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Volkswagen to turn Astypalaia into a “green energy island”

Volkswagen has chosen Astypalaia for a major green energy innovative investment project that will bring energy independence to the island of 1,334 residents in the south-eastern Aegean Sea. Volkswagen’s decision follows a joint preparation with the Greek government that lasted several months. Volkswagen’s Green & Sustainable Island project will be …

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Sarantaporo broadband project connects villages on remote mountains in central Greece

A small group of young people from the remote mountains of Thessaly in central rural Greece returned home to realize that their village Sarantaporo still had not internet access. Telecom companies had no interest in investing to bring the necessary infrastructure there, so the group set out to create a …

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“Adopt a Chios Mastic Tree” – Project to regenerate old trees

Who isn’t fascinated by the scent of the resins obtained from the mastic trees? The small precious pearls are known  as the “tears of Chios” as they are traditionally produced on the island of Chios in the eastern Aegean Sea. But, old or abandoned mastic trees need a regeneration, and …

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Athens major overhaul to create more space for pedestrians and bicyclists

The Athens municipality gave the green light for the implementation of the Athens downtown urban restructuring plan that will create long pedestrian walking zones in the center of the Greek capital. According to the plan, a 6.8 km-long pedestrian walk is to be established and this also includes the historical …

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Tesla €70mn project of “electric highway” through Greece

US electric vehicles pioneer Tesla wants to include Greece into Europe’s “electric highway.” The  company of Elon Musk has reportedly already included significant part of the Greek national roads into a developing mega project involving the installation of electric car chargers. The south-European project is planned to start in Portugal …

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Greece rules out Hard Rock Int for Hellinikon Casino license

The Hellenic Gaming Commission (EEEP) has unanimously rejected the bid by Hard Rock International for the Casino at Hellinikon Project in the premises of the old Athens airport in the south coast of the Greek capital. EEEP still has to decide on the part of the tender committee’s conclusion related …

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Council of State freezes 9-storey hotel project at the foot of Acropolis

Greece’s top court, the Council of State has upheld an appeal by residents of Makriyanni against a 9-storey hotel that would block the view to the Acropolis of Athens. Constructors had obtained a legal license but the project froze in March 2019 when the residents appealed to justice and other …

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The Hellinikon Resort: Unripen Innovation & Economy Marvel

Supranational institutions such as the IMF and European Central Bank push forward the Hellenic Republic to follow through economic reforms and ensure international creditors that repayment of the national debt — the outcome of the financial crisis of 2007-08 reaching 181.1% of GDP in 2018 — is perpetually substantiated by incoming …

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More obstacles lifted for Hellinikon investment project

More obstacles lying before the Hellinikon investment project have been lifted with two decisions by the influential Central Archaeological Council (KAS) and the Central Council of Contemporary Monuments. On Wednesday and Thursday, the councils approved a change in a SYRIZA ministerial decision thus loosening the previous strict licensing procedures. Specifically, …

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Gov’t to unblock stalled Eldorado Gold mining investment project

Mitsotakis government is determined to unblock big investment projects with two of them being Ellinikon at Athens Riviera and the other one the Eldorado mining project in Halkidiki, North Greece. While the Prime Minister is meeting with Spyros Latsis on Elliniko n Project, his energy minister Kostis Hatzidakis met with …

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Athens Urban Gallery: Telephone distribution boxes turn into works of art

Forty artists in Athens have transformed more than 100 telephone exchange boxes into works of art as part of the “Athens Urban Gallery”. The project was initiated by the Municipality of Athens. The youngest artist participating in the project! View this post on Instagram Αυτός είναι ο νεότερος συμμετέχων στο …

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Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia sign 5G Corridor deal for driverless vehicles

The European Commission has stated that the Bulgarian and Greek transport ministers, Ivaylo Moskovski and Nikos Papas, and Tatjana Matić of the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications of Serbia, have signed an agreement at the Digital Assembly 2018 in Sofia to develop an experimental 5G cross-border corridor that will …

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Electrification of four Cyclades islands to be inaugurated on Mar 19

Time has come: the linking of Cyclades islands to the mainland’s electricity network will be inaugurated on Monday, March 19, 2018. Syros, Paros, Mykonos and Tinos, four of  the largest islands of the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea will be supplied with power via an underwater cable. The inauguration  …

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Presidential decree gives green-light to Hellinikon Project in old Athens airport

A presidential decree giving the go-ahead to the development of Hellinikon south of Athens was signed by four ministers in charge of the investment on Friday, in the presence of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. The decree will need to be reviewed by the Council of State “within 2017, exactly as …

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More hurdles ahead for Helliniko privatization project in Athens

Greece’s Culture Minister has reportedly signed off on a decision by the influential Central Archaeology Council (KAS) designating 28 hectares of land at the former Athens airport as entailing “archaeological interest”. The disused Athens airport and adjoining tracts of land comprise the landmark Helleniko project, billed as the biggest real …

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