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Internet addition: Greece ranks 2nd in Europe after the UK

Greece ranks second in Europe after the United Kingdom for rates of internet addiction among its population. This is the result of a study conducted by nine European universities in collaboration with the Hellenic Association for the Study of Internet Addiction Disorders (EEMDED). The study’s findings were recently presented at …

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Brits choose Greece as best holiday destination for families

Greece has been awarded the Star Family Holidays Destination award for 2018 from the British magazine Travel Bulletin. In a ceremony held in London on Monday night, Greece took the award after a vote by some 7,500 reader-professionals of the magazine. Wnners were thrilled and finalists deeply honoured for the …

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Zakynthos authorities dismiss UK teens claims “hospitalized with booze poisoning”

Claims by young British tourists that they were massively poisoned by methanol-laced alcohol and were hospitalized are “fake news” authorities on the island of Zakynthos (Zante) told Greek media on Monday. Although aware of some problems with tourism on the island, locals speak of defamation attempts. “This is a lie, …

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Son of murdered UK expat Derek Arber arrested in Athens

Τhe son of murdered British expat, Derek Arber, was arrested the moment he returned to Greece on Tuesday night. The man had reportedly fled to Spain, after the murder of his father, a hotelier on the island of Antiparos, last month. The body of 65-year-old Derek Arber was found in …

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Petition could help UK nationals retain EU citizenship after Brexit

The European Commission has allowed a group to launch a petition calling for permanent EU citizenship after Brexit. The proposed petition on “Permanent European Union Citizenship” is to be registered on July 23 as a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), the Commission announced. “The main objective of the proposed initiative is …

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Europol report: Left-wing terrorism still active in Greece, Italy & Spain

Left-wing terrorism is still active in Greece, the Europol says in its “EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT) 2018” after evaluating incidents in 2017. In the same report, the Europol notes that left-wing terrorism is also active in Italy and Spain, even though to a lesser extend. Greece, Italy …

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PM Tsipras tells Theresa May the place of Parthenon Marbles is in Greece

Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed her Greek counter, Alexis Tsipras, at 10 Downing Street on Tuesday afternoon. The two leaders discussed about issues like the Brexit, migration and bilateral cooperation. The Greek Prime Minister brought up also an issue that for Greece has never given up the fight: the Return …

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Explosion on sailing boat injures UK family of tourists on Corfu

A 9-year-old girl reportedly suffered serious injuries after the engine of a sailing boat exploded earlier on Friday near the island of Corfu in the Ionian Sea. The girl’s parents were injured as well even though much slighter than the girl. The 9-year-old is being hospitalized with serious burning injuries …

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Greece’s President tells Prince Charles: “We hope for the Return of Parthenon Marbles!”

It didn’t help much that the British royal couple did not visit the Acropolis in order to avoid moments of embarrassment with regards to the Parthenon Marbles, stolen by Lord Elgin in 1816 and exhibited at the British Museum in London. It was the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis …

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Healthy eaters in US turn to Greece’s flavors and food in 2018

2018 is witnessing an influx of new flavors invigorate the taste buds as imaginative chefs, aspirational start-ups, and a competitive established market vies for your attention. But consumers aren’t just wary of cost, our appetites increasingly whet by originality, convenience and, importantly, a more health-conscious approach to our diets. That’s …

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