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Amanzoe, luxury hotel in Kranidi, issues statement after the wildfire on Monday

The 5* luxury resort hotel Amanzoe in Kranidi, Peloponnese, issued a statement on Tuesday, a day after a wildfire that broke out in the forest nearby entered the grounds of the property, forcing the evacuation of guests and employees. Listing the damages, Amanzoe stressed that “all guests and staff were …

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Outrage over killing of chimpanzee in private zoo in Attica (video) UPDATE

An outrage broke out over the killing of a run-away chimpanzee from a private zoo in Attica on Saturday. Animal welfare organizations call for the shut down of Attica Zoological Park, a private zoo in the outskirts of Athens tha has often come under fire for the conditions the captured …

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Greece committed to promote positive agenda with Turkey, says Foreign Ministry

One day after the turbulent press conference where Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his Turkish counterpart Mevult Cavusoglu and an “undiplomatic” argument in front of the cameras, the Foreign Ministry in Athens issued a statement in which it confirmed its commitment to “promote the positive agenda” between the two …

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Turkey detains 10 ex admirals over statement on Bosporus Straits Treaty

Turkish authorities on Monday detained 10 former admirals after a group of more than 100 retired top navy officers issued a midnight statement that government officials tied to Turkey’s history of military coups. Among the detainees is reportedly also Cem Gurdeniz, the mastermind of Turkey’s controversial “Blue Homeland” doctrine. The …

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EU’s top diplomat Borrell: ““All lives matter, black lives also matter”

With several days delay, the European Union finally reacted to the brutal murder of George Floyd in the USA and the excessive use of violence exercised by police against protesters. Through Joseph Borrell, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Brussels expressed “shock and appall” for …

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Greece, a safe country for its citizens and tourists, says FM Dendias

Greece succeeded in remaining a safe country for its citizens during the pandemic, Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias, said on Monday. “We also want it to remain safe for tourists – our guests, whom we hope to welcome back to enjoy Greece’s beautiful summer again this year,” he added. In a …

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IATA takes Greek “Astra Airlines” out of the market

Greek regional airline Astra Airlines has suffered a blow by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Late last Friday, the Association warned Greek travel agents to stop selling tickets on the airline with immediate effect. This comes after a recent spate of flight cancellations and signs of financial distress at …

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Competition watchdog confirms raids to banks, Bank Association

Greece’s Competition Committee, an independent authortity, confirmed on Friday that it had raided all the country’s major banks a day earlier as part of an investigation into collaboration between lenders. Inspectors raided the head offices of National, Piraeus, Alpha, Attica and Eurobank, along with the offices of the Greek bank …

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Unprecedented move by a PM: Mitsotakis openly criticizes Wed’s strike

In an unprecedented move for a prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, openly criticized the country’s unions that have launched a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, the second within a couple of days. “Once again, a few strike and many are in trouble!” Mitsotakis wrote on his private Facebook account taking an open …

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Ministries to review building permissions of multi-story hotels close to Acropolis

The residents’ strong reactions to the construction of two multi-story hotel buildings at the foot of Acropolis forced two Greek Culture Ministry to take action and review the building permissions of these two investment projects. The Ministries of Culture & Sport and Environment & Energy will cooperate in order to …

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Corinth Canal open to marine traffic, says managing company

The company managing the Corinth Canal said in a statement that marine traffic has not be halted. There is only a partial limitation for ships crossing, the company said in a statement. Early Thursday afternoon, rocks fell into the Canal and local media reported that the passage was closed to …

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Operation of Michelin star restaurant suspended for 48h over alleged tax violations

Tax inspectors from the Independent Authority for Public Revenues imposed a 48-hour suspension in the operation of One Michelin Star ‘Varoulko,’ one of the most prominent restaurants in Greece. The high quality sea food restaurant in Mikrolimano, Piraeus, fights back saying the decision was “unjust” and announces to appeal to …

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Greece police arrests 2 men in mob attack against Thessaloniki mayor Boutaris

Two people have been arrested as suspects participating in the attack against the mayor of  Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris.  The two are a 20- and a 36-year-old man who has been known to police for thefts, media report adding that police has identified another eight persons from the rich attack footage …

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