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Chania airport temporarily closed after US Air Force fighter jet reports landing problem

The airport of Chania was closed on Monday afternoon after a US Air Force fighter jet reported a technical problem that would hindering it form landing. Arrivals and departures were temporarily halted, while also vehicle traffic to and from the airport was stopped. According to local news website flashnews.gr, it …

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Kozani: Why waste tonnes of asphalt for a few holes?

A patchwork road in Kozani, West Macedonia in northern Greece. Instead of fully covering the damaged road, local authorities apparently think a “better a bit of asphalt everywhere than no asphalt at all in some roads.” The patchwork design has be implemented on two roads of the area, a reader …

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Local plants cypress in the middle of the street to protest municipality indifference

A resident in Thessaloniki found an original way to protest the huge hole on his neighborhood street, the poor infrastructure conditions and the indifference of the municipality. He planted a small cypress right in the middle of the hole and the street. “The soil must be fertile as the hole …

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Bridge collapsed, bureaucracy slow? Cretans construct makeshift road (videos)

The church bells tolled and 500 residents of Alikianos flocked to protect the makeshift road they constructed with their own money after the historical Keritis bridge collapsed last month due to the severe rainfalls last month. The locals decided to take the situation in their hands. A group of construction …

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20 people lose their lives in 363 traffic accidents in Attica in August

Twenty people lost their lives in 363 road accidents alone in the Prefecture of Attica only in the month of August, traffic police said on Wednesday. In the same month, 425 people were injured, 13 of them. The main causes of these accidents was a failure to drive with due …

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Greece to abolish laws criminalizing road toll dodgers

The government intends to abolish the laws that made non-payment of road tolls a criminal offence and led many people to court, Infrastructure and Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis said on Sunday, speaking at an event in Oropos. He also promised to arrive at an agreement with the Nea Odos concessionaires …

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What’s going on in Greece? Oh, the usual stuff…

There is no news today. I mean, nothing new worth reporting that we have not wrote about in one way or another as we did in the last four years of economic crisis and austerity. Officially, Greece is doing fine. Unofficially, Greeks are confronted with the usual burdens: taxes that …

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