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New mayor of Athens, Haris Doukas, sworn into office

The new mayor of Athens, Haris Doukas, was sworn into office on Thursday, alongside the members of the new municipal council. The ceremony held at the Kypseli municipal market to symbolize the “municipality’s return to neighborhoods,” aw the new mayor stressed. Doukas added that he will serve the citizens of …

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Homophobic rant by Volos Mayor against SYRIZA leader (video)

Supreme Court Prosecutor launched an investigation into the homophobic remarks made by the re-elected Mayor of Volos, Achilleas Beos, against Stefanos Kasselakis, the leader of Greece’s main opposition party, left-wing SYRIZA. After securing re-election with 55.02% on Sunday, Beos addressed his supporters with vulgar remarks against Kasselakis and thus live …

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Beleri wins local elections in Himara, remains in custody

Fredi Beleri, the candidate representing the Greek minority in Albania, won the municipality elections in Himara and emerged victorious over his opponent Jorgo Goro, who had the backing of the Edi Rama government. The official results were announced Monday after an earlier interruption in the vote counting process. Since Saturday …

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Moses Elisaf, first Jewish mayor in Greece, passes away at 68

The Mayor of Ioannina, Moses Elisaf, passed away at the age of 68 on Friday. The first Jewish mayor in Greece lost the battle against cancer. Moses Elisaf has been battling cancer for the last few months and his health has seriously deteriorated recently. The Municipality of Ioannina had announced …

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Athens mayor illuminates the Christmas Tree at Syntagma Sq (video)

Greek capital Athens officially launched the holiday season on Thursday evening, when Mayor Kostas Bakoyiannis pressed the button to illuminate the Christmas Tree at Syntagma square. With the Christmas tree illumination Athens sent a message of peace, unity, solidarity and love everywhere in the world tonight. Music, light, colors and …

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Athens mayor calls for a city tax on tourists

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis on Tuesday called for the introduction of a city tax that will be paid by visitors towards the municipal authority to help it respond to increased pressure on services from the influx of tourists. The Greek capital “has 650,000 permanent residents and serves 3.5 million people …

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Athenians critical about the renovation of lower Syntagma Square

Τhe reconstruction of the lower side of Syntagma Square in downtown Athens is nearing completion and is already accessible to the residents and the visitors of the Greek capital. The new look of the lower part of the square reportedly preserves its historical characteristics and at the same time it …

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Sorin Oprescu: Former Bucharest mayor arrested in Athens

The former mayor of Bucharest convicted of corruption has been arrested in Athens on an international warrant. Sorin Oprescu, 70, who served as mayor in the Romanian capital from 2008 and 2015, was found guilty by the Romanian courts of bribery, setting up a criminal organization and abuse of power. …

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Greeks slam Athens Mayor for 17-min event with Rouvas without audience at €215,000

Fun fact, public money and outrage: The Mayor of Athens will spend 217.000 euros for a 17 minutes long New Year Eve gig by Greek singer Sakis Rouvas.The event will take place without audience and in the parking area of Lycabettus hill off the center of the city. The decision …

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School in northern Greece demands removal of Maradona graffiti

A graffiti portraying Maradona has created tension between local and school authorities in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, with the latter demanding its removal. The parents association and the principal of the 3rd elementary school in Kalamaria Municipality demand the removal of the graffiti claiming the lifestyle of the football legend cannot …

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Council of State: Athens Great Walk traffic restrictions “Covid-19 irrelevant”

Greece’s top court, the Council of State annulled the joint ministerial decision that defined traffic regulations for the Athens Great Walk as “due to COVID-19.” The decision exposes Mayor Costa Bakogiannis and his project he described as “temporary” thus for a cost of 2 million euros. The CoS ruled that …

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