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EU Commission warns Greece over waste management on Corfu

The European Commission has sent a stern warning to Greece claiming it is violating European Union environmental laws with regard to waste management on the Ionian island of Corfu. “The Commission is calling on Greece to ensure that EU waste legislation is implemented on the ground in Corfu Island,” the …

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Indignant citizens turn to prosecutor as Zakynthos sinks in tons of garbage

Residents of Zakynthos turned to justice and sought the assistance of public prosecutor in order to find a solution to the tons of garbage laying on the streets over the festive days. The problem is not new. However, after the rain on Thursday spread the garbage across the streets, a …

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Municipality workers loses hand when bag with Court waste explodes

A municipality worker in Patras lost his left hand when a bag he was carrying to the local landfill exploded. The circumstance of the explosion raise many question-marks as the worker had picked the bag together with other waste from a local court. According to a statement by the Patras …

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Ghost-Building Costs Greek Tax-Payers €62K Per Month

While wages and pensions are sharply cut and the extraordinary taxes kneel millions of  Greek households , the state continues to be generous with public money. This modern and yawing empty building in the North of Athens was rent by the Greek Finance Ministry in April 2010 (one month before Greece officially …

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