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Services of Athens Municipality now fully digitized

From January 1, 2023, citizens and professionals of Athens have the opportunity for fast and effective services during their transactions with the municipality of Athens after the completion of the digitization of the municipality’s agencies. The digitization of the total of the municipality’s agencies until the end of 2022 was …

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Athens mayor to cut municipal taxes by 5%

Municipal taxes in Athens will be reduced by 5% across the board, Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis said in an interview to Skai TV on Saturday. The mayor said that he would introduce the measure during the city council meeting in order to “relieve and support citizens – this winter will …

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Cat Adoption Day: Athens Municipality Shelter, Oct 23

Kittens and cats, one color, two colors, multi-colors… Furry friends in Athens waiting to offer non-stop cuddles in permanent loving homes. They are waiting for you on Cat Adoption Day, October 23, 2022. Young and a bit older, cute girls and vivid boys, even some with special needs. They are …

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Covid-19 info in 12 languages broadcast by Athens Municipality radio

The City of Athens has launched an information campaign about the Covid-19 pandemic for migrants and refugees in 12 languages. In a statement on Thursday, the Municipality said that the campaign will be supported by closer cooperation with migrant and refugee communities which participate in the Council for the Integration …

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Santorini municipality to distribute free masks to tourists

Authorities on the island of Santorini are on alert seeing tourists arriving from Paros and Mykonos where strict measures have been imposed due to epidemiological load. Local authorities plan to distribute face masks free of charge to Greek and foreign visitors arriving on the island and strengthen controls to avoid …

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Municipalities plan home delivery of Holy Fire on Easter Saturday UPD

Several municipalities in Greece have prepared plans to bring the Holy Fire on Resurrection Saturday to citizens’ homes and so to avoid crowding outside churches even though this is strictly forbidden with the lockdown restrictions. The plan looks simple: citizens will leave lanterns outside their homes, municipality teams will distribute …

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Garbage piling up due to municipality workers’ 48-hour strike

Municipality workers across Greece have launched a 48-hour strike in order to protest government plans to hand over to private investors part of municipality services. The strike on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 22-23, 2019, already shows its first impact with garbage bags to piling up especially in the big cities …

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Athens Municipality on high alert due to wildfire risk – Check other regions

Authorities at the Municipality of Athens are on high alert and took preventive measures due to strong winds blowing in the area and high temperatures that increase the risk of wildfires. Access to green parks including the National Garden in the center of Athens as well to forest areas like …

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City Councils upside down: In 58 municipalities mayors have fewer seats than main opponents

The new system of  the so-called “simple proportionality” in the municipality elections is depriving winning mayors of the absolute seats majority in local councils and forces them into alliances. In 58 municipalities winning mayors have fewer seats in the city councils than the opposition. In Thessaloniki, for example, the new …

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Golden Dawn ballots destroyed with antiseptic by unknown perpetrators

Unknown perpetrators have destroyed the whole load of municipality elections ballots of the far-right party Golden Dawn in the suburb of Kallithea, south Athens. The perpetrators used antiseptic Bedatine that soaked into the 92,000 ballot papers thus destroying them completely. According to local media, the incident took place short before …

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Municipality of Athens to clean historical center from graffiti and illegal posters

The Municipality of Athens has launched an ambitious program to clean buildings of historical center from graffiti and illegal posters. An area of 20 acres will be cleansed and maintained by special teams in consultation with the local community of shopkeepers and entrepreneurs. “Combating visual vandalism was our first priority. …

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Novoville: Smart App for problems solution in the city of Athens

Athenians will be able to send to municipality authorities requests and complains or point out to a specific problems with an application introduced by Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis on Wednesday. The application Novoville for mobile phones and tablets. Via Novoville, municipal authorities also inform residents and visitors about various events …

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City Counselors in fire-stricken areas demand Mayor’s resignation

The Municipality Council of Marathon in East Attica is in uproar. The overwhelming majority of city counselors are calling for the resignation of mayor Ilias Psinakis whom they consider as “dangerous for people’s safety.” The fire-stricken village of Mati where dozens of people lost their lives in the wildfires of  …

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Greece decides double elections in May 2019

Interior Minister, Panos Skourletis, accepted a legislation change submitted by sixteen lawmakers of ruling party SYRIZA and therefore, elections for local (municipalities) and regional government will take place on the same day as the elections for the European Parliament: in May 2019. Now scenarios that also parliamentary elections will take …

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