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Ex mayor of Thessaloniki convicted for money laundering & embezzlement of city funds

A Greek court convicted a former mayor of Thessaloniki, the country’s second largest city, of   money laundering related to the embezzlement of city funds and sentenced to eight years in prison. The court verdict on Friday was the second conviction for Vassilis Papageorgopoulos, a former sprinting champion who was mayor …

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New Democracy expels Argos Mayor over Anti-Semitic rant

New Democracy leader, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, expelled the mayor of Argos from the conservative party over an anti-Semitic rant.  For one more time, Mayor Dimitris Kambosos had lashed out at his colleague, the mayor of Thessaloniki, Yannis Boutaris. Criticizing Boutaris over his stance on national issues  the Macedonia name dispute as …

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Thessaloniki floods: Mayor calls critics “mentally retarded”

Mayor of Thessalonik, Yannis Boutaris called “mentally retarded” critics who mocked the fact that the city was part of “Resilient city Program.” Water- and power outage remain in several parts of the city as locals try to return to normal life. Large parts of Thessaloniki remain without water and electricity …

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Chios Mayor and City Council declare Golden Dawn politicians ‘Persona non gratae”

Mayor Manolis Vournous and the City Council of Chios unanimously declared officials of extreme-right Golden Dawn as “persona non gratae”.  The local authorities have herewith expressed their opposition to a planned event organized by the Golden Dawn on the island. The event is on the Migration-Refugee Crisis and is scheduled …

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President Pavlopoulos calls Greek-born Mayor of Tarpon Springs, FL, short before Irma arrives

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos expressed his support to the Greek-born mayor of Tapron Springs, Chris Alahouzos, as Florida was bracing for powerful hurricane Irma. From the island of Kalymnos, Pavlopoulos called mayor Chris Alahouzos and expressed the his and the support of Greek people to the people of Florida. The Greek …

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Mayor: “Dark foreign powers organize earthquakes to destroy Turkey’s economy”

The mayor of Turkey’s capital Ankara is convinced about the source of the recent earthquakes in Canakkale, in the west of the country. Mayor Melih Gökçek claims to have conducted reach and have found out that the earthquakes could have been organized by dark external powers aiming to destroy Turkey’s …

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Athens Mayor: Minister for Public Order must step down

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis on Tuesday said that the Greek capital is experiencing a “security vacuum” and called for the resignation of Citizens’ Protection Minister Nikos Toskas. Kaminis made his comments after a meeting with PASOK chief Fofi Gennimata, saying that he is “puzzled” by the ministry’s inaction in response …

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Mayor of Dusseldorf, Thomas Geisel, robbed in Athens

German politician from Social Democratic Party (SPD) and mayor of Dusseldorf, Thomas Geisel, suffered an unpleasant surprise after a visit to Acropolis Museum in Athens. Thieves had broken into his car and stole everything removable inside, including his and his wife’s travel documents. The couple had parked their car in …

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Athens Mayor’s sophisticated benches to prevent use by homeless

No, no, no! Public benches are not for homeless to sleep. Public benches are for proper people with proper homes and proper beds. In Agios Georgios Square, in Kypseli district of Athens, the new public benches have been installed: nicely lacquered and with a metal detail – apparently a designer’s …

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