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Olympic Stadium OAKA to remain shut down throughout 2024

Deputy Sports Minister, Yannis Vroutsis, said on Monday that the Olympic Stadium OAKA in Athens will most probably remain shut down throughout 2024. Vroutsis gave a press conference regarding the Olympic Stadium OAKA and the Olympic Cycle Track Velodrom that were shut down on Friday night due to static inadequacy …

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Gorges in Chania shut down also Aug 14; Samaria Gorge maybe longer

Gorges in the Chania Prefecture, Crete, will remain closed to visitors also on Monday, August 14, 2023, local authorities have announced. Deputy Regional Governor of Chania ordered the shutdown of all gorges in the region after the earthquake on Sunday morning. The Samaria Gorge shut down at 11 p.m., immediately …

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Police shuts down 5 metro stations during protest rally

Greek Police shut down five central metro stations in downtown Athens making it difficult for strikers and protesters to join the big rally on Wednesday. These metro stations are: Syntagma, Panepistimio. Omonoia, Monastiraki, Evangelismos. Open metro stations are around 500 meters away from the meeting point at Klafthmonos Square. These …

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A flurry of bankruptcies for Greece’s Bakeries

Soaring energy inflation, accumulated debt, increases in raw materials and declining consumption are increasing bakeries shutdowns in Greece, with bakers not even being able to put… bread on their tables. In the last two months, more than 50 bakeries have shut down, increasing the number of “locks” to 260 within …

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Three Metro stations in Athens shut down due to Nov 17 marches

Greek Police has ordered the shut down of three metro station in downtown Athens on Thursday due to the marches on the anniversary of the Polytechnic school Students’ Uprising on 17. November 1973. According to a statement by the Urban Rail Transport (STASY) on Wednesday noon, the following metro stations …

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Ryanair shuts down Athens base in winter season

Ryanair announced it would shut down its Athens base during the winter season following “the inexplicable failure of the Greek government (…) to reduce non-competitive airport fees,” it announced on Thursday. The Ireland-based airline will disengage two aircraft from the Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” (AIA) from October 29 to …

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Repair works on Corinth Canal to start in Jan 2022

Work on the walls and basin of the Corinth Canal will begin in January 2022, Deputy Environment & Energy Minister Nikos Tagaras said last Thursday. The canal was shut down in January 2021 and remains closed to sea traffic ever since after the last of a series of landslides made …

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Athens-Lamia highway remains shut down until 7 am on Wed

The Athens-Lamia national highway will remain shut down until 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. The country’s most important highway connecting the South to the North was supposed to open at 7 p.m. on Tuesday after a closure of 24 hours. The Attica section of the highway includes Kalyftakis …

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Greece shuts down primary schools, kindergartens Nov 16-30

Greece will shut down primary schools, kindergartens and nursing schools for two weeks starting on Monday, November 16, 2020, authorities announced Saturday noon. Operation of special schools will continue. The government insists that the closure is not due to spread of the coronavirus among the school children but in order …

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Migration Ministry shuts down PIKPA facility for vulnerable children

The Migration and Asylum Ministry announced on Thursday that it is shutting down a hosting facility for vulnerable groups of asylum seekers run by the organisation ‘Lesvos Solidarity’ at the PIKPA children’s camp at Neapolis, Mytilene. The 74 asylum seekers will be safely transferred to the recognised municipal hosting facility …

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Greece’s catering sector to close for a week demanding gov’t support measures

Greece’s catering sector plan to shut down their businesses for one week if the government does not take immediate support measures. The Greek Association of catering and entertainment PASKEDI has reportedly decided to shut down all facilities form September 16 to 22, as the only way to put pressure on …

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Athens Riviera: Beach bar fined €20K and shut down due to crowding

More than 1,000 people gathered on Wednesday night at a well-known beach bar in Alimos suburb located in the Athens Riviera. The people crowded without keeping social distancing, danced, drunk and flirted under the sound of loud music and the smoke of fireworks. It was the first party of the …

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Two Greek casinos shut down due to debts to social security fund

The Hellenic Gaming Commission (EEEP) shut down the casinos in Rio and Alexandroupolis due to debts to Social Security Fund EFKA. The casinos will remain closed for two months. According to an EFKA report, the Rio casino had overdue contributions arrears of €25 million euros, while the Alexandroupoli casino owed …

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The 500km Walk: Refugees try to reach Greece’s borders to FYROM on foot

Families with children, pregnant women, fragile elderly, people with disabilities … They picked up their belongings and started to walk. A long march, a 500-km Walk along Greece’s national highway to the north, the borders with FYROM. Several hundreds refugees started to walk towards Greece’s borders to FYROM on Wednesday, …

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Troika shuts down schools & kindergartens; more than 1,000 closed since 2011

A total 118 public elementary schools and kindergartens will be shut down this summer and another 29 will be merged after the Troika demands for “structural reforms”, “rationalization of state expenditure” – name it whatever you want. The 31 schools and 87 kindergartens to be shut down are located in …

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Survey: 65% Greeks oppose Samaras’ ERT shutdown

65% of Greeks disagree with prime minister Antonis Samaras’ decision to shutdown public broadcaster ERT -even though a new public broadcaster will replace ERT sometime in the future. According to public opinion survey conducted by VPRC for website tvxs.gr     65% diasgree 27% agrees 3% “I don’t know” 5% …

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ERT: Grand solidarity concert with 500 musicians, June 14/2013

All music ensembles from Athens and Piraeus have flocked to public broadcaster ERT headquarters for a grand solidarity concert. The concert takes places inside the ERT studios while thousands watch outside via big billboards. Greek public broadcaster had one symphonic orchestra, one music ensemble and two choirs. As of Tuesday, …

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ERT protests, Jun 13/2013

Thousands protesters are currently outside the headquarters of Greek public broadcaster ERT, that was suddenly shut down on June 11/2013 – with an order of prime minister Antonis Samaras.  Journalists and technicians who were dismissed and lost their jobs  overnight have occupied the ERT HQ and broadcast live on 24-hour …

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