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Council of State allows operation of mini buses on Greek islands

Greece’s Council of State gave the green light for the operation of mini buses especially on the islands. The Council of State has vindicated the companies operating in the field of mini bus rental mainly on the islands and using uber bv technology, as the relevant decision of 15.5.2023 of …

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Construction and over-tourism threaten three Aegean islands

Three Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, that is Sifnos, Serifos and Folegandros, are included in the short list of the 11 most endangered monuments and cultural heritage sites in Europe for 2024, the pan-European NGO Europa Nostra and the Institute of the European Investment Bank announced on Tuesday. The …

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Sailing ban of ferries to be gradually lifted as of Monday afternoon

The ban on ferries sailing from the port of Piraeus will be gradually lifted on Monday afternoon as according to the National Meteorological Service’s forecast the strong northern winds will gradually fade from the north, media report. However, ferries will remain docked at the ports of Rafina and Lavrio in …

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Turkey insists on demilitarization of Greece ‘s islands

Omer Celik, the spokesperson for Turkey’s ruling AK Party, has reiterated Ankara’s demand for Greece to demilitarize its eastern Aegean islands. He issued a bellicose warning, stating that there would be consequences if Greece fails to comply. In an interview with Turkish broadcaster Haberturk following the meeting between the leaders …

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Firefighters, army staff deployed in ambulance service; angry reactions

A legislative act to deploy members of the Fire Service and the Armed Forces to assist the ambulance Service (EKAV) has been published in the official gazette on Tuesday. The decision taken by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has triggered negative reactions not only by EKAV personnel but also by firefighters …

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Greece Weather Warning: Crete, Cyclades, Dodecanese

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued an emergency bulletin warning of a weather deterioration with very strong rainfalls and thunderstorms. The bad weather front will mostly affect the Greek South islands Crete, the Cyclades, the Dodecanese and the eastern Aegean. The deterioration is temporary from the morning hours of Friday, …

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Turkey escalates rhetoric threats on Greek islands, Thrace

Turkey continues its aggressive rhetoric and occupation threats against Greece, with both the foreign minister and the president to reiterate their claims on the sovereignty of the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea and even go a step further claiming a part of the mainland. Erdogan’s party AKP uploaded a …

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“Earthquake Diplomacy” over: Turkey reiterates claims in the Aegean Sea

Famous “Earthquake Diplomacy” between Greece and Turkey did not last long – as not otherwise expected. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu brought back on the agenda the Turkish claims questioning the Greek sovereignty over islands in the Aegean Sea. In an interview on Monday, the Turkish FM said that there are …

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Greece Weather Warning Update: Heavy rainfalls, hail storms, snow

Greece’s National Meteorological Service updated on Thursday its weather warning and extended it until Saturday, March 18, 2023. The update forecasts heavy rainfalls, powerful winds and possible hail storms in several regions across the country, with the islands expected to be heavily hit. Winds will be blowing with intensity 0f …

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Ferries to Aegean islands docked due to stormy winds

Ferries to the islands of Cyclades and the Dodecanese remain docked at the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio due to gale-force southern winds blowing in the Aegean Sea on Wednesday. Sailing prohibition is in force until further notice. Departure of ships was also prohibited in the routes Nea Styra …

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Warning: Dangerous weather phenomena on Rhodes and other islands

Greece’s Civil Protection sent a message via emergency line 112 on Saturday evening to the residents of the islands of Karpathos, Kasos, Rhodes, Halki and Kastellorizo. The message warns citizens of possible dangerous weather phenomena in the next 24 hours in their area and calls on them to avoid unnecessary …

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