, air-traffic (videos)

Heavy snow-falls on the north-aegean island of Samothraki make traffic impossible as they are accompanied by powerful north winds striking with up to 116 km/h. Snowplows from local authorities and the Greek Army started to work since the early morning hours in order to improve the situation on the traffic …

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Greek parliament approves bill facilitating privatization of 10 regional ports

A bill allowing private investors concession contracts at 10 Greek ports was submitted by the Greek Shipping Ministry and approved by the Parliament on Thursday. The bill concerns the ports of Alexandroupolis, Volos, Rafina, Igoumenitsa, Patra, Heraklion, Elefsina, Lavrio, Corfu and Kavala and establishes a new model for exploiting their …

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“Okeanis” to strike Greece with snowfalls, sharp temperature drop, winds up to 10B

Enjoy the Greek sunshine and warmth as much as you can, because a new cold wave coming from the Siberia is expected to sweep across Greece. Barometric low “Okeanis” will strike the country as of Friday, 22. February 2019, with freezing temperatures, heavy snowfalls, gale-force North-East winds, powerful rainfalls, thunderstorms …

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“Oh My Greece! Unlock The Feeling” video features tourism campaign – & Poll

Greece’s new tourism campaign to the world markets was presented on Wednesday at a special event by Marketing Greece, the company of the Greek Tourism Enterprises Union that is responsible for of targeted promotional actions. This year’s promotion campaign is entitled “Oh My Greece! Unlock the Feeling.” The campaign focuses …

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Super “Hunger Moon” or “Snow Moon” is visible in Greece tonight

Stargazers are getting ready for one more stunning sight as the “Super Snow Moon” or “Hunger Moon” will grace the skies. The full moon on 19. February is going to be the biggest Super Moon of the year. Super Moon is a term used with a full moon that occurs when …

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Greece’s banks to reduce €50million of bad loans by 2021, says bank CEO

Greece’s four systemic banks plan to reduce the non-performing loans between now and 2021 by 50 billion euros ($ 56 billion), the CEO of Piraeus Bank, told CNBC on Tuesday. In the case of Piraeus, the aim is to reduce the NPLs by 15 billion euros until 2021, CEO Christos …

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CoE Rights group slams “inhumane” treatment of migrants in Greece

The Council of Europe rights body Tuesday condemned the “inhuman and degrading treatment” of migrants and asylum seekers held in Greece, adding it had credible allegations of abuse by police. “Foreign nationals deprived of their liberty by the Greek authorities must be treated humanely and with dignity,” the Council’s European …

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Transparency International Greece and the Novartis donation

In 2013, the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis donated $3,400 to the anti-corruption group Transparency International Greece. Novartis has been embroiled in a corruption scandal in Greece, accused of paying bribes to top public officials and the corruption scandal will likely be a key issue in the upcoming elections in October. …

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Toddlers, aged 3.5 and 4.5, found dead in cesspool, Central Greece

Two toddlers, aged 3.5 and 4.5, were found dead in a water hole that it seems to have been either a cesspool or an irrigation channel. The tragedy took place in a Roma settlement in the town of Aliartos, Central Greece. According to preliminary information, the children were drowned either …

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“Brussels Anonymous”: Greece at risk of not getting cash as reforms lag

Greece is at risk of not getting some 750 million euros next month that it won under a debt relief deal with the euro zone last year because it has not completed agreed reforms, euro zone officials told Reuters on Monday. The money is part of about 4.8 billion euros …

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Greece to launch Hellinikon Casino Concession tender this week

The bidding process for a concession for a casino at the site of the former Athens airport is to start this week, Greek media report on Monday. The call for tender for a casino concession at the site of former Ellinikon International Airport in Athens is ready to be published …

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UNHCR: Greece made progress in the management of the refugee crisis

“Greece has made progress in the management of refugee crisis,” said Philippe Leclerc, representative of UNHCR in Greece stressing that “there has been progress in the living conditions of the refugees when compared with those existing five years ago. Addressing the Thessaloniki Regional Forum 2019 on Saturday evening, Leclerc said …

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Turkish aircraft violate Greek airspace 39 times on a single day

For one more time, Turkish airplanes conducted dozens of violations of Greek airspace. A total of 39 violations of Flight Information Region Athens took place on a single day, Friday, February 15, 2019. The airspace violations were conducted by Turkish F-16 and CN-235 spy aircraft. The F-16 came in two …

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PM Rama: “Albanian & Greece are in talks over potential border change” to expansion of territorial waters in Ionian Sea”

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama suggested that Greece and Albania are in talks over potential border change. Speaking during an interview with Albania’s Vizion Plus TV on Thursday, Rama appeared to suggest Athens and Tirana are in talks over potential border changes. The comment was made in the context of …

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Mini government reshuffle with new Foreign and Migration Ministers

Government spokesman Dimitris Tsanakopoulos announced the mini government reshuffle Friday noon. The reshuffle was expected after SYRIZA managed to pass its proposal for the Constitutional revision. New ministers in important posts: Foreign Ministry: Giorgos Katrougalos – he replaces PM Alexis Tsipras who took over the office after Kotzias’ resignation last …

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