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Three antiquities return to Greece from Carlos Museum/Emory University

The Michael C. Carlos Museum of Atlanta-based Emory University is repatriating three antiquities to Greece. The antiquities were believed to have been looted from three different geographical areas of the country – Crete, Epirus and Attica – and illegally exported abroad, the Greek culture Ministry said in a statement. The …

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Daktylios: Traffic restrictions return in Athens on Oct 16

Traffic restrictions in central Athens, in an area known as the “daktylios” (ring), will resume on Monday, October 16, and will stay in effect until Friday, July 19, 2024, the transport ministry announced on Sunday. From Mondays through Thursdays (7 a.m.-8 p.m.) and on Fridays (7 a.m.-3 p.m.) cars will …

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Inspectors go, sunbeds return to Naxos beaches

Hardly had inspectors left the island of Naxos and the sunbeds and the umbrellas returned to the island’s beaches. Shortly after the controls carried out at the beaches about violations regarding illegal sunbeds and umbrellas , some business people put the sunbeds back in their old places again, even in …

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Locals and tourists may return to certain villages on Rhodes

Residents and tourists of specific towns and villages in eastern Rhodes may return to their accommodations, the Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Ministry said through the emergency 112 system on Thursday, July 27, 2023.. Specifically, the following areas are safe from fires and evacuated persons may return to: Malona, Charaki, …

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France returns marble fragment from Erechtheion temple to Greece

A marble fragment from the Erechtheion temple on the Acropolis will be voluntarily returned to Greece in Lyon by the Prefecture of the Rhone on Thursday. The architectural fragment, dated to the 5th century BC, is originally from the upper architectural section of the Erechtheion (Temple of Athena Polias), the …

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Lawyers: Eva Kaili is free to return to her MEP duties in EU Parliament

Eva Kaili is is free to return to her duties in the European Parliament and to exercise her rights as an MEP, her lawyers announced in a statement on Friday. The lawyers statement came a day after Belgian prosecuting authorities remove the electronic bracelet from Eva Kaili who has been …

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USA returns 29 looted antiquities to Greece (pictures)

Twenty-nine Greek antiquities, products of looting and smuggling from Macedonia, Epirus, Central Greece, the Cyclades and Crete, were handed over by the Manhattan Prosecutor’s office in USA to Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni. The antiquities ended up in the USA, through the criminal networks of illegal trafficking of cultural goods. …

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Coronavirus protocol for unvaccinated health workers

Unvaccinated health staff – except doctors – who return to work as of 1. January  2023, must wear a high-protection mask and submit two coronavirus tests a week, the Health Ministry announced on Wednesday. The protocol refers to unvaccinated nurses, administrative personnel and other hospital staff except doctors. Doctors, nurses, …

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86 Pakistani nationals return home with AVR program

Eighty-six Pakistani nationals returned to their home country voluntarily on Tuesday, boarding a flight chartered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The migrants’ return was organized in the framework of the Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) program, in cooperation with the Greek Migration & Asylum Ministry’s Asylum Service and the …

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Unvaccinated health workers to return with strict protocol

Unvaccinated health workers of the National Health Care system will return to work under a strict protocol that will include regular rapid testing. The return is reportedly scheduled on January 1, 2023, almost 15 months after thousands of doctors, nurses and administrative personnel were sent home for refusing to not …

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Greece’s Pediatricians urge the return of face masks indoors

The Panhellenic Federation of Freelance Pediatricians proposes the return of the universal use of the protective face masks indoors, due to the concern that prevails with the development of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Pediatricians, the estimates of the European Center for Infection Prevention (ECDC) on the spread of …

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Greece Gov’t approves return to lignite for power production

The government has agreed to double the production of electricity using lignite coal as part of a four-point plan to ensure an adequate supply of energy at affordable prices. The plan was agreed at an emergency meeting on the energy crisis caired by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday. At …

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French retail giant Carrefour to return to Greece a decade after departure

Ten years after its departure from Greece, in the early days of the debt crisis, French supermarket giant Carrefour is returning to the country, this time with a different partner and targeting small retailing through cooperation with local chains. Sources say the penetration of the Greek market will begin before …

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Greek Jews welcome Russia’s decision to return pre-was Jewish archives to Greece

Russia will return to Greece the pre-war archives of Jewish communities that were stolen by Nazi forces, the country’s Jewish council said Thursday “Our history returns home,” the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS) said in a statement. KIS said Nazi forces in July 1942 had plundered archives, …

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Steinhardt Collection: 47 stolen antiquities return to Greece

Forty-seven illegally trafficked Greek artifacts among the dozens surrendered by American hedge-fund billionaire Michael Steinhardt under a deal with US authorities will be returned to Greece in the coming days, the Culture Ministry announced on Thursday. The ancient items that will be returned originated from Central Greece, Crete, the Cyclades …

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