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Greece-General Strike to paralyze public transport, sea and air traffic UPDs

Public transport, sea and air traffic will be heavily disrupted or just paralyzed on Wednesday, 6. April 2022, as several transport workers unions have declared to participate in the 24-hour general strike. For 24 hours, ferries will remain docked at the ports and airplanes will be grounded at the airports, …

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Snowfall in Athens disrupts public transport, leave thousands without power, halts vaccinations

Thousands of households in dozens of suburbs in Athens are without electricity for over 14 hours, some even without water. Public transport in Greek capital collapsed due to snowfall that is claimed to be the “heaviest in the last 15 years.” Covid-19 vaccinations have been suspended. Supermarkets will close at …

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Workers at Metro, Tram, Trains on work stoppage, 24h strike Oct 3 (UPD)

Workers at Athens Metro Lines 1, 2 and 3, and at the Tram have announced to launch work stoppages on Thursday, October 3, 2019. Train and Proastiakos workers have declared a 24-hour strike on the same day. Affected by the work stoppage are Metro Lines 2 and 3, Urban train …

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Greece 2018: Pupils go to school on an open farmer’s truck

This is not a picture shot in some remote area in undeveloped world. This picture has been shot in Greece on 18. October 2018. Fifteen children are been transported on an open farmer’s  truck. This is the only way for the elementary pupils to reach their school in Chrysopigi, 6 …

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Sheep Yannoula seeks transport from Crete apartment to UK sanctuary

Yannoula is a special needs young sheep walking with the help of a wheelchair. She desperately needs transport to her new forever home in a UK sanctuary. Ever since she was found as a tiny little lamb she has been living in an apartment in Irakleio, Crete. She was a …

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Macedonia rally: Police to close three Metro stations in downtown Athens on Feb 4

Police will closed three metro stations in downtown Athens on Sunday, February 4th 2018, for security reasons due to the Macedonia protest rally. Metro stations <Syntagma>, <Panepistimio> and <Omonoia> will be closed as of 10 a.m. Sunday. Metro trains will pass through but will not halt. They will open again …

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Athens: No buses and trolley buses for six hours, June 13/2017

Workers at buses and trolley buses in Athens will launch a six-hour work stoppage on Tuesday, June 13 2017. Reason for the work stoppage are the general assemblies of the two workers’ unions. No bus, no trolley bus from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13 2017.

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Attention! Warplane on Athens-Lamia highway Apr 5/2017 PICTURES

Motorists will be surprised to see a war plane on the Athens-Lamia highway on Wednesday, April 5th 2017. According to a statement issued by Greek Traffic police, motorists on the highway lane to Athens are requested to drive at a speed no higher than 50 km per hour and thus …

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Soldiers safely diffuse 250-kg WWII bomb, transfer it for controlled detonation (pictures)

Greek soldiers safely defused a 250-kilo bomb from the World War II found under a petrol station in Thessaloniki. Prior to the bomb neutralization operation, more than 72,000 people, including refugees and migrants form a hot spot nearby, were evacuated. “End good, all good!” Sunday afternoon, Regional Governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas …

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Value Added Tax on fire: Crazy hikes in food & tourism

More than 40,000 food items are been sold with a poisonous 10% Value Added Tax hike as of today and expect to burden the average Greek household with at least 55 euro per month.Beef, coffee, tea, cocoa, spices, sugar, oils – except olive oil, ice-creams, chocolates, but also condoms and …

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UPD Athens Metro, Tram, Train work stoppage cancelled, Oct 15/2014

UPDATE The work stoppage has been cancelled! Workers at Athens metro, tram and urban train ISAP (HSAP) will launch a work stoppage on Wednesday, October 15th 2014. The work stoppage will begin at 12 o’ clock noon and will last until 4 pm.

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Athens: 24-h Taxi Strike on July 6, 2011

Taxi drivers will launch a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, protesting the opening of their ‘closed profession’. Greece lenders’ have asked the opening of closed professions in order to boost competitiveness.  In the  last decades taxi licences were very attractive and expensive, costing between  150,000 and 200,000 euro. 14,000 …

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