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Three new metro stations open July 7, connect Piraeus suburbs with Athens

Three metro stations in Athens metro are to open on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, the Urban Rail Transport SA (STASY) announced on Friday. The new stations will extend the blue line (Line 3) westward by 4 km, and they are named after the suburbs of Aghia Varvara, Koridallos and Nikea. …

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No coronavirus-related deaths in last 24 hours, 7 new cases in Greece

For the first time since the outbreak of coronavirus in Greece, no new COVID-19 related death has been recorded in the last 24 hours. The number of new confirmed cases was 7 from Tuesday to Wednesday with the total number of infections to stand at 2,408. Death toll remains at …

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Greece Lockdown: New working hours for supermarkets and food stores

Supermarkets will be closed on upcoming Sunday, March 29. They will operate with new working hours and so will food stores that are still open under the lockdown restrictions. The new working hours go into effect on Thursday, March 26 and are valid until April 25. Supermarkets closed on Sunday, …

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Coronavirus Greece: 94 new cases, total 624, two more deaths, total 15

Greece health authorities announced 94 new confirmed cases on Sunday afternoon with the total number reaching 624. Two more patients passed away in the last 24 hours withe the death toll rising to 15. The new cases practically doubled from Saturday to Sunday, when the average new cases were 30-40 …

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Greece’s Asylum bill: Drastic changes to facilitate “fast track” deportations

The new Asylum bill is heading to the Greek Parliament by the conservative New Democracy government despite objections by human rights organizations. The bill introduces a series of measures and drastic changes aiming to restrict access to asylum, reduce asylum procedure times or terminate stages of procedures and proceed with …

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Justice Minister denies claims “early release for N17 terrorists” due to new Penal Code

Greece’s outgoing justice minister on Monday afternoon categorically denied a bevy of same-day press reports claiming that the country’s revised penal code will make it easier for inmates serving multiple life sentences to achieve an early release, with most of the speculation focusing on whether a handful of convicted urban …

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Archbishop Elpidoforos: Who is the new Archbishop of America

A spiritual leader with vision and ethos, the Meetropolit of Proussis (Bursa)  Elpidoforos was unanimously elected the new Archbishop of America by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul on Saturday. The 52-year-old Elpidoforos is considered as one of the people Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew trusts most. He has …

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Greece to reduce sentences for financial crimes against the state

Justice Minister Mihalis Kalogirou submitted the draft of a new penal code that reduces sentences for the crimes against the state and re-classifies minor crimes into either violations that are punished with a money penalty or misdemeanors carrying a maximum of five years imprisonment. The Minister also presented a new …

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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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