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Majority of FYROM population supports name change, poll reveals

The majority of population in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) supports Macedonia agreement with Greece and intends to vote Yes in the relevant referendum on September 30, a poll revealed. A new survey showed that FYROM’s population supports both the NATO and EU membership bids and the new …

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Very High Risk of Fire warning for Attica and islands, Aug 8

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued one more fires risk warning for Wednesday,  August 8, 2018. For several regions in Greece there is Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3), the Civil Protection notes. At Very High and High Risk of fires are the regions of Attica, Evia …

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Russia expels two Greek diplomats in retaliation move

Russia has expelled two Greek diplomats and forbade entrance to the country to the director of the political office of Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias. Moscow’s retaliation comes almost a month after Athens expelled two Russian diplomats for promoting protests against the Macedonia Agreement with FYROM. Greek ambassador to Moscow …

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Amazing findings in Apollo Sanctuary excavation on Despotiko

The Greek Culture Ministry has announced the latest important findings in the archaeological site of the Sanctuary of  Ancient god Apollo on the uninhabited islet of Despotiko west of the island of Antiparos in the Cyclades, Central Aegean Sea. Excavation conducted on Despotiko between 28. May – 6 July 2018, …

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Greece’s Civil Protection warns of Fire Risk Level 4 for Aug 6

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued one more fires risk warning for Monday, August 6, 2018. For several regions in Greece there is Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3), the Civil Protection notes. At Very High and High Risk of fires are the regions of  Attica, Evia …

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Cute seals join sunbathers at Greece’s islands beaches (videos)

Cute seals at Greek beaches. More and more seals appear at the Greek beaches even though hundreds of swimmers and sunbathers are around. The adorable animals do not seem to be bothered by the human noise and curiosity. However, no matter how playful and friendly it looks, a seal is …

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Four more decades of austerity for Greece

Greece has been one of the biggest economic failures one normally sees in countries hit by war of revolution. After eight years of bailouts, brinkmanship and even more bailouts, Greece’s economy is finally ready to stand on its own again. Well, what’s left of it, writes an analyst on Washington …

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Greek Minister blocks extradition of Turkish journalist Kaya

Greek Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis intervened in the extradition case of  Turkish journalist Turgut Kaya. With a ministerial decision issued on Saturday, Kontonis froze the extradition  the extradition process ordered by a Greek court earlier this year. The Turkish journalist, aged 45, has been on a hunger strike since the …

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Fire Risk warning Aug 4-5: Attica, Aegean islands & other regions

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued one more fires risk warning for Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5, 2018. For several regions in Greece there is Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3), the Civil Protection notes. At Very High and High Risk of fires are the …

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Greece’s market regulator fines Folli Follie with 4million euros

Greece’s securities regulator Capital Market Commission a 4 million euro ($4.64 million) fine on luxury jewelry maker Folli Follie on Thursday. The fines stem from violations dealing with market manipulation and failure to provide requested financial data for 2017, the commission said according to media. The fines were imposed on …

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Train crashes into Larissa station building, two injured (video)

Two women were injured when a local passenger train crashed into the wall of a station building in the city of  Larissa at 5:40 in the morning on Friday. The train was traveling the route Lianokladi-Stylida when it smashed into the wall of a storage room in a building of …

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German Parliament approves €15bn disbursement for Greece

The budget committee of the German Parliament approved on Wednesday the disbursement of the last loan installment for Greece. Berlin has blocked the disbursement of 15 billion euros in July after the Greek government had announced the postponement of  Value Added Tax hikes for five islands hit by the migration …

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Victims’ families file first lawsuit against all responsible for Athens fires tragedy

Two families who lost relatives in the Athens wildfires filed lawsuits at the First Instance Prosecutor’s Office in Athens on Wednesday morning. The families demand the persecution of all responsible for the loss of their beloved ones: a 70-year-old father and husband and a 74-year-old mother. The testimonies how the …

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Preliminary Conclusions on Wildfires Tragedy by Athens University

The Department of Geology and Geo-Environment and the postgraduate program “Strategies for Management of the Environment, Disasters and Crises” of the University of Athens have published a report with scientific data and preliminary conclusions regarding the fires that affected Attica on July 23rd 2018. The data are presented in a …

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