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Transfer of water utilities’ majority stakes to Privatization Fund is unconstitutional, rules Greece top court

Greece’s top court, the Council of State, ruled on Friday that the transfer of the controlling stake of Athens Water SA and Thessaloniki Water SA to the Hellenic Corporation of Assets & Participation (HCAP), the privatization fund, is unconstitutional. The Council of State said that under the constitution the Greek …

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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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Uranium found in village water by Volvi Lake. How comes?

Greek authorities have found high levels of radioactive uranium in the tab water of the village Mikrokomi in Volvi Municipality, northern Greece. They have warned the 50 residents of the village against the consumption of tab water for drinking and cooking and in favor of bottled water. The warning has …

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And There was Light! Power fully restored on Hydra island

Power supply on the island of Hydra has been fully restored 34 hours after a black out paralyzed the touristic destination in the Saronic Gulf and brought locals and visitors on the verge of a nervous breakdown. The power outage occurred at 5:30 on Sunday morning (August 26 2018). The …

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Hydra island without power and water supply for more than 16 hours

Locals, weekend visitors and tourists on the island of Hydra in the Saronic Gulf remain without electricity and water since early Sunday morning, August 26th 2018. According to media reports, a power outage, a black out,  occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday and affected also the water supply …

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East Attica Fire info: Food, water Solidarity with fire-hit citizens

Food, water and basic needs items are being collected at the Municipality Shop of Nea Makri, Marathonos Leoforos/Avenue 104. Who ever wants to offer the above mentioned items, can do it the Municipality Shop. These items for the citizens hit by the fires, who can go to the shop and …

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Thessaloniki: After the water problem, power cuts up to 7 hours

Slowly but gradually water supply was restored in Thessaloniki on Saturday evening allowing thousands of people to enjoy a shower under running tap water for the first time after Tuesday. The water was back in the network sometime in early afternoon. However, it was cut again as it was very …

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40% of Thessaloniki without water, after big damage in main water pipeline

Forty percent of households and businesses in Greece’s second largest city  Thessaloniki have been left without tap water. The problem started on Tuesday due to a big damage in the main water pipeline of Aravisos that supplies with water the urban complex of the city together with the river of …

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Full privatization of water companies in Athens & Thessaloniki cancelled

The full privatization of water companies EYDAP in Athens and EYATH in Thessaloniki has been cancelled. Only a percentage of stakes will be sold to private investors, while the majority will remain to the state; it has already returned to the state from the Greek Privatization Fund HARDF. The procedure …

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City of Athens opens A/C halls for vulnerable, appeals “Water for Strays” during heat wave

Prolonged heat wave: The Athens Municipality has opened six air-conditioned halls across the city especially for the vulnerable groups of the society who cannot afford to have an A/C or even a fan run in their homes. The halls will be open from 08:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m.  all thought …

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Extra Levy on Water for Greece households and farmers for the sake of water companies privatization

Not one day passes without an extra charge, a one more charge that empties the Greek pockets and pushes thousands into poverty. Whether unemployed, low-pensioner, vulnerable group of the society, whether employee or entrepreneur, the nightmare of additional financial burden does not stop. Out of the blue, here comes an …

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