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French, Norwegian & Finnish firefighters arrive to assist Greek colleagues

Firefighters from France have arrived in Greece to assist their Greek colleagues to combat the numerous wild- and forest-fires ravaging the country. The French contingent consisting of 25 firefighters will be stationed in Attica throughout the month of August. 27 firefighters from Norway and 48 firefighters from Finland are expected …

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Sorin Oprescu: Former Bucharest mayor arrested in Athens

The former mayor of Bucharest convicted of corruption has been arrested in Athens on an international warrant. Sorin Oprescu, 70, who served as mayor in the Romanian capital from 2008 and 2015, was found guilty by the Romanian courts of bribery, setting up a criminal organization and abuse of power. …

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Greece announces humanitarian aid mission to Mariupol, reception group in Romania

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias announced a humanitarian aid mission to Mariupol and the establishment of a coordination and reception group for Ukrainian refugees in Romania. The Foreign Minister will accompany the humanitarian aid mission, he said. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Dendias said that he has already sent an official …

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Flight passengers from Bulgaria & Romania only with “negative test” in Greece

Greece’s Civil Protection decided on Saturday that flight passengers from Bulgaria and Romania will be allowed in Greece only with negative Covid-19 test. The temperate measure has been imposed due to the epidemiological data in these two countries and goes into effect as of Tuesday, July 28, 2020. A statement …

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New Alert: At least 29 travellers tested positive at Promachonas

New alert in northern Greece on Friday, after at least 29 travellers were tested positive to Covid-19. The travellers, holidaymakers from Bulgaria and Romania entered the country via the Promachonas border-crossing with Bulgaria. According to Skai TV, a total of 12,000 people from EU countries crossed Promachonas on Thursday and …

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4-year-old toddler girl drowned on the island of Thassos

A 4-year-old toddler drowned in a beach of the island of Thassos in Northern Greece on Wednesday. The little girl was reportedly playing with an inflatable children boat when a wave filled it with water. The girl drank a lot of water and she was unconscious but still alive when …

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Greece, Romania, Bulgarian and Serbia discuss energy, inter-connectivity

The leaders of Greece, Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia met at the Snagoy Palace by Bucharest on Friday to discuss a belt of interconnections among their countries and energy issues. At a joint press conference, the four leader said that the interconnection belt will link Greece, Bulgaria and Romania in the …

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Ryanair strands 201 passengers in Romania instead of Thessaloniki

Dozens of Ryanair passengers were shocked to find themselves in Romania instead of Greece on Friday night. The plane from London to Thessaloniki landed in Timisoara airport in west Romania on Friday evening, as the pilots could apparently not land in Macedonia airport in Northern Greece due to low cloudiness. But …

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Greece, Bulgaria, Romania & Serbia in joint bid for World Cup 2030

The leaders of four Balkan countries said on Friday that they will make a joint bid to host the World Cup 2030. The decision was taken during the Summit in Varna on Friday. The prime ministers of Bulgaria, Greece and Romania and the president of Serbia say their countries will …

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EU Commission refers Greece, Ireland and Romania to Court of Justice

The European Commission refers Greece, Ireland and Romania to the Court of Justice for not implementing anti-money laundering rules, Brussels said on Thursday.  According to a statement issued by the Commission,  Greece and Romania have failed to implement the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive into their national law. Ireland implemented only …

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35.6% of Greece’s population at risk of poverty or social exclusion

More than one third of the Greek population is at risk of poverty or social exclusion. We have been reading this since 2012, occasionally it is been officially confirmed by European statistics authorities like the Eurostat. In the first two years of bailout agreements, the rates were below 30%. But …

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Spain has the EU’s third highest rate of child poverty, after Romania and Greece

After the economic crisis and years of austerity, child poverty is on the rise in wealthy countries, according to Unicef. In Spain, the proportion of children living below the poverty line increased by nine percentage points between 2008 and 2014, to reach almost 40%. In Greece, one in four children …

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Greece is not alone: Italy, Romania and Bulgaria equally corrupt among EU countries

Italy, Greece, Romania and Bulgaria are seen as equally corrupt among EU countries, while Denmark is the least graft-prone country, according to the yearly corruption perception index published by Transparency International on Wednesday (3 December). The index scores and ranks countries around the world based on how corrupt their public …

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Athens: protest outside Romanian Embassy; animal lovers worry about strays cull here too

Dozens of animal lovers gathered outside the Romanian Embassy in Athens on Monday to protest the despicable law that will allow the killing of thousands of stray animals and thus with the government approval. The protesters lit candles and symbolically carried plush puppies in trash bags. They wore t-shirts reading …

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Seven more Greek ‘beef’ products found with horse DNA; 2 imported from Holland & Romania

Greek Food Control Agency (EFET) order the withdrawal of seven meat products after testes proved they contained horse DNA. The products are salami, sausages, kebab and frozen meatballs, produced in Northern Greece and Crete or imported from the Netherlands ( company NL 687 EG* distributed via German DEMKA) and Romania (company LeFruMarine S.R.L.). As the products …

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