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Greece tightens lockdown checks, suspends inter-island travel with few exceptions

Greece’s Civil Protection announced on Wednesday a series of stringent controls at the main exits of Athens and other cities and suspended inter-island travel with a few exceptions. In an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus, authorities will intensify lockdown checks at highways and toll stations, ports and airports, …

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Toll-free on Greece’s highways on EU Elections day, May 26

Motorists will travel through Greece’s highways toll-free on the day of European, local and regional elections on Sunday, May 26th 2019. The measure will be implemented in order to facilitate voters who have to travel to exercise their voting right. Toll booths will be open for toll-free passage from 00:00 …

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Protests and road blockades in Bulgaria trap dozens drivers in Greece

Thousands of Bulgarians have blocked major highways and roads on Sunday protesting fuel prices and rising cost of living. The blockades have the effect that dozens of truck drivers and private motorists are trapped not only inside Bulgaria but also in neighboring Greece and Turkey. The protests have spread across …

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With tourists’ arrivals, fuel prices skyrocket on Greece’s islands and major highways

Fuel prices have skyrocketed on the Greek islands and the country’s highways in the month of July. And this although there is no global fuel crisis or other factor to justify the hikes. The hikes coincide with the tourists’ arrivals, note the country’s media. On some islands, the price per …

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Three Greek motorways cost €1.2billion more than they should, EU Auditors report

Construction of three motorways in Greece cost 1.2 billion euros more than it should. Furthermore the projects were poorly planned and significantly delayed, a report by the European Court of Auditors on public-private partnerships (PPPs) has found. The EU Auditors examined construction projects in four EU member states, that is …

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