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Greek Coast Guard harassed by Turkey’s CG off Samos (vid)

The Hellenic Coast Guard said one of its vessels was harassed by a Turkish Coast Guard boat in Greek territorial waters south of the island of Samos on Tuesday during a Search And Rescue operation for migrants. According to Greek authorities, the Turkish vessel entered Greek waters and performed dangerous …

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Greece-Bulgaria natural gas IGB pipeline in operation by end of July

The Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) natural gas pipeline will start its operation by the end of July, Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas. The IGB pipeline will have the capacity to transport 3 billion cubic meters of natural gas, with option to upgrade to 5 billion cubic meters, the minister said. He …

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Express port bus X80 “Piraeus-Acropolis-Syntagma” resumes operation

After two years of Covid, a message of return to normalcy: express touristic bus line X80 linking toe port of Piraeus to Acropolis and Syntagma in downtown Athens is resuming its operation. The line addressed mainly cruise ship passengers. The itineraries started on Saturday, May 28, 2022. The line, which …

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Second body recovered from Euroferry; 9 truck drivers still missing (videos)

Rescuers operating on the Euroferry Olympia discovered one more charred body late on Wednesday afternoon. It is the second dead passenger found on the ship, while another 9 truck drivers, are still missing, among them two Greeks. According to media information, the body was detected in an embryonic position next …

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Two truck drivers still trapped on Euroferry Olympia; number of missing unclear

At least two people, two truck drivers, are trapped on the burning Euroferry Olympia still Friday noon and are reportedly receiving instructions on how to reach the upper deck so that they can be evacuated with a helicopter. One of them is reportedly a Bulgarian national and the second one …

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Athens Metro extends operation hours on Fridays and Saturdays

Athens Metro lines 2 and 3 will extend their operating hours on Fridays and Saturdays and trains will run until 01:30 in the morning, managing company STASY announced on Friday. The extension will be in effect from March 4, 2022. According to STASY the last trains will depart from Syntagma …

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Operation of public and private sector in Attica & Crete Jan 27

Normalcy will partly return to Attica and Crete tomorrow Thursday, 27. January 2022, after two days of “obligatory holiday” due to snow weather Elpis. According to an announcement by the government spokesman the instructions about the operation of the public and private sector as well as the retail and schools …

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Operation of Tram to/from Piraeus starts on Dec 15

The commercial operation of the extension of the Tram to Piraeus starts on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, the managing company STASY announced on Tuesday. The line initially includes the operation of 11 new stops: Karaiskaki Stadium, Asia Minor, Lambraki, Evangelistria, Deligianni Square, City Hall, Agia Triada, Ippodameia Square, 34th Co. …

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British-flagged yacht with 17 onboard sinks off Milos, SAR operation underway

A British-flagged yacht with 17 people on board sank some 16 nautical miles North-West of the island of Milos in the central Aegean Sea on Thursday morning, the Greek Coast Guard said. Search and Rescue  operation is underway. According to preliminary information, passengers and crew jumped into the sea, however, …

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Athens Tram to resume operation to/from Syntagma Sq on Nov 29

The tram service from and to Syntagma Squarein downtown Athens will resume its operation on Friday, November 20, 2020, the management company STASY said in a statement. The service has been suspended since October 2018 due to deformation of the concrete covering the bed of Ilissos river The resumption of …

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Greece says no new coronavirus restrictions due to citizens’ fatigue

Greece is temporarily freezing plans to introduce new restrictive measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus because citizens are fatigued, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Friday morning. He even announced that the government may consider to extend the operation of restaurants, bars and similar facilities until 1 o’ …

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Police operation to move thousands of refugees to new Kara Tepe camp

Police operation to move thousands of homeless refugees on the island of Lesvos to the new provisional tents camp in the military firing range of Kara Tepe is unfolding smoothly, local media report on Thursday. The operation started at 8 o’ clock in the morning with police officers urging refugees …

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Greece’s court resume operation after easing of lockdown

Greece’s Justice Minister Konstantinos Tsiaras announced on Monday that administrative, civil and criminal courts are gradually returning to operation and that this process will conclude on June 15, 2020. According to Justice Ministry roadmap: May 6: The Council of State, the Court of Audit and regular administrative courts under the …

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Greece supermarkets new working hours April 25-May 9

Supermarkets in Greece will operate with new working hours, following a decision by Development and Investment Minister Adonis Georgiadis on Thursday. The new scheme goes into effect on upcoming Saturday. The new working hours will be in effect from April 25 until May 9, 2020. The new working hours will …

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