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New Heraklio Airport on Crete to cost €1.5bn, create 1,500 jobs

Indian infrastructure company GMR Airports Limited, along with its Greek partner Terna Group, will develop the new international airport of Heraklion in Kastelli, Crete, after Greek Transportation & Infrastructure Minister Christsos Spirtzis signed the concession agreement. On Friday, the minister and the consortium signed a concession agreement for design, construction, …

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Greece releases new regulations for online gambling

Greece has been having a state monopoly on gambling for decades but now this is going to change. Several months ago, Greek authorities announced that they were working on new regulations for casino licenses and they have been eagerly anticipated ever since. Now details of these regulations have been released …

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EU to ban 10 single-use plastic items, incl straws, cutlery, cotton buds, bottles, fishing gear

The European Union is proposing a total ban on ten single-use plastic products and fishing gear that account for 70% of litter in EU waters. Single-use plastic items such as straws, cutlery, plates, bottles,  cotton buds, drink stirrers, balloon sticks  in a bid to clean up the oceans. 500,000 tonnes …

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Greece’s debt collectors to screen debtors’ Facebook & other social media accounts

Are you a bank debtor in a cash-strapped country and owner of several accounts on social media? News is bad, my friend. The banks are after you with new methods to prove whether your claim “I have no money” is true or not. They will screen your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram …

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IMF demands €450mn austerity cuts in unemployment, poverty allowances for 2018

The austerity nightmare has no end. Despite the fact that the International Monetary Fund has only an adviser role in the third bailout program, it keeps pushing and pushing for cuts and more cuts without end. It wants cuts in unemployment allowance – currently at 360 euro. Cuts in poverty …

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New charges against Sorras: Leader of criminal organization, fraud, money laundering and others

The self-proclaimed billionaire and now fugitive Artemis Sorras has been charged with fraud and running a criminal organization. The office of prosecutor in Athens published a long list of charges against Artemis Sorras and seven of his close associates on Tuesday. The list of charges reportedly contain “half of the …

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Varoufakis to establish a pan-European political party in February

Varoufakis’ fans across Europe, get ready! The former Finance Minister of Greece, Yanis Varoufakis plans to form a political party, a pan-european movement, as of February 2016. In an interview to Italian weekly magazine L’ Espresso, Varoufakis revealed his plans saying that his aim is to “democratize Europe.” Varoufakis said …

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Greece legislates against Bullying after victim, 20, commits suicide

“Anyone who commits bullying will be punished with imprisonment of at least six months.” This is the reaction of the Greek government to the tragic death of the first “official” victim of bullying in the country, Vaggelis Giakoumakis. The 20-year-old student committed suicide last month being unable to bear further …

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Ex PM Papandreou launches “Movement of Democratic Socialists” and divides PASOK

Three hours before the official announcement of  his new political party  Saturday afternoon, former Prime Minister George Papandreou submitted the necessary documents to the court so that the new party will be able to participate in the elections of January 25th. The name of Greece’s new political party is reportedly …

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