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Ferries docked, public transport paralyzed due to 24h strike in Greece

Public and train transport and maritime traffic in Greece will paralyze on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, after several unions declared to join the 24-hour strike organized by the  Confederation of  Private Sector Workers (GSEE). The strike is expected to impact public transport services on land and the sea across the …

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Greece ready to help transport Ukrainian grain via its ports

Foreign Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis,told his European Union colleagues that Greece is ready to transport Ukrainian grain via the ports in the North. At the EU Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Kyiv, Gerapetriris referred to the “immense” repercussions of the collapse of an agreement with Russia for the safe export of Ukrainian …

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Greece’s Transport Minister resigns following deadly train crash

Greece’s Infrastructure and Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlis submitted his resignation on Wednesday afternoon, 17 hours after the deadly train tragedy in Tempi. His resignation comes following public fury and immense pressure on social media and thus as elections near. Karamanlis submitted his resignation after he returned from a visit to …

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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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